The Azure logo is an expression of the holistic development approach taken by the firm in the creation of our projects. The logo design was inspired by the hand-painted talavera tiles from Mexico.
The talavera tile is not only used in many Azure projects for its distinctive beauty, but it is also a celebration of the cultural roots of the Southwest, the region where our projects are developed.
Embedded within the logo is a hummingbird or colibri. For many cultures, the hummingbird is thought to be the messenger of good luck and harmony. Our development team brings this expression of hope to each project and understands that each site must work in harmony with the surrounding community and nature.
Azure empowers it's employees to create innovative projects in a team based environment.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Vanessa is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. She received her undergraduate education at Stanford University with a dual major in Political Science and Chicano/a Studies and graduated with honors. She then completed a Master of Public Administration at the University of Southern California (USC) as a Dean's Fellow.
She began her career working for the cities of Pico Rivera, Anaheim and Downey, in Economic Development immediately after USC. Vanessa then spent eleven years as the Director of Development for Primestor Development and was a member of its Executive Team building retail centers in California, Arizona and Nevada. She was responsible for managing Primestor projects through the development and construction cycle including entitlements and public financing.
Mr. Delgado is the Vice President, Construction for Azure Development where he builds all projects the company creates. Azure has experience with a range of project types including but not limited to Affordable Housing, Single Family Housing and Retail. He will lead all aspects of the construction process for Azure, ensuring projects stay on schedule and within budget. His work begins by getting involved with the Development team early to have a complete understanding of each unique project. This knowledge is implemented throughout the project to maintain the highest level of quality and attention to each site.
Ariel will also work to expand the company’s Construction Management portfolio to assist select tenants, public clients and non-profits in implementing their vision for catalytic projects. Using Azure’s proprietary project management forms, tools and processes, the Construction team can lead any unique project in the under-served areas we focus on.
Ms. Gonzalez is the Vice President, Development with Azure Development where she researches and processes land use entitlements, manages projects through the development and construction cycles, builds relationships with local government, community groups and residents, and contributes to the marketing of each project. Azure creates, designs and builds exceptional housing communities and commercial projects throughout the Southwest. Azure is currently developing affordable housing for homeless families in Boyle Heights, townhomes for working class families in Bell Gardens and a commercial shopping center in Bellflower. Azure is also under contract to build fourteen CVS pharmacies throughout Los Angeles County and processes complicated land use entitlements for select private clients.
Prior to joining Azure in 2016, Ms. Gonzalez managed projects for Primestor Development. She was responsible for the coordination of tenant build outs, project development and construction, community and government relations as well as marketing.
Ms. Hernandez is the Vice President, Administration for Azure Development, she oversees the day-to-day office management tasks for the firm including accounting, office policies, hiring of new personnel, acquisition process, among others. Ms. Hernandez also leads community outreach efforts for all projects. She serves as liaison with the community, coordinates meetings with stakeholders, neighborhood councils and community groups to ensure each project is designed to meet the needs of the communities they serve. She works alongside graphic designers to create a brand that highlights the history or story of each site we develop.
Prior to joining Azure, Ms. Hernandez was the Executive Assistant for the Director of Development at Primestor Development, where she performed community outreach related activities for the department that involved city officials, city staff, and event vendors. While at Primestor, she also served in a Project Coordinator capacity, organizing construction activities, tracking vendors and pay applications.
Ms. Acosta is the Project Coordinator for Azure Development, where she monitors construction activities for various projects, including tracking vendors and pay applications. She assists in preparing comprehensive action plans, including resources, time frames and budgets for projects. She assists in organizing necessary documents for project bids and ensures the projects stay within schedule.
Prior to joining Azure in 2018, Ms. Acosta was the Operations Coordinator for Wendy, Sue and Tobey's, where she performed office management tasks for the bakery. Her responsibilities consisted of tracking delivery schedules, accounting tasks, supply take offs, handling orders and maintaining relationships with vendors.