AZRE Magazine, Digital Issue

AZRE Magazine January/February 2016 issue

A CRE force awakens
Erin Davis
If someone told me I’d be writing about commercial real estate even six months ago, I would have laughed. Probably because a) I knew very little about it; b) I had just published my first
children’s book; and c) seriously? Yes, seriously.

With three kids all in school full time (can I get an amen?), I was ready to not only re-enter the go-to-a-real-office environment after nearly a decade of freelance writing, I was also ready for a challenge. Challenge I have embraced (sound like Yoda speak? You’ll understand why when you read the Outlook).

In a short time, I’ve embraced the many acronyms (AAED, NAIOP, VP, oh my!), commercial lingo: REITs, cap rates, the often-used “robust,” and the people — all of you readers. Then there’s my first issue. What better place to start than with a fresh view of 2016? I’ve packed a tremendous amount of new-fangled CRE knowledge — and more — into this issue, and have refrained from overusing “Star Wars” analogies (a fete for those of you who’ve already witnessed my obsession).

Before bidding you adieu, I thank you all for your warm welcomes and encouragement and wish you a happy 2016. May the CRE Force be with you!

Erin Davis, Editor


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.