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Levrose Jumpstarts Plan To Expand Its Retail Operations

Scottsdale Company Hires Three Retail Industry Experts

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Levrose Commercial Real Estate has won many important awards since it was founded in 1992, but the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based firm refuses to rest on its laurels.

In fact, Levrose has very ambitious plans to make 2015 the year it takes a big step forward on the retail side of the commercial real estate industry. Earlier this month, it demonstrated its commitment to its retail business by hiring three senior vice presidents who have extensive experience working with retail companies.

The three new senior vice presidents are Peter McQuaid, Trenton McCullough, and Greg Vanlerberghe. Levrose Co-Founder, Jonathan Rosenberg said that the three executives will work as a team and are confident that their expertise will lift the firm’s retail presence.

“For 23 years, Levrose has flourished because of our skill at helping companies primarily in the office market,” said Mr. Rosenberg. “We are excited about what Mr. McQuaid, Mr. McCullough, and Mr. Vanlerberghe bring for the retail side of our business.”

“Flourished” might be an understatement in describing Levrose’s accomplishments. For the past 18 years, the firm has been one of the top 25 commercial brokerage firms in the Phoenix area, according to the Phoenix Business Journal. Since 2005, Levrose has also been named one of the top 10 small commercial brokerage firms in the state by Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona magazine every year.

Levrose has also been named one of the top 20 brokerage firms in Phoenix by CoStar Group, Inc., the largest commercial real estate information company in New York City, and one of the 2014 “5,000 fastest growing companies” by Inc. Magazine.

Levrose has earned all these accolades while focusing mostly on office space. You can find more details about Levrose’s services at their website at levrose.com.

In 2013, Levrose joined forces with national brokerage alliance, TCN Worldwide. “TCN has allowed us to now have a national presence through strong relations with offices all over the world. The relationships through TCN into the Phoenix market have been growing exponentially and we are excited that the retail team will be able to capitalize on this,” said Rosenberg.

The three new senior vice presidents joined forces as a team to focus on providing a full service commercial real estate experience. McCullough will be focusing primarily on acquisition and dispositions, McQuaid and Vanlerberghe will be focusing on tenant and landlord representation while also working on land development with new and existing clients. As a result, all three men have represented an impressive list of local and national companies. “Together as a team, we have the expertise and skills to assist our clients in achieving their goals, whether it is to acquire, lease and dispose or create strategy to add value to their current portfolios,” added McCullough.

McQuaid has represented AutoZone, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin Donuts, Hollywood Video, Starbucks Coffee, Tutor Time Child Care and Learning Center, among others.

Vanlerberghe has represented TruWest Credit Union, Bank of Arizona, First Credit Union, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Arizona Federal Credit Union, Western State Bank, Filibertos, Farmer Boys, among others, on the tenant side. He has also represented landlords such as Pacific West Land, Iron Point Titan, Fountainhead Equity and Red Mountain Group to name a few.

McCullough has primarily represented buyers and sellers of multi-tenant retail shopping centers and specialized property rather than retail companies. The shopping centers include Rancho El Mirage, Peoria Town Center, Former Big Lots at Dobson Commercial Center, Shops at Costco, Stapley Center, Shell Gas and Convenience Stores, Sautee at the Promenade and more.

Levrose’s three new executives are also going to be involved in the planning of further expanding the retail operations, so expect to hear more from Levrose in the upcoming year.

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