About

Professional Summary

Lora Munson, CCIM, is the head of the Tenant Representation Practice Group within Colliers International |  Utah. While she has spent the last several years of her career focusing only on tenant representation, she has experience in all aspects of real estate, including acquisitions, dispositions, landlord representation, property management, early termination agreements, interior space programming and design, efficiency analysis and comprehensive financial analysis.

Lora is passionate about helping her clients. She prides herself on not being a typical transaction broker who is only interested in the next deal. She builds long-term relationships with her clients by watching out for them in ways most brokers do not do, such as thoroughly reviewing lease documents, estoppels, and SNDAs; performing annual operating expense audits; and providing project management lease administration services all at no additional cost to her clients. She is detail-oriented, selfless and one of the most respected agents in the business.

Lora began her real estate career in 1993. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Utah with a degree in finance. Lora also served in the student body government at the university in the government relations department.

Lora is also a developer of recreational fly fishing properties in southeast Idaho with her husband, Drake. Lora has completed several transactions, large and small, for a variety of tenants.

Testimonials:

“Lora stands out from an otherwise crowded sea of brokers. She’s almost myopically focused on customer satisfaction and places clients’ needs above her own (e.g., because she thought it was the right answer for us, she recommended a smaller space than we were otherwise considering knowing full well that it meant a lower commission for her). She obsesses over Every. Single. Detail. in all the right ways and is a (polite) bulldog in advocating for and representing our needs and interests (e.g., she completed contract reviews at a level that would have made even the most perfectionist of attorneys beam with pride). She’s always thinking of angles (e.g., she flagged an opportunity to apply for economic tax incentives to keep our company in the state). And after the deal was done, contracts were signed, funds were wired, space occupied… what did she do? She stuck around to continue to ensure that things were going well, our needs were met, and we were happy. We’ve worked with many real estate professionals over the years; Lora is distinctive. In short, she behaves like she’s part of our team and, because of her actions, we feel that she is.”   Chris Klomp – Collective Medical Technologies

“Lora did an excellent job of finding a tenant for our existing space and finding the perfect space for us to move into. She is very professional and worked hard to get the two deals to come together at the same time. I highly recommend her for any commercial real estate needs that you might have.”   Ryan Davis – Cornerstone Fund Services

“Lora is the most perceptive, strategic, and value added broker we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. She has provided active management of our leases and subleases in both the leasing process as well as ongoing throughout the lease term. She has provided valuable insight in to lease terms, and does not miss contract details in review that could be beneficial or damaging to our company in the future. Her knowledge of the Salt Lake market and her connections here have been very helpful as we’ve both procured new space and subleased existing space. She builds client relationships that are enduring and we are pleased to have her representing Collective Medical.”   Wylie Van Den Akker — Collective Medical Technologies

“Lora has always presented herself in a professional manner as a commercial real estate agent. She takes the time to be sure the client understands their options and researches the answers if she doesn’t have them at her fingertips. She is willing to put in the time to help the client with office leasing issues to avoid surprises after they move in. Lora will go the extra mile to be sure the client is happy with her services as well as with leasing issues. With her knowledge and expertise, many dollars are saved knowing the upfront issues as well as the long term issues that she presents to her clients.”   Ronda Landa – First American Title

“Without the help of Lora…we would have likely paid significantly more for our space.  [She] helped us save over $1,200,000 over the life of the extension and it did not cost us anything.”   David Slaughter – Snow, Christensen & Martineau

“Lora is a very knowledgeable agent with a great understanding of the commercial real estate market. In our last engagement with Lora we obtained a 20% reduction from the original offer of the landlord worth a few million dollars over the next ten years. We are pleased with the results, and happy with the direction given to help obtain these favorable results. I can without reservation recommend Lora for any person or company looking for a great commercial real-estate agent.”   Michael Larsen – Formerly with Snow, Christensen & Martineau

“I am a partner in an established downtown law firm which practices business and real property law. We have been downtown tenants for over 30 years. I have negotiated leases for the firm with and without a broker but will never to it again without using Lora Munson. She has saved us money each year of our 7 year lease, beating back landlord attempts to collect additional fees. She has done it with no additional charge to us. Lora is not your typical broker. She provides more service than anyone else in the market and does it as effectively as anyone out there.”   Richard Terry – Terry, Jessop & Bitner

“Lora is an absolute delight to work with. I have worked with her at two different companies to lease space. She was able to negotiate our lease and to help us realize a very sizable savings on the term of the lease and did a masterful job of helping us find the right space and the right terms for our businesses. I have worked with her on both small and large spaces, and she even found a subtenant for us in one of the spaces. She is responsive and genuinely cares about serving her clients’ needs. You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone as knowledgeable about the Utah market than Lora.”   Heidi Goebel – Goebel Anderson

“Lora, Thank you for continuing to provide out of this world customer service! You’re so connected to our needs and interests that I forget sometimes you aren’t on VPI’s staff. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else but you for real estate needs, so you can count on that. With tremendous gratitude” .  Jerry Scott – VPI Engineering

Clients:

HealthEquity
SkullCandy
Snowbird
Mercato Partners
Snow Christensen & Martineau
Christensen & Jensen
Goebel Anderson
Code Corporation
Collective Medical Technologies
Elwood Staffing
Milliman
Raymond James
Skywest Airlines

Education:

University of Utah, Degree in Finance - Magna Cum Laude 

Memberships & Involvements:

Utah CCIM Chapter former president, vice president, membership chair and education co-chair

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