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Kathy Foster | Colliers | Phoenix

Kathy Foster


Senior Vice President - Office Properties

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Professional Summary

Serving dual roles for Colliers as vice president, account management for the Americas, and as senior vice president for Colliers in Arizona, Kathy Foster specializes in occupier advisory and corporate solutions, including portfolio management, corporate real estate and workplace strategy.

Kathy works on behalf of clients with significant domestic and global real estate assets. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, transaction implementation, site selection, lease administration, and project and portfolio management.

With more than 25 years of in-depth experience in corporate real estate, Kathy has completed transactions in excess of 10 million square feet in more than 100 markets throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Partnering with Phil Breidenbach, SIOR, senior executive vice president; and Kyle York, associate, their team provides exceptional service and strategic solutions to clients, representing buyers, tenants, owners and landlords.

Prior to joining Colliers, Kathy was a principal with Cresa Phoenix for seven years, specializing in corporate real estate. Previously, she managed the corporate real estate portfolio for First Health Group based in Scottsdale for 13 years. The portfolio consisted of more than 2.7 million square feet with an annual operating budget of $33 million.


  • 2021 - Women of Influence Award - GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum
  • 2020 – #11 Top Producer
  • 2020 – Connect Media’s Women in Real Estate Award, honoring achievements and inspirational stories of women who reached respected positions of leadership and play key membership roles for others
  • 2019 – #9 Top Producer
  • 2018 – #11 Top Producer
  • 2018 – Awarded the Master of Corporate Real Estate in Workplace Strategy (MCR.w) by CoreNet Global
  • 2016 – #15 Top Producer
  • 2015 - Awarded the Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) by CoreNet Global
  • 2014 – Phoenix Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Award, recognizing remarkable women who are trailblazing the Valley's business community as mentors, influencers and visionaries
  • 2014 – All in Award by Colliers | Arizona for being fully committed to moving to the next level and to setting winning strategies for the future
  • 2013 – Most Valuable Player at Colliers Way Leadership Camp in Vancouver
  • 2013 - #5 Top Team
  • Completed transactions in excess of 10 million square feet in more than 100 markets throughout U.S. and Canada
  • Managed a corporate real estate portfolio of more than 2.7 million square feet with an annual operating budget of $33 million


  • Master of Corporate Real Estate in Workplace Strategy (MCR.w), CoreNet Global
  • Master of Corporate Real Estate (MCR), CoreNet Global

Memberships & Involvements

  • Colliers Occupier Advisors
  • Colliers Not-for-Profit Group
  • CoreNet Global, Arizona Chapter - Board of Directors, Programs Committee Chair
  • Co-Chair AASK (Aid to Adoption of Special Kids)
  • Goodwill
  • Make-a-Wish
  • Colliers AZ Cares


  • Avnet
  • Sage Software
  • Fender
  • Blood Systems
  • United Blood Services
  • Logan Design
  • Allen Systems Group
  • Redline Athletics
  • First Health
  • LabCorp
  • ASM
  • ASML,
  • Insight, kforce
  • Spherion
  • Movement Mortgage
  • Non-Profits,
  • Ernst & Young


"If you desire your real estate purchase or lease project to be handled in a way that you know it is in the solid hands of a professional who has the skill, knowledge and integrity to get the job completed in a way that exceeds your expectations, hire Kathy Foster. Kathy possesses all of those attributes and more. We have been fully satisfied with her performance and can highly recommend her." - Rob Johnson, Managing Partner, KnowledgeNet

"Kathy is a highly motivated and effective professional who provides keen insight and great service in negotiating on behalf of companies and works to maximize their return on investment in office and professional space." - Mark E. Peterson, Strategic Consultant

"Kathy is a skilled real estate professional. She is detail-oriented, organized and an excellent communicator. I worked with Kathy for several years and she always had positive results and valued contributions both as a team member and team leader." - Edward Vericker, Director of Real Estate, Coventry Health Care

"Kathy's real estate expertise and communication skills were especially helpful in our search for the lease/purchase of a new operating facility. Her knowledge of the real estate negotiation process and upbeat personality made her an essential part of our team for this transaction. I look forward to working with her in the future." - David Rottner, Controller, The Training Consortium, LLC 

"Kathy has worked with our organization for many years. We have used her expertise to help our company make the right decisions. She is very personable, always willing to help and gets us the required information on time. I would recommend using Kathy's services for your real estate needs." - Rob Lowy, Senior Manager, Corporate Real Estate Management at Sage


Service Lines

Integrated Services, Tenant Representation, Landlord Representation, Occupier Services

Property Type

Office, Industrial


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Featured Research

Jul 20, 2021

2021 Q2 Greater Phoenix Office Market Report

The Greater Phoenix office market ended Q2 2021 posting 76,690 SF of positive net absorption. Direct vacancy increased 20 bps quarter-over-quarter and 150 bps YOY to end the second quarter at 14.0%.
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Apr 14, 2021

2021 Q1 Greater Phoenix Office Market Report

Phoenix office market ended Q1 2021 posting -372,905 SF of net absorption, marking the second consecutive quarter of more than 100,000 SF of negative absorption. Direct vacancy increased 80 bps quarter-over-quarter and 150 bps year-over-year to finish first quarter at 13.8 percent.
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Jan 11, 2021

2020 Q4 Greater Phoenix Office Market Report

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Phoenix office market stabilizes as sublease additions slow

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Jul 12, 2021

Kathy Foster named Woman of Influence 2021 by Real Estate Forum

Kathy Foster, SVP with Colliers, recognized as a Woman of Influence 2021 by GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum. She manages the real estate portfolio of four global companies, with over 25 MSF.
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