CBRE appoints Matt Siegel to lead Tucson market

CBRE announced the appointment of Matt Siegel as Managing Director and Market Leader for CBRE’s Tucson office, effective immediately. In his new role, Mr. Siegel will drive CBRE’s operations and strategy in Tucson in alignment with the broader Arizona strategy which is led by Paul Komadina. 

Mr. Siegel comes to CBRE from the Texas Rangers professional baseball organization, where he managed the minor league affiliate, the Arizona League Rangers, and oversaw day-to-day operations of the club’s training facility in Surprise, Ariz. Prior to this, Mr. Siegel coached baseball at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Texas Christian University and the University of Arizona. Mr. Siegel began his professional career with NAI Robert Lynn in Dallas in 2006, representing tenants and property owners in the leasing of industrial and flex space. In 2008, he went on to lease an office portfolio comprised of over 1 million square feet of office space for Red Oak Realty in Fort Worth, before joining NAI Robert Lynn’s Fort Worth Branch in 2009 as an office tenant representative.

“Matt’s unique skill-set and strong leadership background make him a strategic addition to our Tucson office,” said Paul Komadina, Senior Managing Director and Market Leader for Arizona. “With strong values of teamwork, integrity and commitment, I am confident Matt will provide excellent leadership to ensure that we continue to deliver best-in-class service and exceptional outcomes for our clients in Tucson.”

Polsinelli welcomes 3 new attorneys

Three new attorneys  have recently joined Polsinelli’s Phoenix office. 

T.J. Mitchell has joined the firm as an associate in the Commercial Litigation practice.  T.J. earned his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from the University of Arizona in 2015 and his law degree magna cum laude from the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in 2018 where he was the Associate Editor of the Arizona State Law Journal

Michael R. Mazzella III has joined the firm as an associate in the Real Estate Finance practice.  Michael earned his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from the University of Arizona in 2015 and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2018 where he was the Director of Outreach for the Georgetown Law Technology Review.  Michael was awarded Outstanding Trial Brief and Outstanding Oral Advocate at the South Texas Mock Trial Championships in 2018 as well as Best Oral Advocate at the John Costello Criminal Law Competition in 2017. 

Jay Berryman recently transferred from the firm’s Kansas City office to Phoenix.  Jay is an associate in the Corporate and Transactional practice.  Jay earned his undergraduate degree cum laude from the University of Colorado Springs in 2009 and his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2014 where he was the Senior Staff Articles Editor of the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy.  Jay is licensed to practice in both Kansas and Missouri.  

Avison Young expands office leasing team in Phoenix

Mark Seale, Avison Young Principal and Director of Brokerage Services for the company’s Arizona region, announced today that Jeffrey Folger and Drew Sampson have joined the company in Phoenix.

Effective immediately, Folger and Sampson become Associate brokers based in the company’s Phoenix office. They will continue to focus on their specialty of office landlord and tenant representation while also helping the company expand its footprint across Arizona.

“We are happy to have Jeff and Drew join our team,” comments Seale. “They will provide office agency leasing and tenant representation services and will help facilitate the leasing goals and objectives of our corporate and institutional office owners throughout Arizona. We are excited to grow our Arizona operations and expand this critical service line within our full-service menu of brokerage services.”

Folger and Sampson will work closely with the office’s two top-producing Principals, Seale and Wally Hale.

Prior to joining Avison Young, Folger spent two years working in commercial brokerage in Baton Rouge, LA. Originally from the Valley, he moved back to Arizona in 2018 to join Avison Young and focus his career on his dynamic hometown.

Adds Hale: “Jeff Folger is strategic, driven and takes great pride in exceeding his client’s expectations.”

Folger holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Louisiana State University.

Sampson has more than a decade of successful sales and marketing experience and comes to Avison Young from Schaeffer’s Oil, where he focused on business development. Prior to that, he was a marketing consultant for Bonneville Media and 98.7 The Peak radio where he helped companies grow their brands and businesses, winning multiple awards along the way. Sampson is a Phoenix native. After high school he received a baseball scholarship to Azusa Pacific University. In 2009 he graduated Cum Laude for Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing and communications.

Seale concludes: “The Arizona office continues to grow, having added institutional and large-occupier-representation service lines and full-scale project management in the past 12 months alone. Growth will not stop there, as Avison Young’s Arizona region is looking to add more brokers and professionals to further strengthen its brokerage, project management, property management and facilities maintenance service lines in 2019.”