The Argus Self Storage Sales Network, a Denver-based group of real estate brokers specializing in self-storage properties, has named its top producer for 2017. Jeff Gorden, a broker affiliate for Arizona and the vice president of Eagle Commercial Realty Services, secured the ranking with back-to-back sales during the third week of December, according to a press release.
It’s the first time Gorden has received the award. He brokered more than $23 million in sales in secondary markets in Arizona last year. He also had several notable transactions, including a $17.5 million deal, which set a sales record for a single property in the state, the release stated.
“We’ve been really happy that our system that works so well in Phoenix, and Tucson also serves small market owners well,” said Gorden, who’s also a storage owner and serves on the board of directors for the Arizona Self Storage Association.
Other notable deals by Gorden included the sale of A Secured RV & Vehicle Storage in Gilbert, Ariz., for $5.8 million in a 1031 exchange. The infill, 11-acre parcel was built in 1999, and had undergone recent capital and operational improvements. Gorden also represented the seller of AA Val-U-Stor, the largest storage property in Yuma, Ariz. “We were very happy to sell a property in such great condition with such pride of ownership. Yuma is a great community with a bustling economy,” he said.
Gorden credits his teams for the successful year of sales. “We could not have accomplished this without the help of our Argus partners and our Phoenix-based team,” he said. “It’s a great feeling to win this award, especially in a smaller market such as Arizona where asset prices are typically much lower than on the East and West Coasts. We do feel more pressure going into 2018 to match our 2017 performance.”
Formed in 1994, Argus has 36 broker affiliates covering nearly 40 markets.
Founded in 1996 and based in Phoenix, Eagle Commercial specializes in brokerage and commercial-property management in Arizona.