Peter Madrid is owner of MadridMedia. He provides writing, editing, media placement, and media relations services. He spent three years as Communications Specialist for the Phoenix office of Cushman & Wakefield. He was responsible for internal communications, social media platforms, and oversaw the firm’s philanthropic and community engagement. Prior to that he was Associate Editor of Arizona Commercial Real Estate (AZRE) magazine. Peter was responsible for producing six bi-monthly magazines that covered the commercial real estate industry in Arizona.
Peter is active among numerous industry groups including NAIOP Arizona, Valley Partnership, and Urban Land Institute Phoenix. He is a member of the NAIOP Arizona Communications Committee and a member of the AZCREW Communications Committee. Peter supports Ryan House, Florence Crittenton of Arizona, and the Leukemia Society of America. He also provides media and PR representation for CCIM Central Arizona Chapter, the Arizona Multihousing Association, IFMA Greater Phoenix, the Arizona Self-Storage Association, the Arizona Association for Economic Development, and BOMA Greater Phoenix.
Peter is a graduate of the University of New Mexico, where he earned his BA in Journalism. Since the fall semester in 2013, he has served as an adjunct professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University. He has taught editing, reporting, and ethics classes. He also served a director with Cronkite News, overseeing a group of reporters covering the Borderlands beat.
For his devoted work with young people, he was named Co-Mentor of the Year by the Phoenix Business Journal for its 2017 Landmark Leader Awards. The awards recognize commitment, hard work, collaboration and community service in Valley commercial real estate. He was named to AZRE magazine’s 2023 People to Know in commercial real estate.
Prior to his work in commercial real estate, Peter was a sports editor and sportswriter for more than 40 years in the newspaper industry. He was also a magazine editor and writer for another 10 years.
He worked at the Kansas City Star, USA Today, the Tucson Citizen and the Arizona Republic. He was a member of the Kansas City Star & Times staff that won the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Local Spot News Reporting. Later that year he became a charter member of USA Today in Washington D.C.
Peter served as volunteer at the 2017 NCAA Final Four men’s baskeball tournament, working with the volunteer media committee as a media escort at the Fan Fest at the Phoenix Convention Center.