Press Releases

January 03, 2018

PHOENIX – Transwestern today announces Mark Stratz has joined the firm as Senior Vice President and City Leader to oversee all operations in the firm’s Phoenix office. In this role, he will focus on growing operations, elevating and innovating client services, attracting new talent and creating new business opportunities for the firm and his team.

“Mark’s collaborative and energetic leadership style embodies Transwestern’s award-winning culture and made him the ideal candidate to oversee our Phoenix operations,” said Chip Clarke, Transwestern’s President ¦ Americas. “His multimarket brokerage experience and in-depth knowledge of the Phoenix market will complement the solid team we have in place, accelerate growth in the market, and help new and existing clients capitalize on real estate opportunities.”

Stratz joins Transwestern from Cushman & Wakefield, where he served as Director, Office Group since 2005 with his business partner, Scott Baumgarten, who is also joining Transwestern as Senior Vice President. During their tenure, the team led the market through innovation in creative office and adaptive reuse projects covering vintage warehouses to high-rise office conversions. Some of their notable clients include Boyer Company, LNR Partners, Holualua Companies, and The University of Arizona. Prior to Cushman and Wakefield, Stratz was a Senior Associate in CBRE’s Seattle office. He graduated from Washington State University. Baumgarten graduated from University of Arizona before becoming an Office Broker at Cassidy Turley. Both will continue to advise new and existing clients in their roles at Transwestern.

“I’m very excited to join Transwestern and lend my expertise and creativity to a vibrant, burgeoning office,” said Stratz. “I’m looking forward to expanding my brokerage responsibilities with that of leading and growing Transwestern’s footprint in Phoenix.”
Transwestern has been serving commercial real estate owners, users and investors in the Phoenix market since 1992. The team of 22 offers in-house marketing and research services to support the company’s agency leasing, tenant advisory, asset services and capital markets practices. Last year, the office completed 55 transactions and currently manages more than 5.2 million square feet of space.

Transwestern is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs whodeliver a higher level of personalized service – the Transwestern Experience. Specializing in Agency Leasing, Tenant Advisory, Capital Markets, Asset Services and Research, our fully integrated global enterprise adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. We leverage market insights and operational expertise from members of the Transwestern family of companies specializing in development, real estate investment management and research. Based in Houston, Transwestern has 35 U.S. offices and assists clients through more than 180 offices in 37 countries as part of a strategic alliance with BNP Paribas Real Estate. Experience Extraordinary at and @Transwestern.

Media Contact:
Stefanie Lewis

Mark Stratz

Managing Director - City Leader

Phoenix, Arizona

(602) 882-4621

Scott Baumgarten

Senior Vice President

Phoenix, Arizona

(602) 300-8660