About Roger

roger owers, kaibab management group, civignite, commercial real estate, arizonaAbout Roger S. Owers

In 1993, after graduating with a civil engineering degree from the University of Arizona, I began my career as a field engineer owner’s representative, inspecting a taxiway bridge at Sky Harbor International Airport.  I then went to work for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community as in-house construction manager, where I served until 1998.  In 1995, I also earned a Masters degree in construction management from Arizona State University.  As a contractor and construction manager, I built and managed the construction of several million dollars’ worth of projects, including residential, commercial, and heavy/highway projects.

Then, I moved to Wyoming to attend law school at the University of Wyoming.  I worked my way through law school teaching and doing research in the civil engineering department, where I also earned a Ph.D. in civil engineering.  I graduated law school in May of 2001 and graduated with the Ph.D. in December of 2001.

After returning to Arizona, I went back to work for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, this time as in-house legal counsel.  In 2004, I went into private law practice, building a practice focused on Indian law, commercial real estate law, and construction law.

In 2014, I decided to alter my career toward commercial real estate, which is where I now spend the majority of my time.  However, I continue to practice law and continue to consult in engineering and construction projects.

I like the variety and challenge that serving in many disciplines brings.  Over the years I have served many clients in varying situations.  Sometimes I help clients prevent problems, other times I help them solve problems.  In short, I enjoy it all: commercial real estate, law, and engineering & construction work.

During the course of my law career, I served as a former visiting assistant professor at the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University where I taught undergraduate and graduate level courses.  My literary skills were also utilized in the editing of the proceedings for the 2004 through 2011 Construction in Indian Country Conferences.

When not working, I enjoy time with my family.  Most weekdays I can be found swimming with the Swim Devil Masters Swim Team.  From time to time I and enjoy competing in open water swims; such as the annual La Jolla Rough Water Swim. I also played water polo at the University of Arizona and continue to compete for the Scottsdale Water Polo Club.