After Hours Archives

After Hours: Graycor’s Jennifer Delaporte and her orchids

Jennifer Delaporte)

Graycor Business Development Manager Jennifer Delaporte says clients aren’t much different than orchids — and if anyone would know, she would. Delaporte’s love affair with orchids started almost 20 years ago in college, but her passion was fueled during her two-year stint in Hawaii, where she lived with her husband on an orchid farm on… Read More →

CRE leader Bob Mulhern also leads education

Bob Mulhern, managing director of Colliers International in Greater Phoenix (Photo: Mike Mertes)
by in After Hours | AZRE Magazine

There are most likely a lot of surprises in the lives of commercial real estate executives with 30 years in the business. But there are some surprises that are more unexplained than others. “It may surprise many people that I am a co-founder of Great Hearts Academies,” says Bob Mulhern, managing director of Colliers International… Read More →

Kimber Lanning thinks big for small businesses

Photo by Robin Sendele, Az Big Media

It takes one to know one. When it comes to small business in Arizona, Kimber Lanning is and knows everyone. Lanning, champion of local businesses as the founder and executive director of nonprofit Local First Arizona, dropped out of Arizona State University at the age of 19 to open Stinkweeds, an independently owned and operated… Read More →

After Hours: Dan Mann builds cars, engineering business

Classic: Dan Mann with his restored 1969 Mercury Cougar Coupe.
Photo by Mike Mertes, Az Big Media

Wanting a break from working for a big corporation, Dan Mann started 3 engineering last year. 3 engineering is a full- service civil engineering, planning and surveying company. But, when Mann isn’t working on the next big real estate development, you can find him under the hood of a classic car. Mann strips beat-up classics… Read More →

After Hours: Wheelin’ and dealin’ Rob Martensen

Photo: Mike Mertes, Az Big Media

Colliers International Senior Vice President Rob Martensen has been involved in more than 600 transactions, including industrial sales, leasing, build-to-suits and land sales, but when he isn’t making a deal he is in the driver’s seat. How did you get into off-road racing? I just grew up going to the races and got the opportunity to… Read More →

After Hours: Coe and Van Loo’s Ryan Weed

Photo by Laura Burnett

What started as a hobby for Coe and Van Loo Consultants President Ryan Weed has now become a way to connect with clients and coworkers. Weed has been with the design and engineering firm for 18 years, working his way up from drafter, an entry level position, to president and CEO, having been asked to… Read More →

VIDEO: Colliers’ Rob Martensen competes in Lucas Oil race

Rob Martensen, Photo by Mike Mertes for AZ Big Media

AZRE magazine interviewed Colliers International in Greater Phoenix Senior Vice President Rob Martensen, who recently competed in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler. Art Director Mike Mertes was there to film him in action on April 28. (Martensen is the blue vehicle before the end of… Read More →

Ideation Design Group awarded work on Sheraton Mesa Hotel

Sheraton Mesa Lobby Rendering
by in After Hours | AZRE Magazine

The Arizona-based resort development firm Power Hotel Group, working with Starwood Hotels, selected Phoenix-based Ideation Design Group (IDG) to design the Valley’s newest Sheraton project. The four-story 160,000+ square foot hotel is nestled between the new Chicago Cubs’ spring training facility and Riverview Park in Mesa, Arizona, near Rio Salado Parkway and Dobson Road. The… Read More →

After Hours: Boe Bergeson

Boe Bergeson Managing partner and developer, RJM Construction Owner, C2 Tactical (opened in 2013) Boe Bergeson is a managing partner and developer at RJM Construction, but in his spare time he owns and operates C2 Tactical gun range in Tempe. Bergeson said the gun range is a great way to stay connected to the community… Read More →

RJM Construction’s Boe Bergeson is at home on the range

Boe Bergeson, RJM Construction at C2 Tactical. Photo by Mike Mertes, AZ Big Media

Boe Bergeson is a managing partner and developer at RJM Construction, but in his spare time he owns and operates C2 Tactical gun range in Tempe. Bergeson said the gun range is a great way to stay connected to the community in the East Valley and helps support the gun community. Bergeson’s gun range also… Read More →

After Hours: The Highflier, Eric Forshee

Close-Up-Tandem-Dive
by in After Hours | AZRE Magazine | Featured

Eric Forshee runs NGKF’s national business development, client relationship management and marketing for property services. He also oversees property management operations in Arizona, Texas and Colorado. In his first five years with Grubb & Ellis, Forshee helped win more than 50MSF of new property assignments. A team player at the office as well as from… Read More →

After Hours: Jerry Thomas

Jerry Thomas (Right)
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

Bill Olson
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 →