Darci Hazelbaker & Anne Ranek each come to this innovative partnership with diverse experiences, education, and abilities. All with a focus on building quality and collaborative relationships. We pursue our passion for homes in everything we do, whether that’s staging a loft with tall ceilings and great natural light, offering a fresh perspective on the market, or helping our clients with updates to their home.
After growing up in the mid-west, and attending college in New Mexico, Darci moved to Tucson in 2005 and fell in love with the resilient community that has carved a home out of this beautiful desert landscape. Her architecture practice has guided her toward sharing her passion for design through teaching at the University of Arizona. Darci has worked in the community for over a decade in the development of sustainable practices, recognizing the importance of reusing existing spaces, as well as, preserving and restoring the significant historical buildings in Tucson.
She obtained her real estate license to combine her expertise in architecture, her appreciation for timeless design, and her passion for the preservation of the important spaces, neighborhoods, and communities that can be found throughout Tucson. Her design background allows her to become a more qualified advisor and a resource for clients and homeowners.
Anne Ranek is a native of Denmark and a dual Ph.D. graduate from Roskilde University and the University of Arizona in Political and Cultural Geography. After beginning her education in Denmark, Anne traveled for a few years to experience traveling and working abroad. She met her husband during that period and the two ended up in Tucson. Anne finishing her Ph.D. started teaching Urban Development and community engagement in Urban policy and design at the University of Arizona. Alongside her University years, She and Her husband have been owners of InnovativeLiving for 18 years building and developing urban infill housing primarily in downtown and the Mercado District.
After over 15 years working alongside the best Real Estate Agents in the city, Anne received her Real Estate license to bring together her expertise in building and renovating homes, her understanding of community and urban environments, and her personal sense of lifestyle.