AZCREW presents $10,000 in scholarships to pair of ASU Master of Real Estate Development students

Santiago Fajardo and Marjorie Wakefield awarded  MRED scholarships

PHOENIX, ARIZ.– AZCREW, the leading organization for senior-level executive women in the Metro Phoenix commercial real estate field, presented $10,000 in scholarships to a pair of Arizona State University Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) students.

The scholarship winners – Marjorie Wakefield and Santiago Fajardo – were announced at AZCREW’s annual Black & White Affair, held Oct. 24 at Pubblico Italian Eatery. The event benefits AZCREW’s “MRED Dollars for Scholars” program.

Over the past 8 years, AZCREW has supported MRED students by awarding more than 14 scholarships totaling nearly $40,000.

“This year’s event was a huge success for AZCREW and the MRED program,” said Cindy Winters of Eagle Commercial Realty Services, 2018 AZCREW President. “It was our best attended Black & White Affair event since its inception in 2010 with more than 125 people enjoying a beautiful fall evening. The courtyard of the Crown on 7th was a perfect venue. The featured tasting tables from Pubblico Italian Eatery, Rito’s Mexican Food, Wildflower, and Central Kitchen were a huge hit.

“We are thrilled to support Marjorie and Santiago as they continue their path in commercial real estate. We are excited to continue our partnership with the current MRED class through our UCREW event to be held next spring,” Winters said.

Wakefield, a Scottsdale resident, is Senior Ledger Accountant for Iron Mountain Data Centers. Fajardo, also a Scottsdale resident, is Professional Services Manager (account manager and customer service) for Axon.

Wakefield holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Fajardo holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and French and an MBA.

In nine months, the transdisciplinary W. P. Carey Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program prepares students to lead real estate development projects that are environmentally respectful, socially responsible, and artfully designed. Small class sizes provide opportunities for peer interaction and a number of synthesis projects cover the entire spectrum of development, preparing you for roles throughout the industry.

The MRED program is a transdisciplinary partnership between four highly regarded schools within ASU:

* The W. P. Carey School of Business;

* The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law;

* The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts;

* The Del E. Webb School of Construction.

With more than 175 members, AZCREW is the leading organization for senior-level executive women in the Metro Phoenix real estate field. As part of CREW Network, the industry’s premier networking coalition, AZCREW is dedicated to advancing the success of women in commercial real estate. CREW Network’s membership of more than 11,000 professionals in 70+ major global markets represents all aspects of commercial real estate—providing our members with direct access to real estate professionals across all geographies and disciplines. For more information visit



Largest RV Storage in Tucson area Sells for $4.6 Million

PremieRVehicle, formerly Park n Shade RV Storage, at 7935 W Tangerine Rd, Marana, AZ

TUCSON, ARIZONA — A Canadian investor, Tangerine Storage, LP of Calgary, Alberta (Will Matthews, manager) purchased the 453-space Park ‘n Shade RV and Boat Storage facility at 7935 West Tangerine Road in Marana for $4.575 million ($11,000 per space). The property was nearly 100% occupied at time of sale.

The seller was Park ‘n Shade RV Storage of Marana (Russ Pearson and Rick Bailey, members).

The investor owns other self-storage facilities and has rebranded this facility PremieRVehicle. The venue is near I-10 in Marana, AZ, making it easily accessible and convenient for residents of Marana, Oro Valley, and Tucson. Located near Breakers Water Park and down the road from Trico Electric Cooperative, provides secure, quality parking option for boats and vehicles.

Believed to be the largest RV storage facility in the area, the facility was built for this purpose in 2004 on 9-acres, with each parking space option covered to give extra protection from the heat of the sun. The buyer plans to expand the facility by an additional 25 spaces in order to make room for 478 parking spaces.

Additionally, the five options of spaces are all built large enough to avoid accidents while parking, the aisles are 40 feet wide, to make pulling into and out of parking spots easy. The facility is also gated with a resident manager living on the property, to assure the safety of vehicles.

Cox Armored Mini Storage Management Company of Phoenix has assumed management of the facility and retained the prior resident manager who worked for seller.

Jeff Gorden, CCIM, of Eagle Commercial Realty Services, AMO® in Phoenix, an Argus Self Storage Sales Network Affiliate, specializes in self-storage and RV storage properties and net lease investment sales. Gorden represented the buyer in this transaction and the seller was self-represented.

For more information, Gorden should be reached at 602.952.1282.

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Jeff Gorden, CCIM elected Chair of Chandler Board of Adjustment

Jeff Gorden, CCIM, VP with Eagle Commercial in Phoenix
Jeff Gorden, CCIM, VP with Eagle Commercial in Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ– The members of the Board of Adjustment in Chandler Arizona have unanimously re-elected Mr. Jeffery Gorden, CCIM to the position of Chairman. This is the third time that Mr. Gorden has served as chairman of the Board of Adjustment since being appointed to the Board by Chandler’s mayor in 2008.

The seven member Board of Adjustment reviews applications requesting a waiver of zoning code requirements, and also reviews appeals of the Zoning Administrator’s requirements or decisions.

In addition to volunteering time for civic duty, Mr. Gorden is a Vice President with Eagle Commercial Realty Services overseeing the growth of their real estate brokerage services and leading a self-storage investment specialty group under the brand Gorden Storage Group.

“This type of civic participation speaks to our core values and commitment to our individual communities. Not only is the work we do here good service, but the experience builds professional relationships and understanding with municipal and development services staff.”

Gorden can be contacted at 602.952.1282 or by email at