Chris Benjamin President/Designated Broker
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(602) 920-1700 Cell
(480) 355-2222 Office
A native of Phoenix, Chris has been involved in numerous aspects of real estate and development for over 20 years in the Valley and its surrounding areas. From real estate brokerage, homebuilding (production and custom), lot development, entitlement, industrial, commercial and speculative land deals, Chris is recognized as an industry leader. He has brokered and/or partnered in over $500 million in transactions.
His broad range of knowledge, relationships with investors and ability to identify opportunities that provide his clients with industry leading returns has been the key to his continued success. He has relationships with national and international private investors, national and local homebuilders; as well as many levels of local municipality leadership.
Chris is a dedicated husband and father of four, and is very involved in his community. He actively supports such great organizations as: Child Crisis Center, American Cancer Society, Banner Behavioral Health Center-Scottsdale, Valley Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Four Peaks Little League and the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center.
Richard Arambula Land, Multi-Family & Investments
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Richard comes to City to City Commercial with over 25 years of experience in the real estate market. Richard has called Arizona home all of his life. Being a native of Arizona, Richard has observed countless changes in this market and he has always adapted to the needs of his clients and of his investors; clients that range from a single lot buyer to a National Production Home Builder. Throughout his twenty-five year real estate career, Richard has specialized in Land, Multi-family, Investment Properties, Subdivision Development and construction of Custom Homes. Richard has found success over the years for his clients and himself through proper due diligence that has uncovered unique opportunities.
Richard is a graduate of Arizona State University where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Business and was a student athlete for the Sun Devil Wrestling Team. Richard’s two children followed his lead and are also graduates of Arizona State University.
Kent Baker Senior Associate
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(602) 316-8136 Cell
(480) 729-6825 Office
Kent Baker has been involved in the Arizona Commercial Real Estate market since 1990 and licensed in the State of Arizona as an agent since 1997. With over 27 years experience in the field, he brings an exceptional level of expertise to his clients. He has in-depth experience in many types of commercial transactions ranging from Residential, Office, Multi-Family and Industrial properties. His time spent in the property/asset management field managing Land, Office and Industrial assets have broadened his experience with a variety of assets well beyond just a brokerage background.
He provides a level of service that extends far beyond other agents in the market. He has mastered the art of marketing properties and has a proven track record in moving properties for the highest and best price in a quick timeframe. He spends the time necessary with his team analyzing each property and providing his clients with a marketing plan specifically designed for their property. His team is not known for placing signs in the ground and waiting for the phones to ring. This is a team that works every listing every week like clockwork to create results for their clients.
Communication in this business is critical and you can count on his ability to keep his clients updated on important data relating to their property. Kent makes himself available to his clients beyond business hours to answer questions and provide support to clients in need of his expertise.
His unique ability to quickly form relationships is very beneficial in the disposition of assets for his client’s. His level of integrity and positive attitude towards life serves him and his clients on every transaction. Many clients over the years have become close friends due to the level of service Kent brings to each client.
Kent is originally from Dodge City, Kansas. Through high school he was a member of the high school rodeo team as a bull rider. He moved to Arizona in 1982 and attended Mesa Community College and Miller Institute followed by a few years with Motorola. His passions are family, friends, guitar, archery, hunting, fly fishing and real estate. He spends many hours each year helping build and support the YoungLife Organization, which is a Christian youth-based organization that ministers to high school kids. He resides in Paradise Valley with his wife Michelle and three children. He has a daughter at Chapman University in Orange, CA, and a son and daughter at Arcadia High School.
Patrick Cole Junior Associate/Researcher
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(586) 256-8309 Cell
(480) 355-2222 Office
Patrick was born in Arizona but shortly thereafter, was relocated to Michigan due his father’s career with the Air Force. In early 2013, he decided to move back to Arizona to pursue a career in commercial real estate. He is a Junior Associate/Researcher mentoring under Kenneth Reycraft, one of our firm’s top producers.
Patrick focuses his efforts in the Pinal County and the surrounding areas. Daily, he is updating our ownership maps and database to reflect the most current information available. This allows us to be at the forefront of the marketplace and to keep bringing the best opportunities to our Clients.
Jeffrey Dinsdale Associate
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Jeff believes in challenging the standard way of doing things. He believes in creative thinking. The way he challenges the standard is by seeing opportunity where others see excuses and by being committed to extraordinary results regardless of the economy. He serves people through the selling and buying of commercial real estate.
Jeff thrives on being a young, up and coming broker in this Arizona market. His eagerness to learn is a tremendous asset. He has a humble and open approach to see what may not be working and to create new actions, instead of being stuck in what isn’t working and continuing with no results.
His experience as a researcher over the past few years has taught him how to use information to create value for both a potential buyers and sellers. He has come to understand that everyone is looking for a story to be told and that this story exists in properly understanding each asset.
While Jeff was attending college he decided to leave family and friends and put school on pause to go serve others for two years in New Zealand. By working 16 hour days for two years he came to appreciate the value of hard work and what it means to truly be of service to someone. That desire to serve and help others achieve their goals influences all that he does.
Jeff grew up in the East Valley and has spent nearly his entire life in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. He has come to know a wide variety of outstanding individuals, ranging from business owners and investors to political leaders and prominent families. He treasures his many wonderful relationships and understands that they are what truly matter in his life.
When all is said and done, Jeff realizes that the days of putting a sign on the property and waiting for the phone to ring in expectations of a sale are long gone. He believes that in order to get the job done in these days you must be willing to think and act outside the box.
Neblis Francois Expansion Director / Agent
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(818) 292-1632 Cell
(480) 355-2222 Office
With 20+ years of sales and relationship management experience, Neblis brings a wealth of diverse experience to his clients’ transactional needs. From negotiating high-value contracts to conducting real estate seminars across the country, Neblis has a track record of success where he has often been entrusted to manage key clients to ensure their needs are met and business retained. The consummate problem solver, he possesses an unwavering commitment to achieve his clients’ best interests and accomplish their desired outcomes. Neblis is currently working directly with Designated Broker Chris Benjamin; partnering on select properties, and implementing an expansion strategy to increase City to City’s footprint in the Phoenix Metro Area.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Communications from the University of Utah and is tri-lingual: speaking English, French and Spanish fluently. He currently lives in Gilbert, where he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, going to youth sporting events, watching movies, and scorpion hunting.
James Frazey Associate Broker
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Jim has almost thirty years of local real estate experience helping facilitate the needs of both buyers and property owners. Although Jim specializes in the sale of land and lots for residential development, he has also brokered commercial land, sold and leased office and industrial properties and sold residential resale homes.
Prior to joining City to City Commercial, Jim was the Owner and Designated Broker of Legacy C & R Realty, LLC. Founded in October 2008 in Tempe, AZ., Legacy brokered real estate in Maricopa and Pinal counties, listing and selling REO properties for several lenders and private investors. Other local firms that Jim has worked with include: The Benjamin Group (Land and Lot sales), Hogan & Associates, Inc. (Designated Broker and Office Manager), Ross Brown Partners (Property Management) and Scott Jackson Brokerage (Industrial sales and leasing).
A lifelong resident of Arizona, he graduated from Casa Grande High School in 1983 and Arizona State University in 1987. Jim is an active leader with the Boy Scouts of America and both of his sons are Eagle Scouts.
Rick Jellies Land Associate
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Rick Jellies comes to City to City Commercial with over 20 years of expertise in all facets of real estate. He specializes in commercial, industrial, residential and vacant land acquisitions and sales. His extensive background enables him to assist his clients with all types of transactions, including those complicated by political, utility, financial and environmental difficulties. His clients range from Private International Investors to National and local as well. He currently is working in the Arizona and Texas markets.
Rick is very involved with the community. He is politically active and currently sits on several advisory committees dealing with local development issues. He also was a Planning Commissioner for Fountain Hills in recent years. Rick is a contributor to many local charities such as the Laveen Lyons Club, Tonopah Valley School District, Carl Hayden Community Foundation and many local youth sport groups.
Rick currently resides in Fountain Hills. He is an avid outdoorsman and dedicated husband and father.
Dan Krantz Junior Associate/Researcher
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(586) 216-1112 Cell
(480) 355-2222 Office
Dan comes to us from Michigan where he was born and raised. He joined City to City Commercial in early 2013. Dan currently mentors with Richard Arambula. Dan concentrates his research on vacant land, subdivision development, investment properties and single family custom lots in all parts of the Valley. Dan is currently focusing on infill projects and working on high end custom home lots in Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, & Arcadia. Dan’s work ethic allows him to present his Clientele the best opportunities available in the marketplace.
Bill Olsen Associate Broker
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(602) 430-7002 Cell
(480) 354-5500 Office
With great determination and vision, Bill Olsen has been a leader in the real estate industry for over 30 years. His scope of expertise includes everything from Commercial Land, Locating, Zoning Land for Home Builders, and Industrial Land Development. Bill has assembled an entire city (over 10,000 acres). He specializes in land, zoning issues, placing end-users and bringing jobs and tax revenue to appropriate locations.
Bill has brokered and partnered over $1 Billion in transactions, and was one of the masterminds and brokers to the largest land transaction in Arizona’s history. Bill handles all real estate endeavors individually for his clients – his keen eye for detail and ability to assess the property in question as well as its local surroundings, gives his clients the best possible outlook. He has reputable relationships with Fortune 500 companies, private investors and homebuilders. Bill is currently established in three markets: Arizona, northern California, and Texas.
Bill is a native of Arizona and is a proud graduate of ASU, with a Bachelors degree in Business. He is very active within his community and a contributor to many local organizations, such as: American Humane Society, American Cancer Society and Phoenix Youth at Risk.
Mark Peterson Consultant
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Mark has been involved in commercial, residential land and the residential housing market for over ten years in the Phoenix area. During that time he has consulted with municipalities, builders, developers, investors, and public and private lenders with their real estate needs by providing research, advice, and strategic planning.
Before entering into the commercial real estate industry, Mark was the vice president of marketing and general counsel for a leading seafood company in Maine.
Martin Pylman Associate Broker
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Martin Pylman has worked as a full time commercial real estate broker focused on selling land and residential lots located in the Metropolitan Phoenix area since 1987. Martin has been associated with Commercial Real Estate firms Daum Commercial, Grubb & Ellis, Hogan & Associates and he has operated his own real estate brokerage and Investment Company named Pylman Land Company, Inc. Martin is currently an Associate Broker with City to City Commercial. He specializes in locating, acquiring, entitling, marketing, and selling vacant residential land, platted and engineered lots and finished lot subdivisions to Investors, Developers and Home Builders. When representing Buyers of real estate, Martin has proved to be adept at finding well located properties in the path of growth and acquiring them at price levels which provide significant value to his clients. When representing property owners, Martin has a track record of maximizing the value his client’s real estate holdings. Martin also buys and sells real estate for his personal real estate portfolio.
Martin was raised in Chandler, Arizona and he graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. His field of specialization was Corporate Finance. Martin also attended the University of Texas in Austin.
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Ken has been involved in investment and Land Sales in the Greater Phoenix markets for more than 18 years and specializes in commercial, industrial, residential and vacant land acquisitions and sales. Prior to joining City to City CRE, he was a founding principal of Integra Property Advisors and worked for Land Advisors for over 8 years.
During the last cycle (2008 to 2013) Ken spent his time representing Buyers of distressed assets as well as representing Banks to service their REO assets.
Ken was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona and therefore has an extensive, deep-rooted knowledge of the Southeast Valley and Pinal County markets. Ken received his Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University in 1995.
Ken enjoys spending time with his family (wife Holly, son Hunter, son Haydn, and daughter Elle) hunting, fishing, camping, and any outdoor activity.
Rich Stone Land Associate
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City to City Commercial welcomed Rich Stone to the team in 2007 bringing with him over 15 years of dedication and experience. Rich specializes in residential “land & lots sales” within Greater Phoenix and Pinal County. He represents multiple Investors with their acquisitions and dispositions of property and lot inventory. Over the years, Rich has also been involved with the entitlement of residential and commercial properties, as a broker and as a principle at times. This experience has enabled him to discern the intricacies of the planning and development process for his clientele. His knowledge of the industry, strong relationships with national and local home builders/developers and ability to zone in on the pulse of the market makes him an asset to his clients and our team.
Rich has called the valley home since 1974. Currently residing in Chandler, he believes in keeping his time balanced between his family, work and his community. He is an active supporter of St. Mary’s Food Bank, Child Crisis Center, The Salvation Army, and The Make A Wish Foundation.