After Hours Archives

After Hours: Jerry Thomas

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November 21, 2014 by in After Hours | AZRE Magazine | Featured

Jerry Thomas Superintendent, Wespac Construction Years at HINES: 11 Jerry Thomas handles on-site supervision of day-to-day construction activities, including quality control, material delivery, subcontractor schedules, daily reports, safety meetings, detailing, project closeouts and project meetings for owners, architects and subcontractors. After a long day of work, though, Thomas puts in a few extra hours at… Read More →

After Hours: Meet William M. Olson

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September 3, 2014 by in After Hours | AZRE Magazine | Featured

WILLIAM M. OLSON SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DIVISION MANAGER, NEWLAND REAL ESTATE GROUP YEARS AT COMPANY: 1; in commercial real estate development industry: 31 years BORN/RAISED: Michigan EDUCATION HIGH SCHOOL: Scottsdale, Ariz. UNIVERSITY: Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz. Dual General Contractors Licenses AZ Real Estate Broker’s License Several professional certifications FAVORITES SPORTS: Hockey, golf, football MUSIC:… Read More →

After Hours: Kathy Foster

Kathy Foster, with AASK event participants at Kiwanis Park, Tempe. Photo by Mike Mertes.

Knowing more about the people we work with is the fun side of business. It helps start conversations and strengthens business relationships. We hope you’ll enjoy learning more about your peers in every issue of AZRE. Kathy Foster In the mid-1980s, Kathy Foster moved to Arizona, where she now helps companies solve problems, through creative… Read More →

After Hours: Janis Bladine

Environmental lawyer Janis Bladine with one of the chickens she raises in her backyard. Photo by Shavon Rose.

Knowing more about the people we work with is the fun side of the business. It helps start conversations and strengthens business relationships. In this installation of “After Hours,” meet Janis Bladine, a partner at Jennings, Haug & Cunningham LLP. Years at company: 2 Office: Central Avenue & Thomas Road, Phoenix Education: Arizona State University… Read More →

After Hours: Michael A. Pollack

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April 22, 2014 by in After Hours | AZRE Magazine

Knowing more about the people we work with is the fun side of the business. It helps start conversations and strengthens business relationships. In this installation of “After Hours,” meet Michael A. Pollack, president of Pollack Real Estate Investments in Mesa. Pollack founded his company 40 years ago. Along with its affiliates, Pollack Real Estate… Read More →

After Hours: Brooke Garduno, AME Landscape Companies

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January 17, 2014 by in After Hours | AZRE Magazine

Knowing more about the people we work with is the fun side of the business. It helps start conversations and strengthens business relationships. In this installation of “After Hours,” meet Brooke Garduno, a former Arizona Cardinals cheerleader and commercial actress in her spare time. Garduno is currently the marketing director of AME Landscape Companies. Brooke… Read More →

After Hours: Cliff Paul

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November 18, 2013 by in After Hours | AZRE Magazine

Knowing more about the people we work with is the fun side of the business. It helps start conversations and strengthens business relationships. Cliff Paul Principal, PK Associates, LLC, Consulting Structural Engineers, Scottsdale Time with PKA: 21 years Born: Buffalo, N.Y. Raised: Boulder, Colo. Education: Studied Architectural and Structural Engineering at University of Colorado Wife:… Read More →

After Hours: Larry Ortega

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September 24, 2013 by in After Hours | AZRE Magazine

Senior Vice President Colliers International Phoenix With Colliers for 20 years; 32 in CRE in the Valley   Born in Los Angeles; moved to Arizona in the early 80s   Graduated from University of California-Fullerton, was a fine arts major   Wife Sandra; children Daniel and Marla   Responsibilities: Marketing commercial and retail properties. Representing… Read More →

After Hours: Neil Sherman

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September 24, 2013 by in After Hours | AZRE Magazine

Title:  Senior Vice President and Principal Company:  Sperry Van Ness, LLC How many years at this company?  10 Years Your office is located in which city?   Phoenix What are your primary responsibilities in this position?   Long-range business planning, recruiting of new agents, mentoring junior agents and my own personal production. Family: Daughter Sydney… Read More →

After Hours: Stephen Kovach

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July 21, 2013 by in After Hours | AZRE Magazine

Vice President Kovach Building Enclosures, Chandler With Kovach for 15 years Born and raised in Tempe Graduated from ASU’s Del E. Webb School of Construction Wife Drew; 2 children ages 2 and 4 Responsibilities: Strategic direction of the company, preconstruction and product development Favorites: Music — Anything that’s clean with a good beat. Big music… Read More →

After Hours: Kari McCormick of Kitchell

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July 19, 2013 by in After Hours | AZRE Magazine

Director of Client Services — Native American Division Kitchell, Phoenix With Kitchell for 2 1/2 years Born in Scottsdale Received bachelors in Business Administration from ASU; attended Fuller Theological Seminary Husband Terry Fong;  son, AJ (26), daughters, Kassi (21), Hunter (12), newly adopted foster child; stepdaughter, Nici (31); 2 grand daughters; Great grandfather (maternal), Joseph… Read More →

After Hours: Catherine Alcorn, CR Engineers

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May 1, 2013 by in After Hours | AZRE Magazine

>> Catherine Alcorn President of CR Engineers, Inc. With CR Engineers for 19 years Born and raised in Phoenix, received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University Husband John; daughter Audrey, 8; son Anthony, 5 >> Responsibilities Alcorn manages the business and serves as senior electrical engineer for Aviation, Water/Wastewater, and Recreational Facilities.… Read More →

After Hours: Christian Green

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March 4, 2013 by in After Hours | AZRE Magazine

Christian Green >> Business Development and Marketing Manager, City of Goodyear >> In current position for 1 year >> Born in Topeka, Kan., and raised in El Dorado, Kan. >> Attended Washburn University in Topeka >> Wife Dina; has three children from ages 2-11 years old Favorites: >> Sports/teams: San Francisco 49ers >> Music: Any >>… Read More →

After Hours: Tina Smith

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January 2, 2013 by in After Hours | AZRE Magazine

After Hours: Tina Smith Attorney at Ballard Spahr LLP. With Ballard Spahr for 1 1/2 years. Born in the Chicago area. Attended DePaul University College of Law in Chicago Husband James; has two sons ages 11 and 9 >> Responsibilities: Smith handles the legal aspects of commercial real estate transactions, conducts due diligence review, prepares… Read More →