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Michael Marsh | Colliers | Phoenix

Michael Marsh


Associate Vice President

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Professional Summary

As an associate vice president with Colliers, Michael Marsh specializes in the sale and leasing of office and flex properties, representing landlords/owners, owner/users, buyers, tenants, investors and fiduciaries. His areas of expertise include corporate advisory, tenant representation, investments, sale/leasebacks, build-to-suits, and distressed or turnaround situations.

Michael is a member of the top-producing team of Todd Noel, senior executive vice president; Kyle Campbell, vice president; Matt Baniszewski, senior associate; and Morgan Carden, senior client services specialist. The team specializes in office and educational properties, leveraging extensive knowledge of the market to assist clients in achieving their real estate and business objectives.

Working closely with clients as part of their executive team, Michael strives to understand their long-term requirements and goals, or help clients establish those, in order to minimize short- and long-term risk. HIs legal and operational background enables him to ask the critical questions and dig deep into each client's operations to craft uniquely tailored opportunities that maximize value.

Michael provides in-depth market analysis, detailed financial reports and comprehensive strategies to position properties in the marketplace. Through an integrated platform of services, he ensures clients are able to make profitable and informed real estate decisions throughout property ownership, sales, acquisition and leasing.

With in-depth experience and hundreds of successful engagements, Michael expertly guides clients through challenging situations to reach successful conclusions. He breaks down complex terms, specifications and requirements into easy-to-understand and measurable decision points. Michael prides himself on being a trusted and ethical partner to clients and colleagues, providing thoughtful, knowledgeable and creative solutions.

Prior to joining Colliers, Michael served as an associate with Lee & Associates, representing landlords and tenants in the leasing, sale and acquisition of commercial space. Working on behalf of tenants, he identified locations and spaces that met their requirements for current and future growth. Michael developed strategic leasing, acquisition and sales strategies to optimize the value of his clients’ real estate assets.


  • 2020 - #3 Top Team, Arizona
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Real Estate Finance, NAIOP
  • Data Center Certified Associate, Schneider Electric


  • Juris Doctor, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Eller Business School, University of Arizona
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics, Political Science and History, Gonzaga University

Memberships & Involvements

  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Valley Leadership - Impact Team
  • NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Developing Leaders
  • Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute (CIREI)
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI)
  • Colliers | Arizona Leadership Council
  • Active 20-30 Club of Phoenix
  • Eller College of Management Alumni Association
  • Gonzaga Alumni Association



Asset Resolution Services, Receivership, Corporate Restructuring and Recovery, Financial Analysis, Lease Advisory, Project Leasing

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Capital Markets, Tenant Representation, Occupier Services

Property Type


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Featured Research

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

Fourth quarter posted 143,434 SF of negative net absorption, marking the first quarter of negative net absorption following 34 consecutive quarters of positive net absorption. Direct vacancy increased to 13%. Investment sales soared to over $570 million late in 2020.
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Oct 12, 2020

2020 Q3 Greater Phoenix Office Market Report

Third quarter brought 109,718 SF of positive net absorption in the Greater Phoenix office market. Direct vacancy settled at 12.7%. Deliveries increased inventory by 448,785 SF. Year-over-year rental rates increased 6.8% to a current average of $27.94 PSF.
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Featured News

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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Jan 18, 2021

Pandemic impact felt in Q4 Phoenix office market statistics

Greater Phoenix posted 143,434 SF of negative net absorption during Q4 2020, following 34 consecutive quarters of positive net absorption. Direct vacancy rates increased in Q4 to 13%. Rental rates increased YOY by 3.5% but declined 0.5% during Q4 to $27.67 PSF. Investment sales were more than $570 million in Q4.
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