Valley Partnership's signature event is its annual community project.
Valley Partnership's signature event is its annual community

Valley Partnership’s signature event is its annual community project.

Phoenix, Ariz., March 10, 2017 – Valley Partnership named Brett Hopper, Development Consultant at The OPUS Group, as its 2017 Chair. The commercial real estate industry group also named new board members representing Pederson Group, Land Advisors, Hines, City of Phoenix, and Macerich.

Brett Hopper

“Valley Partnership’s mission is powered by the collaboration of some of the best minds in our industry,” Hopper said. “As Valley Partnership’s 2017 Chair, I look forward to drawing from the expertise and experience of my peers on the Board to help guide our mission of advocating for responsible development.”

“Valley Partnership’s mission of creating stronger,  viable communities and economic growth through responsible development is only as good as our leadership team,” said Valley Partnership CEO and President Cheryl Lombard. “Under Brett’s leadership and the guidance provided by our Board members, 2017 will be an exciting year for Valley Partnership as we continue to create opportunities for our industry and the community at large.”

2017 Valley Partnership Officers:

  • Brett Hopper, The OPUS Group, Chair;
  • Todd Chester, WDP Partners, Vice Chair;
  • Jill Hegardt, DMB Associates, Treasurer;
  • Tim Brislin, Harvard Investments, Secretary;
  • Jay Kramer, Fennemore Craig, General Councel;
  • Molly Ryan Carson, Ryan Companies US, Past Chair.


2017 Valley Partnership Board of Directors:

Chris Anaradian Town of Queen Creek
Lisa Atkins Arizona State Land Department
Rob Bassett Pederson Group
R. Chapin Bell The P.B. Bell Companies
Ryan Cochran Kitchell
John Creer ASU University Real Estate Development
Brandon Dillingham Hines
John DiVall Liberty Property Trust
Mari Flynn Ashton Woods
Andrew Gasparro Evergreen Devco
Molly Greene SRP
Dean Jones Fidelity National Title
Jim Kenny El Dorado Holdings, Inc.
Heidi Kimball Sunbelt Holdings
Bryce Lloyd First/Bank
Mike Martin APS
Rusty Mitchell Luke Air Force Base
Garrett Newland Macerich
Carolyn Oberholtzer Bergin, Frakes, Smalley & Oberholtzer
Michele Pino Land Advisors
Paul Rhodes Vestar
Derek Sorenson Quarles & Brady
Alan Stephenson City of Phoenix