Michael Merino | Colliers International | Portland

Michael Merino


Senior Vice President

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Professional Summary

Michael Merino has substantial and varied experience in sales, leasing and the acquisition and disposition of industrial/flex properties. His sales and leasing performance is unparalleled in the Northwest. He represented Colgate-Palmolive in its lease of 150,000 sf in 2008 and 745,000 sf in 2009. He also represents some of the largest companies in Portland during the disposition/sales of their properties. He sold 20+ properties for Schnitzer Investment Corp., and represented Ryerson Tull in the disposition of their 250,000 sf steel facility.

Clients appreciate Michael’s no-nonsense style and bottom line approach. His real estate consultation focuses on grounded and realistic assessments of the market and the property with comprehensive advice for sound decision-making that encompasses opportunities and solutions.


Awards Michael has received include:

  • 2008, 2006, 2004 - SIOR Industrial Transaction of the Year
  • 2006, 2004 - Oregon/SW Washington CCIM chapter -- Commercial Real Estate Transaction of the Year
  • 2004 - CAR’s Bill Naito Award
  • CoStar Power Broker

Community Involvement:

  • Certified Commercial Investment Members, Chapter #40 (CCIM) – 2009 President
  • Chico State University Alumni Association
  • Lake Oswego Rotary


California State University at Chico,
Bachelor’s degree,

Memberships & Involvements

Certified Commercial Investment Member, SIOR, Commercial Association of Brokers of Oregon and SW Washington


Service Lines
Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation
Property Type
Featured Research
Jul 8, 2020
Q2 2020 Portland Metro Industrial Report
Even though industrial assets are likely to experience the fewest negative repercussions from the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact will be uneven in the medium term. Lending remains a challenge, and construction schedules are delayed from supply chain issues. Owners with more cash in their property and tenants with operating reserves have a stronger position to withstand short-term revenue shortages.
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Apr 14, 2020
2020 Q1 Portland Metro Industrial Report
Industrial product across the Portland metro area displayed strong market fundamentals in Q1 2020.
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Jan 14, 2020
2019 Q4 Portland Metro Flex Report
Rents increased 5.7 percent from Q4 2018 to Q4 2019 across the Portland market, more here.
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