NAIOP Arizona Board Elects New Officers and Members for 2018

/NAIOP Arizona Board Elects New Officers and Members for 2018

Phoenix, 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


About the Author:

Tony has been in the technology business for nearly 18 years. Of those 18 years, 11 of them have been served in commerical real estate companies like CB Richard Ellis, Staubach Retail, and Velocity Retail Group. Tony has touched nearly every facet of the technology industry from desktop support to building networks and phone systems to programming proprietary transaction and customer relationship management applications. In his current position with Velocity Retail,Tony continues to develop cutting-edge software applications that enable our brokerage teams to manage transactions to completion, focus on the details and report on the success. He's also developed a proprietary application platform that actively integrates our clients into the transaction. Via the browser, our clients can collaborate around the locations and requirements in the context of an online, digital map. As a media professional, Tony continues to produce our amazing videos, photos, websites and other online media. A proven leader and strong support of not-for-profit organizations, Tony serves on the Board of Directors for Desert Heights Charter Schools in Glendale, AZ., where he has maintained an executive position since 2009. He also enjoys a position within the Velocity Retail media group as a photographer and film-maker for Northrise University in the country of Zambia.