Immersion is a non-partisan professional and leadership development program whose goal is to provide attendees in depth knowledge about each segment of Southern Arizona’s construction, real estate and development sectors. Professional development, industry focused education and civic engagement are a few of the benefits participants will receive from this three-month program. Each session will be led by industry experts and community leaders from both the public and private sector, providing participants beneficial connections in addition to knowledge. Immersion hosts cohort(s) in which participants expand their knowledge of development in our region and become strong industry and community leaders. One cohort a year is offered to up to 15 participants which takes place in the Fall.

Common Ground Awards

These awards, presented at our annual ceremony, recognize community leaders, projects and events demonstrating collaboration to the overall benefit of the community. Honoring more than 250 projects since 2004, this event sells out annually with more than 400 attendees.

Thank you to our 2024 Presenting Sponsor!

Past Common Ground Honorees

2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013
2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

Topgolf with Top Officials

MPA’s Topgolf with Top Officials, one of our two signature annual events, brings together the public and private sectors. Enjoy an afternoon of some healthy competition, yummy food and refreshing beverages as you build relationships with important officials and staff members who make the decisions impacting your business!  In the land use and development industry it is especially important to know the right decision maker that can help facilitate the development process. This event provides you the opportunity to engage with these important individuals, learn their goals and provide suggestions as to how the public-sector can help the private sector.

Lunch and Learn

MPA has launched a new, quarterly program: Lunch and Learn! Each event will be a two hour, in depth, informative panel style presentation and discussion on a timely and relevant topic to the land use and development industry. Each Lunch and Learn will be presented in partnership with another organization, providing greater opportunity for relationship building and expanding the access of information we are able to provide our Members with.

Check out our Calendar to find the next Lunch & Learn program!

Membership Breakfast

Quarterly, MPA hosts a breakfast open to members and future members. These informative and educational breakfasts can be presentations, panel discussions, debates or forums. Topics cover relevant issues of interest to our community, as they relate to the land use and development industry. This event typically draws 80-120 attendees and is an ideal way to interact with community leaders, elected officials and colleagues.

Check out our Calendar to find our next Breakfast program!

Cocktails & Connections

Quarterly, on the fourth Thursday of the month, members and nonmembers alike are invited to a member hosted cocktail reception. This event showcases the hosts’ workspace and projects while providing attendees a fun and informal way to make new connections and catch up with old friends. Would you like to be our next Cocktails & Connections host? Contact Emilia!

Relationship Opportunities

MPA’s events range in size, providing members the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of business leaders and build relationships. By attending our events, you will have the chance to meet new individuals including elected officials, municipal staff and community leaders in the real estate and land use industry.

Educational Events

MPA coordinates or partners with other organizations to create forums, seminars or continuing education courses for its membership. Previous topics we have covered include P3, sustainable building, certificate of occupancy, Pima County’s Section 10 permit and more.

Continuing Education credit opportunity provided in conjunction with MPA, AAED, AIA, SAAEMA, CREW, CCIM, CSI, SAME, TAR, PCRERC

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