John M Palmieri
Associate Vice President
As an associate vice president for retail services with Colliers International, John Palmieri specializes in leasing regional shopping centers and representing national retail tenants throughout Arizona. With his ability to think creatively and adapt quickly to ever-changing markets and his thorough knowledge of the Valley, John brings a unique skill set that allows him to easily identify opportunities and solutions for his clients.
He prides himself on the highest standard of integrity and professionalism. These characteristics have been integral and paramount to his success.
John started his career with Merrill Lynch in the Wealth Management Group. Merrill Lynch provided John with all the tools necessary in developing and maintaining relationships with high-net-worth clients. Additionally, he has a strong understanding of equity, bond, and derivatives markets. After his time working in financial services, the tangible aspect of real estate and markets in general, compelled John to pursue his interest in real estate professionally.
With almost 20 years in real estate, he worked as Vice President for De Rito Partners where John was a top producer specializing in project leasing and sales.
- Bachelor of Science Arizona State University
- Arizona Dept. of Real Estate Salesperson’s License
Memberships & Involvements
- International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) - Member
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.