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Michelle Acosta joins SmithGroupJJR

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Architecture, engineering and planning firm, SmithGroupJJR, hired Michelle Acosta, AIA, EDAC, as project manager at the firm’s Health Studio in Phoenix. Acosta returns to Phoenix after three years at HDR, Los Angeles, where she was a project architect/manager working on a variety of healthcare facility types in tandem with leading medical planning efforts and user group… Read More →

VanTrust hires director of development services

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

VanTrust Real Estate LLC., a full-service real estate development company with headquarters in Phoenix, hired Damon Jeffrey as director of development services. In his role, he will work with designers and contractors to execute projects as they are identified during development. Jeffrey’s current projects include Chandler Corporate Center, a 119,000-square-foot office development on Chandler Boulevard and… Read More →

CBRE’s Chris Marchildon earns NAIOP Developing Leaders Award

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

CBRE announced Senior Associate Chris Marchildon has been honored with a prestigious NAIOP Developing Leaders Award for 2016. Now in its 11th year, the national award program honors up-and-coming commercial real estate professionals across the country, 35 years of age and under, for their valued contribution and commitment to the industry. “I am thrilled to… Read More →

Colliers adds associate VP to retail group

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Summer Jackson joined Colliers International in Greater Phoenix as an associate vice president in the Retail Group. She joins Associate Vice Presidents John Jackson and Larry Miller on their team. “Mrs. Jackson came from a competitor where she started the retail leasing division eight years ago,” says Bob Mulhern, senior managing director of Colliers. “Her… Read More →

New hires bring new level of service to healthcare market

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With more than 40 years of combined experience in commercial real estate, brokerage and healthcare, Patti Gentry and Chelsea Maddox aim to take Keyser’s healthcare division to the next level with their senior leadership and selfless service mentality. Jonathan Keyser, founder of the company, calls both hires a “great cultural fit with extraordinary commitment to… Read More →

Sundt names Teri Jones as senior VP

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Sundt Construction, Inc. named Teri Jones as its senior vice president and Building Group manager. Jones previously served as vice president in charge of business development for Sundt’s Northern California District. In her new role, Jones is responsible for the overall performance of the entire Building Group. A 37-year veteran, Jones has developed expertise in nearly… Read More →

Valley Partnership announces 2016 Community Project

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Sunshine Acres Children’s Home in Mesa has been selected as recipient of the 2016 Valley Partnership Community Project. The event is Nov. 5. Sunshine Acres provides a home for children who are separated from their parents and helps them establish long-term relationships with stable parental figures, preparing them for success in adult life. “We are truly… Read More →

Top-producing real estate team joins Caliber

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The AZ Real Estate Team, which is led by Michael Williamson, joined Caliber, The Wealth Development Company‘s residential brokerage division, Caliber Realty Group. The AZ Real Estate Team is locally known as one of the Northeast Valley’s Top Producing residential sales team and the No. 1 sales team for 2014 and 2015 in zip code 85260. Last year,… Read More →

NAI Horizon hires Sarah Ludwig as marketing director

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Sarah Ludwig joined NAI Horizon as its newest director of Marketing and Communications. Ludwig’s responsibilities will include managing all aspects of marketing for NAI Horizon and its agents including advertising and media, overseeing corporate branding guidelines and the design and content for marketing materials. A native of Geneva, Ill., Ludwig joins the Phoenix office after serving as… Read More →

SimonCRE names Blake Curtis director

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Commercial real estate developer SimonCRE recently named Blake Curtis as Director of Capital Markets and Dispositions. This new position is intended to strengthen the company’s ability to develop relationships with equity partners and financial institutions. Prior to joining SimonCRE, Curtis served as Senior Analyst at VEREIT, Inc. During his tenure at the firm, Curtis led… Read More →

McCarthy Building Companies promotes Abe Babcock

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Newsmakers

McCarthy Southwest, a division of McCarthy Building Companies Inc., recently promoted Abe Babcock to the role of project director. In this position, Babcock will focus on developing and leading the various internal and external teams on a solar construction project to ensure a successful, integrated approach throughout all phases of the project. Babcock previously served as… Read More →

NAIOP appoints Velocity Retail Group’s Darren Pitts to board

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NAIOP Arizona appointed Darren Pitts, executive vice president of Velocity Retail Group, LLC as a new Board member for 2016. Pitts will be joining an existing Board that includes industry leaders from all commercial sectors. Over the past year, NAIOP has focused on increasing the retail dimension within the organization and Pitts’ appointment is part… Read More →

Marcus & Millichap hires new VP of research

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Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, today announced the addition of Jay Lybik as vice president, research services, according to Gregory LaBerge, chief administrative officer of Marcus & Millichap. Lybik joins Marcus & Millichap with over 20 years of real… Read More →

AZRE names Most Influential Women in CRE for 2016

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The 12 women who made AZRE’s Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate list are an extraordinary bunch. While that seems implied in the recognition, it’s something that goes beyond their professional achievements. Many of these women had to work their way through the ranks to a C-suite. One was a dealer in a casino.… Read More →