In a major move in the Arizona medical office market, Plaza Companies  announced it is expanding its team with some of the Valley’s most recognized and successful medical office brokers to create the Commercial Brokerage Services team.

After 31 years as one of Arizona’s most prominent and respected real estate firms specializing in the medical office sector, Plaza Companies’ Brokerage Services team will seek to expand Plaza’s local and national geographic reach and influence throughout  Maricopa County.

Joining Plaza Companies:

>> Megan Sherwood, who was formerly with Plaza Companies and most recently with Transwestern, rejoins the firm as Executive Vice President Brokerage Services, bringing with her a significant new medical office portfolio, along with her depth of market knowledge and relationships. She is considered one of the preeminent medical office brokers in the Valley with more than 1,200 deals completed.

>> Perry Gabuzzi, also formerly with Transwestern. He joins as Vice President Brokerage Services, specializing in providing comprehensive real estate solutions for medical and office tenants, and will bring over existing clients and work to expand the Plaza portfolio.

>> Michael Morton, as an agent at Medical Office Brokers, worked on third-party representation and will continue the successful partnership with MOB founder Aaron Kuhl as Vice President Brokerage Services for Plaza.

>> Aaron Kuhl, who as the founder of Medical Office Brokers, has represented community health centers, REIT’s, individuals and group practices and will now bring his extensive expertise in third-party leasing and investment sales to Plaza Companies as Senior Vice President Brokerage Services. He has serviced hundreds of clients and has brokered RED Award-winning projects in 2011 and 2012.

The brokers will also benefit from the support team members, Michelle Fischer and Coles Hoffman, who will also be joining Plaza and provide more than two decades of real estate experience to further bolster the company’s leasing presence and capacity.

“Effective and successful leasing is a relationship-driven business coupled with local and national market knowledge, energetic drive, intuitive sensibility, and a deal-making mentality,” said Sharon Harper, President & CEO of Plaza Companies.

“Plaza Companies is a community embedded organization, focused on the value of strong relationships, with a relentless focus on delivering great tenant satisfaction and superb building experiences. The new brokerage team members are regarded by their peers and by building owners and tenants as the epitome of excellence in the medical office marketplace. Their track record speaks for itself — they are extremely connected in the industry, and their transaction closing rates are superb.”