Our Team

Over 30 years of service excellence
Jeffrey Pavone - Principal

Jeff Pavone

Principal

Jordan Geotas

Principal

George Odden

Principal

Leona Voltz

Leona Voltz

Designated Broker

Taylor Miller

Vice President

Joe Balbona

Director of Petroleum Sales

Alex Pavone

Alexander Pavone

Commercial Specialist

Gina Palmer

Georgina Palmer

Director of Operations

Mary Essenburg - Marketing Director

Mary Essenburg

Director of Marketing

Our Firm

Our Vision

Our vision is for Commercial Plus to be recognized as the leading real estate and business advisory firm in the geographic markets and industries we serve by always focusing on the best interests of our clients.

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Very Profitable Flex Car Wash, Express Lube and Detail Center

Very Profitable Flex Car Wash, Express Lube and Detail Center

369 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, CA 91786

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Award Winning Flex Car Wash – Fresno, CA

Award Winning Flex Car Wash – Fresno, CA

3854 N. Blackstone Ave., Fresno, CA 93726

$2,400,000 or Business Only is Available for $750,000 with Negotiable Lease Terms

Profitable Meineke Car Care Center

Profitable Meineke Car Care Center

, North Phoenix, AZ

$335,000 (Business Only)

Jeff Pavone

Principal

Jeff Pavone is a licensed commercial real estate agent in multiple states, including Nevada.  Jeff provides mid-level ($1 to $100 million) businesses (general businesses, car washes, gas stations/c-stores) exceptional service and added value at every stage of a transaction, from single sites to large chains. He leads a team of business, financial and industry specific experts that work together to give buyers and sellers the best possible results. Jeff has successfully closed hundreds of commercial transactions with a sales value in excess of $600M.

Jeff’s professional experience is in-depth and widespread.  Previous to entering the commercial real estate arena, he was the co-founder and Vice President/Director of Sales and E-commerce for Law.com, a destination Web site for the legal community. He assisted in the sale of Law.com to American Lawyer Media, the largest legal publisher in the United States. In addition, Jeff was founder and President of National Law Resource, Inc. and lawstuff.com. Jeff also founded medical.com.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Jeff and his wife, Susan, have five children and reside in the beautiful Southwest.

Jordan Geotas

Principal

Jordan Geotas is a mergers and acquisitions advisor, licensed attorney, commercial real estate agent, and commercial mortgage broker. Jordan has been a licensed attorney since 1993, when his practice focused on business formation issues, business and real estate transactions, and estate and tax planning. For the past ten years, Jordan has committed the majority of his time to advising business owners during the divestiture process. Jordan has also spent a considerable amount of time advising commercial real estate and commercial mortgage brokerage clients while at Commercial Plus Group. Jordan helps clients buy or sell commercial real estate and obtain financing for purchase transactions or simply refinance existing credit facilities.

Jordan also holds an ownership position in several private companies. He has served in an active role for these companies at times, including operations, sales and marketing, and financial positions. Jordan continues to serve as an active advisor for some of his portfolio companies.

Jordan has a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Rutgers College and a Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University. Jordan lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife of over twenty years, Christyann, and their two teenage daughters, Anastasia and Constantina.

George Odden

Principal

George is a Principal in CP Capital Advisory Services, LLC. He has over twenty years advising clients on transactions including mergers and acquisitions and capital raises. He has closed dozens of transactions, including sales of private companies, corporate divestitures, sales for and to private equity firms, as well as buyside advisory and debt and equity financings.

George has focused almost exclusively on the aerospace and defense sectors through his career, establishing deep relationships among a diverse group of industry players from the largest multinational corporations to private equity firms to small, privately held companies.

Prior to joining CP Capital Advisory Services, George was a Managing Director with KPMG Corporate Finance based in Phoenix and also with Houlihan Lokey based in Los Angeles. George has worked for UBS and Dilon Read as an investment banker, and with Rockwell and Honeywell in strategy and M&A roles. George started his career in the U.S. Navy where he served on the USS Tripoli in support of Operation Desert Storm.

George holds a BA from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

George resides in Scottsdale with his wife and two children.

Leona Voltz

Designated Broker

Ms. Voltz founded Commercial Plus in 1983 and obtained her Broker’s license in 1988. Ms. Voltz has extensive experience in the acquisition and disposition of businesses and has consistently been a multi-million dollar producer. Ms. Voltz is currently licensed and the designated Broker for Arizona, California, Illinois, Utah and Colorado.

Prior to Commercial Plus Group , Ms. Voltz owned and operated a number of local businesses, including The Hungry Fryer Restaurant in Tempe, The Dog Patch Restaurant in Mesa, and the Central Avenue Deli in Phoenix. Ms. Voltz also owned and operated Vibez Salon & Spa in Phoenix, Father Goose Preschool in Mesa, and built a network marketing company.

A former professional ballroom dance instructor, Ms. Voltz has received numerous Certificates of Appreciation as a volunteer speaker for the Child Crisis Center, and was awarded the non-profit’s “Dovia” volunteer of the year award.

Leona also has a ministry making sleeping mats out of grocery bags for the homeless.  This also saves the environment.

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Taylor Miller

Vice President

Taylor Miller brings over six years of investment banking experience to business owners and executive management teams in the pursuit of their M&A and capital raise objectives. From large corporations to founder-operated businesses, Mr. Miller has assisted clients in the execution of sell-side and buy-side transactions and capital raise transactions from senior and mezzanine debt to sale-leaseback arrangements. Industries of experience include aerospace, defense, advertising, healthcare, specialty retail, general industrials, and other sectors. Prior to joining CP Capital Advisory, Mr. Miller served most recently as Vice President with KPMG Corporate Finance, where he spent two years on the aerospace and defense team as well as assisted clients in the general industrials vertical. He began his investment banking career with boutique firm JDB Capital Partners, with previous professional experiences including operations management, marketing and communications, and financial analysis roles.

Mr. Miller graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Business from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and completed his MBA with Thunderbird School of Global Management. A father of four, he is a long-time resident with his wife and children in Phoenix.

Joe Balbona

Director of Petroleum Sales

Joe has more than 25 years of senior level experience in the petroleum industry, including seven years in marketing, management and finance for Mobil Oil Corporation in New York City, Madrid, London, Fairfax and Phoenix offices.  Prior to joining Commercial Plus, Joe purchased properties where he developed, owned, operated and eventually sold large Chevron gas stations (with car washes and convenience stores).  He also worked as an engineer for Shell Oil Company in Texas, where he still holds a Professional Engineer’s license. Joe’s expertise in all aspects of evaluating, buying, selling and operating mid-level businesses has proven invaluable for Commercial Plus and its customers.

In his role as Director of Petroleum Sales, Joe works closely with agents, buyers, sellers and lenders in the Petroleum industry.

Joe graduated from of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration.  Joe is fluent in Spanish.  He has three adult sons and lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Alexander Pavone

Commercial Specialist

• Licensed Real Estate Agent in AZ #SA662387000
• Licensed Real Estate Agent in CA #02024484

Georgina Palmer

Director of Operations

Prior to joining Commercial Plus Group in 2015, Georgina was an underwriting manager for one of the top banks in the country.  She previously held her real estate license in Michigan and co-owned a residential rough frame construction company.  Georgina is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Arizona (#SA661617000), an active notary, and has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Phoenix.

Mary Essenburg

Director of Marketing

Mary Essenburg has been helping car washes develop and market their brand for over 10 years. She also has 20+ years of car wash and gas station expertise therefore bringing much added value to our Commercial Plus team.

Mary graduated top of her class with a Bachelor of Business Degree in 2010 from Baker College with concentrations in Graphic Communications and Computer Science. Many other classes were also enjoyed in the fields of Interior Design, Mathematics, Architecture, Web Development and Business Management.

While attending college, Mary was the Marketing Director for Quality Car Wash and Tommy Car Wash Systems in Holland, MI. She grew up in her family’s business managing and marketing their car washes and gas stations until she could no longer handle the cold Michigan weather. In 2011, she moved to the much warmer climate of Arizona where she founded Evolving Elements, a design and marketing company, and Mrs. Sleeves, an up and coming fashion brand. Ultimately, this is where she was introduced to Commercial Plus.

In Mary’s free time, she enjoys attending local music shows and hiking with her boyfriend Brian. She also loves to teach people about nutrition and living a healthier lifestyle. Mary is very passionate about helping Brian run BMO Records, their music studio, and promoting his band, Japhy’s Descent, as well.

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