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Healthcare experts join growing Phoenix office

June 14, 2019

PHOENIX, ARIZ. – Transwestern Commercial Services (TCS) today announces it has hired Kate Morris and Vince Femiano to serve as Senior Vice Presidents and lead the firm’s Healthcare Advisory Services group in Phoenix. Morris and Femiano have won NAIOP’s Healthcare Brokers of Year award for the last five years.

“Morris and Femiano are highly respected and considered experts in the healthcare space by their peers,” said Mark Stratz, Transwestern Managing Director and Phoenix City Leader. “We are thrilled they are returning to Transwestern as we continue to grow our talented team and expand our service offering in Phoenix.”

Morris worked at Transwestern from 2005 to 2014 and Femiano from 2001 to 2014. Most recently, they served as First Vice Presidents at CBRE. Collectively, Morris and Femiano bring more than 50 years of healthcare real estate experience with clients including hospital systems, large physician groups, and developers and investors in the medical office, senior housing and lab sectors.

“We are looking forward to furthering Transwestern’s robust healthcare services, which has seen tremendous growth recently under the national leadership of Eric Johnson,” Morris said. “Transwestern’s collaborative environment and national platform will be valuable resources as we aim to help our clients serve patients more efficiently and with better health outcomes.”

Morris earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola University Chicago. Femiano earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University.

Kevin Smigiel also joins Transwestern as a senior associate.


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:

Michelle McGinty, DRA Collective


Mark Stratz

Managing Director - City Leader

Phoenix, Arizona

(602) 882-4621

Vince Femiano

Senior Vice President

Phoenix, Arizona

(602) 954-7559