Irgens Partners, LLC (Irgens) is pleased to announce its investment into Robert F. Knight & Associates, LLC, (K&A) the oldest commercial property management company exclusively servicing third-party owners in greater Phoenix. In the new partnership, Irgens and K&A will each hold a membership interest in the company, which will continue to operate as Robert F. Knight & Associates, LLC. The company’s management portfolio will total more than 3 million square feet of commercial office space in the Valley, making it one of the largest in the market.
“Our investment and partnership in a property and facility management firm with a reputation as both reliable and high-performing strengthens Irgens’ commitment to the Phoenix market,” said Mark F. Irgens, CEO/President & Manager of Irgens. “With our growing development and ownership portfolio, including Ascend at Chandler Airport Center in Chandler and the 979 Playa del Norte office project in Tempe, our partnership with K&A will allow us to focus on bringing our key development projects out of the ground in 2014.”
“There will be no changes in the leadership, operations, and management of K&A. Our investment in the partnership brings resources and a new platform for growth, continuity, and success,” Irgens added.
“Through investments in client-focused initiatives including technology-based efficiency enhancements, environmental sustainability, and the expansion to our expert staff of management professionals, and by aligning K&A with a firm of Irgens’ resources, we are focused on enhancing our services for our clients for years to come,” said Robert F. Knight, CPM, President and Founder of K&A. “By building upon our mutual expertise, we will elevate the level of property management for Phoenix area real estate investors and for commercial property owners who outsource their management services.”
Historically, Irgens & K&A have both demonstrated a strong emphasis on industry best-practices, continuing education, and overall efficiency and sustainability initiatives in their property management operations.
Services provided by the new property management company will include: