Pupil: “It really is simple logic: if most of the consuming population is in the west, most of the nation’s economic power will be in the west.” Pupil: “It really is simple logic: if most of the consuming population is in the west, most of the nation’s economic power will be in the west.”

IRVINE, CA—The country is turning from a traditional factory and manufacturing economy to a dominant knowledge-based one, which has always been based in the west, Colliers International’s west region president Martin Pupil tells GlobeSt.com. Colliers says one of the reasons he is growing Colliers’ institutional-investment division in the west—having, as we recently reported, recruited Michael Roberts, a new San Diego-based capital-markets office-market expert from a major competing firm—is because there is a seismic shift, a manifest destiny for the Millennial generation occurring as the nation’s economic heart moves from east to west.