As Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of at Colliers International | Minneapolis-St. Paul, Mark Parten leads the Real Estate Management and Facilities divisions, along with the Workplace vertical. Additionally, Mark manages Welsh Architecture and the full Welsh Project Management group. Mark’s entrepreneurial approach and ability to provide clients with comprehensive strategic results have resulted in significant portfolio growth, year after year. His in-depth knowledge of the industry and market have been instrumental in expanding Colliers International’s presence in the Twin Cities market.

Mark’s comprehensive vision and drive for excellence has helped to establish Welsh and Collier’s International | MSP’s goal of providing exceptional service while creating value in their client’s real estate assets. Prior to his promotion to Chief Operating Officer in 2017, Mark successfully integrated the Real Estate Management division with the Colliers leasing, investment sales, and marketing professionals, providing tactical and innovative solutions to achieve client goals.

Mark’s motivational leadership is responsible for positioning all members of his teams for success on behalf of a diverse group of institutional and entrepreneurial clients. He is skilled at optimizing internal operations and leveraging core strengths and relationships, enabling him to provide direction and leadership for his division.

Mark has nearly 20 years of industry experience, having managed properties in the Chicago and Twin Cities market. Prior to joining Colliers International in 2005, Mark was employed by CB Richard Ellis, and has worked at Heitman Properties and Kennedy-Wilson Properties in Chicago. Mark’s prior management experience has included Class A and Class B industrial buildings, Class A CBD office high-rise buildings, and Class A suburban office properties.

Sample Client List:

  • Carlson Real Estate
  • AEW Capital Management
  • Clarion Partners
  • Bentall Kennedy
  • Tanurb Developments Inc.

Mark D. Parten

Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Architecture