Executive Vice President
License # NV-BS.0144599.LLC
Melissa is an Executive Vice President with Colliers International. Her area of specialization is office properties and her focus includes landlord and tenant representation in leasing and sales. Melissa served as the Executive Managing Director of the Reno office from 2015 to 2020.
Melissa is an active member of the community and has served on many boards, foundations and committees. She is the past president of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and the College of Business Alumni Association (COBAA), as well as now being a lifetime Emeritus member.
Currently she is on the US Bank Advisory Board and a board member of EDAWN Board of Trustees. In addition, she is a member of the Northern Nevada CCIM Chapter, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), Economic Development Authority of Northern Nevada (EDAWN), and the Northern Nevada/California Society of Office and Industrial Realtors (SIOR) Chapter. Melissa is a graduate of the Leadership Reno-Sparks Class of 2009. She founded The Group in 2006 to help collaboration among women in business.
Melissa is a native Nevadan and enjoys the outdoor activities Northern Nevada offers, along with her husband Brian, daughter Charlotte, son Brennen and their two dogs. She is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys running, triathlons, Bikram yoga and cross-country skiing.
Since joining the firm in 2005, she has been involved in nearly 900 transactions totaling approximately 6,318,490 square feet of office space. Melissa handles approximately 600,000 square feet of office properties in the Reno/Sparks area at any given time.
Melissa is a distinguished broker in the Northern Nevada market and has received numerous awards for her production as well as her dedication and community service. Melissa is consistently a top producer at Colliers International and has received Gold Level Achievement in 2011 and 2012 and has been awarded Platinum Level Achievement in 2013 through 2019. She was inducted into the Everest Club in 2018 and 2019 where her production levels were in the top 10% of Colliers International professionals in the US.
Melissa is a multi-time recipient of the coveted Summit Awards for production and volume in the Northern Nevada market. She has been named Overall Top Broker in Northern Nevada in 2018 for her production level among her peers in all service lines, she has received the Office Broker of the Year Award in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 for production level among office brokers. She was also awarded the Largest Office Lease in Northern Nevada in 2015, SIOR’s Top Office Lease in 2018 and 2019, Top Office Sale in 2018 and 2019, and most number of transactions in 2018 and 2019 for a small market. In addition, she has received the CREW Impact Award in 2014 for her collaboration among CREW Members as well as a multi-time recipient of the CREW Deal of the Year for working with the most number of CREW Members. In 2016 the Women’s Council of Realtors named her in the Top Ten Women in Real Estate and she received the 20 Under 40 award in 2015 by the Reno Gazette Journal and Young Professionals Network.
Melissa has held the Certified Commercial Investment Member Designation (CCIM) since 2009 and her Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) designation since 2015. Both designations require members to be experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, asset management, valuation, and investment analysis.
Melissa is a graduate of the University of Nevada Reno and holds a degree in marketing and a minor in journalism. While at UNR she held numerous executive positions in Delta Sigma Pi, the University’s business fraternity. She was a presenter of the 2006 award-winning American Advertising Federation’s IMC Advertising Competition Team.
In 2009, Melissa was named the University’s Outstanding Young Alumnus by the Alumni Association.
Memberships & Involvements
SIOR, CCIM, CREW
LBA Realty, Bank of the West, ABR, Blackfire Real Estate Investors, Schultz Financial Group, Fritz Duda Ryder Homes, Landcap Partners, First Independent Bank, Junior Achievement, Equilibrium LLC, Gonzo Properties, WELLTOWER, Spanish Springs Medical LLC, Guinasso Law, Wells Gaming Research, Trinity Applied Internet, Arrohealth, Teleperformance, Henriksen Butler, BJG Engineers, Architects, Freedom Road Finance, Sanchez Wealth Management, Open Window Financial, Bowers Wealth Management, Care Services, Junior Achievement, Washoe County, Washoe County School District, University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, Job Opportunities in Nevada (JOIN), Renew MD, Reno Hearing, Dr. Mark Schumacher, Dr. Dan Caruso, Thunder Pain Management Galena Sport Physical Therapy and Pulmonary Medicine Associates (PMA), Lakeside Animal Hospital, Aland Family Dentistry, Leland Orthodontics