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Rick Knauf

Executive Vice President

License # CA 00823386

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About

Professional Summary

Rick is the Executive Managing Partner of Colliers International’s San Francisco Peninsula Office and has been in the commercial real estate industry for 35 years – 27 years in commercial brokerage and 8 years in development. Rick specializes in Residential Land Sales. Rick’s diverse background and real estate experience includes leasing and sales, land acquisition and securing entitlements for in-fill developments. While in the development business, Rick was instrumental in fueling the growth of a local development company and acquired sites valued in excess of $85 million. He has consistently been a top producer and has received numerous production awards from Colliers International.

Over Rick's career, he has negotiated over 1,300 commercial lease or sale transactions on behalf of his clients in San Mateo County and Silicon Valley. Combining his extensive brokerage and development experience allows Rick to work closely with his clients to strategically identify their goals and objectives in order to arrive at the best real estate solutions. He has consistently been a top producer and has received numerous awards from Colliers as well as Broker of the Year Award from the Association of Silicon Valley Brokers. Rick is active in many local charities including Colliers International’s Links for Life Foundation and is a member of the Association of Silicon Valley Brokers, the Urban Land Institute, the Board of Fellows at Santa Clara University, and the Board of Directors for SAMCEDA.

Accomplishments

SAMCEDA Board of Directors
San Mateo County Economic Development

Broker of the Year Award from the Association of Silicon Valley Brokers

Santa Clara University Board of Fellows

Education

BSC in Finance from Santa Clara University

Memberships & Involvements

Urban Land Institute, Association of Silicon Valley Brokers, SAMCEDA, Santa Clara University Board of Fellows

Services

Property Type

Land

Specializations

Land Advisory

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