Brian Mason brings 27 years of San Jose/Silicon Valley commercial real estate experience to Avison Young, with a primary focus on investment sales in all product types, for both acquisition and disposition. He was most recently a senior vice-president with Colliers International. Prior to joining Colliers, he was a broker with Coldwell Banker/Contempo and operated his own construction and millwork firm. A student of Mandarin, he has assisted many Asia-based clients and spent a considerable amount of time on business development in China. Mason is a member of the China Silicon Valley and the Asia Business Association of Silicon Valley, as well as the International Council of Shopping Centres. In the community, he is active with Rotary Club and is a big supporter of Morgan Autism Centers. He has also served in the U.S. Army, earning Soldier of the Year awards at both the company and battalion levels, along with several commendations and medals.
He holds an Associates degree in marine technology from Santa Barbara College and has completed the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) course work. He has also completed courses in redevelopment and urban planning at Pepperdine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.