By STEVE BURKS
he new generation of commercial real estate professionals are like computer upgrades for the industry. These future leaders were still in school or just starting their careers when the market bottomed out nearly a decade ago. They watched how the market leadership guided their respective companies out of these rough waters and into calmer, more prosperous ones. As the senior executives in the market reach the point where they’re ready to step back and let the next generation take over, a generation of young professionals are ready to take on that challenge. These are some of the professionals poised to upgrade the industry in Arizona and beyond.
Manager of tenant coordination, Macerich Breen is currently working on Macerich’s redevelopment of Scottsdale Fashion Square and was placed in the role due to his unique background in construction and education, earning a master’s degree in Real Estate Development from Arizona State University. Breen is active in the community as a member of the Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group and Valley Partnership Advocates program.
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Senior marketing director, Vestar Andrews envisions, directs and oversees the marketing for signature lifestyle center Tempe Marketplace, along with Vestar’s entire Arizona portfolio of nine power centers. At Tempe Marketplace, Andrews executes more than 300 unique events, programs and art installations each year. Currently, Andrews serves as a member of the Tempe Tourism Office Board of Directors.
Project director, Chasse Building Team Bueler earned his bachelor degree in civil engineering from ASU and has been in the building industry for 13 years, 10 with Chasse. Projects completed under Bueler’s leadership include the full campus re-build of Frank Elementary School in Tempe; the development of shopping center Edison Point in Maricopa and redevelopment of Town & Country Shopping Center in Phoenix.
Shareholder, Burch & Cracchiolo Blais is a problem solver who has handled hundreds of commercial and residential property disputes, including abatement lien foreclosures. Blais served as president of the Young Lawyers Division of the Maricopa County Bar Association in 2014, he’s been selected by Southwest Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” from 2012-2018.
Office tenant advisor, JLL Market knowledge, client commitment and old fashioned hard work distinguishes Borcherding as a rising star. As part of a topranked local tenant rep team, she has helped close more than 850,000 square feet of office leases, placing companies like Deloitte, DLA Piper and Serendipity Labs. Borcherding was the 2017 NAIOP Developing Leader of the Year and a 2018 NAIOP Board Member. 40 | January-February 2019
Vice president of corporate banking, National Bank of Arizona Colquhoun supports public and privately traded companies with their financing needs in a variety of sectors. Tim joined NB|AZ in 2015 as a lender with over 10 years of banking experience. Tim is an Emerging Leader with the Arizona Bankers Association, an advisory board member for Arizona Microcredit Initiative, and active in NAIOP.
Associate, Fennemore Craig, P.C. After moving to the Valley from Ohio to work for two federal district judges, Evanoff ultimately worked on federal water policy issues affecting Phoenix. He brings these unique experiences to his real estate practice. Chris is active in Valley Partnership and serves as a board member for the Tom Londen Memorial Golf Tournament.