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Cindy Cooke

Senior Executive Vice President

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Professional Summary

As a senior executive vice president with Colliers, Cindy Cooke leads the Cooke Multifamily Team—one of the top full-service multifamily investment teams in the nation. Team members are Brad Cooke, Chris Roach, Matt Roach, Teresa Lowery, Ron Cameron, Thomas Brophy, Eric Blair, Nicholas Solo, Alice Bean, Aimee DeYoung and Kellyanne Kennedy.

Cindy and her team work with sellers and qualified buyers across multiple markets, with a platform that allows them to effortlessly navigate across state lines. Multifamily asset types served include luxury, core, value add, high-rise, new development, student and workforce housing, and land.

With over 38 years of experience, Cindy’s multifamily expertise includes large portfolio sales, conventional and affordable assets, new development, construction, property assemblage, and debt/equity placements.

Her ability to maximize value, minimize risk and accelerate velocity for clients is the driving force behind all of Cindy’s decisions. She leverages her in-depth experience and long-term industry relationships to benefit the team’s institutional and large private capital clients and provides the market insights clients need to make strategic investment decisions.

Cindy is involved in every aspect of the transaction from start to finish and understands the importance of each step, from asset evaluation to marketing to buyer qualification and negotiations, due diligence, financing and closing. She delivers unmatched service through a hands-on, personal approach, with a primary focus on building valued client relationships.

The Cooke Multifamily Team serves and supports its clients with integrity, respect and kindness and is the advisor of choice for many of the world’s most innovative and successful companies. Our team consistently meets and exceeds client expectations and ensures each transaction is completed as smoothly as possible, with no detail unnoticed.

Cindy's experience at Colliers has provided her with national and international exposure. In addition to her multifamily brokerage business, she served as Interim Manager and Designated Broker for Colliers in Arizona in 2005. From global conferences in Shanghai to daily interactions with more than 150 Arizona brokers and staff, Cindy helped lead the Arizona to become one of the top Colliers markets worldwide.

Cindy started her brokerage career in multifamily, emphasizing development, property assemblage, zoning and construction. Early on, to accommodate the needs of her clients, she formed her own commercial real estate brokerage and mortgage broker firm and was the sole proprietor for 10 years. Cindy was also the partner of Blue Ridge Park Business Park, assembling, zoning and planning the largest business park in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Accomplishments

  • Team has completed over $16 billion in sales
  • 2020 - #3 Top Producer and #2 Top Team, Colliers | Arizona
  • 2020 - Women of Influence Award - GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum
  • 2020 - Connect Media Top Broker Honoree
  • 2020 & 2019 - #1 Top Multifamily Producer in the U.S., Colliers Everest Club Specialty Award
  • 2019 & 2018 - #2 Top Producer and #2 Top Team, Colliers | Arizona
  • Lead broker in largest multifamily transaction in Arizona history: 5,176 units for $427.5 million
  • 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012 - Colliers Everest Club, recognizing the Top 10% of Producers in the U.S.
  • 2017 - #3 Top Producer and #3 Top Team, Colliers | Arizona
  • 2017, 2016, 2011 - Broker of the Year by Commercial Executive Magazine
  • 2017 - Women of Influence Award - GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum
  • 2016 - #1 Top Producer, Colliers | Arizona
  • 2015 - One of the Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate by AZ Big Media
  • 2015 - #2 Top Producer and #3 Top Team, Colliers | Arizona
  • 2014 - #1 Top Producer and #2 Top Team, Colliers | Arizona
  • 2016, 2015, 2014, 2010 - CoStar Power Broker Award for Top Sales Broker in Greater Phoenix
  • 2012 - #1 Top Producer and #3 Top Team, Colliers | Arizona
  • 2012 - #2 Multifamily Top Producer in the U.S.
  • 2011 - #9 Top Producer, Colliers | Arizona
  • 2010 - #1 Top Producer, Colliers | Arizona
  • 2010, 2009, 2007 - #1 Multifamily Team, Colliers | Arizona & #1 Multifamily Top Producer in the U.S.
  • 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006 - #1 Multifamily Top Producer, Colliers | Arizona
  • 2007 - #1 Top Team, Colliers | Arizona
  • 2009, 2006 - #3 Top Team, Colliers | Arizona

Education

  • Associate Broker's License, Arizona Dept. of Real Estate
  • Arizona Mortgage Broker's License
  • Arizona General Contractors License Requirements
  • North Carolina Real Estate Broker's License
  • Tennessee Real Estate Associate Broker's License

Memberships & Involvements

  • Colliers Institutional Capital Markets
  • Colliers Multifamily Services
  • National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC)
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Stroke Association
  • City of Phoenix Adopt-a-Family Program

Clients

  • Bascom Group
  • Standard Portfolios
  • JK Houston Portfolio
  • Hamilton Zanze & Co.
  • Origin Investments
  • Stonecutter
  • Investment Property Associates LLC
  • Apartment Investment and Management Company.
  • GE Capital
  • Holland Partners

Testimonials

“In the end, this is a people business—not just a transaction business. Cindy has the best relationships with the active buyers and sellers in multlifamily real estate in the marketplace. I have spent almost 30 years in the business working with commercial real estate brokers across the nation and Cindy is easily a lifetime top 10 commercial real estate broker nationwide.”—Jack Cohen, Cohen Financial

“I can count on exceptional performance, depth of product knowledge, speed and thoroughness every time from the Cooke team.”—Jim Howard, GE Capital

“Cindy was our lead broker for the sale of 5,178 units for $427.5 million which closed on June 1, 2007. She tenaciously followed the due diligence process on the 12 properties from beginning to end. When she sensed even the slightest bump in the road, she immediately attended to it. Cindy is the hardest working broker I have worked with in my 35 years in the apartment business and her results show it.”—Jerry Finney, Manager of Bascom Arizona Ventures, LLC

“Tough and also trustworthy negotiators, we’ve been on both sides of the fence with Cindy and her team—I have the utmost respect for their professionalism. Over the course of the past two years, Colliers has represented Hamilton Zanze and Company handling over 2,000 units and I can truly say her team has either met or exceeded our expectations. We congratulate them on their good work and look forward to working with them again.”—Kurt Houtkooper, Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Hamilton Zanze & Co.

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Featured Research

Aug 12, 2021

Q2 2021 Phoenix MSA Multifamily Review

The Phoenix MSA continues to be a nation leader in year-over-year rent growth rising 15 percent to $1,413. This growth rate is nearly four times higher than the National average.
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Feb 11, 2021

Q4 2020 Phoenix MSA Multifamily Review

As of YE 2020, the Phoenix MSA continues to be a nation leader in year-over-year rent growth rising 4.7% to $1,284. Occupancy rates continued their upward trajectory, increasing 20 and 50bps over-the-quarter and year respectively to 95.6%. There are 25,252 units under construction throughout Greater Phoenix.
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Dec 4, 2020

2020 Q3 Phoenix MSA Multifamily Review

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