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NAIOP Arizona Board of Directors elects new officers, board members for 2022

The Arizona Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, 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.

The new officers will lead the Arizona chapter which in 2021 became the fifth largest NAIOP chapter among 53 in the U.S. and Canada and surpassed 900 members for the first time.

“The growth of our chapter underscores its importance and relevance in Arizona’s commercial real estate industry,” said NAIOP Arizona President and CEO Suzanne Kinney. “We’re extremely proud of what the chapter has accomplished considering the economic challenges of the past year and a half. We are a resilient industry.” Rusty Kennedy - Board Chair

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.

Molly Carson, Ryan Companies, is rolling off after serving two terms as well as being Arizona Chapter Board Chair in 2019 and Corporate Board Chair in 2020. Bryon Carney, Cushman & Wakefield, is also rolling off after serving two terms.

“Thanks to the leadership of our outgoing Chairman, Danny Swancey, and the entire Board of Directors, NAIOP Arizona has come out of the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic stronger than ever,” Kennedy said. “I’m looking forward to building on our many successes in 2022 and taking the association to the next level of member services, public policy advocacy, talent development and best-in-class events and educational programs.”


NAIOP, a 19,000+ member organization in North America provides unparalleled industry networking and education, and advocates for effective legislation on behalf of its members. It is the leading association for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate.


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