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Tom Woods

Senior Executive Vice President

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Professional Summary

As senior executive vice president for retail services with Colliers, Tom Woods specializes in leasing regional power centers, representing national retail tenants, and negotiating retail investment sales across Arizona.

He partners with his son Brian Woods. As a second generation commercial real estate broker, Tom previously partnered with his father Don Woods, who started in real estate in Phoenix in 1953. Landlords and tenants have entrusted Tom to handle their real estate needs for more than 45 years.

Keeping integrity and character at the top of the priority list, their team has developed enduring relationships and established a strong reputation as industry leaders throughout the marketplace. By taking a personal interest in each and every client, Tom and Brian attempt to treat their clients’ investments as if they were their own. This approach of accountability has led to a proven track record of results.

Countless retail tenants have entrusted them to meet their real estate requirements. Well-known developers and landlords frequently press their team into service. Refer to their comprehensive client list below.

Prior to joining Colliers in 1982, Tom was vice president of Don Woods & Associates Commercial Brokerage Company, specializing in neighborhood shopping center development and leasing and sales of investment income property.

He and his wife Debbie have three sons and attend Bethany Bible Church. Tom also organizes a men’s Bible study at DC Ranch. He and Debbie support the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SAARC).


  • #1 Top Producer in Arizona: 2002 thru 2004, 1998, 1996, 1995, 1989 thru 1993, 1986
  • Top Five Producer in Arizona: 2013, 1992 thru 2008, 1983 thru 1990
  • #1 Top Producer in the U.S.: 1993, 1986
  • Top 5 Team in Arizona: 2013, 2008, 2007, 2006
  • Top 10 Team nationally in 2009
  • Retail Broker of the Year in 1994
  • Brokers of the Month by Commercial Executive Magazine: 2009


  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Real Estate Major, University of Arizona
  • Associate Broker's License, Arizona Dept. of Real Estate

Memberships & Involvements

  • ICSC - International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SAARC).
  • Board Member – Tales from the Tour (non-profit Christian outreach)


Tenant clients include Longhorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Village Inn, Applebee’s, Tuesday Morning, Michaels, Pier 1 Imports, Famous Footwear, Payless Shoesource, Sleep America, Destination Maternity, BJ’s Brewery, Burger King, LensCrafters, Villa Sport, Mor Furniture, TCF Bank, Vitamin Shoppe, Gentle Dental, YC's Mongolian BBQ, Sushiholic, Pet Supplies Plus, and uBreakiFix.

Developer and landlord clients include Vestar Development, Sunbelt Holdings, The Barclay Group, Vertical Holdings, Wolford Development, TradeCor, Circle G Development, FERRADO and Nexus Development.


“I have always enjoyed working with Tom and Brian because of the professionalism and integrity they bring to the equation. Their representations are factual and accurate and their follow through gets results.”—Wally Chester, WDP Partners (Westcor Development Partners)



Ground lease, Restaurants, Project Leasing

Service Lines

Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation

Property Type


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