Veteran brokers, Mary Nollenberger, Kevin Weller and Nicole Ridber Join ORION’s Top Performing Retail Division.

Article originally posted on Commercial Executive Magazine on June 11, 2021

ORION Investment Real Estate begins 2021 with the expansion of its Retail Division. Joining ORION are veteran brokers Mary Nollenberger, Nicole Ridberg and Kevin Weller. “We’ve known Mary and Nicole for years and have always been impressed by their accomplishments within the industry. Along with Kevin, they have built a dynamic retail team known for their expertise from land acquisition, development, lease-up and the eventual disposition of an asset. Their rock-solid relationships in the retail community are testament to their commitment to providing superior service to their clients while maintaining a high standard of ethics.” said Sean Stutzman, Principal and Designated Broker at ORION.

Mary Nollenberger most recently served as the Director of Leasing and Retail Investment Sales for a national brokerage firm where she specialized in trade area feasibility, brand development, and strategic expansion. She has represented area developers and landlords for two decades. Mary has been responsible for site selection for local and national retail tenants including regional and national roll out and expansion strategies. She prides herself in establishing trustworthy and long-term business relationships with her clients by providing an unprecedented level of customer service that exceeds expectations. Mary has been recognized for many commercial real estate awards & achievements over the last several years for her outstanding performance.

Nicole Ridberg has worked in the industry for eighteen years, learning and mastering every stage of the commercial process. She worked alongside her father Rick Ridberg MD, for seven years in the area of medical real estate, doing all aspects of both leases and sales and has since transitioned into Retail. She has been an integral member of development teams that have built over 500,000 square feet of award-winning multi-tenant projects. Nicole started in medical real estate and has transitioned into retail to work alongside her mother, Mary.

Nicole has been in the industry for 18 years and has been an integral part of development teams that have built over 500,000 square feet of award-winning multi-tenant projects. She has listed or co-listed the sale and leasing of over 2,000,000 square feet of office & retail space.

Kevin Weller was raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, and is an Arizona transplant through Arizona State University. He attended the W.P. Carey School of Business and graduated with degrees in Entrepreneurship, Finance and Real Estate. Kevin sets his goals high and is already an active member in the Commercial Real Estate market closing many deals over his first few years. Kevin’s work ethic, tenacity and passion for the industry help make him a trusted advocate among retail landlords and developers throughout the Phoenix market.

“We appreciated our long tenure and relationships at our previous firm, but ultimately decided to make a switch because of the marketing support and platform that ORION provides its agents. We are looking forward to this next chapter in our careers,” commented Nollenberger.

ORION looks to continue its expansion in 2021, with their recent relocation of the company headquarters to the Scottsdale Fashion Square Offices at the corner of Scottsdale and Camelback Roads. ORION’s Founding Partner, Ari Spiro, notes, “We are looking forward to continuing our growth through Synergy, Support and Service. And Synergy starts with hiring the right people like Mary, Nicole, and Kevin — strong producers that work well with others that have a great reputation in the commercial real estate community. We look forward to supporting them with our top-tier marketing and administrative support and help them grow their business by enhancing the firstclass experience that their clients have grown accustomed to.”