About Common Bond

Common Bond Development Group is a commercial real estate development company located in Phoenix, Arizona that specializes in the identification, acquisition, development and management of retail and office properties across the southwest United States. Common Bond was formed in 2014 by Brian Frakes, previously of Westcor and Westcor Development Partners.

Since the company's formation, Common Bond has acquired and developed property across the state of Arizona and specializes in the greater Phoenix market. Several notable projects include The Yard at the Farmer Arts District (Tempe, AZ), a 57,000 square foot Sprouts-anchored shopping center called The Plant (Chandler, AZ) and a 120,000 square foot Safeway-anchored shopping center called Ironwood (Queen Creek, AZ).

Through hard work, smart business practices and long lasting relationships in the real estate community, Common Bond has built a simple strategy that helps maximize property value and enrich communities.


Brian Frakes, principal

Brian Frakes, Principal, formed Common Bond Development Company in 2014 to identify innovative real estate acquisition and development opportunities and deliver creative projects that provide lasting value for communities.

Brian Frakes began his development career at Westcor Partners in 1999 and in 2002 joined the Westcor senior partners to form WDP Partners. Frakes played an active role in the identification, acquisition, entitlement and management of more than eight million square feet of regional, neighborhood, specialty and power shopping centers in Arizona. Notable projects include “The Yard at the Farmer Arts District” a redevelopment of a 30,000 SF warehouse building for a mixed use restaurant and retail destination anchored by Fox Restaurant Concepts in Tempe, Arizona, a multi restaurant adaptive reuse development in Phoenix, Arizona, redevelopment of over 400,000 SF of office buildings, a 1M+ square foot regional shopping center in Yuma, Arizona and a major power center in Queen Creek, Arizona. In addition to the vertical development of these projects, Frakes identified and secured the site acquisition and entitlements for the Company’s major land holdings.

A native of Arizona, Frakes attended Brophy College Preparatory, graduated with a BS from the University of Arizona and is a Board Member of Valley Partnership, member of the Urban Land Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers, Pinal Partnership, and is active in philanthropic organizations - Jordan Sterling Foundation and The Thunderbirds. He currently resides in Phoenix with his wife, Christie, and their three young children.

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Trevor Cohen, Development Manager

Trevor Cohen began his professional career at Common Bond Development Group in the summer of 2014 following his graduation from the University of Arizona.

Serving as Common Bond’s Development Manager, Trevor oversees all of Common Bond's development projects. He manages the predevelopment, entitlement and construction administration phases as well as oversees their leasing. Trevor has an academic background in business having graduated from the nationally recognized McGuire Entrepreneurship Program within the Eller College of Management.

Trevor is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of Arizona, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a member of the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP). He graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree and having double majored within the Eller College of Management. Trevor is a lifelong Arizona resident and currently resides in Phoenix with his wife Allie.

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Lisa Goodwin, property Manager

Lisa Goodwin is an Arizona native and has been active in the commercial real estate industry for over 20 years. Before joining Common Bond Development Group in 2015, Lisa worked for a developer in Phoenix, Arizona with a strong focus on development and management of retail properties. Her real estate expertise includes strong tenant relations, tenant improvement coordination, lease administration, budget preparation, and strong vendor coordination skills.

Lisa is a dedicated locavore and in her spare time, can be found exploring the beautiful forests of Northern Arizona in search of wild mushrooms. Lisa attended Arizona State University and is an Arizona licensed real estate agent, residing in Phoenix with her husband and son.

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jess hause, operations manager & executive assistant

Joining the team in 2015, Jess Hause is the Operations Manager and Executive Assistant at Common Bond Development Group. Jess’ responsibilities include managing the business operations and ensuring that Common Bond runs efficiently on a day-to-day basis.

Jess has several years of experience in commercial real estate previously working at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services as a Certified Agent Support Trainer and Executive Assistant. During her certification process, she would receive recognition for obtaining it within a year and for receiving the highest score in her class, nationally.

Born and raised in Ohio, Jess relocated to Arizona following her graduation from The Ohio State University in 2010.

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