principal, Arizona Strategies
Toby Block is Managing General Partner for the Block Family Partners and Block Energy Group, and a member of Arizona Strategies. He holds his real estate broker license and is an active real estate investor. His expertise ranges from renewable energy to masterplanned community development to commercial development.
As a partner in the Lobo Ranch in New Mexico, he was responsible for bringing two alternative energy projects to the 46,000 acre ranch with a value over $250 million. On the 72 square mile ranch, Red Mesa Wind Farm supplies energy to 25,000 homes, and Marquez Solar Farm supplies approximately 5,000 homes through solar energy in and around Albuquerque.
Prior to joining Arizona Strategies, Toby served as the General Manager of Festival, a master planned community in Buckeye, AZ, for the Lyle Anderson Companies. The Lyle Anderson Company launched 12 Jack Nicklaus golf courses throughout the world. Festival was planned for 14,000 residential units, up to 14 golf courses and over 6M SF of commercial, and is adjacent to Pulte’s Sun City Festival an active adult community.
Earlier in his career, Toby worked to reposition a large real estate asset portfolio for the Pivotal Group. The company had acquired the Talley Industries real estate portfolio in 1996, and Toby served as Vice President and portfolio asset manager to dispose of approximately 3,500 acres in three southwestern states. For nearly eight years, he sold commercial, industrial and residential properties from the Tally portfolio and also served as president of multiple properties associations within the portfolio.
In the 1980’s, he assisted in large U.S. Bureau of Land Management land exchanges involving environmentally sensitive land as well as several hospitality projects.
As a community leader, Toby currently serves on the board of directors at Hunkapi, a non-profit equine therapy for special needs children, located in Scottsdale.
Toby graduated Arizona State University College of Architecture with a Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning.