Shawn Bakke


Professional Expertise

Shawn Bakke joined Savills downtown Los Angeles office in January of 2018. Throughout his lengthy career, Shawn’s vision for success has proven dependable in significant real estate transactions with private clients, institutional and off-shore investors, public and private REIT’s, and 1031 exchange investors.

Shawn is extremely effective when negotiating contracts, structuring leases, and directing team objectives. He prepares valuations for both investment real estate transactions, as well as mergers and acquisitions. His honed expertise to establish and deliver top value for his clients comes from the successful sale of over 600 commercial properties spanning 36 states and totaling more than $800 million.

Before joining Savills, Shawn had an extensive stint with Colliers International, where he spent five years as Senior Vice President and almost three as Executive Vice President of Net Leased & Retail Investments. Prior to that, he was Vice President of the Net Leased Properties Group at Marcus & Millichap for eight years.

Awards, Achievements and Activities

Shawn has received an abundance of personal awards and achievements throughout his career in the real estate industry. He was a Top Net Leased Broker with Colliers North America in 2011 and 2014, earned their Max Green Circle of Excellence Award from 2011 to 2016, and was in the top 10% of Collier brokers in US, Canada, and Latin America from 2011 to 2016, placing him in the Colliers Everest Club.

Additionally, Shawn is a two-time recipient of Marcus & Millichap’s Chairmans’ Club Award, which is given to 1% of brokers nationwide.



Los Angeles (Downtown)

Office Number

+1 213 553 3800


  • University of Southern California Bachelor of Science, Real Estate 

  • University of Cambridge, History & 20th Century Poetry 


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