Research

Fuel your growth with data-driven insights

Whether you’re a landlord, tenant or investor, market intelligence is vital in making the best decisions for your business. When it comes to real estate strategy, that requires high-quality and customizable market research and expert analysis to help you successfully buy, sell, lease or develop property.

We are an industry leader in providing critical market insights for our clients and the real estate sector. Our team of researchers works in partnership with our client service professionals to produce actionable insights spanning every major property type in markets around the globe. Our thought leadership includes white papers, market reports and articles on specialized topics, as well as bespoke research tailored to your business and market to ensure you have the right information to help you achieve your goals.


Top questions about Research services

Here are the some questions you might have about the research process.

The Colliers Research team publishes forward-looking thought leadership on important industry trends. This research is based on proprietary data we collect from our offices around the world as well as insights from our front-line market professionals and analysis of economic fundamentals.

Beyond our industry reports, we also provide tailored research analyses for clients. From lease rate comparisons to capitalization rate assessments, our research will provide you with the insights you need to make informed decisions for your business.

If your needs include future growth assessments, property marketing or space planning, you might be interested in exploring our other services and specializations, such as Tenant Representation services or Landlord Representation services.

Real estate markets are ever-changing dynamic systems. A lease that was competitively priced six months ago could be now be overpriced or underpriced. An experienced research team can provide vital insights such as a reasonable estimate of your building’s projected lease rates, an estimated cap rate or analysis of market activity. When it comes to real estate, even the most seemingly minute decisions can translate to significant profits or losses. Property owners armed with relevant data and market context are empowered to make better decisions.

Whether you’re satisfied with your existing lease or pursuing alternative options, a research team with the right market intelligence can tell you whether your current lease is competitive with current rates. If you’re in the process of planning long-term budgets, our research teams can provide a projection of future lease rates in your current building or other venues of interest. If you’re interested in relocating, we can provide an assessment of the potential to sublease your existing space or provide data to help narrow down the optimal location for your business.

Numbers provide vital information, but data can be misleading without sufficient context with which to interpret it. We help our clients understand emerging trends to take advantage of the evolving nature of real estate. We help you harness this insight to make long-term decisions to support your business and financial portfolio.

Our research team works directly with our client service experts, capitalizing on the breadth and depth of our brokers’ market expertise to help you make better business decisions. With teams that specialize in every property type and industry, our client service professionals can transform insights into a competitive business advantage.

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Research services leadership


Andrew Nelson

Chief Economist | USA
San Francisco

As Chief Economist | USA, I develop the firm’s economic and market perspectives and provide strategic advice to the firm’s clients. In addition to being the voice of Colliers on economic and markets issues, I also manage the U.S. research team, overseeing all market reports, thought leadership and support to the firm’s professionals and clients, on topics spanning commercial real estate, capital markets and financial investment and related sectors.


Prior to Colliers, I spent eight years at Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (formerly known as RREEF), most recently as Director, Research & Strategy in the Americas, where I managed the US Research team and was the retail sector and sustainability specialist. Previously I held a variety of leadership positions in both the public and private sectors including Vice President of HOK Advance Strategies, where I served as national practice leader of the Portfolio Services service line, focusing on corporate real estate departments and public agencies. I also managed a construction lending program for the World Bank in Russia and managed the regional real estate consulting practice at Deloitte & Touche in San Francisco.

Pete Culliney

Director of Research
New York

A librarian by training Pete has been providing business research and analysis to senior executives national and around the globe for almost 25 years. 

Starting his career at legendary research shop Find/SVP and then at market leading insurance broker Marsh, Inc Pete immersed himself in a variety of topic and industries that gave him a broad field of reference on American business and the economy.

Joining Deloitte in 2001 brought Pete to the Commercial Real Estate industry and he has not looked back. Finding a deep affinity for the places where we live, work and play Pete has remained focused on bringing the best information coupled with insight to the global real estate marketplace.  

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