Bob Dean | Colliers International | Sacramento

Bob Dean

Senior Vice President

License # 00927268

Call Bob
View Less


Professional Summary

After three years spearheading a business development team at Pacific Legal Foundation, a national nonprofit public interest law firm based in Sacramento with an emphasis on real property rights, I am happy to be back in commercial real estate having found a new home at Colliers International. My commercial real estate experience spans nearly 30 years as a Managing Director of the Sacramento, Bay Area, Portland, Denver, and Seattle offices at Grubb & Ellis, and I developed a hands-on perspective of those geographies and markets. This allows me to provide you with a wider perspective of the overall real estate market and anticipate changes in the CRE cycle. Colliers provides me the complete platform to team up with experts with market knowledge in nearly every commercial real estate service line—office, retail, industrial, investments, land, property management and evaluations. 

I am your liaison, consultant, broker, market specialist, and partner. Whatever your unique business needs, opportunities, or challenges may be, I leverage my varied background to assess the broker skill set best suited for the project developing a team of experts tailored to your needs. Together we will develop a strategy to achieve your long and short term business goals whether that be leasing up a space in preparation to sell or qualifying and identifying new product to acquire. In addition, drawing from my recent experience with Pacific Legal’s work with property rights, I feel even more prepared to help my clients achieve success in their business.


  • Manager’s Circle of Excellence Award (1996, 2005, 2006, 2007), Grubb & Ellis
  • Distinguished Alumni Award (2005), California State University, Sacramento 
  • Humanitarian of the Year Award (1999), ACRE Trainor-Robertson


  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, California State University, Chico
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA), California State University, Sacramento 

Memberships & Involvements

  • Colliers Sacramento Law Firm Services Group 
  • Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council, 1990-2017
  • Board Director, Team California 2011-13
  • Sacramento Rotary Club 1986-2009
  • Chapter Leadership, Leukemia Society of America 1995-2017
  • Advisory Board, California State University, Chico School of Business
  • Board of Directors & Past President, Sierra View Country Club 2004-2017
  • Sacramento State Planned Giving Advisory Committee 2008-2012


“Our law firm has worked with Bob Dean on a variety of deals, including our own leases, for three decades. We have found him to consistently be amongst the most knowledgeable and ethical of brokers, always bringing significant value to the deal, especially when the inevitable issues arise near closing.” - Charles Trainor, Senior Shareholder, Trainor Fairbrook


Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Capital Markets
Property Type
Office, Industrial, Retail
Featured Research
Jan 12, 2021
2020 Q4 Sacramento Office Market Report
The outlook of the Sacramento office market remains uncertain after the COVID-19 pandemic brought the economy to a halt last March. Leasing activity remains anemic with many signed leases being short term renewals and a number of large tenants looking to downsize. Sales volume dropped off quite dramatically as well after a strong start to the year.
Read More
Oct 15, 2020
2020 Q3 Sacramento Office Market Report
More than seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, most office workers are still working from home, but the lasting viability of remote working remains to be seen. The Sacramento region’s market vacancy rate increased 10 basis points quarter-over-quarter almost entirely due to more than 136,000 square feet of vacant sublease space hitting the market. The amount of available sublease space across the market increased 73 percent since the end of March to 962,393 square feet, the highest level seen since Q2 2009.
Read More
Oct 12, 2020
2020 Q3 Stockton/Central Valley Industrial Market Research Report
Demand & New Construction Drive Rent Growth
Read More
View More

How can I help you?

An unexpected error has occurred. Please try again.
Your request has been submitted.
Someone will contact you shortly.