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John McCarthy | Colliers | Minneapolis - St. Paul

John McCarthy

Senior Vice President

License # 705347

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Professional Summary

As a Senior Vice President for the MSP Investment Services Group, John McCarthy specializes in the sale of single and multi-tenant office and industrial properties with a focus in office and industrial dispositions. With over 30 years of experience in the Commercial Real Estate industry, John has had experience with tenant representation, investment property sales, and hands-on management of institutionally owned office and industrial buildings completing over 4,700 transactions across over 75 million square feet. John is also widely known as the Opportunity Zone expert throughout the Twin Cities and nationally.


  • Broker of the Year, Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR), 2011
  • Past President of the Miinnesota Commercial Association of Realtors
  • Longterm Big Brother for  the BBBS program in Minneapolis & St Paul
  • FAA-certified drone pilot


Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate Finance from St. Cloud State University

Memberships & Involvements

  •  Member, National Association of Industrial & Office Parks  (NAIOP)
  • Member, Minnesota Commercial Association of Commercial Realtors
  •  Former member, board of directors, Minnesota Commercial Property Exchange
  •  Former board of directors, Real Financial Center
  •  Past president, Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR)


Service Lines

Capital Markets

Property Type

Industrial, Office

My Team

Featured Research

Aug 12, 2022

2022 Mid-Year Industrial Review - Minneapolis-St. Paul Investment Services

The latest insights on inflation and the increasing federal funds rate and trending large Minneapolis portfolio trades, as well as a comprehensive list of investment sales closed so far this year.
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Jul 15, 2022

Q2 2022 Office Market Report Minneapolis St Paul

Overall, during the second quarter, the market witnessed a decline in demand with the exception of premier Class A space. Newly built, newly renovated or spec suite spaces account for virtually all new leasing. Smaller users still are dominating activity while larger users continue to right size as they renew. Overall the Twin Cities office market saw nearly a half million square feet of negative absorption.
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Apr 21, 2022

Q1 2022 Office Market Report Minneapolis St Paul

The Q1 2022 Office Market followed the trend of the rest of 2021 in taking a wait-and-see approach, although, relatively speaking, the end of the year finished with far more promise than just six months prior.
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Featured News

Jan 12, 2022

Colliers Facilitates Sale of 83,000-Square-Foot Industrial Warehouse in Greater Twin Cities

High Demand for Industrial Product Spurs Rapid Year-End Closing
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Sep 24, 2021

Colliers completes sale of a 22-building, 1.9 million-square-foot industrial infill portfolio

Office and Industrial Investment Services Team negotiages sale to Nicola Wealth Real Estate Acquisitions
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