Michael Hartel | Colliers International | Los Angeles - Orange County

Michael Hartel

Senior Executive Vice President

License # 01031013

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Professional Summary

An Senior Executive Vice President for Colliers International, Michael Hartel been recognized throughout Orange County as a top-producing commercial real estate professional and leading industry expert.

With over 30 years of experience representing his clients’ interests, from seller/landlord and buyer/tenant representation to investment acquisitions, dispositions, 1031 exchanges and commercial development projects, Michael places great value on providing his clients unmatched service.

Michael began his career in 1988 with Colliers, still known then as The Seeley Company. After decades developing strong relationships and building a wealth of knowledge, he was recruited to Voit Real Estate Services in 2007, before being recruited back to Colliers in 2016.

During his career, Michael has successfully completed some of the largest real estate transactions in Orange County, together totaling over 30 million square feet and $4.5 billion in consideration. In addition to more traditional transactions across product types, he has extensive experience in the acquisition and development of land sites into office and industrial business parks, which has led to more than 20 projects and 700 buildings sold since 2000.



As one of the top producing brokers at Colliers, I have received a multitude of awards, including:

  • ·   Broker of the Quarter (2019), The Irvine Company

    ·   Max Green Award (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), Colliers International

    ·   Everest Club Top 10% Producer       (1996-2007, 2017, 2018, 2019), Colliers International

    ·   Ranked #1 Broker (2008, 2013),            Voit Real Estate

    ·   Ranked Top 5 Brokers (2007, 2009,   2010-2012, 2014-2015), Voit Real Estate

    ·   Broker of the Year (1998-2001, 2004-2006, 2019), The Irvine Company

    ·   Ranked #1 Industrial Broker (1996,    1999-2002, 2007, 2019), Colliers International,  Orange County

    ·   Rookie of the Year (1989), The Seeley Company

One of his most notable transactions was the largest land sale program in Orange County. This included 53 developer and user lot sales of 161 acres with a combined value in excess of $188 million resulting in an additional 1,689,000-square-feet for The Irvine Company.

In 2019, Michael was the #1 producing Broker in Orange County for Colliers International, completing over 40 Transactions.


Real Estate Broker’s License, California

Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics, California State University, Long Beach

Memberships & Involvements

NAIOP Orange County Chapter


Investment Properties, Land Marketing, Land Sales, Project Leasing, Warehouses, Lease Advisory, Mixed-Use Properties
Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
Property Type
Industrial, Land, Office

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Featured Research
Jul 15, 2020
2020 Q2 Colliers Greater Los Angeles Basin Industrial Knowledge Report
The Los Angeles Basin industrial market is the largest in the United States, totaling more than 1.6 billion square feet. It has been characterized by some of the highest asking rates and lowest vacancy rates of any market in the nation.
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Apr 16, 2020
2020 Q1 Colliers Greater Los Angeles Basin Industrial Knowledge Report
The Los Angeles Basin boasts the largest industrial base in the nation, comprising 1.6 billion square feet in buildings 10,000 square feet and greater. It is a relatively decentralized market, with only 20% of the space located in Central Los Angeles and 80% dispersed throughout the region. Los Angeles and Orange counties are fairly built out and mostly infill markets, while the Inland Empire remains the last expansion area for industrial space in the region. The industrial market is beginning to mature, particularly in Los Angeles and Orange counties, as 60% of the buildings in the L.A. Basin are greater than 20 years old.
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Jan 16, 2020
2019 Q4 Colliers Greater Los Angeles Basin Industrial Knowledge Report
Vacancy fell 10 basis points this quarter to 2.2% due to limited construction completions and growing industrial demand. Asking rents have increased $0.01 per square foot (PSF) triple net (NNN) to $0.81. This is a record rate for the Greater Los Angeles Basin, and the pace of rent growth has increased.
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