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The True Life Companies gives back to the City of Flagstaff

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August 27, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Investment

The True Life Companies, the developers of Pine Canyon, a master-planned golf course community in Flagstaff, will be presenting the City of Flagstaff with a check for more than $922,000. The check presentation will take place during the city council meeting on Tuesday, August 25, which begins at 4 p.m. As part of the development agreement with the City of Flagstaff,… Read More →

AZCREW: CREW Network Pays it Forward

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A lot can happen in 15 minutes. Advice can be offered. New appointments saved. Minds can be changed. Coffee can be retrieved between meetings. For many executives, time is priceless. Time is how many members of AZCREW “pay it forward” these days, through mentorship programs and networking functions. However, AZCREW’s national parent, CREW Network, has… Read More →

ABA-AGC apprenticeship program to fill talent shortage

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The house, the cabin, the cars and the company. Dean Lundstrom lost it all when he declared bankruptcy in 2010. Twenty-six employees were out of work. His company had been awarded American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects. At a point, though, Lundstrom says he knew it was too late to save his business. However, knowing… Read More →

Second quarter 2015 brokerage reports

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With the closing of the second quarter and first half of 2015, brokerages around the Valley provided their numbers and predictions for the last and next six months in various commercial sectors. Q2 OFFICE REPORTS Cushman & Wakefield CBRE C&W|PICOR Marcus & Millichap DTZ Colliers (Office) Colliers (Medical Office) JLL Q2 INDUSTRIAL REPORTS C&W|PICOR CBRE… Read More →

P.B. Bell celebrates anniversary of their largest acquisition

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P.B. Bell, a leader in multi-family housing development and management, is marking the one-year anniversary of its biggest acquisition by celebrating improved occupancies stemming from the completion of major renovations within the seven-property portfolio. The acquisition, which closed in July of 2014, included nearly 2,800 apartment units in complexes throughout metropolitan Phoenix. The transaction represented… Read More →

Distribution building sells for $2.15M in investment transaction

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June 24, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Investment

A 25,570 SF industrial building at 1401 S. SIesta Lane in Tempe, sold for $2,150,000 or $84.08 per SF. Lee & Associates Broker Kurt Saulnier and Principal Ken McQueen worked both sides of the transaction. The seller was Dunbar Siesta of El Segundo, CA and the buyer was Adler Realty Investments of Woodland Hills, CA.… Read More →

Preliminary master development plan for ASU Athletics Facilities District released

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Arizona State University (ASU) and Catellus Development Corporation, a nationally recognized master developer, are taking an important step toward creating a world-class urban community immediately adjacent to ASU’s Tempe Campus.  Following several months of due diligence and market analysis, Catellus worked in collaboration with ASU to develop a preliminary master development plan to transform the… Read More →

The great exchange: How 1031 exchanges affect local markets

The Offices at Reems in Surprise were recently exchanged through a 1031 deferral, handled by Colliers International's Rob Martensen.

With the talk of tax reform that would repeal or limit 1031 Exchanges, the global effect of changing like-kind deals is in the spotlight. Section 1031 Exchanges, or like-kind exchanges, are used in commercial real estate to allow investors to reinvest their profits into a new property through an exchange of a similarly valued property… Read More →

Helix Capital closes $5.83M private loan deal

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Helix Capital, an Arizona-based commercial real estate investment, development, brokerage and management company, recently closed a $5.83 million private loan deal. Helix provided private financing for a 52,134 SF shopping center located at Bell and Reems Roads in Surprise, Ariz. The shopping center is 100 percent leased and Mountainside Fitness is the anchor tenant, occupying 75… Read More →

Strength in Numbers: Crowdfunding bullish on real estate

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Crowdfunding isn’t just about raising capital for smart watches, giant batches of potato salad or unexpected life events. It’s increasingly an online marketplace used by real estate investors around the country. Massolution reported last April that crowdfunding platforms raised $2.7 billion for more than a million campaigns in 2012. It went on to predict, as… Read More →

CCIM Central Arizona wins national award

The CCIM Institute recognized nine local CCIM chapters for excellence at its Midyear Business Meetings in Chicago, held March 22–25. The annual CCIM President’s Cup awards program took place on March 24, honoring CCIM chapters that have demonstrated the highest degree of skill, ingenuity, and innovation in promoting the membership benefits of the Institute at… Read More →

Phoenix firm buys El Paso industrial portfolio

CBRE announced the sale of a four-building, 245,745-square-foot industrial portfolio in El Paso, Texas, on behalf of New York-based Sullivan Crosby Trust. Phoenix, Arizona-based ViaWest Group purchased the portfolio in an off-market transaction for an undisclosed price. Christian Perez Giese, William Caparis, Anthony Mash and Arturo De la Mora, with CBRE’s El Paso office, represented the seller. The buildings are… Read More →

Aspire Real Estate Investments makes first acquisition

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Aspire Real Estate Investments (Branden Lombardi, Zach Sakas, principals) announced its first acquisition since the formation of the residential land investment focused company, with the successful acquisition of +/- 40 acres of raw land at the northeast corner of Jomax Road and 120th Street in Scottsdale, Arizona. This property is one of the last remaining… Read More →

DPR Foundation awards $900K to youth in 2015

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January 30, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Featured | Investment | Newsmakers

The DPR Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping economically disadvantaged youth reach their full potential, today announced 2015 grant awards to 17 organizations, which will collectively receive $900K. The Foundation will distribute $820K in grants to support local youth development programs and set aside an additional $80K in discretionary funds that will be disbursed… Read More →