Joshua Simon

Founder & CEO

Joshua Simon

Phone Number

D: (480) 588-2999
C: (602) 672-4559


Founder & CEO


Always moving. Always fearless. That’s Joshua Simon.

Joshua began his career in commercial real estate in 2004, and it wasn’t long before his headstrong attitude allowed him to forge ahead and start SimonCRE in 2010, during some of the toughest of economic times. As Founder and CEO, Joshua leads the company’s growth strategy while directing the daily operations. He carries the torch for a team committed to developing projects that benefit clients and the communities they serve.

SimonCRE develops properties all across the country. To date, the company has completed 281 projects across 22 states, equaling a total value of more than $801 million.

He applies his boundless energy toward supporting and giving back to the industry he loves. He’s served on a number of boards and routinely presents as an industry expert at numerous conferences across the country. He is extremely active in the community, chairing the YPO Retail Symposium and with his involvement with ICSC.

Under his leadership, SimonCRE has become a vital partner in the rapid growth of many national retailers within emerging communities. Beginning with the new retail center of Village at Prasada, which at 700,000 square feet is the largest open-air retail center to be built on the West Coast in the last 15 years, he has expanded his efforts to better serve tenants and communities alike. To this end, several other open-air retail centers are now under development: Prasada North, which will cover 350,000 square feet; Roosevelt Commons, covering 100,000 square feet; Asante Trails, which will be a multi-phase 44-acre mixed-use project; and Elm Street at Surprise City Center, which will be a multi-phase 40-acre project with the first phase occupying 70,000 square feet. All of these developments are poised to add exciting new retail and dining options for consumers. 

When Joshua isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Brittany, and their daughter Sloane


  • The Titan 100 “Phoenix Titan” (2022)
  • AZ Big Media’s “AZBusiness Leaders” (2022)
  • Phoenix Business Journal’s “Most Admired Leaders” (2021)
  • ICSC’s “4 Under 40 Awards” (2021)
  • GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum’s “Influencers in Net Lease” (2021)
  • GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum’s “Influencers in Retail” (2020)
  • Connect CRE’s “Next Generation Awards” (2020)
  • Phoenix Business Journal’s “Most Admired Leaders” (2017)
  • AZRE’s “People to Know” (2016)
  • AZRE’s “Influential Millennials” (2016)
  • Phoenix Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Class of 2015”
  • Chain Store Age “10 Under 40” (2015)
  • GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum’s “Tomorrow’s Leaders: Southwest” (2014)
  • GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum’s “Tomorrow’s Leaders: Retail” (2014)
  • The Arizona Republic “35 Entrepreneurs 35 and Younger” (2014 & 2012)

Memberships & Organizations

  • ICSC Next Generation Leadership Network (NGLN)
  • ICSC (State Government Relations Chair – Arizona; Co-Chair, ICSC Four Corners; ICSC Foundation – Board of Directors)
  • ULI (Commercial and Retail Development Council)
  • Real Estate Investment Advisory Southwest Chapter
  • Young Presidents’ Organization (REIN Retail Chair)
  • Aspen Institute
  • National Young Leadership Club at JFNA
  • Aji Network
  • Arizona State University Sun Devil Club (Board of Directors)
  • Arizona State University President’s Club
  • The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)


  • B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Arizona State University

I’m responsible for helping with the company’s overall marketing strategy including content creation, marketing automation, property flyers, website management, CRM management, and basically handling the day-to-day curveballs.

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