Melissa Marks | Colliers International | Phoenix

Melissa Marks

Senior Associate

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Professional Summary

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.


  • Arizona State University
  • Abilene Christian University
  • Arizona School of Real Estate and Business

Memberships & Involvements

  • NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association


  • Reliance Management
  • WJW Holdings WY, LLC


Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Capital Markets
Property Types
Industrial, Land, Office

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Featured Research
Jul 7, 2020
2020 Q2 Greater Phoenix Industrial Market Report
Greater Phoenix industrial net absorption ended Q2 up 2.7 MSF and 3.7 MSF year-to-date. Over-the-year vacancy increased only 70 bps to 7.7%. Under construction rose to 11.6 MSF. Asking rates increased nearly 4.2% over-the-year, reaching $0.58 PSF. The quarter closed with $320 million in sales volume.
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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 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
Jul 13, 2020
Expanding online commerce drives industrial market growth
Colliers International reports the Greater Phoenix industrial real estate market remains healthy, despite business conditions during the pandemic. America’s growth in online purchasing is driving expanded demand for warehouse/distribution space.
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Apr 21, 2020
1Q 2020 industrial market report highlights strength before shutdown
Greater Phoenix Industrial market could be poised for a surge in demand for warehouse/distribution space, reports Colliers in Arizona. The stay-at-home orders from the coronavirus pandemic forced more people to shop online. Those lasting habits will increase online retailer demand for distribution space.
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Feb 18, 2020
Phoenix industrial market maintains low vacancy
The Greater Phoenix industrial real estate market has a very healthy equilibrium in the midst of bringing millions of new square feet to its inventory, reports Colliers International. Vacancy remains below 10 percent after adding 6.4 MSF of new space in 2019, and 10.5 MSF under construction.
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Feb 12, 2020
Greater Phoenix 4Q office net absorption topped 1 million square feet
Colliers International reports the Greater Phoenix office market experienced its best year since 2008, posting very strong net absorption and adding more than 3.4 million square feet of new space to the inventory. Office vacancy sector hit 12.7 percent at year end, following a drop of 120 bps during 2019.
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