Sunbelt Investment Holdings, Inc. Adds Smith, Brooks Griffith to Phoenix Team

Tyler Smith, Vice President of Construction

Phoenix, Ariz. Sunbelt Investment Holdings, Inc. (SIHI), a full-service real estate development company with headquarters in San Diego, Calif., recently hired Tyler Smith as Vice President of Construction and Brooks Griffith as Real Estate Manager at its Phoenix office. The addition of these two roles will continue to strengthen SIHI’s reputation in the Valley and enhance their portfolio in the Southwest. 

As vice president of construction, Smith will be responsible for direct oversight of design and construction for SIHI’s new development portfolio. Smith has a strong passion for building and possesses a record of success in a variety of market sectors, including office, higher education, retail and healthcare. Smith is an experienced leader in all phases of design and construction, creating positive collaboration with architects, consultants and contractors while maintaining the project budget and schedule.

Brooks Griffith, Real Estate Manager

With more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience and most recently as senior project manager for Ryan Companies, Smith is very familiar with construction and design and leading all types of projects. Smith is a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Construction Management, and an Arizona native who is deeply rooted in the Phoenix market.

“The addition of Tyler and Brooks to our team brings a broad range of experience, which will have a positive impact on our future growth in the local market,” said Todd Holzer, President of Sunbelt Investment Holdings. “Their knowledge of all aspects of the development process will continue to strengthen our strategic growth throughout Arizona and particularly in the Valley.”

In Griffith’s new role as real estate manager, he will oversee all land acquisition and disposition activities across Arizona. He has a comprehensive understanding of the Phoenix real estate market and an extensive background in residential and commercial land sales. He has a focused and deliberate approach to the business which will complement his years of experience working on entitlements and feasibility studies for future development and investment opportunities for SIHI. 

Griffith joins SIHI from Cushman & Wakefield with 13 years of experience as a residential and commercial land specialist. He is originally from Wichita, KS where he grew up in the business, learning the commercial real estate business from his grandfather. He graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with degrees in Economics and Psychology before ultimately deciding to make the move to Phoenix to pursue his passion in real estate.

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About Sunbelt Investment Holdings, Inc.

Based in San Diego, Calif., Sunbelt Investment Holdings Inc. (SIHI) is a privately held real estate company owning, managing, and developing high-quality commercial real estate assets utilizing a long-term ownership perspective. For over 40 years, their properties have been known for marking the crossroads of commerce throughout the Southwest. SIHI currently owns and operates 20 high-quality neighborhood and power shopping centers in Southern California and Arizona with over 3.5 million square feet of leasable space. In addition, SIHI owns over 2,300 acres of commercial land around the metro Phoenix area.

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