On the move at OneAZ, Sonora Behavioral Health, George Oliver, Offerpad

Business News | 21 Jun, 2019 |

OneAZ Credit Union expands wealth management team

OneAZ Wealth Management is further enhancing its wealth management services for clients with two new LPL licensed advisors being added to its team – Robert E. Nichols, and Danielle Rabins. As well as two additional team members specializing in centralized support; Zachary Holly and Gage Jensen.

“We’re thrilled to welcome these talented individuals to our wealth management team. With 6 total wealth advisors, OneAZ Wealth Management has evolved to better serve the entire state of Arizona with access to investments, insurance and retirement planning,” said Thomas E. Mitchell, Senior Vice President of Wealth Management for OneAZ Wealth Management. 

In his role at OneAZ Wealth Management, Robert Nichols will focus his talents on retirement planning for clients at all life stages. Nichols has worked as a Wealth Advisor for more than 20 years, including 17 years with LPL Financial Services. While with LPL, he was a multi-year member of the prestigious Chairman’s Club and Patriot’s Club – awarded to only the top 8 percent of LPL’s 16,000* wealth advisors throughout the country. Robert Nichols graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Finance. 

OneAZ Wealth Management also expanded its wealth management services in northern Arizona with the addition of longtime Flagstaff resident, Wealth Advisor Danielle Rabins, a 14-year financial services industry veteran who graduated from the University of Arizona.  

Zachary Holly and Gage Jensen have joined the OneAZ Wealth Management team at the corporate office focusing on centralized services, where they will build on their experience helping people pursue their financial goals.

Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital names Dr. Aaron Wilson

Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital in Tucson, a leading provider of acute psychiatric care for children and adults, has named Dr. Aaron Wilson Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Wilson also serves as Chief Medical Officer for Sierra Tucson, a world-renowned residential treatment center in addiction and behavioral healthcare. Acadia Healthcare, operator of 586 behavioral facilities in 40 states, the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico, is the parent company for both Sonora Behavioral Health and Sierra Tucson.

“The expanded role of Dr. Wilson will maximize his unique background at the acute, residential and outpatient levels of care,” said Michael Tacke, CEO of Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital.

“We are honored that he’s chosen to share his expertise and leadership skill at Sonora Behavioral Health,” Tacke said.

In his new position, Dr. Wilson will focus on quality of care, medical team relations, the patient experience and growth at Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital.

Dr. Wilson has extensive clinical experience in behavioral health and treatment program development and previously served as medical director of Archways Recovery Centers in Mesa, Ariz. and medical director of Valley Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital located in Phoenix.

George Oliver adds partner, lead architect

Phoenix-based commercial real estate investment and operating company George Oliver has hired Charles Jerkovich as a company Partner and Jay Sciarani as Lead Architect for George Oliver Design. The additions will allow George Oliver to grow and scale its business through new and innovative project opportunities.

In his new role, Jerkovich oversees portfolio management for all existing George Oliver assets and assists with sourcing, evaluating, underwriting and executing new development and investment opportunities. Jerkovich brings with him almost a decade of experience in asset management, acquisitions and real estate investments. 

Sciarani fills an essential role on the creative side of George Oliver, managing the design and implementation of repositioning strategies through George Oliver Design. Jay brings more than a decade of experience in construction and commercial architecture.

“The addition of Charles and Jay come at a crucial time for George Oliver as we focus on growing our modernized office strategy through the acquisition and redevelopment of new opportunities,” said George Oliver founder and Managing Partner Curt Kremer. “Phoenix is evolving as an exceptionally creative office market where companies and employees want unique workplace environments. Having Charles and Jay in their new roles strengthens our ability to identify and respond to these types of demands with even greater efficiency and innovation.”

George Oliver is currently redeveloping CASA, a $17 million renovation project that is re-establishing a 1989-built traditional office building into next-generation, modernized Class A office space focused on a strong sense of community, health and wellness. CASA is located in Phoenix’s booming Uptown neighborhood. Other successful project partnerships by George Oliver include The Quad in Scottsdale, Junction 23 in Denver’s RiNo arts district and Upcycle in Austin’s trendy Eastside submarket.

Offerpad hires former Zillow senior manager

Offerpad, tech-enabled real estate innovator, announced the appointment of a new leader to support the company’s underlying mission to provide on-demand consumers modern real estate solutions and simplify the traditional transaction model. The iBuyer hired seasoned industry leader Bryan LaFranchi to head its homebuilder partnership program, an initiative that Offerpad has developed over the past several years. It is the first move of many Offerpad is planning as part of a larger effort to cultivate more consumer-friendly solutions for homeowners and buyers. 

Offerpad’s Homebuilder Alliance program enables homeowners to coordinate the sale of their existing home to coincide with the purchase of a new construction home. Offerpad pays cash for homeowners’ current home which can then be applied toward a new build. By working directly with Offerpad, consumers can eliminate the contingency of needing to sell before buying a house. When they go to an Offerpad-partnered homebuilder to purchase their new build and request an offer for their existing home from Offerpad, homeowners can expect:

  • A cash offer within 60 minutes – Offerpad’s typical offer delivery is 24 to 48 hours
  • Up to 270 days to close after accepting the offer – 180 days more than Offerpad generally provides
  • An extra five days to move after the sale closes, at no additional cost – two days beyond what Offerpad usually gives
  • Their choice of closing date, which can be adjusted throughout the process
  • A free local move when they are ready to move into their new build

As an indicator of its success, Offerpad’s Homebuilder Alliance program has garnered cooperation with some of the biggest home builders across the country. Participants include reputable builders such as Meritage, Maracay, M/I Homes, Pulte, Trendmaker, and others in various locations across Offerpad’s available metro area operations.

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