About Us

Crown West Commercial Real Estate is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and offers real estate expertise throughout the southwestern United States. Our primary focus is concentrated on multifamily product.

Brad Pickering and Sally Schwenn, the founders of CWCRE, have successfully represented non-profit and for-profit investors in the acquisition and disposition of over $510,000,000 dollars of multifamily properties comprising of over 12,360 units.

Brad and Sally have over 40 years of working knowledge and experience in multiple real estate disciplines. Their backgrounds include experience in property management, asset management, development, commercial mortgage banking, marketing, leasing, and advisory roles. They have combined their talents and diverse backgrounds to provide an expertise that enables them to provide a specific scope of real estate services encompassing brokerage, market analysis, feasibility analysis and financing. They are both natives of Phoenix, Arizona where they are involved not only in various associations related to commercial real estate, but also in charities and organizations revolving around the community. The CWCRE team is deeply connected with local and national business leaders and economic development professionals. Brad and Sally have built an organization that is well recognized and respected for their efforts.

Brad Pickering

Brad Pickering serves as the designated broker for CWCRE. He possesses significant experience in the analytical and sales aspects of commercial real estate and plays a primary role in business development, market analysis, and strategic planning. Brad's past employment positions with the Hunt family, Fulton Murray and Realty Development Corp in Dallas, Texas, provided an early focus in office, retail and mixed use developments. Brad worked for Hunt-Stephens Investments, the master plan developer of Arrowhead Ranch in Glendale, AZ, where his interest in housing began. From this foundation, Brad perfected his skills and directed his expertise into the area of multifamily housing and non-profit organizations who's mission is to provide affordable housing. Brad has developed this niche over the years and is respected and recognized by his clients and associates alike for his achievements. He stands committed to improving his real estate knowledge and is currently a candidate in the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) program. Brad received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Arizona State University.

Sally Schwenn

Sally Schwenn's career has encompassed a variety of disciplines in commercial real estate. She began her career in property management and marketing for a Phoenix based commercial real estate firm, Eagle Western Management Company. She later moved into the commercial brokerage aspect of the business when Eagle Western Investment Company was established, and was given the opportunity to assist with the development of multi-family properties and brokerage for income producing properties. Fifteen years ago, Sally began working with non-profits representing them in the acquisition of multi-family properties located throughout the State of Arizona. Sally's performance solidified her relationship with her clients and she chose to make non-profit representation her primary focus. The clients that Sally originally worked with remain clients of CWCRE today. Community involvement has always been important to Sally. She has held board and committee positions for such organizations as COMPAS (Combined Metropolitan Phoenix Arts and Sciences) and the Junior League of Phoenix. Sally received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Southern Methodist University.

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