April 18, 2013


Kathleen Foster Joins Colliers International’s Phoenix Office


Colliers International in Greater Phoenix announced the addition of one of the area’s top corporate real estate professionals to the Phoenix office.

Kathleen Foster, senior vice president, joined the Office Properties Solutions Team, partnering with senior vice presidents Phil Breidenbach and Peter Nieman, associate vice president Lindsey Carlson, and marketing coordinator Sandy Machado.

Foster has 20 years of in-depth experience in corporate real estate. During her career, she has completed transactions in excess of 8 MSF in more than 100 markets throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Foster specializes in portfolio management and corporate real estate strategy, working on behalf of clients with significant domestic and global real estate assets. Areas of expertise include strategic planning, transaction implementation, site selection, lease administration, and project and portfolio management.

“We are very pleased to welcome Kathy Foster to Colliers,” said Bob Mulhern, managing director of Colliers. “Kathy is a dedicated and skilled professional with an outstanding record of success in corporate real estate and tenant and landlord representation, and she will provide additional value and opportunities to our clients. Kathy’s expertise, strategic approach and extensive relationships make her a valuable addition to Colliers and to one of our leading office teams.”

Said Foster: “Instrumental to my decision to come to Colliers was Bob Mulhern’s leadership and reputation in the marketplace. I was extremely impressed with Bob, with the culture of collaboration, and the comprehensive platform of services that Colliers offers its clients.

“Joining Colliers provides the opportunity be part of an organization that is dedicated to creating strategic partnerships that will accelerate the success of my clients. It is a privilege to become a member of the experienced, knowledgeable and professional team of Phil Breidenbach, Peter Nieman, Lindsey Carlson and Sandy Machado.”

Prior to joining Colliers, Foster was a principal with CRESA Phoenix for seven years, specializing in corporate real estate. Previously, she managed the corporate real estate portfolio for First Health Group based in Scottsdale for 13 years. The portfolio consisted of more than 2.7 million square feet with an annual operating budget of $33M.

She is a member of Arizona Commercial Real Estate Women (AZCREW) and serves as vice chairperson of the board of Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (aask). Kathy resides in the Desert Ridge community in Phoenix with her husband Jack and their sons, Jack, 14, and Aidan, 11.