Paul Choukourian | Colliers International | Detroit

Paul Choukourian


Executive Managing Director

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Professional Summary

Based in Colliers International's Southfield Office, Paul Choukourian serves as the Executive Managing Director and Market Leader for the Southeast Michigan Region with locations in Detroit CBD, Ann Arbor and Southfield.

Responsibilities include oversight in all aspects of the commercial real estate business: sales and leasing, education and training, recruitment and the regional philanthropic endeavors.

Additionally, within Colliers, Paul serves on the United States Managers Steering Committee.

Paul began his career with a small office development firm which allowed him to work in multiple aspects of the commercial real estate industry including land assemblage, property acquisition and disposition, construction, property management, leasing and investment sales.   Paul then chose to focus on commercial real estate leasing and sales in the office and industrial segments with large public and private organizations for Liberty Property Trust in Michigan and Tampa, Florida and for KIRCO in Metro-Detroit prior to joining Colliers International.


Recruited over 50 top producing professionals to the region since 2011.

Increased revenue to region by over 460% since 2011 (51.1%) annually.

Added new service lines to the region including project management, appraisal and tax appeal.

Rounded out the service coverage by recruiting established retail and investment advisors.

As a producer, Paul has completed over 750 transactions totalling over 17,000,000 sq. ft.

Named to Crain's Detroit Business "40 Under 40" Class of 2012.

Named to Crain's Detroit Business "50 Names to Know in Real Estate".

Named to "Detroit 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders" by dbusiness Magazine.

Named to "Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame" by Midwest Real Estate News.


Bachelors Degree in Business Management
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Harvard Business School Executive Education
Organizational Leadership
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Memberships & Involvements

"ICSC, BOMA, Commercial Board of Realtors"


Hillwood, Jonna Developement, KIRCO, Hollingsworth Logistics


Project Leasing, Transactions Services, Site Sales, Portfolios, Operational real estate, Land Sales, Ground lease, Construction Management, Business Brokerage, Asset Management
Service Lines
Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation, Capital Markets
Property Type
Office, Industrial, Retail, Multifamily
Featured News
Jun 18, 2019
Midwest Commercial Hall of Famers share insights at Michigan CCIM event
More than 75 of metropolitan Detroit’s top real estate professionals attended CCIM - Michigan Chapter’s Lunch and Learn Hall of Fame Brokers panel on June 6 in the auditorium at the One Town Square building in Southfield, Michigan.
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May 24, 2019
Co-working Firm Establishes First Detroit Outpost
Bryan Barnas, Gary Grochowski and Paul Choukourian of Colliers International represented Seven Co., which operates under the Next7 brand.
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Dec 15, 2018
Colliers in Southfield Adds Building Security Advisory to Project Management Division
Colliers International Group has added a building and premises security advisory to its project management division.
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