Principal Andrew Cheney of Lee & Associates Arizona was recently selected as NAIOP Arizona’s 2018 chairman of the board. He has been a member of NAIOP Arizona since 2003 and served on the board since 2012. 

“There could not be a better time to lead this dynamic organization. The commercial real estate market in Greater Phoenix remains strong and full of opportunity for those willing to work hard and take calculated risks,” said Cheney.

According to Cheney, in 2018, the board looks forward to elevating signature events, building upon top-notch educational programs and fine-tuning public policy initiatives. This includes refreshing the Best of NAIOP awards presentation and continuing programming and mentor relationships through the Developing Leaders program.

“On the public policy front, we will continue to increase our influence and be the primary voice for commercial real estate at the state legislature, working for legislation that decreases costs and makes Arizona a prime location for new and expanding businesses,” said Cheney.

As part of his involvement with NAIOP Arizona, Cheney has co-chaired numerous major events for NAIOP, served as chair of membership and programs, and helped found the NAIOP Arizona Developing Leaders program.

Since joining The Coppola-Cheney Group team at Lee & Associates Arizona in 2003, Cheney has completed over 1,200 transactions totaling in excess of $1 billion in over 25 states and 3 continents. He is one of only 17 professionals in Arizona who hold both their CCIM and SIOR designations. He is also one of 20 commercial real estate professionals in Arizona, and less than 45 people worldwide, who hold a CCIM, SIOR and CRE designation. He has been recognized as 2016 NAIOP Arizona Chapter Principal Member of the Year, 2013 Class of 40 Under 40 by Phoenix Business Journal, 2011 NAIOP National Developing Leader of the Year and 2010 NAIOP Arizona Chapter Emerging Broker of the Year.

Additional 2018 NAIOP Arizona officers include Vice Chairman Molly Carson of Ryan Companies US, Inc.; Secretary Danny Swancey of ViaWest Group; and Treasurer Jim Wentworth Jr. of Wentworth Property Company, LLC.

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