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RED Awards honor best in commercial real estate

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See photos from the event! Every February, AZRE magazine recognizes the best projects, leading brokerage teams and top companies in Arizona commercial real estate at the Real Estate Development (RED) Awards. On Thursday Feb. 26, at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, AZRE magazine presented the 10th annual RED Awards, including its first subcontractor, safety… Read More →

Op-Ed: Can low interest rates harm Arizona market?

By Andrew Van Tuyle and Steve Jaffe, BH Properties There are times in your life when something wonderful drops in your lap – like an adorable Great Dane puppy on Christmas morning. The puppy is so cute that you fall in love immediately, and never think about how large that Great Dane will become or… Read More →

10th annual RED Awards finalists will be announced Friday

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Every February for the last 10 years, AZRE magazine has shone a spotlight on the commercial real estate industry through its annual Real Estate Development (RED) Awards. This year, a record number of projects and brokerage teams were nominated for a chance to be recognized at this year’s RED Awards. Nominations for the 2015 RED… Read More →

ACBA: Will 2015 be a sticker shock year?

Member-owned, member-directed ACBA members recap Phoenix's robust small- and mid-size 2014 industrial market activity.

The Arizona Commercial Brokers Association (ACBA) has released its 2014 transaction recap, reporting more than 380 completed industrial sale/lease transactions totaling over 3 million square feet in Phoenix in the past 12 months. Made up of veteran brokers from independent to regional firms, ACBA provides on-the-ground insight about the group’s major client demographic: the mid-market industrial user.… Read More →

Op-Ed: Read this before locking out a commercial tenant

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Most commercial landlords and property managers are aware that, in Arizona, if a commercial property tenant neglects or refuses to pay rent and is in arrears for more than five days, or if a tenant violates another provision of the lease, under certain conditions and circumstances, Arizona law allows the landlord the option to reenter… Read More →

NAIOP-AZ release year-end report

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From philanthropy to tackling key issues affecting the industry to education and networking, NAIOP Arizona reports that its more than 700 members closed out a successful 2014. Events such as Night at the Fights, the new Signature Speaker Series, Thursday Night Live, the quarterly Market Leaders Series and the golf tournament attracted more than 3,500… Read More →

ViaWest Group expands business with TWR Company

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ViaWest Group announced the expansion of its company through an affiliation with TWR Company, which is operated by Tom Richards. ViaWest has been one of the fastest growing real estate investment companies in the Valley over the last few years with more than $200M of acquisitions. TWR Company is a boutique, commercial real estate, investment… Read More →

Put your marketing strategy on a wait-loss plan

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As we move tremendously close to 2015, most firms are in the midst of planning. And this planning is getting much more exciting for many as the key indicators of the economy are generally improving. I will recap the many strategic planning sessions I have participated in over the last six-plus difficult economic years…”We are… Read More →

Metro Phoenix Land and Housing Forecast examines ‘refined opportunity’

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While the industry has experienced sub-par housing activity over the past 11 months, the anticipated pace of growth going forward depends on a few factors, not the least of which is credit and qualification conditions, household formation, employment growth, the cost of new construction and outsiders’ perceptions of the local market. What are the expectations… Read More →

Kirk McClure named to Luke AFB Honorary Commander program

Kirk McClure being named an honorary member of the Luke Air Force Base commander program with Lt. Col Matt Warner, Commander of the 310th Fighter Squadron.

Kirk McClure, Director of Business Development for McCarthy Building Companies, was recently named to the Luke Air Force Base Honorary Commander program. The Honorary Commander program at Luke Air Force Base allows members of the community to understand the importance of Luke, the Air Force and Department of Defense military mission. It represents a two-year commitment. Additionally,… Read More →

Think before you ink a commercial lease

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By J. Phillip Glasscock, CPA and Attorney at Law If you are a commercial tenant, your business premises lease might represent your highest monthly expense and your longest business commitment. Before signing a commercial lease, a thoughtful exercise in “due diligence” can help protect you from getting burned. Here are some basic “dos and don’ts”… Read More →

Multifamily lending update: Quality over quantity

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By Charlie Williams, Senior vice president, Berkadia   What do developers and investors have to be able to show lenders to improve their odds of getting financed? It is important that the major aspects of the developer’s business plan are viable and supportable. Lenders are not interested in relying on any assumption of a home run… Read More →

Valley Partnership raises donations to the tune of $8,000

The finale was a version of “Hey Jealousy,” made famous by the Tempe-based Gin Blossoms. Scott Johnson (center) of Honeygirl is a member of the Gin Blossoms. Ty Lusk (right) also played on the final number.

Valley Partnership’s inaugural Rock For A Cause benefit concert raised more than $8,000 to purchase outdoor musical instruments for 2014 Community Project recipient Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped (AFH). The concert at the Monarch Theatre in Downtown Phoenix drew an estimated crowd of 300. More than 250 tickets were sold in advance. A total of… Read More →

The value-add play in Phoenix’s multifamily market

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By:  Steve Jaffe, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, BH Properties   During the most recent Great Recession, Phoenix saw property values drastically decrease and apartment owners lose tenants due to lost jobs. The domino effect resulted in owners dropping rents to maintain occupancy, which, in turn, caused them to lose out on money they would… Read More →