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Phil Arnautou | Colliers | San Francisco Peninsula

Phil Arnautou


Vice Chair

License # CA-00943774

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Professional Summary

Phil is a Partner in the Occupier Services Bay Area (OSBA), a Colliers group that exclusively represents tenants. He was formerly the Co-Chairman of Colliers International Partnership from 2005-2007 and a Director from 2004 to 2007.

Phil’s broad understanding of the impact of varying real estate structures on the financial statements of clients helps him successfully guide tenants through the process. He spent four years in Public Accounting with Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now commonly known as Deloitte). In 1989, he founded the Corporate Advisory Group in San Francisco where he used his background in Accounting and Real Estate simultaneously to benefit the tenants his group represents. He moved to the Silicon Valley Office of Colliers International in 1993 and then to the San Francisco Peninsula Office since it opened in 2012. Today, Occupier Services Bay Area (OSBA) manages a variety of large tenant portfolios of companies such as Oracle, LinkedIn, Adobe, Nvidia, Autodesk, Slack, and more.

Phil’s experience of over 30 years includes financial analysis, national and regional location analysis, site selection, facilities and long range planning, transaction structuring, off book financing, and financial statement impact analysis.


  • Inductee into Silicon Valley ASVB Hall of Fame - 2011
  • Office Lease of the Year,
  • Silicon Valley - 2011 (PWC)
  • Office Lease of the Year,
  • San Francisco - 2011 (Zynga)
  • Office/R&D Lease of the Year for the Suburban Market - 2012 (BioMarin)
  • Deal of the Year, Silicon Valley - 2012 (Facebook/Oracle)
  • 4th Largest Office Lease in San Francisco History (LinkedIn) - 2014
  • Colliers Everest Club - (Top 10% of The Americas)
  • Deal of the Year (Office), Silicon Valley - 2016 (LinkedIn/Google)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA – inactive)


BA in Business Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1983


  • Adobe Systems
  • Alta Vista
  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • BioMarin
  • Fair Isaac (FICO)
  • Fenwick & West
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • Goldman Sachs
  • J.P. Morgan
  • LinkedIn
  • Microsoft
  • MobiTV
  • NEC Electronics
  • Norwest Ventures Partners
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Nvidia
  • Okta
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Slack
  • Splunk
  • Telenav
  • Watkins Johnson
  • Zynga Inc.


Service Lines

Tenant Representation, Corporate Capital Solutions


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