REIAC: Real Estate Investment Advisory Council


Based in Phoenix, Arizona


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Karla Moran

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Chapin Bell


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Chris Anderson


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Ted Northrop, Jr.


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Aurthur J. Ferrari, III ARTHUR J. FERRARI, III

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Bess Caldwell BESS CADWELL

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Danny Swancey


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REIAC | Rockefeller MRED Challenge, May 2nd, 2019


P&B Development wins REIAC Southwest/Junior Achievement of Arizona inaugural Land Development Pitch Competition
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REIAC Southwest Chapter is pleased to announce that "Third Space" project wins MRED-REIAC/Rockefeller Group Challenge. Read Full Press Release | Read article in Commercial Executive Magazine | Read article in MadridMedia | Read article in Real Estate Daily News| See all Photos



REIAC Southwest was founded by Larry Heath, who at the time was working with Vestar Development Company.  The inaugural event was held November 4, 1999.   Since then, it has blossomed into one of metro Phoenix’s most prestigious commercial real estate networking organizations, thanks to the dedicated assistance of numerous board members and sponsors. 

Past Presidents:

  Mark Singerman 2015 - 2019
  Todd Jarman 2013 - 2015
  Dick Lund 2012  - 2013
  Phillip Hamilton   2010  - 2011
  Christine Zeihen 2008 - 2009
  Larry Heath 2007 (1 year term)
  Chis De Savino 2005 - 2006
  Jeff Mast 2003 - 2004
  Larry Heath     1999 - 2002


REIAC membership standards are proprietary and determined by its directors. In general, membership is by invitation only and limited to individuals who are at senior management levels of well-established real estate investment entities. These entities must be acting as principals in the areas of acquisitions, dispositions, asset management and debt procurement.

Potential members must demonstrate the requisite experience, competence and ethics within their respective fields and have a desire to utilize their skills in a manner that will improve the community and the profession.

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Mark Singerman
REIAC Past President
Regional Director - Arizona
Rockefeller Group Development Corporation

Mark Singerman is a Vice President and Regional Director for Rockefeller Group International, Inc. He is responsible for identifying development opportunities and the development process for the company’s projects throughout Arizona including in-depth financial and market analyses and directing the consultant teams including architects, engineers, leasing agents and coordinating with in-house construction management.

His extensive real estate career began in 1976 in the Midwest as a retail Leasing Representative for Developers Diversified REIT in Cleveland, OH. This was followed by 43 years in Southern California, Michigan and Arizona with several large developers including regional mall developer Ernest W. Hahn, Inc. and Trizec/Hahn. He has directed the acquisition, development and construction of numerous office, industrial and retail projects as well as single and multi-family residential and large scale mixed-use master-planned communities in California, Arizona, Texas, Michigan, Ohio and Florida.

Mr. Singerman holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, with honors in Personnel Management, from Ohio University and a Masters of Business Administration from California State, Dominguez Hills Campus.

David Kross
REIAC President
Development Director

Dave is the Development Director for Irgens’ Phoenix office. Some of Dave’s responsibilities have included the Harbor Vista Medical Commons, a 60,000 sf build to suit for Cigna Healthcare; Spectrum Medical Commons, a 45,000 sf speculative multi-tenant medical office building; Ascend C, an 80,000 sf office building; and the repositioning of 501 N. 44th Street and 17200 N. Perimeter Drive.

Prior to joining Irgens, Kross worked for Duke Realty, a publicly traded national REIT, managing developments in seven (7) markets across the country. He moved to Phoenix to assist in opening Duke’s west coast office, managed four (4) development projects for Amazon in Phoenix and the acquisition of 300 acres in Goodyear for a business park.

Dave received his Bachelor and Masters of Science Degree in Structural Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Kross is a NAIOP member and has been on the Best of NAIOP Committee for seven years as well as a board member of REIAC Southwest, a Core member of Edge at St Patrick’s, a middle school youth group, and a baseball manager/coach/board member with McDowell Mountain Little League.

Dave resides in Scottsdale with his wife, Connie and their three children, Camden, Kelton and Cadence.

Danny L. Swancey

Danny leads the leasing, asset management, and dispositions functions for ViaWest. Additionally, he is involved with sourcing and negotiating prospective investments, as well as cultivating strategic relationships with select market participants. Danny is a member of the company’s investment committee and senior management committee. He has over 10 years’ experience working in senior management positions for both public and private real estate investment companies.

Prior to joining ViaWest in 2011, Danny served as Vice President for two publicly-traded REITs: Parkway Properties and Pacific Office Properties. Danny has been involved with the acquisition/disposition, repositioning, and management of over $1.2 billion of commercial real estate transactions. As a former military officer, Danny also brings a wealth of operational and leadership experience. While in the Army, he served throughout Europe and the Americas for five years, achieving the rank of Captain.

Danny is a graduate of The United States Military Academy at West Point, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He subsequently earned his MBA in Finance and Real Estate from Yale University. He is on the Education Committee for NAIOP (AZ Chapter), a member of REAIC, serves on the Board for the Men’s Art Council for the Phoenix Art Museum, and actively participates in civic and charity endeavors. Additionally, Danny was selected as one of the Phoenix Business Journal’s Forty-Under-40 Class of 2015, a program saluting the up-and-coming leaders in our community.

Danny resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife Danielle.

Dick Lund
REIAC Past President
Biltmore Holdings

Dick has been active in commercial real estate since 1978. He began his commercial real estate career with Grubb & Ellis, where he rose to the position of national director of real estate investments, managing investment sales persons in 54 offices nationwide.

Dick leveraged that expertise and formed Biltmore Holdings which has been directly involved in ownership of over $1.3 billion in real estate ownership and development in a 15 year period. Dick has served on the boards of several industry and charitable organizations.

Trent Allen (T.A.) Shover
REIAC Director & Program Committee Chair
Director Leasing & Sales Commercial Division
DMB Associates, Inc.

T.A. Shover is the Director of Leasing and Sales for DMB's Commercial Division. T.A.'s main responsibilities are more than one million square feet of commercial holdings which includes such notable projects as Market Street at DC Ranch, newly completed DC Ranch Crossing, which is anchored by an AJ's Fine Foods, Centerpoint on Mill and One Scottsdale. Future projects also include the retail and commercial components in DMB's latest planned development Mesa Proving Grounds in Mesa, AZ.

Prior to joining DMB, Shover contributed to the development of Troon North Scottsdale, Palm Valley in Goodyear, and over 3,000 acres of commercial real estate holdings across the western United States.

T.A. received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Menlo College in Menlo Park, CA.

Shover is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a board member of REIAC Southwest, as well as an active volunteer for various community organizations.

T.A. resides in Scottsdale with his wife, Julie, and their two boys, Kellen and Jasen.


Cheri Brady
Director & Founding Board Member
Vice President & Senior National Account Manager, National Commercial Services Division

First American Title Insurance Company

Cheri Brady is Vice President and Sr. National Account Manager for the National Commercial Services division of First American Title Insurance Company, an international provider of title and information related products and services and the longest established Arizona title insurance underwriter.

Ms. Brady began her title and escrow career in 1977 in Boise, ID. In 1987 she moved to San Diego, CA to take the position of VP, Regional Director for HomeFed Bank’s Escrow Department where she managed the activities of a region with 6 branches. In March of 1993 Ms. Brady moved to Phoenix, AZ and joined the First American family and during her 25 year tenure with First American she has worked in both the National Commercial Services and Home Builder divisions.

Ms. Brady currently serves as a Director for the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council (REIAC) from 2000 to present (removed verbiage). She was an Honorary Commander of the 310 Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base (2009 to 2011), is a member of Fighter Country Partnership (removed verbiage). She completed her second term on the Board of Valley Partnership (2002 to 2009) and prior to that term chaired its State Legislative Committee where she followed legislation that affects our real estate community. She served as a Director for The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties of Arizona (NAIOP) from 1994 to 2008 and chaired the Public Affairs Committee. In 2001 she was appointed to the National NAIOP State and Local subcommittee that focused on development issues nationwide.

Ms. Brady earned a B.S. of Business Management from the University of Phoenix. Her husband is Dr. Reed H. Day, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and has an adult son, RJ Brady. Ms. Brady enjoys golf and wine collecting as hobbies.

Chapin Bell
REIAC Director
PB Bell

R. Chapin Bell is President of the PB Bell Companies, which focuses on several areas of the multi-family industry in Arizona: management of approximately 5,000 units in the Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas; development and acquisition of apartment communities in the state; processing of condominium conversions; and general contract construction services for PB Bell-developed communities and third party developers. PB Bell also focuses on “for sale” condominium developments.

Bell, a licensed real estate agent with over 14 years of industry experience, oversees the daily operations of the management and development arm of the company. He was the 2007 Chairman of the Arizona Multihousing Association, and has also chaired the Political Action Committee (AMAPAC) and Finance, Government Affairs, Phoenix Education Conference, Strategic Planning and Trade Show committees and Family Transitional Housing Subcommittee for the Arizona Multihousing Association.

He is currently on the Board of Directors and Facilities Committee for UMOM New Day Center Homeless and Transitional Shelter for families.

Mark Stapp
REIAC Director
Executive Director
Master of Real Estate Development Program and Fed E. Taylor Professor in Real Estate in the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU

Mark Stapp is the executive director of the Master of Real Estate Development program and Fred E. Taylor Professor in Real Estate in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He also serves as a faculty associate in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU. As an active member of the Phoenix development community, Stapp is currently on the board of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation Phoenix (LISC) and has been part of various business enterprises and development projects for over past 30 years. He has served as the vice chair for the Board of Directors of the Valley Forward Association and is a member of the Provosts Advisory Council for Arizona School of Health Sciences and Oral and Dental Health.

He is the managing partner of Pyramid Community Developers, LLC, a development management firm and provider of asset management and design consultation services. He is also U.S. operations president for Naef International Management, a Swiss investment company. He previously served as chairman of the Board of Taliesin Architects, Inc., for 10 years; was vice president of Planning and Development Services for Lendrum Design Group; served as managing director of Mountain West Research and was senior vice president of The Ellman Companies.

Stapp completed his undergraduate work in environmental studies and urban design at William Paterson University, did his graduate work in urban economics at Arizona State University and was a member of the 2000 Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive and Professional Education program. Stapp received a Doctor of Humane Letters from A.T. Still University for his work in community sustainability, health and wellness.

Chris Anderson
REIAC Director
Managing Director and Regional Partner

Chris Anderson is the Managing Director and Regional Partner for Hines’ operations in Arizona and New Mexico.

From 2006 to 2013, Chris served as vice president of development for Forest City Enterprises, Inc. in Albuquerque, NM, and was responsible for their Mesa del Sol 12,900-acre master-planned community. Prior to that, he was a senior project manager for Hines starting in 2000, and was involved in the development of 24th at Camelback I in Phoenix; the development management of the Glendale Arena (now Arena); and the land acquisition for the Scottsdale Corporate Center.

Anderson holds a Masters of Real Estate and a Masters of Construction Management from the University of Denver, and a BS in Finance with a concentration in Real Estate from Arizona State University.

Ted Northrop, Jr
REIAC Director
Regional Vice President & Partner

Ted Northrop, Jr. is a Regional Vice President and Partner at Atwell, an international consulting, engineering, and construction services firm. He has more than 21 years of experience in land development consulting throughout the southwest United States and has been instrumental to the growth and success Atwell has seen over the past decade. Mr. Northrop oversees operational activities throughout the southwest and contributes to corporate strategy, client relations and business development initiatives as a shareholder. He is a Member of Atwell’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Northrop’s professional experience includes due diligence, entitlements, design, project delivery, and management of master planned communities, commercial and retail developments, institutional facilities as well as transportation, municipal and federal projects. He challenges project managers and staff to see the client’s larger vision and how they can positively impact overall development goals. He believes this approach allows the consultant to continually find efficiencies and practices that deliver value throughout the duration of a project which maximizes clients’ return on their investment.

Mr. Northrop directs in-house professional engineers, surveyors, environmental and natural/cultural resource specialists in Commercial Real Estate services that include Due Diligence (Land Surveys, Environmental Assessments, Site Investigation Reports, Development Cost/Risk Analysis), Site Design (Test Fits, Site Planning, Landscape Design, Civil Engineering), Entitlements (Site Plan/Zoning Approvals, Variance/Special Use Permits, Subdivision/Plat Approvals), Project Delivery (Permitting, Program Management, Construction Management), and Operations (Remodel, Expansion, Maintenance and Portfolio Management Support). He is a licensed professional engineer in several states and has his contractor’s license in the State of Arizona.

Dawn Cartier
REIAC Director
President & Founder, CivTech, Inc.

Dawn Cartier is the President and founder of CivTech, Inc., an Arizona-based transportation planning, traffic engineering and design firm. Ms. Cartier founded CivTech in 2002 with an established reputation for listening to her client’s needs and an ability to work through complicated issues. Her client portfolio includes federal, state and local agencies, private clients as well as other design professionals.

Ms. Cartier directs in-house professional engineers, technicians, designers and personnel capable and experienced in all service areas of traffic engineering including: traffic signal design, signal warrant studies, intersection safety studies, traffic calming studies, and intelligent transportation design. CivTech has prepared numerous traffic engineering documents and plans as part of multi-disciplinary projects including change of access reports, corridor analysis and design, and project assessments for federal funding. Ms. Cartier received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1996 from Northern Arizona University and is a licensed engineer in several states.

Ms. Cartier currently serves as a Southwest Board Member of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council. She also serves as a board member of the Arizona Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies and is the past chair for the ADOT DBE Task Force. She is an active member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Pinal Partnership and American Public Works Association.

Mark Ohre
REIAC Director

Mark Ohre represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including real estate development; renewable energy projects; governmental, healthcare and non-profit credit facilities; public and private secured lending; capital investment; fund formation; renewable energy development and financing; Housing and Urban Development (HUD) projects, New Market Tax Credit financing, commercial leasing, real property sales and acquisitions, master planning for resort, industrial, office and residential developments; entity formation and corporate structure; and all construction-related matters.

He has developed strong working relationships with members of the National Indian Gaming Commission, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Small Business Administration, HUD, Rural Development, Department of Energy and other regulatory entities to address his clients' interests regarding federally enhanced financing and other business ventures that require federal approval.

Mark advises corporate entrepreneurs in all stages of development from formation to liquidity and represents participants in every phase of the fund formation and equity raising process.


Arthur J. Ferrari, III
REIAC Director


Arthur, or better known as “Tre” amongst his colleagues, is the President of LineageCRE, where he oversees business development and day-to-day operations. In 2014, Arthur joined LineageCRE and brought his background and expertise to help expand our property management footprint throughout the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. He has a very personal, hands-on approach and he makes himself readily available to his clients.

Prior to joining the LineageCRE team, he was the Director of Finance for Abart Properties Corporation, a private commercial real estate investment and development company, where he honed his skills of underwriting, due diligence review, contract negotiations, financing oversight, asset management and investor/tenant relations.

Arthur is very active in industry groups and the Arizona community. He’s a member of BOMA, Lambda Alpha and REIAC’s Phoenix chapter and participates in NAIOP. He supports the charities of Lion’s Club and Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. He attended Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University and graduated with a degree in global business financial management.


Bess Caldwell
REIAC Director

Bess is a Certified Senior Account Manager who has held both the #1 and #2 spots globally within the Management Recruiters International Network and was named International Account Executive of the Decade (2000-2010). She has over $14 million in production and has been a Pacesetter/President’s Club winner for 20 consecutive years. She has been part of the Govig family for nearly 21 years and is a recruiter with a very eclectic background and a personality to match.

Bess began her career in the military with multiple international assignments. After leaving the world of buzzing bullets, she continued her business experience in Big 4 Accounting, Bio-Tech Start Ups/Venture Capital and then a three-year stretch in the land of High Romance working for writer Danielle Steel. Such diversity has given Bess the insight and ability to problem solve with a focused lens and a warped sense of humor.

Bess has successfully partnered with companies to place talent in multiple verticals across multiple industries locally, nationally and internationally. Her markets include construction, real estate, manufacturing, business services, healthcare and technology.

Bess’s philosophy and her success are based on the fact that “People are hired for what they can do and they are fired or quit because of who they are”. She doesn’t help find people “jobs”. She is only interested in identifying someone’s next “opportunity” and doesn’t equivocate about it.

Keyvan Ghahreman
REIAC Secretary
Willmeng Construction, Inc.

Keyvan received a Master of Science in Construction Management from ASU’s Del E. Webb School of Construction and has been actively involved in the construction industry since 1997.  After spending almost eighteen years with a large national commercial builder, he joined Willmeng Construction in June of 2017, and is happy to focus his professional efforts in Arizona, where he has resided since 1996.  Keyvan has enjoyed a wide array of experience in all facets of construction including operations, preconstruction, planning, and client services.  His project resume spans both private and public sectors, entailing corporate and commercial office, technology, higher education, aviation, and mission critical.

Keyvan is actively engaged in the Greater Phoenix community through his involvement in a number of business associations.  He currently serves as the Chair of AAED’s Government Affairs Committee and Programs Chair for CoreNet Global’s Arizona Chapter, and is also a board member of the Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix.  Keyvan has also participated in the Arizona Town Hall, most recently as a panelist focused on the funding of preK-12 education in Arizona.  He is a collaborator by nature, and enjoys the synergies of working among different groups, finding common interests and trends, and being a resource to his network of professionals in the A/E/C and Economic Development communities.

Keyvan and his wife, Ericka, have two children: Roya Isabelle and Grant Joseph.  He coaches both his children’s AYSO soccer teams and is also active in Mission del Sol Presbyterian Church.  He especially enjoys camping trips with his family, hiking, skiing, tennis, and working on his golf game (which needs the work!).

Karla Moran
REIAC Vice President
Senior Project Manager, Economic Development, SRP

Karla Moran is a project manager for Salt River Project. Ms Moran works in collaboration with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Arizona Commerce Authority, regional and state entities, and local municipalities to help ease a company’s relocation process. Moran has been in economic development with over 10 years of experience in a variety of roles at Arizona Commerce Authority and the Town of Gilbert.

Moran attended Arizona State University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She is also pursuing her Certified Economic Developer designation with the International Economic Development Council and her Arizona Economic Development Pro certification. Moran is actively involved with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), the Arizona Association for Economic Development and various other industry organizations. She serves on the board of Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and is a GPEC Certified Ambassador.

Chad Mantei
REIAC Director
Commercial Real Estate - Senior Vice President, BBVA Compass

Chad Mantei leads the Phoenix office for BBVA Compass' Commercial Real Estate Banking group which covers clients in Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas.  In this role, Chad originates construction and bridge financing for apartments, office and industrial buildings, and shopping centers.  Since joining BBVA Compass in 2005, Chad has originated over $850 million in financing commitments and currently manages a loan portfolio totaling over $500 million.  Chad began his banking career in 2001 after graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in Finance. 

Chad is a member of ULI Arizona, Valley Partnership, NAIOP, currently sits on the board of REIAC and was formerly a member of the LISC Phoenix Local Advisory Council.  Chad and his wife Nancy are the proud parents of Derek (12), Christopher (9), and Chloe (3) and reside in Scottsdale.  


Korey Wilkes, RA
REIAC Director
Principal, Butler Design Group

Korey assumes many roles at Butler Design Group, many of them leading teams through all levels of the project development, company operations, and technology advancements. With over 21 years of experience in the industry, 19+ of which at Butler Design Group, Korey has an acute knowledge of design and development of office, medical office, industrial, specialty, and retail projects. In his 21 years, he has managed teams on over 150 projects totaling over 20 million square feet with over a $1.2 billion collective valuation.

Korey is the go-to person for many of BDG’s most complicated projects. His detailed approach to integrating the design and constructability into cost effective solutions is invaluable to the team, to the project. Korey’s role as Team’s Project Director includes the daily coordination of the Project Team and technical completeness of the documents for construction as well as integrated involvement through the construction process.

Specifically, Korey has managed the design, documentation and construction administration efforts on large developments all over the valley including Rivulon (Isagenix, Deloitte, etc.) in Gilbert, SkySong III, IV, V and VI in Scottsdale, PV 303 (DSG, REI, Ball, etc) in Goodyear, and Rio 2100 in Tempe as well as multiple medical office buildings and infill retail developments around the valley. He is also currently the Principal in charge of overseeing the Creighton University project at Park Central.