Critical to superior commercial real estate brokerage is individual
ability, honesty and hard work. The brokers and agents of Phoenix
Commercial Advisors consistently display these qualities.
Gardiner | Principal | Designated Broker
Dan Gardiner, Designated Broker, co-founded Phoenix Commercial Advisors, Inc. in 1994, which then combined with Greg Laing and Arizona Retail Group in May 1996 to become Phoenix Commercial Advisors. Prior to Phoenix Commercial Advisors, Dan worked for CB Commercial Real Estate Group for 10 years (now CB Richard Ellis).
Dan has previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of ChainLinks Retail Advisors, the largest retail real estate brokerage service network in the United States. He has over 25 years of retail real estate experience, represents regional and national retailers including Fresh & Easy, Sprouts, and TJX Companies, and has extensive experience leasing power and neighborhood centers.
Greg Laing | Principal
Greg Laing co-founded Phoenix Commercial Advisors in May 1996. Greg's 30 years of commercial real estate experience includes 11 years with CB Commercial Real Estate Group. He represents regional and national retailers including AMC Theatres, Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuy Baby, Costco, Fresh & Easy, Kohl's, Staples and Dick's Sporting Goods with a strong track record of successfully leasing power centers throughout the State of Arizona.
Courtney Auther Van Loo | Associate Vice President
Courtney is an established commercial real estate agent specializing in tenant representation and the leasing and sales of retail assets. Tenants have included large box retailers, boutiques, restaurants, salons, and more. Courtney's market knowledge, work ethic, creativity and attention to detail have allowed her to flourish in providing her client's results. Courtney graduated from Arizona State University with degrees in Business and Communications. She is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Arizona.
Bloom | Associate Vice President
Teale Bloom, a Phoenix native, has been in the industry since 2000. She began her career with Grubb & Ellis for 5 years in the Newport Beach, CA office and joined Phoenix Commercial Advisors in June 2005. Teale specializes in strategic retailer and restaurant rollouts throughout Arizona as well as creative infill development/assemblage and redevelopment. Her work includes representation of national retailers such as: Victoria's Secret, Bath and Body Works, Chipotle, SmashBurger, HSBC, T-Mobile Corporate, Aspen Dental Retail Group, Chili's, Denny's and Sally Beauty. Teale also has experience representing developers on ground-up and infill repositioned centers. Her client list has included Kitchell, Hansji Urban, Westwood Financial, Pacific Castle, Columbus Pacific, DMB Communities, Catellus, LGE Design Build and RED Development.
Briegel | Associate Vice President | Associate Broker
Torrey Briegel began his career with Phoenix Commercial Advisors in 1999. He specializes in both Tenant and Landlord representation throughout the state of Arizona. Torrey assists his tenant clients in formulating and executing their strategic market plans for expansion and relocation of new and existing stores. In addition, he has a vast understanding of Landlord leasing objectives through his work with some of the valley's leading developers including Westcor, RED Development, Vestar, The Pederson Group, Glimcher, Sunbelt Holdings and Kitchell.
Drew Butler | Associate
Drew Butler's background in real estate started early in his dad's architectural firm, Butler Design Group, as he watched him design notable shopping centers around the Valley. From Scottsdale, Arizona, Drew left home to attend Trinity University where he played four years of baseball and won the 2016 College World Series MVP. Drew graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing, and eventually realized he wanted to pursue a career in commercial real estate. He joined Phoenix Commercial Advisors in 2016, and now represents clients like Cobblestone Auto Spa, and also assists partner brokers with other major tenants while building his portfolio in tenant and landlord representation. Drew is a member of ICSC. When he isn't working, Drew loves to golf, snowboard, hike, travel and donate his time and resources to charity as a member of the Scottsdale Active 20/30 Club.
Nick DeDona | Sales Associate
Nick DeDona grew up here in the valley and is an Associate at Phoenix Commercial Advisor, specializing in retail leasing and landlord representation. His unwavering efforts, hard work and tenacity are an asset to this company. Nick graduated from Arizona State University where he earned his bachelor's degree in Urban Planning. Since graduating, he worked as an Associate Agent at Strategic Retail Group for 5 years. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), where he serves on the Planning Committee for ICSC's Next Generation Program and ICSC's Phoenix Conference
Danny Gardiner | Director
Danny Gardiner joined Phoenix Commercial Advisors in 2008, working alongside Chad Tiedeman and Steven Underwood. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Business Communication. He specializes in retail investment sales including power centers, neighborhood shopping centers, strip centers, net lease property sales, and single-tenant sale leasebacks. He is able to bring insight, strategy and value to projects and is an integral part a retail investment sales team that has sold 89 properties in the last three years. Apart from business, Danny is very active in the community. He donates his time as a volunteer YoungLife leader where he builds relationships, leads and mentors high school students.
Michelle Gatti | Sales Associate
Focusing primarily on landlord representation in leasing commercial retail product, Michelle works with developers and shopping center landlords to identify and prioritize key tenants for their development projects and fully developed shopping centers. Michelle tenaciously markets these properties, actively seeking out suitable tenants and then managing and negotiating the deal process. Additionally, she works with tenants seeking out and identifying locations and retailer opportunities, negotiating deal points, municipal requirements, and feasibility issues.
Zachary Pace | Senior Vice President
Zach Pace started in the real estate industry with Phoenix Commercial Advisors in 1997 and has become an industry leader. Prior to joining PCA, he played professional soccer in Portugal and Arizona. He specializes in landlord leasing and new project development leasing, along with representing numerous national retailers and restaurants. Zach's focus is based on assisting retailers and developers in executing their growth strategies in Arizona. He has successfully assisted in the lease-up of numerous 2nd generation big box space as well as lead the leasing efforts to successfully lease power centers and grocery anchored centers throughout the Valley. Some of Zach's clients include Macerich, Vestar, RED, Kitchell, The Pederson Group, Sunbelt Holdings, Thompson Thrift, Westwood Financial, Dick's Sporting Goods, BevMo!, Red Robin, Men's Wearhouse, Jos. A Bank, Potbelly and Children's Learning Adventure.
John Schweikert | Managing Director
John Schweikert joins Phoenix Commercial Advisors after leaving his most recent position as Vice President at Hannay Realty Advisors where he developed key relationships leading to the company's management of twelve million square feet of real estate. He brings his fifteen years of industry experience, which span a range of real estate disciplines, to the team. John has a BS in real estate from ASU and holds real estate broker's licenses in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Colorado.
Tiedeman | Senior Managing Director
Chad Tiedeman is a third generation Arizona native with over 12 years of experience focused exclusively on retail investment sales. Chad graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Economics. He joined Phoenix Commercial Advisors in January 2005 specializing in retail investment sales including power centers, neighborhood shopping centers, net lease property sales, and single-tenant sale-leaseback strategies in Arizona and nationwide. Through his valuable reputation, superior service, and strong client relationships, Chad has established himself as a valuable resource and an overall market leader. In 2016, Chad sold 37 retail investment properties, over $270 Million in multi-tenant, power centers and single tenant nationwide. His most recent listing assignments have been with some of the largest owners in Arizona such as: Evergreen, De Rito, VEREIT, Kitchell, Vintage Partners, West Valley Properties, and SimonCre.
Umble | Associate Vice President
Lance Umble joined Phoenix Commercial Advisors in 2000. He has extensive experience in leasing ground-up power center developments and existing infill redevelopments with some of the valley's leading developers including Westcor, Kitchell, The Pederson Group, Shea Properties, Opus West Corporation and Evergreen. In addition, Lance assists retailers and restaurants in executing their expansion needs throughout Metro Phoenix and the greater Tucson markets. His work includes tenant representation of national retailers such as Starbucks, US Bank, Rack Room Shoes, Chipotle, Bush's Chicken, Tokyo Joe's and Savers as well as several other notable regional and local retailers.
Steven Underwood | Senior Managing Director
Steven Underwood specializes in the sale of multi-tenant shopping centers and net leased investments. He has over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage, development and acquisitions. Steven started his career at CB Commercial Real Estate Group, specializing in retail leasing and retail property sales. Following his 10 year tenure at CB, Steven spent 15 years as a principal with Valenti Development Group where he was responsible for acquisitions, finance, development, construction and property management of over 200 restaurants and retail developments. Since joining PCA in 2009, Steven has sold over $226 Million in multi-tenant and single-tenant assets. A partial list of Steven's clients are: VEREIT, Pacific West Land, De Rito Partners, Kitchell Development, Vestar Development, Vintage Partners, WDP, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase to name a few.
Warren | Associate Vice President
Cameron Warren joined Phoenix Commercial Advisors in 2005. He specializes in both Tenant and Landlord representation throughout the state of Arizona. Cameron has been involved in numerous successful ground-up and second generation power and grocery anchored centers, with success coming from a strategic, hands-on marketing approach to maximize value. Cameron is a firm believer in building and maintaining relationships by keeping integrity and character at the top of his priority list. In addition to those traits, Cameron has been an invaluable team member for Phoenix Commercial Advisors through his hard-work and extensive market knowledge.