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Executive Team

Grossman Company Properties has established a reputation for its commitment to quality properties and quality people. Throughout the last 50 years, GCP has developed and financed properties and people for the long term working hand-in-hand to build valuable and lasting business relationships.

Commitment is the cornerstone upon which the success of the GCP team of professionals is based. Professionals who are dedicated to making a difference – many of whose careers have spanned more than 25 years with GCP.

People – from maintenance to management, landscaping to leasing, accounting to security – our people have played the most important role in creating the success story that is Grossman Company Properties.


Sam Grossman

Founder

As the Founder of Grossman Company Properties and Classic Hotels & Resorts®, Sam Grossman began his real estate career with the purchase of Chris-Town Mall in the early 1960s and eventually built a portfolio of commercial properties including shopping centers, office buildings, hotels and resorts, multi-family residential and agricultural land. He attended UCLA and Stanford University and was Arizona’s Democratic candidate for the United States Senate in 1970. Sam is a well-known commercial real estate lecturer and has spoken in various cities around the world. He is a graduating member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, a member of the Chief Executive Organization, a retired member of the Board of Trustees of the United States Ski Team, and Founder of the Arizona Biltmore Children’s Charities. He is also a past council member of the Urban Land Institute and International Council of Shopping Centers.

Sam, who has had a life-long interest in health and nutrition, completed his book Win the Food Fight and released it nationally in 1989. The publication appeared on a number of best seller lists. In 1995, he also released an audio book entitled The 10 Commandments of Making It On Your Own.

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Chuck Carlise

Director

Chuck Carlise was appointed President of Grossman Company Properties in 1976 after having joined GCP in April of 1967 as Vice President of Operations. He was appointed Director in 1995. Prior to his employment at GCP, Chuck was Vice President and Senior Title Officer of Lawyers Title of Arizona, having advanced to that title at the youngest age ever in the history of the company.

Chuck, a graduate of Arizona State University, has been involved in various organizations including the Young Presidents’ Organization, International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute, Shopping Center Industry Political Action Committee, Land Title Association, and the Right-of-Way Association. He has been on the boards and committees of the Foundation for Senior Living, the Hidden Springs Community School, Xavier High School Board and the Diocese of Phoenix Financial Development Committee.


W. Matthew Crow

Chief Executive Officer

Matt Crow has served as Chief Executive Officer of Grossman Company Properties since joining the firm in 1991. Prior to his position with GCP, he was an investment banker in New York and one of the founders of Citicorp Investment Bank’s international real estate finance group.

Matt received his MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. He graduated with honors with a BA degree in History and a BBA degree in Management, also from UT-Austin. He is the past President of the Board of Directors of the Urban Land Institute – Arizona District Council, and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Heard Museum, as Vice Chairman of the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, and President of Biltmore Area Partners.  Matt is currently a member of World Presidents’ Organization.


John Grossman

President

John Grossman joined Grossman Company Properties in 2009 and was named President in 2016.  John is also President of Grossman Company Properties’ hospitality division, Classic Hotels & Resorts®, where he is involved in all aspects of development and design management, project conception, marketing and programming.

After graduating from the University of Colorado in 2001, John joined Work Force Housing Associates, a San Francisco based developer specializing in residential in-fill projects throughout the Bay Area.  In 2005, John attended the University of New South Wales and received his Masters in real estate development. While completing his studies, he began work with Greengate Property Group, a Sydney, Australia based developer specializing in Senior Accommodation. During his 4-year tenure with Greengate, John managed the development and design management of more than 450 independent and assisted living units.  John is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization and Urban Land Institute and maintains a strong passion for competitive sports having won the World Surf Kayaking Championship in 2003.


Richard Behr

Chief Operating Officer

Richard Behr has served as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Classic Hotels & Resorts, a Grossman affiliate, since 2007.  In 2016, Richard was named Chief Operating Officer of Grossman Company Properties, and he now serves concurrent roles.  Richard leads the operations and profitability of GCP and a growing collection of hotels, while achieving optimum operating standards and efficiencies. Richard brings over 25 years of experience and leadership working with prestigious hotel companies including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Destination Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, The Phoenician Resort, Arizona Biltmore and Royal Palms Resort & Spa.

Richard has been the recipient of numerous industry awards bestowed by Mobil, AAA, and Conde’ Nast and was appointed to the Governor’s Tourism Alliance. In addition, he has served on the boards of the Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association, Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Richard earned a degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University.


A. Ennis Dale

Senior Vice President 

Ennis Dale joined Grossman Company Properties in March 1995 as Senior Vice President. Ennis had previously served as Senior Vice President of one of the country’s largest title insurance companies and as President of its real estate development subsidiary. Prior to that, he was responsible for the successful financial restructuring of one of the Southwest’s largest real estate development and homebuilding companies and refinancing in excess of $500 million of debt.

Ennis received his LLM (Taxation) from New York University, a Juris Doctorate, with Distinction, from Indiana University, as well as a BBA and MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Michigan.


Stanley Gray

Senior Vice President – Development and Construction

Stanley Gray is a 40+ year veteran of Grossman Company Properties and in his current capacity he oversees all development, operations, and construction activities, including expansions, renovations, tenant improvements, budgeting, capital projects and environmental issues for the GCP and Classic Hotels & Resorts’ portfolios.

Throughout his tenure at Grossman, Stanley has directly supervised the multi-million dollar expansions of several regional shopping centers, office buildings, and hotels including the complete renovation and expansion of the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, Biltmore Fashion Park and Chris-Town Spectrum Mall.  In addition, he has played a major role in the due diligence and assessments of potential acquisitions. Stanley is a graduate of the American General Contractors Association for Project Management.


Anne McGoldrick

Senior Vice President, Management

Since 1980, Anne McGoldrick has been involved in a wide range of management duties within the Grossman organization. Currently, she oversees the management, marketing and leasing of the Arizona properties as well as coordinates the Arizona Grand Villas program and sales efforts.  Anne’s past positions with GCP include the coordination of corporate reporting requirements to our various partners and lenders, and she has held the position of General Manager of Biltmore Fashion Park, Town & Country, and Chris-Town Spectrum Mall.

Anne is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She has participated in the International Council of Shopping Centers education programs and has served as the ICSC State Operations Chair. Anne holds an Arizona Department of Real Estate Sales license and currently serves on the Board of the Arizona Retailers Association.


Larry Coltharp

Senior Vice President and CFO

Larry Coltharp joined Grossman Company Properties in 2005 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this capacity, Larry oversees all financial, treasury, tax and information technology functions. Larry brings over 30 years of experience to the company, having started his career in public accounting as an auditor with Touché Ross & Co. in New Orleans and Atlanta. He later held Director of Finance and Controller positions with several leading Fortune 500 and Fortune 500-equivalent international organizations in the Atlanta area.

Larry graduated with honors from the University of Louisiana Monroe with a Bachelor of Business Administration (majoring in Accounting). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, having passed the exam on his first sitting. Larry is also a member of the National Association of Real Estate Companies and Financial Executives International.


Melanie Bast

Vice President of Risk Management

Melanie started her career at Grossman Company Properties in 1990.  Having worked at a Chicago law firm prior to arriving in Phoenix, she began assisting in GCP’s Risk Management department and was promoted to Risk Manager in 1994. In 1999, she became Vice President of Risk Management and currently administers the multimillion dollar portfolios for both Grossman and Classic Hotels & Resorts.  Throughout her tenure at Grossman, Melanie has also served as Asset Manager for Belmont Shores Mobile Estates and overseen a variety of corporate projects.

Melanie is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a BA degree in Economics.  She also received her Certification in Risk Management from the University of Phoenix’s post graduate program.  She has been a member of the Arizona Chapter of the National Safety Council and served as an organizer of the Southwest Safety Congress.


Andrea Rusing

Vice President & Designated Broker

Andrea joined Grossman Company Properties in 1996 and was promoted to Sr. Property Manager overseeing more than 300,000 sq. ft. of commercial office space including the leasing, operations, budgeting, tenant improvements, capital projects and tenant relations for CBIZ Plaza, (formerly National Bank Plaza), and the Park at Chandler Business Center.  During her tenure, following a complete renovation, CBIZ Plaza was named BOMA’s Building of the Year. In addition, Andrea has been a member of BOMA and chaired one of their Habitat for Humanity housing projects.

In 2009, she was promoted to Vice President and Designated Broker for GCP responsible for overseeing the leasing and sales activity for the GCP properties in the Valley.

Andrea is a graduate of Arizona State University, holds an Arizona Department of Real Estate Broker’s license and is a member of the Arizona Association of Realtors.


Jake Gray

Vice President of Acquisitions and Development

Jake Gray joined GCP in 2011 and currently holds the position of Vice President of Acquisitions and Development with Grossman Company Properties and Classic Hotels & Resorts. In this role, Jake participates in the acquisition, financing, strategy, development and operations of various new and existing assets in the portfolio.

Jake is an active contributor to Arizona organizations that enhance our community and business environment. He is currently serving as Chair of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Partnership Forum Program and Vice Chair of ULI’s Young Leaders Group. Jake is also active with Valley Big Brothers Big Sisters and is currently serving as a “big brother”.

Jake holds a BS in Construction Management, minor in Business from Northern Arizona University and a Professional Certificate of Real Estate Development from Arizona State Universities Masters in Real Estate Development Program.


Jim Grossman

President – Grossman Family Foundation

Jim was the founder and developer of Hidden Springs, Idaho, a 1,700-acre, 848-home, national award winning and environmentally sensitive master planned community in northwest Boise. He also originated Boise’s first non-parochial independent K-12 school now known as Riverstone International School.

Jim graduated cum laude with a BA degree in Political Science from Colorado College, where he was also a two year college All American Skier.  Jim was chairman of and organized the World Special Olympics Winter Games in Idaho in 2009.

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