Bud Applegate | Colliers International | Sacramento

Bud Applegate

Senior Vice President

License # CA DRE # 00785734

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Professional Summary

As an industrial specialist, I can advise my clients on their real estate challenges and provide solutions because I have been there. With 17 years’ experience in the trucking and warehouse distribution industry, I understand the nuts and bolts of your business. Acting as a real estate advisor is much more than understanding the market. Having an appreciation for your business goals, drivers, and challenges, allows me to help you make highly informed decisions. This has led to long-lasting relationships with my clients built on trust and respect. My 30 years of commercial real estate experience have allowed me to see both sides of a deal leading to real estate solutions that make business sense for both landlords and tenants.

Throughout my career, I have dedicated myself to mentoring young brokers - six are now competitors in our market. Since 2013 I have mentored my nephew Spencer in his journey to specialize in the Greater Sacramento industrial market.  Mentorship has been one of the most fulfilling aspects of my career. Together, Spencer and I provide a balanced combination of energy and knowledge to find creative solutions for the real estate challenges you face.



  • Power Broker Award (2003-2016) CoStar
  • Industrial Broker of the Year (1993 and 2001), Sacramento Association of Commercial Real Estate
  • Top 10 Producers (1992-2016) Sacramento Association of Commercial Real Estate
  • Million Dollar Achievement Award (1996 and 2001)
  • Rookie of the Year (1985), Sacramento Association of Commercial Real Estate


  • Lease: STS for 117,209 SF
  • Lease: Niello Investments for 92,000 SF
  • Sale: Teichert for 107,768 SF
  • Sale: Ray Matteson for 102,640 SF



Bachelor of Science, University of California at Berkeley

General Contractor's License

Memberships & Involvements

  • Former Board Member of the River District (a downtown Redevelopment Association)
  • Association of Commercial Real Estate (ACRE)
  • Retired Colonel in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


  • AAMCO Transmission
  • Armour Steel
  • Aztec Solar
  • Cannon Industrial
  • Continental Pacific Lumber
  • Fischer Tile & Marble
  • Five Star Aggregates
  • Graphic Design Center
  • Kinner Manufacturing
  • La Superior Super Mercado
  • MSI Mailing System
  • Niello Imports
  • Pacific Coast Builders
  • Pack Rat
  • Precision Insulation, Inc.
  • Sky Harbor Associates
  • STS Investments
  • Teichert & Sons, Inc.
  • The Hathorne Gardening Group
  • Tower Development
  • Tri State Storage Fixtures
  • Valet Indoor Storage
  • Vision Paint Recycling
  • Wood Ply Forrest Products


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

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Featured Research
Jul 15, 2020
2020 Q2 Sacramento Industrial Market Report
After a temporary pause in market activity due to business closures and a wave of tenant rent relief requests in April and May, Sacramento’s industrial market picked up where it left off and posted a strong second quarter overall. The industrial market vacancy rate remain unchanged from the first quarter and 2020 year-to-date net absorption is up 122,653 square feet through the first half of the year.
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Apr 27, 2020
2020 Q1 Sacramento Industrial Report
The Sacramento industrial market saw a record amount of new speculative development deliver in 2019. As a result of this new supply delivered, the market vacancy rate has increased 80 basis points year over year.
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Jan 24, 2020
2019 Q4 Sacramento Industrial Report
Rapidly rising rental rates, low vacancy rates, and robust tenant demand have given developers across the Sacramento region the confidence to build large warehouse and distribution buildings on a speculative basis.
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