Authority on High-Rise Buildings Selects Colliers Just as Tech Revolution Makes San Francisco Home to New Knowledge-based Economy
SAN FRANCISCO – September 27, 2017 –In its continuing campaign to provide clients with expertise above and beyond that of its competitors in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the West, Colliers International has announced the addition of Markus Shayeb, an experienced and recognized authority on office properties throughout the Bay Area with an emphasis on tenant representation and advisory services. He will hold the title of Senior Vice President and be based in the brokerage firm’s San Francisco office.
“I am really proud to report that Mr. Shayeb is now a part of the Colliers team,” said Executive Managing Director Alan Collenette, who oversees the San Francisco, Sacramento and Marin County offices for Colliers. “He exemplifies our collaborative, harmonious culture, and is respected by everyone in the real estate community for his professional achievements and list of tenant-rep clients that reads like a Who’s Who of both technology firms and high-level professional services companies.”
This addition is another key step in the overall growth of Colliers’ San Francisco office in particular, and to its expanding office properties division in the West and the U.S., and should telegraph to its current and prospective clients alike that the firm intends to continue providing the most specialized and effective representation in every segment of the industry, Collenette noted.
“I’m excited to be joining Colliers’ well-established San Francisco office, and looking forward to collaborating with such highly regarded professionals in order to leverage and share my expertise,” said Shayeb. “I am looking forward to quickly contributing to Colliers’ well-known achievements in these two market sectors as San Francisco increasingly becomes the financial center of the U.S. economy.”
With some 25 years’ experience in the Bay Area representing a long list of clients in what is arguably the most dynamic office market in the nation, he has carved out a niche advising many of highest profile office tenants with their office space needs both throughout the U.S. and the West. Clients he has worked with include Aechelon Technology, Nestle, American President Lines, PlanetOut, California Medical Association, Sapient Corporation, Compuware, Shakey’s Restaurants, Liberty Mutual, Toda America, Maersk Shipping, and advertising firm WPP, among others.
“Our strategic goals in the West have been to retain our current top achievers and then to recruit only the most accomplished experts in every category of commercial real estate, especially those who work within the tech-firm office universe, which in San Francisco it is a world unto itself,” said Collenette, who has led the office’s record growth. “When there is an opportunity to recruit an expert like Marcus Shayeb, who has transacted some of the largest and most complicated office leases and sales in the City’s history, we won’t hesitate to compete for his services.”
Meantime, as the nation’s traditional factory-based East Coast financial centers lose their once iron-clad cachet in favor of the new knowledge-based economy powered by technology companies that are all in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, Seattle and San Diego, it is evident that the West is on the rise as the nation’s new financial powerhouse, noted Collenette.
“Let’s face it, would you rather shovel snow out of your driveway so you can get your car out of your garage to go to work,” Collenette asked. “Or, would you rather ride a bike in perfect weather to your office?”