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Daniel Ortega | Colliers | Phoenix

Daniel Ortega

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Professional Summary

As a senior vice president with the Arizona Retail Services Team with Colliers International, I specialize in the representation of national and regional retailers, specialty brands, restaurants and big box tenants in their expansion throughout the Southwest. I focus on developing and implementing real estate expansion strategies on behalf of our team’s clients.

I excel at executing a marketing or development strategy, leveraging relational experience and technology. I understand current leasing trends as well as the needs and requirements of retailers in the market. I bring a distinct skill set to the stabilization, value addition and sale of investment properties.

I partner with Nick Ault, senior vice president, who specializes in retail and restaurant real estate services, with a focus on tenant representation. Our team has a wealth of experience in retail site selection, development, redevelopment, disposition, leasing, investment sales and strategic planning.

Refer to the client list below for notable tenants represented.

I rejoined Colliers in 2010, and was previously with Colliers from 2003 to 2006. Prior to rejoining Colliers in 2010, I partnered with Larry Ortega in operating our own retail brokerage firm, ReUnion Partners, and also acted as designated broker. From 2006 to 2008, I was a senior associate with Staubach Retail, specializing in shopping center development, tenant and landlord representation, and dispositions.

I was raised in Arizona, attending Shadow Mountain High School and then Arizona State University.


  • 2019 - #13 Top Producer, Colliers in Arizona
  • Chairman of the Blue Blazer Squadron for Fighter Country Partnership. The organization is a civilian advocacy group supporting the men and women of the 56th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB. 
  • Serves on the Board of Directors for Fighter Country Partnership. This is a non-profit organization that supports the men, women and families of Luke Air Force Base through health and human services, culture and mission sustainability.
  • Served on the Board of Directors of Northrise University Initiative (2009 to 2016). This is a non-profit organization that is developing the first private university in Ndola, Zambia.


  • Bachelor of Science, Aviation Management, Arizona State University
  • Associate Broker's License, Arizona Dept. of Real Estate

Memberships & Involvements

  • Arizona Retail Services Team | Colliers International
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Colliers AZ Cares Foundation Board Member
  • Chairman of the Blue Blazer Squadron for Fighter Country Partnership
  • Board of Directors for Fighter Country Partnership


"I have had the pleasure of working with Danny and Larry Ortega for a number of years, representing the Knowledge Learning Corporation account. Their professionalism and market knowledge are outstanding. They consistently deliver quality sites as well as great customer service and follow-through, resulting in many successful projects." - Glenda Hollenbeck, Director of Real Estate, Knowledge Learning Corporation.


Development Consulting, Restaurants, Shopping Centres, Bars
Service Lines
Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation
Property Type

My Team

Featured Research
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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Jul 13, 2020
2020 Q2 Greater Phoenix Retail Market Report
The Greater Phoenix retail market ended the second quarter on the upside. Regardless of the retail sector being hit the second hardest of all CRE industries (second to hospitality), the market managed to produce 14,134 square feet of positive absorption.
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Featured News
Jan 27, 2021
Phoenix retail real estate endured difficult 2020
The retail real estate market was arguably hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but metro Phoenix endured the challenges more successfully than most markets. The area posted positive net absorption in 2020, and rental rates remained healthy. Investment sales volume increased 49.1% from Q3 to $273 million.
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Oct 22, 2020
Q3 Phoenix retail market posts positive net absorption
Colliers International reports the Greater Phoenix retail market posted positive net absorption in third quarter, despite the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vacancy rose slightly during the quarter to 7.7 percent as the city was recognized for comparatively low unemployment and small business closures.
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Jul 20, 2020
Greater Phoenix retail market remained healthy in Q2 2020
Colliers International reports the Greater Phoenix retail market finished Q2 2020 with positive net absorption, despite the impact of pandemic business interruptions. Vacancy remained healthy, but experts look towards the second half of the year to determine the long-term effects of COVID-19.
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Jun 30, 2020
The Human Bean expanding its presence in Arizona
The Human Bean, an Oregon-based franchise coffee restaurant company, is expanding its footprint in Arizona. Local franchisee Brian Sherrill, in partnership with three family members, own three Valley restaurants with three more in Arizona opening within the next 18 months.
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