Category Archives: In the Community

NAI Horizon's Jeff Adams shovels dirt at the 2017 Valley Partnership Community Project.

NAI Horizon's Jeff Adams shovels dirt at the 2017 Valley Partnership Community Project.

NAI Horizon sows the seeds of community service by volunteering at 2017 Valley Partnership Community Project

For its 30th community project, development industry group Valley Partnership chose to build an urban garden at The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Downtown Phoenix.

NAI Horizon volunteers sowed the seeds of community service on a cool, overcast Saturday morning. Leading the team was Principal and CEO Terry Martin-Denning, who had the important job of working the registration table as more than 300 volunteers took part.

NAI Horizon’s Sarah Stecko (right) helps make scarecrows.

Also volunteering their time were NAI Horizon office professionals Jeff Adams, Logan Crum, Michael Gaida, Laurel Lewis and Sarah Stecko.

More than 100 corporate sponsors helped raise $200,000 toward the community project. Work included building raised planter beds, laying pavers, building a chicken run, building an outdoor classroom and a meditation area, and planting fruit-bearing trees.

One of Valley Partnership’s cornerstones is community service. Each year, it selects a non-profit organization that can benefit from the skills, efforts and supplies provided by its partners to renovate and enhance facilities for children and those in need. Valley Partnership has now contributed more than $4.5 million to the community through these projects.

In July, Valley Partnership announced at a surprise party that St. Vincent de Paul was the 2017 recipient.

NAI Horizon’s Laurel Lewis (left) puts some muscle into sanding a picnic table.


Laurel Lewis

NAI Horizon’s Laurel Lewis: In work and life, climbing every mountain

Laurel Lewis, a Senior Vice President in the Officer Properties Group at NAI Horizon, works hard, plays hard, and gives back to the community.

She was featured recently in the October issue of So Scottsdale Magazine in its Pulse/BEAT  section.

The headline is indicative of the way Laurel approaches work and life: she truly climbs every mountain.

NAI Horizon, Planet Fitness put their best foot forward for Travis Manion Foundation at 9/11 Heroes Run at Tempe Beach Park

NAI Horizon was proud to be a sponsor for the 9/11 Heroes Run to benefit the Travis Manion Foundation.

Planet Fitness hosted the event as more than 850 runners turned out Saturday, Sept. 2, at Tempe Beach Park.

In the above photo (left to right) are Heather Kelly, Travis Manion Foundation; Jessica Rice, Planet Fitness; Lt. Colonel Kevin Kelly, Planet Fitness; and Shelby Tworek and Gabe Ortega, NAI Horizon.

Shelby, a Senior Vice President in Retail at NAI Horizon, competed in the 1-mile run with his family. Gabe, also a Senior Vice President in Retail at NAI Horizon, competed in the 5K run.

All proceeds raised will go to the foundation, named after Travis Manion, a member of the U.S. Marine Corps who was killed in the line of duty in Iraq.

His words before leaving for his final deployment to Iraq: “If Not Me, Then Who…”

To learn more about the Travis Manion Foundation visit