AZRE Magazine Digital Issue

AZRE Magazine January/February 2014

Here’s Looking At You, 2014
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Welcome to the first issue of the new year!I’m all for the shiny, new possibility that comes with a new year — I mean, the Arizona Center for Law and Society rendering you see on the cover is going to be not only a valuable asset to the community as a large nonprofit law firm and learning facility but also a really great spot to take my lunch breaks.

However, after talking to a few of the industry’s movers and shakers for this year’s annual commercial real estate outlook, it seems more appropriate to greet 2014 with: “In with the old!”

Shopping centers all over Arizona are getting longoverdue makeovers to match the changing times, as you can read all about in our International Council of Shopping Centers section. GPEC’s Barry Broome also calls for creative and bold minds to take on challenging in-fill projects
through downtown Phoenix in the outlook.

Within this issue, you’ll read about great projects in the pipeline and get acquainted with companies worth watching over the next 12 months in our “40 Companies to Watch” feature.

We also interview some people who we think will do great things; check out our Q-and-A with the first female NAIOP chairman in Arizona, Liberty Property Trust’s Megan Creecy-Herman.

And, before I go, I want to wish you all health and happiness in 2014. I’m excited to see what’s in store.

Enjoy the issue,


Amanda Ventura, Editor

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About AZRE

Pulling together the multiple facets of the commercial real estate industry in Arizona, AZRE: Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine reaches out to the largest local and national commercial real estate audience within the Grand Canyon State and beyond. AZRE covers up-to-date happenings within commercial development, brokerage, construction, investment, finance, architecture, property management, real estate law and more as it relates to Arizona. Additionally, AZRE is an active voice within the commercial industry, partnering with such organizations as NAIOP, ABA, ICSC AZ, AIA AZ and Valley Partnership.