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Derek May | Colliers | Vancouver

Derek May

Vice President

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Professional Summary

Derek joined Colliers International in 1999 as an assistant for two of the company's senior office leasing agents. In the fall of 2000, Derek entered the commercial real estate brokerage community. He collaborates with many different teams and individuals in the Vancouver office.

Over the past 22 years, Derek has gained the knowledge and skills to handle any office space requirement in Vancouver's office market. As a Landlord or Tenant representative, Derek has worked with corporate businesses, professional partnerships, e-com businesses, not-profit organizations, and schools. He works diligently to understand his clients’ expectations and needs working effectively and efficiently to exceed their expectations.

Derek is a highly motivated, optimistic and outgoing individual with a concentrated focus on job performance and client satisfaction. He believes that his local real estate knowledge, communication skills, accountability, and determination to put tough deals together are his best assets in helping his clients achieve their real estate goals.

Derek is an active member with the Downtown Vancouver Business Association. He is an avid sports fan and participates in many sports, but his passion is playing hockey and watching his beloved Vancouver Canucks.  Derek has volunteered  to coach baseball and hockey (North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association) and flag footballl. He also volunteered  at 2019 World Junior Hockey Tournament in Vancouver.



As a Brokerage professional, Derek has achieved numerous awards.  Derek has been one of the top 5 deal makers in the Vancouver office for 20 consecutive years. Derek has been honored four (4) times with Deal Maker of the Year in 2007, 2011,  2017, 2018, 2019.

In 2021, Derek was awarded the House Coach of the Year for North Vancouver Minor Hockey Association.


Capilano College

Memberships & Involvements

Downtown Vancouver Business Association, NAIOP


Bosa, ONNI, Talia Jevan, Keneco Management, Kwan Development, Jacklan Holdings, Warrington PCI Management, Brilliant Circle Group, Atelier Capital Partners, Bucci Developments Ltd, Northland Properties, Gulf Pacific Group, Heart & Stroke Foundation, PCI Developments, Chungwa,


Service Lines

Occupier Representation, Landlord Representation

Property Type


Featured Research

Jul 18, 2018

Metro Vancouver Office Market Report Q2 2018

The overall vacancy rate for Metro Vancouver remained stable at 5.4%, led primarily by increased vacancy in Richmond, Surrey, and New Westminster.
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