Transwestern announced Andrina Shields has joined its Phoenix office as vice president of multifamily investment services. Shields is an expert in multifamily operations and revitalizing troubled assets. The co-founder of Heads on Beds, a consulting group that advises multifamily property owners on ways to add value to their holdings, Shields brings more than 25 years of industry experience to Transwestern where she will serve as vice president in the multifamily investment services group.

“Andrina gives us a level of expertise that simply doesn’t exist at other Phoenix-area brokerages that deal with multifamily communities,” said Transwestern Vice President Jack Hannum. “She fortifies the authenticity and substance of our practice. And with a background in both operations and management, she can advise asset owners, investors and capital sources on finding innovative solutions for each opportunity and transaction.”

Shields spent five years with Alliance Residential Company as a regional manager, where she oversaw the daily operations of 3,500 units under multiple owners. Her exceptional service earned her the firm’s Commitment to Excellence Award for three straight years. She later served as a regional manager for Gray Clow Residential Development Group and was a key member in creating the Suite Living apartment concept at Grigio Tempe Town Lake. While at Heads on Beds, her clients included Prime Group, Heers Management Company, Arizona Multi-Housing Association and Pacific Property. Shields later joined Heers Management as a vice president.

“I’m delighted to join Transwestern,” said Shields. “The firm has a culture that encourages creative thinking and insightful analysis. When you combine this with its incredibly talented team of brokers, Transwestern’s multifamily clients have the best opportunities for growth.”