Voit Real Estate Services has announced that Tom Johnston has been appointed Managing Director to oversee all aspects of Voit’s operations in the Phoenix and Las Vegas markets, according to Robert D. Voit, Chief Executive Officer of Voit Real Estate Services. Johnston will provide guidance and leadership to his team comprised of brokerage and real estate management professionals.
“With the goal of growing our team in the Phoenix region over the next few years as well as continuing our strategic initiative to integrate our brokerage and real estate management platforms throughout our regions, the addition of Tom in the role of Managing Director for both the Phoenix and Las Vegas markets will support these efforts,” commented Voit. “Tom’s extensive experience and knowledge of the Phoenix market as well as his proven background in managing a large and profitable real estate services company make him a perfect fit for this role and as part of our team.”
Johnston stated, “Voit Real Estate Services offers a competitive platform that is truly different from other real estate services firms. I was drawn to the entrepreneurial environment and the familial company culture. I look forward to helping expand Voit’s presence in Phoenix and Las Vegas. Bob has positioned the company well to thrive during this economic recovery and improving real estate market.”
Prior to joining Voit, Johnston served as Senior Vice President of leasing and sales for PhoenixMart. While there, he oversaw the leasing and sales of a 585 acre, 6 million square-foot development project for the creation of a 21st century global market place that will include office, industrial, retail, multifamily and hospitality. He also built and managed a 23-person leasing and sales team to contract with domestic and foreign tenants for the first phase of PhoenixMart, a 1.7 million square-foot “permanent trade show” with 1,750 suites, anticipated to open May 2015.
Before PhoenixMart, Johnston was a Senior Managing Director, Market Leader and Designated Broker with Cushman & Wakefield in their Phoenix region. There he managed 100+ employees and brokers across various service lines including, leasing, investment sales, appraisal, property management, facilities management, project management, research and marketing. Additionally, Johnston increased market share in the Arizona region as well as recruited, developed and retained brokerage professionals. Prior to his management role, Johnston was consistently a ‘Top 10’ producer in C&W’s Phoenix office.
Johnston is a NAIOP Board Member as well as ULI Advisory Board Member. He graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.