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ASU Real Estate Development students put creativity to the test

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The Fourth Annual REIAC/Rockefeller Group Challenge lets teams compete for cash. The 2016 winners presented an outside-the-box proposal for a complicated, 16-acre site located on the northwest corner of Rural Road and University Drive in Tempe known as Fraternity Row. How will this year’s winning team dazzle the judges? Three teams of graduating students from… Read More →

After Hours: Guiding the next generation

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When George Long is not selling office buildings for Ross Property Advisors in Phoenix, or catching up on his world travels, he spends his time serving the community through local nonprofits and various charitable efforts. For more than 10 years now, Long has worked with Kids at Hope, a national organization that helps transform schools… Read More →

After Hours: an architect behind the camera

For Jim Larson, a keen eye for composition and all facets of architectural design, links his professional experience as an architect to his pursuits in photography. “Photography is connected to my day job but also connected to the way I see the world,” says Larson. A world he frequently sees during his travels abroad accompanied… Read More →

After Hours: Graycor’s Jennifer Delaporte and her orchids

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Graycor Business Development Manager Jennifer Delaporte says clients aren’t much different than orchids — and if anyone would know, she would. Delaporte’s love affair with orchids started almost 20 years ago in college, but her passion was fueled during her two-year stint in Hawaii, where she lived with her husband on an orchid farm on… Read More →

CRE leader Bob Mulhern also leads education

There are most likely a lot of surprises in the lives of commercial real estate executives with 30 years in the business. But there are some surprises that are more unexplained than others. “It may surprise many people that I am a co-founder of Great Hearts Academies,” says Bob Mulhern, managing director of Colliers International… Read More →

Kimber Lanning thinks big for small businesses

It takes one to know one. When it comes to small business in Arizona, Kimber Lanning is and knows everyone. Lanning, champion of local businesses as the founder and executive director of nonprofit Local First Arizona, dropped out of Arizona State University at the age of 19 to open Stinkweeds, an independently owned and operated… Read More →

After Hours: Dan Mann builds cars, engineering business

Wanting a break from working for a big corporation, Dan Mann started 3 engineering last year. 3 engineering is a full- service civil engineering, planning and surveying company. But, when Mann isn’t working on the next big real estate development, you can find him under the hood of a classic car. Mann strips beat-up classics… Read More →

After Hours: Wheelin’ and dealin’ Rob Martensen

Colliers International Senior Vice President Rob Martensen has been involved in more than 600 transactions, including industrial sales, leasing, build-to-suits and land sales, but when he isn’t making a deal he is in the driver’s seat. How did you get into off-road racing? I just grew up going to the races and got the opportunity to… Read More →

After Hours: Coe and Van Loo’s Ryan Weed

What started as a hobby for Coe and Van Loo Consultants President Ryan Weed has now become a way to connect with clients and coworkers. Weed has been with the design and engineering firm for 18 years, working his way up from drafter, an entry level position, to president and CEO, having been asked to… Read More →

VIDEO: Colliers’ Rob Martensen competes in Lucas Oil race

AZRE magazine interviewed Colliers International in Greater Phoenix Senior Vice President Rob Martensen, who recently competed in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler. Art Director Mike Mertes was there to film him in action on April 28. (Martensen is the blue vehicle before the end of… Read More →

Ideation Design Group awarded work on Sheraton Mesa Hotel

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The Arizona-based resort development firm Power Hotel Group, working with Starwood Hotels, selected Phoenix-based Ideation Design Group (IDG) to design the Valley’s newest Sheraton project. The four-story 160,000+ square foot hotel is nestled between the new Chicago Cubs’ spring training facility and Riverview Park in Mesa, Arizona, near Rio Salado Parkway and Dobson Road. The… Read More →

After Hours: Boe Bergeson

Boe Bergeson Managing partner and developer, RJM Construction Owner, C2 Tactical (opened in 2013) Boe Bergeson is a managing partner and developer at RJM Construction, but in his spare time he owns and operates C2 Tactical gun range in Tempe. Bergeson said the gun range is a great way to stay connected to the community… Read More →

RJM Construction’s Boe Bergeson is at home on the range

Boe Bergeson is a managing partner and developer at RJM Construction, but in his spare time he owns and operates C2 Tactical gun range in Tempe. Bergeson said the gun range is a great way to stay connected to the community in the East Valley and helps support the gun community. Bergeson’s gun range also… Read More →

After Hours: The Highflier, Eric Forshee

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Eric Forshee runs NGKF’s national business development, client relationship management and marketing for property services. He also oversees property management operations in Arizona, Texas and Colorado. In his first five years with Grubb & Ellis, Forshee helped win more than 50MSF of new property assignments. A team player at the office as well as from… Read More →