Executive Vice President
Vic Galanis, an Executive Vice President at Colliers International, is a trusted real estate advisor to many of the most acclaimed professional service firms, IT businesses and industry-leading corporations and public institutions in the Intermountain Area. He specializes in headquarters and regional office assignments, multi-location site selection, relocation, expansion, and consolidations requirements, acquisitions and sale/leaseback transactions. Over the last five years he has delivered his client’s $205 million dollars increased profitability through their strategic use of real estate.
Galanis moved to Colliers International from CBRE where he was a top producing office broker in CBRE’s Southwest Region for 2016 & 2017. He is also the recipient of Utah’s CCIM 2018 Specialty Broker of the Year Award.
Galanis provides a strategic multi-disciplinary team approach to his clients, utilizing experts in workplace strategies, location and labor analytics, capital markets, debt and equity and project management. He is a member of SIOR, an elite group of 3,000 members worldwide. Galanis was the 2017 recipient of the award for the Largest Dollar Volume Member-to-Member Office Transaction within SIOR. Galanis is also a member of Colliers Colliers’ Tenant Advisory Council (TAC), an 80-member group of elite office tenant rep brokers globally.
2013, 2015 - Finalist SIOR of The Year
2016, 2017 - CBRE Top producing office broker Southwest Region
2017 - SIOR of The Year.
2017 - Largest Dollar Volume Member-to-Member Office Transaction globally within SIOR.
2018 - Utah’s CCIM Specialty Broker of the Year Award.
Memberships & Involvements
Salt Lake City - Downtown
Before joining Colliers International, Chris Kirk joined CBC Advisors in early 2017 as managing director of the newly expanded downtown Salt Lake City office. As an office specialist, Chris believes in the value of long-term relationships. Close attention to client requirements is the foundation of his career in the commercial real estate industry. Chris earns he trust and confidence of his clients through hard work, dedication and effective performance. He is particularly interested in locating businesses new to Utah market.
Prior to joining CBC Advisors, Chris was consistently a top five producer at Cushman & Wakefield | Commerce in Salt Lake City. Over two decades of experience in the commercial real estate business enables Chris to bring real estate transactions to timely and successful completion. He knows the Utah office market, and he recognized both the problems and the opportunities present at all points of the market cycle. In 2009, Chris was recognized for significant transaction per square foot leased in a down economy.
Chris is among a select group of commercial real estate agents who have achieved the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) designation. He is the current Utah Chapter President and is the current Trustee for the SIOR Foundation. He has also taught commercial real estate continuing education courses and is honored to be presenting the Utah Office Market Report at the 2019 National Association of Industrial and Office Professionals (NAIOP) Commercial Real Estate Symposium. Chris is a board member of the Alliance House, a non-profit public service organization, where he lead the housing committee addressing homelessness.
A graduate of the University of Utah, Chris has studied in Europe. He is a global traveler and an avid skier, fly fisher, mountaineer and surfer. For over ten years Chris has organized an annual ski event for industry professionals and clients to gather from around the country, build relationships and ski Utah resorts. Chris draws on a wide range of experience to understand his clients and serve their commercial real estate interests. He and his wife Johanna enjoy living in Utah, where they are raising their twin teen daughters.
Salt Lake City - Downtown
Travis Yates is a trusted real estate advisor, specializing in assisting companies with the strategic planning and execution of their real estate requirements. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and include companies with real estate portfolios consisting of local, regional, national and international locations.
Travis integrates his experience, market knowledge, analytical skills, and a multitude of strategies to help his clients with reducing real estate costs and maximizing the use and value of their real estate. He works with his clients every step of the process to effectively and timely complete new leases, lease renewals, relocations, expansions, consolidations, headquarters requirements, subleases, property purchases, property sales, sale leasebacks and joint ventures. Travis views his clients as a long-term partnership built on trust, reliability, responsiveness and high-quality service. His efforts have resulted in millions of dollars in savings and capital generated for his clients.
Travis has been working in the real estate industry since 2009. Prior to his real estate career, Travis worked for Morgan Stanley. Outside the office, Travis enjoys boating, golfing, camping, snowboarding and sports. He is a seasoned traveler, having explored over 30 countries, including an epic trip around the globe in 2012. A Utah native, Travis enjoys volunteering and living close to family and friends where he and his wife Brittany are raising their two daughters Hannah & Charlie and their son Jack.