Senior Vice President
License # CA-01100075
David has twenty seven years of client driven commercial real estate experience working on behalf of corporate and institutional clients throughout California and the West. David and his team have built a proven multi-state Corporate Client tenant representation platform, with an established network of Colliers Partners in key submarkets, which provides turn-key tenant representation services, including site acquisition/disposition, needs assessment, location analytics, strategic planning & transaction/portfolio management services with an emphasis on providing e-commerce driven logistics, manufacturing & distribution facility solutions.
David joined Colliers International in November 2002 after working at Trammell Crow Company for nearly five years doing corporate and institutional work in the Burlingame and San Jose offices. The depth of Colliers market knowledge and related "transaction flows" in the Bay Area and the West is truly complimentary to David's commitment to customer service on behalf of such well known clients including: The Home Depot, Express Messenger Systems, dba OnTrac, General Motors, OTO Development/Palmetto Hospitality, Hensel Phelps Constructon Company, PNC Realty Investors, ING Clarion and TIAA-CREF.
- National Award for Colliers International largest multi-city account transaction 2013
- Everest Award recipient for Colliers Top 10% of Brokers Nationally 2016, 2013
- Consistent top producer and Platinum Award recipient for Colliers International
- National Investment Sale of the Year Award 2008
- CoStar Power Broker 2007-2014
- Robert E. Babcock Award Recipient
San Diego State University, Bachelor of Science - Business Management, 1989
Memberships & Involvements
Association of Silicon Valley Brokers - Board of Directors
San Jose Downtown Association -Executive Board of Directors
San Jose Arena Authority - Board of Directors
Express Messenger Systems, Inc., dba Ontrac
Portfolio wide Tenant Representation Account - Western U.S.
General Motors Worldwide Real Estate
Corporate Services Account - San Francisco Bay Area
The Home Depot
Tenant Representation Account - San Francisco Bay Area
OTO Development/Palmetto Hospitality
Tenant Representation - Santa Clara and San Mateo County
Hensel Phelps Construction
Tenant Representation – San Francisco Bay Area
ING Clarion, PNC Realty Advisors, TIAA-CREF
Senior Vice President
John began his commercial real estate career in 1981, immediately following his graduation from Santa Clara University. With 35 years of highly productive "Client Centric" commercial real estate experience, John is a well-recognized industry veteran known for his results-oriented & creative approach to delivering strategic commercial real estate solutions throughout the Western U.S. on behalf of his Corporate, Institutional & Private Capital Clients. John and his Silicon Valley based Colliers team have built a proven multi-state Corporate Client tenant representation services platform, with an established network of Colliers Partners in key submarkets, which provides turn-key tenant representation services, including site acquisition/disposition, needs assessment, location analytics, strategic planning & transaction/portfolio management services with an emphasis on providing e-commerce driven logistics, manufacturing & distribution facility solutions.
Since joining Colliers International’s San Jose office in November 2002, John has leased or sold over 7.5 million square feet of industrial/commercial space and over 100 acres of land for development with an aggregate value in excess of $1B on behalf of his current clients including; Express Messenger Systems, Inc dba OnTrac, Home Depot, General Motors, CVS/Pharmacy, Century/Cinemark Theaters, PNC Realty Investors, Riverview Systems Group, OTO Development and Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Senior Client Services Specialist
Lisa is the Executive Assistant to John Kovaleski in the San Jose/Silicon Valley, California office.
As a brokerage associate in the Colliers Oakland office, I work closely with John Kovaleski and David Buchholz in supporting and expanding our team’s diverse client-services platform. This platform includes corporate tenant representation, project leasing, and site acquisition/dispositions throughout the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and Western United States. Day to day, I strive to consistently exceed our clients’ expectations through unmatched initiative, meaningful communication rooted in a deep knowledge of the market, and careful follow-through in all areas of the business. Like John and David, my clients’ goals and best interests are always my first priority.
Prior to joining Colliers, I spent twelve years in marketing and business development in multiple business sectors. Most recently, I worked for the Fremont engineering firm, CTE Cal. That experience—and my longstanding focus on persistent outreach, relentless commitment to clients’ needs, clear communication, and just-in-time deliverables—has served me well in my current role as a Colliers broker.
I graduated from Santa Clara University, and my wife and our family currently live in Oakland. In my spare time, I really enjoy tennis, basketball, and snowboarding.