Voltaire Migrino joins Marcus & Millichap

Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp. (MMCC), a leading provider of commercial real estate financing, announced today that Voltaire Migrino has joined the firm as a first vice president capital markets. Based in MMCC’s Phoenix office, Migrino will focus on arranging commercial real estate loan financing for investors throughout the Southwest. Prior to joining MMCC, Migrino served as senior transaction manager with Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC, where he led a mortgage banking team that closed $1 to $2 billion in commercial real estate loan transactions annually.

“Volt brings a high level of expertise and wide range of experience structuring debt and equity solutions for every property type,” said Greg Miskovsky, senior vice president in MMCC’s Phoenix office. “His proven ability to source capital from a wide array of lenders and extensive industry relationships make him a great resource for investors and a strong addition to our capital markets team in Phoenix.”

While with Berkadia, Migrino personally originated approximately $100 million annually on behalf of clients. Prior to that, as an underwriter with GE Capital, he underwrote and assisted in closing more than $500 million in national select service hotel loans. As an underwriter with Business Development Finance Corp., Migrino closed over 100 commercial real estate and equipment loans for a variety of businesses and industries throughout Arizona. He has also worked as a relationship manager with Keybank Real Estate Capital and as an underwriter with JPMorgan Chase.

Kerry Schulman named CEO at Ronald McDonald House Charities

Following a national search, Kerry Schulman, who has been the Chief Operations Officer at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona (RMHC-CNAZ), has been named Chief Executive Officer by the RMHC-CNAZ board of directors.

Schulman, a former McDonald’s owner-operator, will begin her new responsibilities today.  A national search will be conducted for her replacement as Chief Operations Officer.

“After an extensive search over three months that attracted a very impressive list of potential candidates, the search committee and the board of directors felt strongly that Kerry brings the right combination of tools and experience to take Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona to the next level of success,” said RHMC-CNAZ Board Chair Scott Harris. “A champion of the Ronald McDonald House and the families we serve, having run her own company she knows the critical value of building a great team, how to apply best practices and strategic thinking to decision making, the importance of building and maintaining strong relationships – both professionally and within the community – and the absolute imperatives of integrity, accountability and transparency.”

Schulman replaces Nancy Roach, who retired in June after nearly 20 years as CEO.

Bill Swirtz joins Colliers International in Arizona

Bill Swirtz, a professional with 35 years of commercial real estate experience, has joined Colliers International in Arizona as Vice President. 

Swirtz specializes in office, retail, multifamily and office properties, as well as land development.  He represents tenants, investors, and owners in leasing and investment sales.

“We are thrilled to have Bill in the Colliers family,” says Bob Mulhern, senior managing director of Colliers International in Arizona. “After years of serving in executive leadership positions, he is jumping back into the active brokerage world. In keeping with his successful track record, Bill has already landed some great listings.”

During Swirtz’s career, he has completed 450 lease transactions in 41 states and $2 billion in lease consideration. He has developed, leased, and sold more than three million square feet of office buildings in metro Phoenix. In addition, he has overseen design and negotiated 11 build-to-suit office properties in eight different states.

Sheila Harris named LAI International Member of the Year

Dr. Sheila D. Harris, Founding Director of the Arizona Housing Finance Authority and former Deputy Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, has been named International Member of the Year of Lambda Alpha International (LAI).

The winner is selected from chapter nominations of Chapter Member of the Year honorees for the current or prior year by the International Awards Committee. It is based upon commitment to LAI, the nominee’s profession and to land economics with respect to achievement in the private or public sectors, research or education.

Dr. Harris, who owns a consulting firm in Litchfield Park, Ariz., has been a member of the LAI Phoenix Chapter since 2004. She served as Chapter President in 2013, LAI International Assistant Treasurer from 2013 to 2015 and LAI International Treasurer from 2015 to the present. LAI is the honorary society of distinguished professionals in all fields related to the use and development of land.

Charles W. Wirken named as MCBA Member of the Year

Gust Rosenfeld announced that Charles (Chas) W. Wirken has been named as the Maricopa County Bar Association Robert R. Mills Member of the Year. The award will be presented to Chas at the MCBA’s annual Hall of Fame Dinner on Thursday, November 14, 2019. 

The Robert R. Mills Member of the Year award recognizes a MCBA member who significantly contributes to the programs and activities of the MCBA, dedicates himself or herself to furthering the goals of the legal profession and promoting the ideal of professionalism, and shows an outstanding commitment to public service, including charitable, cultural, humanitarian and educational service to the community at large. 

Chas has been a longtime-involved member of the MCBA. He has served in a variety of leadership roles, including president, chairing various committees, and serving as the MCBA representative in the American Bar Association House of Delegates. Chas is a MCBA Hall of Fame inductee, has served as the Hall of Fame selection committee chair for several years, and is actively involved in the CLE presentations of the MCBA.