Executive Vice President
I am an industry leader in providing comprehensive healthcare and seniors housing real estate services throughout the greater Phoenix region. Specific areas of specialization include single- and multi-tenant medical office buildings, surgery centers, hospitals and specialty hospitals, behavioral health facilities, and seniors housing (skilled nursing, assisted living, memory care and independent living).
As an executive vice president with Colliers International, I represent landlords, tenants, investors and owner/users, providing acquisition, disposition, leasing, sale/leaseback, site selection, consulting, and development services.
With extensive experience and long-standing relationships throughout the healthcare industry, I have a comprehensive understanding of the complex challenges of healthcare clients, which enables me to bring a unique perspective to address their individualized needs.
Clients rely on my in-depth knowledge of healthcare delivery, hospitals, providers, managed care and seniors housing to guide them in strategic real estate decisions. Additionally, my strong analytical skills in financial proformas enable me to help clients mitigate risk and maximize returns.
Recognized locally and nationally as one of the industry’s foremost thought leaders and most qualified healthcare real estate specialists, I serve as a valuable resource and member of my clients’ teams. My commitment is to provide the highest level of service to achieve my clients’ business and real estate objectives.
As one of the first brokers to specialize in healthcare, I developed the unique skillset needed to serve this industry. For more than 25 years, I have been a foremost leader in healthcare real estate and integrally involved with the growth and evolution of healthcare during my career.
Prior to joining Colliers, I was a principal with Avison Young and co-leader of its national healthcare practice group, tasked with growing the healthcare business line.
- 2019 – Friend of the Phoenix Union Award for consistent support of the Phoenix Union High School District
- 2019 – Women of Influence Award – Real Estate Forum & GlobeSt.com
- 2018 – National Women in Real Estate Award – Connect Media
- 2017 – Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate Award – AZRE Magazine
- Earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, for leaders with a proven record of success and demonstrated mastery of financial, market and investment analysis
- Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Arizona State University
Memberships & Involvements
- Colliers International Healthcare Services
- Colliers International Seniors Housing Practice Group
- NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
- CoreNet Global
- Urban Land Institute (ULI)
- CCIM Institute
- Central AZ CCIM
- Lambda Alpha International Phoenix
- Valley Partnership
- Globe Street Healthcare Advisory Board
- Arizona Humane Society, Board of Directors
- New Pathways for Youth, Board of Directors
- Social Venture Partners Arizona, Board of Directors, an innovative approach to philanthropy
- Friends of National Public Radio Arizona, Board of Directors
- TGen Ambassador, supporting biomedical advances
Partial client list:
- AZ Vein and Vascular
- Arizona Digestive Health
- Arizona State Urology
- Banner Health
- Cardiovascular Consultants
- IASIS Healthcare/Steward
- Irgens Development Partners
- LNR Real Estate
- PMB Real Estate Services
“Julie Johnson and Alexandra Loye are two of the most professional, qualified and diligent brokerage professionals with whom we have had the pleasure to work. With their extensive knowledge of healthcare services and relationships with healthcare providers as well as the Phoenix real estate market, we have confidently relied on their guidance and advice. In 2017, Alexandra and Julie were the listing brokers for the sale of the iconic Grunow Memorial Medical Center at 926 E. McDowell Road in Phoenix, when Meridian purchased the asset. It was Meridian’s entry into the Arizona market. Following the purchase, we retained Alexandra and Julie to continue the leasing assignment of this landmark historic 51,765-square-foot medical center. After Meridian acquired, they did an excellent job in leasing the asset and increased the building’s occupancy from 25 percent to 88 percent in just 18 months, far exceeding our underwriting expectations. In 2019, Meridian engaged Julie and Alexandra to recapitalize the property in a joint venture with an institutional investor. Our initial $4.9 million acquisition in 2017 resulted in recapitalization at $12.35 million. Throughout our association, they have exemplified the highest standards of ethics and exceptional hard work and knowledgeable service, with a clear desire to ensure our business objectives were met. We highly recommend Alexandra and Julie for your commercial real estate needs, whether acquisition, disposition or leasing.”—John Pollock, CEO, Meridian
“While listing our property, Julie proved she is honest, diligent and hard-working in the pursuit of her listing assignment. I found her opinion of the value of the property to be accurate and realistic. She is extremely diligent and works very hard in handling her listing-related duties. Julie put our interests ahead of her own and is a model in the execution of a broker’s fiduciary duties. I have been involved in commercial real estate for over 30 years and have had occasion to work with a significant number of real estate brokers. Julie is in a separate class and is head and shoulders above the rest of the pack. I would strongly recommend Julie in the handling of any listing (sale or lease).”—David Norouzi, Principal, Fenix Development, Inc.
“I have known and worked with Julie for several years. She has been in the healthcare field for over 25 years and worked with physician practices of all sizes, as well as corporate healthcare users and hospital systems. She is extremely knowledgeable and has a deep understanding of the Arizona medical real estate market. One of the projects we worked on together was the VA Outpatient Clinic in Gilbert, Arizona. She located ±9-acre sites to meet the needs of the VA and assisted in the selection and acquisition, providing valuable insights. Throughout the RFP process, we relied on Julie’s expertise to help secure the award. I am pleased to recommend Julie.”—Sean D. Cummings, Opus Development Company, L.L.C.
Senior Vice President
As a senior vice president of Colliers International Healthcare Services, Life Sciences Group and Seniors Housing Group, I provide comprehensive healthcare, life sciences and seniors housing real estate services. I represent landlords, tenants, investors and owner/users, providing acquisition, disposition, leasing, and site selection services.
My areas of specialization include medical office buildings, behavioral health and seniors housing facilities (skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care).
Through market awareness, time-sensitive project management, aggressive and strategic negotiating tactics, and prompt communication, I assist clients in achieving commercial real estate success, while saving them time and money.
Throughout property acquisition, ownership and disposition, I advise and work with owners and landlords to maximize the value of their assets. Leveraging detailed market intelligence, I identify opportunities that help clients achieve their investment goals.
Tenants and buyers benefit from my cost-free real estate consulting services, as I educate clients on the ever-changing real estate market and how to lower occupancy costs, while achieving maximum lease or purchase concessions. I evaluate market alternatives and form strategies to meet clients’ current and future needs.
An energetic, creative and detail-oriented professional, I pride myself on being a collaborative partner who delivers exemplary service to my clients. With more than 10 years of brokerage experience, I am a seasoned commercial real estate advisor with a proven track record of success working on behalf of my clients.
Prior to joining Colliers, I was a principal with Avison Young Healthcare Services. Previously, I was a senior associate with NAI Horizon, focused on national investment and distressed sales, and local medical office sales and leasing.
Executive Vice President
I specialize in the acquisition, disposition and leasing of healthcare properties As an executive vice president with Colliers International in Arizona, I have more than 17 years of experience, over 1,000 transactions completed, and am regularly recognized as one of Colliers’ top brokers in Arizona.
My nuanced knowledge of medical requirements has enabled me to assist countless clients in not only securing the right location for their investments, but also negotiating the maximum value for their properties. Through strategic representation, I deliver portfolio gains to my clients during challenging market highs and lows.
I maximize the value of my clients’ investments through an approach built on trust, in-depth market knowledge, first-rate financial acumen, and expert negotiating skills. I provide clients with market and financial analyses, trend forecasts, and targeted marketing designed to identify and attract buyers and tenants.
With a proven track record of success, institutional and private investors, landlords and tenants can rely on me to achieve their real estate and financial objectives. Providing best-in-class service, I bring an extensive knowledge of the healthcare real estate market and a profound dedication to client relationships, epitomizing the core values of integrity, honesty, trust and good old-fashioned hard work.
Prior to joining Colliers, I was a vice president at Sperry Van Ness, specializing in owner/developer and tenant representation and site selection services for small business commercial office space solutions. My real estate career began at Logan Commercial in 2003, where my creative marketing efforts and grassroots approach to client contact generated over 200 sale and lease transactions, totaling 550,000 square feet. I served on Logan’s Broker Advisory Board, providing strategic direction and current market expertise.