Professional Summary

Joe Crotty, a 13 year commercial real estate veteran, specializes in Industrial and R&D sales and leasing in North San Diego County.  Completing an average of over 80 transactions a year and currently responsible for the sale and leasing of over 1,000,000 square feet of industrial property, Joe is widely considered a market expert in his field.  Joe has been involved with several ground-up land development projects ranging from multi-tenant incubator space to land sales and large build-to-suits.  His market knowledge and work ethic were instrumental in their successes.  

Joe was recruited by Colliers International in January 2010. Prior to joining Colliers, Joe was with Coldwell Banker Commercial for seven years, during which he was recognized as San Diego’s 2004 “Rookie of the Year” company-wide.  Since his rookie year, Joe has been honored annually with Coldwell Banker Commercial’s Circle of Distinction designation which recognizes the top commercial real estate professionals worldwide.  In 2008 and 2009 Joe was recognized with the most lease/sale transactions company-wide, and led the Colliers Carlsbad office in 2010 with his partner Josh McFadyen.  Joe has been an integral part of a team that has successfully marketed a 400 acre development consisting of over 400,000 square feet of buildings for sale and another 125,000 square feet of multi tenant industrial suites for lease.  This same team was awarded the 2006 “Largest Transaction:” award for the successful sale of the 24.6 acre Seagate Corporate Center to the Rockefeller Group.  Due to his successes Joe was approached by the Koll Company to handle the leasing of one of their struggling projects where he brought the occupancy rate up from 65% to where it currently sits at 96%, in a market where the average vacancy rate sits at approximately 14%.  Since 2004, Joe has been involved in over 550 sale and lease transactions totaling more than $2,500,000 square feet.


Successfully marketed a 400 acre development consisting of over 400,000 SF of buildings for sale and another 125,000 SF of multi-tenant industrial suites for lease.  Awarded Largest Transaction award in 2006 for the successful sale of 24.6 acre Seagate Corporate Center to the Rockefeller Group.

·   Career Bests Colliers International:  2011, 2012, 2014

·   Colliers International: 2010 CU Producers Winner

·   Coldwell Banker Commercial: 2006 Largest Transaction Award

·   Coldwell Banker Commercial:  Circle of Distinction 2005 - 2010

·   Coldwell Banker Commercial: 2006 Largest Transaction Award

·   Coldwell Banker Commercial: 2004 Rookie of the Year


University of California Riverside - Bachelor's Degree - Business Administration

Prior to working in commercial real estate, Joe was the youngest Sales Manager at Sony Pictures Entertainment where he was responsible for negotiating film rental terms and distribution for Sony’s motion pictures.  Joe moved to the San Diego area in 2003 and began his commercial real estate career at Coldwell Banker Commercial where he worked for 7 years.  In 2011, Joe was recruited by Colliers International and he has been a consistent producer and deal maker.  Joe attended the University of California Riverside, graduating in 1993, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Memberships & Involvements

National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP)


Prologis  · The Rockefeller Group ·  GE Capital · The Koll Company · AMB Property Corporation · The Hamann Companies · Carltas Development · The Ryan Company · Colony Realty Partners · AEW Capital Management · SR Commercial


“Joe is a dynamic real estate professional with an incredible work ethic.  Having him on our marketing team has been a huge part of our success.”

Scott Irwin - Prologis


Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
Property Types
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