Neil Collins

Chief Executive Officer, Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS


Real Estate Columnist

Neil Collins is the CEO of the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS®.

Born and raised in Santa Clara County, Neil graduated from San Jose State with a degree in Business Administration and Management. He has an extensive background in customer service going all the way back to the early 1990s where he was the General Manager and Buyer for Mel Cotton’s Sporting Goods.

He has also been a small business owner and entrepreneur, opening up Trailsloggers in Downtown Campbell in 2005. Shortly thereafter, he became the President of the Downtown Campbell Business Association and helped launch First Fridays, Art Walks, Wine Walks, Big Bands & BBQ and a whole host of Downtown centric events that played a large part in improving Downtown Campbell’s vitality.

In 2010, Neil took over as the CEO of the Campbell Chamber of Commerce and became the CEO of the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® in 2013.

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