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Chris Reese | Colliers | Phoenix

Chris Reese

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Professional Summary

Chris Reese is a senior associate with Colliers in Arizona and member of the top-producing industrial team of Don MacWilliam and Payson MacWilliam. The team specializes in industrial real estate sales and leasing in the Southwest Valley distribution market.

Services include tenant representation and agency listings from many major developers, such as Merit Partners, ProLogis, EastGroup Properties, First Industrial Realty Trust, Sun State Builders, Exeter Properties, Sun Life Assurance, Majestic Development and CapRock Partners.

Chris works closely with clients to evaluate their short- and long-term objectives and aligns marketing strategies with their business goals to deliver results. His strong financial background enables him to calculate current and potential property values, prepare occupancy and operational cost analyses, and provide financial comparisons. His goal is to maximize the financial returns for the team’s clients.

He carefully guides clients throughout the leasing, acquisition and disposition process, ensuring their best interests are represented throughout final transaction negotiations.

Clients and colleagues describe Chris as smart and analytical, with a disciplined and dedicated work ethic. His accountability, diligence, communication skills and creative problem-solving make him a valued partner to the team and its clients.

During the past decade, the team has added more than 6 million square feet of user build-to-suits and more than 5 million square feet of speculative development product to the Southwest Valley distribution market. The team has also increased the total distribution base by almost 10 percent in the past 10 years.

Chris has extensive experience in the mortgage and financial services industry. Prior to joining Colliers, Chris was a top-producing president’s club mortgage banker and solution consultant for Quicken Loans.

In this role, he maintained a high level of accuracy and due diligence, leading to a top 10 percent loans closed rate. He consistently led the company in closed and conditionally approved loans. Chris developed relationships with potential clients, educated them about the loan approval process, and provided constructive solutions to build and maintain business. His success at Quicken Loans was demonstrated by the promotions he received in the fastest timeframe allotted.


  • 2020 – #1 Top Team, Colliers | Arizona
  • 2019 – #3 Top Team, Colliers | Arizona


  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Management & Marketing, Arkansas Tech University
  • Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences, South Mountain Community College

Memberships & Involvements

  • NAIOP Developing Leaders, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association


  • ProLogis
  • EastGroup Properties
  • Exeter Properties
  • Sun State Builders
  • Kansas City Life Assurance
  • Merit Partners
  • First Industrial Realty Trust
  • Amir Development Company
  • Sun Life Assurance
  • Majestic Development
  • City of Tolleson
  • CapRock Partners



Distribution, Warehouses

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type


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Featured Research

Oct 8, 2021

2021 Q3 Greater Phoenix Industrial Market Report

At the end of the third quarter there were 20 million square feet under construction, setting yet another high point for the market.
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Jul 13, 2021

2021 Q2 Greater Phoenix Industrial Market Report

The Greater Phoenix Industrial market is more active than at any time in its history, posting 5.8 million square feet of positive net absorption during Q2 2021. This marks the ninth consecutive quarter of more than 1,000,000 square feet of positive net absorption.
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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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Featured News

Jul 30, 2021

MLILY signs lease for over 1.25 million square feet of industrial space

MLILY, the retail brand of Healthcare Arizona LLC, a venture of China-based Healthcare Co., Ltd., has signed a lease for 1,253,382 square feet of industrial space at the Glendale 303 “G303” project.
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Jul 15, 2021

Metro Phoenix breaks record for industrial construction

Arizona’s economy is booming and experiencing record revenue and personal income growth. From 2019-2020 Arizona led the nation (tied with Montana) in the category of largest personal income growth.
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