Executive Vice President
License # CA-00789385
As a Commercial Real Estate expert, passionate about delivering exceptional service, I pride myself on not only my depth of experience in the Silicon Valley market, but the relationships I have built.
My role as Executive Vice President focuses on tenant representation across the Bay Area, specializing in the Life Sciences and Technology sectors. I bring to my clients not only a wealth of relationships and experience, but creative strategies to deliver them solutions that match their needs both now, and into the future.
I am an agile operator, partnering with both emerging and market leading tenants, helping navigate through what is often a complex process, with ease and support. Throughout my career I have built a litany of resources, exclusively available to my clients, to facilitate transitions into new spaces and maximize efficiencies.
My track record speaks to my negotiation experience with lease and building sales transactions totaling; over 13 million square feet and over $8 billion in total consideration.
With more than 30 years experience representing a broad range of commercial tenants, I pride myself on my commitment to not only transact on behalf of my clients but also to align as a strategic partner to their interests and property strategy.
Consistently recognized as a top performer within my field at Colliers International and by the Silicon Valley Broker Association, I credit my success to an unwavering commitment to my clients and my ability to evolve and adapt strategy to meet the shifts within the market.
The Professional Expertise You Want
She is also a former member of the Board of Directors and is an equity stakeholder in the company. Her professional recognition includes:
• Fourth highest producer in Northern California, Top 3% producer in the entire company
• Nominated for the Silicon Valley Broker Association (SVBA) Hall of Fame award
• Recipient of Michael Murphy Award, in recognition of contributions in both leadership and community service
• Twice voted “Outstanding Office Leasing Associate of Silicon Valley Brokers” and “Broker of the Year”
• Consistently achieved 90/10 status at Colliers, a performance benchmark reserved exclusively for the company’s most elite performers
University of Southern California; Cambridge University
Memberships & Involvements
- Colliers International Life Sciences Practice Group
- Alta Partners
- American Heart Association
- BioNex Solutions
- Engie - formerly Green Charge Networks
- GSR Ventures
- JP Morgan Chase
- Palantir Technologies
- Presidio Ventures
- NetLine Corporation
- Robert Half International
- State of CA
- Zoll Circulation Inc
References available on request.
Executive Vice President
Since joining Colliers International, Doug has completed over 5 million square feet of consulting, leasing and sales transactions. His experience includes work with local, national and international tenants and landlords in office, research and development (R&D) and industrial properties.
Shortly after joining the firm, Doug accepted an invitation to become an owner of Colliers International. During his tenure at Colliers, Doug has led the firm’s Silicon Valley Office Group, helped open a new office in Palo Alto and has been a member of the firm’s Broker and Life Science Steering Committees. In 2014, Doug served on the firm’s Board of Directors. Doug has also been a Colliers Everest Club member (top 10% producer nationally).
Prior to joining Colliers International, Doug was a member of the John Buck Company’s Sears Tower marketing team in Chicago, Illinois. At John Buck, Doug and his team helped Sears Roebuck redevelop, reposition and ultimately release 1.5 million square feet of vacant space in the 3.9 million square foot building. Prior to John Buck, Doug worked as a loan officer for Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco in commercial and real estate lending.
Doug holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. At Northwestern University, he was the first recipient of the Bennett Honorarium Real Estate Award and was President of the school’s Real Estate Club. Doug received his BA in Economics from U.C. Davis.
Doug is active in community involvement. He is a Board Member of Foundation for the Future and is an Assistant Scout Master in his son's Boy Scout Troop. Doug has been involved in East Palo Alto Kids Foundation (EPAK) as well as fundraising for Multiple Sclerosis.
San Jose - Silicon Valley
Jake Smart is a Senior Associate and partner on the Occupier Services Bay Area (OSBA) in Silicon Valley. Jake entered the commercial real estate industry in 2017, and has since specialized in advising technology companies with their real estate on a local, national and international level. His focus ranges from small office acquisitions for emerging startups to complete relocation and expansion projects, building acquisitions, consolidations and dispositions, campus and headquarter planning, lease terminations and complete portfolio planning for many of Silicon Valley’s leading technology companies.
San Jose - Silicon Valley
Area of Expertise
John is a member of Occupier Services Bay Area (OSBA) in the Silicon Valley. He specializes in the exclusive representation of Silicon Valley Corporations and matters pertaining to the acquisition of commercial real estate. These companies range from publically traded global corporations to early stage venture backed startups.
Business and Educational Background
John joined Colliers International in 2012 after competing domestically and internationally as a professional golfer, upon graduation from Santa Clara University. While at Santa Clara, John was a two time all West Coast Conference selection and Captain of the nationally ranked men’s golf team. Professionally, John successfully qualified for World Golf Federation of Tours.
John took his leadership skill, discipline, and relentless work ethic to Colliers International. From day one, John has focused solely on the representation of corporate tenants. In 2015, he joined Occupier Services Bay Area (OSBA). Founded in 2007, OSBA is an established national practice group that comprises Colliers’ top tier tenant/occupier broker-specialists working as one collaborative, accountable team to address your real estate issues. This group operates at strategic and tactical levels with your company’s leadership to enable well-informed, profit driven, real estate decisions.
John is actively connected with Santa Clara University, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation. At Santa Clara, he is a Bronco Bench Trustee and was involved in the inception of Santa Clara University’s Mentorship Program. This program partners existing Santa Clara student athletes with Silicon Valley professionals, in a mentorship relationship, to prepare for life after college.
John resides in Los Gatos. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf and traveling.