In the summer of 2012, the Scottsdale Area Assoc. of Realtors (SAAR) created the Commercial Services Committee and selected Jim Kasten, CCIM to be the chairman.  Jim is also the owner and designated broker of the very successful Kasten Long Commercial Group (, a full service commercial real estate brokerage with their agents having served metro Phoenix for more than 20 years.

As chair of this committee, Jim combined his knowledge of commercial brokerage with his goal to promote SAAR as an organizing dedicated not only to supporting their commercial and residential agents but also committed to enhancing the interaction and communication between industry, developers, colleges, city officials, the entire real estate community and the general public for the overall benefit of the greater Scottsdale Area.  A brief summary of some of the Commercial Services Committee’s achievements is highlighted in the video .