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AZRE Forum

AZRE Forum is Arizona’s mid-year update and forecast. AZRE magazine will host a panel of Arizona’s top commercial real estate experts, yielding in-depth discussions of economics, development and state of the industry.


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AZRE Forum

WHEN: July 23, 2015
WHERE: Ritz Carlton
AGENDA:
3:30pm – 4:30pm: Registration
4:30pm – 6:00pm: Program
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Cocktail Reception

Tickets are now only available for purchase at the door!

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2015 Sponsors:

Alliance Bank Colliers
Fennmore Craig Plaza
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2015 Audio Visual Sponsor:

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2015 Panelists:

Tyler Anderson CBRE Tyler Anderson is a Vice Chairman, joined CBRE in 1983 and is a member of CBRE's Institutional Properties. Mr. Anderson is nationally recognized specializing in the sale of multifamily assets. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Anderson has been involved in the sale of nearly 175,000 apartment units, with a total value of nearly $19 billion. Mr. Anderson is one of the nation's leading portfolio disposition specialists within CBRE's Multifamily.

Tyler Anderson
CBRE
Tyler Anderson is a Vice Chairman, joined CBRE in 1983 and is a member of CBRE’s Institutional Properties. Mr. Anderson is nationally recognized specializing in the sale of multifamily assets. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Anderson has been involved in the sale of nearly 175,000 apartment units, with a total value of nearly $19 billion. Mr. Anderson is one of the nation’s leading portfolio disposition specialists within CBRE’s Multifamily.

Pete Bolton, executive vice president, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Pete Bolton
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Pete Bolton is a recognized veteran in the Commercial RE industry; his real estate career started in 1980 as an industrial broker in Grubb & Ellis’ Phoenix office, which he then ran in the mid-1990s. He was also the managing director for CBRE in the Phoenix market for nine years and is now the managing director for the new–Newmark Grubb Knight Frank office, for the state of Arizona.

Dave Cheatham Velocity Retail Group  With more than 25 years of experience, his sphere of work has endured multiple growth cycles and several severe declines. Dave has transacted more than $2.2 billion of retail transactions and has been the mainstay for leading negotiation techniques to provide strategy for the corporate real estate groups at nationally-recognized retailers. Dave has been nationally recognized for his award-winning innovations in performance-based teaming and the application of technology to manage transactional costs.

Dave Cheatham
Velocity Retail Group
With more than 25 years of experience, his sphere of work has endured multiple growth cycles and several severe declines. Dave has transacted more than $2.2 billion of retail transactions and has been the mainstay for leading negotiation techniques to provide strategy for the corporate real estate groups at nationally-recognized retailers. Dave has been nationally recognized for his award-winning innovations in performance-based teaming and the application of technology to manage transactional costs.

Craig Coppola

Craig Coppola
Lee & Associates
Mr. Coppola is the top producing Office Broker in Lee & Associates’ 35 year history (50 offices, over 700 brokers). He is also one of the eight Founding Principals of Lee & Associates Arizona. He holds the three most coveted designations in the industry: CCIM, CRE, and SIOR. Mr. Coppola has completed over 3,500 transactions totaling over 13 million square feet, valued in excess of $3.5 billion. As the top Commercial Real Estate Advisor for Lee & Associates, Mr. Coppola has represented the interests of multiple landlords, developers and tenants across the United States

Mark Detmer

Mark Detmer
JLL
During his career, Mark has exclusively represented institutional owners, REITs and developers in the acquisition or disposition of industrial assets. He has completed over 27 million square feet of deals valued at $3 Billion. He has been recognized as one of the Top-Producing Industrial Brokers numerous times during his career and has been a consistent Top Producer over the years.

Grady Gammage, member, Gammage & Burnham

Grady Gammage
Gammage & Burnham
Grady Gammage has been practicing law in Phoenix for nearly 35 years. His practice has focused on land use, zoning and real estate projects throughout Arizona. He has represented projects ranging from master planned communities and subdivisions to high rise buildings and intense urban mixed-use redevelopment.

John Graham, Sunbelt Holdings

John Graham
Sunbelt Holdings
John Graham has been President of Sunbelt Holdings, Inc. since 1990 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Graham joined Sunbelt Holdings in 1982. His background in asset management, development and real estate investment provides a solid foundation of knowledge and experience in the real estate field. Under his direction Sunbelt has become a dominant force, in both community affairs and real estate activities.

Mike Haenel DTZ Mike Haenel has over 30 years of experience in the sale and leasing of industrial/back-office buildings and land throughout Arizona.  Mike, and his business partner Andy Markham, have been honored three times as the NAIOP Industrial Brokers of the Year. He has earned numerous local and national awards including Top Broker to Know in Commercial Real Estate and

Mike Haenel
DTZ
Mike Haenel has over 30 years of experience in the sale and leasing of industrial/back-office buildings and land throughout Arizona. Mike, and his business partner Andy Markham, have been honored three times as the NAIOP Industrial Brokers of the Year. He has earned numerous local and national awards including Top Broker to Know in Commercial Real Estate and “Big Deal” Industrial Broker. Mike is a multiple winner of the Top Producer award for Cassidy Turley.

Sharon Harper, president, CEO, co-founder, Plaza Companies

Sharon Harper
Plaza Companies
The Plaza Companies is nationally recognized for its innovative development including medical/healthcare and biotech research facilities and senior living communities. Sharon Harper’s forward-thinking, commitment to excellence and hiring dynamic executives who share this same commitment has created success as well as respect throughout the industry. Sharon is not only dedicated to her business endeavors, but is actively involved in many different aspects of the community.

Justin Kelton McCarthy Building Companies

Justin Kelton
McCarthy Building Companies
Justin oversees operations and business development in airport, municipal, health care, commercial development, solar and renewable energy, parking, higher-education, K-12 and Job Order Contracting construction projects in Arizona. He is also responsible for new market sector expansion in the state. The Arizona team that Justin leads includes approximately 100 employees.

Lee McPheters, director, JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center/ASU

Lee McPheters
JPMorgan Chase
Economic Outlook Center/ASU
Lee McPheters is Research Professor of Economics in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and Director of the school’s JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center. The Center specializes in economic forecasts for Arizona and the Western states. Dr. McPheters is editor of the Arizona Blue Chip Economic Forecast and the Western Blue Chip Economic Forecast newsletters, published monthly by the Center.

Bob Mulhern Colliers International Bob Mulhern is Managing Director of Colliers International in Greater Phoenix, a full-service commercial real estate firm providing integrated services to clients locally and globally for more than 30 years. Bob manages the brokerage operations of two offices located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, with more than 100 professionals.

Bob Mulhern
Colliers International
Bob Mulhern is Managing Director of Colliers International in Greater Phoenix, a full-service commercial real estate firm providing integrated services to clients locally and globally for more than 30 years. Bob manages the brokerage operations of two offices located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, with more than 100 professionals.

Jackie Orcutt Cushman & Wakefield

Jackie Orcutt
Cushman & Wakefield
As the Market Leader for Investor Services in the Phoenix office, Jackie brings a unique balance of management and brokerage experience in an effort to help grow Cushman & Wakefield’s presence in the greater Phoenix market. Drawing from her background in Economics and Business Psychology, Jackie employs a values-based approach to client relations and real estate transactions. Jackie’s primary focus is to exceed the expectations of her clients through her attention to detail, dependability and personal commitment to excellence.

Sandra Watson President & CEO Arizona Commerce Authority Sandra Watson brings more than 20 years of economic development leadership experience to Arizona. She and her teams have successfully attracted to Arizona hundreds of companies that have invested billions of dollars in capital and created more than 75,000 quality jobs.

Sandra Watson
Arizona Commerce Authority
Sandra Watson brings more than 20 years of economic development leadership experience to Arizona. She and her teams have successfully attracted to Arizona hundreds of companies that have invested billions of dollars in capital and created more than 75,000 quality jobs.

Ed Zito Alliance Bank Ed Zito is a recognized business leader in Arizona commercial and investment banking, as well as the public finance sector for over 30 years. He began his career in bank regulatory positions with the U.S. Treasury Department in New York and Washington D.C. He later served in Arizona in senior executive positions with First Interstate Bank (Wells Fargo), including President of First Interstate Equity Corporation. He also served as Regional President and member of the board of directors for Imperial Bank Arizona.

Ed Zito
Alliance Bank
Ed Zito is a recognized business leader in Arizona commercial and investment banking, as well as the public finance sector for over 30 years. He began his career in bank regulatory positions with the U.S. Treasury Department in New York and Washington D.C. He later served in Arizona in senior executive positions with First Interstate Bank (Wells Fargo), including President of First Interstate Equity Corporation. He also served as Regional President and member of the board of directors for Imperial Bank Arizona.