Executive Vice President
I specialize in the sale, leasing and development of retail properties. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to work developing power centers, neighborhood centers, lifestyle centers, as well as stand-alone retail buildings, and especially restaurant buildings. I also represent leading local, regional and national retail tenants.
On large projects, I partner with team members who specialize in specialty office and retail, as well as multifamily. I specialize in redevelopment of urban retail in downtown Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa
I rejoined Colliers International in 2010, and was previously with Colliers from 1990 to 2006. Prior to rejoining Colliers, I was a senior vice president with Staubach Retail from 2006 to 2009, specializing in shopping center development, tenant and landlord representation, and dispositions.
From 1987 to 1990, I was with Arizona Retail Group/Chain Links, specializing in retail tenant representation. Previously, I was vice president of retail development for Trinity Development, where I developed two million square feet of neighborhood and specialty centers in Arizona and Colorado. Prior to that, I formed a partnership to syndicate large land parcels in west and northwest Phoenix from 1982 to 1986.
- CoChaired Colliers Restaurant Practice Group
- Ranked in the top producers with Colliers International multiple years
- Staubach Retail - completed the largest single retail sale transaction in firm’s history
- Re-tenanted over two million square feet of big box vacancy, including former CVS, Eckerd, Sav-On, Osco, Albertson’s, Walmart, Circuit City, Linens Plus, Michaels, Fry’s, Grocery, Smitty’s, Safeway, Costco, Ross and Marshall’s
- Attended University of California, Fullerton, Art major
- Master's Program in Leadership Studies, Phoenix
Memberships & Involvements
- Arizona Retail Services Team | Colliers International
- International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
- Colliers International Retail Services
- MentorKids USA
- AZ LeaderForce
- The Master's Program
- Mad Greens
- Noodles & Company
- Rumbi Island Grill
- Live Nation
- Spencers Appliance
- Tavistock Group
- Bank of the West
“Larry brings the whole package, plus some—unmatched integrity, great relationships, strong negotiating skills, and a deep understanding of his markets. I can count on Larry to always look out for our best interests.” - Mike Wood, Tavistock Restaurant Group
"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
Senior Client Services Specialist
As the senior client services specialist for the Arizona Retail Services Team with Colliers International, I manage all aspects of marketing, project management, transaction and due diligence services. Our team specializes in the sale and leasing of retail properties, representing landlords, tenants and investors. In partnership with the team’s eight brokers and client services coordinator, I develop strategies, pitches and proposals to win new business.
Leveraging my extensive marketing, graphic design and industry experience, I design and execute best-in-class print and digital marketing collateral, and deliver creative marketing solutions tailored to each property and client. I create comprehensive property marketing campaigns, elevating exposure and increasing speed-to-market for the team’s listings. My careful attention to detail and ability to anticipate and resolve issues enables me to efficiently manage the team’s listings, prospects, proposals and transactions.
With exceptional skills in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop), Constant Contact email marketing and CoStar research, I enhance the team’s services in the marketplace. As a proactive partner, I stay at the forefront of marketing trends to provide leading-edge solutions.
I thoroughly enjoy the fast-paced nature of commercial real estate and the challenge of managing the team’s diverse requirements. I am committed to adding value and delivering results. Colleagues describe me as optimistic, adaptable and innovative, with an outgoing and friendly approach, who fosters their trust and respect.
My marketing career began when I established my own boutique creative studio, specializing in destination wedding photography and graphic design. I have leveraged my skills to serve as an in-house designer and project manager for various organizations. Prior to joining Colliers, I was a client services specialist with CBRE Phoenix, providing innovative marketing services for a highly successful retail investment sales team and retail leasing team..
Previously, I served as a client services manager for Grand Canyon University Athletics, directing multi-channel digital and traditional marketing campaigns. I also managed on-campus promotions, and worked with campus operations and programs to increase student attendance and improve the fan experience at athletic events.
When not in the office, I spend time traveling and attending local sporting events with my husband. I also enjoy cheering on the Denver Broncos. My other interests include photography, board games and, more recently, cooking.
Retail Administrative Assistant
As the client services coordinator for the Arizona Retail Services Team with Colliers International, I provide high-quality administrative and marketing support services, working closely with Loralee Barnum, senior client services specialist. Our team of eight brokers specializes in the sale and leasing of retail properties, representing landlords, tenants and investors.
As a resourceful and performance-driven professional, I successfully manage multiple projects and tasks on behalf of the brokers. I am responsible for designing print and digital property marketing materials, drafting letters of intent, booking transaction vouchers, preparing correspondence, organizing and scheduling conference calls, coordinating broker and client meetings, and maintaining client activity reports. I liaise with team members and other internal resources to create tour packages and prepare proposals.
Prior to joining Colliers, I was a property administrator and administrative assistant with Cushman & Wakefield in Phoenix. I assisted with lease administration, bid proposals, service contracts, and monthly and quarterly property management reports.
Previously, I was a senior facilities coordinator for InVentive Health in Ohio. I coordinated building subcontractor activities, ensured regular maintenance and review of facilities for safety and structural concerns, and managed the security access control database.