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Paul Bickford | Colliers | Minneapolis - St. Paul

Paul Bickford

Vice President

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Professional Summary

I am a broker in the Industrial Leasing and Brokerage division at Colliers International’s Minneapolis office. As a Vice President, I handle every step of the real estate process for my clients, including telephone prospecting, site searches, negotiating final leases or purchase agreement terms, and facilitating the construction and relocation process. I currently oversee a 1.9 million-square-foot portfolio of industrial properties on behalf of three institutional and two local owners.

I began my career at Colliers in 1988, and since then I have successfully completed more than 3,000 lease/sale transactions, totaling more than 50 million square feet, with an approximate lease/sale consideration of over $950 million.

The key to my success throughout my years in this industry has been my ability to grow and maintain a strong network of owners, tenants and brokers, enabling me to keep my portfolio fully leased. I take a hands-on approach to my business, and I work to achieve my client’s real estate goals in alignment with their overall business strategies.  My clients depend on my market knowledge and expertise to help guide their real estate decisions.


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Minneapolis St Paul Industrial Market Report Q3 2022

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Q2 2022 Industrial Market Report Minneapolis-St. Paul

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