Senior Vice President
License # SA647601000
As a senior vice president with Colliers International, I specialize in the sale and leasing of industrial, office, land and R&D properties, with extensive experience representing corporate and institutional clients, locally and nationally. Comprehensive services include landlord, tenant and investor representation, corporate services, business development and project management.
I partner with Bonnie Halley, senior vice president; and Melissa Marks, senior associate, to serve clients across the West Valley submarkets of metropolitan Phoenix.
As an industry veteran with more than 35 years of commercial real estate experience, there are few situations I haven’t encountered. Most importantly, I acknowledge what I do not know and defer to other experts, when necessary. I am committed to placing the interests of my clients first, helping them understand what is required of both them and myself, while creating a smooth path to successful transactions.
Having previously served in the role of designated broker, I have a strong commitment to integrity and honesty in all aspects of my work and relationships. Clients and colleagues alike describe me as knowledgeable, conscientious, helpful and easy to work.
Before joining Colliers, I served as senior vice president of leasing with Phoenix West Commercial in Avondale, successfully establishing the firm as an industry leader in the West Valley. Previously, I held positions as senior vice president for Cornish & Carey Newmark and also senior vice president and designated broker for Trammell Crow Company in San Francisco, with responsibility for developing transaction opportunities for institutional and corporate clients at both firms. I also served as national real estate portfolio manager for the McKesson Corporation. Prior to that, I was a senior vice president with Jones Lang LaSalle.
- 2003 to present, completed lease and sale transactions exceeding $550 million in value for more than 5 million square feet of office and industrial space in over 60 cities, 24 states and six Canadian provinces
- Member of the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR), which is the leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association. The SIOR designation is a professional symbol of the highest level of knowledge, production, and ethics in the real estate industry.
- Master of Arts, Communication Arts, American University, Washington, D.C.
- Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Fordham University, New York City
Memberships & Involvements
- NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
I support several non-profit groups primarily in the West Valley, including:
- Charity arm of the Irish American Club of Pebble Creek, with donations to the Litchfield School District
- New Leaf Women’s Shelter
- Homeless Youth Connection
- Therapy Paws
- Southwest Advocacy Group
- Basic Metals
- Bank of America
- Calix Networks
- Owens Illinois
- Sanwa Bank
- Ryder Leasing
- Recall Records
- Reliance Management
- First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.
- Trammel Crow
- Constellation Brands
- Sandvik Mining
Senior Vice President
As a senior vice president and licensed associate broker with Colliers International, I specialize in the sale and leasing of industrial, office and land properties, with demonstrated expertise representing landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers. I partner with Brian Gleason, senior vice president; and Melissa Marks, senior associate, to serve clients across the West Valley submarkets of metropolitan Phoenix.
I bring more than 30 years of experience providing business solutions and real estate expertise to my clients. Comprehensive services include market and financial feasibility studies, site selection, location analysis, demographic reports, targeted marketing, transaction negotiations, and contract support.
Sharply focused on my clients’ success, I ensure they have the essential information to make informed real estate decisions. To assist property owners and investors, I provide financial comparative analyses for various strategies, such as buy, sell, hold and refinance. As a strategic partner, I keep my clients’ interests in the forefront. My goals are to achieve the best results and maximize their financial returns, while saving time by streamlining the process.
Clients describe their experience buying, selling or leasing real estate as a much smoother and less stressful process than expected, due to my being highly responsive and keeping them fully informed.
Prior to joining Colliers, I was a senior vice president and associate broker with Phoenix West Commercial in Avondale. Previously, I was an associate broker with Don Bennett & Associates in Goodyear and Re/Max Commercial in Scottsdale.
During a banking career spanning over 20 years, I managed one of the largest offices for a regional bank. I also served as a commercial lender and portfolio manager. In 1996, I helped form a de novo bank in Scottsdale. My experience includes working on behalf of a national bank regulatory agency, investigating failed banks.
I have served my community as an officer and member of several boards of directors, and am currently on the Board of Directors of the Central Arizona Chapter of CCIM. I am active in my church and love spending time with family and friends in the Northern Arizona pines.
As a senior associate with Colliers International, I specialize in the sale and leasing of industrial, office and land properties, working on behalf of landlords, tenants, sellers and buyers. I partner with Bonnie Halley and Brian Gleason, senior vice presidents, to serve clients across the West Valley submarkets of metropolitan Phoenix.
Leveraging in-depth market knowledge, I effectively position properties in the marketplace to reach targeted tenants and buyers. I align marketing strategies with my clients’ business objectives to deliver optimal results. Clients appreciate my proactive approach to quickly move property marketing and negotiations forward to save them both time and money.
With more than 10 years of professional expertise in problem-solving, reasoning and analysis, I am able to readily identify and resolve transactional issues. Clients can rely on me to look out for their best interests. Serving as a collaborative partner to my clients, I develop long-term relationships built on mutual trust and respect. I believe a key factor to successfully closing transactions is the degree to which all parties trust each other.
I bring a positive and enthusiastic energy to working with clients and peers, starting each day with an optimistic attitude. I strongly believe in the adage of doing what you love and loving what you do.
Prior to joining Colliers, I was an associate with Phoenix West Commercial in Avondale, specializing in industrial and office properties. In that role, I advised prospective clients on market conditions and drove the negotiation process for successful transactions. I demonstrated exceptional prospecting skills by generating an extensive client base through aggressive marketing and personal referrals from satisfied clients, resulting in recognition as Rookie of the Year.
As administrator for FourteenSix, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, I was responsible for financial procedures and policies, provided fiscal and administrative leadership, and oversaw a $250,000 budget. Previously, I served as project coordinator for Toyota in San Diego, where I oversaw the development and implementation of an international policy development program. I also provided leadership to multiple management teams for the integration of a new customer care policy.
My husband and I founded FourteenSix, Inc., an Arizona non-profit organization, 14 years ago. I enjoy pouring my love into the children there in my free time; and I am active in my church, particularly in women and children’s ministry.