Liberty Property Trust promotes Megan Creecy-Herman

Liberty Property Trust today announced that it has promoted Megan Creecy-Herman to the position of vice president, market leader. She will run the company’s industrial portfolio in Arizona. Liberty Property Trust’s current portfolio in the state consists of approximately 2.5 million square feet of industrial properties, with another 280,280 square feet currently under construction, and 140 acres of land for future industrial development.

Creecy-Herman joined Liberty in 2012 as director of leasing and development and was promoted to vice president in 2016. In 2014, she was elected as chairperson of the National Association of Commercial Real Estate Development’s (NAIOP) Arizona Chapter, serving as both the first-ever female and youngest person in that position. A year later she received the prestigious national award for “Chairperson of the Year” from NAIOP. She is a previous member of the NAIOP national executive committee and a current member of the national board of NAIOP.

“During the last two years, Liberty has been executing a company-wide initiative to move more deeply into industrial holdings,” said Joe Trinkle, senior vice president and regional director for Liberty. “Megan, who has more than 15 years of experience in industrial property development, leasing and management in Arizona, is very well suited for this position and we believe in her ability to further grow our presence in the market.”

Liberty is preparing to sell its office properties in the region, including those at Liberty Center at Rio Salado, the approximate 682,406 square foot office park Creecy-Herman helped to develop between 2012 and 2018. (Liberty will continue to own 215,000 square feet of industrial property it developed and now manages in Rio Salado.)

Prior to joining Liberty, Creecy-Herman was at EJM Development Co. in Phoenix, serving in leasing, acquisitions and development capacities. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from Arizona State University and an MBA from the University of Arizona.

Gould Evans welcomes new principal

Gould Evans announced the return of Melissa Farling, FAIA, LEED AP as principal in its Phoenix studio.

Farling is a research-driven individual with an exceptional eye for design excellence on every project. She is a nationally recognized expert on evidence-based design and an AIA Fellow.

Gould Evans’ award-winning designs are recognized for their specificity to people and place. Their diverse portfolio stems from a design process that starts with the client’s goals and utilizes a multi-disciplinary design approach to craft a customized experience of space and brand. The firm’s passion for regionally responsive architecture and design aims to positively impact communities and contribute to vibrant culture. Gould Evans was chosen for their “Yes…And” approach, reaching beyond standard design practices to embrace the quality of the environment and the long-term future of the community, the building and the site. Gould Evans’ mastery of experiential design encompasses urban planning, architecture, interior design, graphics and branding at all scales.

Jaburg Wilk’s Nate Meyer named top author

Nate Meyer, a partner at the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk, was recently named a top author by JD Supra in the 2018 Readers Choice Awards.  Nate was selected as a thought leader in insurance law.  More than 50,000 authors contributed to JD Supra last year and Nate was one of 240 authors selected for this national recognition.   

Additionally, an article written by Jaburg Wilk partners, Laura Rogal and Carissa Seidl, Getting Divorced? Four Cautionary Tips about Accessing Your Spouse’s Electronic Information was recognized as among the most popular articles written in 2017 on the subject of eDiscovery.