With 45 years of diversified commercial real estate experience, Mike Howard continues to provide the highest level of service and consultative advice to clients throughout the Western United States. From the outset of his career with Grubb & Ellis Company in Southern California, where he was recognized as Company Wide Rookie of the Year and then a perennial top producer, to the present, where Mike is now pleased to be a senior member of the powerful Utah County Office of Colliers International, his thoroughness, integrity and commitment to exceeding client objectives are renowned. Before joining Colliers International, Mike was a member of the successful commercial investment team at Cushman & Wakefield Commerce. He is now focusing on helping lead Colliers International’s historic expansion in Utah County.
Mike has represented such notable developers as Trammell Crow, Lincoln Properties, Cabot, Forbes, VESTAR and The Hewson Company. His activities have involved the land assemblage, acquisition supervision, development consultation, and sales and leasing of nearly 14 million square feet of commercial and industrial space and over 1,100 acres of commercial land.
Applying his experience and expertise to corporate real estate asset reallocation and disposition, Mike has represented such well-known, major corporations as Time Warner Inc., EATON Corporation, MCA-Universal, Paine-Webber Inc., Teledyne Inc., Columbia Pictures Inc., Lockheed-Martin Company, Borden Foods, ARA Services Inc., PIP Printing Inc., Baskin-Robbins Inc., Wickes Companies Inc., Walt Disney Pictures Inc., E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Volkswagen of America, EMC Corporation Inc. and the University of Phoenix.
Other clients have included Soloman Bros., GE Capital Credit, Sanwa Bank of California, Heitman Realty Advisors, Ameritech, Voit Companies Inc., Bank One Corporation, Intermountain Healthcare, Mueller Industries, Wells Fargo Bank, The Boyer Company, Century Park Partners, Johansen Thackeray, CIGNA Investment Group, Legacy Partners, UNIVEST, Cardinal Industrial, Inc., The Fortress Group, and NEARON Enterprises as well as various agencies of the United States federal government, including the Social Security Administration, FBI, BLM, IRS, Homeland Security and General Services Administration.
Mike is currently advising and assisting clients with the repositioning of assets by providing comprehensive evaluation, re-use and development services as well as investment acquisition and disposition. Mike has managed and completed assignments throughout the Western states with transaction values in excess of $800 million.