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Jon D. Willis

Senior Vice President
Sales & Leasing

Background & Experience

Mr. Willis, a Sixth Generation Arizonan, began his commercial real estate career in 1999 specializing in all forms of commercial real estate brokerage and development. Those specialties include land, office, industrial, retail, self-storage, consulting, BPO’s, capital markets and portfolio representation. He is currently the Designated Broker for Willis Property Company, based in Mesa, AZ and joined Sun Commercial Real Estate in 2015 to expand his network and business into the Nevada market. Willis Property Company, has brokered in excess of $1.5 billion in commercial real estate sales and leasing. They have platted, engineered and entitled over 30,000 residential lots in over 3 dozen Master-Planned Communities in Arizona.

Mr. Willis represented Sorenson Group Management, a multi-billion dollar corporation, in the partial disposition of their $701 million structured portfolio purchase from the FDIC. The portfolio Mr. Willis represented and subsequently sold included 265,600 SF of multiple grey shell office condos in over a dozen locations as well multiple large land parcels and improved office condo pads. Recently, he and his Sun Commercial team began marketing Sorenson’s Gaming and Retail Center for lease on the Las Vegas Strip. Mr. Willis is the exclusive representative of Maya Cinemas North America, assisting in their development of multiple movie theater and entertainment venues in the Phoenix Metro Area and Las Vegas. He is the lead development consultant and broker for a $197 million, 374 acre sports training and entertainment facility in Metro Phoenix, which is scheduled to break ground in late 2016. This venue will be the largest sporting venue in the Western United States and will host many local, national and international sporting events. His development team was recently awarded the funds, a total of $1.7 billion, to develop an additional 5 sporting facilities in 5 yet to be announced markets in the United States.

In 2009 Mr. Willis became the youngest instructor at the Arizona School of Real Estate & Business where he teaches the new licensing classes as well as the commercial continuing education courses. He was awarded Rookie New Licensing Instructor of the Year in 2014.

Mr. Willis resides in Mesa, AZ with his wife and daughter. He enjoys golf, public speaking, road biking and spending time with his family.

Professional Affiliations & Designations

ICSC Member
CCIM Candidate
Arizona Certified Real Estate Instructor
Arizona Real Estate Broker
Nevada Real Estate Broker

Education

Mr. Willis has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Finance from the University of Phoenix.