Tom Knaub | Colliers International | Phoenix

Tom Knaub


Vice President

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Professional Summary

As a vice presisdent with Colliers International, I specialize in the sales and leasing of industrial property and am a leading expert in the Sky Harbor Airport submarket. I have brokered industrial real estate in metropolitan Phoenix since 1977, and joined Colliers in 1984.

My transaction experience includes:

  • Bulk land sales to sub-dividers and infill sites to both users and developers
  • User building sales and leasing
  • Sale of single and multi-tenant investment properties
  • Build-to-suit facilities
  • Buyer and tenant representation
  • Tax deferred and reverse exchanges


  • Past director of SIOR
  • Past director of the Central Arizona CCIM Chapter


  • Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture & Site Planning, Penn State University

Memberships & Involvements

  • NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • SIOR - Society of Industrial and Office Realtors
  • CIREI - Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute


Service Lines
Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation
Property Type
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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Feb 11, 2020
2019 Q4 Greater Phoenix Industrial Market Report
Greater Phoenix industrial net absorption was 1.64 million square feet in Q4 and over 5 million square feet for all of 2019. Projects under construction increased to 10.5 million square feet, from Q2’s high of 8.9 million, with rents up 5.1 percent over-the-year to $0.59 per square foot.
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Oct 11, 2019
2019 Q3 Greater Phoenix Industrial Market Report
The Greater Phoenix industrial market reports net absorption of 1.23 MSF in the third quarter and just over 3 MSF for all of 2019. Under construction projects also decreased to 7.9 MSF from Q2’s high of 8.9 MSF, with rents up 3.6 percent over-the-year to $0.57 per square foot.
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Featured News
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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Oct 16, 2019
Phoenix industrial market expected to keep robust pace
The Greater Phoenix industrial market remained strong through 3rd quarter, posting net absorption of approximately 1.23 MSF. Continued job growth has fueled leasing activity and construction of new developments. Colliers International forecasts the robust activity to continue through 2019.
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Jul 30, 2019
Phoenix industrial market heated up during second quarter 2019
Colliers International reports the Greater Phoenix industrial real estate market heated up substantially during second quarter, as the city continues to lead the country in population expansion and job growth. Businesses are expanding and relocating to the metro area, fueling demand for all types of commercial real estate, especially industrial.
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