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

  • Colliers Top Producer - Everest Club (2016-2021)
  • Max Green Circle of Excellence Award - Colliers (2011-2021)
  • 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 Power Broker Award, which celebrates the Top Commercial Brokers in the Country, as well as being the top Multifamily Agent in California for Colliers from 2016-2021.

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

Senior Associate

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

Liam Skelly

Senior Associate

License # 02039422


Ryan Bybee

Senior Associate

License # 02012725

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

Anthony Connell


License # 02126025


Bachelor of Science, Finance; Minor: Computer Technology and Application with an emphasis in Real Estate
University of Alabama

As a premier client advisor for the Swanson Apartment Team, Anthony’s market knowledge enables him to help clients achieve their investment goals with the disposition and acquisition of multifamily properties in Coastal Orange County. Anthony's primary focus is on advancing his clients positions by observing market trends and capitalizing on opportunities.

Anthony earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Alabama, with a Major in Finance and Minor in Computer Technology and Application, with an emphasis in Real Estate.

Prior to joining Colliers, Anthony worked for Matthews Real Estate where he quickly became the top multifamily producer in the Orange County office. He continued his career at Great American Financial where he learned fundamentals of real estate financing, reviewed collateralized assets, and shadowed loan officers during qualification process.

In his free time, Anthony enjoys spending time outdoors golfing, fishing, and playing basketball, as well as, volunteering at his local church.

Email Anthony
Mobile: (818) 434-0134
Direct: (949) 373-3042

Anthony Connell


License # 02126025


Briana Cornell

Senior Marketing Specialist, CPMC
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, 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 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

Mayela Ventura

Senior Operations Coordinator

License # 02082865

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

Mayela Ventura joined Colliers 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, 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

Mayela Ventura

Senior Operations Coordinator
License # 02082865