Mike Cobb | Colliers International | Silicon Valley

Mike Cobb

Senior Vice President

License # CA-00979399

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Professional Summary

Mike specializes in the sale and leasing of office, industrial and R&D properties on the San Francisco Peninsula. Mike possesses a depth of market knowledge and experience, and his expertise has proven a great benefit to his clients.

A skilled market analyst and forecaster, Mike has been the lead author of Colliers’ San Francisco Peninsula quarterly market report since 2002. He is the owner of Opinion of Value, a leading commercial real estate blog covering the San Francisco Peninsula and Silicon Valley. In addition to successful assignments with institutional and local property owners, Mikes’ clients have included prominent local technology firms, start-ups, and national manufacturing concerns. He has also successfully represented various non-profit organizations on highly challenging facility acquisition and disposition assignments. Mike joined Colliers International in December, 2001 as a veteran of the brokerage industry and with a strong focus on the Peninsula market.  Mike is active in his local community. He has served as a Director on the boards of a number of non profit groups involved in education and the arts, and been appointed to several financial oversight commissions within his local school district. He has also coached youth sports.



• CoStar 'Power Broker' 2010
• Lead Tenant Broker, SF Business Times 'Office Deal of the Year (Suburban)', 2007


BA from the University of California at Berkeley.

Memberships & Involvements

Association of Silicon Valley Brokers, Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, US Green Building Council NCC, Leadership Mountain View


Building Owner

  • Ellis Partners
  • CM Capital
  • Stanford Real Estate
  • Foster Enterprises
  • Arnell Enterprises
  • Nearon Enterprisese

Non-Profit/Public Agencies

  • YWCA of the MidPeninsula
  • County of Santa Clara
  • CalTrain
  • SRI
  • LifeMoves (formerly InnVision Shelter Network)
  • Human Rights Watch









    Property Types
    Sustainability Group
    Featured Research
    Jul 21, 2020
    2020 Q2 San Francisco Peninsula Market Research Report
    Pandemic Reverses Absorption Trends - As deal velocity slowed in Q2 2020, San Francisco Peninsula's commercial real estate market saw occupancy losses across all tracked property types.
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    Apr 30, 2020
    2020 Q1 San Francisco Peninsula Market Research Report
    Paradigm Shift - The overall vacancy rate for all tracked property types remained stable across the San Francisco Peninsula markets.
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    Jan 22, 2020
    2019 Q4 San Francisco Peninsula Market Research Report
    <b>New Year, New Tenants</b> - The overall vacancy rate for all property types across the San Francisco Peninsula increased from 4.2 to 5.4 percent, while rents trended in different directions relative to property type.
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