CBRE has hired vice presidents Greg Abbott, Bill Bones and Chris Ryan, three tenured, well-respected commercial real estate professionals, to join the firm’s Retail Services Group in Phoenix. They will partner on a team that will deliver integrated, strategic landlord advisory services, including the leasing, acquisition and disposition of retail space in the Phoenix metro market. They will also partner with CBRE’s existing, best-in-class, property management team to deliver a cohesive set of property value enhancement services to their clients.
“Greg, Bill and Chris have established track records and solid reputations in the industry, which makes them an excellent complement to CBRE’s team of best-in-class retail professionals,” said Craig Henig, CBRE’s senior managing director and Arizona market leader. “Their combined talent and market knowledge add value and strengthen our ability to serve the complex real estate requirements of retail property owners and operators.”
Abbott, Bones and Ryan have completed more than 1,200 transactions totaling more than 7.25 million square feet. Their combined 53 years of experience, vast market knowledge and individual unique skill sets will ensure CBRE’s retail clients receive the most strategic, personalized and outcome-driven service.
Abbott is a 20-year veteran of the Arizona retail real estate market. He returns to CBRE, where he had three prior years’ experience, after roles with Grubb & Ellis, Strategic Retail Group and De Rito Partners, Inc. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he earned a B.S. in marketing.
Bones comes to CBRE from De Rito Partners. He has spent the last 10 years honing his skills of creating and implementing strategic, results-oriented leasing plans for clients. A fourth generation Arizonan, Bones specializes in landlord representation, tenant representation, land sales, and pre-pleasing of new developments in Arizona. He holds a Bachelor of Science in real estate from the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU.
Ryan has most recently been director of Real Estate with TitleMax, Inc. He was responsible for the development and growth of the company’s locations throughout Arizona, California, Utah, Nevada and New Mexico. Prior to this position, he was a broker with De Rito Partners as well. He is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif. where he studied business and finance.
CBRE Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2013 revenue).