Pete Klees - Cushman & Wakefield

Pete Klees

Senior Director

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    2555 East Camelback Road, Suite 400
    Phoenix, AZ 85016-9262
    United States

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    +1 602 224-4415

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Profile

For the past 30 years, Pete has worked in the corporate real estate industry specializing in the areas of leasing and sales of Industrial properties. During his career, Pete has closed over 1,300 transactions with a total consideration exceeding $925 Million.

Experience

  • 9/2015 – Present:     Cushman & Wakefield formerly DTZ, AZ
  • 2010 – 8/2015:         Cassidy Turley dba DTZ, AZ
  • 2001 – 2010:            Grubb & Ellis | BRE Commercial Industrial Group, AZ
  • 1997 – 2001:            Insignia/ESG – Industrial Division/Top Producer, AZ
  • 1988 – 1997:            Koll – Industrial Division/Top Producer, AZ
  • 1987 – 1988:            August Financial Corporation (AZ) – Leasing Manager / Southwest Region
  • 1985 – 1986:            DAUM – Office Properties Division, AZ

Professional Recognition  

  • Nominated 1993 Industrial Broker of the Year by NAIOP
  • Top 10 Industrial Broker at Cushman & Wakefield in 2015, 2017
  • Mesa’s Broker of the Year 2000
  • Top 20 Brokers - Grubb & Ellis and Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial during 2001, 2002, 2005-2007, 2011 and 2015
  • Top Industrial Broker at Insignia in 1997, 1998 and 1999
  • Top Industrial Broker at Koll in 1993, 1994 and 1995

Professional Affiliations

  • Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED)


Assignments

Major Transactions

  • Shidler/Broadway I.P.                550,000 SF / 46 Building Sales
  • LNR                                         538,000 SF REO Disposition/Investment Sales
  • CMD Portfolio                           312,000 SF Investment Sale
  • United Solutions                        305,000 SF Lease (Various Lease/Renewal/Expansions)
  • I-Place                                      272,000 SF Investment Sale
  • NAE                                         182,000 SF Lease
  • VJ Properties/Federated Bldg.   174,000 SF Investment Sale
  • Broadwood Business Centre      156,200 SF Investment Sale (1999) and (2007)
  • Alameda Center                        125,000 SF Investment Sale
  • Timken                                     125,000 SF of Subleasing
  • Wilkinson Trust                        125,000 SF Building Sale
  • Trader Joe’s                             116,000 SF Lease
  • Triumph Group                          114,000 SF Lease
  • Monterey Tile                            110,000 SF Lease and Expansion
  • US Bank/Warner Commerce     85,557 SF REO Disposition
  • Anderson Business Center        85,000 SF REO Disposition
  • Longust Distributing                  80,000 SF Build-To-Suit
  • Air Products                             74,000 SF Lease
  • Plastics General                        69,347 SF Lease Extension/Expansion
  • WRPC                                      67,452 SF Lease and Purchase
  • CDT/Heritage Door                   62,500 SF Investment Sale
  • Shidler Group                            58,000 SF Investment Sale
  • Mutoh Building                          54,000 SF Investment Sale
  • Emser Tile                                51,282 SF Lease
  • Aztech Controls                         40,000 SF Build-To-Suit
  • Arizona Bank & Trust                37 Acre REO Disposition
  • Stehly Enterprises                     35 Acre Land Sale
  • I-10, Ray/FDIC                         26 Acre Land Sale
  • Fountainhead Corp. Park           20 Acre Land Sale
  • The Parking Spot                      10 Acre Land Lease/Purchase

Recent Transactions

  • United Solutions                              170,000 SF (2) Leases
  • MidFirst Bank                                 168,750 SF REO Disposition
  • MTD Products                                105,000 SF Lease
  • Silagi Development                         74,083 SF (5) New Building Sales
  • Javinett Trust                                  63,000 SF Building Sale
  • JP Morgan Chase                           61,725 SF REO Disposition
  • Greenlee / Textron Disposition         57,000 SF Building Sale
  • Presto-Fit                                        56,535 SF Lease
  • Mings Mark                                    55,000 SF Lease
  • Pitney Bowes                                  50,000 SF Lease Renewal
  • Layne Water                                   46,250 SF Building Sale
  • Javinet Trust                                   30,000 SF Investment Sale (2nd leg of 1031)
  • Nortek HVAC                                  30,000 SF Sublease
  • SRS Roofing                                   30,000 SF Lease
  • Westcore Ind.                                 28,000 SF Building Sale
  • Harrison Properties                         26,000 SF REO Disposition
  • Washington Federal                        25,750 SF REO Disposition
  • ATC Services                                 25,000 SF Lease Renewal
  • Rigid Industries                              24,000 SF Lease
  • LAM Sublease                                 24,000 SF Office Lease
  • Birchwood Circle Investors              24,000 SF Investment Sale (2nd leg of 1031)
  • Birchwood Circle Condos                23,577 SF of Building Sales (4)
  • Birchwood Circle Investors              23,577 SF Investment Sale
  • MicroBlend                                     23,443 SF Lease
  • Monterey Tile                                  23,205 SF Building Sale
  • Flextronics/Techmold                      22,000 SF Lease
  • Arch Neutraceutical                        20,300 SF Lease                                                 
  • Strategic Industrial                          20,250 SF Building Sale
  • Aurora Bank                                   20,050 SF Two REO Dispositions
  • DeMichele Group                            18,000 SF Building Sale
  • DC Solar                                        17,500 SF Lease
  • Kaman Aerospace                           16,000 SF Lease
  • Piper Plastics                                 14,000 SF Lease
  • Teknipure                                       13,200 SF Lease
  • BOK/Chandler                                 11,600 SF Sale (REO Disposition)
  • All in One Poster                             11,200 SF Building Sale
  • Air Products & Chemicals                7,500   SF Office Lease
  • Canteen Vending                            7,000   SF Lease
  • US Bank REO   40 Acre Land Sale
  • Silagi Development       6 Acre Land Sale

Clients

  • Air Products & Chemicals
  • Presto-Fit
  • Arizona Bank & Trust
  • ProLogis
  • BOK Bank
  • Pitney Bowes
  • The Hewson Co     
  • Kett Engineering
  • United Solutions
  • Westcore Industrial Properties
  • US Bank
  • LAM Research
  • California Bank & Trust
  • Greenlee / Textron