Rob Schwister joins Gainey Business Bank as president and CEO

Gainey Business Bank announced that Rob Schwister has joined its Executive Management team as President and CEO.

Rob Schwister

Rob Schwister is an experienced community banking leader, with over 22 years of experience helping small business owners in the Valley make sound financial decisions. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President & Director of Banking Programs for Equipment Leasing Services, LLC. Prior to that, Mr. Schwister very successfully built the Arizona banking business for Alerus Financial, the last twelve years as the Arizona Market President. In addition to his work as a community banker, Rob has served his community through various non-profits throughout his career, including the Board of Managers of the Scottsdale/PV YMCA, the Board of Directors of Thunderbird Field II Veterans Memorial, and the Arizona Bankers Association.

“Gainey Business Bank could not be happier with the addition of Rob to lead our bank. Rob brings extensive experience and reach in the Valley, a proven track record as a business builder, a strong leader and with a passion for community banking. Rob is the perfect person to lead our institution through the growth and success we anticipate in the Scottsdale and Phoenix market,” said Jim Unruh, Chairman of Gainey Business Bank. “The addition of Rob to our management team further strengthens my confidence in the vision I have for Gainey moving forward.”

Rob Schwister added, “I am honored to join the Gainey team, and I am looking forward to continuing the commitment to support businesses throughout the State of Arizona. I believe strongly that the business community needs access to high-quality banking services, and Gainey Business Bank is well-positioned to fill that need. I look forward to helping the entire team serve our clients with the utmost care.”

Gainey Business Bank is an FDIC insured Community bank based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Its purpose is to help the rapidly growing sector of Arizona based, small‐to-medium sized businesses grow and prosper. To learn more about Gainey Business Bank’s efforts to serve Arizona, please visit our website:

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Capital Asset Management lands brokerage ‘dream team’

With a combined 80+ years of experience, the powerhouse team of Chris Gerow, Gabe Ortega, and Shelby Tworek (with an amazing sidekick, Katie Thomas, “TC”) have joined the brokerage arm of CAM. These accomplished real estate professionals bring a deep understanding of the Arizona market, exceptional negotiation skills, and proven track records of client satisfaction. “I feel like we have won the lottery” states Rachelle Strole, co-owner and founder of Capital Asset Management, “to bring in this group of seasoned pros is one thing but to bring in a group of simply amazing, smart, kind humans is just too good”.

As a team, the trio specializes in leasing & sales of retail assets with a combination of landlord and tenant representation. Some of the notable tenants they represent include Zipp’s Sports Grill, PF Chang’s, Benihana, Planet Fitness, Tide Cleaners, ARCO, Firehouse Subs, and First Interstate Bank. They also represented IKEA in the furniture giant’s first to market store in Arizona. The group primarily services the Phoenix metropolitan area while also touching Arizona’s other major cities.

Partnering with this team marks a significant milestone for CAM. Handpicked because of their commitment to learn and grow, these professionals bring a unique skillset of collaboration and communication that sets them apart in a very competitive market. The team’s unwavering commitment to achieving optimal results for clients aligns perfectly with Capital Asset Management’s core values, while adding fresh perspectives to a company focused on growth. Aaron Strole, co-owner and founder of CAM states, “We are about the people in our offices, these are the quality people we strive for.”

CAM continues to grow their management portfolio outside of retail properties and build their team of exceptional industrial, capital market and office professionals. CAM is not new to the valley and has been doing business locally since 2009, along with their offices in Las Vegas & Hawaii. The company’s founders are exceptional leaders and focus on the company’s culture first. This mind set has enabled them to be surrounded by more of a family of professionals known as the CAM FAM.

Gerow and Tworek will each hold the title of Executive Vice President of Brokerage, while Ortega will serve as Senior Vice President of Brokerage. Also included in the transition is the team’s Transaction Coordinator Katie Thomas, who will continue to support the group in their daily operations.

For inquiries or to learn more about how Capital Asset Management can assist with your commercial real estate needs, please contact

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Ribbon-cutting celebration for MCO Realty in Fountain Hills

MCO Realty, an iconic institution in Fountain Hills, recently hosted a Ribbon Cutting Celebration that marked both new ownership and the company’s remarkable 40-year legacy of service to the community. The event, held in partnership with the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce, saw over 250 business leaders, city officials, community members, and friends come together in a jubilant and memorable celebration.

The event took place on Thursday, October 19th, 2023, at the MCO Realty headquarters in Fountain Hills, and it was a testament to the enduring impact that MCO Realty has had on the community. The celebration was graced by the presence of a diverse group of attendees, including prominent business leaders, city officials, longtime community members, and friends of MCO Realty.

Event Highlights: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: The highlight of the evening was the symbolic ribbon cutting, which officially marked the transition to new ownership. The ceremony was a momentous occasion as the torch was passed to new owners Louis McCall and Michael Gant, two respected figures in the Arizona real estate industry.

Community Toast: Following the ribbon cutting, attendees raised their glasses in a celebratory toast, commemorating MCO Realty’s 40-year legacy and looking forward to the exciting prospects under new leadership.

Community Connection: The event provided an excellent platform for attendees to connect and share their stories and aspirations for Fountain Hills. It was a unique opportunity for residents and business leaders to come together in the spirit of community.

Networking Opportunities: Attendees had the chance to explore new relationships, collaborations, and real estate opportunities in Fountain Hills. The event facilitated valuable networking and conversations that could lead to future growth and development.

MCO Realty would like to extend its sincere appreciation to the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce for their integral role in making this celebration a massive success. The Chamber’s expertise in coordinating the event, ensuring its smooth execution, and fostering a sense of community contributed significantly to the event’s grandeur.

MCO Realty also thanks its generous partners, Grand Canyon Title Agency and UPLEND Powered by VIP Mortgage, for their collaboration and support for this event, which added an extra layer of festivity and hospitality.

The Ribbon Cutting Celebration for MCO Realty was a heartfelt occasion that highlighted the deep roots the company has established in Fountain Hills over the last four decades. It was a moment of looking back at past accomplishments and looking forward to a bright future under new leadership.

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