Our Team

Jessica Zahn Gibson

Owner | Designated Broker

Jessica Zahn Gibson has been in commercial real estate brokerage for almost 20 years with a strong background in both leasing and investment sales. She specializes in the acquisition and disposition of single and multi-tenant retail assets throughout the United States. Jessica got her start in commercial real estate in Phoenix, Arizona while attending Arizona State University. While working towards her degree she was working at Diversified Partners in Scottsdale, Arizona and started her career leasing retail shopping centers and selling assets for the Partners. In 2000, Jessica accepted a position with the Retail Investment division of Marcus & Millichap and spent 4 years working as an Associate Broker selling single tenant and multi-tenant investment properties.

In 2004, Jessica founded Commercial Investment Advisors. As the Owner and Designated Broker of Commercial Investment Advisors, Jessica leads an advanced team of hand-picked agents and continues to make strides as a driving force in investment real estate sales across the nation.

Justin Zahn

Vice President

Arizona Office

Justin Zahn has been in an investment retail broker for over 15 years with a proven track record specializing in the acquisition and disposition of single/multi-tenant retail assets throughout the United States. Mr. Zahn is an authority in the field of Net Leases/sale leaseback financing and represents some of the largest institutions/franchise operators in the US. With over $800M in investment property sold (200+ sale leasebacks), Mr. Zahn has an established reputation for maximizing value for clients, while cultivating long-term relationships built on integrity, trust and service.

Justin grew up in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a Bachelor of Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing. Justin and his wife Rachael reside in Scottsdale, AZ and enjoy spending time with friends and their two children Blake and Brea.

Justin Carlson

Senior Investment Advisor

Arizona Office

Justin Carlson made the move to commercial from residential real estate sales almost 6 years ago. In his time in the field he has transacted on almost $100M in assets throughout 17 states. Mr. Carlson specializes in the acquisition/disposition of single and multi-tenant retail assets and lease re-negotiation.

Justin is an Arizona native and graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Justin and his wife Ashley have one son and look forward to traveling as much as possible.

Douglas Bruton

Investment Advisor

Texas Office

Douglas joined Commercial Investment Advisors in December of 2015 and focuses strictly on Texas markets. As an Investment Advisor Douglas provides market knowledge to investors looking to buy, leverage, or liquidate assets to help investors achieve the highest value for their investments. Having lived in Lubbock, Austin, College Station, the Houston area, and Dallas, Douglas knows the Texas landscape from experience.

Before joining Commercial Investment Advisors Douglas worked for one of the premiere property management companies in the country learning the nuts and bolts of real estate. He established himself as a top leasing professional within his community where he was a Century Club award winner in his first year. A Texas A&M graduate, earning a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Douglas is also an Eagle Scout, and is known for his trustworthiness, loyalty, and hardworking attitude. He enjoys spending his time outdoors, reading, exercising, spending time with his family and playing golf.

Grace Gonzales

Vice President of Marketing

Arizona Office

Grace started with Commercial Investment Advisors in 2005 as the company’s Marketing Coordinator, preparing marketing proposals and creating offering memorandums for the firm’s agents, and has since established herself as a pillar to the Commercial Investment Advisors’ team. Throughout her over 13 year tenure with the company, Grace has created almost 400 marketing materials for single and multi-tenant retail assets, helping the company’s business grow exponentially and earning her current position as Vice President of Marketing. With years of expertise, Grace leads the Marketing Team ensuring the Commercial Investment Advisors’ brand is always well-represented.

Grace has been an Arizona resident since 1992, likes to travel and is an avid foodie.

Andrea Maiella

Marketing Design Specialist

Texas Office

Andrea joined Commercial Investment Advisors (CIA) in May of 2018 in the position of Marketing Design Specialist. In her role, Andrea is responsible for preparing detailed, professional Marketing Proposals complete with supporting market research data, and comprehensive Offering Memorandums.  She oversees branding and content of all CIA media and materials with the goal of establishing continuity in branding across all marketing media types.

Andrea brings over 10 years of graphic design and marketing experience to CIA, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Graphic Design, with certification in Event/Meeting Management.  We value her keen knowledge of current trends and how to best capitalize on the use of commercial and social media, and appreciate her initiative in contributing to improvements to our processes at CIA!

Outside of the office, Andrea enjoys cooking, volunteering and spending quality time with her friends and family.

Aubrea Collister

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Texas Office

Aubrea joined Commercial Investment Advisors in April of 2018 and serves as an integral part of the Marketing Team. As the Digital Marketing Coordinator, Aubrea utilizes her marketing knowledge to grow Commercial Investment Advisors’ brand by creating and publishing digital content on multiple web platforms. Aubrea attracts customers through tactical email marketing, social media campaigns, and press releases.

Aubrea is a recent graduate of Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. In her free time, Aubrea enjoys working out, attending sporting events, or spending time with family and friends.

Elise Jones

Corporate Quality Assurance Coordinator

Texas Office

Elise joined Commercial Investment Advisors in July 2018 and is responsible for Corporate Quality Assurance.  Elise coordinates all brokerage licensure activities, and all the communication and logistics surrounding this process. As someone who thrives in a fast paced, dynamic environment, Elise is looking forward to supporting the company’s expansion of their services nationwide.

After graduating from Ole Miss in 2017 with a major in Marketing and minor in Managerial Finance, Elise moved to Dallas to begin her career.  In June of 2018, Elise had the opportunity to be in the Miss Texas competition where she was able to meet people from all over the state of Texas and show her passion for her platform:  Sound Mind & Sound Body. Elise spends her free time working out, traveling, singing, and trying out the local coffee shops.

Chevas Stauffacher

Digital Design Specialist

Texas Office

Chevas joined Commercial Investment Advisors in October of 2018 as a Digital Design Specialist. In this role, Chevas will support the marketing team with proposals and research, and will assist our professional team of advisors with underwriting support.

Chevas is a Texas native – raised in Frisco and graduating in 2015 from the University of Texas-Dallas with a degree in Finance. He brings 7 years of experience in commercial, web-based marketing to Commerical Investment Advisors, inclusive of marketing experience in strategic planning with a property and asset management firm. Chevas is looking forward to contributing to our company’s growth in significant ways! In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, travel and creating artistic creations of his own. Chevas is licensed in the State of Texas.