Erik Marsh joins Kidder Mathews’ Phoenix office

Erik Marsh has joined Kidder Mathews’ Phoenix office as a senior vice president and he will specialize in the acquisition and disposition of investment properties.

Marsh has been in the commercial real estate industry for nearly 15 years. Prior to joining Kidder Mathews, he was a managing director with Newmark Knight Frank and before that he was with Marcus & Millichap as a senior investment associate.

Ann McCartney joins CBRE in Phoenix

CBRE announced that Ann McCartney has joined the Phoenix office as Vice President and member of the Rocco Mandala’s team with CBRE Capital Markets, Debt & Structured Finance.  The team’s focus is on sourcing debt and equity capital for all asset classes across the U.S. with a primary focus on multifamily. 

An accomplished professional with more than 28 years of commercial real estate finance experience, McCartney has closed more than $2 billion in debt and equity transactions throughout her career. In her new role, she will continue to originate new debt & equity transactions for the team as well as assist in the management of the team’s pipeline. For the past 23 years, the Mandala team has been a top performer for CBRE nationally (Top 3% of all disciplines in 2017) and the top debt & equity team in the Phoenix office for more than 10 years.  Additionally, the team offers a broad platform of services, including permanent, bridge, mezzanine and construction financing, fixed- and floating-rate alternatives, and equity and structured financing. 

“We are thrilled to have someone of Ann’s caliber and experience to further elevate our market-leading Debt & Structured Finance platform,” said Cathy Teeter, Managing Director, CBRE Phoenix. “Ann comes to us with an unmatched, diverse finance background and is highly regarded by her clients, peers and the community. We look forward to her contributions to CBRE and its clients.”

McCartney joined CBRE from Cushman & Wakefield where she held the position of Managing Director.

State Bar appoints Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorney

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie partner, Gregory Harris, has been elected to serve as Secretary for the State Bar of Arizona’s Administrative Law Executive Council for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Harris formerly served as the Chair and Treasurer of the Administrative Law Executive Council.

Greg Harris practices in the area of administrative, healthcare and procurement law, as well as government relations. He frequently writes and presents on these issues to legal and governmental groups and other trade associations in Arizona. Additionally, Harris assists clients with a wide variety of state and federal administrative and regulatory law issues advising clients on licensing, compliance and enforcement issues that impact their businesses.

“Greg is a well-respected leader who is committed to enhancing the practice of law, promoting excellence among his colleagues and elevating the conversation about the delivery of legal services to clients,” said Carla Consoli, practice group leader of the firm’s Regulatory and Government practice. “We congratulate Greg on his new post with the State Bar’s Administrative Law Executive Council and wish the entire Council a productive year together.”

Harris is chair of the firm’s Government Relations Group and served as chair of the Arizona State Bar’s working group, established to propose changes to the rules governing administrative appeals which came into effect in January this year. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, the President of the Law School’s Alumni Association and serves as a board member of the Arizona Society of Healthcare Lawyers. He earned his B.A. from Arizona State University and his J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

Peggy R. Maxwell joins Plaza Companies

With more than a quarter-century of industry experience under her belt, Plaza Companies’ new senior property management strategist has her sights set on building an even bigger portfolio for the lauded full-service real estate and property management firm.

Peggy R. Maxwell arrives at Plaza Companies following an 11-year stint as founder, president and designated broker of a thriving commercial property management and brokerage company, where she oversaw about 1 million square feet of industrial, office, retail, multifamily and mixed-use space before selling the business and securing her new position.

In addition to helping Plaza Companies raise its profile within the commercial property management sector and sharpening the company’s focus on budgeting, financial forecasting and implementing impactful business development plans, Maxwell will assist the firm with asset acquisition and disposition, tenant relations, and lease administration and negotiations, among related efforts.

“Peggy’s considerable skillset with regard to accounting, client relations and communications make her an invaluable member of the Plaza team,” said Sharon Harper, President & CEO of Plaza Companies. “She’s a key player in our efforts to advance Plaza’s property management portfolio, and we’re honored to announce that she’s part of our growing workforce.”

Maxwell, an Arizona State University graduate and an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association, AZCREW Phoenix, CASA of Arizona and the YWCA, among other affiliations, is eager to make a swift impact through her new role.

“Plaza Companies has long set the standard in Arizona in terms of property management, leasing and development opportunities,” Maxwell said. “I’m thrilled to be a part of a team I’ve long admired, and I am excited to be serving Plaza’s clients and industry partners.”