Our Board

Our board of directors plays a pivotal role in providing invaluable insights, strategic counsel, and effective leadership towards our objectives.

Our board contributes a wealth of knowledge, foresight, and direction that are instrumental in achieving success both for us and you.
Tom Allen, CCIM President, Principal
President, Principal

Tom Allen, CCIM

Gus Blass
Cushman Wakefield Sage Partners

Gus Blass

Jhonelle Hunt
Hunt Ventures

Johnelle Hunt

T.J. Lefler, CCIM Principal
Principal

T.J. Lefler, CCIM

Mark Saviers
Principal | CWSP

Mark Saviers

Marshall Saviers, Chief Executive Officer, Principal
Chief Executive Officer, Principal

Marshall Saviers, SIOR

Brian Shaw Director of Development at Blue Crane
VP of Dev | Blue Crane

Brian Shaw

Vice Chairman, Principal

Tommy L Van Zandt

President, Principal

Tom Allen, CCIM

Professional Expertise

As President, Tom serves on the company’s Board of Directors and has a leadership role in the performance of the company (Sage Partners). Tom works with corporate, private, and public clients in the commercial real estate industry. He is the exclusive and primary contact for Hunt Ventures’ commercial real estate portfolio where he is responsible for the development, leasing, sales, acquisition, and management of Hunt Venture’s portfolio of office and retail properties. In addition, Tom works with clients from a broad spectrum of individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield | Sage Partners, Tom began his commercial real estate career in 1998 as a Real Estate Manager with Walmart where he led a team to identify new sites for Supercenters, Sam’s Clubs and Neighborhood Markets. In addition, Tom gained valuable experience selling outlots, leasing, subleasing and selling vacant big boxes (dark stores) for Walmart and Sam’s Club.

Professional Affiliations

  • CCIM, Past President Arkansas Chapter
  • ICSC Member
  • ULI Member

Community Leadership

  • Board Member & Executive Committee – Rogers Lowell Chamber
  • Benton County Quorum Court 2000 – 2022 (elected position) – Served as Chairman Finance Committee
  • Former Rogers City Councilman 1996 – 2000
  • Deacon & Teacher of Life Group, First Baptist Church of Rogers (serve on Building Committee)
  • Leadership Rogers Class of 1996
  • Board of Advisors – NWA First Tee
  • Board Member NWA Alzheimer’s Association (Chairman of Walk Campaign)
  • Board Member of NWA Food Bank Capital Campaign
  • Board of Directors – United Bank

Education

  • B.S.B.A. Business, Major – Marketing, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Cushman Wakefield Sage Partners

Gus Blass

Hunt Ventures

Johnelle Hunt

Principal

T.J. Lefler, CCIM

Professional Expertise

T.J. Lefler has 16 years of experience working with national buyers and investment sales properties and currently serves as a Principal and Executive Vice President with Cushman & Wakefield | Sage Partners.

Accomplishments

  • Leased/Sold over 6 million commercial Square feet in Arkansas
  • 16 years of experience working with nationwide buyers and focusing primarily on statewide investment sales of all types of commercial property

Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
  • Leadership Fayetteville Graduate, Class XXI
  • Leadership Arkansas Graduate, Class VIII

Professional Recognition

  • Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Fast 15 – 2011
  • Arkansas Business Journal Twenty in their 20s – 2011
  • Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Forty under 40 – 2018

Community Leadership

  • Member of the Dean’s Alumni Advisory Council for the Walton College of Business
  • Participant of the Susan G. Komen Ozark 2020 BigWig Campaign
  • Member Fellowship Bible Church
  • Previous board member of K-Life
  • Previous board member of the Red Cross

Education

  • BSBA in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Arkansas
Principal | CWSP

Mark Saviers

Chief Executive Officer, Principal

Marshall Saviers, SIOR

Professional Expertise

Marshall Saviers, CEO of Cushman & Wakefield | Sage Partners brings 22 years of commercial real estate experience and is consistently one of the top brokers in the region with an extensive client list, including many Fortune 500 companies. He has completed thousands of lease transactions across the country that total millions of square feet. Additionally, he has been involved in many of the largest investment sales and lease transactions in the region totaling over $800 million in the past three years.

Clients Served

  • Abbott Labs
  • Amazon
  • Arvest Bank
  • Bayer Healthcare
  • BNSF Logistics
  • Cisco Systems
  • Clorox
  • Dr.Pepper
  • FedEx
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Highlands Oncology
  • JB Hunt
  • Kellogg’s
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Mercy Health System
  • Paramount / MTV
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Shell Oil
  • Simmons Foods
  • Team Direct
  • Tyson Foods
  • UAMS

Major Transactions

  • Sale of Two Medical Buildings in Little Rock totaling 300,000 SF for $35,000,000
  • Transplace Office Building Build to Suit in Rogers for 150,000 SF
  • Multifamily/Affordable Housing Sale of 20 different properties for $35,0000,000
  • Assembled a three-building sale-leaseback with a large engineering/architectural firm totaling to approximately 100,000 SF
  • Negotiated lease on behalf of Simmons Foods for 1 million SF industrial building
  • Represented large logistics company during $53 million land purchase
  • Buyer representation for investment group purchasing 282,993 SF office portfolio

Accomplishments

  • Involved in many of the largest and most complex real estate transactions in the state of Arkansas
  • Represent JB Hunt on many lease negotiations nationwide
  • Work with many medical systems and practices across Arkansas on build to suits, lease negotiations, etc.

Professional Affiliations

  • LEED®AP
  • SIOR
  • Member of the Urban Land Institute

Professional Recognition

  • Four-time Member of the Arkansas 250 – Arkansas’ Most Influential Leaders
  • Northwest Arkansas Business Journal 2017 Forty Under 40
  • CoStar Power Broker

Community Leadership

  • Member of the Northwest Arkansas Council, Vice Chair of Council
  • Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation, Board of Directors
  • University of Arkansas Technology Foundation Board
  • Board Member of Theatre Squared

Education

  • BBA from Southern Methodist University
VP of Dev | Blue Crane

Brian Shaw

Vice Chairman, Principal

Tommy L Van Zandt

Professional Expertise

Tommy Van Zandt has 34 years of experience in commercial real estate in the Northwest Arkansas, Dallas and Texas markets with a focus on corporate services/tenant representation, office development, owner representation, property management consulting, and site acquisition. He currently serves as Sr. Vice President Cushman & Wakefield | Sage Partners and is an original founding member of Sage Partners.

Before forming Sage Partners, Tommy served as Sr. Vice President of Transwestern Commercial Services Dallas Office Division responsible for overseeing property management and leasing of a 10 million square foot commercial office building portfolio.

Clients Served

  • Prudential Real Estate Investors, Transwestern, Disney, PepsiCo, Nestlé, Purina, Delta Electronics Group, Ernst & Young, among many others.

Accomplishments

  • PepsiCo, tenant representation, site selection, negotiated build to suit. Provided PepsiCo with the best option for their Walmart sales operations meeting their cost expectations
  • Nestlé, tenant representation for Walmart sales operations
  • Disney, tenant representation for Walmart sales operations
  • Professional Affiliations
  • CEO Forums/Elevate

Community Leadership

  • Beaver Water District Citizens Board
  • City of Fayetteville Development Committee
  • Central United Methodist Church
  • Due to my quadriplegic status, I speak at events around the state, faith and inspirational.

Education

  • University of Arkansas, BSBA Marketing