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Tim Ruffin | Colliers | Reno

Tim Ruffin

Executive Vice President

License # NV-BS.0040397

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Professional Summary

Tim is an Executive Vice President of office services at the Colliers International Reno office. He has handled commercial real estate in the Reno area since 1997.

In addition, Tim is very active in community affairs and serves on many boards and panels. He was a Board member of the St. Mary’s Foundation, Board member of the Knights of St. John and the Reno Philharmonic Board of Directors.

Tim served as Assistant Governor for the seven Rotary clubs in Reno and Sparks from 2003 to 2006, He was also the Resource Development Chair for the United Way of the Sierra’s in 2009. He was on the Washoe County OEC from 2003 to 2011 and he was on the DRI Research Park Board from 1999 to 2006. He was on the Nevadaworks Board from 2003 to 2008. He served on the University of Reno President’s Advisory Panel, The Airservice Task Force, and the RTC Public Transportation Blue Ribbon Panel.

He currently serves on the Advisors to Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO, the Meadows Bank Community Board, Truckee River Corridor Management Plan Core Group and serves on the Finance Committee for the Catholic Diocese of Reno.


Tim was named Office Broker of the Decade after winning Office Broker of the year for 8 of the last 10 years at the Summit Awards. He has a total of 10 Summit Awards. In 1998 prior to joining Colliers, Tim received the Distinguished Achievement Award at CB Richard Ellis for the Northwest United States. Since 1997, he has completed over 1,200 commercial real estate transactions representing over five million square feet of office properties. He was the Top Producer for the Colliers International Reno Office from 1999 to 2008 and 2010 to 2016. Tim earned his CCIM designation in August of 1998 and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtor (SIOR) designation in May of 2001. Tim was the 2013 Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce. He was the 2012 President of the Northern California SIOR Chapter. He was the 2005 President of WIN. He was the 2001 President of Reno Central Rotary. He was the 2000 President of the Northern Nevada CCIM Chapter Reno/Sparks Rotarian of the Year 2012-2013


Tim holds a BS from Kansas State University in Finance (1979) and a MBA from the University of Missouri in Kansas City in Accounting (1982).


LBA, Fritz Companies CM Capital Employers, Alere Medical, Pasha Group, Lemons Grundy & Eisenberg, Schultz Financial, Mountain High Investments, JBR, Environmental Swift Communications Prospect Education Corporate Service Center Terra Gen, Aspen Reinsurance Bauserman Group Contractors Labor Pool Davidson Group, RBC Financial Services, Diamond Vault, Dunham Trust, Freedom Road Finance, Great Basin Internet Services, Tahoe Resources Inc, Kinross Gold, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, PC Doctor, Transworld Health Systems, Wells Fargo Bank, Wells Gaming




Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

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