Julie Johnson | Colliers International | Phoenix

Julie Johnson


Executive Vice President

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Professional Summary

Julie Johnson, CCIM, is an executive vice president with Colliers International and an industry leader in providing comprehensive healthcare and seniors housing real estate services throughout the greater Phoenix region.

Her specific areas of specialization include single- and multi-tenant medical office buildings, surgery centers, hospitals and specialty hospitals, behavioral health facilities, and seniors housing (skilled nursing, assisted living, memory care and independent living).

She represents landlords, tenants, investors and owner/users, providing acquisition, disposition, leasing, sale/leaseback, site selection, consulting, and development services.

With extensive experience and long-standing relationships throughout the healthcare industry, Julie has a comprehensive understanding of the complex challenges of healthcare clients, enabling her to bring a unique perspective to address their individualized needs.

Clients rely on Julie’s in-depth knowledge of healthcare delivery, hospitals, providers, managed care and seniors housing to guide them in strategic real estate decisions. Additionally, her strong analytical skills in financial proformas enable her to help clients mitigate risk and maximize returns.

Recognized locally and nationally as one of the industry’s foremost thought leaders and most qualified healthcare real estate specialists, Julie serves as a valuable resource and member of her clients’ teams. She is committed to providing the highest level of service to achieve her clients’ business and real estate objectives.

Julie was one of the first brokers to specialize in healthcare, developing the unique skillset needed to serve this industry. For more than 25 years, she has been a leader in healthcare real estate and integrally involved with the growth and evolution of healthcare during her career.

Prior to joining Colliers, Julie was a principal with Avison Young and co-leader of its national healthcare practice group, tasked with growing the healthcare business line.


  • 2019 – Friend of the Phoenix Union Award for consistent support of the Phoenix Union High School District
  • 2019 – Women of Influence Award – Real Estate Forum & GlobeSt.com
  • 2018 – National Women in Real Estate Award – Connect Media
  • 2017 – Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate Award – AZRE Magazine
  • Earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, for leaders with a proven record of success and demonstrated mastery of financial, market and investment analysis


  • Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Arizona State University

Memberships & Involvements

  • Colliers International Healthcare Services
  • Colliers International Seniors Housing Practice Group
  • NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • CoreNet Global
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • CCIM Institute
  • Central AZ CCIM
  • Lambda Alpha International Phoenix
  • Valley Partnership
  • Globe Street Healthcare Advisory Board
  • Arizona Humane Society, Board of Directors
  • New Pathways for Youth, Board of Directors
  • Social Venture Partners Arizona, Board of Directors, an innovative approach to philanthropy
  • Friends of National Public Radio Arizona, Board of Directors
  • TGen Ambassador, supporting biomedical advances


Partial client list:

  • AZ Vein and Vascular
  • Arizona Digestive Health
  • Arizona State Urology
  • Banner Health
  • Cardiovascular Consultants
  • CORE
  • HealthSouth
  • HonorHealth
  • IASIS Healthcare/Steward
  • Irgens Development Partners
  • LNR Real Estate
  • OrthoAZ
  • PMB Real Estate Services
  • Ventas


“Julie Johnson and Alexandra Loye are two of the most professional, qualified and diligent brokerage professionals with whom we have had the pleasure to work. With their extensive knowledge of healthcare services and relationships with healthcare providers as well as the Phoenix real estate market, we have confidently relied on their guidance and advice. In 2017, Alexandra and Julie were the listing brokers for the sale of the iconic Grunow Memorial Medical Center at 926 E. McDowell Road in Phoenix, when Meridian purchased the asset. It was Meridian’s entry into the Arizona market. Following the purchase, we retained Alexandra and Julie to continue the leasing assignment of this landmark historic 51,765-square-foot medical center. After Meridian acquired, they did an excellent job in leasing the asset and increased the building’s occupancy from 25 percent to 88 percent in just 18 months, far exceeding our underwriting expectations. In 2019, Meridian engaged Julie and Alexandra to recapitalize the property in a joint venture with an institutional investor. Our initial $4.9 million acquisition in 2017 resulted in recapitalization at $12.35 million. Throughout our association, they have exemplified the highest standards of ethics and exceptional hard work and knowledgeable service, with a clear desire to ensure our business objectives were met. We highly recommend Alexandra and Julie for your commercial real estate needs, whether acquisition, disposition or leasing.”—John Pollock, CEO, Meridian

“While listing our property, Julie proved she is honest, diligent and hard-working in the pursuit of her listing assignment. I found her opinion of the value of the property to be accurate and realistic. She is extremely diligent and works very hard in handling her listing-related duties. Julie put our interests ahead of her own and is a model in the execution of a broker’s fiduciary duties. I have been involved in commercial real estate for over 30 years and have had occasion to work with a significant number of real estate brokers. Julie is in a separate class and is head and shoulders above the rest of the pack. I would strongly recommend Julie in the handling of any listing (sale or lease).”—David Norouzi, Principal, Fenix Development, Inc.

“I have known and worked with Julie for several years. She has been in the healthcare field for over 25 years and worked with physician practices of all sizes, as well as corporate healthcare users and hospital systems. She is extremely knowledgeable and has a deep understanding of the Arizona medical real estate market. One of the projects we worked on together was the VA Outpatient Clinic in Gilbert, Arizona. She located ±9-acre sites to meet the needs of the VA and assisted in the selection and acquisition, providing valuable insights. Throughout the RFP process, we relied on Julie’s expertise to help secure the award. I am pleased to recommend Julie.”—Sean D. Cummings, Opus Development Company, L.L.C.


Healthcare, Seniors Housing
Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Capital Markets
Property Type
Seniors Housing Group

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Featured Research
Oct 23, 2020
2020 Q3 Greater Phoenix Medical Office Market Report
The Greater Phoenix medical office market added 106,000 SF in third quarter, with high vacancy of 47% within three projects, focused primarily in the Glendale and Deer Valley submarkets. Net absorption remained positive, ending at 87,913 SF. Vacancy settled at 13.7%.
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Oct 12, 2020
2020 Q3 Greater Phoenix Office Market Report
Third quarter brought 109,718 SF of positive net absorption in the Greater Phoenix office market. Direct vacancy settled at 12.7%. Deliveries increased inventory by 448,785 SF. Year-over-year rental rates increased 6.8% to a current average of $27.94 PSF.
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Jul 18, 2020
2020 Q2 Greater Phoenix Medical Office Market Report
The Greater Phoenix medical office market added 244,956 SF of inventory in second quarter with a vacancy of only 18% within these projects. Net absorption was 192,001 SF in second quarter. Vacancy settled at 13.8 percent. Rental rents settled at $21.58 PSF.
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Featured News
Nov 9, 2020
Population growth in Phoenix expected to drive medical office market
The Greater Phoenix medical office market remained healthy during third quarter, despite an increase in sublease availability. During the past three months, the market posted positive net absorption and a slight increase in rental rates, as well as maintaining vacancy below 15%.
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Oct 14, 2020
Phoenix office market remains healthy during pandemic
The Greater Phoenix office market remained relatively healthy during 3rd quarter. While the city experienced a significant uptick in sublease availability, landlord-controlled space posted 109,718 square feet of positive net absorption during the past three months.
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Aug 4, 2020
Phoenix medical office market thrives in Q2 during pandemic
Colliers International reports the medical office market posted its strongest quarter of net absorption in nearly two years and vacancy dropped 50 basis points to 13.8%. Approximately 244,956 SF of new medical office space was added to inventory and only 18 percent of that is vacant.
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Jul 10, 2020
Phoenix office market remained positive in Q2 2020
The Greater Phoenix office market remained relatively healthy during second quarter. According to Colliers International’s market report, the office sector posted its 33rd consecutive quarter of positive net absorption and office vacancy remains below 15%.
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