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Shawn OBrien

Vice President

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Professional Summary

I bring a wealth of knowledge in brokerage and property development from my more than three decades of commercial real estate experience. I specialize in the site selection, redevelopment, land brokerage and development of retail and mixed-use properties. I also provide development consulting and both the acquisition and disposition of investment properties throughout Michigan. 

Prior ot my role as Vice President at Colliers, I was a Senior Vice President for a Lansing-based commercial real estate firm associated with CBRE for 19 years. 


  • Top 10% Colliers Everest Award 2021
  • Top 20 Retail Advisor CBRE 2001-2002
  • Sold or ground leased more than 450 acres of land over the past five years
  • More than $370 million in transaction volume over the past 15 years


Michigan State University

Bachelor of Arts - Marketing and Economics

Memberships & Involvements

  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Commercial Board of Realtors (CBOR) Member
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR) Member
  • Michigan Association of Realtors (MAR) Member
  • Realtors Land Institute (RLI) Member
  • Holy Cross Service fundraising committee volunteer 2019-2020
  • Volunteers of America board member 2018-2020
  • St. Vincent DePaul volunteer 2015-2017
  • Foundation for Haslett Schools board member 2006-2016
  • St. Martha's Parish/School fundraising committee
  • Knights of Columbus CCW Council 1006 volunteer and board member


Property Type

Land, Retail

Featured Research

Jan 19, 2023

H2 2022 Lansing Market Report

2022 was a tale of “two halves” for the Lansing commercial real estate market. As the first half started strong, the second half slowed significantly, in part due to the Federal Reserve increasing interest rates over two percentage points in the final five months of the year. The retail, office and industrial sectors of the Lansing real estate market all showed a negative absorption for the second half of the year.
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Jul 28, 2022

Lansing H1 2022 Market Report

Lansing commercial real estate market shows signs of recovery
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Featured News

Nov 4, 2022

North Shore Health Services expands to 11,000-square-foot vacant office building

Colliers Lansing assists building owner in finding the right tenant
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Jun 9, 2022

Colliers Lansing celebrates three years serving clients in Lansing area

Colliers Lansing celebrates three years serving clients in Lansing area
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