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Conley Wolfswinkel

Strategic Management Consultant
W Holdings

Chosen as one of the most influential business leaders of 2007 by the Phoenix Business Journal, Conley Wolfswinkel is a strategic management consultant to W Holdings. W Holdings is the trade name for several Wolfswinkel family-affiliated developments that include investment-farming operations and many hallmark residential, retail and commercial developments.

Conley began his business career while he was just a freshman in high school when he started leasing and farming land. He is an authentic entrepreneur and has always been on his own payroll. Conley’s love of farming continues today and his favorite Saturday mornings still involve visiting local area farms. If you are lucky enough to know him personally, you are the recipient of a precious pecan harvest during the holiday season.

Over the years, W Holdings and its partners have been proactively improving the quality of life for current and future residents of Arizona. Conley is a man who many consider to be ‘ahead of his time’ and is an ideal person to ‘read the tea leaves’ for Arizona’s future. Conley demonstrates intense listening surrounding the stories of people, their motivations and desires about how and where they want to live and work. In an unconventional way, he merges his awareness and qualitative understanding of human factors with his technical expertise surrounding land acquisition, development, and finance and business relationships to form a constantly stirring vision about sustainable and profitable place making.

There is no question that leading universities with programs in Real Estate would like him to document his methods and perhaps someday he will. He has enjoyed mentoring many real estate professionals over the years and his apprentices have come to be some of his strongest competitors. Conley is a generous man and part of a generous family who has donated time and money to many non-profit organizations in areas that largely focus on human development.