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Avondale, AZ –Phoenix West Commercial, LLC announces the recent addition of three Sales and Leasing Associates to their team:  Melissa Marks, Ken Schawl, and Adam Lam.

Melissa Marks specializes in light industrial and retail commercial sales and leasing. While born in Texas and spending the first six years of her life in Honduras in Central America, Melissa has spent her professional life in the greater Phoenix area. She is well acquainted with the entire Maricopa County area.

Melissa went to ASU and Abilene Christian University and obtained her Real Estate license from Arizona School of Real Estate & Business. She worked at Axxess technologies in human resources, led the Signature Professional Development team implementing new customer service procedures for Toyota in San Diego and was Chief Administrator for FourteenSix, Inc. for four years overseeing all aspects of accounting.

Melissa has outstanding customer service skills and excels in client to broker communication. She is committed to serving the best interests of her clients. Having experience with Toyota’s Signature Initiative and with FourteenSix, Inc.’s expansion program, Melissa is skilled in mastering changing technologies that benefit her clients.

Melissa loves spending time with her family and serving in her church – particularly in women and children’s ministry. She is a committed professional eager to develop lifelong relationships with clients. Melissa is taking on new clients at this time so please give her a call.

Ken Schawl specializes in industrial leasing and sales in the state of Arizona. He worked for the United States Postal Service for 33 years with the past 10 years in a managerial position. Ken oversaw hundreds of employees while maintaining customer satisfaction, which gives him a unique perspective on building long term business relationships while adding a new meaning to multi-tasking.

Ken grew up in eastern Iowa in a small town on the banks of the Mississippi River, where he and his wife raised (4) children. In 2013 Ken and his family decided to move to the Phoenix area to enjoy the great weather and multitude of things to do here. Eventually, all of their kids and grandchildren moved to Phoenix as well.

Ken enjoys travelling, hiking, bicycling, fine dining, going to events, spending time with his kids and their families, and hosting weekend get-togethers.

Adam Lam specializes in general commercial real estate with a focus on retail. Mr. Lam brings a solid background of a man with great entrepreneurship. He is the co-founder of Lam's Market, an international grocery business which has now grown to multiple thriving corporations in the West Valley and is still expanding. His 15 years of customer service, sales, accounting, and management experiences have given him the necessary skill sets to get things done. 

He has a passion for real estate and is actively pursuing his CCIM designation. Mr. Lam is also fluent in Vietnamese and is working consistently to strengthen his Spanish and Mandarin languages.

Mr. Lam is a family man that was raised in Arizona, has a loving wife, and two young sons. He is a recognizable activist in the Local Asian Communities and has dedicated his time and services to the Buddhist Temples and donates to multiple food banks and charities. He always believes to strive for success no matter what the challenges may bring and to always remember how important it is to give back.

"Giving back is among the most important and valuable things an entrepreneur can do. Period."



Phoenix West Commercial, LLC ( is an Avondale, Arizona based commercial real estate firm offering services in sales and leasing, tenant/buyer representation, and asset and investment real estate. Follow us on Twitter @PhxWC.


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