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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 →

Q&A: Valley Partnership’s Cheryl Lombard talks politics

Cheryl Lombard
by in AZRE Magazine | Executive Q&A

It’s been a little more than a year since Cheryl Lombard took over as Valley Partnership’s president and CEO. In her role, Lombard is responsible for leading and managing Valley Partnership, including developing and executing strategies, and managing the association’s resources, expertise and leadership initiatives. AZRE sat down with Lombard to talk about her challenges… Read More →

Why good roads and infrastructure are needed for development

Loop 303 I-10 Interchange

Existing transportation infrastructure can be a make it or break it point for any development project. If there aren’t any roads or other necessary infrastructure pieces in place, then a site isn’t very developable, says Brad Wright, of counsel at Squire Patton Boggs. “I really see the connection between our ability to finance good public… Read More →

Valley Partnership examines airports as economic engines

Sky Harbor
by in AZRE Magazine | Events

Valley Partnership’s monthly breakfast for June will cover a panel who will feature presentations from economic development officials on three of the Valley’s municipal airports. Experts will share their strategic plans and outline upcoming opportunities for the real estate and development communities. The panel will feature Shea Joachim, business development director at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway… Read More →

Valley Partnership will focus on education

Arizona School Choice Trust

Valley Partnership has announced the topic for the May 20 breakfast. This month’s program will discuss how education is one of the key drivers of job and wage growth in Arizona and what is next after Prop. 123, whether it passes or not. The panel will feature Jay Heiler, Board President, Arizona Charter School Association,… Read More →

Valley Partnership takes a look at hospitality industry

Mountain-Shadows

Valley Partnership‘s annual monthly breakfast on April 29th will cover two major hospitality projects under construction in Paradise Valley – a new Ritz-Carlton and redevelopment of the iconic Mountain Shadows resort. The panel will feature Christopher Klecka, CFO of Five Star Development (Ritz-Carlton); Scott Lyon, founder and managing partner of Westroc Hospitality (Mountain Shadows); and Jeff… Read More →

Valley Partnership event focuses on creating vibrant downtowns

Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors
by in AZRE Magazine | Events

Valley Partnership’s March 18th breakfast topic will hot a discussion featuring city leaders on the evolution of downtown Phoenix. City leaders will share insights into how both public and private leaders are addressing the challenges that are unique to downtown. The panel will feature a discussion between City of Phoenix Vice Mayor Kate Gallego, David Krumwiede, executive vice… Read More →

Valley Partnership accepting grant proposals

Valley Partnership

Valley Partnership is accepting grant proposals from local nonprofits looking to have their facilities renovated. The 2016 Valley Partnership Community Project will be accepting grants through March 18. “We’re very excited about the Valley Partnership Community project for 2016,” said Aaron Parenica, 2016 co-chair for the Community Project. “We’re looking for applicants who provide a critical service… Read More →

Valley Partnership hires new vice president

Valley Partnership
by in AZRE Magazine

Valley Partnership named Carrie Martin as its new Vice President of Membership and Events. Martin joins Valley Partnership from the Arizona District Council of Urban Land Institute, where she served as Manager and then Programs Coordinator the past four years. Martin previously worked at DMB Realty and SunCor Development Company. “I am very excited to… Read More →

Valley Partnership to talk on construction labor

Construction Employment - Welder
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Valley Partnership’s topic for its upcoming monthly breakfast on Friday, Feb. 26 will be on the availability of construction labor in Metro Phoenix. The panel will feature Jerry Barnier, Founder, Suntec Concrete; Jeff Eschliman, vice president of Operations of Maracay Homes; Fred Ingersoll, director of apprenticeship & training at Arizona Builders Alliance; and Brad Nelson, project superintendent… Read More →

Valley Partnership will do CRE preview

Woman holding social network balloon
by in AZRE Magazine | Events

Valley Partnership’s first monthly breakfast of 2016 on Friday, Jan. 29., will be on a commercial real estate preview for the coming year. The panel will feature Alan Maguire, president and principal economist, The Maguire Company; Sheryl Palmer, president and CEO, Taylor Morrison; and Neil Giuliano, President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Leadership. Moderating the panel… Read More →

Valley Partnership leaders named to state water group

Cheryl Lombard

Gov. Doug Ducey appointed the CEO and a board member of Valley Partnership, Monday, to the newly-formed Water Augmentation Council. Cheryl Lombard, CEO and president, and Arizona State Land Commissioner and Valley Partnership Board Members Lisa Atkins were appointed to the council, which will investigate long-term water augmentation strategies and more. “Water issues are a… Read More →

Valley Partnership announces 2016 board leadership

Molly Ryan Carson
by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Valley Partnership named Molly Ryan Carson, Vice President of Ryan Companies US, Inc. as its 2016 Chairperson. The commercial real estate industry group also named new board members and committee chairs. “I am honored to be the incoming Valley Partnership Chair and help continue our mission to advocate for responsible development,” Ryan Carson said. “We… Read More →

Valley Partnership features a morning with Grant Woods

grant.woods
by in AZRE Magazine | Events

Valley Partnership continues an annual tradition with its end-of- the-year reflection by the always entertaining and provocative Grant Woods. The former Arizona attorney general, prominent attorney and community leader will provide a morning of thought- provoking discussion about Arizona politics, education and business. The final Friday Morning Breakfast of 2015 is scheduled for Dec. 11… Read More →