Ron Harman retires after almost 40 years with Coreslab

Ron Harman, whose career includes work on the iconic Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix and development of precast concrete design, has retired after almost 40 years at Coreslab Structures, Inc., the past 16 as General Manager.

Harman joined Stanley Structures in 1982 as quality control manager and continued with Coreslab Structures as plant manager. He served as Vice President/Assistant General Manager for 4 years and was promoted to General Manager/Vice President in 2005.

Harman will serve as a consultant to the Coreslab plant in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“Ron worked tirelessly to improve efficiency and to increase profits handling the overall operations of the company and division. He is a consummate professional. His signature as a leader at Coreslab is very evident around the Valley and the Southwest,” said Rick Reichenberg, who was promoted to GM in January as Harman’s replacement. Reichenberg, who has been with Coreslab for 28 years, was promoted from Vice President/Sales and Marketing. 

Harman was instrumental to the precast concrete business by making the decision to extend the double-tee beds out from 500 feet to 570 feet, making the plant more efficient with an increased capacity of Double Tee production to 100,000 SF per week. 

“It was a banner year for us in 2010 with the introduction of the 12-foot wide Double Tee and the completion of Fountainhead Office Plaza in Tempe,” Harman said. “The strength of the company has always been built around safety, innovation, quality products and customer service.”

Former Town of Paradise Valley lead attorney joins Burch & Cracchiolo

The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A., announced Andrew M. Miller has joined the firm Of Counsel. Miller’s practice is focused on zoning, land use, real estate law, government relations and municipal law. His areas of concentration include development agreements, rezoning ordinances, code enforcement, intergovernmental financing agreements and complex transactional matters.

Prior to joining Burch & Cracchiolo, Miller served as the Town Attorney for the Town of Paradise Valley for 22 years from 1998-2020.  He oversaw high quality growth and development that strictly adhered to the ordinances and zoning codes that so deftly sets Paradise Valley apart from other municipalities in the Valley. Under his tutelage, Miller guided residents, custom home builders, developers and business owners in the establishment and expansion of building projects including the Montelucia, Mountain Shadows, Sanctuary, Camelback Inn and Ritz-Carlton (Paradise Valley) resorts.

Miller received his J.D. from Arizona State University in 1986 and his B.S. in political science, magna cum laude, also from ASU in 1983.  He served as intern in the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; research and drafting speeches for Chief Justice Warren Burger in 1982.

Jaburg Wilk expands construction litigation practice

The law firm of Jaburg Wilk announced that Lisa I. Streu joined the firm as an attorney in its construction defect litigation group.  Before joining Jaburg Wilk, Lisa represented clients in insurance defense, construction law, commercial litigation and construction defect litigation at other Phoenix law firms. 

“I’m very excited that Lisa has joined the firm and our construction law group,” said Construction Defense Practice Group Leader Cole Crabtree.  “Her depth of experience with contracts, construction law, insurance law, and litigation provide our insurance and construction clients with another exceptional attorney.”

Lisa earned her J.D. from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and her bachelor’s degree. from University of California, San Diego.  She is admitted to practice in Arizona.

Jaburg Wilk is an AV rated Phoenix law firm, the highest level of professionalism according to Martindale-Hubbell.

ABI Multifamily adds 2 new brokers to growing team

BI Multifamily, the leading multifamily brokerage and advisory services firm in the Western U.S., has added two new brokers to the Phoenix team. Tyler Bruggman and Bryce Neagle joined the Phoenix office of ABI in February.

“After a roller coaster year in the multifamily industry, Phoenix has emerged stronger than ever” says ABI Senior Managing Partner, John Kobierowski. “We are extremely fortunate to be welcoming Tyler and Bryce to the ABI family. The demand for multifamily is even higher in 2021 than it was in 2020, and we are always on the lookout for talented brokers like these two to strengthen the team.”

Bruggman is a native Phoenician and a graduate of Brophy College Preparatory who earned his degree in business marketing from Montana State University. He brings a unique cultural and business perspective gained from his experience playing professional football for the Mödling Rangers Football Club in Vienna, Austria after playing as a Division I football quarterback at MSU.

While working towards his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Tyler established himself in the real estate industry at MRW Homes Realty where he represented a wide array of both buyers and sellers of residential properties throughout the country, including NFL athletes. Tyler grew his business to be the top performing broker of the firm. In 2020, he joined the ABI Multifamily to expand his single-family success into the multifamily commercial real estate industry, bringing with him a strong work ethic, strategic decision-making skills, and a diverse range of professional experience as an analyst, broker, and multifamily property owner.

An associate at ABI Multifamily, Bryce Neagle began his career in the research division at ABI as an analyst, where he gained valuable insights into the multifamily sector of the Phoenix market. Bryce quickly became well-versed in Phoenix metro’s various submarkets, as well as their respective rental and occupancy rate trends, demographics, major employment corridors, and ongoing developments.

In May 2020, Neagle graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Following graduation, he transitioned to the brokerage side of commercial real estate as an associate at ABI Multifamily in January of 2021, where he joined the Private Asset Team (PAT) working together with Dallin Hammond, Mitchell Drake, and Carson Griesemer.

Combining his research experience with his degree in communications, Neagle assists clients by providing local market knowledge to enable them to effectively market their assets for sale, as well as target acquisition opportunities.