Aki Palmer

Vice President

772 Whalers Way, Suite 200

Fort Collins, CO 80525

F: 970-267-7419
C: 720.299.8733

Professional Expertise

Aki joined Cushman & Wakefield, formerly DTZ, in the summer of 2011. He brings a wealth of retail, office, land, tenant and landlord relationships to the firm. Aki began his commercial real estate career in Denver with CB Richard Ellis, where he worked for 3 years. Aki later joined Legend Retail Group where he worked for an additional 3 years and focused primarily on Tenant representation and Landlord brokerage.

Aki moved from Denver to Northern Colorado in 2005 and was a partner at Realtec Commercial Real Estate until he joined Cushman & Wakefield. Aki is a graduate of Colorado State University where he majored in Business Administration with an emphasis in Real Estate and Finance. In addition to his studies, Aki was a starting point guard for the Rams basketball team for 2 years, setting multiple CSU records.

Aki specializes in retail, land, OREO’s, and office sales and leasing. In 2013, he worked on a number of notable projects including the sale of Mid-Town Commons, a $ 11,725,000 retail shopping center on College Avenue in Fort Collins, a $8.4 million dollar land sale to Banner Hospital in south Fort Collins, and the sale and re-tenanting of a vacant 47,000 SF former Toys R Us building with Conn’s Inc., an electronics and appliance store chain headquartered in Texas. Other notable transactions include the leasing and sale of Towne Centre at Brookhill, a 500,000 square foot retail center in Westminster, CO and a 180 acre land acquisition in north Denver. He also has brokered several smaller land acquisitions, leases, and investment properties throughout Northern Colorado. Aki has accounted for 4 million leased square feet as well as 9 million square feet of land sold, a total transaction volume in excess of $115,000,000.

Clients Served

  • US Bank GDA Real Estate Services
  • Bank of Choice Stewart Title of Colorado
  • Golden Corrall Brown & Brown Insurance
  • Cadence Capital Investments Island Grill Restaurants
  • Fresenius Medical Group Great Western Bank

Major Transactions

  • Great Western Bank, 3711 JFK Parkway, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Home Depot Expansion, Town Centre at Brookhill, Denver, Colorado
  • JoAnn Fabrics, 2701 S College Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Wirestone Digital Marketing, 145 East Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Panera Bread, Men’s Wearhouse, AAA Colorado, 3636 South College Avenur, Fort Collins, Colorado

Community Leadership

•  Board Member, Ram Club
•  Member, RamStrength
•  Active Supporter, United Way
•  Member, Respite Care
•  Member, Realities For Children 


Bachelor of Science, Business Administration with an Emphasis in Real Estate and Finance, Colorado State University

Professional Affiliations

•  Member of Northern Colorado Commercial Association of Realtors, (NCCAR)
•  Member of International Council of Shopping Centers, (ICSC)
•  Member of Everitt Real Estate at Colorado State University