NAI Horizon names Daisy Meza marketing coordinator

NAI Horizon announced the addition of industry professional Daisy Meza as its new Marketing Coordinator.

Daisy Meza

Meza will serve as the liaison between NAI Horizon’s agents and the marketing department. She will collaborate closely with the marketing department in a non-management role, ensuring seamless communication and support. 

Meza will work directly with agents to facilitate complex requests, ensuring all essential information is delivered to the marketing team to meet deadlines and produce marketing materials on time. She will also coordinate PR efforts, along with internal and external marketing.

“We are so happy to have Daisy join our team,” said NAI Horizon CEO/Designated Broker Terry Martin-Denning. “Her strong communication skills and positive approach make her a great fit for our collaborative culture.”

Before joining NAI Horizon, Meza was the digital communications coordinator for the architectural design firm DLR Group. She developed social media posts and visual assets, and contributed to sector-specific marketing activities. Meza wrote copy, executed visual assets, and created materials focused on reaching the company’s digital audience. Additionally, she worked in the financial services industry as an associate with Charles Schwab.

Meza earned a BS in marketing and advertising from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. Meza is a member of the American Advertising Federation – Phoenix Ad Club. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and attending concerts.  

NAI Horizon continues its growth with new client coordinator

NAI Horizon announced the addition of Brenda Reyes as the Client Coordinator supporting two top-producing brokerage professionals in the NAI Horizon Phoenix office.

Brenda Reyes

In her role, Reyes will provide administrative support and transaction and client coordination for Denise Nunez, Executive Managing Director of the Nunez Self-Storage Group, and Jeffrey Garza Walker, MBA, MRED, Executive Vice President, specializing in industrial real estate space, providing advisory and corporate services to clients in the United States and Latin America. 

Reyes will work with these team leaders to assist in the organization, prioritization, and execution of the daily workflow. She will help the teams with projects, managing transaction deadlines and critical dates, and ensuring fluid client communication.

“As the Nunez Self Storage Group has and will continue to expand its self-storage brokerage services across the country, Brenda has become an integral part of coordinating NSSG team members; working side by side with team members in an effort to support their individual efforts,” Nunez said. “Brenda is a welcome addition to the team.” 

Vestar names Carli Richards the new director of communications

Vestar, one of the leading privately held shopping center owners and managers in the western United States, announced today the hiring of Carli Richards for the position of Director of Communications, effective immediately. 

Carli Richards

In her role, Richards will be responsible for leading the company’s corporate and media relations strategy for its portfolio of new and existing properties, while promoting the Vestar brand on both the national and local level. The role, which was created in response to the company’s recent growth cycle includes the new wave of ground up developments. Richards will also work closely with executive leadership to establish strategic programming that will support all areas of the business as they continue to scale.

Richards joins Vestar with more than 10 years of experience in public relations, previously for various fashion brands and agencies, including H&M Group and most recently Fabletics, the active wear company co-founded by Kate Hudson. 

“I am very excited to bring a creative approach and fresh perspective to Vestar and to apply my experience to a new industry. As a best-in-class developer, I look forward identifying new opportunities for innovation and growth and to ultimately broaden our industry presence with thoughtful and effective storytelling techniques,” said Richards.

Graycor hires Brian Bea as project executive, Southwest Division

Leading general contractor Graycor Construction Company has hired 24-year industry veteran Brian Bea as Project Executive for the Southwest. As part of the executive leadership team, Bea supports high-level operations and business development for the Southwest Division, including support for the company’s current market presence and a focus on regional portfolio growth through new market sectors.

Brian Bea

Bea will be based in Graycor’s Phoenix office, working under Southwest Division General Manager Rusty Martin.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Brian to our team and look forward to all that we will accomplish for the market,” said Martin. “His diverse market experience and leadership skills will help us not only expand our existing office and industrial footprints but also strengthen our ability to pursue opportunities in high-growth sectors such as medical and advanced manufacturing, where the demand is both exciting and exponential.”

Bea has held management and director positions for numerous regional and national construction firms. His project resume ranges from office and industrial to large-scale multifamily and medical facilities including hospital, research, ambulatory, urgent care and senior living uses.

Graycor’s active and recently completed projects in the Southwest include multiple Class A office and industrial buildings at Gilbert Spectrum business park in Gilbert, Arizona; the 4 million-square-foot Camelback 303 industrial project in Goodyear, Arizona; the award-winning Elliot Gateway industrial park in Mesa, Arizona; and approximately 635,000 square feet of space within the 435-acre mixed-use SkyBridge Arizona master plan, slated to become a first-of-its-kind Unified Cargo Processing (UCP) facility.

Quarles adds Four attorneys to Phoenix office

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced the addition of four prominent attorneys to its Phoenix office.

Jeffrey Gardner and Jimmie Pursell join as partners in the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group, along with Daniel Peabody as an associate, while Daniel Pote joins Quarles’ Intellectual Property (IP) Practice Group as of counsel. All four come to Quarles from Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, where Gardner most recently served as the firm’s managing attorney.

“We’re incredibly excited to welcome this group of nationally renowned lawyers to Quarles, and to bring their collective experience to bear on behalf of our clients and those who will undoubtedly follow our new colleagues—all of whom will reap the benefits of our platform and deep bench of knowledgeable attorneys,” said Jason Wood, Quarles’ Phoenix office managing partner. “This is a group of experienced leaders and master strategists who understand how to partner with their clients to drive long-term success. They not only will bolster our world-class team in Phoenix but will add significant value for our clients across the state and beyond.”

The new arrivals represent companies in a wide range of industries in connection with matters ranging from national class action lawsuits to complex business litigation to structuring intellectual property strategies and related strategic guidance. For instance, Gardner, Pursell and Peabody frequently handle high-stakes, bet-the-company litigation and other complex matters for a wide variety of clients in the Southwest and throughout the nation, while Pote has helped some of the most well-known brands in Arizona and across the U.S. secure and protect their IP rights.

In their respective practice areas, they frequently counsel business leaders on risk mitigation, litigation strategy and other sensitive issues affecting organizations to help them efficiently balance legal risks and expeditiously achieve their business objectives.

“We were drawn to Quarles’ deep roots in the Phoenix area and appreciate the firm’s extensive work cultivating strong local ties and a unique market offering,” said Gardner. “We’re thrilled to be joining the firm and know our clients will benefit immensely from Quarles’ connections in Phoenix, as well as the strength of its national, full-service platform and 130 years of excellence in client service.”

About the Attorneys

Jeffrey Gardner counsels clients on ways to mitigate risk, achieve business objectives, develop and implement employment policies, and protect intellectual property. But, when litigation arises, Gardner has significant experience representing clients in high stakes class actions, securities litigation and complex business disputes. He has extensive knowledge of the laws applicable to broker-dealers and registered investment advisers, and represents clients with financial service industry investigations, enforcement actions and compliance.

Jimmie Pursell represents clients in commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation and other business-related disputes. He is particularly experienced in dealing with complex class action lawsuits, business litigation and business bankruptcy litigation, as well as trade secret, noncompetition and non-solicitation disputes. Pursell’s practice includes prosecuting and defending temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction applications in connection with trade secret and confidentiality cases, as well as advising on non-compete and non-solicitation disputes in the health care field.

Dan Pote is an IP strategist who counsels clients on a wide range of IP matters, focusing on global patent preparation and prosecution. He assists with issues related to infringement, validity, enforceability studies, IP due diligence, and ex parte and inter partes patent reexaminations. He also helps clients with matters related to invention harvesting, copyright and trademark counseling, and cybersecurity issues, including information security and data privacy. Pote represents companies with many different types of technologies, including software, electronics, robotics, machine learning and predictive analytics, cloud computing and cryptography.

Daniel Peabody is an experienced litigator who helps clients with issues involving probate litigation, commercial litigation, and labor and employment matters. In particular, he has successfully represented individuals and businesses in various litigation matters. Peabody’s practice includes preventing and defending against discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wrongful termination and wage and hour audits. He also focuses on commercial litigation, complex contract and commercial torts, probate litigation and appellate litigation.

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