Here are the top commercial real estate producers of 2020


The Greater Phoenix industrial market posted its largest amount of net absorption in history during 2020, according to a report from Colliers International.

And another report shows that Phoenix is the sixth-hottest U.S. market for multifamily sales over the last decade.

READ ALSO: Top 10 commercial real estate markets for 2021 include Phoenix, Tucson

And as we head further into 2021, the National Association of Realtors identified both Phoenix and Tucson as Top 10 commercial real estate markets for 2021.

Driving all that positive news for Arizona are the talented commercial real estate brokers who overcame a global pandemic to keep making blockbuster deals in 2020.

To honor the women and men who are helping to drive Arizona’s economy, here are the top commercial real estate producers who overcame many challenges to help make 2020 another banner year. These are the lists that were shared with AZRE magazine by the brokerage firms.

ABI Multifamily

About the brokerage: ABI Multifamily is a brokerage and advisory services firm that focuses exclusively on apartment investment transactions. The experienced advisors at ABI Multifamily have completed billions of dollars in sales and thousands of individual multifamily transactions.

Top 10 of 2020

Alon Shnitzer

Carson Griesemer

Dallin Hammond

Doug Lazovick

Eddie Chang

John Klocek

Mitchell Drake

Patrick Burch

Royce Munroe

Rue Bax

Note: Published in alphabetical order by first name


Spotlight deal: CBRE’s Tyler Anderson, Sean Cunningham, Asher Gunter, Matt Pesch and Mark McFate represented the sellers of The Angela, a 253-unit Class A multifamily community in Phoenix, that sold for $117 million in October 2020.

Top 10 of 2020

Tyler Anderson

Dan Calihan

Sean Cunningham

Pat Feeney

Asher Gunter

Rusty Kennedy

Rocco Mandala

Matt Pesch

Jeff Seaman

Brian Smuckler

Note: Published in alphabetical order


About the brokerage: Colliers in Arizona is recognized as one of the leading full-service commercial real estate organizations in the state, providing integrated services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors, and business owners.

Top 10 of 2020

1. Todd Noel

2. Don MacWilliam and Payson MacWilliam

3. Cindy Cooke

4. Rob Martensen

5. Jim Keeley

6. Brad Cooke

7. Mindy Korth

8. Alexandra Loye

9. Tim Dulany

10. Greg Hopley

Commercial Properties, Inc.

About the brokerage: CPI is a full-service brokerage and property management firm for all product types. CPI’s listings include over 22 million square feet for sale/lease with more than 195 properties and associations under management.

Top 10 of 2020

1. Leroy Breinholt

2. Tyson Breinholt

3. Matt Zaccardi

4. Eric Jones

5. John G. Soldo, SIOR

6. Jeff Hays and Tate Gunning Team

7. Toby Campbell

8. Langdon Bridges

9. Ron Schooler

10. Darin Edwards


About the brokerage: Cresa is the world’s largest occupier-only commercial real estate firm. Cresa thinks of real estate as a business tool — one that goes beyond operational need to help drive profitability, enhance your image and attract top talent.

Top 10 of 2020

1. Gary Gregg

2. Scott Maxwell

3. Theodore Liles

4. Ashley Snyder

5. Brandon Clarke

6. Chad Neppl

7. Ryan Orton

8. Rod Beach

9. Ryan Burkett

10. Jason Malcolm

Cushman & Wakefield

About the brokerage: Cushman & Wakefield is a global commercial real estate services firm. The company’s headquarters is located in Chicago. Cushman & Wakefield is among the world’s largest commercial real estate services firms, with revenues of $8.8 billion in 2019.

Top 10 of 2020

1. Will Strong

2. Mike Haenel and Andy Markham

3. Eric Wichterman

4. Dev Gupta and Peter Menna

5. Andy Cloud

6. Chris Hollenbeck

7. Phil Haenel

8. Larry Downey

9. Ryan Schubert and Michael Hackett

10. Will French

Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR

About the brokerage: Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR is the market leader for Tucson commercial real estate. Employee owned and founded in 1985, it offers commercial real estate sales, leasing, and property management for office, medical, retail, industrial, land and investment properties.

Top 10 of 2020

Stephen Cohen

Jose Dabdoub

Greg Furrier

Rob Glaser

Dave Hammack

Paul Hooker

Rick Kleiner

Allan Mendelsberg

Tom Nieman

Ron Zimmerman

Note: Published in alphabetical order

Diversified Partners

About the brokerage: Diversified Partners is a real estate brokerage and development company based in Scottsdale that offers a complete range of commercial and residential real estate services for tenants, property owners, investors and developers in all facets of real estate.

Top 10 of 2020

1. Walt Brown Jr

2. Larry Brown

3. Michelle Cheverie

4. Jennifer Hill

5. Julie Harris

6. Jeff Alba

7. Matt Pergola

8. Michelle Gatti

9. Ryan Keeney

10. Spencer Fletcher


About the brokerage: JLL is a world leader in real estate services, powered by an entrepreneurial spirit. JLL buys, builds, occupies and invests in a variety of assets including industrial, commercial, retail, residential and hotel real estate.

Top 10 of 2020

1. Tony Lydon

2. Marc Hertzberg

3. Pat Williams

4. Riley Gilbert

5. Mark Bauer

6. Steve Larsen

7. John Lydon

8. Pat Harlan

9. Andrew Medley

10. Steve Sayre

Land Advisors Organization

About the brokerage: Land Advisors is a team of respected and connected land professionals that provide brokerage and advisory services to those that need a data-driven roadmap for acquiring, selling, financing or developing land and land-related assets.

Top 10 for 2020

1. Ryan Semro

2. Bret Rinehart

3. Ben Heglie

4. Greg Vogel

5. Mike Schwab

6. Will White (Tucson)

7. Kirk McCarville (Casa Grande)

8. Dave Lords

9. Wes Campbell

10. Chad Russell

Marcus & Millichap

About the brokerage: The Phoenix office of Marcus & Millichap helps clients buy and sell property, including apartments, retail, office, single-tenant net-lease, industrial, healthcare, self-storage, senior housing, hospitality, land, manufactured homes and special assets.

Top 10 of 2020

1. Mark Ruble

2. Steve Gebing

3. Cliff David

4. Paul Bay

5. Peter Katz

6. Chris Lind

7. Jamie Medress

8. Hamid Panahi

9. Rich Butler

10. Darrell Moffitt

NAI Horizon

About the brokerage: As members of the largest world-wide network of owner-operated, local market- leading commercial real estate brokers, NAI Horizon is a respected local-market role model, passionate about the commercial real estate business.

Top 10 of 2020

1. Lane Neville – Investment sales

2. Denise Nunez – Investment sales – self-storage

3. Isy Sonabend – Industrial

4. Mark Wilcke – Industrial and land

5. Matt Harper, CCIM – Retail

6. Andrew Warner – Investment sales – manufactured housing

7. Laurel Lewis – Office

8. Mike Kumelski – Retail

9. Troy Giammarco – Office

10. Rick Foss – Industrial


About the brokerage: Newmark offers a comprehensive suite of investor/owner and occupier services and products. Its services are tailored to every type of client, from owners to occupiers, investors to founders, growing startups to leading companies.

Top 10 of 2020

Ryan Ash

Brad Goff, Brett Polachek

Kathleen Morgan

Jesse Goldsmith, Steve Julius

Trisha Talbot

Rob Stephens

Joe Doucett

Chris Canter

Mike Garlick, Chris Krewson, Mike McQuaid

Mike Woodrick


About the brokerage: Headquartered in Dallas, with more than 25 offices across North America and in select global markets, SRS is the largest commercial real estate firm in North America exclusively dedicated to retail services.

Top 10 of 2020

1. Ed Beeh

2. Alan Houston

3. Sean Lieb

4. Chuck Gibson

5. Mike Polachek

6. Robbie Petty

7. Brian Polachek

8. Scott Ellsworth

9. Sean Thomas

10. Brad Balbo

Taylor Street

About the brokerage: Taylor Street is a dynamic group of real estate-focused companies that work collectively to provide strategic advisory services in commercial, residential, finance, investments, and property management.


1. Brian D.  D Tranetzki

2. Anton Laakso

3. Thomas Beniamen


1. Jon Ibrahim

2. Andy Burnett

3. Austin Oakley

4. Evan Plonis


1. Jake Baratz

2. Boston Chauthani

Citywide Commercial

About the brokerage: Citywide Commercial Real Estate is an experienced brokerage firm specializing in industrial properties within the greater Phoenix market. It helps implement the investment, leasing and property management strategies that amplify the value of their industrial assets.

Top 3 of 2020

1. Todd Hamilton

2. Chad Kirkorsky

3. Bo Sederstrom

COBE Real Estate

About the brokerage: COBE Real Estate is a full-service commercial brokerage firm specializing in all property types — office, medical and dental, industrial and flex, retail, land, investment, and multifamily.

Top 7 of 2020

1. Steve Beck

2. TJ Zaharis

3. Dave Collins

4. Linda Miskho

5. Josh Brimhall

6. Russ Rodgers

7. Zach Collins

The Land Agency

About the brokerage: The Land Agency is a full service land brokerage firm exclusively representing, landowners, homebuilders, developers, investors, farmers, and lenders. Over the last 25 years, its principals have brokered thousands of lots and acres.

Top 3 of 2020

1. Howard Weinstein

2. Patty Lafferty

3. Brad Kuiper

Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate

About the brokerage: Menlo Group is a full-service commercial real estate brokerage headquartered in Tempe that specializes in tenant/buyer representation, landlord/seller representation, investment services, real estate consulting, property management and project management.

Top 7 of 2020

1. Rich Andrus, MBA, CCIM

2. Tanner Milne, MBA, CCIM, SIOR

3. Steve Berghoff, CCIM, SIOR

4. Grafton Milne, CCIM, SIOR

5. Stuart Milne, CCIM

6. Tom Ellixson

7. Jason Triano

Velocity Retail Group

About the brokerage: Velocity Retail Group is a company of experienced retail professionals dedicated to accelerating the success of its clients through its use of personal relationships, regional market knowledge, and state-of-the-art technology and resources.

Top 5 of 2020

1. Dave Cheatham and Darren Pitts

3. Brian Gast

4. Brian Harper

5. Eli Castronova



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