Phoenix, Arizona – The Phoenix office of NorthMarq announces the promotion of Griffin Martin to managing director. In his new role, Martin will lead the office and manage the daily debt/equity operations of the Phoenix office along with managing director James DuMars to provide a complete range of financing to the entire Southwestern region and nation through its unmatched network of lending partners.
“James and I share similar core values including ‘taking care of the customer’ and ‘thinking long term.’ Consequently, I’m excited to partner with James as co-managing director of the Arizona office,” said Martin.
“Griffin has an unrelenting drive for achieving exceptional results and taking care of the customer. These exceptional traits coupled with his leadership skills make him an ideal fit to help me co-lead the Arizona office,” said DuMars.
Martin has been in the commercial real estate industry for more than 15 years. He joined NorthMarq in 2015 as a vice president and was promoted to the position of senior producer in 2018. Martin has cultivated a wealth of experience in NorthMarq’s direct agency lending platforms assisting clients with financing from both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. In addition to his multifamily finance experience, Griffin also helps clients access capital sources for manufactured housing, self-storage, office, retail and hospitality.
Martin also has extensive experience in arranging bridge financing and construction financing. He has worked closely with clients seeking to access permanent loans from NorthMarq’s wide array of life insurance companies.
Martin is a graduate from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University (Summa Cum Laude) with a degree in Finance. He holds an active Real Estate license in the State of Arizona and is a current or past member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA). In his spare time Martin volunteers as a youth basketball coach at the Scottsdale YMCA.
As a capital markets leader, NorthMarq offers commercial real estate investors access to experts in debt, equity, investment sales, and loan servicing to protect and add value to their assets. For capital sources, we offer partnership and financial acumen that support long- and short-term investment goals. Our culture of integrity and innovation is evident in our 60-year history, annual transaction volume of $15 billion, loan servicing portfolio of more than $60 billion and the multi-year tenure of our more than 500 people.