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Jim Shipman | Colliers | Boise

Jim Shipman

Managing Owner | Market Leader

License # ID # DB46889 / OR # 201237182

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Professional Summary

Jim serves as the Managing Partner and Market Leader for the Colliers Idaho offices (Boise, Nampa, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls and Pocatello). In this role, he oversees all aspects of the brokerage and property management services, business development and departmental objectives. Jim is licensed as a Broker in Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and Oregon, providing clients access to multiple markets throughout the West. 

Prior to joining Colliers, Jim was an Executive Vice President & Partner at Phillips Edison & Company.  Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Jim helped complete over $300M of ground-up development and acquisition of net-lease properties throughout the United States.  

Jim was CEO and President of HGM Medical Lasers based in Salt Lake City, Utah which manufactured and distributed lasers worldwide. He oversaw all aspects of the business, including procurement, manufacturing, engineering, regulatory compliance, sales & marketing and accounting.  He increased value of the company tenfold at the time of the sale and was honored with a nomination for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the turn-around of the business. 

Jim’s professional experience also includes 25 years as an attorney practicing almost exclusively in real estate services.  He practiced with Isaacson, Rosenbaum, Woods & Levy in Denver, Colorado and Parsons Behle & Latimer in Salt Lake City, Utah. 


2022 CEO of Influence Award - Idaho Business Review
Nominee Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 
Honored Professional - National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals 


Jim has a  Bachelor of Arts, History and Public Policy degree from Duke University.  He is also a graduate of the University of Denver, College of Law, JD and Daniels College of Business, MBA.   While attending Duke, he was a member of the Men's Varsity Baseball team. 

Memberships & Involvements

  • Member of North Carolina, Colorado and Utah Bar Associations 
  • Designated Real Estate Broker - Idaho
  • Responsible Broker - Wyoming 
  • Supervising Broker - Montana 
  • Real Estate Sales Agent - Utah 
  • Principal Broker - Oregon
  • Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho (Former Member, Board of Directors)
  • Howe Sportsdata International (Former Member, Board of Directors) 
  • Adams Camp for Developmentally Disabled Children (Former Member, Board of Directors)
  • Salt Lake Arts Center (Former Member, Board of Directors)
  • Former Head Coach of the East High School Baseball Team in Salt Lake City 


Walgreens, 7Eleven, Family Dollar, Mattress Firm, Advance Auto Parts, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Del Taco, Starbucks, Raising Canes, Aspen Dental, Winco Foods, Carl's Jr., Weingarten Group, American Ski Company, Hines Development and Prentiss Properties, Home Depot, Fifth/Third Bank, BMO Harris and Prologis Trust.  



Asset Management, Business Development, Business Space Lease Advisory, Consultancy Services, Corporate Transaction and Portfolio Management, Cost Management, Financial Analysis, Fund Management, Law Firm Services, Lease Administration, Lease Advisory, Portfolios

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Capital Markets, Corporate Capital Solutions, Real Estate Management Services

Featured News

Oct 24, 2022

Idaho Press names Colliers a Winner of the Idaho Top Workplaces 2022 Award

Colliers recognized as the top Commercial Real Estate Firm in Idaho for the second year in a row!
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Feb 25, 2022

Colliers' Jim Shipman, Managing Owner & Partner honored with CEO of Influence Award

Idaho Business Review Unveils the 2022 CEO of Influence Award Honorees
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