Commercial real estate veteran joins Kidder Mathews

Commercial real estate veteran, Karl Abert, has joined Kidder Mathews’ Phoenix office where he has been named a senior vice president. Abert specializes in multifamily investment sales in the Phoenix market. 

Abert has over 25 years of commercial real estate experience. Before joining Kidder Mathews, he was a top producer with Newmark Knight Frank, ARA Newmark.

Over the past 60 months, he has facilitated transaction sales in excess of $250 million. Clients he has represented include Birtcher Anderson, Brookhill Corporation, First Financial Bank and Interurban Communities.

Kidder Mathews is the largest independently owned commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with over 700 real estate professionals and staff in 21 offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona.

Fennemore Craig announces practice group chair

Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West business law firm, announced C.W. Ross, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed the new practice group chair of the firm’s business and finance practice.

“C.W. is a seasoned and experienced deal lawyer who relates well to clients, business leaders and opposing counsel,” said Steve Good, chair of Fennemore Craig’s management committee. “We are proud to have him on our team and we congratulate C.W. on his new leadership role.”

Ross practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, entity formation, contract law and securities law. He represents entrepreneurs and start-up companies in a variety of corporate matters, including formation and organization of entities, joint ventures, licensing, contract reviews and contract negotiations.

Ross earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. from Brigham Young University.

Christine Zeihen named to APLA board

Industry leader Christine Zeihen, President/Commercial Mortgage Broker at OPM Capital in Phoenix, has been elected to the board of directors of the Arizona Private Lender Association (APLA).

APLA serves the needs of Arizona private money lenders who provide loans secured by real estate with funds from private sources. Its mission is to represent, promote, and foster the business of bringing private capital to Arizona for real estate projects.

“It’s an honor to be on the board of such a well-positioned organization, and APLA provides me the opportunity to expand my capital database to meet client needs here in Arizona,” said Zeihen, also Principal and Designated Broker at Biltmore Realty Advisors.

Zeihen possesses more than 30 years of experience in operations and transactions in all areas of commercial real estate including entitlements, due diligence, acquisitions, development, financial, brokerage, management, and disposition of master-planned resort communities, retail shopping centers, and single tenant net developments.

Barron’s names Trevor Wilde among Top 10 advisors

Wilde Wealth Management Group, which is an award-winning independent fiduciary that provides comprehensive retirement, investment, real estate, insurance, legal and tax planning services all under one roof, announce that Barron’s has named managing principle Trevor Wilde to its annual list of top 1,200 advisors nationwide and seventh overall in Arizona. This is Wilde’s 10th consecutive year being honored and highest ranking to date. 

According to Barron’s the rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 of the nation’s most productive advisors. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work.  The report names the top advisors in each state, with the number of ranking spots determined by each state’s population and wealth.  In total, Barron’s included 30 advisors from across Arizona in its report.  The full report appears in the March 11 issue of Barron’s and was published in the Wall Street Journal on March 13.

As co-founder and managing principal of Wilde Wealth Management, Trevor Wilde – an Investment Advisor Representative who holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation, which is the mark of commitment to a standard of investment fiduciary excellence – leads one of the most dynamic and diverse wealth management firms in the nation.