The Raley’s Companies has promoted John Basha to senior vice president, real estate strategy and management, expanding his role to include the full portfolio of enterprise real estate assets.
With deep roots in Arizona, Basha is a member of the Basha family who has been instrumental in expanding Bashas,’ AJ’s Fine Foods, Bashas’ Dine,’ and Food City across Arizona and New Mexico in collaboration with local developers and elected officials. In his expanded role, Basha will manage the real estate strategy for all divisions under The Raley’s Companies, including Raley’s and Bashas,’ covering Arizona, New Mexico, California and Nevada.
“We are grateful to have Johnny leading real estate for our growing company. We look forward to Johnny now also applying his expertise to Northern California and Nevada,” said Tiffanie Burkhalter, chief financial officer, The Raley’s Companies. “With his strategic mindset and results driven approach; I am confident we can expand our reach to new communities through new store openings and acquisitions of like minded independent grocers.”
In recent years, The Raley’s Companies has invested in dozens of remodels in Arizona, California, Nevada, as well as on the Navajo Nation in Ship Rock and Kayenta. The Raley’s Companies has also opened new stores to serve growing communities throughout Northern California. The company plans to accelerate the pace in the next few years.
In addition to his role in real estate, Basha has represented the family and company in the longstanding relationship with the Navajo Nation, as well as supporting the company’s relationships with the San Carlos Apache, White Mountain Apache and Tohono O’odham Nations.