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Plaza Companies Boosts Leasing Numbers With $6.7M In New Deals

Plaza Companies enjoyed a strong second quarter of leasing activity while also enhancing its leasing team in the process.

The company signed a total of $6.7M in new leases in 2Q 2012, with a total of 35 lease transactions representing 88,000 SF.

The strong activity came as Plaza also took steps to enhance its leasing team. Margaret Lloyd has been promoted to a Vice President Brokerage Services position, and Melynn Wakeman has joined the Plaza team as Vice President Brokerage services.

Wakeman comes to Plaza after serving as the Manager of Network Real Estate Leasing and Property Management for John C. Lincoln Health Network, where she managed all components of the corporate real estate department including leasing transactions, property management, operations and tenant improvement projects.

Additionally, Carol Kleinberg joined Plaza earlier in the second quarter as Director of Strategic Alliances and her efforts strengthen the depth of the Leasing and Property Management Divisions. Kleinberg and the rest of the Plaza team including Howard Schweibert, Senior Portfolio Manager and Leasing Specialist; Scott Rubin, Senior Portfolio Manager, together successfully impacted the portfolio.

Some of the highlighted properties include:

  • Plaza Companies represented Arizona Kidney Disease and Hypertension Centers (AKDHC) in a new lease transaction for space in The Financial Center building in Phoenix. AKDHC signed a seven-year agreement for a 11,696 SF space at the center.
  • Paul Marischen, D.D.S. leased 1,100 SF at Plaza del Rio Dental Arts Plaza located within the Plaza del Rio medical campus.
  • Plaza Town Center signed 2,300 SF of retail-related leases.
  • Heart & Vascular Center of Arizona signed a lease for 1,658 SF at Boswell Medical Plaza in Sun City.
  • Vibrant Care Outpatient Rehabilitation Center renewed their lease on a 2,833 SF space in Palm Valley Medical Plaza in Goodyear.
  • Mendoza Medical LLC signed a new lease for a 1,572 SF space in Desert Life Medical in Tucson.
  • Sonoran Heart Institute signed a new lease for a 3,383 SF space at Baptist Medical Plaza in Phoenix.
  • Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology expanded their space at Banner Estrella Medical Plaza with a new lease for an additional 2,117 SF in Phoenix.

“We were pleased to have enjoyed a very strong second quarter of leasing activity, while at the same time taking steps to further enhance our leasing team,” said Sharon Harper, President & CEO of Plaza Companies.

“The addition of Melynn and Carol, combined with the promotion of Margaret Lloyd to Vice President Brokerage Services, creates a formidable leasing team for our company that will lead to increased leasing activity well into the future.”

For more information on Plaza Companies, visit www.theplazaco.com.

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Plaza Companies Expands And Strengthens Leasing Services With New Team Member

Plaza Companies has added a seasoned real estate professional to its leasing services team to expand the company’s depth and expertise.

Melynn Wakeman joins the Plaza team as vice president of Brokerage Services, and will be responsible for commercial real estate transactions as a Landlord Representative. She will perform market analysis, landlord monthly reports, marketing plans and assists in capital budgeting for a multitude of properties. She will also negotiate lease renewals, expansions and relocations.

Prior to joining Plaza Companies, Wakeman was manager, Network Real estate Leasing & Property Management for John C. Lincoln Health Network, director for Edge Commercial Real Estate Advisors and served as manager of the Pulmonary Services Division for Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale.

She also served as associate vice president for GPE Commercial Advisors, participating in a three-person medical office leasing team.  During that time she participated in a medical brokerage team with a focus on tenant representation.

Wakeman graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelors of Science and is affiliated with many respectable local Boards such as the American Association for Respiratory Care, Arizona Society for Respiratory Care, Coalition of a Smoke Free State, Corenet Global Desert Mountain Chapter, and Toastmasters.

Sharon Harper, President & CEO of Plaza Companies, said the addition of Wakeman will only solidify Plaza’s reputation for providing the best in leasing and sales services.

“Melynn has a very successful track record in the commercial real estate industry, and specifically in the medical real estate,” she said. “Her background in leasing, sales, and tenant representation will be a crucial asset to Plaza Companies as we continue to expand our presence in the statewide marketplace.”

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to further my career by joining such a well-established company within the commercial real estate business,” Wakeman said. “The Plaza team already has a robust portfolio and I am very much looking forward to working with and contributing to the team.”