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John Obeid | Colliers | Parsippany

John Obeid

Senior Director, Tri-State Suburban, Research

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John Obeid leads the research operation for the NJ office of Colliers International as Senior Director of Research.  With more than 8 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, John’s research expertise spans across multiple business lines, including office, industrial and retail.

John joined Colliers International in 2014 and is primarily focused on creating a business development strategy in research with a concentration on analytics and output. He is responsible for monthly and quarterly market reports, quarterly market reports and overall maintenance of the company’s research databases. He also coordinates with all of Colliers’ business lines to extract appropriate market data to conduct asset-level analysis for Colliers’ clients. Prior to joining Colliers John led the New Jersey research department at CBRE.


John uses his experience to advise brokers on current market trends and helps enable them to deliver the best results for their clients.


Bachelor of Science- Marketing Management/Economics- St. Peter's University, Jersey City




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Featured Research

Jul 19, 2021

New Jersey Office Market Report Q2 2021

As New Jersey starts to re-emerge from the pandemic and with employees slowly returning to the office, the amount of newly available large blocks of space slowed during the last month of the second quarter. Still, the uncertainty has resulted in a glut of sublease space returning to the market, which now accounts for 17.2% of the total available space – the highest level since the height of the global financial crisis in 2009.
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Jul 19, 2021

New Jersey Industrial Market Report Q2 2021

New Jersey's industrial market continued to benefit from a shift in consumer buying habits that resulted in a record first half of the year. Leasing activity reached 29.1 million square feet (MSF) at the halfway mark, compared to 19.3 MSF last year and 21.3 MSF during the same period in 2019. Strong demand reduced the availability rate to record lows, which drove the average asking rent to an all-time high.
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Apr 16, 2021

New Jersey Industrial Market Report Q1 2021

Over the past year, COVID-19 had a profound impact on New Jersey’s Industrial market. Social distancing mandates has accelerated the shift toward online shopping, a trend that will likely stick and be a permanent part of consumer buying habits. This has increased demand for both distribution and cold storage space as online grocery shopping persists. As such, industrial demand has been boosted by the e-commerce and logistics industry, increasing the shortage of an already limited supply of big-box warehouses.
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Featured News

Apr 10, 2018

N.J. Industrial Leasing Climbs in Q1 2018, Office Activity Mixed

Colliers' first quarter market snapshots show that industrial leasing is 9 percent higher than 5 year average and office leasing is a mixed bag.
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Jan 9, 2018

NJ industrial leasing surges in fourth quarter reports on Colliers' analysis of the New Jersey industrial market as of year-end 2017.
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