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October 08, 2015

Kidder Mathews Expands into Phoenix


Lisa Brown

PHOENIX - Commercial real estate brokerage firm, Kidder Mathews, has opened an office in Phoenix and hired 11 brokers plus marketing support staff, all with extensive careers and experience in the Phoenix marketplace. The new hires will work out of an office located at 2555 East Camelback Rd.

Kidder Mathews is one of the largest independently owned commercial real estate firms on the West Coast, with more than 500 real estate professionals and staff in 11 offices in Washington, Oregon, California and Arizona. As part of the firm's strategic growth plan, the firm opened an office in San Diego earlier this year, and is planning to open a Sacramento office in the coming weeks to expand the company's presence in both the California and Arizona markets.

Jeff Lyon, chairman and CEO, Kidder Mathews, tells "This is a very exciting time for Kidder Mathews as we continue to take advantage of market conditions with all the consolidation within our industry. We have created a platform like none other in the industry to attract and retain great talent, and we will continue to look for strategic locations to open offices on the West Coast."

The new hires include Mike Ciosek, senior vice president, managing partner, industrial specialist; Darren Tappen, senior vice president, investment specialist; Eric Bell, senior vice president, industrial specialist; Aric Adams, vice president, industrial specialist; Jason Jones, vice president, retail specialist; Jenette Bennett, vice president, retail specialist; Matthew Ault, vice president, retail specialist; Mike Kasulaitis, vice president, industrial specialist; Mike Knapp, vice president, office specialist; John Toben, associate, office specialist; and Dylan Scott, industrial specialist.

"We see a tremendous opportunity to expand our services in Phoenix to support our clients who do business there, and the caliber of these brokers represent the type of quality, seasoned professionals that we typically target because they will help us be successful," said Lyon.

Kidder Mathews' platform is built on a streamlined management structure, high level of sophisticated marketing support, commission splits that are at least 20% more favorable to its brokers, and the opportunity for every employee to become a shareholder. The company offers brokerage, appraisal, property management, consulting, sustainability, and project and construction management services for all property types. The firm performs $3.2 billion in transactions, manages 31 million square feet of space, and conducts more than 1,300 appraisals annually.

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