Author Archives: Jesse A. Millard

About Jesse A. Millard

Jesse Millard is digital editor at AZ Big Media. He can be reached at jesse(dot)millard(@)azbigmedia(dot)com

Don Lively talks mission of Arizona Summit Law School

When you hear about law schools, you’re often bombarded with a dearth of numbers about where the school ranks amongst competing institutions.   Don Lively, co-founder and president of Arizona Summit Law School, is trying to do something beyond chasing rankings. He hopes to make the legal industry more diverse with his school’s graduates.  “Law is the least diverse white-collar profession in… Read More →

Principal training program launches in effort to improve student achievement gap

Enterprise Bank & Trust

A partnership between Governor Ducey’s office and education groups launched a program across Arizona to train school principals in order to create more student success. In Gov. Doug Ducey’s 2018 executive budget recommendation, he called for $250,000 to match equivalent funds from the philanthropic community to expand school leadership and training opportunities through the Beat the Odds… Read More →

Phoenix is selling off surplus real estate … what are the deals?

Phoenix

It has been found that the City of Phoenix owns a lot of excess vacant land and as a result, Phoenix is hoping to sell the land parcels it doesn’t need to developers. The City of Phoenix owns about 1,400 plots of land, which is worth more than $150 million in total, according to a report by the… Read More →

Waymo offers self-driving car trial to public

Waymo self-driving car

Self-driving cars are increasingly becoming just another part of the future and the Google spin-off Waymo is helping that happen by offering its early rider program to the public in the Phoenix area. Waymo is giving folks in the Phoenix area the first chance to ride in its early rider program. Those who are accepted… Read More →

What to expect at Phoenix’s first Gino’s East of Chicago

Gino's East of Chicago

Home-sick Chicagoans will no longer have to fly off to Chicago or order a frozen pizza online in order to satisfy their Gino’s East of Chicago deep-dished pizza cravings. Gino’s first Phoenix location, and 18th overall, is set to open in Arcadia at 3626 E. Indian School Rd., on Monday, April 24 at 4 p.m. And… Read More →

Intel unveils largest corporate solar carport array in Arizona

Intel Ocotillo Campus Solar Arrays

Intel found a second use for its Ocotillo Campus parking lot in Chandler by installing a 7.7 megawatt solar carport array over 3,200 of its parking spaces. The solar carports provide enough energy to power about 1,160 American homes through the course of the year and will be used as part of Intel’s energy mix… Read More →

Westward Ho Apartments reopens after $17M renovations

Westward Ho
by in AZRE Magazine

One of Downtown Phoenix’s most prominent landmarks, the Westward Ho Apartments, has re-opened after its owners, Rhode Island-based Cathedral Development Group, completed $17 million worth of renovations. The renovations were focused on enhancing energy and water efficiency features, new cabinets, floors, fixtures and more at the landmark, which is located at Central avenue and Fillmore street.… Read More →

AT&T invested $575M in Arizona’s networks over last three years

Between 2014 and 2016, AT&T expanded its wireless and wired network coverage across Arizona through a nearly $575 million investment, according to an announcement released on Tuesday. The investment over the past few years is just the tip of the iceberg. AT&T plans to continue more investment into Arizona as the company plans to prepare… Read More →

Arizona Gives Day raises more than $2M for local nonprofits

Arizona Gives Day Post-it note mural

Last week, about $2.2 million was donated to hundreds of Arizona nonprofits in just 24 hours as part of Arizona Gives Day, according to preliminary numbers. Arizona Gives Day is an annual 24-hour campaign that prompts the community to donate to over one thousand nonprofits from across Arizona on a single-day in order to boost each nonprofits’… Read More →

6 things to know when developing on tribal land

Tribal lands

Developing on tribal land can be a complex process with many moving parts.   Developers will have to work with the federal government, its (slow) speed, regulations and the rules and laws of the tribe to make something happen. Pilar Thomas, of counsel at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s tribal lands practice group, says there are… Read More →

Preview: What to try on D-backs’ updated menu

D-backs Food

The Arizona Diamondbacks added dozens of new food items to its offerings this season for you to munch on while you’re at Chase Field. This year’s editions certainly cover the bases, from the savory to the sweet and everything in between. We were invited over to Chase Field to put the biggest and most interesting… Read More →

Chase Bank buys 67-acre campus in Tempe

Chase Bank purchased 67 acres at the Discovery Business Park in Tempe near Elliot Road and Loop 101, according to an announcement from the bank on Thursday. Chase plans to have more than 4,000 employees on the 800,000-square-foot office campus and will be moving the first wave of employees onto the campus during the first… Read More →

Developing on tribal land: benefits and challenges developers face

Tribal lands
by in AZRE Magazine

Recently, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community has been garnering a lot of development buzz.   While developing on tribal lands can be a complex process, developers are taking on the challenges in order to take advantage of other perks associated with building on tribal lands like various tax benefits. New projects in the Talking… Read More →

Bonnaroo organizers to host music festival in Phoenix

Music festival announcement

The Central Phoenix area will host another major music festival, which will be organized by the co-creators of Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music Festival. Lost Lake Festival will be a three-day multi-format music festival at Steele Indian School Park from Friday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 22. The organizers… Read More →

Rivulon moves forward with 2 upcoming office spaces

Rivulon
by in AZRE Magazine | Office

The 250-acre master-planned Gilbert development, Rivulon, is continuing to move along as its developers get ready to break ground on two 60,000-square-foot office spaces. Nationwide Realty Investors, the developers behind the mixed-use project near Gilbert Road and the Loop 202 SanTan Freeway, has been seeing a lot of office momentum lately as they gear up… Read More →