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Phoenix, AZ

Cliff Johnston

Senior Vice President
T 602.513.5177 C 602.618.6261 cliff.johnston@kidder.com
2525 E Camelback Rd
Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Recognized as one of Arizona’s leading “landlord rep” brokers, specializing in all classes of retail properties, Cliff brings nearly 36 years of experience and market knowledge to Kidder Mathews. Advising property owners on current retail market conditions and trends as related to property dispositions and leasing strategies are his expertise.

Cliff Johnston comes to Kidder Mathews from Cushman & Wakefield, formerly Cassidy Turley/BRE Commercial, where he served as managing director for 11 years. Prior to that, he spent 25 years beginning at CBRE, then Grubb & Ellis/BRE Commercial, specializing in the sale and agency leasing of all retail property types.

Understanding that each client’s needs are unique and each individual retail property is equally unique, Cliff has navigated retail assignments from the simple lease up of neighborhood shopping centers to the complete redevelopment and/or repositioning of regional malls and power centers, a skill that comes with decades of proven experience.

Available Properties

Affiliations & Memberships

Member, International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)


BS in Business Administration, Arizona State University

Notable Transactions

133,000 SF
Home Depot
210,000 SF
90,000 SF
Amazing Jakes
40,198 SF
39,238 SF
EOs Fitness
30,000 SF
TJ Maxx
30,000 SF
Whole Foods
26,000 SF
22,000 SF
Total Wine
13,000 SF
12,800 SF
5,858 SF
4,000 SF
4,000 SF
3,500 SF
3,500 SF
3,000 SF
Raising Canes

Clients Served

  • Invesco
  • US Bank
  • Lennar Partners
  • Birtcher Property Services
  • Pacific Mutual Life Insurance
  • CIGNA Investments
  • RREEF Funds
  • Citibank
  • Security First Life Insurance
  • GECC (General Electric)
  • Vestar Development
  • ING Real Estate
  • Westcor Partners
  • Westwood Financial Corp.
  • CNA Enterprises
  • Ethan Christopher
  • Phillips Edison & Company
  • Sarofim Realty Advisors
  • Koll Real Estate Group