Thomas Brophy named research director for Colliers International in Arizona

Veteran research professional plans cutting-edige, multi-media data program

Phoenix, January 2, 2019Thomas M. Brophy was named research director for Colliers International in Arizona. The veteran research professional will develop innovative programs that will involve more efficiency, productivity and multi-media platforms for the company’s research operations.

“Tom brings an exciting level of expertise and energy to our team,” said Bob Mulhern, senior managing director of Colliers in Arizona. “His creative outlook on the future of data synthesis will significantly enhance our client service in unique ways in the commercial real estate industry.”

As research director, Brophy will manage a research department that is entrusted with all market data activities for Colliers in Arizona. He will be responsible for overall market and economic reporting, as well as customized efforts on behalf of individual agents and their clients.

“Colliers’ commitment to cutting-edge service provides me the opportunity to formulate programs that will increase efficiency and productivity,” said Brophy. “I look forward to integrating innovative approaches to data streaming and improving how the organization synthesizes and scales its research data.”

Brophy brings more than 15 years of real estate experience to his position at Colliers. Most recently he served as director of research for ABI Multifamily. Throughout his professional career, he has served as a principal of EPU Investments and as a partner in Neighborhood Ventures. Each of these investment firms focused on real estate ventures and market assessments.

Brophy possesses extensive experience in data collection, reporting and evaluation of market events. He also has demonstrated expertise in corporate communications, such as investor relations, offering materials and public speaking. Brophy has been a frequent presenter at commercial real estate events and is viewed as an industry research expert.

About Colliers International Group Inc.
Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI) (TSX: CIGI) is a top tier global real estate services and investment management company operating in 69 countries with a workforce of more than 13,000 professionals. Colliers is the fastest-growing publicly listed global real estate services and investment management company, with 2017 corporate revenues of $2.3 billion ($2.7 billion including affiliates). With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership and control, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide, and through its investment management services platform, has more than $25 billion of assets under management from the world’s most respected institutional real estate investors.

Colliers professionals think differently, share great ideas and offer thoughtful and innovative advice to accelerate the success of its clients. Colliers has been ranked among the top 100 global outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for 13 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm. Colliers is ranked the number one property manager in the world by Commercial Property Executive for two years in a row.

Colliers is led by an experienced leadership team with significant equity ownership and a proven record of delivering more than 20% annualized returns for shareholders, over more than 20 years.

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Colliers International in Arizona has served clients locally and globally for more than 35 years.

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Thomas Brophy

Research Director


As the research director for Colliers International in Arizona, I manage the research department entrusted with all market data and analysis activities. I am committed to providing cutting-edge research services, integrating innovative approaches to data streaming, and improving how the organization synthesizes and scales research data. My creative outlook significantly enhances research services for clients and brokers.

In addition to publishing quarterly statistical reports for each property discipline, I maintain a database of economic indicators to provide forecasts, and analyze and interpret real estate trends. I produce customized research reports on behalf of brokers and clients, prepare market presentations and develop ad hoc research projects in support of business development.

Collaborating with other service lines and professionals, our research team provides the data necessary to support clients and brokers. Data compilation includes ownership, zoning, land use, property sales and demographics. I actively participate in broker meetings and regional and national research calls to present market research and trends analysis. Our research team develops reliable statistical information for vacancy, rental rates, lease and sale comparables, cap rates, absorption, and construction and renovation trends across property lines, including office, industrial, multifamily retail, healthcare, hotels and land.

My extensive experience includes collecting, analyzing and preparing market and economic data and research, as well as expertise in corporate communications, investor relations, strategic planning, brand management and public speaking. Prior to joining Colliers, I was director of research for ABI Multifamily, where I developed market reports and research data used in marketing materials for ABI offices in Phoenix, Tucson, Sacramento and San Diego. I oversaw all data collection and reporting, wrote monthly market insight articles, and developed market podcasts.

As director of research and partner for Neighborhood Ventures (a multifamily investment firm), I collected, analyzed and wrote market data reports for use in investor presentations, offering materials and corporate communications. As principal with EPU Investments, I directed business and research operations for a multi-divisional investment company involved in single- and multifamily development and land services, including farming and water rights assessments and acquisitions.

Serving as an affordable housing specialist at Hendricks & Partners (now Berkadia), I provided assistance, research and guidance in creating the affordable housing division, and assisted brokers and clients in the acquisition and disposition of assets across the U.S.

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