Mike Cowley oversees the extensive Cowley Companies real estate based portfolio. Mike’s current passion is repurposing historic warehouses in downtown Phoenix to unique office space. Mike graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Organizational Psychology. Mike is a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership serving as Co-Chair for the Economy Task Force Committee, in addition to serving on the Maricopa Health Foundation Board, commissioner on the Maricopa County Planning & Zoning Committee and Chairman of the Board for the Maricopa County Special Health Care District.
Greg Fletcher is responsible for the accounting operations, financial reporting, estate planning and treasury functions of the business. He enjoys the innovative and collaborative approach that the company uses to build community alliances and grow the company’s presence where it chooses to invest. Greg graduated with honors from Arizona State University with a degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. Before coming to Cowley Companies, Greg worked for many years in the lending and public accounting industries where he was a Vice President at FINOVA Capital Corporation after having first worked as a tax professional at Deloitte & Touche, LLP.
Rory Blakemore is responsible for Cowley Companies real estate holdings including all new acquisitions, managing the land portfolio and processing all entitlements. Rory graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Political Science. Prior to Cowley Companies, Rory was the lead staffer for Councilman Tom Simplot where he learned the ins and outs of city government.
Rob Schmitz oversees all aspects of the building portfolio including leasing, broker management, building maintenance, building improvements and tenant retention. Prior to joining the team, Rob worked as the Director of Education and Community Outreach for the Arizona Multihousing Association. In this role, he earned national recognition for his work to create educational opportunities in this sector.
Lee Allen is responsible for new construction and remodel projects for Cowley Companies. Lee graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Business Management. Prior to working for Cowley Companies, Lee was the managing partner for Starr Ridge: a specialty food company.
Tyler works alongside Rob Schmitz in handling broker relations, tenant relations/issues, maintenance and repairs on all properties, and working to lease all available properties. Tyler Graduated from the W.P. Carey School of Business with a B.S. degree of Finance from ASU. Previous work experience includes three years in in AP/AR/Collections with RM Interiors and Design, Inc., a national home design and flooring company.
Shannon Dunn has been with Cowley Companies for almost 14 years as Mike Cowley’s Executive Assistant and Office Manager. Shannon honed her skills managing people, schedules and sponsors as Hospitality Manager at Phoenix International Raceway for the first half of her career. A graduate of ASU, she still lives in Tempe and enjoys spending weekends running the trails at South Mountain.
Imee has been with Cowley Companies since 2007 and is an integral part of our accounting department, specializing in property management and managed capital accounting. She handles the financial reporting, treasury and tax prep for all managed capital and our internal property management company. Imee graduated from Polytechnic University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. Before immigrating to the U.S., she was an Assistant Comptroller for 7 years and Cost Accountant for 10 years.
Lynn Saxen works closely with Greg Fletcher overseeing all tax and accounting functions for the business. Lynn graduated from ASU with a degree in Accounting and a master’s degree in Taxation. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to Cowley Companies, Lynn managed the tax department of a large REIT and worked in PetSmart’s corporate tax department. Originally from CA, she now calls AZ home, loves all things cats and is a talented aerial circus performer.
Billie Jo is the newest member of the Cowley Team and is responsible for the daily accounting functions at Cowley Companies. Billie Jo graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. degree in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. Prior to Cowley Companies, Billie Jo worked in accounting in several different industries including retail, truck leasing and the food industry.
Monson assists Rory and Mike with all things real estate including negotiating contracts, coordinating closing transactions, securing ag leases and juggling the management of outside consultants. Monson graduated from BYU with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Business Management.