Daniel Ortega | Colliers International | Phoenix

Daniel Ortega

Vice President

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Professional Summary

As a vice president with the Arizona Retail Services Team with Colliers International, I specialize in the representation of national and regional retailers, specialty brands, restaurants and big box tenants in their expansion throughout the Southwest. I focus on developing and implementing real estate expansion strategies on behalf of our team’s clients.

I excel at executing a marketing or development strategy, leveraging relational experience and technology. I understand current leasing trends as well as the needs and requirements of retailers in the market. I bring a distinct skill set to the stabilization, value addition and sale of investment properties.

I partner with Nick Ault, vice president, who specializes in retail and restaurant real estate services, with a focus on tenant representation. Our team has a wealth of experience in retail site selection, development, redevelopment, disposition, leasing, investment sales and strategic planning.

Refer to the client list below for notable tenants represented.

I rejoined Colliers in 2010, and was previously with Colliers from 2003 to 2006. Prior to rejoining Colliers in 2010, I partnered with Larry Ortega in operating our own retail brokerage firm, ReUnion Partners, and also acted as designated broker. From 2006 to 2008, I was a senior associate with Staubach Retail, specializing in shopping center development, tenant and landlord representation, and dispositions.

I was raised in Arizona, attending Shadow Mountain High School and then Arizona State University.


  • 2019 - #13 Top Producer, Colliers in Arizona
  • Chairman of the Blue Blazer Squadron for Fighter Country Partnership. The organization is a civilian advocacy group supporting the men and women of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB. 
  • Serves on the Board of Directors for Fighter Country Partnership. This is a non-profit organization that supports the men, women and families of Luke Air Force Base through health and human services, culture and mission sustainability.
  • Served on the Board of Directors of Northrise University Initiative (2009 to 2016). This is a non-profit organization that is developing the first private university in Ndola, Zambia.


  • Bachelor of Science, Aviation Management, Arizona State University

Memberships & Involvements

  • Arizona Retail Services Team | Colliers International
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • Colliers AZ Cares Foundation Board Member
  • Chairman of the Blue Blazer Squadron for Fighter Country Partnership
  • Board of Directors for Fighter Country Partnership


"I have had the pleasure of working with Danny and Larry Ortega for a number of years, representing the Knowledge Learning Corporation account. Their professionalism and market knowledge are outstanding. They consistently deliver quality sites as well as great customer service and follow-through, resulting in many successful projects." - Glenda Hollenbeck, Director of Real Estate, Knowledge Learning Corporation.


Development Consulting, Restaurants, Shopping Centres, Bars
Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
Property Types

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Featured Research
Jul 13, 2020
2020 Q2 Greater Phoenix Retail Market Report
The Greater Phoenix retail market ended the second quarter on the upside. Regardless of the retail sector being hit the second hardest of all CRE industries (second to hospitality), the market managed to produce 14,134 square feet of positive absorption.
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Apr 28, 2020
2020 Q1 Greater Phoenix Retail Market Report
Greater Phoenix retail market ended Q1 strong and healthy with 125,641 SF of net absorption. Vacancy dropped 10 bps over the past 12 months but increased 10 bps over the quarter to current 7.3%. Retail delivered over 312,000 SF. Rents climbed 2.2% over the past 12 months, with asking rents rising to $15.07 PSF.
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Oct 11, 2019
2019 Q3 Greater Phoenix Retail Market Report
Despite retail’s rough waters on a more national level, the Greater Phoenix retail market continues to perform. Retail vacancy overall remains below 10 percent at its current 7.0 percent. Rents ticked higher in the third quarter with asking rents ending at $15.40 PSF, up 3.2 percent from one year ago.
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Featured News
Jul 20, 2020
Greater Phoenix retail market remained healthy in Q2 2020
Colliers International reports the Greater Phoenix retail market finished Q2 2020 with positive net absorption, despite the impact of pandemic business interruptions. Vacancy remained healthy, but experts look towards the second half of the year to determine the long-term effects of COVID-19.
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Jun 30, 2020
The Human Bean expanding its presence in Arizona
The Human Bean, an Oregon-based franchise coffee restaurant company, is expanding its footprint in Arizona. Local franchisee Brian Sherrill, in partnership with three family members, own three Valley restaurants with three more in Arizona opening within the next 18 months.
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Mar 10, 2020
Colliers International in Arizona announces 2019 top producers
Colliers International in Arizona announced its top producing agents for 2019. Four of the firm’s top producers were women. The company’s brokerage professionals exceeded 2018 performance by 13 percent, creating Colliers’ second-best year since entering the Arizona market.
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Oct 22, 2019
Greater Phoenix retail market healthy despite national retail struggles
Colliers International reports the Greater Phoenix retail real estate market is performing well, despite the national trend of retail struggles. Overall vacancy of retail space in the metro area was approximately 7 percent at the end of third quarter.
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