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Andy Jaffe (L) Receives Olen Monsees Award from Robert Tillsley in Chicago.

CPI’s Andrew Jaffe wins CORFAC ‘unsung hero’ award

CORFAC International 2014 President Robert Tillsley, SIOR, announced that Andrew Jaffe,SIOR, with Tempe, Arizona-based Commercial Properties Incorporated/CORFAC Internationalhas won CORFAC International’s Olen Monsees Award.

The Olen Monsees Award recognizes the CORFAC individual as the ‘Unsung Hero’ for the CORFAC member who goes above and beyond without being asked and with little recognition. Andy Jaffe, SIOR certainly fits this description.

In presenting the award to Jaffe, Robert Tillsley cited Jaffe’s involvement with CORFAC:
    2015 Appointed Member – Executive Director At-Large of CORFAC International
    CORFAC Strategic Planning Committee and Membership Committee
    2007 CORFAC Winner for Largest Value Office Joint Assignment
    2010 CORFAC Winner for Top R&D Size Assignment
    2012 CORFAC Winner for Top Investment Value & Size

“Through the years Andy has been a great contributor to CORFAC International’s initiatives and he is a highly accomplished individual in the commercial real estate world. Andy is sincere, hard-working and fulfills his commitments. He is a worthy award winner,” said Tillsley.

Andrew is active in professional organizations, including the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR). His background includes working with Fortune 500 Companies as well as other large firms, such as Suntech Power Holdings, United Rental, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Postal Service, the State of Illinois, Sonic Wall, Kindred Health Care and Apria Health Care. Additionally, he has serviced many mid-sized firms and entrepreneurs.

Olen Monsees (1940-2012), was the president of Karbank Real Estate Company and colleague since 1969.

Olen was an iconic figure in the Kansas City real estate brokerage community.  He distinguished himself with his plain spoken wisdom, his quiet dignity and his low-keyed manner that engendered deep loyalty among his clients, friends and colleagues.  His focus was always to get the job done properly.  He worked with a natural sense of responsibility, without complaint, without excuses.  Olen was the finest of gentlemen.

Jaffe was presented the award earlier this month at CORFAC International’s Fall Summit in Chicago.

Offices at Sundown Ranch, WEB

Offices at Sundown Ranch sold

Commercial Properties, Inc. announced the sale of The Offices at Sundown Ranch.  Eric Butler of CPI’s Scottsdale Office Group represented the seller in this transaction.


The 6,291 SF, Class B office condo is located at 8434 E Shea Blvd., in Scottsdale, Arizona and is right off Shea Blvd., just west of the Loop 101.  The property offers close proximity to major medical centers including Scottsdale Healthcare Center.


The Offices at Sundown Ranch is a 100% leased, single-tenant office condo built in 2001 which was formerly owned by 85th & Shea Office LLC.


The sale was valued at $1,250,000 ($199.00 per foot).


CPI sells 11KSF retail building in Mesa

Commercial Properties, Inc., announced the sale of a 10,992 SF freestanding, retail building located at 1021 E Main Street in Mesa, Ariz., to Northern Partners Holding, LLC. Rex Griswold of CPI’s Tempe office represented the seller in this transaction.

1021 E. Main St. is a single-tenant, retail building with frontage on Main Street.  The building was formerly owned by Sebariz, LLC.  The building was built in 1995 and is located just west of Stapley Drive, on Main Street which has traffic counts of approximately 30,965 vehicles per day.

The sale was valued at $720,000 ($65.50 per foot).

3215 N Nevada Street, CPI, WEB

E&E Tradeshow Rentals leases 10KSF at Arizona Corporate Center

Commercial Properties, Inc., announced the sale of a 10,672 SF freestanding, industrial building located in Arizona Corporate Center at 3215 N Nevada Street in Chandler, Arizona to E&E Tradeshow Rentals and Properties. Eric Jones and Leroy Breinholt of CPI’s Tempe Office represented the seller in this transaction.

3215 N Nevada Street is a single-tenant building with a fenced yard, a truck well, and three 14 foot roll up doors.  The building was formerly owned by Berkshire Delaware, LLC.  The building was built in 2007 and is located just north of Elliot Road., and east of Arizona Avenue.

The sale was valued at $1,300,000 ($121.81 per foot).

10636 N 71st Way, WEB

CPI sells Sundown Plaza in Scottsdale for $1.95M

Commercial Properties, Inc., Arizona’s largest locally owned commercial real estate brokerage, announced the sale of a 13,400 SF retail strip center located at 10636N 71st Way in Scottsdale, Ariz. Matt Zaccardi of CPI’s Tempe Office represented the buyer in this transaction.

10636 N 71st Way – Sundown Plaza is a multi-tenant strip center formerly owned by Silverbell Plaza, LLC.  The corner lot property was built in 1973, tenants include Discount Tire, Starbucks, Jack in the Box and other popular businesses. The property is located just north of Shea Blvd., and is on the west side of Scottsdale Road.  Matt Zaccardi said, “The buyer, Jaylynn Properties, LLC was actively seeking investment properties like this center. Fortunately, Sundown Plaza had 100% occupancy, a solid tenant history, and was in the perfect geographic area for my client.”

The sale was valued at $1,950,000 ($145.52 per foot).

1929 N Rosemont, CPI, WEB

CPI sells 10KSF industrial property in Mesa

Commercial Properties, Inc., Arizona’s largest locally owned commercial real estate brokerage, announced the sale of a 10,093 SF industrial warehouse building located at 1929 N. Rosemont in Mesa, Ariz. Andy Jaffe, SIOR and Rex Griswold of CPI’s Tempe Office represented both the buyer and the seller in this transaction.

The reinforced concrete building was built in 2000, and is part of a 85,000 SF project. 1929 N Rosemont is a single tenant building formerly owned by the Lawrence & Laurie Rudner Family Trust. KDS Properties, LLC purchased the property which is located just south of Loop 202 off McKellips Road, and west of Higley Road.  The building is conveniently located across from Falcon Field Municipal Airport.

The sale was valued at $812,500 ($80.50 per foot).

Velocity Retail, WEB

Velocity Retail Group reports recent transactions

Below is a summary of Velocity Retail Group, LLC recently completed transactions:

Goodwill Industries will be opening a new retail store at the southwest corner of Arizona Avenue and Riggs Road in Candler, Ariz.  Andy Kroot of Velocity Retail Group negotiated the ten-year lease of 27,600 SF on behalf of the tenant. The landlord, Greenway 32, LLC, was represented by Bob Rusing of Arizona Partners Retail.

Velocity Retail Group represented Tokyo Joe’s in a ten-year lease of 2,500 SFnorth of the northeast corner of Baseline Road and Val Vista Drive in Gilbert, Ariz. The landlord was represented by Trent Rustan of Commercial Properties.  A second Tokyo Joe’s was also signed at Chandler Pavilions at the southeast corner of Ray Road and Interstate 10 in Chandler.  The 2500 SF store will be opening in the former Barbeques Galore space during the 3rd quarter.  The landlord was represented by Cliff Johnston of Cassidy Turley BRE.

Integrity Staffing leased a 6,005 SF free-standing building at the Agua Fria Towne Center, located at the northeast corner of Camelback Road and Loop 101 in Glendale, AZ. Velocity Retail Group’s Judi Butterworth, Nick Ault, and Michael Clark represented the landlord. The tenant was represented by Michael Prochelo of Financial Management Group.

Nick Ault of Velocity Retail Group represented Yummi Sushi in a three-year lease of 3,797 SF at the northeast corner of Thunderbird Road and 32nd Street in Phoenix.  The landlord was represented by Reuel Couch of The Restaurant Brokers.

Representing the landlord at the Sun Village Fair Shopping Center at the NEC of Warner Road and Alma School Road in Chandler, Ariz., Michael Clark, John Jackson, and Larry Miller of Velocity Retail Group leased a 1,507 SF space to Third Party MVS Services on a five year lease. Sun Village Fair is one of eleven valley centers that Velocity Retail Group represents for owner NorthStar Realty Finance Corp.

Denny’s Restaurants was represented by Andy Kroot of Velocity Retail in the 10-year least of 5,695 SF at the NWC of I-17 and Dunlap Avenue, in Phoenix. The Winco/Conn’s Shopping Center was represented by Gordon Keig of Kornwasser Properties.

Larry Miller and John Jackson of Velocity Retail represented Edward Jones Investments in the five year lease of 1,100 SF at Lindsay Groves on the SWC of Lindsay Road and Germann Road in Gilbert, Ariz. The landlord was represented by Matt Zaccardi of CPI. Edward Jones Investments plans to relocate their Gilbert office to the new location in October of this year.

Miller and Jackson also represented The Sherwin Williams Company in the ten year lease of 4,000 square feet West of the Southwest corner of Happy Valley Road and 19th Avenue in Phoenix, AZ. The landlord, Happy Valley Towne Court, was represented by Jerry Roberts of NNN Amercia. The lease represents the first of several stores Sherwin Williams plans to open in 2015, as they expand their North Phoenix footprint.

Westfest LLC, owners of Desert Sky Festival located at the southeast corner of Thomas Road and 75th Avenue recently completed a 3-year lease with CFC financial for a 1200 square foot space.  Judi Butterworth from Velocity Retail, and Paul Serafin of De Rito Partners co-listed the project and negotiated on behalf of the Landlord.

Darren Pitts of Velocity represented Uptown Cheapskate in a five-year lease of 4056 square feet at Chandler Gateway shopping center located at the northeast corner of Chandler Boulevard and Chandler Village Parkway.  The landlord is Chandler Gateway SPE, LLC.  The retailer is a sister company of Kid to Kid, and will focus on teen and tween resale and new clothing and accessories.  The store is planning to open by 3rd quarter of this year.

7424 S Atwood Street, WEB

Commercial Properties Inc. reports its top transactions

Commercial Properties, Inc., Arizona’s largest locally owned commercial real estate brokerage, reports its top transactions last week.

In total the firm completed 138 transactions in June for a total of 617,718 SF.

Leading the sales transactions category last week, Tyson Breinholt and Matt Zaccardi handled both sides of the deal for a ±45,016 SF office property sold to Pathfinder TRF P LLC, at 2045 S. Vineyard Ave. in Mesa for $2.35M.

In office sales, Brandon Koplin sold ±12,000 SF office condominium at 13034 W. Rancho Santa Fe Blvd., in Avondale, Ariz., to 525 S. Douglas St., LLC.  Koplin commented, “This sale/leaseback deal required a sophisticated buyer for a very complex transaction. The building sold for $1.4M cash, keeping the tenants in place.”

Jeff Hays, Chad Neppl, and Ryan Steele just closed an off market investment sale.  The ±19,012 SF Industrial building on approximately 2 acres of land is located at 331 S Price Road in Chandler, Ariz. The building sold to MDB 331 S. Price Rd., LLC for $1.3M.

Leroy Breinholt sold a ±14,863 SF industrial property at 7424 S Atwood Street in Mesa, Ariz., to 7424 S. Atwood, LLC, for $1,074,400. “The building was ideal for the owner/user, who plans to use the space as a local distribution center,” Breinholt.

2500 E Chambers Street

CPI sells 100KSF manufacturing building in Phoenix

Commercial Properties, Inc., Arizona’s largest locally owned commercial real estate brokerage,  announced the sale of a 99,969 SF industrial property located at 2500 E. Chambers St. in Phoenix. Jeff Hays, Chad Neppl and Ryan Steele of CPI’s of Tempe Office represented the seller, BH Chambers, LLC in this transaction.

The concrete tilt building was built in 1995 on ± 6 Acres in the South Airport Industrial Submarket. The single-tenant property is located just South of Roeser Road and East of 24th Street in Southern Garden Industrial Park.

Chad Neppl commented, “The Buyer, District Photo, required a quick close in order to get a jump start on their improvements for their upcoming peak holiday season.”  The ±100,000 square foot building met the buyer’s requirement for their production use.  This transaction was a win-win for both parties.”

The sale was valued at nearly $5.2 million.

900 N Fiesta 01, CPI, WEB

CPI sells 62KSF industrial building in Gilbert

Commercial Properties, Inc., Arizona’s largest locally owned commercial real estate brokerage, is pleased to announce the sale of a 62,413 SF industrial property located at 900 North Fiesta Blvd., in Gilbert Arizona. Jim Stockwell of CPI’s of Tempe Office represented Rhodes Family Trust in this transaction.

The reinforced concrete building was built in 1999 and is a single tenant building formerly owned by the Md 900 Fiesta Llc.  The property is 100% leased to Air Transport Components, and located just North of Guadalupe Road and East of Arizona Avenue in Gilbert Tech Center.

Jim Stockwell commented, “Rhodes Family Trust purchased the property as part of a 1031 tax deferred deal. The attractive component for the buyer was the long-term NNN lease tenant, Air Transport Components, that came along with the transaction.”

The sale was valued at $6.85 million.

Gilbert industrial, CPI, WEB

CPI sells 74KSF industrial property in Gilbert

Commercial Properties, Inc. announced the sale of a 74,514 SF industrial property located at 1620 W. Sunrise Blvd., in Gilbert Arizona.  Jeff Hays, Chad Neppl, and Jim Stockwell and Mike Goldwater of CPI’s of Tempe Office handled both side of the deal.

Jeff Hays and Chad Neppl represented the seller, MJA Investments, Inc., and Jim Stockwell and Mike Goldwater represented Rhodes Family Trust in this transaction. The reinforced concrete building was built in 2000 and is a single tenant building which is 100% leased to Stara Technologies, Inc., just North of Elliot Road and West of McQueen Road in Sunrise Business Park.

Jim Stockwell commented, “Here is a little indication on CPI’s market saturation in the Phoenix Southeast Valley; Leroy Breinholt originally sold the lot for a build-to-suit project to LGE back in 2000. Jeff Hays and Chad Neppl leased it to Stara Technologies, Inc., in 2012.  Then, Mike and I sold it to Rhodes Family Trust in a 1031 tax deferred, off market deal.”

The sale was valued at $6.65M.

Airport Business Center

CPI sells 26KSF industrial property in Scottsdale

Bob Deininger, Commercial Properties, Inc.

Bob Deininger, Commercial Properties, Inc.

Commercial Properties, Inc. has announced the sale of a 26,010 SF industrial property located at 7830 East Redfield Road in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Bob Deininger and Craig Trbovich of CPI’s Scottsdale Office represented the buyer, DRD Properties, LLC, in this transaction.  Airport Business Center was built in 1984, and is a multi-tenant building near the corner of Redfield Road and Hayden Road within the  Scottsdale Airpark Industrial Park.

Craig Trbovich, Commercial Properties, Inc.

Craig Trbovich, Commercial Properties, Inc.

According to Bob Deininger, “DRD is a private equity investor who owns other properties here in the Valley.  This transaction was part of a 1031 exchange, and Airport Business Center was a perfect match for their multi-tenant, investment property requirements.”

The sale was valued at $2.65 million.  Bob & Craig have retained the leasing assignment for Airport Business Center, and may be contacted for additional information at bdeininger@cpiaz.com or ctrbovich@cpiaz.com or 480.966.2301.

8100WBuckeye Road, WEB

Nuclear response center in Tolleson sells

Commercial Properties, Inc. announced the sale of a 72,570 SF industrial property located at 8100 W. Buckeye Rd. in Tolleson, Ariz.  Andy Jaffe, SIOR of CPI’s Tempe office represented the buyer, Barnhart Crane and Rigging Company, in this transaction.  The masonry building was built in 1998 and is a single tenant building near the corner of 83rd Avenue and Buckeye Road as part of a regional nuclear response center.

Andy Jaffe

Andy Jaffe

This center was established in response to the Fukushima accident in Japan in 2011 where power was lost to effectively cool the reactor.  The Phoenix center will be capable of getting the necessary equipment on-site using air and ground transportation within 24 hours to any site in America.

Randy Edington, executive vice president and chief nuclear officer at Arizona Public Service Company, which operates the Palo Verde nuclear facility commented, “Equipment from the regional response centers will enable all nuclear plant operators to protect their reactors and used fuel storage pools until normal power and cooling systems are restored.  This is an addition to other measures, including built-in safety systems, the use of on-site portable emergency equipment, and portable equipment and materials on hand at all 62 nuclear energy facilities that can be utilized and shared during an emergency.”

Each facility contains five sets of equipment including portable backup generators, pumps, standardized couplings and hoses to be deployed into the field, and will undergo regular testing for operability.

According to Andy Jaffe, SIOR, “Their final decision to occupy was the large amount of land on-site, and overhead doors that aligned for ease of ingress and egress of their equipment.  Also, it was a clear spanned building, which permits movement of their equipment, and proximity to the airport and freeway accessibility were key factors.”

The sale was valued at $3.9 million.

6902 W. Hadley St., Phoenix

CPI reports top land, industrial transactions

Commercial Properties, Inc. (CPI), Arizona’s largest locally owned commercial real estate brokerage, reported its top transactions for last week.

In land sales, Bob Deininger and Donn Kinzle handled both sides of the deal for 8.7 acres of land located east of the southeast corners of Daisy Mountain Road and Meridian Drive to Merrill Gardens.

“Merrill Gardens is a family run company with 21 senior living communities located in Alabama, California, Nevada and Washington. Their plans include a brand new 123,000 square foot senior care facility which will address the needs of residents by focusing on their high standards of service, and long-term commitment to quality and security,” said Kinzle. Merrill Gardens purchased the property for $1,042,000.

Jeff Hays, Chad Neppl, and Ryan Steele leased a ±51,260 SF industrial property at 6902 W. Hadley Street in Phoenix to Brian and Serena Moran dba Sun Country Trailers and Towing Equipment, and PlayCraft Trailers. The 20 year old company will continue manufacturing all types of trailers and towing equipment at their new location on Hadley Street in Phoenix.

According the Jeff Hays, “The 6.75 acre site was formerly occupied by Wells Cargo Trailers, and came with a paint spray booth which made it ideal for the new tenant in the same line of business.” The terms of the lease were not disclosed.

1030 N Colorado Street

Commercial Properties, Inc., announces 22,186 sf office space lease in Gilbert

Commercial Properties, Inc. is pleased to announce the lease of 22,186 SF of office space located at 1030 North Colorado Boulevard in Gilbert, Arizona. Tyson Breinholt of CPI’s Tempe Office represented the new tenant, Ready Auto Transport, LLC, in this transaction. The property is a 37,037 SF multi-tenant building just east of South Country Club Drive, on the corner of West San Angelo Street and North Colorado Street.

According to Breinholt, “The new tenant, Ready Auto Transport, LLC has over 30 years of experience transporting automobiles throughout the United States. The company endeavors to provide the most accurate and cost effective auto shipping services available throughout the nation.”

Chris Hook and Michael Conner of CBRE represented the Landlord.

Tyson Breinholt may be contacted for additional information at 480.966.7513

819-835 W. 22nd St.

Commercial Properties Releases Transaction List

Commercial Properties, Inc. reported its top five recent transactions.

In total the firm completed 128 transactions in March for a total of 888,662 SF.

Leading in sales transactions was Leroy Breinholt and Darin Edwards, who handled both sides of the deal for a 42,886 SF Industrial space sold to WNG Industrial, LP, at 819 – 835 West 22nd Street in Tempe for $2,250,000.

In land sales, Eric Butler and David Verwer sold approximately 4 acres for the owner at 6424 E Cave Creek Road, in Cave Creek, Arizona to Schuey, LLC, for  $973,420.

Ken Elmer leased a ±4,600 SF retail space at 10330 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale to Arizona Urgent Care,LLC in the Total Wine Center.  “This pad building is just south of Shea Blvd on the Scottsdale road frontage, and was formerly occupied by Alphagraphics,” said Elmer.

Jeff Hays, Chad Neppl and Ryan Steele sold approximately 2 acres of industrial land at 4010 E. Raymond Street in Phoenix to McGilicuddy Industrial Partners, LLC, for $670,000. “The buyer is planning to construct a  ±30,000 SF Office/Warehouse freestanding building,” said Hays.

Andy Jaffe, SIOR handled both sides of the deal and sold a 5,500 SF office property at 5020 N. 8th Place in Phoenix for $550,000 to 777 Properties, LLC.  “This was an essential piece of a larger deal which Earnhardt’s has planned for a Lexus Dealership at Camelback Road and 8th Place,” said Jaffe.

Executive Q&A: Leroy Breinholt

Leroy BreinholtLeroy Breinholt
President/Designated Broker, Commercial Properties Inc.

Years in CRE: 28
Years at company: 28

What attracted you to the industry?
I wanted to be a salesman and be in real estate since I was a child.

How has the industry changed since you started?
Technology has increased the pace of the business. You have to be “on your game” more.

What’s the most significant deal you’ve brokered?
Lincoln Meadows Business Park was my most significant sale at $28.8M for 215,000 SF of buildings with excess land.

What are three qualities of a great broker?
Responsiveness, respect for others and integrity.

What gets you through tough business days?
Family, religion and the real purpose of life

What’s the most influential professional advice you’ve received?
Try to work harder and smarter. Don’t compete against others, just try to be the best you can at what you do everyday.

What’s one of the biggest market changes or areas of growth you predict happening in Phoenix’s near future?
I believe development and land sales will be the area of growth again as more high tech firms look to relocate or expand into Phoenix.

Lisa Harryman, WEB

Lisa Harryman Joins CPI

Commercial Properties, Inc. announced Thursday the appointment of Lisa Harryman as director of property management.

Harryman brings more than 30 years of commercial property, operations, association management and receivership services experience to the director’s position with Commercial Properties. As director, she is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of CPI’s property management division, and overseeing a portfolio of 130 projects, totaling more than 4.5 MSF. Harryman’s diverse background includes the management of office, retail, industrial, hotel, estate, association, multi-family and aviation leased and owned properties. Over her vast career, Harryman has also worked for such firms as Mesirow Financial Real Estate, Shorenstein Realty Services, Biltmore Management, Victoria Properties and Cushman & Wakefield.

A Certified Property Manager (CPM), licensed broker and a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), Harryman proudly earned the BOMA-Toby Award in 2012. Harryman has been an intricate part of property management and construction management for the developers/owners on local projects. Specifically, she served as the real estate manager for the  Scottsdale Waterfront and was the president/designated broker for The Brickyard on Mill. Additionally, she managed core, shell and TI construction on multiple projects.

RED Awards 2012 - Ken Elmer

RED Awards 2012: Brokerage Individuals of the Year: Leasing & Sales, Ken Elmer Sales

On March 1, AZRE hosted the 7th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2011 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and a record 116 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. This year, the winner for Brokerage Individuals of the Year: Leasing & Sales was Ken Elmer Sales.

Brokerage Individuals of the Year: Leasing & Sales

Ken Elmer Sales

Sales Details: 10 Sales Transactions
$9.3M in value

Ken ElmerKen Elmer began his sales career more than 22 years ago. During that time with Phoenix Metropolitan Real Estate, he has closed at least $435M in real estate. In December 1999, he co-founded EBS & Associates until it joined with Commercial Properties Inc. 10 years later. His colleagues recognize Elmer for his extensive work relationships with clients and understanding the buying side of transactions through personal experience. In 2011, Elmer completed more than $9M in sales and his single largest transaction was more than $3M.


Video by Cory Bergquist

RED Awards 2012 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2011

Newsmakers, AZRE Magazine March/April 20111

Newsmakers: AZRE Magazine March/April 2011

Newsmakers: March/April 2011

Rommie Mojahedand Mary Ridberg were appointed directors of leasing for the Phoenix office of Sperry Van Ness. Mojahed and Ridberg will be responsible for recruiting, business development and growth of the leasing team.

Brian Smuckler and Jeff Seaman joined CB Richard Ellis’ Multi-Housing Private Client Group in Phoenix. Smuckler, senior vice president, and Seaman, senior associate, will form a new team working with private-capital multi-family investors. Smuckler, who leads the team, comes to CBRE from Marcus & Millichap, where he was a director of the National Multi-Housing Group. Seaman also joins CBRE from Marcus & Millichap, where he was a senior associate. CBRE also hired Timothy Keating as senior office operations manager.

The Plaza Companies announced it is opening a new Tucson office and hired a leasing professional. Plaza Companies currently provides property management and leasing services to three medical office properties in the Tucson area: Academy Medical, Desert Medical Center, and LaCholla Medical Center. Plaza Companies has hired Lauri Abbinante, a Tucson resident who has worked in the Tucson brokerage community for more than nine years, as senior portfolio manager and leasing specialist.

Commercial Properties Inc. (CPI) has added 11 new agents over the past few months at its Tempe and Scottsdale locations. They are: John Soldo, Trent Rustan, Josh Gosnell and Brandon Koplin, Tempe; and Nicholas Miner, David Verwer, Homer Savard, Donn Kinzle, Sam Walker, Phill Tomlinson and Bob Deininger, Scottsdale

Quarles & Brady announced that Brian Booker, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed to the board of directors of The Wellness Community. Booker’s practice focuses on commercial litigation with emphasis in commercial and professional liability, real estate, securities fraud and products liability.

Grubb & Ellis announced that Robert Stephens has joined the company as vice president, Industrial Group. Specializing in the representation of industrial tenants and landlords, Stephens joins Grubb & Ellis from Cushman & Wakefield, where he spent 15 years as a senior director. Grubb & Ellis also announced that Andrew Banister and Alan Gillespie joined the company’s Investment Services group as senior vice president and vice president, respectively. They will specialize in the sale of office and industrial properties.

DLR Group recognized seven individuals at its regional annual meeting. They were rewarded for their commitment to the firm and willingness to accept and excel in leadership roles. David Boehm was appointed as senior principal; Scott Shively was promoted to principal; Elizabeth Rendon and Eric Loos were promoted to senior associates; and Karen Heck, Rickey Austin, Andrew Dunlap and Jason Hocking were promoted to associates.

CB Richard Ellis promoted Gavin McPhie to managing director of its Valuation & Advisory Services (VAS) Group in Phoenix. McPhie, who has nearly 10 years of real estate appraisal and consulting experience, joined CBRE in 2005. CBRE also hired Timothy Keating as senior office operations manager.

NAI Horizon added Rick Foss to its Industrial Properties Group. He has spent the past 10 years representing a wide range of industries in the acquisition of their real estate facilities. Prior to joining NAI, Foss worked at Insignia ESG, Grubb & Ellis and Cassidy Turley | BRE Commercial in Phoenix.

Grubb & Ellis announced that Jeffrey Chalfin has joined the company as vice president, Investment Services. Chalfin specializes in the sale of multi-tenant retail assets and joins Grubb & Ellis from Sperry Van Ness, where he began his career in 1998.

Mortenson Construction promoted Paul Kitching to director of operations. Kitching has been with Mortenson since 1997 through the joint venture project, Minnesota Correctional Facility in Rush City, Minn. He became an official Mortenson team member in the Minneapolis office in 2000, with a focus in sports and healthcare

Gilbane Building Company named D. Thomas Goderre district operations manager in its Phoenix office. Goderre will manage all of Gilbane’s business and construction operations throughout the district.

Cassidy Turley | BRE Commercial announced that Scott Boardman has joined the company’s Office Services Group as a senior associate. Boardman will be partnering with senior VPs Trevor Klinkhamer and Jeff Hartland to form a new Office Services Group team.

Cushman & Wakefield promoted Will Strong to the senior associate post within the Bo Mills and Mark Detmer Industrial Specialty Group. Strong specializes in representing and consulting corporate tenants, institutional landlords and developers in the acquisition, development and disposition of industrial real estate.

Sundt Construction promoted three employees: Thomas Mertz to senior vice president and manager of Sundt’s federal division (formerly vice president of business development); Herbert Chong to vice president of business development (formerly project director); and Gregory Ayres to area manager (formerly senior project manager).

Vince Lujan accepted the position of president and CEO of Salt River Devco, the asset management and commercial development company for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Lujan, a Pueblo Indian from New Mexico, served as interim president and CEO of Devco since March 2010. Jeff Roberts was appointed asset manager and will oversee management of six commercial office buildings totaling 370,000 SF in Chaparral Business Park.

Jones Lang LaSalle vice president Jason Moore moved from the agency to the tenant representation team in the company’s Phoenix office. Moore will specialize exclusively on tenant representation and consultation for corporate clients in Phoenix.

AZRE Magazine March/April 2011