At Catclar, we like to think outside of the box to create forward-thinking developments for the discerning palate of the urban dweller. Catclar can help you with any stage of the real estate development process: land acquisition, due diligence, feasibility studies, financial performance, land planning and site design, entitlements, engineering, project financing, construction, sales and marketing.
Founded in 2003, Catclar Investments is a Real Estate Development company that focuses on building strong relationships with municipal officials and the neighboring communities in order to create successful, quality driven, and environmentally friendly development projects that further enhance the communities within which they are situated. With over 25 years of experience in all facets of development, the team at Catclar knows how to successfully bring a project to fruition from its infancy, achieving the highest and best use for the property, while also complementing the surrounding communities.
Brilliant innovator, Irene Catsibris Clary has carved an enviable niche within the highly competitive field of land acquisition, planning, and development. With a rare combination of talent, dedication and forward-thinking ingenuity, Clary has led her company, Catclar Investments, to the forefront of the Arizona real estate industry, offering some of the most avant-garde and successful residential and commercial developments in the country.
Aside from hard work, creative “out-of-the-box” thinking and a natural zeal for quality, Clary’s keen eye for detail ensure that every design and floorplan originating from her team embodies rigorous structural integrity, state-of-the-art technology, and an aesthetic allure that inspires even the most discriminating buyer.
Her dynamic career, spanning more than three decades, began innocuously in her hometown of Toronto, Canada. Having recently completed a degree in Political Science and an adventurous backpacking tour of Europe, Clary was preparing for her LSAT and scouting potential law schools when she popped into a temp employment agency seeking a summer job. In an auspicious turn of events, she was approached by a well-known developer who offered her a job on the spot.
Reviewing blueprints for a proposed multi-million dollar hotel was not just her first assignment, but the awakening of an innate gift for conceptualization and design. In the ensuing years Clary served as consultant on myriad projects both in Canada and the United States, forging a stellar reputation while simultaneously honing her skills in every conceivable aspect of development.
Her multi-faceted abilities and unstinting energies to bring a comprehensive range of residential and commercial projects to fruition have earned her accolades in a predominately male-dominated industry. However, it is not her femininity that distinguishes Clary, but rather a passion for her work and compulsion to personally oversee everything from securing the land to creating feasible site designs and negotiating land density issues, to interacting with lenders and effectively lobbying with a multitude of government officials and agencies.
This hands-on approach is integral to her personality and success. Beyond this, Clary has a sincere desire to create spaces that she can happily envision herself occupying. In fact, while still working as a consultant to various acclaimed developers, Clary would routinely purchase a unit in an effort to submerge herself and fully experience the homeowner’s perspective. From this vantage, she could accurately and effectively make suggestions for improvements or adjustments to enhance floorplans or amenities. Such complete and wholehearted commitment is rare, but certainly a trait that has led to her unmitigated success.
Clary and her husband Andrew decided to make Scottsdale, AZ their home when they married in 2000. They reside here with their three children and are active in both their church and community, enthusiastically supporting several charities and organizations including: Operation SMILE, Ryan’s House, and CASA.