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Eastmark celebrates more than 500 sales in 2015


Eastmark, DMB’s newest masterplanned community, recently celebrated over 500 homes sales to date in 2015, bringing the community’s total sales to about 900 in just over two years.  Real estate experts continue to herald the East Valley as a strong housing market and those rising communities have had a number of key economic development wins… Read More →

How can marijuana initiatives affect CRE?


One of the most talked about ballot initiatives this year has been the Arizona Marijuana Legislation Initiative. If it makes it onto the ballot and is approved by voters, the possession and consumption of marijuana would be legal for people 21 years old and older. A 15-percent tax would be levied on the sale of marijuana… Read More →

NAIOP Arizona’s Annual Roundtable

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NAIOP, a Commercial Real Estate Development Association, announced its decision to add retail to its foundation of office and industrial sector resources. This, among other topics, made it onto the table at the 2015 roundtable discussion held by leading members of the Arizona chapter. NAIOP-AZ members gather every year around a table, not necessarily a round… Read More →

CORFAC international Announces 2015 Fall Summit Awards,  Elnur Amikishiyev

CORFAC International announced its annual Thomas B. Hayes Award and Standard of Excellence Awards at its recent Fall Summit held in Minneapolis, MN. CORFAC International is a network association of leading independent commercial real estate service firms with 78 offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Thomas B. Hayes Award: Scott Savacool, CORFAC International President… Read More →

David Weekley opens third neighborhood in master plan

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David Weekley Homes has started sales in its third and newest neighborhood, Fairways at Blackstone. Located in the gated private community of Blackstone at Vistancia, Fairways sits alongside Blackstone Country Club’s Hole No. 3 with views of the Sonoran desert and saguaro cactus lined mountain tops. The neighborhood features 52 spacious homesites with six single-story… Read More →

10 Offices We Wish We Worked In

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What’s your favorite part of work? If your answer is “leaving,” you probably aren’t an employee at one of these 10 Phoenix offices. AZRE magazine asked readers to nominate their favorite office spaces around Arizona, based on amenities, rad decor and overall atmosphere. We also looked for visionary employers who are early adopters of placemaking… Read More →

Mark-Taylor to bring spacious multifamily concept to Mesa

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The first Mark-Taylor-developed rental community in Mesa in almost two decades, San Posada, is well underway and promises to meet a need that is gradually diminishing with the proliferation of high-density communities: those with expansive living areas and wide, open, private spaces. “Our communities are ideal for those who are testing the waters before finding… Read More →

AZRE Source: Sept./Oct. planning & zoning update

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City of Avondale The City of Avondale has created a $2 million fund to aid commercial and residential real estate developers offset the city’s own impact fees. The package produces a $2 million pool that developers can use to offset that cost for roads, parks, infrastructure and public safety needed for new projects. City of… Read More →

The foreclosable future of commercial real estate

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Paul Weiser, shareholder and co-chair of Buchalter Nemer, uses the term “blend and extend” to describe the attitude between landlords and tenants during the recession. This is the dark side of being a tenant-landlord lawyer, he says. This robbed many landlords of their ability to part with tenants who couldn’t afford to pay the full… Read More →

2015 Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate

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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 have held minimum wage jobs, slowly working through the ranks to a C-suite. A few have known the… Read More →

SimonCRE reflects celebrates five years of success

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In five years, SimonCRE has grown from a three-person operation to a thriving commercial real estate development firm with fifteen employees and an extensive portfolio of projects purchased and developed stretching from Oregon to Florida. Founded in 2010 by Joshua Simon, the Scottsdale-based company celebrates its five year anniversary this month. SimonCRE specializes in retail… Read More →

ABA Project Profiles: Arizona’s Finest

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Arizona Builders Alliance is a partnership between the Arizona chapters of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) and the Building Chapter Associated General Contractors (AGC). It represents more than 250 contractors, suppliers and professional service firms in the commercial construction industry. Here are spotlight projects its members have been working on this year. Airport I-10… Read More →

AZRE Source: Planning & Zoning Update July/August 2015  Ioulia Bolchakova

City of Avondale The City of Avondale has announced that the Development and Engineering Services Department has created and enabled a web based software that will allow anyone to submit applications online and receive approvals digitally. The site is called Accela Citizen Access (ACA) and Electronic Document Review (EDR). ACA & EDR allows Development and Engineering… Read More →

Two U-Haul neighborhood dealers open in Mesa Ken Wolter

U-Haul International, Inc. has announced that Arrow Self Storage and Country Club Chevron has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Mesa community. Arrow Self Storage at 1055 W. Guadalupe Road will offer U-Haul trucks, support rental items and in-store pickup for boxes. Country Club Chevron at 414 W. Guadalupe Road will offer U-Haul… Read More →