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Brelby Theater Company wins FirstBank contest

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Brelby Theatre Company, a Glendale-based company that produces professional live theatrical shows and operates classes and workshops, has been named the winner of the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest.” Brelby Theater Company representatives learned they won on Friday morning when representatives of FirstBank arrived at the theater with an oversized check and balloons.  The… Read More →

Centrica signs global banking giant to 10 year deal


In one of the largest Arizona real estate transactions of 2015, Centrica, an adaptive reuse project by Phoenix Rising Investments, LLC (PRI) signed a 10-year lease for their entire 117,000 square foot project. Banco Santander’s US Consumer group subsidiary, Santander Consumer USA Holdings, Inc, will move into Centrica in the New Year, netting Mesa’s Fiesta… Read More →

Phoenix retail development makes a slow comeback


The retail land market in the Phoenix area is waking up from its nearly seven year dormancy. While sales and development for retail pads and in-fill parcels has been at an all-time high, the development of new shopping centers has remained at a stand-still – and with good reason. The housing boom and subsequent bust… Read More →

15 Things You Must Drink in Phoenix

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When it comes to drinking the night away, there are a few cocktails that reign supreme. Today, the editorial staff of AZ Big Media would like to present the 15 essential drinks that every connoisseur of Arizona nightlife — or day drinking — has to try before they die. We’re not including any PBRs or… Read More →

CBRE releases recent transaction report Oleg Dudko
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CBRE’s Tucson office has released the following transaction report for the last two weeks: LEASES Duffield, Miller, Young, Adamson, and Alfred PC have leased 6,926 square feet of office space at 3430 E Sunrise Drive from United Insurance Company of America. The tenant was self-represented. David Volk with CBRE’s Tucson office represented the landlord. Tula… Read More →

NAIOP members’ office and industrial projects

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Project profile criteria per NAIOP: Property must be owned or have non-refundable earnest money in escrow by 8/1/15. Property must have a color site plan and color rendering completed. Property must have proper zoning in place. Property must be bigger than 100,000 square feet Amkor Headquarters  Developer: Ryan Companies US, Inc. General Contractor: Ryan Companies… Read More →

Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR October transactions feverpitched
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SALE Brad Dorsey Investments, LLC purchased a 6,000 square foot industrial building on 4.50 acres at 3911 N. Highway Dr. in Tucson from Highway Drive, LLC for $725,000.  Rob Glaser, SIOR, CCIM, and Pat Welchert, SIOR, Industrial Specialists, with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, represented the seller and Mike Hennessy with Burris, Hennessy & Co.,… Read More →

Marcus & Millichap sell three properties totaling $10.75M


Ventana Medical Systems Inc. Marcus & Millichap announced the sale of Ventana Medical Systems Inc., a 60,000-square foot net-leased property located in Marana, AZ, according to Don Morrow, regional manager of the firm’s Phoenix office. The asset sold for $8,600,000. Mark Ruble and Jamie Medress, investment specialists in Marcus & Millichap’s Phoenix office, had the… Read More →

IDT911 expands headquarters at Riverwalk in Scottsdale

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Cushman & Wakefield announced that IDT911 signed a long-term lease extension and is expanding its operations at Riverwalk Arizona, 7580 N. Dobson Rd. in Scottsdale, AZ. Mark Seale, Senior Director with Cushman & Wakefield, represented IDT911 in the lease negotiations. The landlord, The Alter Group of Chicago, was self-represented. The tenant, a leading B2B identity… 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 →

ASU Law gets $2 million gift from Steele Foundation

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The Steele Foundation has made a grant award of $2 million to the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University to endow the Daniel Cracchiolo Chair in Civil and Criminal Litigation, thus founding the largest named chair within the school’s history. In addition, the grant will establish a scholarship fund from the… Read More →

First Credit Union among best to work for

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First Credit Union (FCU) has been named one of the 2015 Best Credit Unions to Work For. Credit Union Journal has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best credit unions. The list is made up… Read More →

Biltmore brings back ultimate driving experience

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The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has brought back the super car ultimate driving experience – with even more high-gear excitement for 2015-2016. ”The Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience puts guests behind the wheel of some of the world’s most exclusive super cars on a thrilling Arizona driving tour, and for the second season the… Read More →

LON’s launches Wines of the World Series

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Beginning in October 2015, LON’s at the Hermosa will be uncorking their award-­winning wine program to take guests on a worldwide wine tasting experience in their first­‐ever Wines of the World Educational Series. Guests will be able to sample a specific varietal (Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Chardonnay, etc.) and  compare and contrast the difference in flavor… Read More →