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.
Ms. Delgado is now the founder and President of Azure Development. Azure creates, designs and builds exceptional housing communities and commercial projects throughout the Southwest.
Vanessa pursued her passion for public service and ran for office in 2015. She was elected to the City Council of the City of Montebello in November 2015 and served as the Mayor in 2017. In 2018, she was elected to serve as a State Senator for District 32 and completed a short-term. Senator Vanessa Delgado was appointed to the South Coast AQMD Governing Board in May 2019. She was appointed by California State Senate Rules Committee and is looking forward to advancing air quality goals for the region.
MPA, Master of Public Administration, University of Southern California, 2001
BA, Political Science and Chicano/a Studies, Stanford University, 1999
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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.
Prior to joining Azure, Mr. Delgado spent five years at KPRS Construction. He joined the firm as a Project Coordinator and oversaw warehouse and distribution build-outs while managing contracts and budgets for various sites. He was soon promoted to Project Engineer and then Assistant Project Manager working on new development office and mixed-use projects. His work included site supervision, contract administration and obtaining permits.
During his time at KPRS, he oversaw projects throughout Southern California including Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties.
Bachelor of Science, with Honors
California State University, Northridge
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. Hernandez' professional experience also includes serving as a Legislative Aide in 2018 to Senator Vanessa Delgado for District 32. There she was the main point of contact for constituent inquiries and city officials. She also coordinated district events and meetings. She currently serves as a Board Assistant to Vanessa Delgado, South Coast AQMD Governing Board Member.
Ms. Hernandez received her High School Diploma from Fontana High School. Since then, she has completed multiple courses mastering administrative skills and project management.
Sandra received her High School Diploma from Fontana High School. Since then, she has completed multiple courses mastering administrative skills and project management.