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Colin Russell | Colliers | Portland

Colin Russell

Vice President, Industrial

License # 200810006

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Professional Summary

Colin Russell has been an active member of the commercial real estate industry for the past 12+ years. His areas of expertise include landlord and tenant representation, investment sales, acquisitions and dispositions, and the sale of land for future development. Over his career he has represented a mix of local and national clients throughout the Portland Metro area.

Prior to joining Colliers in 2020, Colin spent over 10 years at locally owned Macadam Forbes, focusing on leasing and sales for both industrial and office assets. Preceding brokerage, Colin interned at Cushman and Wakefield and also worked in property management for Commonwealth Partners, where he contributed to the LEED Certification of Portland's KOIN Tower.



  • Between 2019 and 2020 Colin had a gross sales and lease transaction consideration of over $62,000,000
  • In 2014, Colin contributed to the three building Premier Press 1031 Transaction by bringing in the Buyer to purchase over 110,000 SF between two buildings. The transaction’s total volume was $23,400,000 and went on to win the 2015 Commercial Association of Brokers Bill Naito Award (Transaction of the Year).


Oregon State University - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Memberships & Involvements

Commercial Association of Brokers of Oregon and SW Washington


Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type


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2022 Q1 Portland Industrial Market Report

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Pacific Northwest Year in Review: 2020

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