Letter from the Director of Hogan School of Real Estate


Dear Readers,

My name is Jenny Hogan-Lizarraga and I’m the director at Hogan School of Real Estate. As it has been with so many other things in 2020, the year brought lots of change. As we look ahead in 2021, The Hogan School Frontrunner publication has teamed up with The Arizona Journal of Real Estate and Business to bring you articles, class opportunities, and ads from companies that tell the story of real estate in Arizona as a whole. We believe this move will better serve readers and partners, exposing you to new opportunities and valuable information.

As you might have guessed from my name, it was my parents, Jim & Ellen Hogan, who founded Hogan School of Real Estate more than 47 years ago. Throughout that time, Hogan and our local publication have seen lots of change. The Frontrunner was established and originally run by my mom on a typewriter. It used to be two sheets stapled together and tabbing those is where I made the big bucks as a teenager! After my mom passed away, my step mom, Esther, made sure to keep The Frontrunner going and helped bring it into more modern formats.

I did leave the family business for a while to pursue my own dreams. However, something about this place kept calling me back. It’s not just home and the family memories, but also because I believe in what we do here. I believe whole-heartedly in my dad’s philosophy of “make it like you’re making it for yourself.” It’s important for me to be a part of that because it’s hard to find companies who care about their customers the way we care about our students. Of course, we want your business, but we want to bring value to you along the way and see you succeed! We’re dedicated to bringing you the resources you need along your career education journey because we care about your success in the profession.

To be completely honest, this is an exciting, but a tough change for me. I’ll miss the Frontrunner on its own and the history of the local publication serving local readers. But when I take a step back, it’s easy to see the benefits of being part of a publication that serves the entire state because your Arizona Real Estate License is valid across the state. You need data far and wide to expand your horizons and help you make the best decisions for your business. So, while some things may look different moving forward in 2021, there’s one thing that won’t change: Hogan School of Real Estate and Arizona School of Real Estate and Business will be here for you, offering insightful articles and high-quality courses to help you continue your career.

Here’s to our success together!


Jenny Hogan-Lizarraga