SACRAMENTO, CA—DTZ, a leading global propertyservices firm, has appointed Mark Hefner, seniorvice president and managing director of DTZ's Sacramentooffice, to serve as senior broker to the DTZ leasetransaction team serving the General ServicesAdministration's (GSA) Pacific Rim Region 9.

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GSA's Region 9 is headquartered in SanFrancisco, and comprises California, Nevada,Arizona, Hawaii and the USPacific Territories.

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DTZ is one of four commercial real estate firms appointed in2010 to provide lease acquisition and post award services to theGSA and its wide range of federal agency clients across all50 states and territories including Guam and Puerto Rico.DTZ has maintained a productive 17-year relationship with the GSAdating back to the GSA's first brokerage services contracts issuedin February 1997.

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In GSA Region 9, Hefner will work with DTZ SVP Devpal Gupta, whois located in Phoenix, and DTZ's regional team of transactionmanagers led by Erika Kaufman, VP and regionalmanager of DTZ's GSA West Region, who is located in Denver, CO.DTZ's National Broker Contract with GSA isoverseen and managed by senior vice president ChristopherReutershan who is based in Washington D.C.

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Since 2010, Hefner has served as senior broker for GSANorthwest/Artic Region 10 which includesAlaska, Oregon, Idaho andWashington. During the past four years Hefner andhis DTZ team have worked on some of Region 10's most importantleasing assignments and have provided exemplary service to the GSAwithin this Region. “We have managed to save the American taxpayersand the GSA a lot of money and time,” Hefner said. “This isreflected in the consistently high scores we have received from theGSA over the past four years. It is due to our tenacity in thenegotiation process, and unwillingness to take no for an answer. Wework hard and never fail to add value.”

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Hefner joined DTZ in 2010 and in addition to his role on the GSAtransaction team, he is responsible for managing DTZ's growth,operations and services in the Sacramento, Seattleand Nevada offices with service and experiencegained throughout California's Central Valleysouth to Fresno and north to Redding. Since 1981,he has successfully closed more than 500 transactions valued inexcess of $1.5 billion in office and industrialleases for tenants, and office/industrial building and land salesfor users and investors nationwide.

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David Phillips

David Phillips is a Chicago-based freelance writer and consultant with more than 20 years experience in business and community news. He also has extensive reporting experience in the food manufacturing industry for national trade publications.