Chad Neppl has joined Cresa

Cresa announced that Chad Neppl has joined the firm as a senior vice president.  

Neppl comes to Cresa with more than 16 years of experience, specifically, in local and national industrial real estate.  He was most recently with Keyser.

“We are excited to have Chad join the Cresa team,” says Gary Gregg, managing principal of Cresa. “His knowledge and broad experience of advising corporate users in the commercial real estate industry will be of great value to our local and national industrial clients.”

Cresa’s Arizona office routinely manages hundreds of transactions for local and portfolio clients with annual transaction volumes exceeding $100 million. Since founding the Phoenix office in 1999, Cresa Phoenix has built a strong team of experienced professionals who have tremendous success in both the local market as well as national and international representation for the firm’s clientele.

Fennemore Craig announces Patrick Irvine as practice chair

Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West business law firm, announced Patrick Irvine, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed the chair of the firm’s nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations practice.

“Pat is a seasoned and skilled lawyer who relates well to clients and business leaders,” said James Goodnow, president & managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We are proud to have him on our team and we congratulate Pat on his new leadership role.”

Irvine is a former judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals who advises and represents clients on state and local tax, nonprofit formation and operation, qualification for tax exemptions, charitable contributions, tax audits and appeals, and government regulation. He has been the recipient of the Henry Tom Outstanding Tax Attorney Award, the Jim Jones Distinguished Service Award, the State Bar of Arizona’s Distinguished Public Lawyer Award, the U.S. Supreme Court Best Brief Award from the National Association of Attorneys General, and the Arizona Attorney General’s Office Counselor of the Year Award. Irvine earned his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of San Diego and his J.D. and B.S. from Arizona State University.

MJ Insurance adds Director of Analytics

MJ Insurance, one of the nation’s largest privately-held insurance agencies with more than five decades of success, has named Dan Zentgraf director of analytics of the Phoenix office. 

In his new role, Zentgraf will be responsible for driving new, innovative thinking in how the company measures and analyzes data to make strategic recommendations for clients. He will also oversee the development of the proprietary analytics program to help extrapolate and interpret biometric data.

Prior to MJ Insurance, Zentgraf served as assistant vice president and financial manager of Aon, a global professional services firm. 

Zentgraf obtained his bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University and furthered his education by receiving an MBA in finance from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.