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Senior VP Chris Cacheris to join Board of Governors for the Phoenix Chapter of Lambda Alpha International

Senior VP Chris Cacheris to join Board of Governors for the Phoenix Chapter of Lambda Alpha International

Senior Vice President Chris Cacheris is actively involved in the global advancement of the real estate industry through his involvement with organizations such as Urban Land Institute and Lambda Alpha International, the honorary society for the advancement of land economics. Chris recently agreed to serve on the Board of Governors...

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Harvard Investments names new Division Controller; Estrella Development hires new Director of Planning, Financial Analyst

Harvard Investments continues its strategic growth by hiring a Division Controller; and a Director of Planning and Financial Analyst for Estrella Development Company. Jennifer Meyers joins Estrella Development as Director of Planning after 26 years as a land planning consultant, most recently serving as a Principal at Norris Design. Branden...

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Harvard Investments completes $87.85M disposition of build-to-rent community FirstStreet Happy Valley to Nebraska investor

Harvard Investments closed on the $87.85 million disposition of one of its signature build-to-rent (BTR), single-family-style rental communities, FirstStreet Happy Valley. The sale of the 212-residence community at 1717 W. Happy Valley Road in Phoenix, fetched an impressive $414,000 per unit. The buyer was Spruce Capital Group of Omaha, Nebraska,...

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Harvard Investments names land, housing development expert Kathleen Nidiffer as its new Chief Financial Officer

Harvard Investments is pleased to announce that land and housing development expert Kathleen Nidiffer has been named the firm’s new Chief Financial Officer. Nidiffer will focus on building upon Harvard Investments’ partnerships and relationships; debt and equity sourcing; strategic planning; business growth; and business expansion of the firm’s master-planned community...

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Harvard Investments mourns the loss of cherished Senior Project Manager Kim Korp 

The Harvard Investments family sadly lost a beloved member on July 5.  Kimberly “Kim” Korp, 62, fought a fierce battle with cancer until the very end. A Senior Project Manager, Kim joined Harvard Investments in 1987, sharing her warmth and professionalism for 36 years.  “Kim brought so much to Harvard...

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Sustainability Meets Luxury

Goodyear’s FirstStreet at the Ballpark Village Utilizing Tempe-Based HercuTech,The Country’s Most Sustainable, Energy-efficient Building System.  (GOODYEAR, Ariz.) – Building stronger, safer and more sustainable homes has never been more important. That’s why Scottsdale’s Harvard Investments, one of the country’s foremost developers of single family rental communities called on Tempe-based HercuTech,...

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Harvard investments announces retirement of longtime CFO; recent Harvard FirstStreet, Estrella, and professional hires 

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA (July 11, 2023) – Harvard Investments announces the departure of longtime senior executive Kathe Astrom and welcomes recent Harvard FirstStreet, Estrella, and professional hires. Leadership Team Departure Katherine L. Astrom, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President & Treasurer After 35 years at Harvard Investments, Katherine (Kathe) Astrom announced her...

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The Lakes at Rancho El Dorado Named Top-Selling Master-Planned Community in Arizona

Homebuyers are seeking out Pinal County’s premier master-planned community, The Lakes at Rancho El Dorado. Each year, industry leader RCLCO Real Estate Advisors conducts a national survey identifying the top-selling master-planned communities in each major metropolitan area. According to their January 4, 2023, year-end report, home sales at The Lakes at Rancho...

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Phase 1 of $360M, 7M SF Goodyear AirPark breaks ground

Source: AZ Big Media Lincoln Property Company’s Southwest division, LPC Desert West, and Scottsdale-based Harvard Investments joined today with the City of Goodyear and project stakeholders to break ground on the Phase One of Goodyear AirPark. Located on 565 acres adjacent to the Phoenix-Goodyear Airport in Goodyear, Arizona, the Class A industrial development...

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