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Tractor Supply Company plans Arizona distribution center

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Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, announced Monday plans to build a new distribution center in Casa Grande, Ariz. “The addition of a new distribution center in the Southwest is key to our western expansion strategy,” said Greg Sandfort, president and CEO. “Arizona’s proximity to… Read More →

Tuft & Needle relocates to Phoenix’s warehouse district

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Tuft & Needle, a startup mattress company, is relocating its headquarters to the Levine Machine Building in Downtown Phoenix’s warehouse district. Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. negotiated a 5-year lease as Tuft & Needle relocates from Tempe to a 5,100-square foot facility at 605 E. Grant St. Tuft & Needle designs and manufactures a… Read More →

Robert Gracz wins executive award from CoreNet Global

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Robert Gracz, Vice President of Corporate Real Estate for Avnet, Inc., was named the Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year for the Arizona chapter of CoreNet Global. CoreNet Global is the world’s premier professional association for corporate real estate executives and workplace professionals. In his role at Avnet, Inc., Gracz is responsible for executing… Read More →

Land Advisors lists resort-ready oceanfront property in Mexico

Ocean front property in the pacific side in Cabo San Lucas, just beside Diamante Cabo and Rancho San Cristobal.

Land Advisors Resort Solutions (LARS) is brokering the sale of resort-ready, oceanfront property in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  The specific parcel, known as San Jose Pacifica, envelops more than 1,200 acres and is situated just seven miles west of the popular Cabo San Lucas Marina district. “With its views, its location and its development opportunities,… Read More →

Chandler opens RFP for retail, entertainment

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The City of Chandler is looking for proposals to add mixed use development, including retail and entertainment to its downtown. The City has opened a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 4.6-acre property located on the southwest corner of Chandler Boulevard and Arizona Avenue commonly known as Sites 1-2-3. This property acts as the northern… Read More →

Mighty McDowell: The rise, fall, rebirth of Scottsdale’s southern core

By Kelly Corsette,Communications and Public Affairs Director, City of Scottsdale   When Cox Communications scoured locations for its next generation high-speed Internet service, it sought a smart, hip, tech-savvy customer base. It selected a luxury apartment development rising immediately east of SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center – in the heart of Scottsdale’s McDowell Corridor.… Read More →

CoreNet Global makes space in a changing workplace

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To add value to a corporate end user, you have to learn to think like one. That starts with realizing a client’s No. 1 business isn’t real estate, says Colliers International’s Bill Littleton. The executive vice president of Colliers’ corporate solution group works with six national and global corporate end users and has 25 years… Read More →

Valley Partnership Reviews Sites for 2014 Community Project

The Valley Partnership Community Project Committee toured nonprofits Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped, Boys Hope Girls Hope and Valley Life.

Inspiring and heart-rending. Those two words stuck in my mind all day as the Valley Partnership Community Project Committee toured the sites recently and met with officials of the three finalists for the 2014 event. All three nonprofit organizations opened up their worlds to us and gave us an opportunity to learn more about them… Read More →

First Solar Sale Earns ‘National Deal of the Year’ Award

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The $113.6M sale of First Solar’s Mesa manufacturing facility to Apple, brokered by Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc., has been named 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year by Business Facilities magazine. “Our Deal of the Year Gold Award winner is a game-changer for Apple and Arizona,” said Business Facilities Editor in Chief Jack… Read More →

Economic development groups are bullish on Arizona

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They are our sales representatives, those intrepid souls knocking on doors in California, China, Germany and New York. They are the smiling faces standing behind CEOs, mayors and the governor when a new business arrival is announced. They are the economic development organizations of Arizona. It’s an alphabet soup of agencies, but they are working… Read More →

Making It New Again: Adaptive Re-use Trend Re-Energizes Community

Old School O7, on the corner of 7th Street and Osborn Road, was a $2M adapative re-use and urban in-fill project by RSP Architects, Wetta Ventures and Chasse Building Tream. Phase I, which was completed 4Q 2013, includes the 1,700 SF Starbucks. Photo by James Neal

A  church turned into a Taco Guild. An old automotive dealership and service station turned into a restaurant complex. A 60,000 SF building that once housed a television studio renovated to service a health center, theater, pharmacy and vitamin shop. To a city’s residents, a building finding a new purpose is a novelty. But to… Read More →

New to Market: FNB Fountainhead Plaza

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A proposed 967,000 SF development called FNB Fountainhead is expected to move into the SWC of Alameda Drive and 55th Street in Tempe and adjacent to Fountainhead Park Office Park parallel to the I-10 freeway. The plans include four Class-A contemporary office buildings, ranging from three to 12 stories, two parking structures (3,600 spaces positioned… Read More →

LPC Developments Bring 5,000 Jobs to West Valley

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Just two weeks after unveiling its plans to develop a major new business park in Goodyear, Ariz., Lincoln Property Company (LPC) has announced another new business park project, 10 Lincoln. 10 Lincoln will total more than 1 MSF on 72 acres. The development consists of five buildings ranging in size from 80 KSF to 500 KSF, with anticipated… Read More →

Chandler Looking for Developer for Downtown Property

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The City of Chandler opened a Request for Information (RFI) today for the downtown property located directly west of Chandler City Hall known as Site 6.  This site in the city’s urban core is considered a catalyst for the next stage of development in downtown Chandler. The RFI is the first of two phases, asking… Read More →