Phoenix Stanton Shafer, Chief Operations Officer

Stanton Shafer serves as Chief Operations Officer. His role is primarily engaged in the company’s operations, focusing on the management of the company’s six million square foot portfolio of national and international properties, including 3,000 apartment units.

Shafer’s background includes 22 years as a successful Capital Markets broker with Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial, joining the company in 1989 when it was Grubb and Ellis. During those two decades he completed sales of nearly $1.5 billion in assets and was selected as the NAIOP-AZ Investment Broker of the Year. Prior to his career as a real estate broker, Shafer spent 10 years as a practicing real estate attorney. Stan’s education background includes an economics degree with distinction from Iowa State University and a Juris Doctors Degree, Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University.