EXECUTIVE TEAM

Gary M. Linhart*
Founding Partner

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Gary M. Linhart*
Founding Partner

Gary leads ViaWest Group’s capital markets activity, overseeing the sourcing of debt and equity for the company’s various investment opportunities, including long-term programmatic and large-scale institutional investment partners.

Previously at ViaWest, Gary managed the company's multi-family activities, during which time he oversaw the acquisition, conversion, and disposition of over 2,000 apartment units to condominiums for a national multifamily / condominium client.

Prior to forming ViaWest, Gary was a long-time investor in real estate and was president of Grenfell Properties, focusing on real estate acquisitions in Metropolitan Phoenix. Before moving back to Phoenix in 2002, Gary’s work experiences included being a senior investment analyst for a hedge fund, the president and co-founder of a venture-funded technology company, and an associate consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, in New York.  He started his career in Tokyo, Japan at the Bridgestone Corporation, in the department that oversaw all domestic Japan retail operations.

Gary earned his B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University, spent his Junior Year at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan, and earned his M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Gary is fluent in Japanese and proficient in Spanish. He is currently active in the Arizona Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), serves as the Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the Arizona District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is the Chairman of a ULI national product council.

Mr. Linhart holds Series 22, 63 and 65 securities licenses, is a member of FINRA, and oversees the securities compliance function for ViaWest Group.

He resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife Julie and two sons.

Steven R. Schwarz*
Founding Partner

Steven R. Schwarz

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Steven R. Schwarz*
Founding Partner

Steven leads the acquisition and development efforts for ViaWest, while directing certain operational areas and co-managing the investment strategy. He has over twenty years of experience in the development, operations and financing of all types of real estate, with deep experience in industrial and office properties. Through involvement in over $1 billion worth of projects, Steven has provided build-to-suit, speculative development, acquisitions, dispositions and property management services in multiple product types in Arizona, California, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.

Prior to forming ViaWest Properties in 2003, Steven served as SVP of The Plaza Companies, a full service, medical-office and senior-living development and property management company. Prior to joining Plaza, Steven rose through the ranks to become COO and EVP of The Hewson Company, a privately-held, real estate development company in the Western U.S. in which capacity he developed properties ranging from mid-rise office buildings to a 2.2 million square foot industrial complex. Other work experience includes Real Estate Finance work with SunTrust Banks in Atlanta, GA.

Steven graduated from The University of Texas Honors Program with a B.A. with Honors in Marketing. He has served as Chairman of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Arizona Chapter, on the National Board of Directors of NAIOP, and in national and local capacities with Urban Land Institute (ULI). He also serves on numerous local and national boards and councils of non-profit philanthropic, civic and industry organizations including a present term as Board Chairman of the Jewish Community Association of Greater Phoenix and on the National Board of JFNA.

He resides in Paradise Valley, Arizona with his wife Jennifer and three children.


Danny L. Swancey*
Partner/EVP

Danny L. Swancey

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Danny L. Swancey*
Partner/EVP

Danny leads the leasing, asset management, and dispositions functions for ViaWest. Additionally, he is involved with sourcing and negotiating prospective investments, as well as cultivating strategic relationships with select market participants. Danny is a member of the company’s investment committee and senior management committee. He has over 10 years’ experience working in senior management positions for both public and private real estate investment companies.

Prior to joining ViaWest in 2011, Danny served as Vice President for two publicly-traded REITs: Parkway Properties and Pacific Office Properties. Danny has been involved with the acquisition/disposition, repositioning, and management of over $1.2 billion of commercial real estate transactions. As a former military officer, Danny also brings a wealth of operational and leadership experience. While in the Army, he served throughout Europe and the Americas for five years, achieving the rank of Captain.

Danny is a graduate of The United States Military Academy at West Point, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He subsequently earned his MBA in Finance and Real Estate from Yale University. He is on the Education Committee for NAIOP (AZ Chapter), a member of REAIC, serves on the Board for the Men’s Art Council for the Phoenix Art Museum, and actively participates in civic and charity endeavors. Additionally, Danny was selected as one of the Phoenix Business Journal’s Forty-Under-40 Class of 2015, a program saluting the up-and-coming leaders in our community.

Danny resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Danielle.

Carrie L. Temple, CPM®, RPA*
Vice President, Asset Management

Carrie L. Temple

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Carrie L. Temple, CPM®, RPA*
Vice President Asset Management

Carrie brings over 34 years of experience and most recently was the Director of Property Management with Evergreen Development Company.

 

Additionally, Carrie has held senior positions with other prominent real estate development and management companies, as well as, launching and running her own successful property management company for almost 15 years, before merging her company into Evergreen.

 

In her role as Vice President of Asset Management, Carrie will oversee the strategy and day-to-day operations of the property and asset management teams.

 

Carrie holds a dual Bachelor of Science in Real Estate and Finance and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from ASU.  She currently serves as the State Operations Chair for ICSC, is on the board for AZCREW, holds both RPA (BOMA) and CPM (IREM) designations, and is a licensed AZ RE Broker.


John Prince, CPA, CGMA
Chief Financial Officer

John Prince

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John Prince, CPA, CGMA
Chief Financial Officer

John oversees all accounting functions for ViaWest. He has over 30 years of corporate accounting experience as CFO, CAO, and Finance Director of publicly-traded firms and private companies. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Accounting from Ouachita Baptist University. John served as a Director of Arizona MultiBank for over 15 years and holds a number of certifications. He is originally from Oklahoma and is married with two children and grandchildren.


*Real Estate Sales or Brokers License with VWP Realty, LLC, Designated Broker, Steven R. Schwarz

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