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Brian Woods | Colliers | Phoenix

Brian Woods

Senior Vice President

License # SA540268000

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Professional Summary

As senior vice president with the Arizona Retail Services team with Colliers, Brian Woods specializes in leasing regional power 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.


  • 2019, 2018, 2017 – Nominated Best of NAIOP Retail Broker of the Year
  • Promoted to Senior Vice President in 2016
  • Successfully negotiated nearly 500 real estate transactions valued at approximately $600 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
  • #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
  • Top 10 Team (National): 2009
  • RED Award Nominee: 2016
  • CoStar Power Broker: 2020, 2010
  • 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

  • Arizona Retail Services Team | Colliers
  • 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, 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, 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

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Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

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Featured Research

May 17, 2021

2021 Q1 Greater Phoenix Retail Market Report

The Greater Phoenix retail market ended Q1 2021 posting 246,897 SF of net absorption. Rental rates continue showing signs of growth, despite national headlines of business failures, rising 1.10% year-over-year. Construction continued forward with the market delivering 231,020 SF of new space in the first three months, with an extremely low vacancy rate of only 5%.
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Jan 21, 2021

2020 Q4 Greater Phoenix Retail Market Report

The Phoenix retail market ended Q4 with 64,036 SF of negative net absorption, but stayed positive over the year ending at 215,692 SF. Vacancy increased 20 bps over-the-quarter and 60 bps YOY to the rate of 7.9%. Despite national headlines of declining retail rental rates, the Phoenix market held steady.
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Oct 19, 2020

2020 Q3 Greater Phoenix Retail Market Report

The Greater Phoenix retail market ended the third quarter with 101,270 square feet of positive net absorption. Vacancy increased to 7.7 percent, elevating 10 bps over-the-quarter. Rental rates are struggling to maintain pre-pandemic levels, ending at $14.62 PSF.
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Featured News

May 26, 2021

Phoenix retail vacancy drops as leasing activity accelerates in 1Q 2021

Q1 2021 brought positive net absorption to the Greater Phoenix retail market, reports Colliers. Absorption pushed vacancy down and rental rates continue showing signs of growth. Construction moved forward, bringing 231,020 SF of new retail space. Investment sales saw 41 transactions totaling $382 million.
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Mar 17, 2021

Colliers negotiates sale of new retail property in Scottsdale

The newly completed retail property at 14850 N. 87th Street in Scottsdale, Arizona, sold for $3.5 million. The local owners of YC’s Mongolian Grill purchased the property and plan to relocate their former Pavilions Talking Stick restaurant to the building’s northern end-cap. Brian Woods of Colliers in Arizona handled the transaction.
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