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De Rito Partners promotes from within


Matt Morrell

De Rito Partners, comprised of 5 entities including one of Arizona’s largest retail brokerage firms, announced that Matt Morrell has been promoted from Executive Vice President to President of De Rito Partners, Inc. Matt began his career in real estate in 2004 as the Development Coordinator for De Rito Partners Development, Inc. In this position he assisted with development of over 4 million square feet of retail space, including such projects as Mesa Riverview and Chandler Auto Park. He was consistently recognized as one of the top producers within the brokerage company and was promoted to Executive Vice President of De Rito Partners, Inc. in 2011. He graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Communication and is a member of both the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Phoenix Art Museum’s Men’s Arts Council.


Morey Fischel

Morey Fischel has been named Executive Vice President of De Rito Partners, Inc. He has been with the company for 18 years and is the Designated Broker. Morey is well known within the real estate community and has built lasting relationships with retail real estate owners and developers, as well as with countless highly regarded retailers and restaurants in markets throughout Arizona. He has represented Panda Express in over 70 transactions, Arby’s, Eklectic Pie, Pizza Hut and Tide Dry Cleaners. Morey has a Bachelor’s degree in marketing from Arizona State University and he has been a licensed in real estate broker since 1982. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

“We have a solid reputation for nurturing young professionals and we are proud to promote high-performing employees on the basis of merit. Matt will do an outstanding job as President as he already knows our company culture and he will hit the ground running. Morey’s leadership and guidance has been invaluable over the years and I am pleased to recognize his contributions,” said Marty De Rito, CEO of De Rito Partners.

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ICSC Member Profile: Matt Morrell, De Rito Partners

Matt Morrell

VP of Leasing
De Rito Partners, Inc.

Years with company: 10
Years as ICSC member:  6

What is the biggest issue facing shopping center real estate?
The big question mark is still the economy and public policy. Small businesses are the heartbeat of the shopping center world – the mom and pops. When they feel uncertainty, it impacts our leasing world.

How have consumer attitudes affected the retail market?
While there are still question marks, there is a positive trend in consumer confidence in regards to leasing and shopping center leasing. We are seeing established businesses that have made good solid decisions in the past five years now able to take advantage of an improving marketplace.

What was your most significant deal in 2013?
Our complete turnaround on the 120,000 SF San Tan Village Furniture Center. It was a foreclosed property and 50 percent vacant when acquired in June 2012. It is now 100 percent leased and a big win in my leasing efforts.