Unifying our expertise and strengths to achieve our clients’ objectives and to provide a fulfilling experience through the process.

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Pat Swanson

Executive Vice President

LICENSE #: 01382974

  • Max Green Circle of Excellence Award - Colliers International (2013-2019)
  • Top Producer - Colliers International (2016-2019)
  • Consistently ranked as a CoStar Power Broker
  • Platinum Achiever Award - Sperry Van Ness (2005-2010)
  • Top Producing Rookie - Sperry Van Ness (2003-2004)

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration with an Emphasis in Marketing
University of Southern California

As one of Southern California’s most accomplished multifamily investment advisors, Pat’s success is predicated on exceeding his clients’ expectations. From acquisition and disposition strategies to portfolio management, Pat’s experience also includes bulk condo sales, distressed asset resolution, value-add repositioning, and 1031 Exchanges.

Throughout his commercial real estate career, his accomplishments have been recognized with multiple awards - the most recent was achieving CoStar’s Power Broker Award, which celebrates the Top Commercial Brokers in the Country, as well as being the top Multifamily Agent in California for Colliers International from 2016-2019.

In addition to being a proud business graduate from USC, Pat was a three-year starter for the nationally ranked Trojan football team. His athletic ability extends beyond college football with a Black Belt in MooYea-Do Karate.

Away from work, Pat is active with Light the Night, a key fundraiser for leukemia and lymphoma research. He is also involved with Swim with Mike, a charity for handicapped children and the Special Olympics.

Pat and his wife Alexis have four children — Ty, Micah, Shayne and Ryanne.

Email Pat MOBILE: (213) 864-2862 DIRECT: (949) 724-5564

Liam Skelly


LICENSE #: 02039422


Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management
Loyola Marymount University

Ryan prides himself on delivering the most comprehensive and innovative real estate information to both new and existing clients. His main responsibility within the Swanson Apartment Team is to build and maintain relationships with prospective buyers and sellers who are looking to invest in multifamily properties. Ryan’s professionalism, research, and vast knowledge of both Los Angeles and Orange County markets give him the ability to successfully meet each client’s needs.

Ryan received his education at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and earned his degree in Business Administration with a focus on Business Law. During his college experience, Ryan worked in construction where he was involved in both the sales and managerial side of the company.

Today, Ryan actively participates in the community by volunteering his time to both Feed the Hungry LA and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. During his free time, Ryan enjoys being active through various pick-up sports leagues, as well as participating in activities like hunting and deep-sea fishing.

Email Ryan MOBILE: (714) 906-0251 DIRECT: (949) 724-5597

Ryan Bybee


LICENSE #: 02012725


Liam Skelly


LICENSE #: 02039422


Bachelor of Arts, Economics & Spanish
Chapman University

As a member of one of the top multifamily brokerage teams in Orange County, Liam takes pride in providing innovative solutions for client real estate needs. Reporting to Pat Swanson, Liam’s main responsibilities include what is the most crucial part of the team’s marketing efforts – making the first contact with prospective sellers of multifamily properties. By being the first team member to call on property owners, Liam represents the team and the company’s professionalism, its high ethical standards, and its ability to successfully market properties.

Liam’s own work ethic and motivation is reflected by the two bachelor’s degrees he completed simultaneously in three and a half years, earning honors in both Economics and Spanish from Chapman University. During his college experience, he also played two years of varsity basketball, was an assistant varsity basketball coach at El Modena High in Orange, and held several other employment positions in sales and marketing.

Today, Liam is an active member of the community, participating in charities such as CENA (Caring Educators Nourishing All) and SOS (Share Our Selves), which help underprivileged children receive gifts during the holiday season. In his free time, Liam enjoys leading a healthy and active lifestyle and can be found at the gym or playing pick-up basketball.

Email Liam MOBILE: (949) 939-7723 DIRECT: (949) 724-5534

Brett Bayless

Vice President

LICENSE #: 01718244


Bachelor of Arts, Communications with an Emphasis in Public Relations
California State University, Fullerton

Leading the multifamily team’s marketing campaigns, Briana manages and executes highly-effective marketing strategies unique to each clients’ needs. Her responsibilities include: implementing all marketing initiatives, designing collateral, creating email campaigns, managing social media, and preparing proposals.

Before her transition to Colliers International, she made her mark in the technology industry managing marketing campaigns for a Fortune 500 company and a technology financing company.

Briana earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from California State University, Fullerton. Additionally, she has obtained the Colliers International Commercial Property Marketing Certification.

When not in the office, Briana enjoys concerts, comedy shows, playing tennis, and spending time with family and friends.

Email Briana DIRECT: (949) 724-5538

Briana Cornell

Senior Marketing Specialist, CPMC

Mayela Ventura

Senior Operations Coordinator

Bachelor of Arts, Politics & Latin American Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz

Mayela Ventura joined Colliers International in January of 2018 as a Senior Operations Coordinator for the Swanson Apartment Team. Mayela’s focus is to ensure that each sales transaction is completed accurately and in a timely manner. With a keen attention to detail, Mayela coordinates all the transactional parts from marketing to deal closing, and the team’s operations.

Prior to joining Colliers International, Mayela spent three years with CBRE working with the operations and leadership team.

Mayela received her Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Latin American Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz and attended an extension program at the University of California, San Diego, earning a Professional Certificate in Project Management.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, visiting new locations, trying new recipes, and hiking.
Email Mayela DIRECT: (949) 724-5592