Rancho Sahuarita Hires Senior Vice President

Photo by David Sanders. (520) 419-6850.SAHUARITA, Ariz. – July 29, 2014 – Local master planned community developer Rancho Sahuarita has hired real estate industry veteran Mike Brilz as the company’s senior vice president.

Brilz will be responsible for the implementation of the Rancho Sahuarita Community Facilities District, and strategic planning for the Rancho Sahuarita Management Company, the Sahuarita Water Company and the Rancho Sahuarita Home Owners Association. He will also be involved with Rancho Sahuarita’s builder and commercial sales, entitlements and new business development.

Brilz has more than 25 years of experience in land development in Arizona, including numerous projects in the Tucson area. Most recently, he was the Arizona division vice president of land for national homebuilder Pulte-Del Webb for thirteen years, where his team bought and/or sold more than 50 projects.

Brilz also has extensive experience developing communities like Rancho Sahuarita. He was a member of the startup and operation teams for the Phoenix master planned communities Vistancia by Sunbelt Holdings, Anthem by Del Webb and Sun City Festival Ranch.

Brilz holds a bachelor of science in engineering from Arizona State University. His experience also includes fourteen years of civil and environmental engineering consulting. Brilz is a licensed Professional Engineer and holds qualifying party status for a Class A – General Engineering Contractor license.

“I’ve been working on projects in Southern Arizona for the past 25 years, so I feel right at home in Tucson. My family is also very excited about starting this new adventure,” says Brilz. He continued, “My passion has always been for large scale master planned communities, and Rancho Sahuarita is one of the best examples of a quality master plan in the country. I am looking forward to working with the Rancho Sahuarita team. They are incredibly talented and have accomplished so much in such a short time.” 

Rancho Sahuarita founder Bob Sharpe believes the timing is right for Brilz to help position Rancho Sahuarita to take advantage of future development opportunities and better serve its builder partners. “I have known Mike for years and his knowledge and experience will add great value to our community as we launch the next phase of Rancho Sahuarita in 2014,” says Sharpe. “He brings so much to the table in every aspect of our business, and he is a great guy, too.”