Lorenzo Perez is co-founder and directing principal of Venue Projects, an inspired redevelopment practice based in Phoenix, Arizona. Advocates for LOCAL community, culture and commerce, Venue crafts one of a kind environments and experiences throughout the Metro Phoenix market. A native Phoenician, Lorenzo holds a Bachelors Degree in Architecture from Arizona State University, an active Arizona real estate license, and has been working in the Valley real estate development industry over 24 years. A long time member of the Urban Land Institute and sincere believer in context sensitive development, Lorenzo is often invited to share his perspective on Venue’s artistic approach to developing human-scale projects. Notable projects include The Newton (Formerly The Beefeater); The Orchard, The Windsor, The Alhambra (Mesa, AZ) and Arrive Hotel.