De Rito Partners announced that Craig Esslinger has joined the company as President of De Rito Partners, Inc. on Monday. Esslinger replaces Stan Sanchez who will remain with De Rito Partners, Inc. as senior broker.
Among his accomplishments to date, Esslinger has developed more than 4 million square feet of commercial real estate. He led the operations, sales and account management teams of a start-up healthcare company and grew revenue of $25 million in three years. With Opus West, Esslinger oversaw retail development initiatives in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, for retail development processes including budgeting, entitlements, marketing, leasing, design, construction and sales. He was the Project Manager for Vestar from 1999-2006, helping to develop the award-winning 1.2 million square foot Desert Ridge Marketplace.
Esslinger earned his Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is licensed with the Arizona Department of Real Estate. He was also in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1986-1997 and served as a Captain in Operation Desert Storm.
“We welcome Craig to our executive team. We look forward to his distinguished leadership skills and the commercial real estate experience he will bring to our company. We thank Stan for his dedicated contribution to De Rito Partners, Inc. and I know that he will have continued success within our company,” said Marty De Rito.