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50 Things You Must Eat in Phoenix

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Phoenix is a foodie city with a capital “PH” (read: “phoodie”). AZ Big Media’s offices are located in Midtown Phoenix, just a short light rail ride from some of its writers’ favorite downtown and uptown Phoenix restaurants. And, trust us, when we say we take our meal times pretty seriously around these parts. Whether you’re… Read More →

Deborah Pearson: Most Influential Women

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Deborah Pearson, SVP of strategy and brand, Arizona State Credit Union Pearson is a strategic executive with broad expertise in creating value for target markets, organizations and stakeholders. Greatest accomplishment: “Learning the value of collaboration, communicating the ‘why,’ and the importance of demonstrating the highest degree of character by being respectful and genuine.” Childhood aspiration: “A woman… Read More →

2015 Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate

Mike Mertes, Az Big Media

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 →

Valley-based Tortilla Fish plans 5 new locations

Tortilla Fish
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The home of the most authentic Baja-style Shrimp and Fish Tacos, Tortilla Fish plans to more than quadruple its business over the next two years. Locally owned and Valley based Tortilla Fish, which has garnered 5-Star reviews since opening its first location in Tempe two years ago, has announced a second location opening at 44th Street and Thomas in the Arcadia Center by mid-October. Owner… Read More →

Moon Valley Shopping Center gets renovations and new lease

Safeway Scottsdale, WEB

Safeway and Triumph Properties Group, the owners of the Moon Valley Shopping Center which is located at 13440 N. Seventh Street, Phoenix, Ariz., at the northwest corner of Thunderbird Road and Seventh Street, have recently entered into a new twenty year lease. Safeway has agreed to invest several million dollars in the expansion, renovation and… Read More →

Daum negotiates $1.34M sale of Phoenix industrial building

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Daum Commercial Real Estate Services has negotiated the $1.34 million sale of a 20,310-square-foot office/warehouse industrial building located at 3342 E. Wier Ave. in southeast Phoenix. Mike Wallis with Daum Phoenix represented both the buyer and seller in the transaction. The buyer was Pitts International Investment Group of Phoenix and plans to use the property… Read More →

Valley Partnership 2014 Community Project earns recognition

AFH 1: Finishing touches to the 2014 Valley Partnership Community Project at Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped included the addition of tactile sculptures that were donated and constructed by Trademark Visual.
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Valley Partnership has announced its 2014 Community Project has been selected as a finalist for Arizona Forward’s 35th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards. Last year’s project recipient was Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped (AFH). The project is a finalist in the Site Development (Private Sector) category. AFH is a human services organization whose primary mission is… Read More →

Casino Arizona will host ‘Comic Bingo’

Daniel Villeneuve,
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It’s time for bingo players and comic book fans to summon their superpowers and embark on a journey to Casino Arizona. September 12 marks the casino’s inaugural Comic Bingo event, which will take place from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. This special night will be full of fun, games and prizes – including a free… Read More →

CBRE completes $4.1M sale of Greenbrook apartments

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CBRE has completed the sale of Greenbrook, an 80-unit multifamily apartment complex located at 3536 E. Cambridge Avenue in Phoenix. The property was sold for $4.1 million, or $52,188 per unit. Greenbrook B and L LLC of Tustin, California purchased the property from Greenbrook Apartments LLC of Incline Village, Nevada. Brian Smuckler and Jeff Seaman… Read More →

SimonCRE reflects celebrates five years of success

Joshua Simon, Founder, SimonCRE

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

Arizona Cancer Center

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 →

Mid-year Phoenix retail update


Halfway through 2015 brings good news on the Phoenix retail front with vacancy and absorption continuing to improve. Current vacancy in Phoenix has reached single-digits for the first time in 15 quarters, it is now 9.9%. This is a 400 basis point improvement from the third quarter of 2011 when the vacancy rate was 14%.… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorney appointed to arbitration panel inq
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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West law firm, announced Patrick Irvine, a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been appointed to the arbitration panel for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). In this role, Irvine will act as a neutral decision-maker in resolving securities related disputes involving brokerage firms and brokers. FINRA operates the… Read More →

‘NotMYkid’ hires new program director

Kristen Polin
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NotMYkid, a non-profit dedicated to inspiring positive life choices by educating individuals and communities about the consequences of destructive youth behaviors, has hired Kristen Polin as program director. Kristen joins the leadership team and will oversee the development and implementation of new and existing community and school-based programs throughout Arizona and new communities across the country. Kristen has over… Read More →