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Andy La Dow

Managing Director San Diego Region, Colliers International

Andy La Dow has 31 years of experience in the San Diego commercial real estate industry. Named regional managing director of Colliers International in March 2013, he oversees operations and manages about 100 commercial real estate professionals in the San Diego and Carlsbad offices. He has extensive experience in complex, high-value corporate office leases, purchases and built-to-suit transactions. He came to Colliers from a position as a senior managing director and principal at Cassidy Turley, and before that, he was a senior vice president at Irving Hughes.

ALMA MATER: Northern Arizona University

HOBBY: Yacht racing.

IN HIS SPARE TIME: He has served as Commodore and board member of the San Diego Yacht Club.