Nicholas Aldini serves as Director at Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate. In his role, he specializes in helping retail tenants/buyers and landlords/sellers reach their real estate goals through creative strategies. Nicholas has a passion for helping individuals build generational wealth through wise real estate investments.
Nicholas brings more than six years of networking experience from his time as a recruiter for companies including PayPal, DISYS and TEKsystems. For his efforts, he was recognized as Recruiter of the Year, received the Team Player Award, and achieved membership in the Presidents Club.
Nicholas is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, where he earned dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Advertising and Public Relations. Outside of the office, he can be found golfing, playing pickleball, cooking, snowboarding and scuba diving. Nicholas also enjoys spending time with his fiancee, large extended family and dog, Leroy.
Rich Andrus, MBA, SIOR, CCIM, specializes in the sale 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.
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Steve Berghoff, SIOR, CCIM, is an experienced commercial real estate broker who specializes in the leasing, sale and acquisition of medical office properties across the Metropolitan Phoenix area. Steve helps landlords and tenants achieve their commercial real estate goals and is highly regarded in the industry.
Steve previously attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He has been a commercial real estate office broker for over 16 years and has earned the top industry designations: CCIM & SIOR. Steve’s interests include playing golf, watching Nebraska football and Creighton basketball, dining out, reading, and spending time with his wife and young daughter. He is also a graduate of the FBI Phoenix Citizens Academy and the Scottsdale Police Department Citizens Academy.
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Steve Berghoff, SIOR | CCIM
Senior Vice President
Medical Office | Office
VICE PRESIDENT, CCIM, INDUSTRIAL & FLEX
Tom Ellixson, CCIM, 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 130 deals worth nearly $78 million in total considerations. Tom holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation.
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.
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Mark Haslip, MBA, SIOR, CCIM, specializes in the sale and leasing of office and investment properties with an emphasis in medical and dental tenant/buyer representation. He has helped many of the Valley’s dentists and doctors start up, relocate and expand their practices. Mark’s ability to establish relationships, clarify issues and provide novel solutions will bring positive results to your real estate needs. To better serve his clients, Mark earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation in 2019 and the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS designation in 2022.
Mark graduated Cum Laude from the University of Utah, majoring in Psychology and minoring in both Chemistry and Biology. He earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Prior to joining Menlo Group, Mark managed a multi-million dollar territory for Henry Schein Dental, a Fortune 500 dental supply and equipment company. He was a consistent top producer at Henry Schein, earning numerous accolades such as Traditional Sales Equipment Champion, Business Solutions Champion and Rookie of the Year.
In his spare time, you can find Mark spending time with his wife and their six children. He enjoys all things sports, but his favorites are golf and fly fishing.
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Mark Haslip, MBA | SIOR | CCIM
DESIGNATED BROKER, SIOR, CCIM, PROFESSIONAL/MEDICAL OFFICE, CHILD CARE, INVESTMENT
Grafton Milne, SIOR, CCIM, is Co-Founder and Designated Broker of Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate. He helps oversee the company’s sales, recruiting, training and expansion efforts. Throughout his career, Grafton has closed hundreds of sale and lease transactions of office, medical office, investment and special use properties.
Grafton is also among the Valley’s top advisors for child care properties, including charter schools, private schools and preschools. He has exclusive relationships with the Arizona Early Childhood Education Association and Candelen (formerly known as the Association for Supportive Child Care). He acts as a sponsor for the organizations’ events and a business advisor for their members.
To further help child care owners, Grafton compiled knowledge gained throughout his career as a child care real estate advisor into his book “Childcare Center Success: How to Maximize Profits and Minimize Mistakes.” The book outlines tips for starting and running a successful child care center and is available on Amazon.
Grafton is one of only a few professionals in Arizona to earn both the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and the Society of Industrial and Office REALTORS (SIOR) designations, signifying that he is among the top of his field. He earned a degree in Marketing and a minor in Business from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Grafton is an active member of his church congregation and community. He is married with four beautiful children, and in his free time, he enjoys traveling, competing in Ironman Triathlons and working on his next book.
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Stuart Milne, SIOR, 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) and Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) designations, signifying that he is an expert in his field. He has closed hundreds of deals totaling more than $100 million in total considerations and more than 1 million sq. ft. throughout his career.
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 is also passionate about staying active and has completed multiple triathlons and marathons. He enjoys being outdoors and participating in numerous sports. Stuart is active in his church and community and is always looking for an opportunity to serve others around him.
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Tanner Milne, MBA, SIOR, CCIM, has been involved with commercial real estate development and brokerage since 2003. He has facilitated and negotiated transactions with values in excess of $550 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 on 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.
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Tanner Milne, MBA | SIOR | CCIM
Office | Medical/Dental Office | Industrial
DIRECTOR, OFFICE, HOSPITALITY, INVESTMENT
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 with two young children, and the family enjoys spending time at the beach.
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Jason Triano, CCIM, 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 more than $54 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 has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation from the CCIM Institute. A CCIM is a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate. 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.
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Jason Triano, CCIM
Medical/Dental/Vet Office | Office
Ashley Anderson joined Menlo Group in 2023 as a Property Management Accountant and quickly moved into her current role as Controller. Her love of math, attention to detail and problem-solving skills enable her to successfully manage the finances of a growing business and property portfolio. Ashley brings five years of accounting experience from her time at Alliance Residential, Park Place Communities and Chamberlain & Associates.
Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Connecticut College. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking and doing yoga. Ashley also coaches girl’s volleyball at Veritas Preparatory Academy, the high school she attended.
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.
Kailee Buss joined Menlo Group in 2023 as the Receptionist before joining the Property Management Team. As Assistant Property Manager, she enjoys communicating with clients, onboarding new properties, and keeping property information organized.
Originally a Wisconsin native, Kailee relocated to attend Arizona State University, where she earned a degree in Business Communication. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, watching movies and visiting new coffee shops. Kailee previously worked as a campus missionary for her local church congregation and remains involved in planning events and serving in other capacities.
Brandon Child serves as Director of Property Management at Menlo Group. His leadership has played a crucial role in the growth of Menlo’s Property Management Division. Before joining the team, Brandon gained more than 13 years of experience in the restoration field, where he earned and maintained relationships with property owners, contractors and property managers. He also learned the particulars of maintaining and avoiding damage on properties–knowledge that he puts to use to control costs for the property owners and associations we represent.
Brandon is married with five growing boys. The family is actively engaged in service to members of the community who face homelessness and mental illness. In his free time, he enjoys dirt and mountain biking, watching cheesy romantic comedies with his family, and completing house projects. Brandon also volunteers regularly with the youth at his church.
Amy Frehner first joined the Menlo Group team in 2017. In her role as transaction manager, she coordinates with the advisor team and clients to ensure each deal runs smoothly. Amy also holds an Arizona Real Estate license.
Amy graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a degree in Psychology. She has an experienced background in customer service and believes every client’s voice should be heard. In her free time, Amy enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and spending time with her husband and young daughter.
Logan Gililland joined Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate following her 2021 graduation from Arizona State University, where she double majored in Psychology and Neuroscience. In her role, Logan is responsible for hiring and onboarding new employees, maintaining company culture, and managing employee benefits and payroll. Her creativity and organization skills help keep the office running smoothly.
Logan grew up in Gilbert, Ariz. and loves to explore her home state. In her free time, she enjoys paddle boarding, watching movies with her friends, and traveling with her family.
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 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 and its sister companies. 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.
Chandler McCormick joined Menlo Group in 2022 and quickly moved from Assistant Property Manager to Property Manager. In her position, she communicates with our property management team members, owners and tenants to ensure issues are handled efficiently and effectively. Chandler has experience in sales, marketing and customer service from her time with eXp Realty, Yelp, Bourbon & Bones, Walmart and Audacy Radio.
Chandler graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in marketing from Grand Canyon University. She and her husband enjoy working out, going to the gym and completing home improvement projects together. Her other interests include her two dogs, music, photography, and true crime shows and podcasts.
Felicity McCracken serves as Menlo Group’s receptionist. In her role, she provides excellent customer service to our clients and vendor partners. Felicity’s emphasis on communication, organizational skills and attention to detail ensures the office always runs smoothly.
Felicity attended Northern Arizona University before transferring to Arizona State University, where she graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education. In her free time, she enjoys baking, cooking, hiking and spending time with her cats. She is also an active volunteer at the Humane Society.
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. Kody played an integral role in Menlo Group’s acquisition of a property management company and the expansion of that service offering.
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.
Jessica Moorman, MBA, serves as Client Relations Manager. In her role, she works side-by-side with Menlo Group’s Designated Broker Grafton Milne to ensure all deals run smoothly. Jessica prides herself in being an excellent communicator and advocate for her clients.
Jessica has a background in project management and customer service. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University with concurrent bachelor’s degrees in Entrepreneurship and Digital Marketing. She then earned an MBA with a concentration in Leadership from Creighton University. Jessica also holds an Arizona Real Estate License.
A native to Arizona, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family, trying new restaurants, traveling and hosting movie marathons. She is also a proud dog mom.
Mary Porter-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 and is a Notary Public 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 wife and dog, visiting all the best ice cream shops in the Valley and going to Disneyland.
Lauren Waner serves as Project Coordinator at Menlo Group. She plays a pivotal role in supporting the Project Management Team and helping our clients reach their goals. Lauren’s organizational and problem-solving skills enable her to manage every detail of our clients’ commercial real estate projects.
Prior to joining Menlo Group, Lauren earned a degree in Human Systems Engineering from Arizona State University. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, working out and spending time with her husband. Lauren also volunteers regularly with her church by helping plan activities for the children and church-wide events.