Karla Moran

    PHOENIX, ARIZ. (December 13, 2021) – The Southwest chapter of the Real Estate Investment Advisory Council (REIAC), a leader in educating and mentoring the next generation of commercial real estate professionals, has announced its leadership for 2022.

Karla Moran, Principal, Economic Development with SRP takes over as President.

Officers for 2022 are Arthur J. Ferrari III, LineageCRE, Vice President; Keyvan Ghahreman, Willmeng Construction, Secretary; Dick Lund, Biltmore Holdings, Program Chair; Chad Mantei, BBVA Commercial, Membership Chair; Phil McKenzie, KMPG, Treasurer; and Mark Singerman, the Rockefeller Group, Community Outreach Chair.

“I’m excited to be moving into the role as president, there is so much opportunity in our market and we’ve all been very busy the past couple of years,” said Moran, who at SRP 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.

“I look forward to the dialogue that REIAC can create to help innovate and move our market forward with the high caliber of developers that we have as members,” Moran said.

The Southwest chapter of REIAC is one of the Valley’s most prestigious commercial real estate networking and mentoring organizations. Founded by businessman Larry Heath, REIAC Southwest celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019.

REIAC has four regions in the U.S. and was established as a nonprofit trade association to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, concerns and experiences among senior executives who conduct commercial real estate transactions.

The networking opportunities REIAC Southwest offers its members include four main evening programs per year and four breakfast programs with panelists discussing industry trends.

The distinguished speaker program has featured national industry experts such as Dr. Peter Linneman, Hessam Nadji, John Cushman, Gerald Hines, Sr., Dr. Michael Crow, Jerry Colangelo, Gary Knight, Jerry Moyes and many other industry and business leaders.

Arizona Congressman David Schweikert will be the featured speaker at the 2021 event on Dec. 16 at the Westin Kierland, 6902 E. Greenway Parkway in Scottsdale.

The event begins at 3:30 p.m. with registration and networking. The program begins at 4:30 p.m., followed by a networking reception at 5:30 p.m.

The event is open to the public and the registration fee is $30 for non-REIAC members. The event will include a meet and greet with ASU MRED and Junior Achievement students. Register here.