NAIOP Arizona Board Elects New Officers and Members for 2018 1Phoenix, Ariz. (Nov. 30, 2017) – The Arizona chapter of NAIOP, the commercial real estate voice for the state, elected its 2018 officers and board members at its October 19 board meeting.

2018 NAIOP-AZ officers are Chairman of the Board, Andrew Cheney, Lee & Associates Arizona; Vice Chairman, Molly Carson, Ryan Companies US, Inc.; Secretary, Danny Swancey, ViaWest Group and Jim Wentworth Jr., Wentworth Property Company, LLC as Treasurer.

New officers and new or re-nominated board members include Phil Breidenbach, Colliers International; Ex-Officio member, Jenna Borcherding, JLL; Bryon Carney, Cushman & Wakefield; Keith Earnest, VanTrust Real Estate LLC; Jeff Foster, Prologis; Tom Jarvis, Willmeng Construction; Rusty Kennedy, CBRE;  Darren Pitts, Velocity Retail Group; John Orsak, Lincoln Property Company; Candace Rosauro, JOKAKE Construction; Danny Swancey, ViaWest Group; Cathy Thuringer, Trammell Crow Company; Chuck Vogel, VEREIT, Inc.; Jim Wentworth Jr., Wentworth Property Company, LLC; and Bob Hubbard, LBA Realty and Larry Pobuda, Opus Group who also serve on the Executive Committee by virtue of being past chairmen.

“We are excited to welcome Cathy, Candace, Jeff, and John to our board.  2018 will be another active year in the commercial real estate development community and our board looks forward to working with our members to provide first-rate educational opportunities, strong legislative advocacy, and engaging networking events.  Our thanks as well to our outgoing board members, Tony Lydon, Tammy Carr, Tom Johnston, and Matt Mooney for their service to our organization” said 2017 Chairman Larry Pobuda of Opus Group.

NAIOP, a 15,000+ member organization in North America, advocates responsible commercial real estate development and advocates for effective public policy. It is the leading organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate. NAIOP provides unparalleled industry networking and education, and advocates for effective legislation on behalf of our members.

Darren Pitts - Executive Vice President

“The addition of the new board members, reminds me of the caliber of quality and professionalism of the NAIOP board.  I’m honored to be able to continue to serve and represent the retail industry with this organization.”

– Darren Pitts, Executive Vice President, Velocity Retail Group