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Local Real Estate Heavyweights Announced As Keynote Speaker, Panelists
By Molly Hammond - Monday Dec 11, 2023
PHOENIX (December 11, 2023) — IREM | CCIM | Next Protection announced today the keynote speaker, moderators and panelists that will provide strategic insight into today’s commercial real estate topics at its 17th annual Economic Forecast, taking place January 18 at JW Marriott Camelback Inn & Spa.

Hand-selected by Chapter Presidents, Brian Teske, CCIM, and Carrie Temple, CPM®, IREM, the announced speakers will update industry leaders on market trends, 2024 projections and more.

Keynote speaker Danny Court, renowned Partner and Senior Economist at Elliott D. Pollack & Company, will provide insights on timely economic topics. Court’s keynote is sponsored by the The Mahoney Group.

Following the keynote address, a panel discussion will take place featuring industry leaders in the industrial, office, retail and multifamily real estate sectors. Confirmed panelists along with their respective companies and topics include:

Alex Boles - ViaWest Group
Jason Carlos - JLL
Danny Swancey - ViaWest Group
Will Strong - Cushman & Wakefield
David Calcaterra - Deutsch Architecture Group

Andrew Cheney - Lee & Associates | The Coppola-Cheney Group
Andrea Davis - Davis Commercial AZ
Michelle Romero - Smith Group
George Getz - Globe Corporation
David Verwer - MODE Commercial Property Management

Nick Miner - ORION Investment Real Estate
Rommie Mojahed - CRE8 Advisors
Brian Teske - Casita Capital Realty
Ryan Mojahed - Circle K
Jon Yee - Vestar

Adam Parker - Gantry
Ann Sepic - LevRose
Matt Frank - Lument
Scotty O’Neil - FSO Capital Partners
Libby Ekre - MEB Management Services

“The panelists and speakers that we chose are people we truly believe will help each and every CRE professional better navigate the industry,” said Brian Teske, President of the Central AZ CCIM Chapter and Casita Capital Realty. “These individuals have valuable data and insights into the state of the industry in 2024. Our mission is to make this information accessible to all relevant professionals so they are better prepared in the coming year.”

Panels are sponsored by Arizona Association of REALTORS (Retail), Allstar Pro Painting (Office), MEB Management Services, AMO® (Multi-Family) and ViaWest Group (Industrial).

Sponsorship opportunities are still available to reach this valuable commercial real estate audience. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit

Registration and breakfast begin at 7 a.m. and introductions for the event start at 7:45 a.m. Registration for IREM/CCIM members is $129; $139 for non-members; $50 for University or JCC students. 3 General CE Continuing Education credits have been approved by the Arizona School of Real Estate & Business. To secure attendance for the annual commercial real estate outlook event, be sure to register at

Additional sponsors that make the IREM | CCIM | Next Protection Economic Forecast possible include Starkweather Roofing, Ghaster Painting & Coatings, Red Mountain Roofing, Roadrunner Paving, Stewart Title, The James Agency, Elevate Parking, Lument, Elontec, Gantry, CRE8 Advisors and Tim King Photography.

About Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®)
We’re an international institute for property and asset managers, providing complete knowledge to take on real estate management’s most dynamic challenges. That means knowledge prepared for the day-to-day and the one-of-a-kind: from solving the latest tenant crisis to analyzing market conditions.

For 90 years, our members have made us the world’s strongest voice for all things real estate management. Today, almost 20,000 leaders in commercial and residential management call this home for learning, certifications, and networking.

We believe in our people, and we provide the tools they need to succeed. We open doors, we forge connections, and we help show the way forward. Backed by the power that comes with being an affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®, we add value to our members, who in turn add value to their teams, their workplaces, and the properties in their commercial and residential portfolios. Our memberships empower college students, young professionals, and industry veterans who are committed to career advancement. Earning our certifications, including the CPM®, ARM®, ACoM®, and AMO®, demonstrates a commitment to, and passion for, good management. These credentials, along with our courses and array of resources, all exist with one goal in mind – to make a difference in the careers of those who manage.

Learn more about us at or the Greater Phoenix Chapter at

About Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
CCIM Institute created the language of global real estate investment. Our courses and worldwide community deploy commercial real estate investment methodologies and tools that speed the pathway between opportunity, a go/no-go decision and success for an asset, taught by instructors who are themselves industry leaders.

Today, the organization, through its 50 chapters, continues to innovate best practices and elevate the commercial real estate professional through its core designation program to earn the CCIM pin— real estate’s most coveted credential — and its topical education courses offered through the Ward Center for Real Estate Studies.

In addition, membership in CCIM includes the industry’s best technology and operational platform, allowing entrepreneurial and mid-sized businesses to compete with the largest multinational providers. Today, almost 70 percent of designees hold the title of owner, partner, principal, or president, representing an exclusive worldwide referral network of 13,000 members in 30 countries. Ultimately, CCIM represents a larger vision of the commercial real estate provider, leveraging investment analysis, opinions of value, and underwriting to become a leader in sourcing capital, building a cash-flow vehicle, and ultimately creating value.
Information at Central Arizona Chapter —

About Next Protection
Next Protection is a full service fire protection and electronic security company serving the State of Arizona. Next Protection provides best-in-class monitoring, installation, service and fire system inspections for our commercial and residential clients. Reliability, availability, quality and integrity — These are the principles we were founded on in 1989 and have adhered to ever since. Our success and longevity can be attributed to our many loyal customers who have entrusted us with the responsibility of protecting their property and loved ones. Our business continues to grow because our satisfied customers frequently refer us to their associates, friends and family. Our dedicated employees strive to provide the highest quality of service and value to each and every customer. Every employee feels a personal commitment to provide the best experience for our customers. Learn more at