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Tom Woods

Senior Executive Vice President

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Professional Summary

As senior executive vice president with the Arizona Retail Services Team with Colliers International, I specialize in leasing regional power centers, representing national retail tenants, and negotiating retail investment sales across Arizona.

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

Keeping integrity and character at the top of the priority list, our 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, Brian and I attempt to treat our clients’ investments as if they were our own. This approach of accountability has led to a proven track record of results.

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

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

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


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


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

Memberships & Involvements

  • Arizona Retail Services Team | Colliers International
  • 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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Featured Research
Jan 21, 2021
2020 Q4 Greater Phoenix Retail Market Report
The Phoenix retail market ended Q4 with 64,036 SF of negative net absorption, but stayed positive over the year ending at 215,692 SF. Vacancy increased 20 bps over-the-quarter and 60 bps YOY to the rate of 7.9%. Despite national headlines of declining retail rental rates, the Phoenix market held steady.
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Oct 19, 2020
2020 Q3 Greater Phoenix Retail Market Report
The Greater Phoenix retail market ended the third quarter with 101,270 square feet of positive net absorption. Vacancy increased to 7.7 percent, elevating 10 bps over-the-quarter. Rental rates are struggling to maintain pre-pandemic levels, ending at $14.62 PSF.
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Jul 13, 2020
2020 Q2 Greater Phoenix Retail Market Report
The Greater Phoenix retail market ended the second quarter on the upside. Regardless of the retail sector being hit the second hardest of all CRE industries (second to hospitality), the market managed to produce 14,134 square feet of positive absorption.
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Featured News
Jan 27, 2021
Phoenix retail real estate endured difficult 2020
The retail real estate market was arguably hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but metro Phoenix endured the challenges more successfully than most markets. The area posted positive net absorption in 2020, and rental rates remained healthy. Investment sales volume increased 49.1% from Q3 to $273 million.
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Oct 22, 2020
Q3 Phoenix retail market posts positive net absorption
Colliers International reports the Greater Phoenix retail market posted positive net absorption in third quarter, despite the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vacancy rose slightly during the quarter to 7.7 percent as the city was recognized for comparatively low unemployment and small business closures.
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Jul 20, 2020
Greater Phoenix retail market remained healthy in Q2 2020
Colliers International reports the Greater Phoenix retail market finished Q2 2020 with positive net absorption, despite the impact of pandemic business interruptions. Vacancy remained healthy, but experts look towards the second half of the year to determine the long-term effects of COVID-19.
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Oct 22, 2019
Greater Phoenix retail market healthy despite national retail struggles
Colliers International reports the Greater Phoenix retail real estate market is performing well, despite the national trend of retail struggles. Overall vacancy of retail space in the metro area was approximately 7 percent at the end of third quarter.
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