Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson


Executive Vice President

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Professional Summary

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
  • CORE
  • HealthSouth
  • HonorHealth
  • IASIS Healthcare/Steward
  • Irgens Development Partners
  • LNR Real Estate
  • OrthoAZ
  • PMB Real Estate Services
  • Ventas


“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.


Healthcare, Seniors Housing
Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Capital Markets
Property Types
Seniors Housing Group

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Featured Research
Jul 6, 2020
2020 Q2 Greater Phoenix Office Market Report
The Greater Phoenix office market experienced a healthy second quarter. Sublease space increased 82% over-the-quarter. Net absorption remained positive for the 33rd consecutive quarter with 205,372 SF net absorption. Vacancy settled at 13.1%. Rental rates held strong with an average of $25.71 PSF.
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Apr 24, 2020
2020 Q1 Greater Phoenix Medical Office Market Report
The Greater Phoenix medical office market posted 24,349 SF of market wide net absorption in Q1 2020. During first quarter, 78,817 SF was completed and currently 854,197 square feet is under construction. Vacancy settled at 14.5 percent. Investment sales volume settled at $67 million in first quarter.
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Apr 17, 2020
2020 Q1 Greater Phoenix Office Market Report
The Greater Phoenix office market had a healthy first quarter. Net absorption remained positive for the 32nd consecutive quarter, ending at 147,630 SF. Deliveries were just under 1 MSF. Vacancy currently posted at 12.8 percent. Asking rents closed at $25.48 PSF. Investment sales reached $241 million.
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Featured News
Apr 23, 2020
Greater Phoenix office market posted strong first quarter 2020
Colliers International reports the Greater Phoenix office market posted a healthy first quarter 2020, being the 32nd consecutive quarter with positive net absorption. More than 100,000 square feet of positive net absorption took place in first quarter and the vacancy rate remained below 13 percent.
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Mar 25, 2020
Former Walmart building in Gilbert to become ambulatory surgery center
Alexandra Loye and Julie Johnson of Colliers sold a 15,286-square-foot, freestanding building in Gilbert for $2,525,000, which will be repurposed as a multi-specialty outpatient ambulatory surgery center.
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Mar 17, 2020
Desert Mirage Medical Plaza signs two new long term leases
Alexandra Loye and Julie Johnson of Colliers represented Boomerang Capital Partners of Mesa, Arizona (Principal Allen Marsh) in two new long-term leases totaling 27,204 square feet at Desert Mirage Medical Plaza at 12361 W. Bola Drive in Surprise, bringing the project to 95% occupancy.
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Mar 11, 2020
Phoenix medical office market thrives with health services job growth
According to Colliers International’s fourth quarter research report, the Greater Phoenix medical office real estate market continues to thrive, largely driven by job growth in the health services sector. Developers have been adding new space to the market, but demand has kept vacancy low.
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