Colliers International names Bob Mulhern to head its Phoenix region

Posted By Mike Padgett

Jan. 5. 2009

A veteran of the metro Phoenix commercial real estate and office development industries is the new boss at Colliers International’s Phoenix office.

Bob Mulhern started work Jan. 2 as the managing director of the office that oversees the company’s Phoenix and Scottsdale operations.

Mulhern has more than 25 years experience of managing brokerage, development and property management organizations. Mulhern previously was president of Reliance Companies, a Valley development firm that specializes in office and industrial development and property management. Before Reliance, Mulhern was vice president of development for Ryan Companies; senior managing director of CB Richard Ellis in Phoenix; and vice president and portfolio manager for The Koll Company.

“Bob brings tremendous leadership and industry experience to the role of managing director and will play an integral part in leading our professionals and clients through these turbulent economic times,” said Dan Spiegel, senior vice president of U.S. operations for Colliers. Spiegel adds that the Phoenix market represents a unique opportunity to build on the extensive growth the area has experienced in the past decade. He says Mulhern “possesses the depth and breadth of experience necessary to guide Colliers to be the top commercial real estate services firm in Arizona.”

Mulhern, in a prepared statement, says a key focus of his management will be developing a strategic plan to grow the Phoenix and Scottsdale offices in defined market segments and expand the client base. A strong priority will be to fully integrate the platform of services offered through Colliers’ business lines and partner firms, including Real Estate Management Services  (REMS), PGP Valuation, Cohen Financial, MHPM Project Managers, and McKinstry Co., a design, build, operate and maintain firm.

“Colliers’ extensive local, national and international platform, combined with the capabilities of our partner firms, provides us with an exceptional opportunity to deliver superior services to our clients and assist with all their commercial real estate requirements, regardless of location,” Mulhern says.

Mulhern is a past president and current board member of the Arizona chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). In addition, Mulhern is:

• President of the board of Veritas Preparatory Academies, a liberal arts charter school.

• Founding board member and treasurer of Greater Hearts Academies, a non-profit school management organization.

• President of the Phoenix chapter of Legatus, an organization of Catholic business leaders.

He also has a Certified Property Manager designation. He earned a Master of Science and Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University.  Bob resides in Phoenix with his wife Tina and their eight children.

Mulhern replaces Mike Fitz-Gerald, who resigned in October to return to the private sector.


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