Clayton “Clay” Olsen is a rare Arizona native and, because of this, has developed an exceptional knowledge of local sub-markets, having also built an extensive network of relationships. In 2005 Clay obtained his real estate salesperson’s license and in 2008 became a real estate broker, followed by businessman, and real estate investor. Prior to joining azarchitecture, he was the designated broker of SDG Realty & Investments where he has helped numerous clients add valuable assets to their investment portfolios.
Clay grew up in Cave Creek and has done the bulk of his business in the north valley. He attended Paradise Valley Community College, where he studied civil engineering and business finance. After graduation he decided to take his career in a different direction and elected to get his real estate license to learn real estate investing from an inside perspective. Clay spent most of his career in residential resale with the past 5 years in multi-family commercial. He has owned and rehabbed many properties and enjoys investing in same.
As an investor of many single family residences and condos, and with the recent sale of a 12 unit property, Clay has come to place a very high value upon quality business relationships and understands the importance of strict underwriting standards and operating/renovation budgets.
Clay genuinely cares about his clients, and constantly strives to put their needs and goals above his own. He believes that this level of service is the key to building long-term relationships and a successful real estate portfolio for his clients.
An active member of his community, Clay is a partner with Pinnacle Forum, leads a community group of young men through Illuminate Community Church, and serves weekly at House of Refuge Sunnyslope. He had the honor of serving on the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® Commercial Services Committee in 2014. He leads a healthy lifestyle and enjoys spending time with family, dirt biking, camping, hiking, golfing, and playing tennis.