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VESTIS GROUP | PHOENIX MULTIFAMILY BROKERAGE TEAM

Vestis Group is the broker of choice for individuals and institutions investing in multifamily residential and commercial real estate throughout Metropolitan Phoenix. Our advisors assist clients in the acquisition and disposition of multifamily investment and retail investment assets, including, apartments, bulk condo packages, duplex/triplex/fourplex properties, single-family rental portfolios (SFR Portfolios), income producing single-family investment properties, neighborhood strip centers, retail power centers, retail strip centers, neighborhood grocery, retail PAD and retail shopping centers. In the field of housing, Vestis Group’s principals have developed, built, rehabilitated, constructed, improved, managed, and sold thousands of apartments units, condos, single-family homes and home sites.



NATAN JACOBS | PRINCIPAL, DESIGNATED BROKER

Natan Jacobs is designated broker, principal and co-founder of Vestis Group, Arizona’s leading multifamily real estate brokerage, investment and development firm. Natan is also a principal and co-founder of MODE Apartments + Homes, a privately-owned, fully-integrated real estate investment firm focused on acquiring, owning, developing and managing multi-family investment and single-family residential properties across Arizona. Throughout his 15+ year career he has specialized in small to mid sized apartment transactions and has sold and closed marketed and off-market Arizona multi-family investment properties, comprising of 5,600+ units, with a total sales volume in excess of $300,000,000.

In 2012, Natan was recognized as a Top Deal Maker in Phoenix by Loopnet, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOOP), operator of the most heavily trafficked commercial real estate marketplace online with more than 5 million registered members and more than 2 million unique monthly visitors, as reported by Google Analytics.

Natan has successfully worked with a wide variety of clients including national affordable housing developers, institutional owners, regional owners, syndicators, local owner operators, family trusts, receivers, note servicers, regional lenders and local banks. Natan attended Arizona State University and currently resides in Phoenix with his wife and two children.

Natan holds an Arizona Real Estate Broker’s License and is a member of Kiwanis Club Of Valley Of The Sun Phoenix, the Phoenix Association of REALTORS (PAR), the Arizona Association of REALTORS (AAR), and the National Association of REALTORS (NAR).

In addition, Natan enjoys coaching his sons’ Arcadia Little League baseball teams and serving as a volunteer coach for Camelback High School’s varsity baseball team.

License #BR525576000 | Professional Profile



LES LITWIN | PRINCIPAL

Les Litwin is a Principal and co-founder of Vestis Group, Arizona’s leading multifamily real estate brokerage, investment and development firm. Les is also a principal and co-founder of MODE Apartments + Homes, a privately-owned, fully-integrated real estate investment firm focused on acquiring, owning, developing and managing multi-family investment and single-family residential properties across Arizona. Throughout his 10+ year career he has specialized in large apartment transactions and has contributed to deals totaling over $200 million.

In 2009, Les was instrumental in the successful repositioning of 19 REO bank owned apartment communities, representing over 2,000 units, in less than 12-months.

Les underwrites every property considered for acquisition or marketing and currently maintains an ownership position in over a dozen Phoenix apartment communities, representing approximately 500 apartment homes. Les has successfully worked with a wide variety of clients including national affordable housing developers, institutional owners, regional owners, syndicators, local owner operators, family trusts, receivers, note servicers, regional lenders and local banks.

Les attended Arizona State University and currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. Les holds an Arizona Real Estate Salesperson’s License.

License #SA581821000 | Professional Profile



CHAD BARBER | MULTIFAMILY INVESTMENTS | SALES & LEASING

Chad Barber joined Vestis Group, Arizona’s leading multifamily real estate brokerage, investment and development firm, in 2012 as a Residential Investment Specialist. Prior to joining Vestis Group, Chad had been buying, selling, rehabbing, flipping, and managing rental properties since 2006. Chad has managed major property renovations ranging from entry-level condominiums to million dollar luxury homes. An avid investor himself, Chad enjoys assisting clients find great properties that fit their acquisition criteria. Chad’s experiences and knowledge of the central Phoenix market is an asset to buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in any negotiation or transaction.

An Arizona native, Chad was born and raised in North Central Phoenix, attending top-rated Madison School District schools and later North High School in the Phoenix Union High School District. Chad attended Iowa Wesleyan College, where he was on baseball scholarship, and later transferred to Arizona State University, where he received his BS in Botany. Chad married his high school sweetheart, Alesha, and they live in north central Phoenix with their two sons. Chad is an active member of the Phoenix Association of REALTORS (PAR), the Arizona Association of REALTORS (AAR) and the National Association of REALTORS (NAR). Chad serves as a Board Member for the Recreation Association Of Madison Meadows-Simis (RAMMS) in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition, Chad enjoys coaching his sons’ teams in baseball, soccer, and basketball.

License #SA646108000 | Professional Profile


MATT MORRELL | RETAIL INVESTMENTS | SALES & LEASING

Matt Morrell joined Vestis Group in 2016 to form its new retail development and brokerage platform. Prior to joining Vestis Group, Matt served as President of De Rito Partners Inc. overseeing 20 retail brokers and 180 listings. Prior to that, Matt served as Executive Vice President of De Rito Partners Inc. where he oversaw the leasing and marketing of 45 company-owned commercial real estate assets, totaling over 2 million square-feet of retail space. For over 13-years, Matt Morrell has represented national, regional and local tenants with their expansion plans in Arizona.

In 2010, Matt was recognized as a Top Retail Leasing Broker with the prestigious Costar Power Broker Award by CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGP), the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces.

Matt graduated from Arizona State University with a Business and Communications degree and is a native of Arizona. Matt currently holds an Arizona Department of Real Estate Salesperson’s License and has been a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers for over 10 years.

License #SA582293000 | Professional Profile



CHERYL EDWARDS | RESIDENTIAL INVESTMENTS | SALES & LEASING

Cheryl Edwards is a Residential Investment Specialist with Vestis Group, Arizona’s leading multifamily real estate brokerage, investment and development firm. Throughout her 16+ year career she has specialized in the sale of residential investment real estate including single-family homes, condos, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, fix and flips, turn-key investments, foreclosed and bank owned REO properties in Phoenix, Arizona and surrounding areas throughout Maricopa County, AZ.

Prior to joining Vestis Group, Cheryl was most recently with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty for 16 years as a Realtor where she earned numerous sales recognition awards for superior service and outstanding performance. Cheryl is an expert in the operation, disposition and acquisition of residential investment properties and luxury homes and her comprehensive local market knowledge is an asset to buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants in any negotiation or transaction. Cheryl holds an Arizona Real Estate Salesperson’s License and is an active member of the National Association of Realtors, Arizona Association of Realtors and the Phoenix Association of Realtors.

License #SA032132555 | Professional Profile