John Kovaleski | Colliers International | Silicon Valley

John Kovaleski

Senior Vice President

License # CA-00828965

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Professional Summary

John began his commercial real estate career in 1981, immediately following his graduation from Santa Clara University.  With 39 years of highly productive "Client Centric" commercial real estate experience, John is a well-recognized industry veteran known for his results-oriented & creative approach to delivering strategic commercial real estate solutions throughout the Western U.S. on behalf of his Corporate, Institutional & Private Capital Clients.  John and his Silicon Valley based Colliers team have built a proven multi-state Corporate Client tenant representation services platform, with an established network of Colliers Partners in key submarkets, which provides turn-key tenant representation services, including site acquisition/disposition, needs assessment, location analytics, strategic planning & transaction/portfolio management services with an emphasis on providing e-commerce driven logistics, manufacturing & distribution facility solutions.       

Since joining Colliers International’s San Jose office in November 2002, John has leased or sold over 10 million square feet of industrial/commercial space and over 120 acres of land for development with an aggregate value in excess of $1.25B on behalf of clients including; Express Messenger Systems, Inc dba OnTrac, General Motors, CVS/Pharmacy, PNC Realty Investors, Urban Catalyst, Riverview Systems Group, and Hensel Phelps Construction Co.




  • 2002-2019 Consistent Colliers producer and Platinum Award recipient;
  • 2012 & 2016 Colliers Million Dollar Producer Club;
  • 2012 & 2016 Colliers Everest Award recipient (top 10% of Colliers brokers nationally);
  • 2008 National Investment Sale of the Year Award.


  • A former “walk-on” point guard at Santa Clara University, John lettered in basketball at SCU in 1979-1981, earned a full athletic scholarship and was elected Team Captain and Most Inspirational Player his senior year;
  • A basketball fanantic at heart, John enjoys rooting for the Golden State Warriors and SCU Broncos;
  • John and his wife Lisa have 3 children and reside in San Jose. 


  • 1981 Bachelor of Arts in English - Santa Clara University 

Memberships & Involvements

Rotary Club of San Jose/ Co-Chair Rotary Downtown Development Committee / Association of Silicon Valley Brokers / Finance Committee St. Leo the Great Church, San Jose


Express Messenger Systems, Inc., dba OnTrac
Portfoliowide Tenant Representation Account - Western U.S. 

General Motors Worldwide Real Estate 
Corporate Services Account - San Francisco Bay Area 

Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Tenant Representation Account - San Francisco Bay Area





Corporate Transaction and Portfolio Management
Service Lines
Tenant Representation
Property Type
Industrial, Land
Logistics and Transportation Solutions Group

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