Nico Vilgiate | Colliers International | Los Angeles - Downtown

Nico Vilgiate


Brokerage Executive Vice-President

License # 01180340

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Professional Summary

As an executive vice president for Colliers based in downtown Los Angeles, I specialize in representing companies and landlords in the acquisition, leasing, sale and disposition of commercial real estate throughout Los Angeles County. I lead a team of four talented professionals, who are each dedicated to providing our clients unrivaled service and savings. Ultimately, our goal is to maximize our clients’ leverage in every transaction, and to minimize their risk.

Born and raised here in Los Angeles with nearly a quarter century of experience in the commercial real estate industry, I am exceptionally familiar with the various market dynamics at play in any given L.A. neighborhood. Over the course of my career, I have completed transactions totaling 27 million square feet and counting.

I have been happily married to my best friend for more than 11 years, and we have an amazing daughter. I am a graduate of Loyola High School here in Los Angeles, and from the University of Colorado in Boulder. I regularly make my way through and around Los Angeles County, typically putting more than 20,000 miles a year on my car, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. As an avid surfer, scuba diver and mountaineer (biking, skiing, etc.), I love Los Angeles and am committed to ensuring it is a hospitable and constructive place for my clients, too.


As a top producing broker in Los Angeles, I have received the following awards:

  • Max Green Circle of Excellence (2014-2018), Colliers International
  • Top Ten Producer in Los Angeles (2004-2012), CBRE
  • Top 225 Producer in the Nation (2009), CBRE
  • “Top 75 Brokers” (2004 & 2008), Real Estate Southern California
  • Unity Award (2002), Insignia/ESG
  • San Gabriel Valley Broker of the Year (2002-2005)
  • CoStar Power Broker (10+ years)
  • Rising Star Award (1996), Los Angeles Business Journal


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Colorado, Boulder

Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR), CoreNet Global

Senior Leader of Corporate Real Estate (SLCR), CoreNet Global

Memberships & Involvements

I am an active member of the Urban Land Institute, the Los Angeles Commercial Realty Association (LACRA), CoreNet and the Jonathan Club. Previously, I served on the board of two non-profit organizations: Shane’s Inspiration, which develops playgrounds across the U.S. for children with disabilities, and Reef Check, which promotes the protection of coral and rocky oceanic reef ecosystems.

A committed member of my community, I also support the City of Hope, Heal the Bay and Luminaries benefiting the Doheny Eye Institute. Furthermore, I am an active participant in the Los Angeles Town Hall, American Oceans Campaign, Surfrider Foundation, Loyola Alumni Association and the University of Colorado’s Buff Club.



  • Blue Print Post
  • Cascadia Capital
  • Cusumano Real Estate Partners
  • Eclipse Advertising
  • FTI Consulting
  • Lather, Inc.
  • Lion Real Estate Group
  • Meylan Davitt Jain Areivan & Kim
  • Microsoft
  • Moviola
  • Reading International
  • Rising Real Estate Partners
  • Second Street Ventures
  • Sole Source Capital
  • Titmouse Animation
  • Vulcan Materials
  • W4
  • Wells Fargo Bank


“Nico is a dynamic presence in the commercial real estate arena. As a real estate attorney, I have had the pleasure of working with him on a number of projects. His knowledge of the real estate industry as a whole, and of the Los Angeles area in particular, is superb. He is the consummate professional who knows everyone in town and who delivers fantastic results for his clients. I would highly recommend Nico.” —Tim McGinity, Partner, Allen Matkins


Building Consultancy, Business Brokerage, Cost Management, Disposal Advice, Financial Analysis, Investment Properties, Lease Administration, Lease Advisory, Project Leasing, Transactions Services
Service Lines
Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation, Capital Markets
Property Type
Featured Research
Jul 15, 2020
2020 Q2 Greater Los Angeles Basin Office Knowledge Report
Due to the uncertainty of the economic impact of COVID-19, leasing activity came to a halt as tenants reexamined their future business options, which could have an impact on their square footage footprints.
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Apr 16, 2020
2020 Q1 Greater Los Angeles Basin Office Knowledge Report
The Los Angeles Basin office market is comprised of 314.9 million square feet of multi-tenant office space in buildings 25,000 square feet or larger. It ranks as the third largest office market in the nation, following New York City and the Greater Washington D.C. area. Most of its space, 55%, was built in or after 1985, making it a relatively young market. It is also relatively decentralized, with only 11% of the space located within Downtown Los Angeles and 89% dispersed throughout the region. Low-rise buildings make up 40% of the space, followed by 31% in mid-rise buildings and 29% in high-rise structures.
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Jan 16, 2020
2019 Q4 Greater Los Angeles Basin Office Knowledge Report
The Los Angeles County office market recorded 316,200 square feet of net absorption. Construction deliveries of 823,300 square feet led to a rising vacancy rate of 14.6%. West Los Angeles accounted for 65% of the total demand for the quarter. Leasing activity, which dropped approximately 500,000 square feet from last quarter, recorded 3.3 million square feet. Receding activity from coworking firms and less activity overall led to this slide.
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Featured News
Oct 13, 2017
Colliers International tapped to market Vic Studios for lease in Burbank Media Triangle
Betting prospective tenants will see it as a state-of-the-art workspace where creativity and collaboration can flourish, a renovated and re-imagined Vic Studios officially came on market in the heart of Burbank/Glendale Media Triangle for the first time in two decades, being exclusively marketed by Colliers.
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Jul 1, 2017
Web content and digital media producers Pixelogic and Hulu ink long-term leases valued at nearly $12 million in resurgent Burbank media district
Pixelogic Media Partners and Hula Media Services combined will occupy more than 37,400 square feet in the Media District at the 4000 Alameda Building in Burbank, Calif. Nico Vilgiate and Kyle Stanich represented building owner Alameda Enterprise Inc. in the leases valued at nearly $12 million.
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