ViaWest Group continues to build on their impressive portfolio growth by acquiring more than just properties. The commercial real estate company recently hired nine new employees to their team. With over 2.0MM s.f. of properties owned and 2.5MM s.f. of properties under management, ViaWest has seen unprecedented growth coming out of the recession a few years ago. Here is a list of the recent hires over the last month.
JOHN PRINCE, CPA, CGMA | Chief Financial Officer
John oversees all accounting functions for ViaWest. He has over 30 years of corporate accounting experience as CFO, CAO, and Finance Director of publicly-traded firms and private companies. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Accounting from Ouachita Baptist University. John serves as a Director of Arizona MultiBank and holds a number of certifications. He is originally from Oklahoma and is married with two children and grandchildren.
MIKE MULLARKEY | Acquisitions Manager
Michael performs financial analyses, cash flow modeling, analytical model reviews, market research and due diligence, asset valuations, and other general real estate analytical services for ViaWest. With over five years of real estate analyst experience and prior employment at BDO Consulting, Michael has worked on a variety of property types such as multi-family residential, single-family residential portfolios, office, retail, hotel, warehouse, industrial, mixed-use, and special-use properties. Michael has a B.S. in Urban Development from Arizona State University, as well as a Master of Business Administration, Finance, from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
TOM GLISSMEYER | Investor Relations Manager
Tom primarily focuses on building and strengthening investor relationships while helping track and manage their investments. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses and is working toward the CCIM designation. After graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in Economics, he played four years of professional golf. He is native to Colorado, but has lived in Phoenix since 2010, where he met his wife, Melissa.
JOE COLLURA | General Manager – Biltmore Financial Center
Joe currently oversees all operations of ViaWest’s most significant asset, the Biltmore Financial Center, a 645,000 s.f. Class A office project at 24th St. and Camelback. With over 30 years of experience, he has an extensive background in property management, development, asset management, staff supervision, engineering, capital and tenant improvements and fiscal operations of all facets of real estate types. His skill set includes financial analysis, tenant and prospect liaison, budgeting and cost effectiveness, lease administration, negotiation and supervision of various contracts, high level of customer service, analytical thinking and supervision of leasing teams for different real estate types. Joe graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is married and has two daughters.
BRAD DALES | Asset Manager
Brad is currently managing a portfolio of industrial properties in the Phoenix and El Paso markets. Prior to joining ViaWest, he managed a portfolio of 25 industrial buildings and brings with him 20 years of property management experience covering multi-family, retail, office, industrial and mixed-use properties. He is a graduate of DePauw University. Brad is married with 2 boys and dedicates much of his time as a leader in the Boy Scouts of America.
SEAN RYLE | Asset Manager
Sean is currently managing a portfolio of commercial office buildings in the Phoenix area. Prior to joining ViaWest, he was a leasing representative for Boxer Property’s Phoenix portfolio and a residential realtor with Century 21. He earned his MBA from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. Sean was recently married and currently resides in Central Phoenix.
RYAN ANDERSON | Assistant Property Manager – Biltmore Financial Center
Ryan recently joined the ViaWest team as Assistant Property Manager on Biltmore Financial Center. Prior to joining ViaWest Group, Ryan had his own business focused on project/property management and also worked as a contractor with Transwestern Commercial Services. Previous to that period, Ryan worked for Wells Fargo for over 14 years and held various positions within the company including Space Planning Consultant, Property Manager, Assistant Vice President and Operations Manager. With a portfolio of over 1 million square feet, Ryan managed a facilities team responsible for day-to-day operations and more for their Home Equity facilities in multiple states. Ryan resides in Cave Creek with his wife, stepson, and 7 dogs.
JENNIFER BARKER | Commercial Property Administrator
Jennifer has joined ViaWest Group bringing 15 years of real estate construction and property management experience in retail, commercial, and residential industries. For the last 10 years, Jennifer was the Senior Contract Administrator for Lewis Operating Corp in Southern California, a leading developer in the Inland Empire. Assisting in the management of over 30 retail properties from Entitlements through Construction into Property Management.
JONI CRANDELL | Commercial Property Administrator
Joni is the new Commercial Property Administrator for the Biltmore Financial Center. She will be supporting Tenant, Clients, and Vendors as part of the Property Management Team. Joni has 16 years of experience as a Banking Executive and 7 years of experience in Residential and Commercial Property Management Real Estate support. Joni is a Phoenix native and is married with two children.