Executive Q-and-A Archives

The Pipeline to Presidency: Words From Bill Mason

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Bill Mason worked as a mechanic and rigger at a Phoenix-area boat shop through high school and while attending Mesa and Maricopa community colleges, where he completed an AA degree in refrigeration and air conditioning. Afterwards, he worked for a small sheet metal shop for a year. In 1978, he was hired by IMCOR, then… Read More →

Executive Q-and-A: Megan Creecy-Herman

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by in AZRE Magazine | Business News

Megan Creecy-Herman Senior Director, Leasing & Development, Liberty Property Trust Years in CRE: 11 Years at company: 1.5 What was it about the industry that attracted you? The excitement of building a career in an industry where I knew that no two days would be the same. Our industry is dynamic and constantly evolving with… Read More →

Executive Q-and-A: Gregory Valladao

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by in AZRE Magazine | Business News

Gregory Valladao Senior Managing Direct/Market Leader, Cushman & Wakefield Arizona Years in CRE: 17 Years at company: 3.5 What was it about the industry that attracted you?   I heard how great “closing dinners” were, and I was hooked. Seriously, in the mid-1990s I was grinding out billable hours as a litigation attorney when I… Read More →

Executive Q-and-A: John Fortini

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by in AZRE Magazine | Business News

John Fortini Managing Member, Silver Fern Companies/Silver Fern Capital Years in CRE: 17 Years at company: 15 What was it about the industry that attracted you? When I was a kid, I loved Tonka trucks and building things. As I grew older, I was intrigued by how things come together. So, I started with houses,… Read More →

Executive Q-and-A: Dan Puente

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by in AZRE Magazine | Business News

Dan Puente Owner/President, D.P. Electric, Inc. Years in CRE: 33 Years at company: 23 What was it about the industry that attracted you? I was very young when I first started in this industry. I learned quickly that this industry offers opportunity; you get out of it what you put into it. You can rise… Read More →