Principal, CEO & Designated Broker
Michael A. Sarabia, CEO of DSW Commercial, developed and implemented DSW’s investment platform and strategy in the western United States. Prior to this investment platform, Michael worked on ground-up commercial real estate development with expertise in entitlement and construction. His extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of pre-development and due diligence have been a valuable asset in underwriting targeted investments. Michael brings a “hands-on” approach to this course of action. Michael’s ability to identify market voids and conduct in-depth feasibility studies coupled with his understanding of area demographics is the cornerstone of DSW Commercial. He has the experience necessary to navigate the complex equity and financing components of acquisitions. Michael is a graduate of the University of Arizona, a licensed broker in the state of Arizona, a member of Southern Arizona Leadership Council (SALC), a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a candidate of CCIM.
Principal, Director of Asset Management & Leasing
James Hardman, Director of Asset Management & Leasing, oversees DSW’s managed portfolio including third-party asset management, lease administration, office association management, and facilities management. James is also involved in site analysis, acquisition and development of DSW investments. James has been active in the industry since 1997. James joined DSW Commercial in 2004 as a commercial real estate agent and property manager. James’ brokerage transactions include the sale/ purchase of investment properties, tenant representation/lease negotiation, landlord representation /lease negotiation and owner/user acquisitions. A graduate of the University of Arizona with a B.S. degree in Regional Development, James is a certified member of the CCIM Institute, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Metropolitan Pima Alliance (MPA).
Angela began her commercial real estate career in 2005 and has been with DSW since 2010. She received her bachelors’ degree in business management and brings ten years comprehensive business experience in addition to real estate. Angela oversees operations at DSW Commercial including policies & procedures, new technologies and compliance. She is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson, a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, and a Registered Property Tax Agent in the state of Arizona.
Assistant Property Manager
Sandra Sarabia began her career in real estate in 2008, joining DSW in 2015. Her deep sense of service and integrity are the foundation for delivering client service that exceeds expectations of tenants. Prior to real estate, Sandra owned and operated her own furniture and design company Casa Bonita and brings passion for creating functional aesthetic design to commercial real estate. She is an active member of BOMA of Greater Tucson. Sandra is a licensed State of Arizona Real Estate Salesperson.
Chris joined DSW Commercial in 2016 after working for the University of Arizona managing research funds. Chris received his Bachelor’s degree in accounting and has ten years comprehensive accounting experience. Chris serves as the lead in-house accountant for DSW Commercial and oversees all financial reporting.
Hunter is a recent MBA graduate from Bowling Green State University who joined the team at the beginning of 2018. He received a bachelor’s degree in Communication with specializations in Sales and Entrepreneurship from BGSU. Previous work experience includes creating marketing campaigns for a multi-million-dollar restaurant franchise and leading sales teams to success at Discount Tire Co., one of the largest domestic tire retailers. He has also led different social organizations, participated in leadership councils and independent international studies. These experiences have equipped him with a solid foundation of knowledge to enter the real estate industry. Hunter will be included in general business operations including property management, marketing, and accounting. He is in the process of becoming a licensed Real Estate Salesperson for the state of Arizona.