Industry Professionals 12-07-21

12. Troy White. Credit: Independent Newsmedia

Giving Back

1. Lennar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lennar Corporation, and the Building Talent Foundation have formed a strategic alliance to empower youth and underserved persons through residential construction job skills training and career coaching. Lennar Foundation’s investment in BTF of $2M over two years will accelerate the advancement of the organizations’ mutual goals and work to build a sustainable residential construction workforce by 2030.

2. Terracon has contributed $10K to the SRP Healthy Forest Initiative to help reduce wildfire risks and restore the forested watershed that provide water to roughly half of the Valley of the Sun.

Boards & Commissions

3. The Greater Phoenix

Tyrel Williams, with ORION Investment Real Estate, will serve as President.

The leadership team includes President-Elect Ed Valerio, Link Logistics Real Estate; and Treasurer Brent Penrod, Eisenberg Company.

The 2022 board also comprises:

  • Industry Partner Chairs Tom Coughlin, Everest Commercial Services and Melissa Boyle, Link Logistics Real Estate;
  • Education Chair Eduardo Ugalde, MEB Management Services;
  • Legislative Chair, Carrie Temple, ViaWest Group;
  • Membership Chairs Ann Boomsma, MEB Management Services, and Donna Olcavage, NaPali Management, Inc.;
  • Marketing and Communications Chair Debbie Mitten, ViaWest Group;
  • IREM Social Chairs Lauren Lacasse, Lincoln Property Company and Chianon Mutsiwegota, Texas Capital Partners;
  • Corporate/Student Outreach Chair Yvonne Cisman Wasatch, Wasatch; and
  • DEI & Past President Rosalinda Bridges, Greystar.

4. The Arizona Chapter of NAIOP elected officers and board members for 2022.

The 2022 Executive Committee of NAIOP Arizona comprises:

  • Rusty Kennedy, CBRE, Board Chair;
  • Cathy Thuringer, Trammell Crow Company, Vice Chair;
  • John Orsak, Lincoln Property Company, Treasurer;
  • Phil Breidenbach, Colliers International, Programs Chair;
  • Derek Flottum, Irgens, Secretary;
  • Danny Swancey, ViaWest Group, Immediate Past Chairman; and
  • Jim Wentworth, Wentworth Property Company, Past Chairman once removed.

Jenna Borcherding of VanTrust Real Estate, LLC starts her first three-year term on the Board of Directors in 2022. Matthew Krause of Krause Architectural & Interiors will serve a 1-year term as Developing Leader Board Liaison. Continuing Board members for 2022 are Chris Anderson, Hines; Chris Burson, Alliance Bank of Arizona; Danielle Feroleto, Small Giants; Jeff Foster, Prologis; Tom Jarvis, Willmeng; Jeff Moloznik, RED Development, LLC; Kate Morris, Transwestern; Michael Olsen, Globe Corporation; CJ Osbrink, Newmark Knight Frank; Darren Pitts, Velocity Retail Group; and Candace Rosauro, Layton Construction.

5. BOMA Greater Phoenix elected its 2022 officers and board members.

Melissa Scott, Sunbelt Holdings, was elected President. She is joined by Vice President Kathryn Rhinehart, Davis Southwest; Secretary/Treasurer Lynn Nixon, KMEA; and Allied Chair Mike Caratachea, Titan Restoration.

Board members for 2022:

  • Monica Andreas, First Onsite;
  • Patti Brown, Cushman & Wakefield;
  • Amanda Forsmo, Ryan Companies US;
  • Monica Greenman, Transwestern;
  • Jerome Joseph, BrightView Landscape;
  • Suzanne Logan, Dumpster Xpress;
  • Greg T. Pender, Highland Commercial Roofing;
  • Michael Scott, Rose Paving; and
  • Jennifer Wiener, ViaWest Group.

Company News

6. Dallas-based Urban Logistics Realty has opened an expansion office in Phoenix. Mike Gilbert, formerly of Cushman & Wakefield in Phoenix, will serve as Director.


7. Ware Malcomb has promoted Matt Keuhn to Director, Civil Engineering in Phoenix.


8. Adolfson & Peterson Construction has welcomed Robert Cortazzo as Southwest division president.

9. Cedric Robinson has been hired as VP of Preconstruction at Clayco.

10. Sarah Perkins has joined Clear Title Agency of Arizona as Director of Strategic Accounts.

11. RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture has welcomed Landscape Designer Austin Schmidt and Marketing Manager Sara Altieri to its Tempe office.

12. Town of Queen Creek Public Works and Capital Improvement Project Director Troy White is retiring. White was recently recognized by the Queen Creek Town Council for his contributions.

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