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Phoenix-based commercial contractor makes announcement about its future

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With new ownership and a new name, the large commercial builders RJM Construction Phoenix announced it will be doing business as Venn Companies moving forward. Established in the Valley in 2010, RJM Construction Phoenix had built a  reputation of delivering high quality commercial interiors and building success from the ground up. Venn Companies is the commercial tenant improvements… Read More →

Pondering President Trump’s trade policy and impact on industrial real estate

President Donald Trump’s focus on curbing the trade deficit by bolstering U.S. exports and reducing imports could drive policy changes that impact industrial real estate markets throughout the U.S., Cushman & Wakefield reported in a logistics and industrial research briefing released today. However, the report concludes that a trade war with China or U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA… Read More →

Industrial & office steal spotlight from multifamily at 10th Annual IREM-CCIM Economic Forecast

While many turned their attention to Washington D.C. for the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the Valley’s heaviest hitters in commercial real estate joined forces at the 10th Annual IREM-CCIM Economic Forecast on Friday at the Arizona Biltmore. For the program, 21 of the Valley’s top commercial real estate leaders with 521-plus years of combined CRE… Read More →

Event Recap: Rebuilding a leading housing market

Heading into 2017, housing market experts share cautious optimism about the future of Arizona’s residential market, which they discussed in front of a sellout crowd of nearly 700 people at the eighth annual AZ Dealmakers event today. The theme for this year’s event — put on by Belfiore Real Estate Consulting, Rose Law Group and… Read More →

Designing a better tomorrow: Q&A with AIA Arizona President

With more than 20-years of experience in architecture, Caroline Lobo, president of American Institute of Architects Arizona, brings a unique perspective and a wealth of experience to AIA in its efforts to promote the architectural profession through the strength and participation of members. In addition to her role as president, Lobo is also the founding… Read More →

Phoenix retail vacancy falls despite national tenant closures

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The Greater Phoenix retail market is improving at a steady pace with vacancy dropping, rents ticking higher and investment activity gaining momentum.  The city has seen positive trends despite the store closures of such national chains as The Room Store and Sports Authority. Retail vacancy fell 10 basis points in the second quarter, reaching 9.4… Read More →

AZRE names Most Influential Women in CRE for 2016

The 12 women who made AZRE’s Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate list are an extraordinary bunch. While that seems implied in the recognition, it’s something that goes beyond their professional achievements. Many of these women had to work their way through the ranks to a C-suite. One was a dealer in a casino.… Read More →

Valley Partnership leaders weigh in on the future of development

Valley Partnership’s mission is advocating responsible development. The advocacy group represents the commercial, industrial and masterplanned real estate development industry by presenting a balanced, pro-development perspective and the Valley’s best industry education and networking opportunities. But what should be the 25- or 30-year vision for Valley Partnership? What role do Valley Partnership’s leaders think the… Read More →

IREM and CCIM host 2016 economic forecast

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by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Industry Insiders

With an overall growth in the commercial real estate industry in 2015, what lies ahead in 2016 for Metro Phoenix? Find out Friday, Jan. 22, at the Tempe Center for the Arts at the 2016 Institute of Real Estate Management and Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute Economic Forecast and get the real scoop from the… Read More →

Sperry Van Ness becomes SVN with new brand, logo, vision

by in AZRE Magazine | Careers | Industry Insiders | Newsmakers

Sperry Van Ness has been a recognized company brand in the Commercial Real Estate industry across the nation for many years.  From one office to currently over 200 offices, the SVN franchise has grown and is stronger than ever.  The world is changing and so is SVN.  We have a new brand, a new logo,… Read More →

ULI Arizona sparks discussions free of bias

The Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members, dispersed throughout 95 countries. In Arizona, Deb Sydenham, FAICP, is executive director of an award-winning ULI District Council that approaches the industry with problem-solving programs throughout the year. No program is more well-known, though, than the intensive Trends Day —… Read More →

ULI Arizona’s ‘Shark Tank’ participants get real

The Urban Land institute’s Arizona District Council is bringing together real deals and expert money in an event tailored after popular investment reality show “Shark Tank.” Entrepreneurs present real estate development proposals to a panel of ‘sharks’ (read: veteran real estate investors) and an audience of real estate professionals with hope of being awarded investment… Read More →

A look at a decade of ULI’s Trends Days

Trends Day is exactly as it sounds — and nothing as it sounds. It’s a day when thought-leaders congregate around panels, keynotes and between coffee cups about the latest trends in development. However, it’s much more than that. It’s one day a year when every decision-maker steps out of the C-suite and shares eight valuable… Read More →

Phoenix retail development makes a slow comeback

The retail land market in the Phoenix area is waking up from its nearly seven year dormancy. While sales and development for retail pads and in-fill parcels has been at an all-time high, the development of new shopping centers has remained at a stand-still – and with good reason. The housing boom and subsequent bust… Read More →