Phoenix, Arizona – January 17, 2018 – SVN Desert Commercial Advisors is a full service commercial real estate brokerage firm that specializes in so many areas of commercial real estate. With over twenty licensed advisors working with the brokerage firm in central Phoenix, the year-end totals broke the 2016 records by recording another $33M in total lease and sale transactions totaling $128M for the year.

Managing Director, Perry Laufenberg stated, “Our average earnings per broker increased 72% year over year.” In 2017, the SVN franchise focused on improving the individual success plans for each of the brokers. One of the most memorable moments for Laufenberg was presenting the trophy for ‘Prospector of the Year’ to Vicente Cantua at the SVN holiday party. Laufenberg said, “I know how much effort went into that award so it was very rewarding to see him accept it.” Desert Commercial Advisors has one of the best marketing and media presences in the valley. Director of Marketing, Melissa Swader has twenty years of experience in marketing, design, and PR and continues to elevate the SVN franchise brand in extraordinary ways. Recently, Swader was nationally recognized by The Broker List for her blog material regarding commercial real estate news and advisor announcements for their ‘done deals’ at the firm. “It is really important to me to share CRE news with others in the industry,” said Swader. “Collaboration comes in all forms and I enjoy all the relationships I have with our online/print magazine editors and publishers and our SVN national network. They are invaluable.”

Danny Lee, vice president investment advisor was also named Top Producer of the Year in 2017. His continued success in the multifamily division is a constant reminder that the market is steady in Phoenix. Director of Retail Leasing & Sales Investments, Rommie Mojahed also contributed largely to the production numbers this past year closing approximately $55M in total deal volume in combined lease and sale transactions. Senior advisor, Justin Horwitz who mainly specializes in the office property type also closed over $30M in deals.

SVN | Desert Commercial Advisors is a locally owned and operation company that treats everyone in the office like an extension of family instead of a number in the yearly report to a group of investors at Wall Street. Laufenberg said, “We have a global brand and network with over a billion dollars in transaction volume last year, and all of the training, tools, and resources that accompany that to help provide best in class service to our clients.”

This year will be another big year for Desert Commercial Advisors. SVN will continue to focus on the growth of the company. The local franchise has always embraced technology, inclusion, and diversity. Laufenberg said, “The values and core covenants that the company was founded on continue to be an important part of why we are with SVN.” That coupled with recruiting efforts and advanced sales training to serve their clients in every capacity will be instrumental in the growth of Desert Commercial Advisors.

SVN | Desert Commercial Advisors is a full-service commercial real estate services firm providing comprehensive expertise in investment brokerage, leasing, landlord/tenant representation, analysis/valuation and market research. We specialize in multifamily, retail, office, medical/dental, and restaurant property types. Visit our website at for more information.


Media Contact: Melissa Swader