Publisher’s Letter

Tricia Covert
Publisher, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business 


The month of December is a nostalgic time of the year – it’s a time to pause and appreciate people who touch our lives.

The Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business is all about people. Throughout the year, I reach out to local and national leaders and ask them to share their knowledge with our readers. Without hesitation, these people put their busy schedules aside to write informative articles. The contribution from these leaders is what makes this publication unique. Articles are written directly from the source – people who work day-to-day within a certain business or industry.

I would like to extend a special thank you to our 2017 writers listed on this page. This publication has remained a top resource for thousands of professionals because of you.

To everyone, have a safe and happy holiday season.

Brent Adamson, Group Leader of Financial Servies & Customer Contact Practices, CEBDavid Allen, Partner, Jaburg & Wilk

Andy Anderson, Attorney, Provident Law

Rocke Andrews, President, National Association of Mortgage Professionals

Commissioner Lisa A. Atkins, Arizona State Land Department

Sandra Baldwin, Partner, Launch Real Estate

George Bliss, Principal, Bliss Realty & Investment

Lara Broadrick, Realtor, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Real Estate

Thomas Brophy, Director of Research, ABI Multifamily

Gregory Burger, COO, RL Brown Reports

Chris Camacho, President & CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Cathy Carlat, Mayor of Peoria, Arizona

Bryon R. Carney, Market Leader, Cushman & Wakefield

Christopher J. Charles, Esq., Founder, Managing Partner & Attorney, Provident Law

Andrew Cheney, CCIM, SIOR Principal, Lee & Associates, Partner, Coppola Cheney Group

Rebecca Clayton, Realtor, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Real Estate

P.R. “Randy” Cooney, President, The Success Institute

Quannah Dallas, Economic Development Department Manager, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Matthew Dixon, Ph.D., Principal Executive Advisor, CEB

Douglas G. Duncan, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Fannie Mae

Brian L. Eastin, Attorney, Provident Law

Nadia Evangelou, Research Economist, National Association of Realtors

John Giles, Mayor of Mesa, Arizona

Sandy Gordon, FASID, LEED, AP, Past Chair National Board of Directors 2017, National Association of Interior Designers

Bill Gray, Educator, Arizona School of Real Estate & Business/ASU W.P. Carey School of Business

Andy Griffin, Co-Founder, The District PHX

Joyce C. Grossman, AZED Pro Executive Director, Arizona Association for Economic Developmen

Glenn Hamer, CEO & President, Arizona Chamber of Commerce

Max Hansen, CEO & Co-Founder, Y Scouts

Beth Harmon-Vaughan, Ph.D., FIIDA, LEED, AP

Joel Kan, Economist, Mortgage Bankers Association

John Kobierowski, Co-Founder & Senior Managing Partner, ABI Multifamily

Joan Krueger, Director, Bliss Realty & Investment

Alan Langston, Founder & Executive Director, Arizona Real Estate Investors Association

Commissioner Judy Lowe, Arizona Department of Real Estate

Granger MacDonald, Builder/Developer & Chairman of the Board of Directors, National Association of Home Builders

Patti Mason, USGBC Mountain West Regional Director, U.S. Green Building Council

Nate Matherson, CEO & Founder, LendEdu

Nathan D. Meyer, Partner, Jaburg & Wilk

Mark Mitchell, Mayor of Tempe, Arizona

Bob Mulhern, Senior Managing Director, Colliers International

Mark Murphy, Licensing Manager, Arizona Department of Financial Institutions (AZDFI)

Harry B. Oberg, Mayor of Prescott, Arizona

Paul Ohanian, Founder & CEO, Scottsdale Wealth Planning, Inc.

Michael Orr, Founder & Owner, The Cromford Report

Robin Orscheln, Realtor, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Real Estate

Philip A. Overcash, Esq., Attorney, Provident Law

Micalann C. Pepe, Attorney, Jaburg & Wilk

Erik Peterson, Principal, PHX Architecture

Les Peterson, Mayor of Carefree, Arizona

Elliott D. Pollack, CEO, Elliott D. Pollack & Company

Michele Reagan, Secretary of State of Arizona

Jonathan Rothschild, Mayor of Tucson, Arizona

Russ Scheetz, Founder & Owner, Open House Hunters

Ari Spiro, CEO & Founder, ORION Real Estate Investments

Steve Schultz, President, National Association of Residential Property Managers

Tom Simplot, President & CEO, Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA)

Charles Tassell, Chief Operating Officer, National Real Estate Investors Association

Jay Tibshraeny, Mayor of Chandler, Arizona

Greg Vogel, CEO, Arizona Land Advisors

Shawna Warner, Realtor, Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Real Estate

Sandra Watson, President & CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority

Steve Watson, Maricopa County School Superintendent

John Wenner, CEO, Wenzello, Inc.

Fletcher Wilcox, Founder, The Wilcox Report

Sharon Wolcott, Mayor of Surprise, Arizona

Don Yaeger, New York Times Best-Selling Author

Steve Zylstra, CEO, Arizona Technology Council