Kathy Foster | Colliers International | Phoenix

Kathy Foster

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Senior Vice President - Office Properties

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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 Type
Office, Industrial
Specializations
Tenant Advisory Council

My Team

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Featured Research
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 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
Nov 19, 2020
Foster receives Connect CRE 2020 Women in Real Estate Award
Colliers International’s Kathy Foster competes by staying ahead of emerging trends in commercial real estate, whether that be sustainability efforts, the ways companies utilize space or healthy building endeavors.
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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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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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Apr 23, 2020
Greater Phoenix office market posted strong first quarter 2020
Colliers International reports the Greater Phoenix office market posted a healthy first quarter 2020, being the 32nd consecutive quarter with positive net absorption. More than 100,000 square feet of positive net absorption took place in first quarter and the vacancy rate remained below 13 percent.
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