As associate vice president for retail services with Colliers, John (JK) Jackson specializes in the sale and leasing of retail properties, representing landlords, tenants and investors. He has completed transactions on behalf of tenants and landlords for retail shopping centers, neighborhood centers and standalone properties.
JK has the proven ability to achieve results for clients through comprehensive market strategies, long-range planning, identifying opportunities to increase cash flow and developing solutions for excess vacancy. A consummate professional, he thoroughly analyzes the financial details of each transaction to ensure his clients' economic and business objectives are met. He carefully crafts leases to support growth, minimize risk and protect investments.
As an experienced leasing broker, JK brings a dynamic and innovative prospecting style to the table. He targets quality tenants that represent the least risk and complement the tenant mix of each property. He works diligently to match tenant requirements and available space to support location decisions. Through market research, demographics and traffic analysis, JK helps tenants make strategic decisions to support their long-term plans.
His experience spans 13 years as a commercial real estate agent in Greater Phoenix, focusing on retail properties. Prior to joining Colliers, he was an associate vice president with Velocity Retail Group in Phoenix, where he represented landlords and tenants in the leasing of retail properties and worked closely with development services to identify and sign tenants to new projects. Previously, JK was a senior associate with Rein & Grossoehme Commercial Real Estate, specializing in landlord and tenant representation.
- Completed more than 300 lease and sale transactions during his career
- CoStar Power Broker Award Winner
- Awarded Top Producer - 2014, 2015
- Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Arizona State University
Memberships & Involvements
- International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
- Southwest Idea Exchange Chair (ICSC)
- ICSC NextGen Member
- Brokers for Kids
- Susan G. Komen Sponsor
- Salvation Army's Adopt-a-Family Program
- Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
- Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) Fundraiser
Senior Client Services Specialist
Sheila Merrell is the senior client services specialist for retail services with Colliers in Arizona. She provides client services, marketing and administrative support for several brokers, who specialize in the sale and leasing of retail properties, representing landlords, tenants and investors.
Sheila manages marketing, administrative, listing, transaction and due diligence services on behalf of the brokers and their clients. Leveraging her industry experience and skillset, Sheila designs and executes best-in-class print and digital marketing collateral and campaigns tailored to each property and client. She prepares comprehensive tour books and coordinates special events, including open houses and receptions.
Working in partnership with the brokers, Sheila develops strategies, pitches and proposals to help win new business.
Her ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, coupled with strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, make her a valuable member of retail services. Sheila brings a high level of proficiency and skills in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop), digital marketing, Microsoft Office and CoStar research to her role.
Colleagues describe Sheila as patient, friendly and enthusiastic. She thrives in a team atmosphere, providing valuable input, both verbally and through actions, to help drive the success of her team.
Sheila is experienced in marketing and project and office management for commercial and residential real estate, as well as start-up companies.
Previously, Sheila was director of business operations for OneQor Technologies, Inc. She assisted in start-up operations to establish the office, define HR functions, oversee facilities, support the controller and maintain effective client communications. Focusing on cost savings and the needs of a start-up, Sheila researched and selected vendors for supplies and equipment. She assisted in onboarding new employees and developing an employee handbook.
Sheila served as project coordinator for capital markets and finance at JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle). She provided support to financial managers to ensure timely closings for property sales. She also managed and maintained multiple databases for the capital markets team.
As a senior marketing assistant at Cushman & Wakefield, Sheila coordinated marketing activities for more than 50 property listings. She worked on steps to improve the accuracy of property listings on CoStar and implemented processes to streamline and improve the team’s productivity and budgets.
Sheila previously served as a realtor and client relations manager for Myriad Real Estate Group. She supervised transactions, prepared and executed contracts, and facilitated communications among all parties during the contract and transaction process.