Area of Expertise
Marne specializes in the acquisition of real estate for Silicon Valley’s high tech and life science companies and has consistently been a top producer at Colliers.
During her career, Marne has negotiated and been personally involved in lease, land, and building sales transactions totaling over 6 million square feet, over 125 acres in residential land sales, and over $3 billion in total consideration. Marne represents a wide diversity of companies, ranging from startups looking for their first building to Fortune 500 companies needing to expand or relocate.
Fourth highest producer in Northern California, Top 3% producer in the entire company
Recipient of Michael Murphy Award, in recognition of contributions in both leadership and community service
Nominated for the Silicon Valley Broker Association (SVBA) Hall of Fame award
Twice voted “Outstanding Office Leasing Associate of Silicon Valley Brokers” and “Broker of the Year”
Consistently achieved 90/10 status at Colliers, a performance benchmark reserved exclusively for the company’s most elite performers
Business and Educational Background
Marne Michaels joined Colliers International in 1996 after fifteen years with CBRE, where her expertise was in tenant representation, land sales and property representation. Marne heads up the Life Science Group, which provides services to companies in the healthcare industry. She is also a former member of the Board of Directors and is an equity stakeholder in the company.
Marne has always been passionate about giving back to the community. Marne is currently serving as Northern California co-chair of Marshall Partners, the fund-raising and outreach arm of University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. She served on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association (Santa Clara Valley Chapter) for seven years and founded the highly successful Research Round Table. Currently she is an advisor to FLY (Fresh Lifeline to Youth), the American Diabetes Association Leaders Forum Luncheon, and is a former member of the Santa Clara University Board of Fellows. Marne has served on other boards and has done volunteer work for numerous organizations, including Menlo School.