A Company
Developed
To Be Different

our story

Day by day, brick by brick we’re building a dream into reality

SimonCRE is a full service commercial real estate developer founded in 2010 by Joshua Simon, with the goal to create a company that redefined the commercial real estate development industry. Joshua wanted to build a company that was unique, willing to adapt, and left a lasting impact on the communities it served.

The company was established on a set of core values and beliefs that have helped SimonCRE to become a leader in the commercial real estate development industry. Through knowledge, experience, integrity, hard work, and technology, SimonCRE has, and continues to make a name for itself.

our-story

Our goal to [ redefine ] the industry defined our culture.

our culture

We take pride in who we are as a company and what we stand for.

What makes SimonCRE so great at what we do is the commitment to our core values, our clients, and each other. It’s the people and the approach they take that makes SimonCRE what it is today. A supportive, team-oriented atmosphere is what pushes us to new limits each and every day. When we say teamwork makes the dream work, we believe it.

our vision

SimonCRE strives every day to create lasting economic benefits for our team, our clients, and the communities we serve through responsible development.

our mission

We believe that our clients and communities deserve the best when it comes to their commercial real estate projects. That’s why we strive to deliver superior developments on time and under budget while holding ourselves to the highest standards. We embody an entrepreneurial spirit in creating real estate solutions that are innovative, flexible, and effective while building lasting relationships.

our values

  • Be first. Be fast. Persist.
  • Exceed expectations.
  • Be honest and respectful.
  • Be flexible, adapt and embrace change.
  • Have pride and passion in all you do.
  • Do what you say you are going to do.
  • Teamwork makes the dream work.

Our [ culture ] is exemplified in every member of our team

our team

Our team is a perfect blend of passionate, intelligent, hardworking thinkers and doers.

Joshua Simon
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Joshua Simon

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

D: (480) 588-2999

C: (602) 672-4559

[email protected]


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).

Joe Acker
General Counsel

Joe Acker

General Counsel

D: (480) 612-0380

C: (480) 221-6904

[email protected]


Joe Acker joined SimonCRE in 2015 as General Counsel, where he provides a broad knowledge of real estate law and a tenacious, yet affable negotiation style that is appreciated by all parties in a transaction. Over the course of his career, Joe has built a reputation as an experienced and knowledgeable commercial real estate and corporate transactional attorney. He has been involved in more than $2 Billion worth of real estate transactions.

Joe's expertise encompasses all facets of commercial real estate law, including review and negotiation of purchase agreements and leases, due diligence for development projects, and coordination of pre and post-closing issues. He is also experienced in corporate transactions, including the purchase and sale of businesses, facilitation of corporate contracts, and the formation of corporations and limited liability companies.

His previous roles include serving as lead counsel for a national shopping center development firm, as well as practicing commercial real estate law with Arizona-based law firms Lewis and Roca, and Nagle Law Group.

Brent Atkisson
Construction Manager

Brent Atkisson

Construction Manager

D: (480) 482-7539

C: (602) 588-4150

[email protected]


Brent is a highly experienced construction manager with a strong background in development, remodeling, property management, IT infrastructures, facility management, and maintenance. He has worked with a portfolio of more than 225 Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s, and Pizza Patron restaurants throughout the Midwest and Southwest. Brent has managed projects for 75 ground-up and restaurant conversions, and more than 130 restaurant remodels. Brent oversees SimonCRE’s new construction projects, expansions, and remodels.

Brent recently graduated from RSI with an AA in Mechanical Maintenance Engineering and plans to continue his education at ASU. Brent’s most notable projects have been remodeling the Carl’s Jr, storefront at Talking Stick Resort Arena, overseeing the remodel of Peter Piper Pizza, and remodeling a number of Burger Kings in the Phoenix area.

Brent enjoys spending his free time with his wife Amy, daughter Krista, and son Kaleb. Brent is very proud of both of his children. Krista is a medic in the United States Air Force and Kaleb is an honor roll student in the 8th grade. He enjoys camping, coaching his son’s sports teams, riding his motorcycle, and almost any activity that gets him outdoors. He also enjoys donating his time to local projects and charity events.

Jared Atkisson
Director of Construction

Jared Atkisson

Director of Construction

D: (480) 745-7862

C: (602) 471-3860

[email protected]


Jared Atkisson joined SimonCRE in 2015 as Director of Construction, where his responsibilities include overseeing all of SimonCRE’s new construction projects, expansions, and remodels.

He has extensive experience in managing the planning, development, construction, remodel, property management, and maintenance of a large portfolio. Jared has worked on more than 225 Carl's Jr., Hardees, and Pizza Patron restaurants throughout the Midwest and Southwest. He has effectively managed the construction of more than 75 ground-up and restaurant conversions and has coordinated the interior and exterior remodels of more than 130 restaurants.

Jared’s most notable local projects include the Carl's Jr. located across the street from the University of Phoenix Stadium, and the remodel of the Carl’s Jr. and Phoenix Suns team shop, both located inside the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

Jared is a true family man who spends his free time with his wife and two young sons. He enjoys golfing, camping, coaching his son’s sports teams, trips to the beach, and almost any activity that gets him outdoors. He has donated time to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and enjoys participating in the annual Pat Tillman run. 

Dan Biswas
Vice President of Development

Dan Biswas

Vice President of Development

D: (480) 745-2460

C: (480) 205-5770

[email protected]


Dan Biswas has been Vice President of Development with SimonCRE since 2013. Dan is responsible for project planning, budgeting, municipal submittal approvals, oversight and project management, and maintaining communication standards with tenants. 

His diverse background brings years of experience to the SimonCRE team in the form of construction/project management, sales, marketing, graphic design, and brand building/management, in addition to a wealth of knowledge in the realm of small business ownership and management.

Dan graduated from the University of Colorado, earning his bachelor’s degree with a double major in International Business/Marketing and a minor in Finance. After graduating he moved to the Phoenix Metro area and began his professional career in the construction industry. He started out as a Marketing Coordinator for one of the largest regional landscape construction companies. Over the course of his five years with the company, Dan quickly moved up the ranks to head up the Marketing and Sales Department. From there, he moved on in an entrepreneurial spirit to found his own company, where he headed up the organization as President and Principal until being recruited as SimonCRE’s first team member (outside of the family).

In his tenure at SimonCRE, he has developed well over half a million square feet of retail space and counting.

In his spare time, he is actively involved in the community, participating in the Active 2030 Club of Phoenix (Chapter #99) where he raises money for disadvantaged and underprivileged children in the Phoenix Metro Area. He is constantly volunteering his time to worthy causes and enjoys spending time mentoring teens through local volunteer organizations.

Jeff Carpenter
Partner

Jeff Carpenter

Partner

D: (480) 745-2446

C: (480) 370-9900

[email protected]


Jeff Carpenter joined SimonCRE in 2015 with a strong background in retail development, leasing, and finance. He specializes in single tenant build-to-suits, land assemblages, as well as shopping center and note acquisitions.  He brings a unique transaction history having worked with many national retailers on projects all over the country.

Prior to joining SimonCRE, Jeff spent six years at Sandor Development, leading its private equity arm, Sand Capital, in the sourcing, underwriting, and acquisition of non-performing notes and lender-owned commercial real estate.  He was instrumental in Sand Capital's success, building the investment team from the ground up and overseeing more than $200,000,000 in acquisitions through the investment of more than 60 assets totaling nearly 3,000,000 square feet in 15 states.  He was also intimately involved in the asset management of the portfolio, where he designed and executed plans that added value to the acquired investments through leasing and redevelopment projects.  He successfully negotiated leases on more than 200,000 square feet with many local, regional, and national tenants throughout the country.  Jeff was in a unique situation to be able to personally guide each of these investments through underwriting, acquisition, lease up, and in many cases, disposition and reinvestment.

Jeff began his career in commercial real estate at Phoenix Commercial Advisors, a commercial real estate brokerage and member of ChainLinks Retail Advisors.

Jeff was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and grew up in Tucson, Arizona.  He attended Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, where he graduated with honors earning his undergraduate degree in Finance from the W.P. Carey School of Business.  He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Young Leaders Group.

Trish Clark
Construction Administrator

Trish Clark

Construction Administrator

D: (480) 750-8922

C: (480) 370-9900

[email protected]


Trish Clark joined SimonCRE as Construction Administrator in 2016. She is responsible for all activities related to project construction; including monitoring project schedules, file management, and coordinating with contractors and vendors. Trish enforces SimonCRE’s strategic approach to quality control by focusing on communications, monitoring and identifying potential schedule delays and budget overruns before they occur. Her ability to closely track a project and develop innovative ways to resolve issues will help ensure the successful completion of all projects.

Trish hails from the Great Lakes region of Ohio and left to venture out west in 1980 when she visited Phoenix and has remained here since. Trish brings with her years of experience in multitasking, coordinating and assisting with unique projects. Construction and real estate are familiar to Trish as her father and uncles owned and operated a large construction company, as well as a successful real estate business. 

Trish was raised in a family of health and sports activists so she developed her passion for health and fitness at an early age. Trish took a special interest in yoga while accompanying her father to the YMCA where he taught classes and served as lifeguard. She obtained her yoga teaching certificate and has taught many classes over the years. Yoga has remained a lifelong practice for Trish.

Ben Cooper
Development Associate

Ben Cooper

Development Associate

D: (480) 482-7499

C: (480) 440-0042

[email protected]


Ben Cooper joined SimonCRE in 2016 as a Development Associate. He works closely with the executive team researching new site acquisitions across the country. Ben’s previous sales experience and strong work ethic makes him a valuable member of the SimonCRE team.

Ben is currently a junior at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business and is working towards an undergraduate degree in Finance with minors in Real Estate and Applied Business Data Analytics. Prior to joining SimonCRE, Ben worked at ADP in a sales role, and volunteered for several different non-profits, including Feeding America.

Ben is an active member in a variety of social and business related clubs and groups at Arizona State University. He serves on the Executive and Philanthropy boards for the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and has been involved in the Financial Management Association and the Real Estate Club since 2014. One of his proudest achievements is attaining his Eagle Scout through the Boy Scouts of America.

Blake Curtis
Director of Capital Markets & Dispositions

Blake Curtis

Director of Capital Markets & Dispositions

D: (480) 566-8662

C: (602) 499-2259

[email protected]


Blake M. Curtis serves as the Director of Capital Markets & Dispositions at SimonCRE. His responsibilities include developing relationships with equity partners and financial institutions, as well as managing SimonCRE’s pipeline of assets.

Prior to joining SimonCRE, Blake served as Senior Analyst at VEREIT, Inc. (formerly known as Cole Real Estate Investments) one of world’s largest net lease REITs. He focused on reporting to the Chief Investment Officer while effectively managing a diversified portfolio of single tenant properties for both VEREIT’s non-traded funds and balance sheet. During his tenure at the firm, Blake led the disposition of 85 individual retail, restaurant, and industrial transactions totaling $285 million, equating to over 100 million square feet. Additionally, he played an integral role in the origination of $495 million in retail acquisitions for VEREIT totaling 1.2 million square feet.

Blake holds a BA in Business Law from The W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Young Leaders in Real Estate Group.

Clark Diepholz
Development Associate

Clark Diepholz

Development Associate

D: (480) 745-2016

[email protected]


Clark Diepholz joined SimonCRE in 2015 as a Development Associate. He works closely with the executive team researching new site acquisitions across the country. Clark’s extensive knowledge of real estate and entrepreneurial experience has made him a great addition to the SimonCRE team.

Clark is currently a junior at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business pursuing an undergraduate degree in Finance, and real estate has always piqued Clark’s interest. During the summer between his freshman and sophomore year in high school, he had the opportunity to intern under his father at Exit Realty, performing door-to-door sales calls and cold calls for solicitation of residential listings and leads. Through a program run through Chaparral High School during his senior year, Clark was able to acquire his 90 hours of certified Real Estate class time and passed his Arizona Real Estate License exam before he graduated high school in 2014.

Clark is an active member of the ASU Real Estate Club as well as the Philanthropy committee for the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Arizona State. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and participating in fraternity events. In the future he plans to continue a career in the real estate field.

Austin Gottsacker
Acquisition & Leasing Manager

Austin Gottsacker

Acquisition & Leasing Manager

D: (480) 689-4174

C: (602) 573-0809

[email protected]


Austin Gottsacker started with SimonCRE in 2015 as a Development Associate, and in January 2017 was named Acquisition & Leasing Manager. Austin works closely with the development team by performing due diligence as it pertains to site selections across the country for SimonCRE’s national clients. He prepares and negotiates contracts, researches market data and site data, investigates fees and permits, and other research that will greatly assist our development teams in the accurate execution of project timelines.

Prior to SimonCRE, he worked with the Russell Shaw Group negotiating contracts, coordinating signings, and helping manage more than 75 active listings. He also worked with Goddes Homes, a residential real estate firm where he was a real estate agent working with clients to show homes, negotiate contracts, and advise his clients through the home buying process.

Austin is currently a junior at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business, pursuing a major in Finance and a minor in Real Estate. He is a member of the ASU Real Estate Club, the Investment Banking Industry Scholars program, and on the Dean’s List. He also holds an Arizona Real Estate License.

Roxanne Knight
Transaction Manager

Roxanne Knight

Transaction Manager

D: (480) 745-2484

[email protected]


Roxanne Knight is the Transaction Manager for SimonCRE. In this role, Roxanne works as part of the SimonCRE legal team and is responsible for handling all aspects of property closings for the firm, including both purchases and sales. The SimonCRE legal team supports the firm by preparing and reviewing documents and is on hand to respond to any legal question or situation.

Before joining SimonCRE, Roxanne worked for an international law firm specializing in complex transactions. She was also a project manager at a well-known, local commercial real estate development company for more than ten years, and before that worked in the banking industry, spending time in several different areas of lending, including the commercial real estate loan division.

Roxanne is completing a paralegal studies course and will soon be a Certified Paralegal.

Peter Krahenbuhl
Senior Project Manager

Peter Krahenbuhl

Senior Project Manager

D: (480) 887-0644

C: (602) 908-2945

[email protected]


Peter Krahenbuhl joined SimonCRE in 2015 as a Project Manager and was promoted to Senior Project Manager in 2017. Peter works closely with the CEO to track project timelines, obtain entitlements, oversee planning submittals, and ensure adherence to project budgets. He plays a vital role in the daily planning and development associated with successfully driving multiple projects from inception to completion.

Originally from Princeton, New Jersey, Peter moved to Arizona in 1999 for college at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He majored in Business Management with a minor in Finance. During college, Peter worked for five years at the prestigious Forest Highlands Golf Club as a Safety Representative responsible for the safety and security of members, guests, and assets within the gated community.

After graduating in 2004, Peter moved to Scottsdale to begin work for Toronto-based condominium conversion and multi-family investment company, Belleview Communities. At Belleview for six years, Peter was responsible for the sales, marketing, construction implementation and, strategic planning of seven multi-family condominium developments in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Flagstaff totaling more than $100 million in sales revenue.

In 2012, Peter became a Commercial Tenant Advisor for Avocat Group, a boutique tenant representation firm specializing in office, medical, dental, and law firm client’s commercial real estate needs. Peter was responsible for facilities acquisitions, site selections, space planning, lease/purchase negotiations and comparative building analysis for more than 50 clients throughout the country.

Peter is a founding Suns Charities 88 member and volunteers his time with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona and Valley Leadership. Peter’s hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, camping, traveling and spending time with his wife Sarah and son Bodhi.

Braden Liu
Development Associate

Braden Liu

Development Associate

D: (480) 745-7851

[email protected]


Braden Liu joined SimonCRE in 2017 as a Development Associate. He works closely with the executive team researching new site acquisitions across the country. Braden’s previous sales and leadership experience make him a great addition to the SimonCRE team.

Braden is currently a sophomore at Barrett, the Honors College of Arizona State University, where he is studying Business Management and Finance. Prior to joining SimonCRE, Braden worked at Isagenix International, KIND, and Sparkling Ice in a variety of sales positions. Braden also founded a charitable clothing company in high school that donated proceeds to local families in need.

Braden is an active member of various clubs at ASU, and acts as the Vice President of Lambda Chi Alpha. He enjoys spending time with friends and family and looks forward to a future in the commercial real estate field.

Tim Locher
Director of Development

Tim Locher

Director of Development

D: (480) 865-1801

C: (913) 940-2937

[email protected]


As SimonCRE’s Director of Development, Tim Locher oversees the company’s development and construction process, which include site selection, entitlements, construction drawings, and construction implementation throughout the entire development process.

Tim started with SimonCRE in 2017 and has more than 20 years of experience in real estate development, brokerage, and management. Prior to joining SimonCRE, Tim spent 6 years with Blue Forest Land Group in Kansas City, Missouri, where he was the President/Director of Site Selection. He was responsible for development and construction management and entitlements of single-family, multi-family, and commercial developments. While there he served as Master Developer and Consultant for a 3,000-acre master-planned community that included 4.2 million square feet of commercial space, more than 15,000 housing units, and multiple industrial, civic, school, and office space sites.

Prior to Blue Forest Land Group, Tim worked as Regional Manager for Forest City Enterprises where he operated their Midwest Land Division. As Regional Manager, Tim had full bottom-line responsibilities reporting directly to the Forest City Land Group’s president. This included procuring entitlements, development management and new business development, and oversight for all of Forest City’s Midwest operations.

Tim hails from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and attended the University of Iowa where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, traveling, and volunteering with organizations such as Big Brothers and Hospice.

Bradley Metz
Development Associate

Bradley Metz

Development Associate

D: (480) 689-4106

[email protected]


Bradley Metz joined SimonCRE in 2017 as a Development Associate. He works closely with the executive team regarding acquisitions throughout the region. Bradley has prior experience in sales, as well as data management which make him a valuable asset to the SimonCRE team.

Bradley is currently a junior at Barrett the Honors College, at ASU.  He is studying Business Law in addition to Real Estate Development.  His past career experiences include an operations position in the configuration sector of Trax Technologies, as well as a director position at the online start-up company Varsity Tutors. 

On campus, Bradley represents Lambda Chi Alpha on the New Member and Philanthropy Boards.  Outside of school, Brad is excited to embark on the commercial real estate industry and has supplemented this path by attaining his personal real estate license.  He also has a passion for the outdoors and big game hunting, with multiple trophy bucks and bulls to his achievement.

Debbie Noble
Director of Finance

Debbie Noble

Director of Finance

D: (480) 745-2701

[email protected]


Debbie Noble currently manages SimonCRE accounting duties involving the purchase and sale of properties, as well as preparation, review, and analyzing company financial information.  She works directly in collaboration with the controller on special projects and management of owned properties in the SimonCRE portfolio.  

Debbie has more than 30 years of experience as a CPA, having worked with small and medium size companies in financial and tax accounting.  She has worked with companies in a variety of industries across the Valley, particularly in real estate, construction, and medical.

She moved to Arizona from Long Island in 1977 after graduating from Hofstra University with a BBA in Accounting.  Debbie worked at a large local firm for several years and later opened a small practice that allowed her to maintain better work-life balance.

She has volunteered as an adoption representative for a no-kill animal shelter and currently knits for an organization called The Ships Project, which makes hats and slippers that are sent to sailors deployed aboard US ships around the world.  Debbie enjoys traveling, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family. 

Jennifer Polansky
Lease Administrator

Jennifer Polansky

Lease Administrator

D: (480) 750-1231

[email protected]


Jennifer Polansky joined SimonCRE in February 2016 and brings more than 13 years of experience in lease analysis and property management. As Lease Administrator, Jennifer is responsible for administering leases for approximately 600,000 square feet of retail space located in eight states from Florida to California.

In addition to drafting lease documents, Jennifer works closely with the company’s Legal Department to assist with the execution of new leases, lease amendments, and lease renewals. Furthermore, Jennifer coordinates with the Construction Department to ensure utilities are available to company-owned properties and tracks progress throughout the construction process. Jennifer will continue to help the company efficiently manage its growing portfolio by creating and implementing lease administration procedures that will allow for a seamless transition through the entire life cycle of a project.

Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and experience having held multiple positions at PetSmart, Inc. starting as Assistant Property Manager and working her way to Senior Lease Analyst. She was responsible for the financial management of Institutional/REIT portfolios of approximately 160 stores and $60 million in variable expenses.

Jennifer recently moved back to the Valley of the Sun after spending nearly 8 years in Florida.  When she is not at work she enjoys spending her free time with her friends and family.  She especially enjoys cheering on her two beautiful daughters in gymnastics, encouraging their love of reading with frequent trips to the library, and having them assist her with baking delicious treats.  She also loves cuddling up with her two cats, who she rescued from the Humane Society.

Nikki Simon
Controller

Nikki Simon

Controller

D: (480) 745-2490

C: (602) 672-4553

[email protected]


Nikki Simon works as Controller for SimonCRE handling all of the day to day financial aspects of the company’s assets. This includes managing the relationships associated with each entity and project.  She also acts as office manager, handling all aspects of keeping the office running smoothly.

Originally from Chicago, Nikki moved to Phoenix in 1997 with her family to escape the harsh winters.  Early in her career she worked for various attorneys, a worldwide executive recruiting firm and ran a successful in home personal training business. Nikki’s vast experience working within large Chicago-based companies and running her own business honed her leadership, organizational, financial and communication skills early on which made the transition into real estate a smooth one.

Andrew Veatch
Development Coordinator

Andrew Veatch

Development Coordinator

D: (480) 745-2477

C: (480) 204-3739

[email protected]


Andrew Veatch joined SimonCRE in 2017 and serves as Development Coordinator. He’s works closely with the development team to coordinate with consultants, municipalities, and other team members to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.

Prior to joining SimonCRE, Andrew worked as a Leasing Intern at NAI Horizon in Phoenix, before being promoted to Leasing and Sales Advisor. During his time at NAI Horizon, Andrew specialized in representation of landlords and tenants in the leasing and sales of office and multi-use properties.

Andrew graduated from The University of Arizona’s Eller School of Management, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship and Operations Management. Additionally, he is an active member of the DCREP (Developing Commercial Real Estate Professionals). In his spare time, you will more than likely find Andrew exploring the great outdoors or finding the next best place to eat. 

Elena Wall
Director of Marketing

Elena Wall

Director of Marketing

D: (480) 745-2631

C: (773) 858-9183

[email protected]


Elena Wall joined SimonCRE in 2016 as the Director of Marketing. She is responsible for the planning, development, and initiation of the company’s marketing strategies. In addition, she will focus on content creation, public relations, and overall brand development.

Elena brings more than seven years of experience and knowledge in all aspects of marketing, including five years of commercial real estate experience. Prior to joining SimonCRE she was the Marketing Manager at a mid-size brokerage firm where she oversaw the marketing team while working with agents, staff, and clients to provide effective marketing concepts and collateral. Throughout her career, she has focused on creating comprehensive marketing campaigns, strategies, and solutions to increase revenue, promote brand awareness, and drive business growth.

Originally from Chicago, Elena moved to Phoenix in 2006 and attended the Art Institute of Phoenix where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising.  In her free time, she loves traveling, spending her days at the lake, and enjoying quality time with her husband and their dog-named Gringo.  

Evan Willee
Marketing Coordinator

Evan Willee

Marketing Coordinator

D: (480) 745-2623

C: (419) 508-9103

[email protected]


Evan Willee joined SimonCRE in 2016 and serves as the Marketing Coordinator. He’s responsible for helping with the company’s marketing strategy, including content creation, marketing automation, and maintaining the company’s CRM.

Evan has been involved in construction and commercial real estate marketing for more than four years. He’s worked with project managers, brokers, staff, and clients to produce thorough and effective marketing collateral. Evan has previously managed and maintained the marketing materials for an extensive portfolio of properties. His background in writing and design has allowed him to handle a wide array of responsibilities when working on marketing campaigns and strategies.

Hailing from Toledo, Ohio, Evan moved to Phoenix in Spring 2012 with his wife Charlotte. While in Ohio, Evan graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, and from Owens Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Commercial Art. In his spare time, Evan enjoys sports, exploring local restaurants and all that Phoenix has to offer, the great outdoors, binge watching TV, and staying busy around the house.

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