Brian Kearney

First Vice President - Development

Brian Kearney joined Catellus Development Corporation in February 2015 to launch the company’s efforts on Arizona State University’s Athletic Facilities District, now known as the Novus Innovation Corridor. Catellus was selected by ASU in late 2014 as master developer for this unique 350-acre community that is strategically integrated with ASU’s Tempe Campus. Through a public-private partnership with the nation’s “Most Innovative University”, Catellus will oversee more than eight million square feet of sustainable private development, including mid- and high-rise offices; urban housing; hotels; and retail, restaurant and entertainment spaces, all interwoven with new and renovated best-in-class collegiate athletic venues.

Brian began his career in 1987 with the City of Phoenix, where his responsibilities included serving as project manager for the development of America West Arena (now Talking Stick Resort Arena), leading business attraction activities and heading the City’s downtown redevelopment program. In 1998, Brian became President and CEO of the Downtown Phoenix Partnership, where he led a public-private partnership charged with managing, marketing and facilitating the revitalization of Downtown Phoenix. In late 2007, Brian moved to the multifamily development sector, serving initially as Chief Operating Officer and later President of Gray Development, a leading developer that was named Arizona’s #1 multifamily developer 10 times.

Brian has also been active in numerous community and professional organizations over the years, including the boards of directors of the Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix Theater, Arizona Science Center, Downtown Phoenix YMCA, Lamda Alpha and the Arizona Multihousing Association, among others. He lives in Phoenix with his wife, Karin, and has three grown sons and two grandchildren. Brian earned a Political Science degree from Colorado State University and a Master of Public Administration from Texas A&M University.

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