ASU Foundation welcomes new transaction manager

January 15, 2014

Mollie Jackson has recently joined the ASU Foundation for A New American University as transaction manager of the Assets Department. Reporting directly to M. Randall Levin, senior vice president and managing director of assets, Jackson will manage the acquisition and disposition processes of all commercial and residential real estate assets, assist with leasing activities on current and future commercial projects, and oversee pre-development activities.  

Jackson is a licensed real estate professional with more than seven years of real estate expertise throughout the Metro Phoenix area. She has participated in more than 1,400,000 square feet of office leasing and 54,500 square feet in office building sales.  Download Full Image

Prior to joining the ASU Foundation, Jackson was an associate with the Office Division of Cassidy Turley Arizona.  During her time at Cassidy Turley, Jackson’s primary focus was to represent clients in lease and sale negotiations. Her full-service approach to every client and assignment focused on specialty marketing and research processes to reach successful real estate outcomes. She is also Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) candidate working towards her designation.

Jackson is a certified ambassador with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), a young leader with the Urban Land Institute participating in the YGI Partnership Forum and a developing leader with the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) participating in the Protégé 2013 Program. In addition, Jackson is a member of the Emerging Leaders at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. 

Jackson received a bachelor of interdisciplinary studies degree with emphases in business and communications from Arizona State University in 2006.

Melissa Bordow,
ASU Foundation

Law professor comments on Geneva nuclear deal

January 15, 2014

ASU law professor Orde Kittrie co-authored an op-ed piece published on Nov. 24 in the Wall Street Journal, titled “A Bad Agreement Likely to Get Worse.” Kittrie’s co-author was Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

The op-ed analyzed the interim nuclear deal agreed to in Geneva on Nov. 24 by six major powers (including the United States) and Iran. The op-ed noted that "the interim agreement fails to bring Iran into compliance with its key international legal obligations as spelled out in United Nations Security Council resolutions." Download Full Image

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Kittrie is a leading expert on nonproliferation law and policy issues. Prior to joining the ASU law faculty, Kittrie served for 11 years in legal and policy positions at the U.S. Department of State. As the department's lead attorney for nuclear affairs, he participated in negotiating five U.S.-Russia nuclear nonproliferation agreements and a U.N. treaty to combat nuclear terrorism. He has also testified on nonproliferation issues before both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.