The 2023 edition of People & Projects to Know (PTK) in Commercial Real Estate is one of our most exciting and dynamic editions yet!

Not only did the team at AZ Big Media receive an overwhelming number of nominations — for people and projects — but the editorial team was also delighted by the variety, uniqueness and thoughtfulness attached to the editorial responses we received.

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Mixed in with commercial real estate trends and forecasts, the team behind PTK indulged in a bit of fun by asking the people profiled to share who they’d cast as their cinematic life-story doppelganger. Among talent choices, there were several Chris Pratt, Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrel castings. Some others were “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” era Harrison Ford; Bollywood actress Tabu from “The Namesake” and George Jetson.

You’ll have to check out the 2023 issue of PTK when it hits the streets in November to learn more.

In the meantime, you can help celebrate all the People and Projects to Know in Commercial Real Estate – 2023 Edition at the 2023 PTK launch party that will be held at 999 Playa Del Norte in Tempe.

The presenting sponsor and host is Irgens. The dessert sponsor is Bell Bank. The promotional sponsor is Rosendin.

Get your tickets to the PTK Launch Party here.

People to know in commercial real estate for 2023


Aaron Craft, Deloitte

Bryan Eto, BeachFleischman

David Gifford, Grant Thornton

Chuck McLane, CBIZ

John Murdough, Henry + Horne


Omar Bailey, Shepley Bulfinch

Kaley Blackstock, Gensler

Paul Devers, Cawley Architects

Ken Miller, Butler Design Group

Pete Rasmussen, Shepley Bulfinch

Lanny Shaw, Butler Design Group

Jeremi Van Wave, RSP Architects

Tara Yunus, Gensler


Craig Cartwright, Buchalter

Ben Gottlieb, Gottlieb Law

Thomas Halter, Gust Rosenfeld

Larry Lazarus, Lazarus & Silvyn

Patrick MacQueen, Medalist Legal

Broker managers

James Crawley, Marcus & Millichap

Andrea Davis, Davis Commercial AZ

Phil Hernandez, Colliers

Scott Maxwell, Cresa

Denise Nunez, NAI Horizon

Cathy Teeter, CBRE


Fred Bueler III, CHASSE Building Team

Barry Chasse, CHASSE Building Team

Clay Creaser, JE Dunn

Andrew Geier, Layton Construction

Jamie Godwin, Stevens-Leinweber

Gonzo Gonzalez, Jokake

Dan Hinkson, Sigma Contracting

Eric Jaegers, Clayco

Lance Keller, Lifestyle Homes

Grenee Martacho, Concord General Contracting

Rusty Martin, Graycor

Ben Mlinar, Rosendin

Melanie Morehart, Mortenson

David Mueller, PWI Residential

Chris Nickle, McCarthy Building Companies

Kelly Salvione, Big‑D Construction ‑ Southwest

Todd Steffen, CORE Construction

Jim  Swanson, Kitchell

Nick Veldman, Venn Construction

Bryan Zehnder, Clayco


Tim Brislin, Harvard Investments

Randy Bury, Moderne Communities

Molly Ryan Carson, Ryan Companies US

Brian Frakes, Common Bond Development Group

Sharon Harper, Plaza Companies

Mathias Hughes, Prologis

William Johnston, Johnston & Co.

David Krumweide, Lincoln Property Company | Desert West

Andy Organ, Unbound Development

David Sellers, Creation

Rachelle Strole, Capital Asset Management/Capital Development Group

Economic developers

Suzanne Boyles, City of Buckeye

Wendy Bridges, City of Goodyear

Lori Collins, City of Mesa

Karla Mora, SRP

Kelly Patton, Arizona Public Service (APS)

Brian Sherman, Arizona Commerce Authority

James Smith, Pinal County

Kristen Stephenson, Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Heath Vescovi-Chiordi, Pima County

Industrial brokers

John Burns, Colliers

Pat Feeney, CBRE

Jay Krew, ORION Investment Real Estate

Mark Krison, CBRE

Anthony Lydon, JLL

Chris McClurg, Lee & Associates

Kenneth McQueen, Lee & Associates

Tanner Milne, Menlo Group

Aaron Norwood, LevRose Commercial Reak Estate

Chris Rogers, DAUM

Keri Scott, Colliers

Will Strong, Cushman & Wakefield

Mark Wilcke, NAI Horizon

Interior designers

Cheyne Brown, Corgan

Callie Elsner, Gensler

Alissa Franconi, RSP Architects

David Hobart Jr., McCarthy Nordburg

Sophia Humphrey, Phoenix Design One

Land brokers

Paul Borgensen III, SVN

Courtney C. Buck, Nathan & Associates

Patricia (Patty) Lafferty, The Land Agency

Smita Patil Mehta, Equity Land Group

Greg Vogel, Land Advisors Organization


Robert Faver, UMB Bank

Ericka LeMaster, Alliance Bank of Arizona

Michael Martinez, Bell Bank

Dan Nillen, WaFd Bank

Sundip Patel, Avana Companies

Jennifer Pescatore, BOK Financial

Multifamily brokers

Jeff Cline, SVN | SRFHub Advisors

Brad Goff, Newmark

Anton Laasko, Taylor Street Advisors Multifamily Group

Doug Lazovick, ABI Multifamily

Brett Polachek, Newmark

Anna Sepic, LevRose Commercial Real Estate

Office brokers

Tom Adelson, Newmark

Michael Dupuy, Kidder Mathews

Phillip Breidenbach, Colliers

Tyson Breinholt, Commercial Properties Inc.

Emily Currie, Colliers

Keri Davies, LevRose Commercial Real Estate

Barry Gabel, CBRE Institutional Properties

Jonathan Keyser, Keyser

Chris Krewson, Newmark

Matt Leonard, LevRose Commercial Real Estate

Laurel Lewis, NAI Horizon

Michael Marsh, Colliers

Grafton Milne, Menlo Group

Jason Reddington, LevRose Commercial Real Estate

Michael Strittmatter, Cushman & Wakefield

Professional services

Doug Craig, RVi planning + Landscape Architecture

Brennan Gerle, Small Giants

Sergei Guk, Restoration HQ

Peter Madrid, MadridMedia

Jodi Malenfant, W&W Structural

Ben Mlinar, Rosendin

Mark Schouten, Diversified Roofing

Fernando Torres, CimeX Control Pest Management

Property managers

Lisa Goodwin, Common Bond Development Group

Lisa Mailliard, Avison Young

Logan Mather, Newmark

Andi St. John, CBRE

Retail brokers

Mark Cassell, LevRose Commercial Real Estate

Dave Cheatham, Velocity retail group

Michelle Cheverie, Diversified Partners

Danielle Davis, LevRose Commercial Real Estate

Chris Gerow, NAI Horizon

Jesse Goldsmith, Newmark

John K. Jackson, Colliers

Steve Julius, Newmark

Trent McCullough, LevRose Commercial Real Estate

Robbie Petty, SRS Real Estate Partners

Sean Stutzman, ORION Investment Real Estate


Foster Bundy, LevRose Commercial Real Estate

Krystal Carraway, Rosendin

Kristina Cutillo, Cushman & Wakefield

Chase Dorsett, Newmark

Tiffany Ellington, Small Giants

Shanti Okawa, RSP Architects

Blake Piotter, Ryan Companies

Dylan Whitwer, NAI Horizon