About Toma Partners

Our Heritage

A hundred years ago, the landowner and family patriarch Ion Toma worked the rich Transylvanian soil in the Kingdom of Romania. Unfortunately, after World War II the communists were successful in banishing King Michael I and seizing all private property, including the Toma family estate. Decades Later, Ion's grandson, Cornel followed in his grandfather's footsteps by working the land and becoming the manager of a large agricultural community.  However, because of the tyranny of the communist regime, Cornel and his wife fled their homeland for freedom in the United States. Today, Cornel's two sons carry on the family tradition in real estate through Toma Partners.

Note From A Founder

The Inspiration for Toma Partners came to me while I was having lunch with my friend and older brother, Ben. As he described the common practices of brokerages, I began to realize how privileged I was to be the brother of a Realtor I could trust. I thought to myself, “There should be a company that treats everyone like a member of the family.” Shortly thereafter, we founded the only family-owned, luxury real estate company in Arizona. – Mihai Toma


Benjamin Toma,  CEO & Designated Broker

Office: 602.954.2000

Email: ben@tomapartners.com



In October of 2015, our family real estate company became CENTURY 21 Toma Partners. Benjamin Toma, co-founder of Toma Partners, is the CEO and Designated Broker of C21 Toma Partners. He has over a decade of experience in both commercial and residential real estate transactions. Benjamin navigates complex situations and negotiations in a steadfast and level-headed way. This approach binds deals together in security and certainty resulting in a smooth process and happy customers. Benjamin’s background is in strategy and analytics. Prior to real estate, he spent more than ten years developing and implementing analytical tools for a Fortune 100 company. His work enabled accurate tracking of profitability, salesperson effectiveness, and transaction volume. Benjamin’s understanding of statistics, market drivers and trends allows Toma Partners to focus resources well. Ben and his wife Ana, his college sweetheart, have been married for nearly 20 years, and have raised five amazing daughters. Ben is also a key supporter of the Benita Foundation, a charity dedicated to helping orphaned children and impoverished families in Romania. The foundation is named after Ben’s little sister who was tragically lost at a very young age. He also serves as the music ministry leader at his local church.



Ana Toma,  COO & Owner

Office: 602.954.2000

Email: ana@tomapartners.com



Since the inception of Toma Partners, Benjamin and Ana have always worked together, establishing the business, growing their marriage, and raising their five lovely girls.  In 2015, Ana took on a more consistent role as the Chief Operating Officer of the brokerage. Ana has a background in Graphic Design, Commercial Advertising, and Interior Design, and her Addy Award-winning designs still only come second to her love for coaching, team-building and accountability. This training and discipline comes primarily from raising her daughters with grit and tenacity. She is also a certified Mentor/Coach. Through her passion and drive for building up the agents, Century 21 Toma Partners has seen their production more than double – and it continues to rise year over year. Ana also leads the Women’s Ministry at her local church and is involved in both global and local charities, such as the Benita International Organization and Phoenix Inner-City Kids.



Erica Morell, Administrative Assistant

Office: 602.954.2000

Email: erica@tomapartners.com



Erica is a fourth generation native to our beautiful state of Arizona, and has lived throughout the valley of the sun. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University, and also obtained a license in massage therapy. With over a decade of experience as an office manager and gymnastics coach, as well as a self-starter to her own massage therapy practice in Scottsdale, Erica’s multi-tasking and detail-oriented abilities shine through her work. She brings her talents and skill set to the Toma team and enhances the efficiency and workflow of our day-to-day operations. She always serves with a smile and joyful attitude, and truly applies her passion and attention-to-detail to each task at hand. While she loves her work, her family and home are her priority. Erica and her husband Michael are proud parents to two beautiful children, and they love to travel and treasure special moments along the way. 



Lavinia Bercea,  Finance Manager

Office: 602.954.2000

Email: lavinia@tomapartners.com


Lavinia Bercea earned a concurrent degree in Accountancy and Business, Communications from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. She has been a part of the CENTURY 21 Toma Partners family since 2013, and she has been applying her unique skill set to her position as Finance Manager. Lavinia is honest, dependable, well-organized, detail-oriented and a hard worker. She oversees all incoming and outgoing financial transactions within the company, and conducts internal audits of the accounting system in order to maintain accuracy and integrity. She is passionate about what she does, and enjoys serving and supporting the company and its clients. Lavinia and her husband Paul live in Phoenix, Arizona, where they serve in their local church. These are the words she lives and works by: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.” – Colossians 3:23





Toma Partners in the News


New York Times

Toma Partners Designated Broker Ben Toma is consulted  because of his short sale expertise.


Arizona republic

Toma Partners 3.70 million dollar listing is the highest sale in the whole state.



CENTURY 21 Toma Partners… A family real estate company