Founder & Chief Executive Officer
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Joshua Simon founded SimonCRE in 2010 in order to carry out his vision of building a real estate development company that focuses on using impeccable service and superior technology to assist clients.
A seasoned real estate professional with more than 13 years of experience in leasing, development, and finance, Joshua leads SimonCRE’s growth strategy. He has grown SimonCRE from three employees doing a handful of projects a year, to more than 20 employees working on roughly $80 to $100 million worth of projects a year. To date, SimonCRE has completed roughly 100 projects in 18 states.
Prior to founding SimonCRE, Joshua spent more than six years as an independent contractor for Sandor Development as a Developer and Senior Leasing Associate. His primary role was the due diligence, acquisition, design, development, and leasing for more than 1.6 million square feet of retail space throughout the country.
Joshua has always been a very active entrepreneur. He founded a hosted VoIP company in 2010, which specialized in business communications called One Stop Voice. After almost four years of growth, he sold it to a publicly traded company to focus on the tremendous growth SimonCRE was experiencing.
Joshua received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona with a focus on business and communications.
Josh has been actively involved in many charitable organizations in the Valley. He has served on countless boards and has been nominated in more than twenty publications both locally and nationally as an up-and-coming business leader, retail expert, and entrepreneur.
Josh is currently an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) as State Government Relations Chair for Arizona and is the Co-Chair of the ICSC Four Corners Idea Exchange. He is also a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI), and Real Estate Investment Advisory Southwest Chapter.
His other memberships include the Aspen Institute, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Young Presidents’ Organization, National Young Leadership Club at JFNA, Valley Partnership, Aji Network, Arizona State University Sun Devil Club, Arizona State University President’s Club, and involvement with The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).