Jeffery A. Gorden, CCIM has been active in Commercial Real Estate since 2004 and quickly established himself as an industry expert in site selection and investment properties. He is also an active community member as the 2010 Chairman of the Chandler Leadership Institute Steering Committee and Current Chairman of the Chandler Board of Adjustment. Professionally, he is a member of the Arizona Self Storage Association, National Association of Realtors, CCIM Institute, Chamber of Commerce, and Toastmasters International. Jeff earned his graduate and undergraduate degrees from Temple University and the University of South Florida respectively; and has been a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) since 2007 with an extensive track record of successful closings.
Brokers in the West Region
Joan Lucas, President and Broker of Joan Lucas Real Estate Services, has been active in the commercial real estate market in Colorado for over 35 years. She has specialized in Self Storage brokerage since 1994. In 1996 she formed Joan Lucas Real Estate Services, LLC to exclusively represent buyers, sellers and developers of self-storage properties in Colorado. As the Colorado Argus Affiliate, she services over 1,200 self storage owners in the state. She was the top producer for Argus in 2012, 2016 and 2019 and continues to represent both buyers and sellers in transactions involving the purchase and sale of existing self storage properties and new development sites. Joan has been responsible for the formation and closing of self storage transactions in Colorado and throughout the United States with an aggregate value in excess of $375 Million. She is Past President and a Co-founder of the Colorado Self Storage Association, and is an active member of the Board of Directors.
Joan spent 20 years raising funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and with her leadership helped the organization raise over $7 million in corporate sponsorships. She has received numerous awards for her outstanding work in the fight against breast cancer and in 2011 was named as Yoplait Yogurt’s National Volunteer of the Year.
Ken is the principle broker and owner of Northstate Commercial Partners. Having been in the business for over 30 years and developed friendships and professional associations across the state and the country, Ken prides himself less on what he knows and more on who he knows. With affiliations in the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Ken has built a network of trusted colleagues across all geographic regions and product types that continue to feed real estate and development leads his way on a daily basis. Over the years, Ken has participated in numerous high level assignments including federal and state agencies as well as a number of the most recognized companies in America. Ken resides in Redding with his wife and daughter.
Thomas Wolter has been practicing Real Estate for 29 years. Thomas is the managing Commercial Broker for RE/MAX Integrity in Issaquah, Washington, an Eastside suburb of Seattle. Thomas is a member of the Washington Self Storage Association, National Association of Realtors, Commercial Brokers Association, and the Self Storage Academy. Thomas currently services the approximate 1,215 Self Storage Owners in the State. Thomas has extensive experience in Self Storage Sales, Development, Construction, Management and Operations. Thomas has extensive knowledge of the marketplace and has a firm grasp on strategic and creative marketing strategies.
Ryan Layton is the Senior Commercial Managing Broker and owner of American Real Estate Associates, Inc. Ryan’s diverse and extensive background in Business Operations along with Self-Storage Property Management helps to bring a full understanding of how real estate decisions affect the bottom line for his clients.
Ryan is knowledgeable on all aspects of Self-Storage, Industrial, Multi-Family and Property Development. He represents owners, buyers, and tenants guiding them through each transaction. Ryan conducts business with the highest integrity while conveying his high energy, enthusiasm and exceptional professional work ethic in assisting with the identification and fulfillment of real estate needs. He is proactive problem solver with a proven track record.
Member of the Washington State Commercial Brokers Association
Member of Spokane Traders Club
- Generated over $85 million in sales and lease activity over a 2 year period (2020-2021).
- Manages $53.5 Million in property (Self-Storage, Office, Multi-Family, Daycare, Strip Mall)
- Oversees development of all corporate strategies, branding, public awareness, and marketing.
- Analyzes ROI and IRR for Commercial Self-Storage and Commercial Development Investments.
In his spare time Ryan enjoys Water skiing, Golf, Hunting/Fishing, Snow Skiing, Coaching Soccer & HS Wrestling
Scott King is the founder, principal broker, and owner of Merit Commercial Real Estate in Medford, Oregon. He has been a commercial broker since 2006. Scott takes pride in providing value-added service that is driven by long-term relationships. While specializing in self-storage brokerage, he is experienced in income property sales and analysis, market and feasibility studies, distressed property disposition and general commercial real estate brokerage and leasing. He counsels clients on site selection, design/build, financing options, operational, technological, and other issues related to self-storage. Scott holds a degree in business administration from Walla Walla University in Washington and is the proud father of 3 children. He serves on the St. Mary’s School Board of Trustees in Medford, Oregon. Scott represents Argus in Oregon.
Larry Hayes has been involved in client representation of commercial investment properties since 1974. He founded Hayes and Associates in the early 80’s. While licensed in Montana and Idaho he also facilitated transactions in multiple states for his investment clients, many of whom utilized tax deferred exchanges as a part of their tax planning. He is a past president of the Montana Association of Real Estate Exchangers. Triple net retail and industrial properties were a preferred investment but there was always the search for the best deals regardless of circumstances. This led to the discovery of the opportunities of self storage properties in the mid 90’s and became a part of investment strategy. In addition to the brokerage he also successfully syndicated investment partnerships.