Chief Executive Officer
Gary Shaw serves as Regional Managing Director for Colliers. Prior to assuming this role, Gary was President and Designated Broker of Arcadia Management Group, a leading commercial real estate firm providing property management, facility management and tenant/capital improvement services across the United States. In October 2022, Colliers and Arcadia partnered to enhance service delivery for clients of both firms.
In his role, Gary directs the strategy and vision for the leasing and management of more than 500 income-producing commercial real estate properties totalling approximately 50 million square feet of Arcadia-managed space in key growth markets across the U.S. He also provides direct oversight of Arcadia’s tenant/capital improvement services. In response to market demand, Gary launched a Construction Management Division in 2021.
Drawing from his early career in computer technology and sales, Gary develops and deploys strategies with a strong emphasis on property technology, using best-in-class software platforms and his own patented assets to streamline processes and maximize results. His expertise in Yardi accounting software, vendor management and facilities operations allows the firm to add value through process efficiencies, tenant retention and operating expense savings.
As head of the Arcadia organization since 2008 and an Arcadia employee since 1998, Gary applies his expertise across multiple client profiles, from large-scale office, industrial and retail developments to niche lifestyle properties, and from single investors to large public institutions.
- Led a team of 170 industry professionals that manages a portfolio covering more than a dozen US markets
- Established and opened a construction management division for Arcadia in 2021
- Oversaw a management portfolio covering more than 50 million square feet
Gary holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Programs from Arizona State University and is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the states of Arizona, California and Washington. Arcadia also earned the Accredited Management Organization® (AMO®) distinction from the Institute of Real Estate Management® (IREM®), an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®.