Darren Tappen, senior vice president and managing director of Kidder Mathews Phoenix office, has been honored as top AZ Business Leader in the Broker Managers category by AZ Big Media.
AZ Big Media selected innovative entrepreneurs and the most outstanding Arizona business leaders in healthcare, real estate, construction, education, banking, financial services, manufacturing, technology, and law. Out of 5,000 leaders, 500 made the AZ Business Leaders list and are considered to be the most influential leaders in their industries and drivers of Arizona’s economy.
Tappen joined Kidder Mathews in 2015, with the opening of the firm’s Phoenix office and 11 brokers. Since then, he has helped lead the expansion of the Phoenix office to 26 brokers. Additionally, in the last year, Kidder Mathew added debt & equity finance, property management, and valuation advisory services in Phoenix, increasing the number of professionals and staff to a total of 47 in the region. To accommodate the growth, Kidder Mathews moved from a 6,000 square foot space to a brand new 11,000 square foot office in August of last year.
Kidder Mathews attributes its fast-growing success to its unique platform, and to the national trend of consolidation in the commercial real estate industry among publicly held firms, which is typically less favorable to professional service providers. Kidder Mathews is a privately held firm that is known for its strong marketing, research support, and streamlined management structure. Due to the attractive culture, the firm boasts 54 Best Places to Work Awards in multiple publications on the West Coast.
About Kidder Mathews
Kidder Mathews is the largest independently owned commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with over 800 real estate professionals and staff in 22 offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona. Kidder Mathews offers a complete range of brokerage, appraisal, property management, consulting, project & construction management, and debt & equity finance services for all property types. The firm performs $9 billion in transactions, manages over 70 million square feet of space, and conducts over 1,600 appraisals annually. For more information, visit kidder.com.