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PHOENIX-When Jim Fijan and Tom Adelson joined CBRE’s Phoenix office in 1983, the idea of broker teams was almost unheard of. “Everyone worked individually,” Fijan tells GlobeSt.com. “There wasn’t the interaction between brokers you see today. And people had a hard time understanding the advantages of a team. But for us, it was obvious – we could cover more ground.”

Some 30 years later, the Adelson-Fijan team, which handles everything from office leasing, to tenant representation, to institutional sales, is still together. The team is somewhat larger than in its early days – 12 people are on it now – but it’s still together. And many of the team members have longevity as well. Jerry Roberts came on board in 1988, while Kevin Calihan was hired in the mid-1990s.

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