Velocity Retail Group Expands with Tucson Office

/Velocity Retail Group Expands with Tucson Office

Velocity Retail Group is expanding by opening an office in southern Arizona.  The new Tucson office is located at 6061 E. Grant Road effective January 3, 2018. The office will be lead by Brian Harpel, Senior Vice President and Associate Broker for the new office. This is the second office for Velocity Retail Group which was founded in 2005 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Harpel, a veteran of the commercial real estate industry has spent nearly 30 years handling all aspects within the retail commercial arena including shopping center leasing and sales, tenant representation, as well as coordinating development activities for retail centers.  In his new role with Velocity Retail, Harpel will focus on growing the Landlord Advisory Services division in Tucson as well as Phoenix.

“Velocity Retail Group has a tremendous reputation throughout the Southwest.  I am eager to be able to join forces with such an experienced and dedicated group of professionals. The Velocity Retail platform is known for an extremely high level of service, integrity and client results,” said Harpel.

Velocity Retail Group’s Dave Cheatham, President commented, “Brian is a proven leader and will complement our existing Landlord Advisory group by growing the service platform we currently offer.  We are pleased to have boots on the ground in Tucson and further expand our client relationships within the market.”

Harpel is active in numerous civic and professional organizations and is fully ingrained in the Tucson business community as a proven leader and contributor.  He attended the University of Arizona and holds a Bachelor Degree in Management.

He can be reached at: 602-682-8150 or 520-721-7999


About the Author:

Tony has been in the technology business for nearly 18 years. Of those 18 years, 11 of them have been served in commerical real estate companies like CB Richard Ellis, Staubach Retail, and Velocity Retail Group. Tony has touched nearly every facet of the technology industry from desktop support to building networks and phone systems to programming proprietary transaction and customer relationship management applications. In his current position with Velocity Retail,Tony continues to develop cutting-edge software applications that enable our brokerage teams to manage transactions to completion, focus on the details and report on the success. He's also developed a proprietary application platform that actively integrates our clients into the transaction. Via the browser, our clients can collaborate around the locations and requirements in the context of an online, digital map. As a media professional, Tony continues to produce our amazing videos, photos, websites and other online media. A proven leader and strong support of not-for-profit organizations, Tony serves on the Board of Directors for Desert Heights Charter Schools in Glendale, AZ., where he has maintained an executive position since 2009. He also enjoys a position within the Velocity Retail media group as a photographer and film-maker for Northrise University in the country of Zambia.