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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

Abe Babcock
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

Darren Pitts
by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

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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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

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 →

Earthworks Environmental moves into Gilbert offices

Earthworks Environmental
by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

After working for almost two years out of Queen Creek, Cherie Koester, principal of Earthworks Environmental, moved her staff into offices in the highly- sought-after Gilbert Heritage District. “We grew out of our current space,” says Koester, who holds a Master’s of Science in International Environmental Technology Management and Sustainability from Arizona State University. “It’s… Read More →

Jon Zimmerman joins Cushman & Wakefield

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Nationally accredited architect Jon Zimmerman has joined Cushman & Wakefield‘s Project and Development Services (PDS) in the West as a Managing Director.   Zimmerman will be based in Cushman & Wakefield’s office in Irvine (Southern California). In his role as Managing Director he will be responsible for the firm’s PDS activities in the Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Inland… Read More →

Tucson Developers buy Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

David Mehl of Cottonwood Properties and Humberto S. Lopez of HSL Properties announced the formation of a new partnership that has completed the purchase of The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain resort. The hotel will continue to be managed under a long-term management contract by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.  The hotel is one of only ten… Read More →

Valley Partnership graduates 2015-16 Advocates class

Cheryl Lombard
by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Valley Partnership‘s 2015-16 Advocates class has graduated. This year’s Valley Partnership Advocates curriculum offered participants a robust exposure to all aspects of the lifecycle of development. Some of this year’s program highlights include: A helicopter tour of some of the Valley’s current development projects sponsored by SRP An invite only Valley Partnership breakfast event with… Read More →

Barbara Lloyd appointed to Tempe commission

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Barbara Lloyd, CCIM, a Senior Vice President at NAI Horizon, has been appointed to the City of Tempe Development Review Commission. Lloyd, a member of the NAI Investment Services Group, will serve as an alternate member of the commission for a 3-year term. The commission comprises seven members and three alternates. Alternate members serve at… Read More →

Arizona Builders Alliance announces new board members

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA), a statewide commercial construction trade association, recently elected a new board president and added four new directors to its board. Mike Epstein, owner and managing member of Tucson-based Epstein Construction, has been tapped as ABA’s new board president. Four new directors were also elected: Steve Grauer, vice president and district manager… Read More →

Father and son duos corner CRE market

(Appearing from left to right) Carter and David Wilson, Steven and Steven P. Bodeman, Trevor and Steve McKendry, Carl and Ben Johnson (Photo courtesy of DAUM Phoenix)
by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

As people prepare to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, the Phoenix offices of Daum Commercial Real Estate is proud to have a number of dad/son teams creating great achievements together, at work and home. Daum Commercial Real Estate Services, California’s oldest commercial real estate brokerage company established in 1904 opened its Phoenix offices in 1973.… Read More →

Transwestern adds Debra Schooler to healthcare advisory team

Debra Schooler

Debra Schooler joined the Transwestern’s Healthcare Advisory Services group as the vice president and national director of Healthcare Property Management on Monday. Based in Phoenix, Schooler will support business development efforts while focusing on national healthcare real estate best practices and training across property and facilities management, lease administration and real estate compliance. “As our… Read More →

ABI Multifamily hires VP to Phoenix HQ

ABI Multifamily

The expansion of the ABI Multifamily‘s Phoenix Headquarters continues with the welcoming of Royce Munroe as Vice President of the Mid/Small Apartment Group. “Royce provides an extremely unique and valuable perspective to our organization; specifically, he co-founded and led Southwest Realty and Property Management prior to its acquisition and was responsible for over 1,200-plus residential… Read More →