Associate Vice President
As associate vice president with the Arizona Retail Services team 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
- Arizona Retail Services Team | Colliers
- 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
Client Services Coordinator
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.