The AZRE Forum will be held on Aug. 3 at the Camby and Don Garner, CEO of Alliance Bank of Arizona, will sit on one of the three feature panels. The first two panels will focus on the multifamily, retail, office and industrial commercial real estate sectors in Arizona. The final panel will give an update on the state of the commercial real estate industry in Arizona.

Garner will be speaking on the panel focusing on the State of the State.

Tickets for the AZRE Forum can be purchased here. Last year, the AZRE Forum focused on a variety of trends including access to capital, infill development and much more.

Here is a closer look at Garner. 

Prior to becoming CEO, Garner was executive vice president and statewide real estate manager for Alliance Bank of Arizona’s commercial real estate group. Garner has more than 27 years of experience in commercial and residential lending in Arizona and has been with Alliance Bank since its inception in 2003. He is an active member of both the Phoenix and Tucson business communities. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association. Prior to relocating to Phoenix in 2005, Garner resided in Tucson for 15 years. He is the Past President of the Tucson Conquistadores and former Chairman of La Paloma Family Services in Tucson. He is also a member of the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties (NAIOP) and the Urban Land Institute.

Business advice: “Those looking to become successful in the lending side of commercial real estate would need to exemplify the following traits: 1) Work hard … and then work even harder. 2) Strive to distinguish yourself from your peers in your work ethic and integrity.”