Isy Sonabend

Executive Managing Director

NAI Horizon - Phoenix
2944 North 44th Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, Arizona 85018
United States
T +1 602 852 3433
M 16029895761

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Scope of Experience

Isy Sonabend is an expert in development, industrial properties, investment, and logistics/multi-modal transportation. Sonabend specializes in the sale, purchase, and lease of industrial properties. His primary objective is to understand each client and their unique needs comprehensively. Sonabend focuses on advising his clients in developing, investing, and utilizing real estate to achieve successful outcomes, and his reputation of professional conduct and ethical practices often precedes him.

Background & Experience

A native of Canada, Sonabend boasts a career with 35 years of commercial real estate experience in Arizona and California. During this time, Sonabend has had many significant transactions but is most proud of representing three generations of a singular family. Sonabend’s initial attraction to real estate started with the desire to have the freedom to conduct his business in a manner not limited by others' expectations. Before joining NAI Horizon, he had commercial real estate stints at Lee & Associates in Phoenix and Fox Industrial Realty in Los Angeles. His background includes working at Dina Finzi Apparel in Los Angeles, Betmatex Industries, and Bruck Machine Co. in Montreal, Canada.


Sonabend attended McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Professional Associations & Designations

Sonabend is a member of NAIOP Arizona, the NAI Global Industrial Council, and NAI Global Logistics. He has been a top producer at NAI Horizon and a Top 5 industrial producer for ten years. He was named to AZRE magazine’s 2020 People to Know in Commercial Real Estate in the brokerage category.

Transaction History

Carvana, 150 acres

Fruehauf Trailers, 20 acres

Wabash, 50,000 SF/12 acres

ViaWest Group, 10 acres

Industrial Outdoor Venture, 10 acres

Cardinal Industrial, 244,295 SF

Danby Appliances, 155,000 SF

Duro Bag Co., 126,000 SF

Enclos Corporation, 117,780 SF

Lisanti Foods, 98,000 SF

Benson Industries, 93,489 SF

Progressive Insurance, 75,000 SF

Mountain View Corporate Center, 73,000 SF

Buddy Stubbs Harley Davidson, 35,000 SF

Elliott Electric, 33,000 SF

MasTec, 25,000 SF

Strategic Clients


ViaWest Group

Industrial Outdoor Venture (IOV)

Express Home Services

Int’ Furniture Direct (IFD)

Pima Door & Supply


Elliott Electric Supply

Overhead Door

Benson Industries, LLC

Danby Appliances, Enclos, HERC

Beard Integrated Systems

Preferred Pump

Grimco Inc

Fruehauf Service Trailers


Unitech Industries

Hurley Properties

Smith Pipe & Steel

Sunstate Equipment

Alpha Technologies

FBM Gaming

Liquid Web

First Industrial

Rugged Liner

City National Bank

Cohen Asset Management

Nationwide Savings & Loan

Ingram Paper

Trammell Crow

Kirk Paper

Pioneer Envelope

Wells Fargo

Waste Management

City National Bank

Nationwide Savings & Loan

Edson Electric, Division of Home


Shapco Inc