Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) announced Wednesday the expansion of its retail platform into Phoenix, with the addition of three brokerage specialists. Tyson Switzenberg will lead the firm’s newly formed Phoenix retail brokerage practice, along with Senior Associate John Reva and Associate Trask Switzenberg. Together they will partner with Craig Killman, JLL’s West Coast Retail Market Lead, to provide brokerage services to retail owners and tenants in the region.
“Phoenix is a target market for retail owners and tenants alike, and the addition of Tyson, John and Trask will allow us to better serve our clients’ growing demands in the region. Their acute knowledge of the Phoenix commercial real estate market and ability to recognize developing trends will provide our clients unmatched strategic planning and execution,” said Killman.
Steve Yenser, National Retail Brokerage Lead for Jones Lang LaSalle, added, “The trio’s ability to add value to retail owned assets and hone in on the right site selection options for our retailer clients is a tremendous addition to our platform. In the year ahead we’ll continue to add top-talent brokerage experts in key markets across the Southwest and United States.”
Tyson, John and Trask join JLL from SR Commercial Real Estate and bring with them a strong roster of local and national clients. In their new roles at JLL, they will be responsible for developing and executing strategies that maximize clients’ real estate needs to their full potential. Additionally, they’ll be focused on developing new business opportunities for current and future investor and retailer clients.
Prior to forming SR Commercial Real Estate, Tyson Switzenberg was a Senior Associate with Phoenix Commercial Advisors, where he managed more than 60 transactions each year. He also worked at D.L. Slaughter Company, where he facilitated more than 20 major U.S. drugstore transactions and leased eight ground-up grocery-anchored centers. Tyson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from McNeese State University and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Prior to forming SR Commercial Real Estate, John Reva served a Leasing Associate with Vestar Development Co., where he was responsible for the leasing of shop space at Tempe Marketplace, Oro Valley Marketplace and Canyon Trails Towne Center. Additionally, his experience includes working as a Retail Specialist with Retail Brokers, Inc., where he leased a retail portfolio of more than 35 assets totaling more than 300,000 square feet. John earned the degree of Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich. and a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and from 2010 – 2013 served as ICSC’s State Next Generation Chair for Arizona/New Mexico.
Trask Switzenberg previously served as an Associate at SR Commercial Real Estate, LLC, where he handled the leasing for a portfolio of 20-plus assets totalling more than one million square feet, and prior to that he worked at Pinnacle Development, LLC. Trask earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Louisiana and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
During the last two years, Jones Lang LaSalle Retail has added more than 50 retail brokerage experts in major markets including Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Florida, Hawaii, New York, San Antonio, Seattle and Southern California. During the first half 2013, the group added more than 60 new assignments and more than 30 retail clients to its network across the United States.