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Julie Johnson


Executive Vice President

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Professional Summary

Julie Johnson, CCIM, is an executive vice president with Colliers and an industry leader in providing comprehensive healthcare, life sciences and seniors housing real estate services throughout the greater Phoenix region.

Her specific areas of specialization include single- and multi-tenant medical office buildings, surgery centers, hospitals and specialty hospitals, life sciences, behavioral health facilities, and seniors housing (skilled nursing, assisted living, memory care and independent living).

Julie represents landlords, tenants, investors and owner/users, providing acquisition, disposition, leasing, sale/leaseback, site selection, consulting, and development services.

Visit the Arizona Healthcare Team website to learn more about the team’s services and expertise.

With extensive experience and long-standing relationships throughout the healthcare industry, Julie has a comprehensive understanding of the complex challenges of healthcare clients, enabling her to bring a unique perspective to address their individualized needs.

Clients rely on Julie’s in-depth knowledge of healthcare delivery, hospitals, providers, managed care and seniors housing to guide them in strategic real estate decisions. Additionally, her strong analytical skills in financial proformas enable her to help clients mitigate risk and maximize returns.

Recognized locally and nationally as one of the industry’s foremost thought leaders and most qualified healthcare real estate specialists, Julie serves as a valuable resource and member of her clients’ teams. She is committed to providing the highest level of service to achieve her clients’ business and real estate objectives.

Julie was one of the first brokers to specialize in healthcare, developing the unique skillset needed to serve this industry. For more than 30 years, she has been a leader in healthcare real estate and integrally involved with the growth and evolution of healthcare during her career.

Prior to joining Colliers, Julie was a principal with Avison Young and co-leader of its national healthcare practice group, tasked with growing the healthcare business line.


  • 2023 – AZRE AZ Big 100 - #6
  • 2022 – Globe St National Healthcare Influencer
  • 2021 – Phoenix Athena Nominee
  • 2019 – Friend of the Phoenix Union Award for consistent support of the Phoenix Union High School District
  • 2019 – Women of Influence Award – Real Estate Forum &
  • 2018 – National Women in Real Estate Award – Connect Media
  • 2017 – Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate Award – AZRE Magazine
  • Earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, for leaders with a proven record of success and demonstrated mastery of financial, market and investment analysis


  • Bachelor of Science, Engineering, Arizona State University

Memberships & Involvements

  • Colliers Healthcare Services & Steering Committee Member
  • Colliers Seniors Housing  Group
  • NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • CCIM Institute
  • Central AZ CCIM
  • Lambda Alpha International Phoenix
  • Valley Partnership
  • Arizona Humane Society, Board of Directors
  • New Pathways for Youth, Board of Directors
  • Social Venture Partners Arizona, Board of Directors, an innovative approach to philanthropy
  • Friends of National Public Radio Arizona, Board of Directors
  • TGen Ambassador, supporting biomedical advances


Partial client list

  • AZ Vein and Vascular
  • Arizona Digestive Health
  • Arizona State Urology
  • Banner Health
  • Cardiovascular Consultants
  • CORE
  • Encompass Health (HealthSouth)
  • HonorHealth
  • IASIS Healthcare/Steward
  • Irgens Development Partners
  • LNR Real Estate
  • The Opus Group
  • OrthoAZ
  • PMB Real Estate Services
  • Ventas


“It is with pleasure I offer this recommendation for Julie Johnson of Colliers. Julie assisted ClearSky Health in navigating the challenges of the pandemic to implement our national expansion plans in the Phoenix area. She did an excellent job for us and we appreciated, not only her deep knowledge of the entire healthcare industry, but also her personal commitment to ClearSky. She leveraged her many long-term relationships, locally and nationally, to our benefit during the entire acquisition process. Her attention to detail and focus on our goals was truly appreciated and resulted in an exceptional result for ClearSky Health. She has created a long-term relationship with me and all of the ClearSky C-suite.”—Danny Banks, Chief Real Estate Officer, ClearSky Health

“I have known and worked with Julie for several years. She has been in the healthcare field for over 30 years and worked with physician practices of all sizes, as well as corporate healthcare users and hospital systems. She is extremely knowledgeable and has a deep understanding of the Arizona medical real estate market. One of the projects we worked on together was the VA Outpatient Clinic in Gilbert, Arizona. She located ±9-acre sites to meet the needs of the VA and assisted in the selection and acquisition, providing valuable insights. Throughout the RFP process, we relied on Julie’s expertise to help secure the award. I am pleased to recommend Julie.”—Sean D. Cummings, Opus Development Company, L.L.C.

“While listing our property, Julie proved she is honest, diligent and hard-working in the pursuit of her listing assignment. I found her opinion of the value of the property to be accurate and realistic. She is extremely diligent and works very hard in handling her listing-related duties. Julie put our interests ahead of her own and is a model in the execution of a broker’s fiduciary duties. I have been involved in commercial real estate for over 30 years and have had occasion to work with a significant number of real estate brokers. Julie is in a separate class and is head and shoulders above the rest of the pack. I would strongly recommend Julie in the handling of any listing (sale or lease).”—David Norouzi, Principal, Fenix Development, Inc.



Healthcare, Seniors Housing, Investment Properties, Life Sciences

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Capital Markets

Property Type



Seniors Housing Group

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