Michael Gelfman


Senior Vice President | Minneapolis-St. Paul


Professional Summary

As a Senior Vice President of Office Brokerage at Colliers International | Minneapolis-St. Paul, my work focuses on tenant representation, owner representation and sales to investors and owners. Concentrating primarily in the suburban Minneapolis market, I advise clients through a consultative approach to meet their real estate needs.

Over the course of my 21 years in the industry, I have worked primarily in the suburban office market. The in-depth knowledge and experience I’ve gained over this time allows me to help my clients make the most well-informed, smart decisions as I implement thorough strategies within every detail of an assignment. Since joining Colliers, I’ve completed over 750 transactions, with a total consideration of over $1 billion and I have consistently been one of Colliers’ top-producing office brokers.

Over my tenure at Colliers MSP, I have worked hard to cultivate lasting relationships, through best practice solutions, with my clients. Therefore, the majority of the business I conduct today comes from repeat or referral customers, because my clients trust me and my market expertise to create the best outcome for all parties involved, while exceeding expectations and delivering results.


2017 Everest Club Award (award given to the top 10% of Colliers brokers In North & South America)

2017 Colliers Minneapolis | St. Paul Top Office Broker

2017 - 2018 Board of Directors: Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR)

2011-2014- CoStar Power Broker Award - Top Office Leasing Broker

2013- Earned SIOR Designation

2007-2010- Executive Board Member and Chair, Public Relations;

Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR)

2007-2010 Board of Directors: Minnesota Commercial Association of Realtors (MNCAR)

2008- Arbitration Board Member, Minnesota Association of


Realtors (MNAR)



2004- President, Minnesota Commercial Property

Exchange (MCPE)





  • Brokerage: Landlord Representation
  • Brokerage: Tenant Representation
  • Corporate Solutions
  • Occupier Services
  • Project Management
  • Property Marketing
  • Real Estate Management Services

Property Type:

  • Office
  • Healthcare-Medical


  • Area Development
  • Asset Resolution Services
  • Building Consultancy
  • Business Development
  • Consultancy Services
  • Corporate Transaction and Portfolio Management
  • Design and Build
  • Development Consulting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Ground lease
  • Healthcare Services
  • Investment Properties
  • Law Firm Services
  • Lease Advisory
  • Life Sciences
  • Metro Leasing
  • Mixed-Use Properties
  • Not-for-Profit Advisory
  • Operational real estate
  • Portfolios
  • Project Leasing
  • Project Marketing
  • Property and Project Finance
  • Property Tax
  • Public Relations
  • Receivership
  • Transactions Services


"Michael, It has been great working with you. You have made our many real estate quests go down with ease, using your wonderful professionalism to navigate all the intricate pieces of each of the transactions. Thank you for all of your help and perseverance. We couldn’t have gotten to where we are today without your guidance, expertise and caring."

Myra Giesner, CFO/COO Minneapolis Jewish Federation


“Mike performed superbly in guiding us through a challenging office space resizing and relocation process. He helped us explore a wide variety of different sizing and building alternatives and provided us with valuable market and space insights each step of the way. Our project was successfully concluded with new space optimized for our design objectives and with a significant reduction in cost. Based upon our experience I can highly recommend Mike and his team for any lease renewal or office relocation project.”

Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, High Integrity
Kevin Mitchell, President & COO  – OPIN Systems


“If I had another corporate move, there is no one I would call other than Mike and Kevin. From beginning to end, they understood our culture, our finances and our need for a seamless transition to new space.  They were responsive, provided us with choices and worked with us to make the right choice and the best possible terms.  Incredible as it may sound, we had a very pleasant experience searching for and moving to new office space and Mike and Kevin made that happen.”

Bob Brill – General Counsel, Travel Leaders Group




GE Commerical Finance, Centex Homes, Edina Realty, Digineer Inc., Eden Prarie Schools ISD #272, Travel Leaders Group, Executive Suites of Minnesota, Hamline University, Investcorp, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, US Compliance


University of Minnesota- Twin Cities

Memberships & Involvements:

MNCAR, Minnesota Commercial Property Exchange (MNCPE)


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