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Keyser continues to grow with the addition of Mark Hirth

Keyser has announced that Mike Hirth has joined their growing team.

“I am thrilled to be able to welcome Mike to our firm”, said founder Jonathan Keyser.  “With his extensive background and diverse industry experience, I am confident that he brings the right leadership and expertise to grow Keyser’s healthcare and medical office practice areas.”

Mike Hirth is an MBA and brings over 20 years of industry experience to Keyser, having spent 10 years in management consulting with both Deloitte and his own firm prior to launching and managing a boutique full service commercial real estate firm where he engaged in leasing and sales transaction services as well as development, entitlement, site acquisition and property management services.  

“I am very excited for the opportunity to join Keyser,” stated Mike. “While I have had success at my own brokerage and management consulting businesses, I realize that at Keyser I can broaden my reach and be part of transforming commercial real estate brokerage and business consulting globally. I am honored to be able to work with an authentic group of outstanding professionals that are driven to be the best at what they do and give selflessly to their clients.”


Keyser launches new Business Advisory Services

Keyser, an innovative Commercial Real Estate and Business Advisory Firm providing global services to corporate users of space, has announced that Michael Maynard and Eric Herrera have joined their growing team to launch Keyser’s New Business Advisory Services Division.

“I am very pleased to be able to welcome Mike and Eric to the team,” stated founder Jonathan Keyser. “Together they bring over 20 years of experience in the Human Capital Management space as the top performing team globally for The Predictive Group.  They bring world class expertise to Keyser, having consulted for and worked with some of the largest companies in the world around their people issues.”

The mission of the New Business Advisory Services division is to transform business leaders and organizational cultures through the principles of selfless leadership to improve business performance, increase morale, grow revenue, reduce turnover, increase profitability and unlock the secret to human performance.

“Keyser has been a disruptive force in the commercial real-estate market for years”, stated Mr. Maynard, Keyser’s New Business Advisory Practice Group Chair. “Relentlessly serving tenant-only clients, they’ve reimagined the CRE space. Now, to help businesses solve more of the business challenges they face every day, Keyser is disrupting the business consulting marketplace.”

“We’ve assembled and will continue to assemble top Advisors from a variety of fields, who will embody the Keyser Principals of Selfless Leadership, and whom business leaders can trust to analyze their situation, identify the underlying problem using state-of-art analytics, deliver recommendations to help the business, and benefit from a “product-agnostic” approach,” stated Mr. Maynard.

“We believe that business leaders should be able to get great service before they’re expected to pay for products. Keyser’s Business Advisory Services will help the business leader understand the dynamics of their business situation and learn what leading practices to apply in solving their problems. We will analyze, discover, and recommend solutions – potentially, even solutions Keyser doesn’t offer – and we’ll do it without the expectation of business for us.”


Keyser welcomes new Industrial Services Practice Group

Keyser, a business advisory firm that provides global services to corporate users of space, announced that Chad Neppl and Ryan Steele have joined its growing team to lead the new Industrial Services Practice Group.

“I am extremely pleased to be able to welcome both Chad and Ryan to our team”, said founder Jonathan Keyser.  “These talented, experienced and service oriented individuals bring 20 years of collective industry expertise to Keyser ensuring that we have the right leadership and expertise to support Keyser’s manufacturing, warehouse, and distribution client requirements going forward.”

Chad Neppl brings 14 years of industry experience to Keyser, and will lead Keyser’s newly formed Industrial Practice Group.  He will be focused primarily on industrial tenant and buyer representation as well as capital markets.  He will have a seat on Keyser’s Executive Advisory Committee, and his goal will be to expand the Keyser presence in the national industrial market through top tier service and relentless client advocacy.  Ryan Steele brings 6 years of industry experience, and works as a partner to Chad.

“Keyser’s service oriented business model is exactly what we have been looking for, and we are incredibly excited and grateful to be part of the Keyser family” stated Chad.  “The global commercial real estate landscape is shifting, and Keyser is devoted to staying ahead of the curve.  Most importantly, we look forward to building a world class Industrial Practice Group providing unparalleled levels of advocacy and service in the global industrial sector.”

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ConnectionsAZ leases 36KSF at Phoenix Memorial Center

CBRE has negotiated a long-term, 36KSF lease at Phoenix Memorial Center. ConnectionsAZ, a physician-led company that specializes in providing emergency/crisis psychiatric services, has leased the space and will operate a patient intake center from the location.

Kate Morris and Vince Femiano with CBRE’s Phoenix office represented the landlord, Memorial Key, LLC of Gilbert, Arizona. The tenant was represented by Kevin Lange with Keyser.

“Memorial Key and I really enjoyed working with ConnectionsAZ and Kevin Lange to create a new, efficient long-term home for their much-needed services,” said CBRE’s Morris. “With the MIHS urgent care already in the building, its convenient access to major highways and proximity to downtown and major hospitals, Phoenix Memorial Center really was the ideal location for this tenant.”

Connections AZ is one of the largest intake centers that specializes in mental health in the Valley. This new center will expand the company’s physical footprint by nearly three times, which will allow them to significantly increase the number of patients they are able to serve.

Phoenix Memorial Center is the former Phoenix Memorial Hospital, located at 1201 S. 7th Avenue. In the fall of 2014, Memorial Key purchased the facility with the intent of bringing new life to the former community hospital. As part of the repositioning, the property was renamed Phoenix Memorial Center.

Norman King and Larry LeSueur with Memorial Key commented, “Phoenix Memorial Hospital was a cornerstone of the community for decades. Our goal with Phoenix Memorial Center to create a community-welfare and care-center facility that will again serve and bring value to the members of the immediate community and metro area at large.”

In just five short months, the new owners and CBRE leasing team have brought the once nearly-vacant property to 95 percent occupied. In addition to the new lease with ConnectionsAZ, tenants at Phoenix Memorial Center include, Haven Behavioral Health, a geriatric in-patient psychiatric care provider; Packages from Home, a non-profit that sends care and comfort packages to deployed American military members stationed in active duty theaters around the world and facilitates activities that elevate morale of all veterans; and a Maricopa Integrated Health Systems’ urgent care and family clinic location, among others.

Tom Chermack, Keyser

Chermack Consulting Group merges with Keyser

Chermack Consulting Group (CCG), a Scottsdale-based, full-service project management firm representing global clients throughout the Southwest, announced Friday its agreement to merge with Keyser to lead Keyser’s growing project management division.

“Our approach has always been to focus as much on the people we serve as the ‘sticks and bricks'”, stated Tom Chermack, founder of Chermack Consulting Group.  “The parallel that exists between CCG’s and Keyser’s core principles creates the perfect platform for establishing a dominant project management team that will continue to provide unmatched client representation across the globe.”

The newly combined division of Keyser will operate under the Keyser brand, and has plans for significant local and regional growth in the coming years.  Tom Chermack will lead the division within Keyser and represent the service line on Keyser’s Executive Advisory Committee.


Keyser hires three employees

Keyser, a commercial real estate advisory firm providing global real estate services to tenants of office, industrial, retail, healthcare, technology and educational space, announced Friday that Matthew Cummings, Rick Osselaer and Harris Wilbur have joined the firm.

Matthew Cummings

Matthew Cummings

Cummings joins Keyser from Mohr Partners, a national commercial real estate firm, where he served as head of research for their Scottsdale office. He is joining as a partner to Noah Barrasso and Kevin Lange and will be assisting them with strategic planning and real estate transactions, as well as providing analysis, research and other service related activities.

Working in a support role to Ian Davie and Darius Green, Wilbur was an intern at Keyser prior to accepting a full time role. A recent graduate of ASU, Wilbur supports Keyser’s

Harris Wilbur

Harris Wilbur

mission of changing the business world through selfless service by providing research, analysis, modeling, and numerous other items as a valued member of the team.

Osselaer brings more than 20 years of experience representing tenants and corporate users of real estate to Keyser. A talented graduate of University of Arizona, Osselaer has spent 20 years focusing on the needs of industrial and office tenants, on both a local and national level. Rick’s is an expert in maximizing facility-related savings for

Rick Osselaer

Rick Osselaer

his corporate clients, while creating and implementing real estate negotiating strategies that help to mitigate exposure, improve operational efficiency and enhance lease flexibility.

Prior to joining Keyser, Osselaer was a senior vice president at a local boutique tenant rep firm. Prior to that, Osselaer was a partner in a commercial real estate firm he founded with two other partners, and prior to that he was with a national tenant commercial real estate firm.

Robert Chelman

Robert Chelman joins Keyser

Keyser, a commercial real estate advisory firm providing global real estate services to tenants of office, industrial, retail, healthcare, nonprofit, and educational space, announced today that Robert Chelman has joined the growing firm.

“We are pleased to be able to welcome Robert to our team”, stated founder Jonathan Keyser.  “His commitment to service is exemplary, and his work ethic, integrity, and business acumen will enable him to add significant value to Keyser’s clients going forward.”

Robert will work as a partner to Kevin Lange and Noah Barrasso helping their clients with strategic real estate decision making and implementation. Robert supports the team by helping to analyze client lease agreements, research property availabilities, manage relationship databases, and produce customized client deliverables.  He is also an expert at researching companies and identifying new relationship opportunities.

“I chose to be a part of Keyser because the principles and culture are in line with my beliefs,” stated Robert. “It’s rare to be a part of a company that truly practices what they preach, and I feel honored to be a part of a team of driven individuals that share my passion for selfless service. Keyser is changing the business world one selfless act at a time. I am excited to be an integral part of that change.”

Michael Rauschenberger

Michael Rauschenberger joins Keyser

Keyser, a commercial real estate advisory firm, announced today that Michael Rauschenberger has joined the growing firm.

“I am very pleased to be able to welcome Michael to our team”, stated founder Jonathan Keyser. “Michael is one of the top project managers in the state, and is known for delivering construction projects on time and under budget. His deep experience in retail and corporate office construction management will prove invaluable to Keyser’s clients.”

As one of Arizona’s leaders in office and retail construction, Michael drives the building and improvement of commercial settings of all shapes and sizes for smaller businesses and global enterprises alike.  His 20-year plus construction management experience includes extensive tenant improvement experience for financial institutions, retail, hospitality, community outreach programs, municipal, advanced technology and manufacturing office buildings throughout the Western United States.

“Keyser is creating a paradigm change in the industry, and is pushing the future of how clients and their transactions are handled moving forward,” states Michael. “Keyser delivers what they say they will do, they go above and beyond for their clients, and they make a difference.  I am joining Keyser because I want to be part of that difference.”

4141 N. Scottsdale Rd.

Cushman & Wakefield negotiates two leases at Scottsdale office building

Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. negotiated leases totaling 24,486 square feet for a commercial real estate advisory firm and a medical care company at 4141 N. Scottsdale Rd.

Fresenius Medical Care of Waltham, Mass., signed a 12-year lease for 15,317 square feet. Fresenius provides dialysis treatment through a network of more than 1,800 facilities nationwide. Keyser signed a 6-year lease for 9,169 square feet. It is relocating from 1048 N. 48th St. in Phoenix.

“Both tenants saw an opportunity to plant a flag in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale,” said Chris Latvaaho. “Scottsdale continues to attract innovative companies that see the value of locating their business in what has been branded as the live-work-play that is unique to Scottsdale and not easy to replicate anywhere else in the Valley.”

The anchor tenant is Aetna Life Insurance. With the two leases, occupancy will be 89 percent.

Latvaaho and Tim Whittemore of Cushman & Wakefield represented the landlord, an entity owned by certain affiliates of Westport Capital Partners LLC. Keyser was represented by company owner Jonathan Keyser. Fresenius was represented by Pete Wentis and Jim Greene of CBRE.

Keyser announces new team member

Keyser, an innovative commercial real estate advisory firm providing global real estate services to tenants of office, industrial, retail, healthcare, and educational space, announced that Robert Harding has joined the growing firm.

Robert Harding, Keyser

Robert Harding, Keyser

“I am very pleased to be able to welcome Robert to the team,” stated founder Jonathan Keyser. “His service orientation and strong work ethic make him a perfect fit for our culture, and his contributions will help to ensure that our clients continue to receive best in class service on each and every transaction.”

Robert will be working as a partner to Clint & Blake Hardison in helping clients make strategic real estate decisions that align with their business goals and objectives. Robert is an expert at researching companies and identifying new business opportunities, and will also support the team by helping to analyze client lease agreements, research property availabilities, manage client and prospect databases, and create and produce customized client deliverables.

“I chose Keyser because their principals drive me to be greater,” stated Robert. “At Keyser, each individual member of the team is committed to selflessly serving at all times. We are committed to not only giving best in class real estate service, but changing the lives of those we work with in every interaction. I couldn’t think of a better place to invest my time and talents.”

8201 S. 48th St, WEB

Precision Installation buys 45KSF Phoenix warehouse

Precision Installation, Inc., a local commercial furniture and equipment installer, has purchased a 45,307 SF warehouse property at 8201 S. 48th St., Phoenix for $2.98M or $65.66 per SF. They will relocate their corporate headquarters from their current Mesa, Arizona location.

Rick Robertson, Lee & Associates

Rick Robertson, Lee & Associates


Lee & Associates principals Rick Robertson and Scott Smith brokered the transaction on behalf of the seller, Jack Berg Family, LP of Santa Barbara, California. The buyer was represented by Clint and Blake Hardison of Keyser Corporation. The building was purchased using an SBA loan from Wells Fargo Bank.


“The transaction was a win-win opportunity for both buyer and seller and it offers the building a new lease on life after being vacant for over a year,” said Robertson.

Scott Smith, Lee & Associates

Scott Smith, Lee & Associates

The building, built by Sun State in 1998, sits on 2.65 acres, has 6,800 SF of office and 38,500 SF of evap-cooled warehouse space. It features 24-foot clear height with storage racking, five dock high doors and one grade level door. The property is located in the Pointe South Mountain Business Park and is close to I-10, US 60 and Phoenix Sky
Harbor International Airport.


McMillan Commercial merges with Keyser

McMillan Commercial Real Estate, a leading Arizona commercial real estate firm exclusively representing tenants and corporate space users, announced today that they have entered into an agreement to merge with Keyser to lead the firm’s growing Educational Practice Group.

“I am very pleased to be able to announce this merger,” stated Andy McMillan, CEO of McMillan Commercial Real Estate. “After working together for some time and really getting to know the Keyser team, it became clear that we have a strong philosophical alignment as well as the unique opportunity to create extraordinary synergies. Merging simply made sense and will be a benefit to both of our respective clients.”

The newly combined entity will operate under the Keyser brand, and the McMillan team’s focus will be to lead and grow Keyser’s Educational Services Division.

“McMillan Commercial Real Estate has a strong local reputation for client advocacy and service, and we are very pleased that they have chosen to join our growing firm,” said Jonathan Keyser, Founder of Keyser.

“We have been searching for the right fit to lead our educational services division. The McMillan team’s experience will further bolster our capabilities in the educational space and ensure that we have the right leadership and expertise to support our clients with their educational requirements going forward.”

Catalyst, WEB

Keyser Merges With Catalyst Commercial Group

Catalyst Commercial Group, a leading retail commercial real estate advisory firm exclusively serving the national, regional and local space needs of retail and restaurant tenants, announced today that they have entered into an agreement to merge with Keyser to create the largest, multi-platform tenant representation firm in Arizona.

“We are very excited to announce this merger between two powerhouses,” said Mike Leonard, co-founder and co-managing partner of Catalyst Commercial Group. “With Keyser’s cutting edge platform, deep commitment to exclusive tenant representation, exceptional growth trajectory and strong reputation in the marketplace, we saw the real ability to create significant synergies by joining forces to grow a best-in-class global tenant representation firm.”

The Catalyst team has represented some of the most prominent names in retailing including: Five Guys Burgers & Fries, Cold Stone Creamery, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Play It Again Sports, Plato’s Closet and the Joint Chiropractic.
“Keyser is the first organization we have encountered that shares the same commitment to service and a like-mindedness in our philosophies around corporate culture and how business should be conducted,” said Chris Ray, Catalyst’s other founder and managing partner. “This merger is about creating a broader, more robust platform for our clients, while taking a leadership role in a dynamic and disruptive organization committed to transforming the global commercial real estate brokerage industry through selfless service.”
The newly combined entity will operate under the Keyser brand, and anticipates hiring 20 to 25 additional team members over the next year or two to accommodate the increasing demand for their services. Mike and Chris will lead Keyser’s newly formed Retail Practice Group and will have a seat on Keyser’s Executive Advisory Committee. Their focus will be growing Keyser’s Retail Practice Group into the most dominant Retail Tenant Representation organization in the country.

Erin Harper, Keyser

Erin Harper Joins Keyser

Keyser announced today that Erin Harper has joined the firm. 

I am very pleased to be able to welcome such a talented and experienced project manager to our growing team,” said founder Jonathan Keyser. “Erin’s commitment to service is a perfect fit for our service based culture, and her experience and expertise will help Keyser continue to set the bar for providing best in class service to each and every client.”

Erin Harper brings 20 years of comprehensive project management experience to Keyser, having worked as a project manager for American Express, Motorola, Honeywell, and other corporate space users. Erin’s project experiences ranges from large ground up construction projects to modest tenant improvement remodels.

I am very excited to have found a company whose core values and principles for business and life are in alignment with my own,” stated Erin. “I am looking forward to making a difference, and to being a part of changing how project management is done through Keyser’s model of selfless service.”

Joseph Harper, Keyser

Joseph Harper Joins Keyser

Keyser, a commercial real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents the global needs of office, industrial, educational, and healthcare users, announced that Joseph Harper has joined the real estate firm.

“Joseph Harper is a tremendous addition to our team”, said founder Jonathan Keyser. “He embodies our 15 core operating principles and has left behind other considerable opportunities to be a part of this firm. He will prove to be an invaluable asset to the team and our clients.”

Prior to joining Keyser, Joseph was a member of a best-in-class financial firm where he specialized in analyzing investment strategies and potential investment opportunities. Joseph later created market entry strategies for various start-ups relying on his counsel and expertise.

“I chose Keyser because I am inspired by its mission,” stated Joseph. “At Keyser I have the opportunity to be part of something larger than just my own career. We are changing the business world through selfless service, and this is a team that I am proud to be a part of.”

Sara Olson, Keyser - CUT

Sara Olson Joins Keyser

Keyser, a CRE advisory firm providing global real estate services to tenants of office, industrial, healthcare and educational space, announced Friday that Sara Olson has joined the growing firm as part of the Project Management Team.

Olson joins Keyser as a Project Coordinator to assist the Project Management Team in the day to day operations.

“We are very pleased to welcome Sara to our team,” said Beth Scarano, head of Keyser’s Project Management Division. “She is a great addition and not only brings long standing relationships within the construction industry, but also strong communication and organizational skills to help our rapidly growing project management team oversee vendors and partners in critical and time sensitive projects on behalf of our clients.”

Prior to joining Keyser, Olson worked at Renaissance Construction for eight years in a variety of roles.

“I am excited to have been given the special opportunity to join Keyser, where I hope to make a difference by serving clients in the best, most positive way,” said Olson.

Noah Barrasso

Keyser Announces New Team Member


Keyser, a commercial real estate advisory firm providing global real estate services to tenants of office, industrial, healthcare and educational space, announced that Noah Barrasso has joined the firm.

“We are very pleased to welcome Noah to our team,” said founder Jonathan Keyser. “He is an up-and-coming star, and his commitment to service and to going above and beyond for his clients and partners makes him a perfect fit for our culture.”

Prior to joining Keyser, Barrasso was a founding member of the prestigious LSAG (Legal Sector Advisory Group), a specialty group at the largest privately held commercial real estate firm in the world, Cushman & Wakefield.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, he started his career at Colliers International in the research department where he developed many of the research and analytical skills he uses today.

“I am honored to have been given the opportunity to join the Keyser family,” Barrassco said. “The collaborative culture and deep commitment to each other’s success is refreshing. Keyser’s vision of changing the business world through selfless service is something I am excited about, and I look forward to working with the team to make this a reality.”


Kevin Lange

Keyser Adds Kevin Lange to its Real Estate Team

Keyser, a commercial real estate advisory firm providing real estate services to tenants and users of office, industrial, healthcare and educational space, announced that Kevin Lange will be joining its real estate team.

“Kevin is a wonderful new asset to our growing team. He brings extensive real estate experience as well as a real passion for providing high levels of service to his clients and the community as a whole,” Jonathan Keyser said. “We are very pleased to welcome Kevin on board, and we will continue to expand our team with best- in-class, service-oriented individuals like Kevin.”

Lange began his career in the commercial real estate brokerage industry after graduating with honors from the University of Arizona in 2003, where he earned a BS in Regional & Economic Development. He has more than 10 years of experience in representing institutional clients on a national and global level, within the office, industrial and biomedical industries.

Prior to joining Keyser, he was a director at Cushman & Wakefield’s Phoenix office and senior associate at Colliers International. Lange currently sits on several boards, such as the Canada Arizona Business Council and Arizona Bio Consortium where he is the founding partner.

He has successfully participated in the leasing, selling and acquisition of more than 8 MSF of transactions since entering the business, representing such clients as Maricopa Integrated Health Systems (Maricopa County Hospital) LaSalle Investment Management, Omninet Capital, General Growth Partners, DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Phoenix Suns, Clear Energy Systems and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

Beth Scarano & Sheryl Wirken

Keyser Announces New Project Management Division

Commercial real estate advisory firm Keyser announced that Beth Scarano and Sheryl Wirken have joined the team to lead the new Project Management Services Group.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome both Beth and Sheryl to our team. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our organization, and will guide our clients through the often complex and tedious real estate design and construction process to ensure that real estate projects are delivered on time and under budget,” Jonathan Keyser said.

Gathered through more than 25 years of experience in design and construction, Scarano led the client and project development teams for several national construction firms and was responsible for projects valued at more than $3B. Her communication, organization, management and team-building skills enable her to oversee a wide range of personnel to get projects successfully navigated from inception through to completion.

Wirken has more than 22 years of industry experience including 13 years of experience in project management. Her technical expertise in project management experience includes every aspect of the process, from acquisition, entitlements, design and third party management to project scheduling, project budgeting, and construction oversight.



KEYSER Announces Unveiling of New Company Website


Commercial real estate advisory firm KEYSER, launched earlier this year and exclusively representing the global real estate needs of office, industrial and medical space users, announced the official unveiling of its new company website: keyserco.com.

KEYSER, which was founded by tenant representation veterans, is a new commercial real estate advisory firm that is focused on helping tenants and corporate users of commercial real estate with all types of real estate matters including lease renewals, relocations, build-to-suits, acquisitions and dispositions.

“We are very pleased to announce the launch our website,” said founder Jonathan Keyser. “What we have created is a totally different kind of commercial real estate firm – one that brings client service to a whole new level, and that enables individuals to realize their true and full potential. Our new site embodies these principles and we are very proud to announce its’ unveiling. ”

Services that KEYSER provides include transaction management, project management, site selection, space efficiency planning, capital markets/corporate finance, lease portfolio services, strategic advisory services, incentives negotiation and subleases/ dispositions.