As a vice president with the Arizona Retail Services Team with Colliers International, I specialize in the sale and leasing of retail properties, land acquisition and disposition, retail property disposition and retail development. I represent both landlords and tenants and place great value in establishing long-term relationships with my clients.
My platform of services includes property sales, lease negotiations, tenant representation, lease renewal and renegotiation, site evaluation and selection; demographic and market analysis, space planning, and negotiation of tenant improvement allowances.
Working closely with landlords, I develop property leasing strategies that maximize operating income and minimize vacancies. To achieve my clients’ business and financial objectives, I carefully guide tenants through the process of identifying their requirements, site selection and lease negotiations.
As a skilled negotiator with in-depth knowledge of the marketplace, I am committed to helping clients make strategic real estate decisions for their businesses. Clients benefit from my 35 years of retail real estate experience.
I have specialized in retail properties since beginning my career in commercial real estate in 1983. My experience includes 14 years with Grubb & Ellis four years with Koll. In 1997, I joined Insignia/ESG, which was acquired by Colliers International in 2003.
- Ranked by Colliers International as one of the top 20 retail producers in the Greater Phoenix region and in the United States - 2008.
- Bachelor of Science, Business Marketing, Arizona State University
Memberships & Involvements
- Arizona Retail Services Team | Colliers International
- ICSC - International Council of Shopping Centers
- Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix
- Communities Southwest
- Kitchell Development Company
- SunCor Development
- Paulsen Properties
- Evergreen Development
- Donahue Schriber
Senior Client Services Specialist
As the senior client services specialist for the Arizona retail services team with Colliers, Loralee Barnum manages all aspects of marketing, project management, transaction and due diligence services. The retail team specializes in the sale and leasing of retail properties, representing landlords, tenants and investors. In partnership with the team’s eight brokers and client services coordinator, Loralee develops strategies, pitches and proposals to win new business.
Leveraging her extensive marketing, graphic design and industry experience, she designs and executes best-in-class print and digital marketing collateral, and deliver creative marketing solutions tailored to each property and client. Loralee creates comprehensive property marketing campaigns, elevating exposure and increasing speed-to-market for the team’s listings. Her careful attention to detail and ability to anticipate and resolve issues enables her to efficiently manage the team’s listings, prospects, proposals and transactions.
With exceptional skills in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop), Constant Contact email marketing and CoStar research, Loralee enhances the team’s services in the marketplace. As a proactive partner, she stays at the forefront of marketing trends to provide leading-edge solutions.
Loralee thoroughly enjoys the fast-paced nature of commercial real estate and the challenge of managing the team’s diverse requirements. She is committed to adding value and delivering results. Colleagues describe Loralee as optimistic, adaptable and innovative, with an outgoing and friendly approach, who fosters their trust and respect.
Her marketing career began when she established her own boutique creative studio, specializing in destination wedding photography and graphic design. She has leveraged her skills to serve as an in-house designer and project manager for various organizations. Prior to joining Colliers, Loraleewas a client services specialist with CBRE Phoenix, providing innovative marketing services for a highly successful retail investment sales team and retail leasing team..
Previously, Loralee served as a client services manager for Grand Canyon University Athletics, directing multi-channel digital and traditional marketing campaigns. She also managed on-campus promotions, and worked with campus operations and programs to increase student attendance and improve the fan experience at athletic events.
When not in the office, Loralee spends time traveling and attending local sporting events with my husband. She also enjoys cheering on the Denver Broncos. Her other interests include photography, board games and, more recently, cooking.
Client Services Coordinator
As the client services coordinator for the Arizona Retail Services Team with Colliers, Desiree Williams provides high-quality administrative, marketing and client services support, working closely with Loralee Barnum, senior client services specialist. Their team of eight brokers specializes in the sale and leasing of retail properties, representing landlords, tenants and investors.
As a resourceful and performance-driven professional, Desiree successfully manages multiple projects and tasks on behalf of the brokers. She is responsible for designing print and digital property marketing materials, drafting letters of intent, booking transaction vouchers, preparing correspondence, organizing and scheduling conference calls, coordinating broker and client meetings, and maintaining client activity reports. Desiree liaises with team members and other internal resources to create tour packages and prepare proposals.
Prior to joining Colliers, Desiree was a property administrator and administrative assistant with Cushman & Wakefield in Phoenix. She assisted with lease administration, bid proposals, service contracts, and monthly and quarterly property management reports.
Previously, Desiree was a senior facilities coordinator for InVentive Health in Ohio, shere she coordinated building subcontractor activities, ensured regular maintenance and review of facilities for safety and structural concerns, and managed the security access control database.