Nils Snyder, CCIM, SIOR

Nils Snyder - Colliers
Senior Vice President, Colliers International
Minneapolis – St. Paul
Office: +1 952 837 3020
Mobile: +1 612 240 7967



Area of Expertise
Working out of Colliers International’s Downtown Minneapolis office, Nils Snyder strives to meet the needs of clients throughout the metro area. Nils has excellent analytical and technical skills which allow him to provide accurate, insightful market research and analysis while interpreting the data for his clients’ short and long term goals. His expertise includes tenant representation (from the site search selection process, through and including the negotiation phase, for both a purchase or lease transaction), as well as marketing properties for owners. Since joining Colliers International (formerly NAI Welsh) in 1999, Snyder has completed more than 6.5 million square feet in transactions with values over $600 million.

In addition to working with landlords and tenants, Nils helps clients to evaluate development opportunities in the metro area. Typical development projects include 25,000 to 45,000 square foot medical professional office buildings. Nils recently co-developed a medical professional building of 25,000 square feet in the Lakeville market as well as a 6,000 SF medical clinic on Snelling Avenue in St. Paul.

Nils’ success with Colliers International Brokerage and Development Services Division can be attributed to his superior market knowledge and his ability to build lasting relationships. Nils takes the time to gain a clear understanding of his clients’ overall goals and objectives. Then, in conjunction with his clients, Nils develops an overall strategy, recommends a course of action, and works diligently and thoroughly to ensure a successful outcome. Nils has earned a strong reputation and the respect of owners, tenants, and the brokerage community.

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District/Minneapolis Downtown Council
  • Member, Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District Budget/Operations Committee
  • Member, Project for Pride in Living in Housing & Development
  • Board Member, MNCAR
  • Vice Chair, Guthrie Business Circle
  • CoStar Power Broker

BA, St. Olaf College, Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Society of Industrial and Office Realtors designee (SIOR)

Representative Client list
Hines, Winthrop & Weinstine, Briggs and Morgan, Dorsey & Whitney, Nuveen, U.S. Postal Service, Ryan Companies, YMCA, Allstate

40 Under Forty, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2009; Minnesotans on the Move, Finance and Commerce, 2010; Developing Leaders Award, NAIOP, 2009; Colliers International Everest Club, 2012

Customer Testimonials
“Nils was great. He listened well to what we needed and guided us through the process. When it came time to negotiate he was able to get a deal that was much better than we thought possible. I would highly recommend him.”

– Mark Van Note, Partner, M Squared Group