Rich Andrus, MBA, CCIM, specializes in the sales and leasing of office and investment properties. He primarily focuses on medical and dental tenant/buyer and landlord/seller representation. He is passionate about educating his clients and ensuring their real estate decisions benefit their business strategies. Since joining Menlo Group, Rich has successfully negotiated nearly 500 commercial real estate transactions worth nearly $300 million in considerations.
Rich’s negotiation abilities stem from his time at Cardinal Health, a Fortune 500 medical supply company, where he managed multiple product business lines. At Cardinal Health, Rich negotiated hundreds of contracts valued at more than $100 million, earning him West Coast Sales Representative of the Year and Region Manager of the Year.
Rich graduated from Utah State University with dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Finance and Marketing and dual minors in Economics and Spanish. He then attended the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, earning his Master’s in Business Administration. When not in the office, Rich enjoys spending time with his wife and their four active children. He is also passionate about music, baseball and his church.
Steve Berghoff, CCIM, SIOR, is an experienced commercial real estate professional who specializes in the leasing, sale and acquisition of medical and professional office properties. He works with property owners and landlords across the Metropolitan Phoenix area with an emphasis on the East Valley and South Scottsdale markets. Steve strives to maximize property values by sustaining high occupancy levels, successfully negotiating lease deals/renewals and developing long lasting relationships with both landlords/tenants and buyers/sellers.
Steve started his real estate career in 2003 at Clayton Companies, where he represented leasing and sales transactions for a privately held real estate portfolio. He previously attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Steve’s interests including playing golf, watching Nebraska football and Creighton basketball, dining out, watching movies, and spending time with his wife and young daughter. He also has ties to the FBI Phoenix Citizens Academy and the Scottsdale Police Department Citizens Academy.
Steve Berghoff, CCIM | SIOR
Senior Vice President
Medical Office | Office
LEASING, SALES, ACQUISITION OF INDUSTRIAL & FLEX PROPERTIES
Tom Ellixson specializes in the leasing, sale and acquisition of industrial and flex properties in the Metropolitan Phoenix area. He has a strong knowledge of the industrial market and always puts his clients first to ensure they reach their ideal outcome. Since joining Menlo Group in 2017, Tom has closed nearly 100 deals worth over $35 million in total considerations.
Previously, Tom was one of the top producers for W.B. Mason, one of the largest privately held office supply companies in the U.S. He is also a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where he earned a degree in Food Marketing. He enjoys playing basketball, rooting for his hometown Philadelphia sports teams, and taking advantage of the outdoor activities Phoenix has to offer. Above all, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife and their young sons.
DESIGNATED BROKER, CCIM, SIOR, OFFICE, MEDICAL OFFICE, CHILD CARE
Grafton Milne, CCIM, SIOR,helped found Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate in 2008 and became the company’s designated broker in 2018. He specializes in the sales and leasing of office, medical office, investment and special use properties. Grafton is among the Valley’s top commercial real estate advisors for childcare properties, including charter schools, private schools and preschools. He is well-known and respected across the Valley because of his honest, hard-working negotiation approach and ability to establish relationships with landlords, tenants and other brokers.
Grafton has earned his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) designations, signifying that he is the top of his field. He is also a graduate of Brigham Young University, earning a degree in Marketing and a minor in Business. Outside the office, Grafton enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He is an active member of his church and community, including the Boy Scouts of America. Grafton is also an Ironman Triathlete and enjoys traveling with family and friends.
Stuart Milne, CCIM, specializes in representing landlords, sellers and investors in the disposition of professional and medical office spaces across the Valley. He joined Menlo Group in January 2009 and has earned a great reputation among his clients. A native Arizonan, Stuart has enjoyed watching the area grow and has a broad knowledge of the market to help his clients reach their real estate objectives.
Stuart has acquired the internationally recognized Certified Commercial Investment Membership (CCIM) designation. A CCIM is a recognized expert in the commercial and investment real estate industry. The CCIM designation is earned after successfully completing a designation process that ensures CCIMs are proficient not only in theory, but also in practice. The elite group of CCIMs includes brokers, leasing professionals, investment counselors, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, property managers, developers, institutional investors, commercial lenders, attorneys, banks, and other allied professionals.
Stuart is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Business Management. When he’s not in the office, Stuart loves spending time with his wife and four children. He also enjoys outdoor activities and numerous sports. Stuart is active in his church and community and is always looking for an opportunity to serve.
Stuart Milne, CCIM
Senior Vice President
Medical Office | Office
PRESIDENT, CCIM, MBA, OFFICE
Tanner Milne, MBA, CCIM, SIOR, has been involved with commercial real estate development and brokerage since 2003. He has facilitated and negotiated transactions with values in excess of $500 million, carrying projects from site acquisition to final close out. This experience provides clients value in understanding the critical path of buying, selling and leasing commercial real estate. Tanner founded Menlo Group in 2008 with the objective of delivering unparalleled value to clients through service, innovation and solutions. As a leader in the East Valley dental, medical and professional office condo markets, Tanner has helped many of the Valley’s top doctors, dentists and entrepreneurs locate space while negotiating favorable deals in their behalf.
After earning a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, Tanner went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University. He has also earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member and Society of Industrial and Office Realtors designations. Tanner enjoys reading business books in his spare time. Some of his favorites are Good to Great, Think and Grow Rich and How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. Tanner is married with five beautiful children. He loves good food, Brazil and the beach.
Tanner Milne, MBA | CCIM | SIOR
Office | Medical/Dental Office | Industrial
Nyal Sewell serves as Director at Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate. In his role, he assists a variety of businesses and property owners to reach their commercial real estate goals. Prior to joining Menlo Group, Nyal was an Associate at Goldman Sachs in their Global Markets Division. His Finance degree from Brigham Young University prepared him for a successful career at Goldman Sachs and continues to serve his commercial real estate clients.
Outside the office, Nyal enjoys being outdoors, running, surfing and cooking good food. He also has taken apart and semi-rebuilt a number of different cars. Nyal is married and has one young son, and the family enjoys spending time at the beach.
Jason Triano specializes in the representation of buyers and tenants looking for dental, medical, veterinary and professional office space. Since joining Menlo Group in 2018, Jason has negotiated purchase and lease assignments valued at over $25 million in total considerations. He has helped many startups to sign their first lease and established practitioners to expand or relocate their practices. Jason has also successfully worked through several sale/leaseback investment assignments for property owners who have chosen to capitalize on the strong resale market and remain in their space as a tenant. Prior to working at Menlo Group, Jason served for seven years as Vice President at Bank of America in a Business Development role, providing lending solutions to physicians, dentists and veterinarians across the Southwest for their real estate and practice needs.
Jason is a 2001 graduate of the Arizona Institute of Business, where he earned a degree in Business Management. He is a member of the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association and is currently pursuing the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation from the CCIM Institute. Jason is actively involved with his community as a volunteer for Feed My Starving Children and a Henry’s Member of ICAN, where he works on a team to organize and raise capital to help local, at-risk youth. He is also married to a Phoenix native and has two daughters.
Medical/Dental/Vet Office | Office
DIRECTOR OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Shane Bennett oversees Menlo Group’s project management department. In his role, Shane coordinates with clients on their commercial real estate renovations, tenant improvements, ground-up construction and other projects. He enjoys building relationships with clients and learning about their visions, needs and goals, while providing desired outcomes.
Shane joined Menlo Group after a successful 22-year career in dental office design, construction, and equipment and technology sales. He represented Patterson Dental in both St. Louis and Phoenix before joining Henry Schein in 2013. Shane is married to his wonderful wife Alyson, and they have five children: one boy and four girls. In his free time, Shane enjoys side-by-side ATV adventures and supporting his family members in meeting their individual goals and aspirations.
Lisa Ingram joined Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate in 2011 and has played an integral part in the company’s growth. As Senior Transaction Manager, Lisa manages each transaction from start to finish to facilitate a smooth and successful closing for each client.
Lisa graduated from Brigham Young University—Idaho with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education and taught for a brief time before joining Menlo Group. Lisa is an Arizona Notary and holds an Arizona Real Estate license. When not at work, Lisa can be found at the beach, watching basketball and spending time with her husband. She also enjoys enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies, listening to music and eating great food.
Maggie Kuta is Director of Marketing at Menlo Group. She joined the team in 2018 in a dual marketing/receptionist role before transitioning into her current position. As Director of Marketing, Maggie oversees the strategy, budget and execution of all marketing efforts at Menlo Group. Some of her favorite projects include writing, designing content and managing the company’s social media accounts.
A South Dakota native, Maggie had to adjust to city life and the warmer climate, but she has fallen in love with the people and landscapes of the Valley. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in business management from Brigham Young University. In her free time, she and her husband enjoy watching movies, playing board games and spending time with family.
Mary Larsen joined the Menlo Group team in 2020. As a transaction manager, she helps facilitate the real estate process from start to finish. Prior to joining Menlo Group, Mary worked for an Arizona Title Company, where she gained the experience and knowledge needed to guide clients to a smooth closing. Mary also has earned her Arizona Real Estate license in an effort to help Menlo Group grow as much as possible.
Mary graduated from Briar Cliff University-Iowa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. In her free time, she can be found going on adventures with her roommate and dog, visiting all the best ice cream shops in the Valley and going to Disneyland.
Kody Miller, MBA, is Chief Operating Officer at Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate. In his role, he leads the company’s recruiting efforts, manages business operations and strategy, and oversees a variety of special projects.
Prior to working at Menlo Group, Kody established a successful career in operations, supply chain and finance. He worked for two years at British Petroleum, where he successfully renegotiated a three-year supply helicopter lease contract that saved the company $30 million. Kody then spent over six years at Intel, serving most recently as a Senior Strategic Finance Analyst.
Kody holds a degree in Accounting from Arizona State University and an MBA from Michigan State University. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, reading self-development books and participating in water sports. Kody is married with four young children, and the family enjoys serving at Feed My Starving Children together.
Brittany Moe serves as a transaction manager at Menlo Group. In her role, she coordinates with the advisor team to help clients reach their real estate objectives. Her eye for detail and management skills enable her to bring each deal to a successful close. With over 12 years of customer service experience, Brittany always puts clients and their businesses first.
Brittany holds a degree in Communications from South Dakota State University and is pursuing her Arizona Real Estate License. She is also married and has one son. When out of the office, Brittany can be found hiking with her dogs, trying new recipes, or visiting new places.
Wendy Webster joined Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate in 2016 and serves as the Office Manager. In her role, Wendy plans company events, handles accounts receivable and accounts payable, oversees human resources, and keeps the office running smoothly.
Wendy studied Psychology at Troy University—Alabama and worked for ten years as a substance abuse counselor for young adults. She also held various administrative and management positions before joining Menlo Group. Wendy is a native Arizonan, and when she’s not in the office, she can be found on the volleyball court, in the mountains or with family and friends.