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Thomas Ohlson

Managing Director | San Francisco

Tom Ohlson joined Colliers International in September, 2017 as Managing Director of Real Estate Management Services (REMS) for the San Francisco, CA office. Tom has more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience, and oversees all aspects of REMS operations in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has a long history of implementing “value-add” initiatives, including strategic leasing concepts and development efforts. Tom’s expertise covers a diverse range of property types, including urban office, suburban office, high street retail, suburban retail, regional malls, and multi-family residential properties. Tom came to Colliers from Grosvenor Americas in San Francisco, CA, where he spent 13 years and advanced from Senior Asset Manager to Senior Vice President and General Manager, overseeing the San Francisco office. There, he oversaw a $1 billion portfolio of retail, office, and multi-family assets throughout the west coast and Chicago, and was heavily involved in leasing activities. Under his leadership, the portfolio increased in value by more than 30%. An experienced manager, Tom worked with National Retail Partners as a Regional Property Director where he established a northern California presence for the firm. He has also worked with Burnham Pacific Properties and Farallon Real Estate Services managing assets in California, Texas, and Nevada.


MS, Real Estate, University of Wisconsin, Madison

BA, Economics, University of California, Los Angeles