Kathy Foster

Kathy Foster

MCR.w

Vice President, Account Management

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About

Professional Summary

Serving dual roles for Colliers as vice president, account management for the Americas, and as senior vice president for Colliers International in Arizona, I specialize in corporate solutions, including portfolio management, corporate real estate and workplace strategy, working on behalf of clients with significant domestic and global real estate assets. Areas of expertise include strategic planning, transaction implementation, site selection, lease administration, and project and portfolio management.

With more than 25 years of in-depth experience in corporate real estate, I have completed transactions in excess of 10 million square feet in more than 100 markets throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Partnering with Phil Breidenbach, SIOR, senior executive vice president; and Kyle York, associate, our team provides exceptional service and strategic solutions to our clients, representing buyers, tenants, owners and landlords.

Prior to joining Colliers, I was a principal with Cresa Phoenix for seven years, specializing in corporate real estate. Previously, I managed the corporate real estate portfolio for First Health Group based in Scottsdale for 13 years. The portfolio consisted of more than 2.7 million square feet with an annual operating budget of $33 million.

Accomplishments

  • 2019 - Ranked #9 Top Producer by Colliers in Arizona
  • 2018 – Awarded the Master of Corporate Real Estate in Workplace Strategy (MCR.w) by CoreNet Global
  • 2018 - Ranked #11 Top Producer by Colliers in Arizona
  • 2015 - Awarded the Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) by CoreNet Global
  • 2015 - Outstanding Women in Business Award by the Phoenix Business Journal, recognizing remarkable women who are trailblazing the Valley's business community as mentors, influencers and visionaries,
  • 2014 - Colliers International All-In Award for being fully committed to moving to the next level and to setting winning strategies for the future.
  • Completed transactions in excess of 10 million square feet in more than 100 markets throughout the U.S. and Canada
  • Managed a corporate real estate portfolio of more than 2.7 million square feet with an annual operating budget of $33 million

Education

  • Master of Corporate Real Estate in Workplace Strategy (MCR.w), CoreNet Global
  • Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR), CoreNet Global

Memberships & Involvements

  • CoreNet Global
  • CoreNet Global, Arizona Chapter - Board of Directors, Programs Committee Chair
  • Co-Chair AASK (Aid to Adoption of Special Kids)

Clients

  • Avnet
  • Sage Software
  • Fender
  • Blood Systems
  • United Blood Services
  • Logan Design
  • Allen Systems Group
  • Redline Athletics
  • First Health
  • LabCorp
  • ASM
  • ASML,
  • Insight, kforce
  • Spherion
  • Movement Mortgage
  • Non-Profits,
  • Ernst & Young

Testimonials

"If you desire your real estate purchase or lease project to be handled in a way that you know it is in the solid hands of a professional who has the skill, knowledge and integrity to get the job completed in a way that exceeds your expectations, hire Kathy Foster. Kathy possesses all of those attributes and more. We have been fully satisfied with her performance and can highly recommend her." - Rob Johnson, Managing Partner, KnowledgeNet

"Kathy is a highly motivated and effective professional who provides keen insight and great service in negotiating on behalf of companies and works to maximize their return on investment in office and professional space." - Mark E. Peterson, Strategic Consultant

"Kathy is a skilled real estate professional. She is detail-oriented, organized and an excellent communicator. I worked with Kathy for several years and she always had positive results and valued contributions both as a team member and team leader." - Edward Vericker, Director of Real Estate, Coventry Health Care

"Kathy's real estate expertise and communication skills were especially helpful in our search for the lease/purchase of a new operating facility. Her knowledge of the real estate negotiation process and upbeat personality made her an essential part of our team for this transaction. I look forward to working with her in the future." - David Rottner, Controller, The Training Consortium, LLC 

"Kathy has worked with our organization for many years. We have used her expertise to help our company make the right decisions. She is very personable, always willing to help and gets us the required information on time. I would recommend using Kathy's services for your real estate needs." - Rob Lowy, Senior Manager, Corporate Real Estate Management at Sage

Services

Skills
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Service Lines
Corporate Solutions, Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation, Occupier Services
Property Types
Office, Industrial
Specializations
Occupier Advisors

My Team

My Team

Featured Research
Feb 12, 2020
2019 Q4 Greater Phoenix Office Market Report
Overall the Greater Phoenix office market had an incredible fourth quarter; net absorption remained positive, with over 1 million square feet absorbed. After witnessing an impressive Q3 net absorption fall just shy of 1 million square feet, it just keeps getting better.
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Oct 11, 2019
2019 Q3 Greater Phoenix Office Market Report
The Greater Phoenix office market had a strong third quarter; net absorption remained positive with nearly 1 MSF absorbed. Continued vacancy declines are supporting rent growth with asking rents ending third quarter at $24.04 PSF. Investment sales increased over-the-quarter by 8 percent to $756 million.
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Jul 17, 2019
2019 Q2 Greater Phoenix Office Market Report
Colliers International reports that overall the Greater Phoenix office market performed well during the second quarter; net absorption remained positive with a little over 96,000 square feet absorbed. Despite delivering over 1.4 million square feet through the first half of the year, tenant move-ins still outpaced new construction. Continued vacancy declines are supporting rent growth.
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Featured News
Mar 10, 2020
Colliers International in Arizona announces 2019 top producers
Colliers International in Arizona announced its top producing agents for 2019. Four of the firm’s top producers were women. The company’s brokerage professionals exceeded 2018 performance by 13 percent, creating Colliers’ second-best year since entering the Arizona market.
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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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Oct 15, 2019
Colliers International reports Phoenix office market remains strong
Colliers International reports the Greater Phoenix office market remained strong through 3rd quarter 2019, and remains in the top five metro areas for job creation in the U.S. Since July, more than 14,000 new jobs have been announced, fueling demand and development of more office space.
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Jul 24, 2019
Phoenix office market performing well as city leads nation in job growth
The Greater Phoenix metropolitan area has captured national attention as the leader in job growth and population expansion, according to Colliers International. The second quarter office market performance remained positive, with net absorption of more than 96,000 square feet. Employers are adding workers at a very active pace, fueling tenant demand for office space and new development.
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