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Rick Knauf | Colliers | Silicon Valley

Rick Knauf

Executive Vice President

License # CA 00823386

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Professional Summary

Rick has been in the commercial real estate industry for 39 years and has a diverse background including 31 years in commercial brokerage and 8 years in residential development.  He specializes in land sales with a diverse background and real estate experience including sales, leasing, land acquisition & securing entitlements for in-fill developments.  While in the development business, Rick was instrumental in fueling the growth of two prominent development companies and acquired sites valued in excess of $95 million.  

Combining his extensive brokerage and development experience allows Rick to work closely with his clients to identify opportunities while achieving the best price and terms for their real estate.  His understanding of the market, development process and land pro-forma analysis places Rick in the unique position to provide his clients the best alternatives to maximize the value of their real estate.  

He has consistently been a top producer and has received numerous production awards from Colliers International as well as Broker of the Year from the Association of Silicon Valley Brokers.


  • Broker of the Year Award from the Association of Silicon Valley Brokers
  • Colliers International’s annual recognition for excellence
  • Santa Clara University Board of Fellows
  • SAMCEDA Board of Directors


BSC in Finance from Santa Clara University

Memberships & Involvements

  • Member, Colliers National  Land Group
  • Association of Silicon Valley Brokers
  • Urban Land Institute


Property Type



Land Advisory

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