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Chris Latvaaho joins JLL office leasing group

Chris Latvaaho, JLL

Chris Latvaaho, JLL

The Phoenix office of JLL has hired local broker Chris Latvaaho as Vice President in its Phoenix office leasing group. Latvaaho joins the existing JLL team of Managing Director John Bonnell and Vice President Brett Abramson, who specialize in agency representation for existing and ground-up developments, and both institutional and entrepreneurial landlords.

Prior to Joining JLL, Latvaaho served for 14 years as an associate director in the Phoenix office of a national commercial real estate brokerage firm. In that time, he completed more than 500 lease and sale transactions, particularly in the core business of leasing and investment sales, and with a strong emphasis on owner representation. Latvaaho started his career with Heitman Properties in Minneapolis, where he was responsible for managing a large office investment portfolio for institutional clients.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Chris on several transactions, and have seen firsthand his strong business acumen and client commitment,” said JLL Senior Managing Director Dennis Desmond. “We are thrilled to welcome him.”

“The Phoenix office market is definitely heating up,” said Bonnell. “Chris’ strong skill set and reputation will be a valuable part of our bench as we pursue opportunities in this rebounding economy.”

Latvaaho earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. He is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).

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Leading used vehicle retailer signs lease at Camelhead Square

Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. negotiated a 14,278 square foot lease at Camelhead Square, 3033 N. 44th St., bringing the property to 80 percent capacity.

This is a new lease for DriveTime Automotive Group, Inc., the leading used vehicle retailer in the United States, providing additional office space for their expanding business.  Other tenants include Hill & Usher and Sovereign Healthcare.

“The deal involved a local company (DriveTime) in close proximity to Camelhead Square. We were able to accommodate their short-term expansion needs and fill a big block of space,” said Chris Latvaaho.

Latvaaho, Chris Nord and Michael White of Cushman &Wakefield represented the landlord, Sun Life Assurance Company of Phoenix. Tom Adelson of CBRE represented the tenant.

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Latest leasing deals bring 3131 & 3133 Camelback to full occupancy

Cassidy Turley announced that it completed leases of 13,782 square feet with Kforce, Inc., 7,468 square feet with Lawyers Title, 6,293 square feet with GL Legacy Commercial Advisors, Inc., and 2,250 square feet for Newmark Realty Capital at 3131 and 3133 East Camelback Road in Phoenix.

Cassidy Turley Managing Director Trevor Klinkhamer and Senior Vice President Ray Harris represented the landlord, TR Camelback Corp. Chris Latvaaho of Cushman & Wakefield represented Kforce Inc.; Tom Imparato of Orion Realty Group represented Lawyers Title; Tom Jacobs of Cassidy Turley represented Newmark Realty Capital; and GL Legacy Commercial Advisors, Inc. was represented by Torrey Briegel of Phoenix Commercial Advisors.

“It’s very hard and unusual to lease a multi-tenant project of this size to 100%, and we believe this is a testament to the excellent location, timeless quality of construction and the excellent property management at 3131 and 3133” said Mr. Harris.

Built in 1998 and 1999, 3131 & 3133 Camelback is a Class A, multi-story office project. It is ideally located in the Camelback Corridor, on the southwest corner of 32nd Street and Camelback Road and is one of the most highly prized tenant addresses in the Phoenix metro area. The two-building property is in proximity to Arizona SR 51, Interstate 10, and 202 freeways and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Convenient to the recently renovated Biltmore Fashion Park, Ritz Carlton Hotel and many fine restaurants including Central Bistro, Tarbells, Donovan’s Steakhouse, Capital Grille, Tomaso’s, True Foods, Hillstone, Stingray Sushi, Seasons 52, Christopher’s & Crush Lounge, and Chelsea’s Kitchen. For more information contact: Trevor.Klinkhamer@cassidyturley.com or Ray.Harris@cassidyturley.com.