Joe Owen | Colliers International | Minneapolis - St. Paul

Joe Owen


Vice President

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Professional Summary

As a Vice President for Colliers International | Minneapolis-St. Paul, I utilize my network of resources and multi-market collaboration to help clients make the most informed real estate decisions, both locally and around the globe. In the Twin Cities market, I focus on representing Industrial and Office Tenants.

I have learned the art of making the deal from the ground-up. I began my passion for real estate working as a construction laborer at 18 years old on the building of a new Super Target, graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a Commercial Real Estate degree, and now working the brokerage role for more than 10 + years. This experience has driven my love of the foundation behind structuring and negotiating a deal.

I have established proven processes that result in significant occupancy savings and space utilization for clients. I am a savvy, creative, and skillful negotiator that can be trusted to work on behalf of my clients. Companies are often put in sensitive situations and they know I’m a partner that is trustworthy, diligent, and will deliver successful results.


I have been involved in the representation of tenants and owners in over 3.6 million square feet of leasing and sales transactions, with a total consideration of over $145 million.


Bachelor of Science, Commercial Real Estate, University of St. Thomas​


Memberships & Involvements

SIOR, CCIM, NAIOP, MNCAR, University of St Thomas Real Estate Alumni


Acist Medical Systems, Advanced Imaging Solutions, Agco Corporation, Alta Technologies, Biotest Laboratories, Cabela's, Carlson Companies, Cenveo Corp., Classic Provisions, Empirehouse, Inc., Free Spirit Publishing, Guardian Building Products, HD Supply, Heart Leaflet Technologies, Insulectro, LTI Flexile Products (Sentinel Capital), Mela Sales Manufacturing, MSC Industrial Supply, Parallel Technologies, Recovery Technology Solutions, Rubble Tile, Inc., SafetyCall International, Schneider Electric


"Joe, It is with appreciation and respect that I commend you for your recent work finding and negotiating on our behalf the purchase of a 27,000 square foot facility on 5 acres to relocate our Power Sports Operation.

Throughout the process of researching and evaluating properties, the high level of quality service and support we received from you was excellent.  During this process, you intently focused on our requirements, always ensuring that the properties would fit our needs. The transaction was complicated in the fact that you skillfully renegotiated our existing building lease on a short-term basis while simultaneously negotiating the new building purchase. This property gave us a chance to own rather than lease and will truly benefit our customers!

You always looked out for the best interest of our company as your expertise and counsel was invaluable to us. On behalf of everyone at Cabela’s, thank you Joe for your hard work to make this happen. We truly appreciate all the effort that went into finding and negotiating this property for Cabela’s. It is without reservation that I would recommend your expertise and the services of Colliers International.”

– Mark Nienhueser

VP Real Estate & Construction


Cabela’s, Inc.​


Service Lines
Corporate Solutions, Tenant Representation
Property Types
Industrial, Office, Land
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