SOURCE: Prudential CRES

January 24, 2007 08:00 ET

Prudential CRES Names Industry Veteran William C. Saul as President of Arizona Operations

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 24, 2007 -- Prudential CRES Commercial Real Estate, one of the nation's fastest growing commercial real estate networks, welcomes William C. Saul as president of its Arizona operations. Saul will set a clear vision for the firm, oversee commercial real estate opportunities, create an environment conducive to fulfilling goals, and recruit the key talent necessary to meet business objectives.

According to David Illsley, vice president of sales and designated broker for Prudential CRES in Arizona, "We are honored that Bill Saul has joined our staff to lead our brokerage operations. His vision, impressive leadership skills and professional experience will help us meet or exceed our aggressive growth strategies."

Saul formerly was the managing partner at Hendricks and Partners in Phoenix, the largest 100 percent multi-family brokerage and research firm in the United States, where he was a national recruiter, professional sales trainer and an institutional apartment group coordinator. Previously, he was managing director of Colliers International where he increased regional sales from $165 million to $855 million, managed sales representatives and employees, and implemented a training course to speed agents' profitability. Prior to Colliers, Saul was an area partner for JPI Development in Dallas, Texas, where he developed 1,750 apartments over a three-year period and oversaw the design and construction of approximately 150 million square feet of development.

"This is an exciting opportunity for me to transform Prudential CRES into a full-service commercial brokerage firm serving the state of Arizona," says Saul.

Currently, Saul is the chairman of the Board of Directors for Anytown AZ, Inc., an organization dedicated to building stronger communities, and also sits on the Board of Adjustments for the City of Phoenix. He and his wife, Peggy, have been married for 17 years and reside in Phoenix.

About Prudential CRES

Commercial Real Estate Solutions (CRES) was formed in 2000 to provide commercial strategic planning, consulting and training to real estate brokerage companies and real estate departments of major corporations. In 2001, Prudential Commercial Services (PCS) joined with CRES to establish a new standard for commercial real estate brokerage operations.

PCS, a division of the Prudential Real Estate Affiliates (PREA), has a service agreement with CRES to provide strategic planning, consulting, training, hands-on-transition services, franchise sales and continuous support to PCS franchises exclusive to the PCS network. Prudential CRES Commercial Real Estate companies are select, professional companies with a foundation of performance-oriented systems and a proven track record for performance. Prudential CRES Commercial Real Estate creates a consistent national brand for PCS offices. For more information, visit www.PrudentialCRES.com or call 480-451-9077.

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