Senior Executive Vice President
License # 01031013
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
Los Angeles - Orange County
An Associate Vice President for Colliers International, I specialize in buyer/seller and tenant/landlord representation in the Southern California Orange County market. I have represented clients in the Orange County Airport Area Markets, the Irvine Spectrum and surrounding areas. My career began at Voit Real Estate Services before joining Colliers International in 2016 to work alongside Executive Vice President Michael Hartel.
A tenacious prospector, my market knowledge comes from relationships I have built with commercial property owners and users in creative office spaces, high-tech medical, retail and more. My authentic interest in my clients, coupled with my thorough analytical research, allows me to put their best interest at the forefront of every transaction for exceptional results.
I have earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Real Estate from Chapman University in Orange, CA and currently serve as a Director in the Chapman Real Estate Mentorship Program.
Over the course of my career thus far, I have successfully completed real estate transactions totaling 5 million square feet and $1 billion in consideration.