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Expanded Nine-Member Team Provides Unique Service Delivery Centered on Client Needs

January 23, 2020

Atlanta – Transwestern Commercial Services (TCS) today announces the expansion of its Atlanta Agency Leasing team with the addition of market leaders Chip Roach, CCIM, Zach Wooten, and Stephen Clifton as Senior Managing Directors. The new hires join Transwestern’s Executive Managing Director Greg Frankum, Senior Managing Director Matt Spickard, and other dedicated professionals to form a collaborative nine-person team that offers a unique service delivery model across Metro Atlanta.

Roach, Wooten, and Clifton come to Transwestern from Madison Marquette and collectively bring nearly 60 years of commercial real estate experience, market knowledge, and broker relationships. Since they began working together 10 years ago, they have completed in excess of $1 billion in transactions.

“Clients value teams with diverse talent and the resources to achieve superior results,” said Bruce Ford, Transwestern East Region President. “Chip, Zach, and Stephen bring a broad range of experiences and skillsets that, combined with those of our outstanding Agency Leasing experts, will further elevate our capacity to serve our clients. With our enhanced team and an approach that is virtually unheard of outside of Transwestern, we are committed to performing at the highest level with our clients’ best interests in mind.”

The expansion of Transwestern’s Atlanta Agency Leasing team comes on the heels of the notable office market growth the metro enjoyed in 2019. According to Transwestern research, Atlanta’s office market continues to experience healthy demand, record rents in every major submarket, and robust development. In 2019, Atlanta absorbed more than one million square feet, among the strongest annual performances seen in the past five years. Additionally, the market saw the most construction in more than a decade, with 4.6 million square feet of speculative office space under development following the completion of 1.5 million square feet in 2019.


“We were drawn to Transwestern’s culture of promoting teams that work seamlessly together to provide better service for clients,” said Roach. “As the growth of Atlanta’s office market and its opportunities remain strong, we are excited to work under Transwestern’s comprehensive, integrated platform.”

Roach has worked in Atlanta’s commercial real estate market for 36 years. He is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and a past president of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.

Wooten and Clifton each bring more than a decade of experience in commercial real estate. They are both active members of NAIOP and the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, where each of them has served as chairman of the Young Council of Realtors. In addition, both have served as directors of NAIOP’s Future Leaders program and have been named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s list of “30 Under 30” professionals in Atlanta. Wooten holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama, and Clifton earned his bachelor’s degree from Presbyterian College.


Transwestern Commercial Services (TCS) is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs who deliver a higher level of personalized service and innovative client solutions. Applying a consultative approach to Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Occupier Solutions, Capital Markets and Research, our fully integrated global organization adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. We leverage market insight and operational expertise from across the Transwestern enterprise, which includes firms specializing in development and real estate investment management. TCS has 34 U.S. offices and assists clients from more than 200 offices in 37 countries through strategic alliances with France-based BNP Paribas Real Estate and Canada-based Devencore. Experience Extraordinary at and @Transwestern.

Media Contact:

Typhanie Stewart


Bruce Ford

President | Eastern U.S.

Atlanta, Georgia

(404) 842-6586

Chip Roach

Senior Managing Director

Atlanta, Georgia

(404) 842-6539

Zach Wooten

Senior Managing Director

Atlanta, Georgia

(404) 842-6540

Stephen Clifton

Senior Managing Director

Atlanta, Georgia

(404) 842-6538

Greg Frankum

Executive Managing Director - Agency Leasing

Atlanta, Georgia

(404) 842-6565

Matt Spickard

Senior Managing Director - Agency Leasing

Atlanta, Georgia

(404) 842-6566