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Payson MacWilliam | Colliers | Phoenix

Payson MacWilliam

Executive Vice President

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Professional Summary

Payson has been in commercial real estate since 1986, specializing in industrial sales and leasing in the Southwest Valley distribution market. Services include tenant representation and agency listings from many major developers, such as Merit Partners, ProLogis, EastGroup Properties, First Industrial Realty Trust, Sun State Builders, Exeter Properties, Sun Life Assurance, Majestic Development, City of Tolleson and CapRock Partners.

As an executive vice president with Colliers in Arizona, Payson partners with Don MacWillliam and Chris Reese. Their top-producing industrial team provides exceptional service and strategic solutions to its clients, representing both landlords and tenants.

Their diverse base of knowledge and expertise leads to successful and tailored real estate solutions. Payson and Don pride themselves on building relationships that continue far beyond a single successful transaction.

During the past decade, they have added more than 6 million square feet of user build-to-suits and more than 5 million square feet of speculative development product to the Southwest Valley distribution market. The team has also increased the total distribution base by almost 10 percent in the past 10 years.

Payson has been a member of the Boys Team Charity since 2004, and is a lifetime member of the Brophy Dad’s Club. He also supports these charitable organizations: Andre House, St. Mary's Food Bank and Feed the Homeless Foundation.

Accomplishments

  • Ranked #1 Top Team by Colliers in 2020
  • Ranked Top 10 Producer by Colliers in 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Ranked Top 5 Team by Colliers in 2020, 2019, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
  • Colliers Everest Club, recognizing the Top 10% of Producers in the Americas in 2020, 2019, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012
  • CoStar Power Broker Award for Top Industrial Leasing Broker in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
  • Nominated as NAIOP Industrial Broker of the Year in 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008
  • Named NAIOP Industrial Broker of the Year–2002
  • First Industrial Realty Trust Top Producer in 2004 and 2005

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Finance, Arizona State University

Memberships & Involvements

  • NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • Andre House
  • St. Mary's Food Bank
  • Feed the Homeless Foundation

Clients

  • ProLogis
  • EastGroup Properties
  • Exeter Properties
  • Sun State Builders
  • Kansas City Life Assurance
  • Merit Partners
  • First Industrial Realty Trust
  • Amir Development Company
  • Sun Life Assurance
  • Majestic Development
  • City of Tolleson
  • CapRock Partners

Testimonials

“Don and Payson strive to get the deal done with a win-win outcome for all parties. Creative, responsible and focused—it’s always been a pleasure working with them through the years and I’m looking forward to many more.”—Jim Chamberlain, Owner and Founder, Sun State Builders

“I think what separates Don and Payson from other high-achieving brokers is focus. They stick to what they know—industrial properties in the Southwest submarket. They thoroughly understand each tenant, owner, building and land parcel, and this knowledge allows them to better serve their clients.”—Bill Petsas, Senior Vice President–Western Region, EastGroup Properties, Inc.

“I call the Payson and Don MacWilliam team ‘The Dynamic Duo.’ They complement each other; both have a sense of urgency when pursuing opportunities; and they work very hard when representing both tenants and landlords.”—Kevin Czerwinski, Principal, President, Merit Partners, Inc.

Services

Skills

Distribution, Warehouses

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type

Industrial

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Featured Research

Jul 13, 2021

2021 Q2 Greater Phoenix Industrial Market Report

The Greater Phoenix Industrial market is more active than at any time in its history, posting 5.8 million square feet of positive net absorption during Q2 2021. This marks the ninth consecutive quarter of more than 1,000,000 square feet of positive net absorption.
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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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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

Jul 30, 2021

MLILY signs lease for over 1.25 million square feet of industrial space

MLILY, the retail brand of Healthcare Arizona LLC, a venture of China-based Healthcare Co., Ltd., has signed a lease for 1,253,382 square feet of industrial space at the Glendale 303 “G303” project.
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Jul 15, 2021

Metro Phoenix breaks record for industrial construction

Arizona’s economy is booming and experiencing record revenue and personal income growth. From 2019-2020 Arizona led the nation (tied with Montana) in the category of largest personal income growth.
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