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Michelle Needles | Colliers | Los Angeles - Downtown

Michelle Needles

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Market Solutions

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Professional Summary

Michelle joined Colliers in 2014 and serves as a leader within the Corporate Solutions team, specializing in Enterprise Solutions.   Leveraging over 20 years of experience advising clients in all aspects of their real estate holdings, Michelle is accomplished in the delivery of complex solutions both in solution design, as well as transaction execution and account management. 

As part of the Solutioning process, Michelle is an active Transition Leader, onboarding key account relationships, with a subject matter expertise in the global Transaction Management service delivery. Michelle has led multi-disciplinary global account transitions for Cummins, the International Monetary Fund, BAE Systems, Alcon, Driscoll’s, and others.

Michelle brings her passion for creating inclusive cultures to all aspects of her role and has been active in the Colliers’ Diversity and Inclusion Program since its inception.  Michelle has been serving as an Executive Champion for the North American program since 2017.


Michelle has driven numerous successful initiatives with current and former clients, highlights include:

-  Leadership of the Transaction Management transition for a 400 location global portfolio, including change management, process consultation, development of playbook materials and template creation.  

- Led the international site selection process, including labor analytics analysis and incentives research for an expanding multinational client, which resulted in three regional call center operations in LATAM, EMEA and APAC.

- Negotiated the LATAM regional HQ lease for a Fortune 50 client, with total lease value of $65MM USD.

- Reduced the EMEA regional footprint of a global Technology firm by over 33%, producing a savings of $12MM over the existing leasehold obligation as part of a post-merger portfolio realignment project, with a twelve-month window.

- HCL’s Red Ladder Unstoppable Women Award, 2020

- GlobeStreet’s 2020 Women of Influence Award, 2020

Michelle is an accomplished public speaker, and in January, 2019 she was a featured presenter at the TedX Hiernymous Park event.  Her talk, "Is That What She Said?" brought forth new ideas on how to manage commonly uncomfortable conversations.


Michelle is a graduate of the James Madison College at Michigan State University, holding a Bachelor of Arts in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy. 

While at Michigan State, Michelle was a member of the MSU Women's Rugby team and held various leadership positions with the Phi Mu Sorority.

Actively involved in local and regional charities, Michelle sits on the Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Missoula County and is a certified coach with USA Rugby, serving as a coach with the Bitterroot Valley Rugby Football Club high school girls' team.

Memberships & Involvements

Colliers Diversity & Inclusion Program:  Program Champion and Executive Steering Committee Member

IAOP:  RE/FM Chapter Chairwoman

Corenet:  Member

IAMC:  Member

ULI:  Member


Service Lines

Integrated Service Delivery

Property Type

Office, Industrial, Retail, Land


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