Based out of Colliers International’s Orange County office in Irvine, CA, Martin Pupil serves as President, U.S. Brokerage. Martin oversees the markets and partners with the regional presidents, service line leaders, market leaders and sales professionals at Colliers to expand revenue through new business development and recruiting. Martin’s visionary approach has helped him close major deals for firms such as SeBristol-Myers Squibb, Adecco, Desjardins Sécurité Financière, Assurances Générales Desjardins, Quantum Management Ltd., Arcop Group Ltd., Equinox Services Financiers, McGill University Hospital, Neurochem, l’Université de Montréal and l’École Polytechnique.
Prior to his appointment as president, U.S. Bokerage, Martin served as President for Colliers’ Western Region commercial real estate service lines. The Western Region covers operations across California, in such major markets as San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and Orange County, in addition to operations in Arizona with more than 700 sales professionals and staff.
Martin joined Colliers in 2004 as executive vice president and general manager of the business’ Montreal operations. He helped assemble a top-notch team of real estate advisors for Colliers International’s downtown Montreal operations, building solid relationships with diverse stakeholders in the business community. He led the successful task of positioning Colliers International as a leader in the Montreal real estate market. As a result of his leadership, the office’s revenue grew by 140% during his tenure. In 2007, he relocated to Orange County to spearhead Colliers’ Occupier Services platform in Greater Los Angeles. Less than a year later Martin became the regional managing director for Greater Los Angeles.
Before entering the real estate services industry, Martin began his career at De Gradpré Chait as a lawyer specializing in real estate and construction law. His most significant accomplishments while at the firm include the construction phase of the Bell Centre, Transat AT’s commercial and real estate litigation, and transfer of underperforming mortgages for Bandera. Martin recognized his talents would be better served helping clients directly in their real estate decisions and left law to pursue a career as tenant representative broker with Staubach Leonard McKeague in Montreal.