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Melissa Marks | Colliers | Phoenix

Melissa Marks

Senior Associate

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Professional Summary

Melissa Marks is a senior associate with Colliers, specializing in the sale and leasing of industrial, office and land properties, working on behalf of landlords, tenants, sellers and buyers. She partners with Bonnie Halley and Brian Gleason, senior vice presidents; and Danny Schuster, associate, to serve clients across the West Valley submarkets of metropolitan Phoenix.

Leveraging her in-depth market knowledge, Melissa effectively positions properties in the marketplace to reach targeted tenants and buyers. She aligns marketing strategies with her clients’ business objectives to deliver optimal results. Clients appreciate her proactive approach to quickly move property marketing and negotiations forward to save them both time and money.

With more than 12 years of professional expertise in problem-solving, reasoning and analysis, Melissa is able to readily identify and resolve transactional issues. Clients can rely on her to look out for their best interests.

Serving as a collaborative partner to her clients, Melissa develops long-term relationships built on mutual trust and respect. She believes a key factor to successfully closing transactions is the degree to which all parties trust each other.

Melissa brings a positive and enthusiastic energy to working with clients and peers, starting each day with an optimistic attitude. She embodies the adage of doing what you love and loving what you do.

Prior to joining Colliers, Melissa was an associate with Phoenix West Commercial in Goodyear, specializing in industrial and office properties. In that role, she advised prospective clients on market conditions and drove the negotiation process for successful transactions. Melissa demonstrated exceptional prospecting skills by generating an extensive client base through aggressive marketing and personal referrals from satisfied clients, resulting in recognition as Rookie of the Year.

As administrator for FourteenSix, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, Melissa was responsible for financial procedures and policies, provided fiscal and administrative leadership, and oversaw a $250,000 budget. Previously, she served as project coordinator for Toyota in San Diego, where she oversaw the development and implementation of an international policy development program. She also provided leadership to multiple management teams for the integration of a new customer care policy.

Melissa and her husband founded FourteenSix, Inc., an Arizona non-profit organization, 16 years ago. She enjoys pouring her love into the children there in her free time, and she is active in her church, particularly in women and children’s ministry.

Accomplishments

  • Represents owners with over 2.2 million square feet of industrial and office assets

Education

  • Arizona State University
  • Abilene Christian University
  • Arizona School of Real Estate and Business

Memberships & Involvements

  • NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association

Clients

  • Reliance Management
  • WJW Holdings WY, LLC

Services

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation, Capital Markets

Property Type

Industrial, Land, Office

My Team

Featured Research

Apr 16, 2021

2021 Q1 Greater Phoenix Industrial Market Report

The Greater Phoenix industrial market for Q1 2021 saw rental rates continue to climb, increasing over 8% year-over-year. Vacancy decreased 80 bps over-the-quarter, while delivering 2.9 MSF, illustrating very strong tenant activity. Product under construction has reach an all-time high and more is in the pipeline.
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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 15, 2021

2020 Q4 Greater Phoenix Industrial Market Report

The Greater Phoenix industrial market ended the year with the highest YTD absorption ever witnessed at 13.9 MSF, with net absorption exceeding 7 MSF in the fourth quarter. Under construction decreased 2.2 MSF feet from third quarter to 7 MSF. We delivered 6.5 MSF of new product in Q4.
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Featured News

Apr 20, 2021

Construction of industrial space in Phoenix hits record levels

The Greater Phoenix industrial real estate market maintained a record-breaking pace during first quarter of 2021, according to Colliers’ first quarter report. Construction activity reached an all-time high level, while momentum of net absorption indicates this year will easily outperform 2020.
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Apr 19, 2021

Phoenix office market challenged by pandemic impact

First quarter 2021 brought a significant uptick in office tenant touring and an amplification of business activity to Phoenix, according to Colliers’ office market report. Q1 2021 was the second consecutive quarter of negative net absorption, posting -372,905 square feet during the three months.
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