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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

  • Colliers Everest Club, recognizing the Top 10% of Producers in the Americas in 2021, 2020, 2019, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012
  • 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
  • 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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