Charley Freericks is founder and principal of Freestone Holdings, LLC, an Arizona-based real estate investment, development, and advisory firm. With over 30 years in the industry, Freericks has been engaged in the full spectrum of the development cycle, focusing in recent years on all facets of large-scale community development, acquisition, entitlement, and planning and design, with an emphasis on commercial/mixed-use environments.
For nearly 20 years, Freericks was an executive with DMB Associates, Inc., serving as president from 2012-2016. DMB is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based developer of large-scale, best-in-class planned communities and mixed-use commercial properties, recognized nationally for its people and projects. Prior to DMB, he served as president of Talley Realty Group, a real estate development and finance division of Talley Industries, Inc. (NYSE), where he worked in executive roles from 1989 to 1996. His background in the land use and real estate development industry also includes serving as senior marketing consultant for Grubb & Ellis commercial brokerage services in Phoenix.
Throughout his career, Freericks has been an active contributor to Arizona organizations that enhance the community and business environment. He is a Full Member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and has been a ULI member since 1985. His national ULI involvement includes membership on several Product Councils: and locally, Freericks has held a variety of leadership roles within the ULI Arizona District Council, including chair of the Young Leaders Group Partnership Forum (PF); PF mentor from and mentor emeritus; and, past Trends Day vice chair. Freericks currently serves as the ULI Arizona vice chair and chair for mission advancement.
Freericks is a board member and chairman emeritus of Fighter Country Partnership and Fighter Country Foundation, the premier community support organizations for Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona. He currently serves on the board of the Arizona Community Foundation, an organization whose mission is to lead, serve, and collaborate to mobilize enduring philanthropy for a better Arizona, and is a board member and past chair of Friends & Supporters of Troop 30, a charter organization for Scouting. Additionally, Freericks is a former board member and past chair of Valley Partnership, a local non-profit real estate industry organization which advocates responsible development; former board member of the Arizona Zoological Society; and, a former board member and past chair of the Arizona Advisory Board of the Trust for Public Land. He has also participated as a speaker and moderator in numerous state, regional, and national programs and events.
Originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, Mr. Freericks now resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with Cathy, his wife of 34 years with whom he has two young adult children. He holds undergraduate and masters degrees in Business Administration from Arizona State University.