Bill Swettenham | Colliers International | Sacramento

Bill Swettenham

Executive Vice President

License # 00866455

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Professional Summary

I have spent the last 35 years immersed in the commercial real estate industry with the last 15 specializing in the medical community. Throughout this time, I have developed my expertise in the planning, leasing and sale of office buildings and land throughout Northern California and abroad. In addition to direct experience working alongside office developers to assist with highest and best use, I provide foresight and ingenuity to portfolio optimization, process standardization, risk mitigation, and financial analysis.  

As an experienced transaction manager, I have found the key to a successful plan is through a team-based approach - collaborating with experts from varied specialties including coordinating with local construction consultants ensures the presence of expertise within critical components for a successful facilities strategy,

My goal within every interaction is to marry my client’s desires with my real estate knowledge to achieve success.  This client-focused approach has earned me a solid reputation for creating value and defining risk for both tenants and ownership alike.

I served as a pilot in the US Air Force for 7 years before moving to commercial airlines for 8 years. Sacramento has been home for my wife and two children for the better part of three decades.  In my free time I enjoy family, friends and a round of golf.


  • ACRE Office Broker of the Year – 1999, 2008
  • ACRE Overall Broker of the Year –2008
  • ACRE Humanitarian of the Year – 2006


Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Kent State University

Masters of Management, Troy State University

Memberships & Involvements

ACRE - (Association of Commercial Real Estate)


  • AT&T
  • Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West)
  • David S Taylor Interests
  • EDS
  • Franklin Templeton
  • GenCorp
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Kronick Moskovitz
  • Lewis Brisbois
  • McDonough Holland & Allen
  • Nossaman
  • Panattoni Development
  • Sacramento ENT
  • Separovich & Domich
  • Seyfarth Shaw
  • State Street Bank


“Bill Swettenham and his team have demonstrated thoughtfulness and creativity in helping Duke Realty Healthcare evaluate development and acquisition opportunities. Their understanding of the healthcare market and healthcare clients is a testament of their diligence to provide the most professional service and solutions.” John Marshall, NexCore

“Having the opportunity to work with Bill and his team on numerous complicated medical transactions, I have found their understanding of the issues facing Healthcare providers today to be unsurpassed. Their extraordinary ability to provide guidance and solutions while identifying and minimizing the risks involved in a transaction is first class.” -       Tim Schaedler, Partner at Panattoni Development Co.

“My partner and I have worked with Bill Swettenham for over 20 years. The team has a strong knowledge of the local real estate market, and of medical office buildings (MOBs). We respect the professionalism and integrity he brings to the process and the network.”  Dain Domich, Partner at Separovich/Domich Real Estate


Service Lines
Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation, Capital Markets
Property Type
Land, Office

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