PHOENIX, Arizona – Lincoln Property Company (LPC) has hired industry veteran Afton Trail as Director of Property Management for the Desert West region. In her new role, Trail directs LPC’s Desert West portfolio of almost 10 million square feet of landmark office, industrial and retail space. She is also charged with identifying and pursuing opportunities to grow the LPC property management brand in the Desert West region states of Arizona, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico.
“Our Desert West property management portfolio is very diverse. It requires someone with equally strong industry knowledge to support our tenants and customers with the high-quality solutions they expect from Lincoln,” said Lincoln Property Company Executive Vice President David Krumwiede. “Afton has stepped into this role very successfully. We welcome her to the team and look forward to all she will do to continue our mission of excellence and help grow our property management footprint in the Desert West markets.”
Trail’s career spans almost 40 years in commercial real estate, including past roles in property management, asset management, leasing, acquisitions, dispositions and talent management.
At LPC, she directs a team of more than 18 property management experts who provide service for a host of landmark projects. Among these are The Grand at Papago Park Center, 3131/3133 Camelback, Promenade Corporate Center, Luhrs City Center, Paradise Village Office Park and the ADOA and ADEQ buildings in downtown Phoenix, as well as 5 million square feet of industrial product.
This team is also part of the national LPC property management group, which at more than 403 million square feet represents one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate property management portfolios.
“I’m thrilled to join such a prestigious team and to represent such notable projects,” said Trail. “The fact that our portfolio is made up of not only Lincoln-owned assets but also a significant book of third-party management assignments gives us a lot of opportunity to solve complex business needs and drive new business as we continue to uphold Lincoln’s focus on quality and customer service.”
Prior to joining LPC Trail held executive leadership positions with CBRE and Cushman and Wakefield, where she provided oversight to property management teams across multiple markets and directed client care and development programs across all lines of business.
She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Arizona State University and holds a CPM designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). She is a current member and past board member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and a member of NAIOP, Arizona Commercial Real Estate Women (AZCREW) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
About Lincoln Property Company
Lincoln Property Company (LPC) is an international full service real estate firm offering real estate investment, development, design/construction management, leasing and property management/ receivership/asset management services. LPC has approximately 8,000 employees with an international footprint that includes offices in 45 cities across the U.S. and six cities in Europe and South America. Since 1965, LPC has developed more than 128 million square feet of office, industrial and retail projects known for their design, quality and superior locations. It currently has more than 403 million square feet of commercial space under leasing and/or management. Lincoln is also one of the nation’s largest apartment developers, having developed more than 209,000 multifamily units and currently managing more than 165,000 multifamily units.
LPC’s Desert West Region, which includes Arizona, Nevada, Utah and New Mexico, is based in Phoenix and has been operating since 2001. In that time, the regional office has developed almost 6 million square feet, acquired more than 10 million square feet and manages approximately 10 million square feet of commercial space, including major, award-winning and LEED Certified developments and investments. In 2019, the company reached new benchmarks, completing two of the highest-priced metro Phoenix office and industrial transactions with the sale of the Waypoint office campus and the sale of Lincoln Logistics 40 to Nike, as well as launching the Union office campus in Mesa, new buildings at The Grand at Papago Park Center in Tempe and the Park303 industrial/e-commerce park in Glendale. It is consistently ranked among Phoenix’s top commercial real estate firms for both development and property management, including its latest recognition as the NAIOP Arizona 2018 Owner/Developer of the Year and recent designation as an Arizona Republic Top Companies to Work for in Arizona. To learn more about Lincoln Property Company, please visit www.lpc.com or www.lpcphx.com.