As a transplant to the Metro Phoenix Area, Kirk has lived in Phoenix for over 30 year and is a graduate of Arizona State University. In his role as Chief Operating Officer for AZP, Kirk is responsible for overseeing the leasing, property management, accounting, development, and operation of AZP’s approximately 2 million SF portfolio of existing retail shopping centers in 4 states.
Kirk started his career in real estate in the late 90’s as a property manager for an emerging commercial real estate brokerage in Phoenix. Kirk’s career advanced as he became responsible for managing that same company’s new development department, which gained him valuable knowledge in planning, construction, development, and tenant improvement work. Additionally, Kirk served as Asset Manager for RBI’s in house portfolio consisting of 1.5 million SF of retail property in the Phoenix area. As Asset Manger, Kirk was responsible for 9 property managers and 8 leasing agents, and his responsibilities included managing property cash flow, budgets, collections, project management of construction and tenant improvements, and all leasing activity.
Kirk has been involved in The Institute of Real Estate Management and is a member of The International Council of Shopping Centers.