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Brian Gleason | Colliers | Phoenix

Brian Gleason


Senior Vice President

License # SA647601000

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Professional Summary

Brian Gleason, SIOR, is a senior vice president with Colliers, specializing in the sale and leasing of industrial, office, land and R&D properties, with extensive experience representing corporate and institutional clients, locally and nationally. Comprehensive services include landlord, tenant and investor representation, corporate services, business development and project management.

Brian partners with Bonnie Halley, senior vice president; Melissa Marks, senior associate; and Danny Schuster, associate, to serve clients across the West Valley region of metropolitan Phoenix.

As an industry veteran with more than 35 years of commercial real estate experience, there are few situations Brian hasn’t encountered. Most importantly, he acknowledges what he does not know and defers to other experts, when necessary. He is committed to placing the interests of his clients first, helping them understand what is required of both them and himself, while creating a smooth path to successful transactions.

Having previously served in the role of designated broker, Brian has a strong commitment to integrity and honesty in all aspects of his work and relationships. Clients and colleagues alike describe him as knowledgeable, conscientious, helpful and easy to work with.

Before joining Colliers, Brian served as vice president of leasing with Phoenix West Commercial in Goodyear, successfully establishing the firm as an industry leader in the West Valley.

Previously, Brian held positions as senior vice president for Cornish & Carey Newmark and also senior vice president and designated broker for Trammell Crow Company in San Francisco, with responsibility for developing transaction opportunities for institutional and corporate clients at both firms. He also served as national real estate portfolio manager for the McKesson Corporation. Prior to that, Brian was a senior vice president with Jones Lang LaSalle.


  • 2003 to present, completed lease and sale transactions exceeding $550 million in value for more than 5 million square feet of office and industrial space in over 60 cities, 24 states and six Canadian provinces
  • Member of the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR), which is the leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association. The SIOR designation is a professional symbol of the highest level of knowledge, production, and ethics in the real estate industry.


  • Master of Arts, Communication Arts, American University, Washington, D.C.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Fordham University, New York City

Memberships & Involvements

  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® (SIOR)
  • NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association

I support several non-profit groups primarily in the West Valley, including:

  • Charity arm of the Irish American Club of Pebble Creek, with donations to the Litchfield School District
  • New Leaf Women’s Shelter
  • Homeless Youth Connection
  • Therapy Paws
  • Southwest Advocacy Group


  • Basic Metals
  • Bank of America
  • Calix Networks
  • Owens Illinois
  • McKesson
  • PG&E
  • Macy's
  • Sanwa Bank
  • Technicolor
  • Ryder Leasing
  • Recall Records
  • Reliance Management
  • First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.
  • Trammel Crow
  • Constellation Brands
  • Sandvik Mining



Corporate Transaction and Portfolio Management

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Capital Markets

Property Type

Industrial, Office, Land

My Team

Featured Research

Apr 16, 2021

2021 Q1 Greater Phoenix Industrial Market Report

The Greater Phoenix industrial market for Q1 2021 saw rental rates continue to climb, increasing over 8% year-over-year. Vacancy decreased 80 bps over-the-quarter, while delivering 2.9 MSF, illustrating very strong tenant activity. Product under construction has reach an all-time high and more is in the pipeline.
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Apr 14, 2021

2021 Q1 Greater Phoenix Office Market Report

Phoenix office market ended Q1 2021 posting -372,905 SF of net absorption, marking the second consecutive quarter of more than 100,000 SF of negative absorption. Direct vacancy increased 80 bps quarter-over-quarter and 150 bps year-over-year to finish first quarter at 13.8 percent.
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Jan 15, 2021

2020 Q4 Greater Phoenix Industrial Market Report

The Greater Phoenix industrial market ended the year with the highest YTD absorption ever witnessed at 13.9 MSF, with net absorption exceeding 7 MSF in the fourth quarter. Under construction decreased 2.2 MSF feet from third quarter to 7 MSF. We delivered 6.5 MSF of new product in Q4.
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Featured News

Apr 20, 2021

Construction of industrial space in Phoenix hits record levels

The Greater Phoenix industrial real estate market maintained a record-breaking pace during first quarter of 2021, according to Colliers’ first quarter report. Construction activity reached an all-time high level, while momentum of net absorption indicates this year will easily outperform 2020.
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Apr 19, 2021

Phoenix office market challenged by pandemic impact

First quarter 2021 brought a significant uptick in office tenant touring and an amplification of business activity to Phoenix, according to Colliers’ office market report. Q1 2021 was the second consecutive quarter of negative net absorption, posting -372,905 square feet during the three months.
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