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Jacob Pavlik


Research Manager

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Professional Summary

Jacob Pavlik joins the Colliers team after working in the Economic Development and Planning departments for the cities of Hillsboro, Oregon and Alexandria, Virginia, respectively.  At Colliers, he leads a team of researchers to  collect, analyze, and synthesize market data for Puget Sound and Portland. He loves the challenge of taking complex data and making it easily digestible for a wide audience. He assists brokers with research specific to their client's needs, including geovisualizatoin and micromarket analysis.

His authentic passion for commercial real estate is seen most clearly when Jacob explores his local urban ecosystem and travels to new cities around the world to see how they function and relate to each other. He likes to see the built environment adapt to the changing needs, desires, and behaviors of the people who populate it. These functions fit perfectly into Jacob's role as Research Manager, telling the story of how commercial real estate in the Pacific Northwest evolves over time.


2021 Portland Business Journal's Forty Under 40

2019 NAIOP/Portland State University Capstone Competition Winner

2019 Service Excellence Award Nominee

2019 SIOR Scholarship, Center for Real Estate, Portland State University

2019 Ashforth Pacific Endowed Real Estate Scholarship, Center for Real Estate, Portland State University


Bachelor of Arts in Geography with minors in Geographic Information Systems and Sustainability, magna cum laude, from The George Washington University

Master of Real Estate Development, from Portland State University

Memberships & Involvements

Urban Land Institute (2013 -- present), NAIOP (2017 -- present), Prism Health Community Advisory Board (2017 -- 2019), and the Human Rights Council of Washington County (Treasurer, 2017 -- 2019)


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Featured Research

Jan 11, 2022

Q4 2021 Seattle Office Market Report

Nearly two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began, it is clear that the impact to the office market is not as dire as some predicted in the middle of last year. Seattle CBD Class A asking rents have been between $57.21 full service and $57.28 since second quarter, only 4% below pre-pandemic rents of $59.59. Both landlords and tenants continue to take a wait and see approach. Without considerable defaults and bankruptcies as seen in prior recessions, market occupancy has not swung dramatically. Seattle CBD Class A direct vacancy and sublease space increased from 11.6% in Q1 2020 to 15.9% this quarter, demonstrating there is still healthy levels of occupancy in the market. The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has forced employers into a holding pattern on when to re-open their physical office space, a necessary step before the market can return to full activity.
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Jan 11, 2022

Q4 2021 Eastside Office Market Report

Riot Games’ purchase of Mercer Park from Ryan Companies/HAL Real Estate for $114 million marks the highest price fetched by an office property on Mercer Island. In addition to Riot Games’ building purchase, other tech companies in the gaming industry have been active in the market, including Epic Games. With increased digital connections, fostered by the pandemic, videogame makers have seen increased demand and revenue resulting in the need for more space. Despite the Omicron variant of Covid-19, the Eastside office market remains tight with only ten spaces available for any tenant in excess of 50,000 square feet. The outlook is positive for landlords and investors who now enjoy a market with high occupancy and increasing rents, but challenging for active tenants who have dwindling options.
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