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Mark Parten | Colliers | Minneapolis - St. Paul

Mark Parten

Chief Operating Officer

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Professional Summary

As Chief Operating Officer of Colliers International-MN, Mark Parten leads the Real Estate Management, Project Management, Architecture, Engineering and Property Services companies, as well as the Workplace Innovation vertical. . Mark’s entrepreneurial approach and ability to provide clients with comprehensive strategic results have resulted in growth, year after year. His in-depth knowledge of the industry and market have been instrumental in expanding Colliers International’s presence in the Twin Cities market.

Mark’s comprehensive vision and drive for excellence has helped to establish Collier’s International, MN's goal of providing exceptional service while creating value within clients' real estate portfolios.   Prior to his promotion to Chief Operating Officer in 2017, Mark successfully integrated the Real Estate Management division with the Colliers leasing, investment sales, and marketing professionals, providing strategic and innovative solutions to achieve client goals.

Mark’s motivational leadership and strategic approach ensure that all members of his teams are positioned for success on behalf of a diverse group of institutional and entrepreneurial clients. He is skilled at optimizing internal operations and leveraging core strengths and relationships, enabling him to provide direction and leadership for the organization.

Mark has more than 20 years of industry experience, having managed properties in the Chicago and Twin Cities markets.  Prior to joining Colliers International in 2005, Mark worked at CB Richard Ellis in Minneapolis and before that at Heitman and Kennedy-Wilson Properties in Chicago.  Mark’s prior management experience has included Class A and B Office, Industrial, Retail and Multi-Family assets. 


Bachelors Degree, Gustavus Adolphus College - St. Peter, MN

Memberships & Involvements

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMA), Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR), Turnaround Management Association (TMA), YMCA Community Board Member



Asset Resolution Services, Bank REO, Property and Facilities Management

Service Lines

Corporate Solutions, Real Estate Management Services, Project Management

Property Type

Industrial, Land, Office, Multifamily, Retail

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