Lunch and Learn: Office Trends in Commercial Real Estate




This event will provide the latest trends in commercial real estate and the use of office space for technology companies in Phoenix. Attendees will hear from a panel of experts from JLL, Ware Malcomb, Haworth, and Immedia. Registration for this event has closed.



Who Should Attend

  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • COOs
  • HR Managers
  • CBRE Brokers
  • Business Owners
  • Technology Companies
  • End Users

Note to Attendees: You must sign an NDA prior to the event. These must be received by Zenefits no later than 24 hours in advance of the event. You must also bring a photo ID to check-in upon arrival to the event. This will be required for entrance. 

About the Presenters

Moderator: With an extensive interior design background in the Phoenix market, Niki Ward joined Ware Malcomb in April 2015 as a Senior Project Manager and has quickly grown the firm’s interiors group into a significant market player. Ward previously worked as an Interior Architect and Project Manager at McCarthy Nordburg for over 13 years and then moved to Colliers International to work on a landlord team as a Marketing Coordinator for two years. Prior to joining Ware Malcomb, she worked as a Business Development professional at RJM Construction. 


Aliesha Nichter has over 12 years of industry experience and relationships with the Architect and Design community, general contractors, Real Estate, Project Managers and end users in the Phoenix market. Aliesha has proven to be a high capacity sales professional; she understands the meaning of building trust with her clients and surrounding partners which enables her to have dynamic conversations to create commonality while working on workplace environments. Aliesha, in combination with her team has the great ability to help clients identify some cultural strengths/weaknesses within an organization and then make the human connection to what an individual’s workspace can support. She works hand in hand with Haworth’s local distribution partners with design, specifications and being their voice back to manufacturing at Haworth HQ, Holland Michigan. She is an integral part of a project from inception all the way to service/warranty requests past initial installation and well into the future. If you ever want to better understand the current trends in the workplace, take a deep dive into Company Culture Studies or if you have a project on the horizon, please get in touch her. She values a true partnership and has fun along the way.

Matthew Coxhead is an Executive VP with JLL, where he specializes in representing tenants in office leasing transactions. Though his relationships with companies both locally and nationally, he guides his clients through their most important real estate decisions, ensuring they receive the most cost-effective results that align with their business needs and goals.





Josh Thompson, Project Manager at Ware Malcomb, brings over 17 years of experience in commercial office design, servicing clients throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area. He has provided complete interior architectural services for corporate office spaces, working with building owners, property managers, project managers and end-users to achieve exceptionally functional and aesthetic work environments.




Matt Blair serves as President at Immedia. Prior to Immedia, he was the CEO of a manufacturing firm where he focused on turn-around strategies and personnel management. He gained general business management and engineering experience from working with large corporations such as General Motors, Siemens, and Knoll Furniture. He also has experience in the construction industry while running his own General Contracting firm in Michigan. He is primarily focused on improving process and results, implementing the corporate mission of excellence in service and bettering the client experience through on-time delivery, quality installation, and continuous communication. Matt is responsible for implementing Immedia’s QA/QC Management Plan and processes. He has served as the President of the Arizona Council of Engineering and Scientific Associations and Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

About Haworth

Haworth is a Global Furniture Manufacturer. We are a Third-generation family owned company based in Holland, Michigan. Haworth’s breadth of products cover every inch of the office environment floor plate; Raised Flooring, Moveable Walls, Systems Furniture, Open Plan Products, Ancillary Furniture, etc. We are a company based on Knowledge, every service and product we offer is backed by years of research and a best in class warranty. We have a couple distribution networks in Phoenix who can help with furniture layouts, design and installation.

About JLL

JLL is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 Company, JLL helps RE owners, occupiers, and investors achieve their business ambitions. In Phoenix, JLL is a market leader employing the region’s most recognized industry experts offering office, industrial, and retail brokerage, tenant representation, facility and investment management, capital markets, multi-family investment, and development services.

About Ware Malcomb

Ware Malcomb is a contemporary and expanding full service architectural design firm. Ware Malcomb provides a full range of interior architectural design services for corporate build-to-suit, developer/landlord and tenant improvements. Ware Malcomb was a winner of the national NAIOP Interior Design/Build-out of the Future Design Competition.

About Immedia

Immedia is a full-service integrated technology company with a focus on bringing together products from more than 300 disparate manufacturers to create solutions that enhance productivity, building control, and communication systems. The cornerstone of Immedia’s offering is based in audio visual solutions, but the breadth of Immedia’s reach includes nearly every type of low voltage appliance imaginable, including network connected devices, security cameras, access control, mechanical system control, building automation, digital signage, and sound systems, to name a few.

Presented By

Ware Malcomb


40 E. Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe , AZ 85281




August 29, 2017




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