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Brian Woods

Executive Vice President

License # SA540268000

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Professional Summary

As Executive Vice President for retail services with Colliers, Brian Woods specializes in leasing regional shopping centers and representing national retail tenants throughout Arizona. His knowledge of the Valley, coupled with his professionalism and ingrained ability to quickly understand a client’s needs, have translated to a formula for consistent success.

A Phoenix native, Brian is a third-generation commercial real estate broker, following grandfather Don Woods and father Tommy Woods.

Keeping integrity and character at the top of the priority list, his team has developed enduring relationships and established a strong reputation as industry leaders throughout the marketplace. By taking a personal interest in each and every client, Brian and Tom attempt to treat our clients’ investments as if they were their own. This approach of accountability has led to a proven track record of results.

Countless retail tenants have entrusted their team to handle their real estate requirements. Well-known developers and landlords frequently press them into service. Refer to their comprehensive client list below.

Prior to joining Colliers in 2003, Brian was an account executive for the Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club, with responsibility for season ticket sales, luxury suite sales and account management.

Brian and his wife Anna are the parents of son Bo and daughter Maisy. They attend Highlands Church in Scottsdale and are ardent supporters of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC), Compassion International, Hope & A Future, K-LOVE, and Brokers for Kids.


  • Top 10 Producer:  2021
  • Nominated Best of NAIOP Retail Broker of the Year - 2021, 2019, 2018, 2017
  • Promoted to Senior Vice President in 2016
  • Promoted to Executive Vice President in 2022
  • Successfully negotiated over 550 real estate transactions valued at approximately $750 million
  • Successfully leased over 7.5 million square feet of retail and restaurant space
  • Listed the first two Super-Target anchored power centers in the state of Arizona: Crossroads Towne Center and Gilbert Gateway Towne Center
  • #1 Retail Broker: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021
  • #1 Retail Team: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Top 5 Team: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013 
  • Top 15 Producer (Individual): 2008, 2013, 2017, 2019, 2021
  • Top 10 Team (National): 2009
  • RED Award Nominee: 2016
  • CoStar Power Broker: 2010, 2020
  • Woods team named Brokers of the Month by Commercial Executive Magazine in 2009
  • 2007 Retail Forecast was published by The Phoenix Business Journal


  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Baylor University: Marketing Major, Dean's List, National Honor Society
  • Arizona School of Real Estate and Business, Arizona State Salesperson's License

Memberships & Involvements

  • ICSC- International Council of Shopping Centers
  • ICSC - Former Next Generation State Co-Chair
  • Colliers Western Regional Retail Leasing Steering Committee
  • Colliers | Arizona Leadership Council
  • Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)
  • Compassion International
  • Hope & A Future
  • K-LOVE


Tenant clients have included Longhorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Village Inn, Applebee’s, Tuesday Morning, Michaels, Pier 1 Imports, Famous Footwear, Payless Shoesource, Sleep America, Destination Maternity, BJ’s Brewery, Burger King, Yamaha Music School, LensCrafters, Villa Sport, Mor Furniture, TCF Bank, Vitamin Shoppe, Gentle Dental, YC's Mongolian BBQ, Rack Attack, Sushiholic, Pet Supplies Plus, Old Chicago Pizza, Anytime Fitness, Service First Automotive, Dunkin' Donuts, Forefront Dermatology, Goldfish Swim School, AZ MediQuip, Denver Mattress, and uBreakiFix.

Developer and landlord clients have included Vestar Development, Sunbelt Holdings, Sunbelt Investment Holdings, The Barclay Group, Vertical Holdings, Wolford Development, TradeCor, Circle G Development, FERRADO, Cross Development, REBKEE, Sphinx Real Estate, Myron Zimmerman Investments, Overland Group, and Nexus Development.


"The Woods team has track record of more than 40 years representing tenants and landlords in the Valley. Their professionalism, experience and reputation in the market are invaluable assets. Brian and Tom continue to outperform our service expectations and have our complete trust." - Brandon Ghiossi, Leasing Manager, Lewis Retail.

"The energy of Brian on any assignment gets immediate, positive results." - David Larcher, Vestar Development



Ground lease, Project Leasing, Restaurants, Development Consulting

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type


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