By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter
A day for Sharon Harper starts off with spending time with her husband Oliver and talking to their children on the East Coast. It ends talking to the “West Coast Harper Children”.
In between, Sharon Harper’s day shows why she is one of the most impactful and important real estate developers, business leaders and economic development drivers in Arizona.
Harper is president, CEO and co-founder of Plaza Companies. The real estate firm partnered in the development of the ASU SkySong development in Scottsdale and is redeveloping Park Central Mall in Phoenix. Plaza Cos partners with Holualoa Companies on both those projects.
Harper chronicled a day for us and it shows her spending significant time on the Park Central redevelopment as well as her leadership and activity in the community.
5:30 a.m.: Nespresso Latte, read the Arizona Republic, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post and visit with Ollie- best part of the day:
6:45 a.m.: Calls with East Coast Harper children
7:00 a.m.: Phone calls with Plaza Brokers and Partners on Development and Leasing activities for medical and office.
8:00 a.m.: Chair the External Relations Committee Meeting for Greater Phoenix Leadership (GPL).
9:30 a.m.: Meet with GPL Chairman to strategize upcoming political impact issues and ways in which GPL can further influence regional prosperity, education and job opportunities, and community well-being.
11:00 a.m.: Review final documents for the Public/Private $38 million, 2,001-space parking structure and complicated Bond Sale.
11:45 a.m: Confirm status of office space for a short term public use.
12:00 p.m.: Phone call with Plaza Companies CFO on various project status reports, updates on medical office development, a new property management contract and two newly hired team members to the company.
12:30 p.m.: Phone call to get update for the Creighton University Health Sciences Campus groundbreaking 2 weeks out.
1:15 p.m.: Board Flight for Los Angeles to attend the Board of Trustees McCain Institute for International Leadership in partnership with ASU meetings.
3:30 p.m.: Strategy call with Plaza VP for Design and Construction regarding various projects.
4:30 p.m.: Check in to the Hotel Bel Air.
5:00 p.m.: Meet up for a cocktail with leadership/friends at hotel bar.
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.: Lovely hosted private dinner at the gorgeous home of Robert Day .
9:30 p.m.: Drive back to Hotel Bel Air.
10:00 p.m.: Calls with the West Coast Harper children, emails, and catch up on national news.