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Desiree Williams | Colliers | Phoenix

Desiree Williams

Retail Administrative Assistant

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Professional Summary

As the client services coordinator for the Arizona Retail Services Team with Colliers, Desiree Williams provides high-quality administrative, marketing and client services support, working closely with Loralee Barnum, senior client services specialist. Their team of eight brokers specializes in the sale and leasing of retail properties, representing landlords, tenants and investors.

As a resourceful and performance-driven professional, Desiree successfully manages multiple projects and tasks on behalf of the brokers. She is responsible for designing print and digital property marketing materials, drafting letters of intent, booking transaction vouchers, preparing correspondence, organizing and scheduling conference calls, coordinating broker and client meetings, and maintaining client activity reports. Desiree liaises with team members and other internal resources to create tour packages and prepare proposals.

Prior to joining Colliers, Desiree was a property administrator and administrative assistant with Cushman & Wakefield in Phoenix. She assisted with lease administration, bid proposals, service contracts, and monthly and quarterly property management reports.

Previously, Desiree was a senior facilities coordinator for InVentive Health in Ohio, shere she coordinated building subcontractor activities, ensured regular maintenance and review of facilities for safety and structural concerns, and managed the security access control database.

Memberships & Involvements

  • Arizona Retail Services Team | Colliers



Graphic Design, Digital Marketing, Project Marketing

Service Lines

Property Marketing

Property Type


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Featured Research

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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Apr 28, 2020

2020 Q1 Greater Phoenix Retail Market Report

Greater Phoenix retail market ended Q1 strong and healthy with 125,641 SF of net absorption. Vacancy dropped 10 bps over the past 12 months but increased 10 bps over the quarter to current 7.3%. Retail delivered over 312,000 SF. Rents climbed 2.2% over the past 12 months, with asking rents rising to $15.07 PSF.
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Featured News

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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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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