Ari has been involved in the real estate industry for nearly 20 years and has been a party to hundreds of transactions for a billion dollars of total consideration. Prior to founding ORION Investment Real Estate, Ari worked for 12 years for a national real estate firm, where he won numerous Awards for Achievements in Sales and Outstanding Service.
With experience in commercial property management, leasing, and investment sales, Ari is highly regarded throughout the commercial real estate community. He has been cited in countless print publications and has appeared as a panelist at numerous conferences.
Ari is also committed to his local chapter of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and serves on its Planning Action Committee where he has co-chaired several committees.
A native of New York City, Ari attended Tulane University in New Orleans, and has been a Scottsdale resident since 1995. Active within the local community, Ari has been involved with numerous non-profit childrenís organizations and child mentor programs. He is also an active member of the Fiesta Bowl Committee and the Phoenix Menís Art Council.
AZ DRE License# BR115272000
Sean began his commercial real estate career in 2003 and quickly became a top young agent at one of the countryís largest firms. Early in his career, Sean focused on the acquisition and disposition of suburban office buildings in the Phoenix Metro area. Because of his immediate impact in the office market, his professionalism and client focus, Sean was approached by Ari Spiro to join one of the top retail investment teams in the market. Seanís diverse background, in multiple product types has helped him achieve recognition for both production and client satisfaction.
Sean is a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Business and Tourism. At Arizona State, he was an active member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity where he was the Philanthropic Event Coordinator. In 2000, he studied abroad in Bermuda as part of the Universityís Interdisciplinary Studies curriculum.
While attending college, Sean was employed at the 950 room JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix. Among his responsibilities was to identify, interview, and staff the newly opened resort, which to date is the largest non-gaming resort of its kind to open in the Southwest. His experience in the Hospitality Industry has proven to be valuable training as he has become recognized by his client base for his diligence and consideration of his clientís investment goals.
In 2009, Sean became an Accredited Professional under the United States Green Building Councilís Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. He is committed to being on the forefront of sustainable building practices.
AZ DRE License# SA540802000
Alon Shnitzer is currently a Senior Vice President and co-founder of The Orion Multifamily Group. Throughout his 10+ year career he has specialized in large apartment transactions and has closed over 50 marketed Arizona multifamily properties, comprising of 12,000+ units, with a total sales volume in excess of $750,000,000.
Prior to the formation of the Orion Multifamily Group, Alon was most recently a Vice President of Investments and Director in the National Multihousing Group at Marcus & Millichap. He has been a consistent leader in multifamily brokerage earning many prestigious awards, such as, nationally ranking in the top 20 large apartment brokers and being the top Arizona multifamily broker.
A graduate of Arizona State University, Alon holds a Bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and has resided in Phoenix since 1998.
ORION Multifamily Group, Co-Founder
AZ DRE License# BR534786000
Bob Pearlstein specializes in retail investment sales with ORION. A well-respected industry veteran, Bob has represented and worked with tenants, landlords and developers completing in excess of 5,000,000 square feet of real estate transactions.
Bob began his real estate career in St. Louis, Missouri, with the Midland Group where he specialized in the leasing of neighborhood and power retail centers. In 1996, Bob moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where he joined CB Richard Ellis as a Senior Vice President specializing in retail leasing, sales and development. He was listed in the Top 24 Retail Brokers for CB Richard Ellis numerous times.
Bob is a graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia.
AZ DRE License# BR117132000
John Kobierowski is Senior Vice President and co-founder of the Orion Multifamily Group. John has enjoyed a 22+ year career in Multifamily Advisory, Brokerage, development, syndication and ownership with an emphasis on brokerage. In his tenure, closing over 900+ multifamily transactions with clients ranging from National, Institutional Owners to regional syndicators and local operators.
Prior to forming the Orion Multifamily Group, John was the Principal of Oppidan Partners, a Phoenix based boutique Multifamily Advisory firm. John was also a founding partner and advisor at Hendricks & Partners, based in the corporate office, where he was consistently one of the most active brokers during his 15+ year tenure.
A graduate of Arizona State University John holds a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and has lived with his family in Arizona since 1988.
ORION Multifamily Group, Co-Founder
AZ DRE License# BR046971000
Rue Bax is currently a Senior Vice President and co-founder of The Orion Multifamily Group. Throughout his 10+ year career he has specialized in large apartment transactions and has closed over 40 marketed and off-market Arizona multifamily properties, comprising of 7,000+ units, with a total sales volume in excess of $400,000,000.
Rue was honored as the 2008 Broker of the Year by AZRE: Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine at their 2009 Real Estate and Development (RED) Awards.
Rue has successfully worked with a wide variety of clients including Weidner Apartment Homes, HEERS Management, Investment Property Associates, as well as banks servicers and syndicators. He has made it a principle cornerstone of his brokerage business to acquire a broad knowledge of his client's history and current needs and to maintain an extensive knowledge of the Arizona apartment market and the current financial and equity market.
Rue received his BA from The University of Arizona and currently resides in Scottsdale with his wife and three children. Rue is an Associate Broker and a LEED AP.
ORION Multifamily Group, Co-Founder
AZ DRE License# BR531213000
Andrew spent the first years of his real estate career in managing and leasing properties for a family real estate company. In his four year stay, Andrew oversaw the leasing, management and disposition of approximately 280,000 square feet of commercial property. Andrew worked with local tenants as well as national tenants including Safeway, Walgreens, Kroger, and Family Dollar. During this time, Andrew had the opportunity to work and understand a variety of markets outside the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, including secondary markets like Tucson and tertiary markets like Payson, Arizona.
Andrew interned in 2004 with the Sperry Van Ness office of Phoenix, focusing on the marketing and sales of retail properties throughout the state of Arizona. In 2005, Mr. Harrison joined Patriot Commercial Properties, a boutique real estate company based in Phoenix. At Patriot Commercial Properties he focused on investment sales throughout Phoenix and Northern Arizona. In his 3 year with Patriot, Andrew had successfully closed 17 transactions for a total consideration of $28 Million Dollars.
In 2009, Andrew founded Harrison Commercial and successfully completed 9 distressed retail shopping center sale transactions. These complicated transactions including Reo's, short sales, and receivership sales. The financial institutions in these sales were BBVA Compass, Midland Loan Servicing, Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of Arizona, Pacific Western Bank, Frist Citizens Bank and Trust, and Levine Investments.
In 2013 Andrew joined ORION Investment Real Estate and was recently the Executive Spotlight for the Phoenix Business Journal.
Currently Andrew is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and is a candidate for a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. Andrew received a bachelorís degree in Public Administration and Urban Studies from San Diego State University. Born and raised in Coronado, California, Andrew has been a resident of Phoenix since 2002.
AZ DRE License# BR537656000
Braxton Glass, a commercial real estate veteran for over 17 years, joined ORION after a successful tenure at a boutique brokerage firm at which he was a three time overall top producer.
With exposure to all aspects of the commercial real estate industry, Braxton has been focused exclusively on investment sales for the past decade. Over the course of his career, Braxton has completed several hundred million dollars in commercial investment transactions as lead broker. Braxton has completed transactions in the retail, industrial, office and medical office asset classes, with a particular focus on multi-tenant office and medical office.
Braxton is graduate of Arizona State University, with a BA in Political Science and currently resides in Scottsdale with his wife and son.
DRE License# SA106896000
Doug Lazovick is currently a Vice President and co-founder of The Orion Multifamily Group. In the last half decade, Doug has accumulated over $250,000,000 in sales transactions and has sold over 3,000 units. Prior to joining ORION, Doug served as a Senior Vice President for ICC Real Estate and as a Senior Advisor for Sperry Van Ness. In his first year in the business, he accumulated more sales volume than any other first year advisor for the Sperry Van Ness Phoenix office, becoming the fastest to attain Senior Advisor status in the history of that office. In 2009, Doug earned his LEED AP through the United States Green Building Council. He is an associate Broker in the State of Arizona.
Doug is a native of Long Island, New York and a graduate from The University of MichiganóAnn Arbor with Honors and Distinction. He lives in Scottsdale with his wife.
ORION Multifamily Group, Co-Founder
AZ DRE License# BR552832000
Eddie Chang is currently a Vice President and co-founder of The Orion Multifamily Group. Throughout his 7 year career he has specialized in small to mid sized apartment transactions and has closed over $110,000,000 in transactions comprising of 1,900+ units. He began his commercial real estate career studying under the #1 agent from a top national firm. While learning the intricacies of the business, Eddie quickly became one of the firmís top young agents with a 100% close rate.
Eddie has been partner in a number of private ventures and has been a Real Estate owner/investor/property manager since 2004 giving him a unique perspective which benefits his clients.
A graduate of Arizona State University, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management from the WP Carey School of Business and resides in Phoenix with his wife.
ORION Multifamily Group, Co-Founder
AZ DRE License# SA545071000
NICK MINER, CCIM
Nick Miner has been involved in $150 million in transactions over the course of his 15-year career. Nick began his career with CBRE|MEGA Corp. in Omaha, Nebraska before moving to the Phoenix office of Marcus & Millichap.
Nick offers his clients a diverse CRE background in sales, leasing and management. In the past several years, he has transitioned into a top investment sales broker with a heavy focus on multi-tenant retail properties.
Nick has served as President of the Central Arizona CCIM Chapter and has been elected on CCIM Institute Board of Directors and CCIM Tech Board of Directors.
AZ DRE License# BR530564000
Brent Pearlstein joined ORION to focus on office and retail investment sales. He specializes in the sale of single and multi-tenant commercial investment properties ranging from NNN leased to value-added assets. Brent began his real estate career with Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona where he specialized in office tenant representation services. He continued his career at Grubb & Ellis as a founding member of the Phoenix office. He exclusively focused on tenant representation for office properties in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Brent has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business, and graduated with Summa Cum Laude Honors.
AZ DRE License# SA631573000
Aimee is an integral part of the ORION marketing team. She brings her attention to detail in graphic design in both the print and internet media. These skills, combined with her knowledge of the commercial real estate industry have produced superb marketing materials for ORION's agents.
Prior to joining ORION, Aimee enjoyed a five year career assisting one of the top multifamily Agent's at Marcus & Millichap in Phoenix. A key contributor to the Agentís success, responsibilities included proposal production, marketing material distribution, and escrow transactions.
Aimee lives in Scottsdale with her husband. She is a licensed real estate salesperson and has a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Communications with a Minor in Business from Arizona State University.
AZ DRE License# SA632668000
Katie is an experienced real estate veteran with a diverse background in the commercial and residential real estate, insurance, and technology industries. With 8 years of real estate sales experience, Katie offers a hands-on approach to her marketing assignments.
Prior to joining ORION, she worked for a national residential real estate company, a boutique commercial real estate firm, and CoStar.
Katie lives in Scottsdale with her husband and son. She is a graduate of the University of Texas-Austin with The University of Texas with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Business.
DRE License# SA553111000
TED EMBRY, CCIM
Ted is a third generation Builder/Developer and has been an Executive Management Member of some of the largest Real Estate organizations in the United States with the likes of Shea Homes, UDC Homes, K. Hovnanian Homes, MBK Construction, Pacific Partners, REDC, Auction.com, Williams & Williams, HUD Housing, VA Housing, Section 8 Housing and brings that working knowledge to ORION.
Ted is the CCIM Southern California Chapter Vice President and will be its President in 2014. Ted is focused on multifamily in the Orange County and Los Angeles markets.
CA DRE License# 01765332