Benjamin T. Sanders

Benjamin is an Air Force veteran who joined Independence Commercial Advisors in 2020 as a licensed investment sales agent specializing in multifamily assets. Benjamin provides superior insight to clients through first-hand experience in underwriting, acquisition, management, and disposition of investment property in the San Antonio MSA. Benjamin is actively pursuing the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Designation to further enhance the service and expertise brought to his clients. Benjamin holds AS degrees from Florida Gateway College and the Community College of the Air Force in physical therapy and personnel recovery. Benjamin holds local and national CCIM chapter member status and is actively involved in the community through regular volunteer work.

Richard A. Mireles

Richard A. Mireles joined Independence Commercial Advisors in 2020 and focuses on providing advisory and brokerage services for multifamily.  Prior to ICA, Richard was a Vice President within JLL’s Capital Markets group focusing on multi-family properties.  Prior to JLL, Richard was an Associate Director within the National Retail Group at Marcus & Millichap.

Prior to commercial real estate, Richard spent more than 12 years working in Finance and Business Intelligence roles for global high-tech organizations like Applied Materials, Dell, and NI (formerly National Instruments).  In these roles, Richard honed a strong financial acumen and an ability to transform raw data into useful information to drive business decisions.

Nicholas T. Ling

Nicholas Ling joined Independence Commercial Advisors in 2020 and focuses his practice on providing creative solutions for owners of self-storage, manufactured home communities and apartments.

Nick began his investment real estate brokerage career in 2009 in the Austin office of Marcus & Millichap where he was a member of both National Self-Storage Group and the National Manufactured Housing Group. Nick was promoted to Senior Associate and went on to receive numerous sales awards. He has completed numerous transactions worth over $100 million within a geography that includes Texas and surrounding states.

Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap., Nick was the principal at Thornhill Ventures, LLC overseeing land-lease subdivision development and new home construction. He earned a BA in Finance/Economics from Mary Hardin Baylor University.

Mark V. Diebold

Mark Diebold joined Independence Commercial Advisors in 2020 and focuses his practice on providing advisory and brokerage services for both multifamily and self-storage investments.

Mark has been an active investment professional in Central Texas since 2012, beginning his commercial real estate career with Marcus & Millichap’s National Multi-Housing Group in Austin, Texas. Since then, he has developed his expertise to encompass San Antonio and multiple other central Texas markets and expanded his advisory services to include proficiency in self-storage investments. Most recently, Mark was a Director with San Antonio Commercial Advisors.

Prior to Marcus & Millichap, Mark enjoyed a 20-year career with business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing firms nationwide. He has managed multi-million-dollar national marketing campaigns for a multitude of Fortune 500 clients and has directed the efforts of as many as 2,300 individuals on a single program. Mark’s successful track record includes award-winning national tours, nationwide campaign conceptualization, activation, and management. Mark began investing in multifamily assets in 1992 and completed successful acquisitions in Texas, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and New Jersey. His own growing passion for investment real estate and the opportunity to help others succeed ultimately drove him to leave his corporate marketing position and pursue his career in investment real estate brokerage.

Mark Diebold holds a BA in Business from Indiana University.

Evelyn A. Pinner

Evelyn A. Pinner joined Independence Commercial Advisors in 2020. She comes to our firm a seasoned Operations Manager with over 15 years of experience with a passion for marketing. Evelyn is responsible for high-level critical daily support, day-to-day operations, strategic planning, sales, marketing, and client relationships.

Prior to joining ICA, Evelyn served as the Marketing Director for San Antonio Commercial Advisors, where she was responsible for in-house creation and distribution of all marketing initiatives for leasing, investment sales, and tenant representation projects, maintaining existing materials and email marketing campaigns. Evelyn also served as a Senior Operations Manager for Marcus & Millichap overseeing six offices for over thirteen years. During her tenure, Evelyn managed a large-scale corporate training and marketing program for brokerage staff firm-wide.

J. Michael Watson

Mike Watson has been a market leader in the central and south Texas commercial real estate markets for over 18 years and is a founder and Managing Partner of Independence Commercial Advisors.

Mike began his career in commercial real estate in the Austin office of a national real estate investment brokerage firm specializing in multifamily investment sales. He went on to become the #1 producing agent for the Austin and San Antonio regions, earning several national sales awards as well as recognition as a “Top 10” producer for all of Texas.

In 2008, Mike was promoted to Regional Manager for the firm, responsible for market growth and leadership of the San Antonio market initially, adding the Austin office in 2009. Additionally, he went on to open offices in Corpus Christi, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Albuquerque. Under his leadership his offices grew to over 50 investment sales and financing agents throughout his multi-state region and he was awarded the Vice President designation 2012. He was recognized nationally for his leadership in agent development where he facilitated numerous national training events and was instrumental in developing the firm’s training and development curriculum. Throughout his career he has led the sales and marketing efforts for more than $3 billion in investment sales and financing transactions and trained and mentored many agents that have gone on to be top producers in real estate investment sales and financing.

Prior to his career in real estate, Mike served as a U.S. Marine for more than 13 years, holding leadership positions in both field artillery units and recruiting commands. After his military career, he held several corporate finance positions at Advanced Micro Devices in Austin. He holds both a bachelor’s degree in geology and an M.B.A. from Texas A&M University.

J. Michael Moffitt

With over 30 years of experience, Mike Moffitt has personally represented buyers and sellers in the sale of multifamily, retail, office, industrial, hospitality and self-storage assets throughout Texas. Mr. Moffitt joined the Austin office of Marcus & Millichap in 2010.Prior to joining Marcus & Millichap, Mr. Moffitt worked for a private REIT and development company as a lead developer with experience in distressed assets, land development, ground-up construction, commercial leasing, debt and equity placement, oil and gas leasing, mineral rights sales and private equity placement. With this broad depth of experience, he has been instrumental in helping large, wealthy, family-owned private offices, regional syndicators, and individual private clients in forming acquisition and disposition strategies when entering and exiting a speculative geographic market. Mr. Moffitt is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Construction Science.

Professional History:
  • Promoted to Senior Associate in June, 2013
  • Promoted to Associate Vice President Investments in April, 2015
  • Promoted to Vice President Investments in July, 2016
  • Promoted to First Vice President Investments in January, 2017
Key Accomplishments:
  • National Achievement Award – 2014, 2016, 2018
  • Sales Recognition Award – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Platinum – 2016