Westland Properties Group

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Debt Structure Analyst / Land Research Internship Program

The Westland Properties Group has a tradition of training interns through their relationship with Arizona State University. Analysis of debt structure is crucial in keeping the sales force up to date with the most current debt information in the Greater Phoenix marketplace. Data on platted & engineered lots, developed lots and infill projects are streamed from in-house and proprietary data sources and are evaluated by our analysts to locate opportunities that are congruent with the needs of our select clients. Our GIS interns provide us with an opportunity to keep on the cutting edge of digital mapping technology, as well as provide practical real world work experience for GIS students.

Spring / Summer 2015

Erica Carr | GIS Intern | Erica is a recent graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, GIS certification, and Anthropology minor. She creates Valley Metro light rail and freeway extension visualizations for brokers and staff to identify areas of future growth, and maintains parcel development ownership via GIS and Maricopa County databases. Erica enjoys traveling to new regions and exploring historical sites.


Summer / Fall 2012

Zhe Yang | GIS Intern | Zhe researches residential land and lot sales in Maricopa and Pinal Counties using various industry data sources to create, revise and maintain proprietary databases and creates marketing maps for brokers and staff. Zhe received a MAS-GIS Degree in Urban Planning from Arizona State University in 2012, and a B.E. Degree in Geographic Information System Engineering from China University of Geosciences in 2011.


Spring 2012

Rick Morris | GIS Intern | Rick focuses on land research and GIS system development using data from multiple sources. Rick earned his Bachelor’s Degree in geography from School of Geography and Regional Development at the University of Arizona in 2010, and received an M.S degree in GIS from the U of A in 2011.


Fall 2011

Matt Evenson | GIS Intern | Matt researches residential lots to maintain and update a comprehensive series of ownership geodatabases using GIS. Matt is an upcoming graduate at Arizona State University majoring in Sociology and Geographical Information Systems including the GIS certificate.


Summer 2011

Sean Gormley | Sean researches agricultural land, raw land, platted & engineered lots and single-family residential lots in both Maricopa and Pinal Counties and maintains a database of these land listings. Sean is an upcoming sophomore at Arizona State University majoring in Finance.

Shaun Perfect | GIS Intern | Shaun researches residential lots to maintain a comprehensive series of ownership geodatabases for developed lots in Maricopa and Pinal Counties. Shaun is a recent graduate at Arizona State University with a major in Geography (Urban Studies), minor in Urban Planning, and certification in GIS and has future plans to obtain an Urban and Environmental Planning Masters Degree.


Fall 2010

Lindsey Johnson | Lindsey researches raw land, platted and engineered lots and finished lots in the Greater Phoenix marketplace. Lindsey maintains an up to date comprehensive database of all current land projects. Lindsay tracks foreclosure information and trustee sales for all major bank owned land holdings in the Maricopa and Pinal County markets. Lindsey also assists in analyzing debt research and has developed new analytic tools for the Westland Properties Group brokers. Lindsey is currently a senior at Arizona State University majoring in Accounting.


Summer 2010

Aaron Baker | Aaron maintains a comprehensive database of foreclosed residential properties in the Maricopa County marketplace. Aaron is a sophomore at Arizona State University majoring in Economics and Mathematics.

Mel Begley | Mel researches a comprehensive database of single family residential lots and agricultural land within the Pinal County marketplace. Mel is a Sophomore at Harvard University, where he is majoring in Philosophy and Economics.

Dan Tram | Dan researches the debt structure of raw land, platted & engineered lots and finished lots for the Pinal County marketplace. Dan creates executive summaries for the brokers and he assisted in developing a model to calculate the net present value of investor-owned projects. Dan is Junior at Barrett, which is The Honors College at Arizona State University, with a dual concentration in Finance and Economics.


Fall 2009 / Winter 2010

Jeni Chen | Jeni researches raw land, platted & engineered and finished lots in the Greater Phoenix Marketplace. Jeni is also responsible for updating and tracking our foreclosed lots and land database. Jeni updates existing ownership databases to obtain the most up-to date information on current projects. Jeni is a sophomore at Arizona State University and is majoring in Finance with a minor in International Business.


Summer 2009

Brittany Justus | Brittany assists in debt research by analyzing different in-house and proprietary databases to help establish the most up-to date information on the current SFR-project marketplace. Brittany has just finished her junior year at Arizona State University and is majoring in Engineering with an emphasis in Business.

John Kim Nguyen | John assists in land ownership and financing research. He brings his knowledge of mathematics and programming to analyze comparable, inventory and financing information to produce useful, efficient info graphics for consumption by the clientele of the Westland Properties Group. John is an upcoming sophomore at Arizona State University, with a dual concentration in Mathematics and Economics.

Megan Behrens | Megan researches debt structure of raw land, platted and engineered and finished lot projects in the Greater Phoenix marketplace. Megan also works with the other analysts in creating executive summaries for the brokers. Megan finished her second year at Boston University and is majoring in Finance with a minor in Economics.