Executive Vice President
License # CA-00789385
As a Commercial Real Estate expert, passionate about delivering exceptional service, I pride myself on not only my depth of experience in the Silicon Valley market, but the relationships I have built.
My role as Executive Vice President focuses on tenant representation across the Bay Area, specializing in the Life Sciences and Technology sectors. I bring to my clients not only a wealth of relationships and experience, but creative strategies to deliver them solutions that match their needs both now, and into the future.
I am an agile operator, partnering with both emerging and market leading tenants, helping navigate through what is often a complex process, with ease and support. Throughout my career I have built a litany of resources, exclusively available to my clients, to facilitate transitions into new spaces and maximize efficiencies.
My track record speaks to my negotiation experience with lease and building sales transactions totaling; over 13 million square feet and over $8 billion in total consideration.
With more than 30 years experience representing a broad range of commercial tenants, I pride myself on my commitment to not only transact on behalf of my clients but also to align as a strategic partner to their interests and property strategy.
Consistently recognized as a top performer within my field at Colliers International and by the Silicon Valley Broker Association, I credit my success to an unwavering commitment to my clients and my ability to evolve and adapt strategy to meet the shifts within the market.
The Professional Expertise You Want
She is also a former member of the Board of Directors and is an equity stakeholder in the company. Her professional recognition includes:
• Fourth highest producer in Northern California, Top 3% producer in the entire company
• Nominated for the Silicon Valley Broker Association (SVBA) Hall of Fame award
• Recipient of Michael Murphy Award, in recognition of contributions in both leadership and community service
• Twice voted “Outstanding Office Leasing Associate of Silicon Valley Brokers” and “Broker of the Year”
• Consistently achieved 90/10 status at Colliers, a performance benchmark reserved exclusively for the company’s most elite performers
University of Southern California; Cambridge University
Memberships & Involvements
- Colliers International Life Sciences Practice Group
- Alta Partners
- American Heart Association
- BioNex Solutions
- Engie - formerly Green Charge Networks
- GSR Ventures
- JP Morgan Chase
- Palantir Technologies
- Presidio Ventures
- NetLine Corporation
- Robert Half International
- State of CA
- Zoll Circulation Inc
References available on request.
Executive Vice President
San Francisco Peninsula
Since joining Colliers International, Doug has completed over 5 million square feet of consulting, leasing and sales transactions. His experience includes work with local, national and international tenants and landlords in office, research and development (R&D) and industrial properties.
Shortly after joining the firm, Doug accepted an invitation to become an owner of Colliers International. During his tenure at Colliers, Doug has led the firm’s Silicon Valley Office Group, helped open a new office in Palo Alto and has been a member of the firm’s Broker and Life Science Steering Committees. In 2014, Doug served on the firm’s Board of Directors. Doug has also been a Colliers Everest Club member (top 10% producer nationally).
Prior to joining Colliers International, Doug was a member of the John Buck Company’s Sears Tower marketing team in Chicago, Illinois. At John Buck, Doug and his team helped Sears Roebuck redevelop, reposition and ultimately release 1.5 million square feet of vacant space in the 3.9 million square foot building. Prior to John Buck, Doug worked as a loan officer for Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco in commercial and real estate lending.
Doug holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. At Northwestern University, he was the first recipient of the Bennett Honorarium Real Estate Award and was President of the school’s Real Estate Club. Doug received his BA in Economics from U.C. Davis.
Doug is active in community involvement. He is a Board Member of Foundation for the Future and is an Assistant Scout Master in his son's Boy Scout Troop. Doug has been involved in East Palo Alto Kids Foundation (EPAK) as well as fundraising for Multiple Sclerosis.
Jake Smart is a Vice President in Colliers’ Silicon Valley office. Jake is a founding partner of Colliers' Silicon Valley Agency Services, which provides real estate advisory to a wide range of institutional owners, developers, and technology companies in the Greater Silicon Valley. In his spare time, Jake also serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Silicon Valley Brokers (ASVB).
Jake received his B.S. in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2014. After doing some travel, he moved to San Francisco where he spent the next few years in an enterprise sales role at technology startup, Yelp. Jake has been with Colliers since 2017.
From 2017 to 2021, Jake was a member of Occupier Services Bay Area (OSBA) in Silicon Valley. He was involved in all aspects of corporate real estate transactions teaming with an exceptional group of brokers, financial analysts, and project coordinators to offer comprehensive brokerage solutions to corporate occupier clients. With this background, Jake offers a unique skillset to institutional ownership groups as a strategic advisor on Silicon Valley asset leasing.
Some of Jake’s hobbies include golfing, traveling, biking, and skiing. Jake currently resides in San Francisco, CA.
Senior Vice President
John Colyar is a Senior Vice President in the Colliers Silicon Valley office. John partners with Colliers Silicon Valley Agency Services to provide real estate advisory to a wide range of institutional owners, developers, and technology companies in the Silicon Valley. John's extensive experience working with high growth startups to global corporations provides a value service line to both Landlord operators and Tenants in developing a tailored real estate strategy to meet their needs.
John joined Colliers International in 2012 after competing domestically and internationally as a professional golfer, upon graduation from Santa Clara University. While at Santa Clara, John was a two time all West Coast Conference selection and Team Captain of the nationally ranked men’s golf team. Professionally, John spent six years competing on the Canadian, Korn Ferry, and South African tours.
John took his leadership skill, discipline, and work ethic to Colliers International following his professional golf career.
John is actively connected with Santa Clara University, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. At Santa Clara, he is a Bronco Bench Trustee and was involved in the inception of Santa Clara University’s Mentorship Program. This program partners existing Santa Clara student athletes with Silicon Valley professionals, in a mentorship relationship, to prepare for life after college.
John resides in Willow Glen with his wife Jessica, and daughter Claire.