Newsmakers Archives

Valley Partnership names new president, CEO

February 23, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Featured | Newsmakers

Valley Partnership has named Cheryl Lombard as its new president and CEO. In this role, Lombard will be responsible for leading and managing Valley Partnership, including developing and executing strategies, and managing the association’s resources, expertise, and leadership initiatives. “Cheryl is an ideal fit in terms of Valley Partnership’s mission and goals,” said Scott Nelson,… Read More →

Isaac Figueroa joins C&W | PICOR

February 21, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Newsmakers

Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR announced that Isaac Figueroa has joined it Tucson commercial real estate brokerage team. Figueroa, a Tucson native, joins one of the region’s top producing Office & Medical Office teams, specializing in the leasing and sale of office and medical properties, representing landlords and tenants as well as buyers and sellers. Figueroa began… Read More →

Atkisson Joins SimonCRE as Director of Construction

February 18, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Commercial real estate developer SimonCRE announces the recent hire of Jared Atkisson as director of construction. Atkisson comes to SimonCRE highly experienced with a strong work history including managing the planning, development, construction, remodel, property management and maintenance of a portfolio of over 225 Carl’s Jr., Hardees, and Pizza Patron restaurants throughout the Midwest and… Read More →

Deva Powell joins triARC architecture & design

February 18, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

TriARC architecture & design announces the addition of Deva Powell as a senior project manager and studio lead. “We look forward to expanding the depth of experience as we continue to grow our healthcare studio,” said Marlene Seitz, partner and founding member of triARC. Powell, formerly with HKS, has 10 years of experience in the healthcare… Read More →

Kassandra Bruhn joins SimonCRE

Kassandra Bruhn, SimonCRE
February 16, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Newsmakers

Commercial real estate developer SimonCRE announced Monday that Kassandra Bruhn has joined as director of marketing to an expanding team of professionals. Bruhn will directly lead the creative content strategy planning and will direct and implement the marketing goals of SimonCRE. Bruhn brings a background in commercial real estate marketing and public relations to the… Read More →

Sabrina Nayer Joins CBRE

February 13, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

CBRE has announced that Sabrina Nayer has joined the firm as its Regional Business Operations Manager for the Southwest Region. In this role she will partner with the firm’s local market and regional leadership to develop and implement strategic priorities for business operations.   ”I am thrilled to welcome Sabrina to the team. She is… Read More →

Winslow + Partners expands team

February 12, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Marcia Karasek, MLA, joined design firm Winslow+Partners in Downtown Phoenix. Karasek’s main responsibilities will be to identify and work on new and leading-edge planning and design opportunities for the team led by Paul Winslow and Kali Mota. A University of Pennsylvania landscape architect by training, Karasek is an active board member for the Phoenix Community… Read More →

Bryan Dunn joins Kitchell as Market Sector Executive

February 11, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Bryan Dunn recently joined Kitchell as a Market Sector Executive, bringing vast experience in preconstruction and construction services. “Brian brings strength, relationships and credibility in markets in which we have a presence but haven’t leveraged all of our capabilities,” said Kitchell Contractors President Dan Pierce. “We will look to him to help penetrate those markets,… Read More →

Sundt adds award-winning project manager to its Tempe roster

February 10, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Sundt Construction, Inc., ( recently added Grant Larson, preconstruction project manager, to its Tempe office team. Larson immediately joins the preconstruction team pursuing work for the Arizona Department of Transportation  as well as the TexasDepartment of Transportation. In his role, he manages risk for the company during the project’s design phase by providing oversight and… Read More →

Shelton joins Caliente as business development manager

February 10, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Caliente Construction Inc., Tempe, Ariz., announced today that Amy Shelton has joined the company as business development manager. Shelton brings over 10 years of professional experience interacting with clients in sales and marketing. In her new role, she will be responsible for client relations, and lead the client development and retention efforts for the 80-employee… Read More →

Colliers International Hires Project Management Expert

February 10, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Colliers International in Greater Phoenix has hired Bruce Herr to serve as its new Director of Project Management to streamline the design and construction of clients’ real estate projects. From start to finish, Herr will oversee the scheduling and budgeting of projects and coordinate efforts of team members including architects, general contractors and vendors. Herr… Read More →

SimonCRE is Poised for Continued Growth in 2015

February 10, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Commercial real estate developer SimonCRE announces the addition of partner Jeff Carpenter to the organization. With a strong background in retail development, leasing and finance, Carpenter will be involved with and add to the core business strengths of the firm. He brings additional expertise with single tenant build-to-suit and shopping center acquisition, which are explosive… Read More →

Retail real estate veteran joins Velocity Retail Group

February 10, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Velocity Retail Group, LLC announced Dean Ingram has joined the firm as a vice president.   “Dean has very deep experience and client relationships,” said Greg Coxon, Chief Administrative Officer at Velocity.  “Having spent time in the Arizona, Oklahoma and Texas markets will provide our clients with valuable insight and knowledge,” he added.   During… Read More →

Pat Prince joins Architechnology

February 7, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Pat Prince has been named vice president of operations at Architechnology, and will directly manage facility consulting operations and support development in the Arizona K-12 market.   Pat has implemented and supported a variety of facility initiatives at Phoenix Union High School District for the last 34 years. Initiatives that he developed and supported were… Read More →