Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2022, including Alicia Hardwick, leasing manager, Prologis. In celebration of the 11th anniversary of the Most Influential Women program, is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2022 each day leading up to the Most Influential Women of 2022 dinner and reception.

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Alicia Hardwick, leasing manager, Prologis

BACKGROUND: Serving as the leasing manager for Phoenix, AZ, Alicia Hardwick is responsible for driving and executing leasing transactions and renewals, as well as maintaining, growing and cultivating positive relationships within a portfolio comprising approximately 12 million square feet.  Hardwick came to Prologis from BKM Management Company, where she was the leasing manager for just under 2 million square feet.  During her time at BKM, she negotiated over 1,200 leases. Prior to BKM, Hardwick held several executive leasing positions at various real estate firms including Commercial Properties, Inc., Cassidy Turley, BRE Commercial, and Grubb & Ellis. Hardwick brings more than 14 years of commercial real estate experience in leasing and acquisitions to Prologis. Alicia Hardwick is an active member of NAIOP Arizona.

SOURCE OF PRIDE: As a leasing manager at Prologis, I am responsible for executing leasing transactions and renewals across a 12 million-square-foot portfolio. I focus on cultivating long-term, positive relationships with customers by responding to evolving needs and challenges. Over the years, I have been able to build great relationships with our customers, the brokers in our market and my counterparts on our team. Enjoying what you do and having fun while doing it go a long way. A smile is an accessory, like a necklace or a watch, it adds a great touch to your personality.”

SURPRISING FACT: I lost all my hair as a side effect from COVID-19; it is in the process of growing back now thankfully, but it definitely took some getting used to after shaving my head in September 2021. Going through this experience taught me to get outside my comfort zone and get comfortable being uncomfortable.”

SOURCE OF INSPIRATION: For me, this person was my Grandfather, he had the best sense of humor, we shared a love of practical jokes and there wasn’t anything he couldn’t do. I hope he knew how much our relationship inspired and guided me over the years. He taught me the value of hard work, always taking time out for those you love and that there is more than one way to get things done.”

Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2022

Dr. Suzanne Bentz, Red Mountain Weight Loss

Stephanie A. Bivens, Bivens & Associates

Rachel M. Bond, MD, Dignity Health

Suzanne Boyles, City of Buckeye

Alaina Chabrier, SRP

Margaret Chamberlain, OneAZ Credit Union

Rachel Davis-Schultz, CopperPoint Insurance Companies 

Jennifer Delgado, Burch & Cracchiolo

Brigitte Finley Green, Engelman Berger

Lin Sue Flood, Hospice of the Valley

Christine Gannon, BrightWorks Consulting

Karen Hoffman Tepper, PhD, Terros Health

Dawn Jones, Intel

Lisa Lovallo, Cox Communications

Lyndel Manson, Arizona Board of Regents

Carli Ann McClure, Grant Thornton

Karla Morales, Arizona Technology Council

Emily Nachlas, Western Alliance Bancorporation

Breanna Naegeli, PhD, Grand Canyon University

Shar Najafi-Piper, PhD, Copa Health

Christina Noyes, Gust Rosenfeld

Grace O’Sullivan, Arizona State University

Reena Rastogi, MD, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Sara Regan, Desert Financial Credit Union

Karen Roch,  Credit Union West

Lisa Rulney, University of Arizona

Melanie Smihula, Edkey Sequoia Schools

Sherry Stotler, Valleywise Health

Lynn Toler, TV judge and host 

Kelli Tonkin, Enterprise Bank & Trust

Telle VanTrojen, Geneva Financial

Ruth Veloria, University of Phoenix

Amy Walters, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Annabel Whiting, PNC

Reine Yazbeck Hamilton, Wells Fargo 

Sandra Zebrowski, MD, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate for 2022

Morgan Betancourt, project director, Okland Construction 

Keri Davies, partner, LevRose Commercial Real Estate

Alicia Hardwick, leasing manager, Prologis

Michelle Heeb, president and CEO, Forward Tilt

Dani Huval, business development director, Chasse Building Team

Bev Jensen, regional operations manager, Colliers

Carrie Kelly, executive director, Arizona Association for Economic Development

Alexandra Loye, executive managing director, Cushman & Wakefield

Stephanie Maderazzo-Hughes, CEO and COO, Canyon State Electric

Nancy McClure, first vice president, CBRE

Kathleen Morgan, managing director, Newmark

Vicki Robinson, senior vice president, JLL

Heather Skinner, vice president of global real estate, JP Morgan Chase

Angela Watson, president and CEO, Shepley Bulfinch