Gary Cooper | Colliers International | Cleveland

Gary Cooper


Sr. Vice President | Principal

License # OH SAL 0000304712

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Professional Summary

As Senior Vice President at Colliers International, I focus on  multifamily and manufactured housing communities. I have represented a wide variety of major institutions, individuals, and partnerships over the past 30 years in the sale of investment real estate assets. In my career  I have completed transactions with a combined market value in excess of two billion dollars.

My Vision is utilizing my unique skill sets to provide unparalleled professional representation to individuals, entities, and institutions who own and operate residential investment real estate. My goal is to assist my clients in achieving and preserving financial independence by providing them with the best investment advisory and capital markets transaction services available.

I am committed to giving back to my profession as a featured lecturer at legal, accounting, and real estate classes on the subjects of investment real estate and taxation. I have been quoted about the commercial real estate market and transactions in many trade publications including Wall Street Journal, National Real Estate Investor, Apartment Finance Today, Real Estate Forum, Globe Street, Midwest Real Estate, Crain's Cleveland Business, Columbus Business First, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Columbus Dispatch, Dayton Daily News, AZRE, and Phoenix Business News.



  • Recipient of the prestigious CCIM designation
  • Repeat winner of Costar Power Broker of the Year, Cleveland Region
  • Seven Figure Earnings Club Award Recipient
  • Six-time winner of National & Sales Achievement Award from a national commercial services firm.
  • Local office of Colliers International Top Five Agent all three years at Colliers International, (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Top Producing Apartment Broker in Ohio for Colliers International (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Sherman S. Hollender Real Estate Award Receipt from Cuyahoga County Bar Association


  • B.A. Accounting, Baldwin Wallace College
  • J.D. Case Western Reserve University

Memberships & Involvements

  • CCIM-Certified Commercial Investment  Institute
  • ULI-Urban Land Institute


Asset Resolution Services, Disposal Advice, Investment Properties, Mortgage Brokerage, Property Tax, Tax Advisory
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Featured Research
Aug 28, 2020
2020 Q2 Multifamily Ohio Report Colliers
The full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic became known during the second quarter of 2020 as nationwide lockdowns halted economic activity and job losses soared. Apartment demand followed suit as demand plunged by 77% of the seasonal average, recording only 33,966 units according to data from RealPage.
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Jun 16, 2020
2020 Q1 Multifamily Ohio Report Colliers
Occupancy in the U.S. multifamily market climbed 30 basis points (bps) to 95.5% during the first quarter of 2020 driven by annual demand of 284,000 units in contrast to new supply of 263,209 units according to data from RealPage. But the real story began during the final few weeks of the quarter as the COVID-19 outbreak spurred government officials to issue stay at home orders and the closing of non-essential businesses.
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Feb 19, 2020
2019 Q4 Multifamily Ohio Report Colliers
After hitting a 20-year high, occupancy dropped 50 basis points (bps) during the final quarter of 2019 to 95.8%. For the year, however, occupancy is up 40 bps due to continuing robust demand and a drop in new supply to the lowest number of deliveries in the past five years.
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Featured News
Jul 17, 2019
Apartment, industrial markets the stars at Cleveland CRE Summit
More than 150 commercial real estate professionals crowded into Cleveland’s Windows on The River June 27 for the Cleveland Commercial Real Estate Summit held by and Midwest Real Estate News. The mood in the building? Optimistic.
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Jul 8, 2019
Neighborhood Watch: University Park is finding its identity
Some folks who live in Akron's University Park neighborhood hardly even know it exists, despite the fact that it's one of the most important sections of the city culturally, economically and in its ability to attract young people.
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Jun 14, 2019
Colliers' Cooper: It might not be booming, but Cleveland apartment market strong
Three years ago, apartment renters would flock to any new apartment building rising in Cleveland, filling the units as soon as the multifamily development opened its doors. Today? It might take more time for these buildings to fill. But Gary Cooper, senior vice president and principal with the Cleveland office of Colliers International, said that this doesn’t mean that the city’s apartment market is in decline. It just means it’s stabilizing.
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May 31, 2019
The Most Powerful Brokerage Firms of 2019
Despite the uncertainty that surrounds capital markets and ongoing conversations about a looming recession, commercial real estate transaction volume remained stable—respondent transaction volume increased from last year’s $755 billion to $811 billion in 2018. In March, the Federal Reserve Board announced no rate hikes this year, a sharp contrast from its December projection of two 2019 upticks. This dovish approach could boost sales for the remainder of 2019, as commercial real estate continues to be an attractive capital magnet.
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