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Arizona’s Valley of the Scholars

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Phoenix may be built on a grid system, but it’s not too hyperbolic to say all roads (and, one day, light rail routes) lead to Arizona State University. It’s the theory of diffusion of innovations, says Sundt Construction’s Business Development Manager Ryan Abbott. The theory, which has been around since Everett Rogers published a book… Read More →

Valley Partnership releases community project short-list

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It doesn’t get any easier. The 2015 Valley Partnership Community Project planning process has officially begun. Sixteen grant applications were received, reviewed and ranked by hard-working committee members. The committee short listed the applications to four potential charity recipients. Juliana Norvell of Marc Taylor Inc., led the charge as the charity recipient liaison for the… Read More →

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona relocate corporate office

DTZ, a global leader in commercial real estate services, announced the completion of a 10,097 square foot lease on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSCA) at Valley Commerce Center, 4745 N 7th Street in Phoenix.   Vice President Justin Himelstein with DTZ’s Occupier Services Office Group represented BBBSCA during the lease… Read More →

East Valley cities come together over start-up culture

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The definition of a start-up depends on who’s answering. The general consensus does seem to be a new, small company. The threshold of being a start-up and a young business can be defined by revenue, company size, an acquisition or a new office space. What’s more important, experts say, is the environment that comes with… Read More →

SkySong 3 is now 90 percent leased

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Two new key tech additions are coming to the newest building in SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. An information technology solutions firm and an online technology and business library provider are going to call SkySong 3 their new home. Solugenix Corporation is the longest-serving IT consulting firm in the nation, doing pioneering work since… Read More →

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

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 →