Retail team joins Kidder Mathews Phoenix office

Retail brokerage team, Chuck Wells, Trask Switzenberg, Darrell DeShaw, and Justin DiBiase, have joined Kidder Mathews‘ Phoenix office. Prior to Kidder Mathews, the team was with Advisors Commercial Real Estate in Phoenix.

Wells is a 30-year industry veteran and is recognized as one of Arizona’s leading tenant representation brokers. He specializes in restaurants and hospitality and has represented clients including Chipotle, Smashburger, Hilton Hotels, Marriott Hotels, and Bubba’s 33. A new concept owned by Texas Roadhouse. He has been named a senior vice president in the firm.

Switzenberg has over eight years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. He has been named a vice president in the firm. Prior to co-founding the Phoenix office of Advisors Commercial Real Estate, along with Wells, he worked for JLL and before that, he was with SR Commercial Real Estate. 

DeShaw has been named a vice president in the firm. He has over 13 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Prior to joining Advisors Commercial Real Estate, he was with NAI Horizon and before that, a small boutique firm where he was involved in more than $62 million in retail investment sales.

Associate, DiBiase will also join the team and will specialize in retail tenant representation.

Vantage West promotes Gomez to business relationship manager

Vantage West Credit Union, southern Arizona’s largest credit union, announced today the promotion of Miguel (Mickey) Gomez from Sr. Business Banker to Business Relationship Manager I. This aligns with the credit union’s direction to strengthen its Business Banking team and foster collaborative relationships with the local business community.

In his new position, Mickey supports Vantage West’s existing business Members, develops new relationships with local businesses, and helps them achieve growth and success as their financial partner. This involves understanding how their businesses operate through financial analysis and by listening to their needs. He helps bridge the gap by providing access to business savings and checking accounts; loans to purchase inventory, equipment, or commercial real estate; operational lines of credit and credit cards to assist with short-term capital requirement; external funding sources such as the Small Business Administration; and more.

VanTrust Real Estate hires Andrew Swingle

VanTrust Real Estate, a full-service real estate development company with a regional focus and national scope, hired Andrew Swingle as senior vice president of finance at its Phoenix office. In the role, he will be responsible for delivering fast and sustainable financing solutions to regional development teams across the country.

With 28-years of banking experience and most recently serving as the executive director of JPMorgan Real Estate Banking in Phoenix for the last 21 years, Swingle is very familiar with commercial real estate lending and credit, homebuilder lending, ebbs and flows of multiple real estate cycles as well as troubled asset management and disposition. 

“Andrew provides VanTrust with a broad range of financial experience, which will have an immediate impact on how we underwrite projects,” said Keith Earnest, executive vice president of VanTrust. “His understanding of financial market opportunities will translate into a more streamlined process for our development team.”

Chris Anvik promoted to VP of pre-construction

McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently promoted Chris Anvik to vice president of preconstruction for the Water Services team.

Anvik previously served as chief estimator and has 12 years of experience in construction with an emphasis on water and wastewater projects. In his new role, he will provide leadership for project teams during the design phase. He will continue to maintain his presence as a member of the Water Design-Build Council, increasing the industry knowledge base as it relates to collaborative delivery methods. His focus on enhancing the collaborative experience between contractor, owner and designer will remain a large part of his new role. He maintains oversight of estimating, design management and procurement activities for McCarthy’s water and wastewater projects.

“As the chief estimator, Chris proved himself to be a capable leader who is always willing to take on additional responsibilities,” said Joe Brunsman, business unit leader for the Water Services team. “He is passionate about our industry as his work with the Water Design-Build Council and other water-related organizations demonstrates.”