Professional Profiles



Phil Botana joined Newmark Grubb Zimmer in 2018 and currently serves as an associate in the company’s Kansas City, Missouri office. Mr. Botana has a broad background in business development, sales, marketing and communication spanning across multiple industries.
In 2015 Mr. Botana joined the project management and operations team at Sungevity, the fourth largest solar energy company in the United States where he oversaw the installation of over 10 Megawatts of residential installations before leaving the company to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors in real estate.
Mr. Botana joined Kansas City based biotechnology firm SCD Probiotics in 2012 where he helped the company grow its technology-transfer business globally. Mr. Botana’s focus commercialized multiple product lines across the agriculture, food and beverage, human health, leather tanning and animal health sectors in Poland, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, South Africa, Brazil and the United States.
In 2003, Mr. Botana moved to Kansas City and acquired and managed multi-family properties for a family trust while building a business consulting practice that specialized in communications, business development, sales and marketing consulting. Clients include DC based public relations firm Creative Enterprises International, Eagle Publishing, Los Angeles based Arsenal Pictures, First International Productions of Paris, France and local Kansas City based real estate marketing and 3D animation studio Arnold Imaging.
A native of Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Washington, DC, Mr. Botana spent the first fifteen years of his career in the motion picture industry in Los Angeles producing, financing and distributing independent feature films globally. Mr. Botana specialized in debt and international tax structured financing working with such major studios as Lionsgate, Warner Brothers and Universal Pictures and licensing international television rights to such broadcasters and BSkyB, Telecinco and RTL.
Mr. Botana is a graduate of American University of Washington, DC with a Bachelor of the Arts, from the School of International Service. Mr. Botana speaks fluent Spanish, French and is conversational in Italian.
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Areas of Specialization
  • Tenant Representation
  • Owner/Landlord Representation
  • Property Management
  • Project Management
Years of Experience