Management Team

Brent Hickey – Brent grew up in and still resides in Chandler, Arizona, a rural suburb of Phoenix. At an early age he learned all aspects of construction by working for his father’s construction company, Central Construction. Before graduating high school, he had worked on a crew hanging and taping drywall, pulled electrical wire, worked on a roofing crew for both residential and commercial buildings, as well as operated heavy equipment on construction sites.

During his freshman and sophomore years, Brent attended Point Loma Nazarene College in San Diego, California during which he received an academic scholarship and was named the outstanding business student of his class both years. Brent graduated from Arizona State University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance with an emphasis on real estate. He was awarded the American Southwest Financial Services Award for Academic Achievement in Real Estate Finance. While attending ASU, Brent received his real estate sales person license for the State of Arizona, and later his real estate broker’s license.

From 1989 through 1991, Brent managed and sold real estate assets for Meracor Development, MeraBank Texas, and AMRESCO, a subsidiary of Nations Bank. Brent was responsible for residential land for development and multifamily apartment projects in Arizona, Dallas, Houston and Austin, Texas, Oklahoma, Southern Colorado, and Las Vegas, Nevada. The total portfolio value based on the disposition values was in excess of $85,000,000.

In 1992 Brent was influential in the formation of Phoenix Holdings, a residential land development company that acquired, entitled, and/or developed finished lots for homebuilders. Brent acted in the capacity of President and Chief Operating Officer and in those capacities was responsible for daily operations, project acquisition, securing entitlements, structuring of entities, project financing (acquisition and improvements), infrastructure construction, and eventual project disposition.

At Phoenix Holdings, Brent was instrumental in the creation and implementation of Portfolio Debt investment structures that allowed foreign investors to invest in Arizona real estate without paying income tax. Brent has structured acquisitions and investments for investors residing in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Liechtenstein, Liberia, Mexico, and Panama.

Brent has not only master planned and zoned land for the State of Arizona; Brent has also acted on a mediation panel to resolve disputes between the City of Phoenix and the Arizona State Land Department.

In all, Brent has entitled and/or developed communities or subdivisions comprising over 15,800 acres and over 41,000 residential units and supporting commercial uses.



Gary Lane - Gary grew up in London, England and was interested in design, architecture and real estate at an early age. After graduating high school Gary worked for Healey and Baker in their planning and development department working on such projects as “the docklands.”

During his time at Arizona State University, Gary worked with the Town of Gilbert, City of Phoenix, the City of Avondale, Gruen Associates, and Design Workshop. Gary graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Planning and Urban Design with an emphasis on development.

From 1992 until 1998 Gary worked in the municipal planning departments of the City’s of Avondale and Goodyear. Gary’s position as Senior Planner/Planning Manager allowed him to be in direct contact with many different development companies who wanted to zone, plat or build in the cities. Gary managed many different entitlement cases resulting in many thousands of lots, and commercial/industrial acres being built. During this time Gary received his national planning certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He still holds this today.

In 1998 Gary joined Recorp Inc., a residential land development company that acquired, entitled, and/or developed finished lots for homebuilders. Gary acted in the capacity as Senior Project Manager and later Vice-President, and in those capacities was responsible for land acquisition, securing entitlements and municipal reimbursements, daily operations, infrastructure construction and eventual project disposition.

At Recorp Inc, Gary was instrumental in the creation of 5 large master plan communities of over 3000 acres each. Financed primarily by the President and CEO of the company, Gary designed and implemented cutting edge land use designs that embraced the “green community concept” before its time. Gary designed entitled and engineered property in Phoenix, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, Goodyear AZ, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Fort Worth, Texas, Denton, Texas and Terrell, Texas.

As well as acquiring, planning and zoning property Gary has been invited by the Urban Land Institute and the University of California Los Angeles to speak on many issues dealing with municipalities and receiving reimbursements for development.

In all Gary has entitled and/or developed communities comprising of over 25,000 acres and or over 75,000 residential units and supporting commercial uses.