Chuck was born and raised in Arizona. Following 11 years in the oil business, he joined Grubb & Ellis Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Company in 1986. He and partner, Marty De Rito, specialized in retail and hospitality property sales and leasing. In May of 1992, Chuck was hired by Grossman Company Properties as Senior Vice President and Director of Leasing in charge of the purchase, sale and leasing of company-owned retail and office properties. Chuck was responsible for the renaissance of the 575,000 square foot Biltmore Fashion Park and the development of The Park at Chandler, a 280,000 square foot mixed-use power center/office complex. In 2003, Chuck and Marty reunited to develop the 100-acre Chandler Auto Park, the Mesa Riverview 250-acre mixed-use project that included a 1.3 million square foot shopping center and 40-acre auto mall. In early 2008, they purchased the 1.1 million square foot Scottsdale Pavilions regional power center (renamed The Pavilions at Talking Stick) to develop and reposition it as a retail/entertainment hub. Chuck has 29 years of commercial real estate experience, specializing in the sale, leasing and development of retail properties.
2003 - Joined De Rito Partners Development, Inc., Arizona’s leading retail property development company, as President. Responsible for overseeing all functions of the development company including all subsidiaries and partnerships.
1992 to 2003 – Senior Vice President/Director of Leasing/Designated Broker, Grossman Company Properties. Responsible for all issues related to company-owned regional malls, power centers, lifestyle and neighboring shopping centers and office properties, leasing, tenant relations, overseeing property management and construction and serving as liaison to the accounting department as well as financial partners.
1986 to 1992 – Retail Properties Specialist, Grubb & Ellis. Joined the company’s retail properties division specializing in the sale and leasing of retail projects, the sale of hotel facilities and related land parcels.
Member International Council of Shopping Centers
Member of Urban Land Institute
Member of Valley Partnership
Married with 4 children and 3 grandchildren