Brian D. Greathouse

Brian D. Greathouse

Shareholder— Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 2012

Brian Greathouse is a Land Use, Zoning, and Real Estate Attorney.

Since 2002, Brian has entitled, designed and developed a variety of different types of real estate assets, including master-planned communities, infill single family, multi-family, mixed-use, commercial, industrial, municipal, and golf course developments.  Brian seeks out what his Clients want most and what he does best, and focuses on where those two meet.  He solves problems for his Clients by understanding their needs and utilizes his relationships with neighboring land owners, City Staff Members, and Elected Officials to get results.

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Top Ranked - Chambers | USA 2022
Best Lawyers - 2024
Phoenix Magazine Top Lawyer - 2023


Brian obtains amendments to General Plans and Special Area Plans, Rezoning approvals, Variances and Use Permits, Site Plan approvals, Preliminary and Final Plat approvals, and modifies Zoning Stipulations. Brian also negotiates and processes Pre-Annexation and Development Agreements and other Private Agreements between Land Owners and Municipalities to overcome real estate development challenges. Further, Brian represents Clients in Condemnation matters, Transactional Real Estate matters, such as Purchase and Sale, Lease, and Easement Agreements, Declarations and CC&Rs, and represents Clients in various Real Estate Litigation matters.

Brian is also a champion for enriching the lives of youth. As President of the Peoria Diamond Club, which operates in partnership with the Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, and the City of Peoria, Brian leads the Board of Directors for an organization that has distributed over $1.8M to local youth charity organizations. Further, Brian is an Executive Board Member for Native American Connections, which helps create better lives and opportunities for youth and individuals struggling with homelessness and substance abuse. He also volunteers on the City of Peoria's City Charter Committee, Industrial Development Authority, and is a past-member of the Board of Adjustment.

Honors & Awards

Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016-2022
Selected, Best Lawyers in America, Land Use and Zoning Law, 2021-2024
Selected, Phoenix Magazine, Top Lawyers, Land Use & Environmental Law, 2022, 2023
Selected, Chambers USA, Up and Coming Attorney, 2023, 2024

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Arizona


J.D., Arizona State University, 2012
M.B.A., Arizona State University, 2005
B.S. Civil Engineering, Seattle University, 2002

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Community Involvement

NAC (Native America Connections), Executive Board Member serving as Secretary 2016
Luke Air Force Base, Honorary Commander
Valley Partnership, 2014 Advocates Class
Peoria Leadership Institute, Class of 2013
Peoria Diamond Club, Executive Board Member
City of Peoria, Industrial Development Authority
City of Peoria, City Charter Review Committee