An Arizonan since birth, Scott (named after Scottsdale!) holds a fine arts degree from Arizona State University and lifetime of study and interest in art and architecture. He entered the real estate business in 1987. Scott holds EcoBroker®/Ecosociate® certification.
Together with his wife Debbie, they have specialized in what they describe as Architecturally Unique Homes™ since 1990. They share a passion for art, architecture and fine design that they love to share with others. Visit azarchitecture.com for continued updates on available properties, new construction, interviews, events, design resources and much more.
AWARDS: Over 30 career awards and recognitions for sales, marketing and civic endeavors:
Ranking Arizona #1 Real Estate: Team – 2018-19 and Top 10 Real Estate: Companies – 2018-19, Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Wright Spirit Award 2014, ADDY Award, Phoenix Advertising Club – advertising – Executive Club, Sales Award, Top Ten Percent – Finalist, President’s Roundtable, Phoenix Association of REALTORS® – Sales Award – One Hundred Percent Club Sales Award – President’s Roundtable, Phoenix Association of REALTORS® – Top Sales Team – Finalist, Inc. Magazine & Center for Design Excellence – Marketing – Visionary Award for Creative Advertising North America – Best Ad, Homes and Land magazine – advertising – “Who’s Who in Residential Real Estate” North America 1995 – Presidents Roundtable Award, Phoenix Association of REALTORS® Executive Club Top Sales Team Award – Personal Real Estate Investor – Creative Award – New Times Best of Phoenix – AIGA PRISMA Award for Website and Marketing Materials
Debbie offers a design and fashion background, having attended Miami of Ohio University and the Toby Coburn School of Design in New York City. Debbie has been a full-time REALTOR® since 1984. She is the Designated Broker for azarchitecture/Jarson & Jarson Real Estate.
Together with her husband Scott, they have specialized in what they describe as Architecturally Unique Homes™ since 1990. They share a passion for art, architecture and fine design that they love to share with others. Visit azarchitecture.com for continued updates on available properties, new construction, interviews, events, design resources and much more.
In loving memory…
It is with a sad and heavy heart that we announce that our beloved Managing Broker, associate, mentor, colleague and dear friend, Don Hammer, passed away recently this year.
Debbie and I have known both Don and his wife Jane for well over thirty years. To say that Don was a true Gentlemen is spot on but is not enough. He was a man of beautiful demeanor, brilliant and inquisitive with a sharp mind. Professional, strong and steady in business, he was always calm and fair, holding all the attributes of a Renaissance Man. But we will always remember him for his kind, patient, gentle and humanist approach to life.
When we had the opportunity to include Don in our company family, we were overjoyed at the possibility to have his expertise and wisdom available for all of us, and selfishly, Debbie and I were just so pleased that we could spend more time with him. We will always remain grateful for his contributions that were many indeed. We will retain his posting here for a time in loving memory of a special person.
MORE ABOUT DON: Don began his career as a multi-family income property agent. Early on he was called upon to establish and operate a California brokerage at the request of Freddie Mac. Don successfully marketed Arizona REO properties for Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and 10 other institutions. With over 3,200 Arizona residential transactions, Don offers the kind of experience that only comes from a long-term Real Estate career!
Don’s accomplishments include experience as a multi-year Office Manager at the highly coveted Realty Executives Paradise Valley office, where he oversaw over 125 productive agents. Don is a long-term member of Luxury Home Tour (LHT) and was a multi-year chairman of the Premier Marketing Group – a select, ‘invitation only’ group of 100 high-production/high-character agents.
With decades of experience in new home sales, development and construction of “celebrity grade” luxury homes, Don has additional experience in renovation, rehabilitation and new construction. Previously, Don was also a licensed Arizona Appraiser.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Don has been a Phoenix resident since 1968. He is a Vietnam veteran and was part of the US Army Signal Corp Research & Development Center. He is survived by his wife Jane, a retired Realtor, and his two dogs, a 5 year old Yorkie named Mikey and a 20 year old Poodle named Molly. Don enjoyed spending time with his two grandchildren Bailey, 16, and Cooper, 14. In additional to his real estate pursuits, Don enjoyed a wide variety of entrepreneurial adventures and harbored a strong affinity for all things mechanical, electronic and scientific.
Don was a Managing Broker at azarchitecture Jarson & Jarson where his Real Estate acumen, sales, and dynamic personal skills were the perfect fit to our unique team concept.
April 26th, 2013
Arizona has been Tracey’s home since she was a teen. She has spent her entire career in sales, both in Real Estate and Advertising. Over the years, Tracey and her husband have enjoyed the process of remodeling several condominiums and homes. Tracey has a keen design sense and her passion for superb service has made her consistently appreciated by her clients. She works in all areas of real estate but is especially knowledgeable about the Arcadia, Paradise Valley and Urban Home Markets.
Most recently she’s had the opportunity to restore and expand an original Arcadia Adobe home that was built in the 1930’s. A great communicator, Tracey is patient, creative and highly professional.
January 17th, 2017
Kathy has been licensed since 2004 and active in the real estate business since 2006. She takes pride in delivering a high-level of customer service to her clients and is also an active user of ZIllow Premier Agent which brings her professionalism to an even broader audience. Dedication to service is more than just lip service with Kathy: she is committed to answering phone calls and promptly responding to all text messages and emails! Tech-savvy, she often shares images and videos to help her out-of-state clients. Kathy holds REALTOR®, ePro, CHMS, RSPS, CPRES, SRES, and PPS designations. Kathy was also chosen by the Task Force at SAAR to become a SAFE (Senior) Ambassador, a designation she is very proud of.
You’ll find her always on the move: holding open houses, or busy working on marketing for her listings while interacting with sellers, buyers, and renters. “I really enjoy analyzing pricing, and coming up with strategies to target the right buyer for each house”, and finding just the right home for buyers? “The best part of the job!”
Alison graduated from the University of Arizona, earned a master’s degree from Northern Arizona University and moved to the Phoenix area in 1995. In architecture school she embraced form and function and fell in love with the idea of design and it’s ability to enhance one’s life. From cool contemporaries to charming historic homes, Alison is able to see and bring to life the unique story behind each property. Alison is passionate about sustainable living. She actively serves as a GREEN designated REALTOR® and supports the US Green Building Council in its efforts to bring more high-performance home education to the real estate industry and consumers. She is a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and the Paradise Valley Luxury Home Tour.
Business person first, REALTOR® second, Alison is “serious as the day is long” in her approach to her clients’ success. Beginning her career as an award-winning political science teacher, she transitioned to the pharmaceutical industry and rose through the ranks to an executive leading mergers, acquisitions, organizational development and labor negotiations. In that fast-paced, high-octane world, she developed the ability to quickly assess needs and find effective solutions and strategies. With this fine-tuned skill set, she has taken the real estate industry by storm. Alison believes that architecture can transform peoples’ lives and her number one goal is to develop that WIN for her clients.
Alison shares her own home with her husband and daughter, two rescue puppies, two rescue tortoises, and her chickens. Urban farm-life is her sanctuary, along with many other adventures, including traveling and discovering new places and people all over the world.
Kristen Ashhurst is an East Coast native with a strong connection to the arts. She has lived all over the world and traveled even more extensively but has found a love for the quality of life and “dreams made possible” in the Valley of the Sun. She has a long, extensive career in the hospitality industry as well as in sales. These experiences have helped to shape her connection to clients and willingness to go the extra mile for those she encounters.
When Kristen first started in real estate, she knew she wanted to grow and learn as quickly as she could in this new industry. Shortly thereafter, she saw Alison Hamlet speaking at a forum and decided instantly that this was the person she could learn best from and assertively asked for help and the opportunity to work together. For the past few years, the two have built many joint client successes as a result.
Kristen also has a unique and highly creative spirit with a heart for animals and an ear for music. She is trained as an Opera singer at the New England Conservatory and the University of CA, Irvine and performed in many venues. Although her team is still awaiting her to burst into song during a signing, they see her “creativity of thought” in action daily. She is a nature lover, truly outdoorsy and an adventurer at the end of the day, pushing herself to new heights, whether running a 200 mile team relay race or hiking to the top of Mount Sinai in Egypt. For her clients, this “Just Do It” attitude establishes a mentality of success as Kristen finds out-of-the-box ways to problem solve for them.
May 30th, 2019
Clayton “Clay” Olsen is a rare Arizona native and, because of this, has developed an exceptional knowledge of local sub-markets, having also built an extensive network of relationships. In 2005 Clay obtained his real estate salesperson’s license and in 2008 became a real estate broker, followed by businessman, and real estate investor. Prior to joining azarchitecture, he was the designated broker of SDG Realty & Investments where he has helped numerous clients add valuable assets to their investment portfolios.
Clay grew up in Cave Creek and has done the bulk of his business in the north valley. He attended Paradise Valley Community College, where he studied civil engineering and business finance. After graduation he decided to take his career in a different direction and elected to get his real estate license to learn real estate investing from an inside perspective. Clay spent most of his career in residential resale with the past 5 years in multi-family commercial. He has owned and rehabbed many properties and enjoys investing in same.
As an investor of many single family residences and condos, and with the recent sale of a 12 unit property, Clay has come to place a very high value upon quality business relationships and understands the importance of strict underwriting standards and operating/renovation budgets.
Clay genuinely cares about his clients, and constantly strives to put their needs and goals above his own. He believes that this level of service is the key to building long-term relationships and a successful real estate portfolio for his clients.
An active member of his community, Clay is a partner with Pinnacle Forum, leads a community group of young men through Illuminate Community Church, and serves weekly at House of Refuge Sunnyslope. He had the honor of serving on the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® Commercial Services Committee in 2014. He leads a healthy lifestyle and enjoys spending time with family, dirt biking, camping, hiking, golfing, and playing tennis.
April 9th, 2021
A well versed professional, Tricia was a designated relocation specialist in Seattle, Washington, representing clients from Amazon, Boeing, Starbucks, Microsoft, and other major northwest companies. She is a skilled negotiator rooted in a fast paced market where homes often sell in just DAYS!
A past resident of Arizona for 25+ years, and an owner of a local architecture firm, she and her late husband counted architectural icons Ralph Haver, Al Beadle, and many others as personal friends! She is delighted to call Arizona her home once again!
Tricia shares a high level of ethics, creativity, and enthusiasm, as well as deep personal knowledge of architecture.
When she is not out selling iconic homes, Tricia enjoys fine art painting focusing primarily on portraiture.
October 7th, 2021
Harrison joined the growing azarchitecture team after successful career in the hospitality industry. Harrison encompasses an eagerness and dedication to serve potential clients and home buyers. He values honesty and hard work over anything else.
A Phoenix native, Harrison uses his local expertise and always keeps his client’s best interests at the forefront. Harrison is a passionate, motivated agent who will stop at nothing to ensure client satisfaction inside and outside of real estate transactions.
Harrison spends his free time with his family, friends, pets, and loves rooting for his hometown sports teams.
May 23rd, 2022
Becky is a real estate sales professional driven by her devotion to serve, guide, and educate clients on the home buying and selling process. She brings with her many years of professional, academic and military experience which translates to organization, attention to detail, interpersonal and communication skills.
She is passionate about upholding the principles of fair housing. Becky has lived in nearly every corner of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area and adores everything that the Valley’s architectural landscape has to offer – from historic charm to ultra-modern and everything in between.
June 6th, 2022
Born and raised in Phoenix, Dani brings vast knowledge and a youthful perspective to real estate in The Valley of the Sun. She is recognized for her uncompromising work ethic and steadfast commitment to clients. With a real estate license in both Arizona and California, Dani is a seasoned professional with the capability and capacity to assist clients with relocations and provide expertise on the architectural styles similar in the two states. Dani serves the luxury home market in the coastal cities of Los Angeles and has great familiarity with all Arizona cities.
Dani attended Arizona State University where she earned a degree in Economics in Barrett Honors College. With a background in commercial real estate, she understands the world of business and investments where she carries the knowledge over to the residential sector. This provides her clients with the ability to find their dream homes while also thinking about the opportunities of short and long-term investments. Dani is also a certified New Home Buyer Specialist for her clients; both visitors and long-time residents of Arizona and California.
As an avid hiker, biker and golfer, she is well versed in the Arizona lifestyle and amenities it has to offer. In her own time, Dani loves to dance, surf and travel. She has spent time in more than 35 countries which has helped her develop a sensitivity to the unique perspective and desires for a variety of distinct clients.