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SimonCRE adds Joe Acker as General Counsel

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (April 15, 2015) – Commercial real estate developer SimonCRE announces the addition of Joe Acker as General Counsel to its thriving team.

Joe Acker has built a reputation as an experienced and knowledgeable commercial real estate and corporate transactional attorney. He brings a myriad of skills to SimonCRE including a broad knowledge of real estate law and a tenacious yet affable negotiation style that is appreciated by all parties in a transaction.  Joe has been involved in over two billion dollars worth of real estate transactions over his career.

“I have worked closely with Joe Acker for almost ten years and I’ve come to appreciate that the most important side of our business, besides the dealmakers, is having a dedicated legal expert on your team,” says Joshua Simon, president and founder of SimonCRE. “His experience, business acumen and professionalism prove him to be an extremely significant addition to the team.” 

Prior to joining SimonCRE as in house general counsel, Acker founded his own firm, Acker Law Group. His previous roles include serving as lead counsel for a national shopping center development firm. He also practiced commercial real estate law with Arizona based law firms including Lewis and Roca and Nagle Law Group.  

Acker’s role will be performing all facets of commercial real estate law, including review and negotiation of purchase agreements and leases, due diligence for development projects and coordination of pre and post closing issues. He is also experienced in corporate transactions, including the purchase and sale of businesses, facilitation of corporate contracts and the formation of corporations and limited liability companies.

SimonCRE currently has fifty development projects in the pipeline valued at $100 Million, creating thousands of jobs around the country.  The total transaction value will surpass $140 Million in 2015. The company has grown from three employees to fourteen in just the last year. Acker will be instrumental in the legal due diligence of our continued projects and successes.

Joe Acker can be reached at 480.612.0380 and


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