Investment Archives

Palisades Private Capital Fund acquires Chandler Corporate Center

ChandlerCorpCenter, WEB

Palisades Private Capital Fund 1, a $50-million Fund created by Palisades Mexico Partners (PMP), has acquired Chandler Corporate Center, a two-story, 67,561-square-foot Class A office asset in Chandler, Ariz., for $13.9 million. PMP is a joint venture of Joaquin de Monet, founder and managing principal of Palisades Capital Realty Advisors, LLC, an investment management and… Read More →

Danny’s Family Car Wash in Scottsdale sells for $2M per acre

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ORION Investment Real Estate is pleased to announce the successful ground lease sale of the Danny’s Family Car Wash located at 15515 N. Scottsdale Rd. in Scottsdale, Ariz., for $6.5M to Pacific Scottsdale, LLC. The seller was Scottsdale Place, LLC. The car wash, detailing center, gas facilities and 2 convenience stores, totaling approximately 17,700 square… Read More →

Why more companies are coming to the Valley


When it comes to recruiting new companies to relocate, expand or begin operations in Arizona, it’s all about “getting in the game and the closing the deal.” That was the message delivered at Valley Partnership’s June breakfast before a robust audience at the Phoenix Country Club. Christine Mackay, Economic Development Director for the City of… Read More →

Mixed-use project becomes largest crowd-funded real estate transaction in Phoenix

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June 26, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Featured | Investment

7th Gate Center, a 43,426 square foot mixed-use project located at 1601 North 7th Street in Phoenix, closed for $5,025,000 on June 17. Braxton Glass, Vice President of ORION Investment Real Estate in Scottsdale, facilitated the transaction purchased by Cole Valley Partners, a boutique commercial real estate investment firm based in San Francisco. Harnessing an… Read More →

Stapley Corporate Center sells for $32.5M

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June 26, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Brokerage | Featured | Investment

Buchanan Street Partners, a Newport Beach-based real estate investor, has acquired Stapley Corporate Center, a two-building, Class A office property located at 1840 and 1910 South Stapley Drive in Mesa, Arizona. The acquisition reflects Buchanan Street’s continued investment strategy in the Phoenix area, a market where the firm has been an active buyer of commercial… Read More →

Op-Ed: The problem with prospecting

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Admit it. It’s on the “To Do” list. You work on that list, add to it and then turn the page of your note pad and forget it. You will get to it…but then the week gets busy and you move it to next week…and so it goes. In order to get new business, we… Read More →

Buchanan Street Partners invests $43.25M in Phoenix properties

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March 31, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Featured | Investment

Buchanan Street Partners announced two acquisitions in the greater Phoenix area, including Vue Park West, a 260-unit luxury apartment complex in Peoria, Ariz., and the 106,077 SF Mesa Corporate Center office complex in Mesa, Ariz. The acquisitions reflect Buchanan Street’s continued investment strategy in the Phoenix area, a market where the Newport Beach, Calif.-based investor… Read More →

HFF secures joint venture equity for industrial acquisition

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HFF announced today that it has secured joint venture equity for the acquisition of 43rd Avenue Logistics Center, a new state-of-the-art, 394,775-square-foot industrial facility located in Phoenix. HFF worked on behalf of the buyer, Cohen Asset Management, in arranging the joint venture equity in an off market transaction. Equity proceeds were used to purchase the… Read More →

Luke Lee Joins Transwestern


Transwestern announced the addition of investment services expert Luke Lee to its capital markets group on Thursday. As a vice president based in Phoenix, Lee will offer investment services to institutional and private investors for the acquisition, disposition and recapitalization of commercial real estate assets. Specializing in the healthcare and office sectors, Lee will also… Read More →

Arizona Commercial Real Estate Experts predict slow recovery leading to better 2015

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In the ’90s, the joke was that the state bird was a construction crane, says AAED’s Executive Director Joyce Grossman. She motions out the window of her downtown Phoenix office and says, “You look around here, and you see cranes in the air. That means jobs.” Arizona isn’t seeing the growth it did in the… Read More →

Pinal Land Holdings Closes Largest Acreage Deal Since Recession

Pinal Land Holdings, LLC (PLH) announced Tuesday that it has closed on more than 11,400 acres of land in Pinal County. The land, previously owned by the City of Mesa will be purchased in three phases. This is one of the largest land deals in the history of the City and represents a great economic… Read More →

NorthMarq Provides $6.55M Loan for Bella Solano Apartments

Bella Solano Apartments, NrothMarq
November 20, 2013 by in Finance & RE Law | Investment

Luke Donahue, Senior Director ofNorthMarq’s Phoenix regional office, funded a $6,552,000 million loan for Bella Solano Apartments, a 160 unit multifamily property located at 5656 N. 17th Ave., Phoenix. NorthMarq funded this financing for the borrower through its FHLMC seller-servicer platform. “We’re pleased to have funded another NorthMarq/FHLMC loan on behalf of our good client,”… Read More →

Infill Residential Opportunities Prompt New Joint Venture

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The recovering Phoenix homebuilding market has flexed its muscle once again, prompting a new joint venture that links local real estate development veterans Steven Pritulsky and Paul Timm, and their company New Leaf Communities, with long-time Southern California-based builder Watt Communities. The venture, Watt Communities of Arizona, has closed on two infill townhome community sites—one in… Read More →

Scott Peters: Impact of Affordable Care Act on Healthcare Real Estate

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Healthcare Trust of America, Inc., is a leading owner of medical office buildings in the U.S. with more than 13MSF of MOBs in 27 states. HTA has 1.2MSF of MOB in Arizona, making the company the largest manager in the state. Chairman, CEO and President Scott Peters sat down with AZRE to discuss the Affordable… Read More →