FRESNO: 7480 N. Palm Ave., Ste.101 Fresno, CA 93711   559-432-6200

VISALIA:  3447 S. Demaree St. Visalia, CA 93277   559-732-7300

Newmark Pearson Commercial

Professional Profiles


Senior Vice President


CA DRE Lic. #00853867


Phil Souza is a Senior Vice President at Newmark Pearson Commercial where he is a member of the Office Division. He specializes in leasing, disposition, and acquisition of commercial properties including land and improved property.


Mr. Souza is a 40-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry.  He began his real estate career with CB Richard Ellis in 1983. During his tenure, he achieved the status of Fresno Top 5 every year from 1991 to 2005, and he was a top producer in eight of those years. He joined Newmark Pearson Commercial in 2006 and was the top producer for 6 consecutive years. Mr. Souza has completed more than 2,000 transactions with over $800 million in volume. He has developed long-standing relationships with several local and national developers, and various real estate organizations performing such tasks as leasing, consultation, disposition of REO property, and testimony as an expert witness. Mr. Souza has been quoted in several publications and has authored articles for periodicals such as Western Real Estate News and conducted presentations for local real estate groups.


Mr. Souza is credited with numerous successful office projects that include tenant and landlord representations. Mr. Souza and his team have acquired several assignments in the Palm Bluffs Corporate Center, a 235-acre business park development, as well as the Woodward Park area, both in Fresno, California.


Mr. Souza’s account management experience includes several years as the single-point-of-contact in the Fresno area for major national tenants. Services provided include site acquisition/disposition through market analysis and management of the leasing process from assignment to completion via the generation of reports and monitoring each component of the process.

State of California and GSA transaction experience includes completion of approximately 50 assignments in the Fresno market. A full understanding of state and federal lease documents, as well as their policies and procedures, has enabled Mr. Souza to effectively negotiate lease transactions with local landlords resulting in lease terms favorable to the state of California and the federal government.




  • T-Mobile: 100,000 SF
  • Pacific Bell: 60,000 SF
  • Bank of America: 54,600 SF
  • Alorica: 52,000 SF
  • Cigna Health Care: 50,000 SF
  • Agrium: 32,000 SF
  • Central Valley Regional Center: 32,000 SF
  • Olam: 26,600 SF
  • ITT Tech: 25,000 SF
  • Alliant: 20,000 SF
  • FHCN:   33,000 SF
  • Paychex: 20,000 SF
  • Decipher: 25,000 SF
  • Rabobank: 16,100 SF
  • A.J. Gallagher: 16,000 SF
  • ALSA:    13,000 SF
  • IRS Renewal:   530,000 SF
  • Samuel Merrit University: 30,000 SF
  • Workforce   33,000 SF
  • Workforce   21,000 SF



  • A.J. Gallagher
  • ALSA
  • American Express
  • Ameriquest
  • Bank of America
  • Charles Schwab
  • Chicago Title
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Fidelity Title
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • GMAC
  • FHCN
  • Mullen & Filippi
  • National University
  • Olam
  • PG&E
  • Placer Title
  • Prudential Realty
  • Rabobank
  • SBC (Pacific Bell)
  • State Compensation Insurance
  • Stewart Title
  • TD Waterhouse
  • Waddell & Reed
  • WestAmerica Bank
  • Wilbur Ellis
  • Woodside Homes




  • National Recognition Conference, Pearson Commercial, 2014
  • Top Producer, Pearson Commercial, 2007-2013
  • Peer Award, Pearson Commercial, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2018
  • Top Producer, CB Richard Ellis, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999-2004
  • National Recognition Conference, CB Richard Ellis, 1994, 1995, 1999
  • Fresno's Top Five, CB Richard Ellis, 13 years




  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Division of Graduate Studies, California State University, Fresno (CSUF), 2011
  • Board of directors, DREak the Barriers
  • Bulldog Foundation
  • Fresno State Alumni Association
  • Sigma Nu Alumni Association


Mr. Souza graduated from California State University, Fresno, where he received a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in business. He also received professional real estate training at the Center for Professional Education (now Q Center), in conjunction with Andersen Consulting.




Phil Souza, Senior Vice President

Phil Souza

Senior Vice President


Newmark Pearson Commercial

7480 N. Palm Avenue, Suite 101

Fresno, CA 93711

United States

t  559-447-6283

f  559-432-2938


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Areas of Specialization:


  • Office Properties
  • Selling
  • Leasing
  • Investment


Years of Experience: 41 years


Newmark Pearson Commercial Pearson Realty




7480 N. Palm Ave.
Suite 101

Fresno, CA 93711


t  559-432-6200

f  559-432-2938



3447 S. Demaree St.

Visalia, CA 93277



t  559-732-7300

f  559-732-3813

CA RE Lic.#00020875