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Hear from Owners and Industry leaders in the
Private Sector for Arizona Construction

If your business includes designing or constructing commercial real estate, the BEX Development Summit is an event you should not miss. No other event will bring you so many private developers and institutional owners in one afternoon. The Summit goes well beyond an update on the major sectors of office, industrial and retail, looking at the needs of affordable housing, the disposition of Arizona State Land, and many more topics. 

We know nothing beats hearing market updates from Owners themselves; that’s why we pack as many of them as we can into one program. In the 2017 Private Development Summit more than 15 speakers took the stage to share their expertise on the local market. 

More than 400 people were at the 2017 Summit and nearly 500 attendees in 2018.


  • 10:30am: Check-In Opens
  • 10:30am: Exhibiting and Networking
  • 11:30am: BUFFET LUNCH
  • 12:00: Opening Remarks
    • Joe McGovern, Managing Principal – The McGovern Group
  • 12:05: Looking into Our Crystal Ball – What Does the Future Hold for Private Development in Phoenix?
    • Rebekah Morris, President & Founder – BEX
  • 12:35: Local Icons of Real Estate Development
    • Moderated by Pete Bolton, President – Pete Bolton Company
    • Spike Lawrence, Co-Founder – Lawrence & Geyser Development
    • Michael Levine, Owner – Levine Machine, LLC
    • Tim Sprague, Owner/Principal- Habitat Metro, LLC
  • 1:20: Overcoming Neighborhood Pushback and NIMBY Opposition; Best Practices in Neighborhood Outreach
    • William E. Lally, Land Use & Zoning Attorney – Tiffany & Bosco
  • 1:40: Between Downtown and Midtown: The Future Hotspot of Development Activity
    • Eric Johnson, Deputy Economic Development Director, City of Phoenix
  • 1:50: BREAK
  • 2:15: The Masters of Masterplan Development
    • Moderated by Justin Newman, President – hardison/downey
    • Charley Freericks, Senior VP – Catellus Development Corporation 
    • George Melara,VP/Managing Director, Scottsdale – Nelsen Partners
    • Scott Phillips, VP – Carefree Partners
  • 3:00: Deeper Dive: How Goodyear Has Become the “IT” City in the Phoenix Metro
    • Lori Gary, Director of Economic Development – City of Goodyear
  • 3:20: Quick hit: How Light-Rail Impacts Real Estate Development
    • Hillary Foose, Communications & Marketing Director – Valley Metro
  • 3:30: Is Multifamily Development Ever Going to Peak?
    • Moderated by Roland Murphy, Director of Research – ABI Multifamily
    • Jaime Jacobs, VP of Business Development – Katerra
    • Alvaro Sande, Business Development Principal – UEB
    • Brian Rosenbaum, VP of Operations – NexMetro
  • 4:15: Closing Remarks
    • Rebekah Morris, President & Founder – BEX
  • 4:20: Networking Happy Hour

Program subject to changes.

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Online Registration CLOSES at 4pm on May 6th. Day-Of Registration is Available!

Check out pictures from the 2018 Private development Summit

Check out pictures from the 2017 Private development Summit

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