Newmark hires Scott Scharlach to join Phoenix Capital Markets team

Newmark announced the hiring of real estate industry veteran Scott Scharlach as Managing Director. Scharlach will join the Phoenix Capital Markets team where he will partner with Executive Managing Director CJ Osbrink. With more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience, Scott has substantial expertise in all aspects of real estate investing including underwriting, due diligence, financing, leasing and asset management.

“We are thrilled to bring Scott’s expertise to our Phoenix Capital Markets platform,” said Greg May, Executive Vice President and West Region Market Leader. “His extensive experience and relationships throughout the capital markets segment will be a valued addition to our growing team.”

Scharlach joins Newmark after spending nine years as a commercial real estate principal, originally as Co-Founder and Partner at Progression REI, and subsequently as a Partner with Waterford Property Company. Scharlach has led acquisitions of more than $175 million in total value. Notable purchases have included a 550,000-square-foot power center anchored by Walmart and Lowe’s in Las Vegas and the acquisition of a defaulted note secured by a 350,000-square-foot retail center in Downtown Long Beach.

Scharlach began his career in commercial real estate with Travers Realty as an office leasing broker specializing in representing tenants in their search and negotiation for office space in Downtown Los Angeles. He then joined CBRE, where we worked until returning to graduate school to earn his master’s degree in Real Estate Development.

“I’m excited to be joining the team at Newmark and look forward to partnering with CJ to add value to the capital markets team here in Phoenix,” said Scharlach. “Newmark’s impressive platform will allow me to expand existing relationships and build new ones to deliver first-class results for our clients.” 

JE Dunn adds diversity, equity, and inclusion manager

JE Dunn Construction announced the addition of Martell Dyles, senior diversity, equity, and inclusion manager for JE Dunn’s West Region offices including locations in Portland, Denver, Colorado Springs, and Phoenix.

Martell brings over 14 years of experience with a strong track record of delivering sustainable results in inclusive economic development, inclusive employee outreach and development, supplier diversity, equity workforce development, internal and external community relations, and diverse recruiting. Martell is also involved in many professional, community, and civic organizations including Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO).

Martell holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida, a BS in Business Administration – Entertainment from Full Sail University, and an MS in Management and Leadership focused on Organizational Design and Development from Purdue University. He is a skilled professional with a wide range of expertise.

Leveraging his previous experience in workforce development and community relations, Martell will be fully immersed in all of JE Dunn’s markets in the West Region to strengthen relationships within our communities, with our clients, and within our offices. Martell will work directly with JE Dunn senior leadership to ensure Workplace, Workforce, and Marketplace initiatives are in alignment with the company’s overall Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) strategy. This includes the responsibility of facilitating inclusive business practices for women and minorities on construction projects and implementing initiatives that promote a diverse and inclusive culture.

“I look forward to the opportunity to continue to build upon JE Dunn’s strong foundation of creating an inclusive environment for their employees and partners. My goal is to increase visibility within our offices and communities in the West Region,” said Dyles, “my approach has always been led with a commitment to service and duty in mind, duty to my family, friends, colleagues and the community. I’m fortunate to be in a position that supports that philosophy and invite the challenge of uncovering new possibilities and presenting new solutions.”

OneAz announces new communications and community director

OneAZ Credit Union announced Liza Noland as the Credit Union’s new Communication and Community Director. In her role, Liza will lead OneAZ’s communication strategy and provide operational leadership for the OneAZ Community Foundation.

“Liza’s wealth of knowledge and experience in marketing and community development makes her the ideal person to provide strategic guidance to OneAZ’s communication, community and charitable giving work,” said Deborah Pearson, EVP Chief Marketing and Experience Officer.

Her previous roles include Director of Rural Programs for Local First Arizona and Founder of Ignite Brand Marketing. Liza brings more than 20 years of marketing, strategic planning, business management, and community development experience to this new role. Additionally, Liza is an Adjunct Professor for University of Phoenix and serves as a Board Member for the Arizona Association of Economic Development (AAED).

Liza has also been nationally recognized by the Boys & Girls Club of America for nonprofit digital marketing and strategy development. She received her master’s degree in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University and her B.A. in Marketing from Arizona State University.

JHKM adds 2 new partners to Phoenix office

Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod (JHKM) announced that John J. Browder and Michael Orcutt have joined the firm’s Phoenix office as partners. Browder and Orcutt practice in the areas of professional liability defense and litigation, growing the firm’s capabilities in these areas. 

Michael Orcutt
John Browder

John Browder’s law practice focuses on professional liability defense, real estate litigation, commercial litigation, and appeals. He frequently represents professionals before state licensing boards and departments. He has extensive experience representing clients through each stage of the litigation process, including alternative dispute resolution, trial and before the courts of appeal. In additionBrowder serves as outside general counsel for a variety of businesses and maintains an active transactional law practice, focusing on real estate and corporate matters.

In 2001 Browder earned his law degree from Arizona State University’s College of Law. He received his master’s degree in philosophy from Arizona State University and his Bachelor of Arts from Westminster College of Salt Lake City. Browder is a member of the Arizona State Bar.

Michael Orcutt’s professional liability practice involves representing licensed professionals in courts throughout Arizona and before regulatory and administrative bodies, such as the Department of Real Estate, the Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions, and the Arizona Association of Realtors®. He defends real estate agents and brokers, architects and engineers, lawyers and law firms, insurance brokers, appraisers, and other professionals through each stage of litigation, including pre-suit mediation and during the appeals process before the Arizona Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Orcutt is also experienced in representing property owners’ associations as general counsel and in the defense of directors’ and officers’ liability claims.

In addition, Orcutt represents individuals and entities in a wide range of commercial litigation matters and has extensive experience handling all types of real property matters, including construction defects, easements, adverse possession, quiet title, partition, nuisance, and boundary disputes. He also frequently speaks on risk reduction issues for real estate licensees and industry partners, including many of the largest real estate brokerages and title companies in Arizona.

Orcutt earned his law degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Law School in 2007. He graduated summa cum laude from the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University with his Bachelors’ degree in economics in 2003. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the Arizona State University Alumni Association. Orcutt also volunteers his time as a youth sports coach for Recreation of Madison Meadows Simis (RAMMS) in Phoenix.


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