Evergreen co-founders Bruce Pomeroy and Andy Skipper have announced the next generation of its executive leadership team.
Two years ago, Gregg Alpert, Evergreen COO and managing principal, passed away suddenly from cardiac arrest at the age of 45.
Alpert was a highly regarded community figure and a passionate leader. His passing left both an emotional and operational void at Evergreen. Each of the firm’s leadership team members expanded their roles.
Evergreen is proud that three of its senior leaders will work together to drive the company’s strategic operations. Doug Leventhal has been named COO and Laura Ortiz and Tyler Carlson have been named managing partners.
“Doug, Laura and Tyler are long-tenured leaders whom have contributed tremendously to Evergreen’s success over the years,” Pomeroy said. “Each offers a unique perspective and a particular expertise that allow us to create value for our customers.”
“We are delighted that Doug, Laura and Tyler will be leading us in to the future,” Skipper said. “Aside from their unmatched industry expertise and business acumen, they are passionate stewards of the culture we’re so proud of.”
Over the past 16 years, Leventhal has been involved with all aspects of commercial development from acquisition to disposition. In his new role, he will be involved with overseeing and directing the day-to-day operations of the company as well as development of commercial projects nationwide.
Leventhal is also the Designated Broker for Evergreen Commercial Realty, which is the brokerage arm of Evergreen Devco.
Leventhal’s post graduate work includes earning both an MBA and Master of Architecture (MArch) from Arizona State University. He earned an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Economics from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta.
In addition to being the vice-chair of the 2013 Board of Directors for Valley Partnership, Leventhal also serves on the Real Estate Council for ASU’s Master of Real Estate Development program and frequently appears as a guest lecturer as ASU and the annual ICSC CenterBuild conference.
Ortiz has been with Evergreen for more than 18 years. In her expanded role, she is responsible for the oversight and direction of retail projects for the company ranging from 1 to 50 acres, developing and implementing tools and systems for the management of Evergreen’s projects, new client development and relationship management, tenant lease negotiations, and consultant hiring and management.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance & Economics from the University of Arizona.
In his role as managing partner, Carlson leads the acquisition of commercial properties and oversees restaurant development nationwide. During his tenure with Evergreen, Carlson has been involved in all facets of real estate development across dozens of projects.
He is a licensed and active real estate broker and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brigham Young University with dual Bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Economics and earned a Master’s of Real Estate Development (MRED) from the University of Southern California.