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Chandler approves 20-acre industrial park plans

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The Chandler City Council approved the Planned Area Development (PAD) zoning request and site plan approval for Chandler Airport Center on Oct. 23, a general industrial park at the SWC of Germann and Cooper roads in Chandler. Meritex Chandler, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Minneapolis based Meritex, will develop Chandler Airport Center in association… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Halloween Cocktails Edition

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Keep your Halloween bash’s libations in good, haunted spirits with the following recipes provided by RA Sushi, Sapporo and  and STILLHOUSE Moonshine. Cast a spell with one of RA Sushi’s Potent Potions, such as: • Witches Brew (single $9/double $18): a bubbling blend of Southern Comfort, Amaretto Disaronno, cold sake, liqueurs and tropical juices. • Frozen Black Lagoon ($7) is… Read More →

In the Mix: Darlene Love, Duke Dumont, Citizen Cope

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Citizen Cope @ The Marque Citizen Cope, Clarence Greenwood, started out as the DJ for hip hop group Basehead, but now records under his own label and is an American songwriter and performer. He released three albums starting in 2004 with his first self-titled album and “Every Waking Moment” debuted at No. 69 on the… Read More →

House of Comedy Pre-Show Q&A with Michael Malone

Michael Malone, Photo Credit-Natalie Walker

  The Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy pre-show Q-and-A series give you 10 questions of insight into your favorite comedians’ minds.   Comedian Michael Malone’s introduction to comedy included listening to a Richard Pryor album on an old record player as a kid. Decades later, Malone is scheduled to release his next album through Pryor’s label. Malone… Read More →

Haunted Ballet gives ‘Swan Lake’ spooky twist

Ballet Arizona

Ballet Arizona is kicking off Halloween weekend and the start of their season with a spooky twist to its performance of the classic ballet “Swan Lake.” Bringing “Swan Lake” back to Ballet Arizona for the first time since 2009, the dancers will perform the ballet in their traditional costumes, but the “normal clothing” rule does not apply… Read More →

Multifamily lending update: Quality over quantity

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By Charlie Williams, Senior vice president, Berkadia   What do developers and investors have to be able to show lenders to improve their odds of getting financed? It is important that the major aspects of the developer’s business plan are viable and supportable. Lenders are not interested in relying on any assumption of a home run… Read More →

Things to Do: Halloween Edition

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You’ve been trick-or-treating for years. Don’t you think it’s time to mix things up? Try these events around the Valley for a little bit of a treat! 10/31: Life After Death Race II Bring your best Halloween costumes and best racing bicycles to Margaret T. Hance Park on Halloween night to participate in a festive… Read More →

GDC/RE founders move retail team to NGKF

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GDC/RE founders Joe Doucett and Tim Gunnink are bringing their team of retail specialists to Newmark Grubb Knight Frank‘s (NGKF) Phoenix office, where the number of real estate professionals has grown fourfold in the past two years. With nearly 25 years of real estate experience between them, Doucett and Gunnink will join the retail division of… Read More →

The Big Bling Theory: Keep jewelry practical in the office

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“The Business Fashionista” is AZ Big Media’s fashion blog for the business-minded. It examines the dos, don’ts and musts of the modern fashionista who wants to stay in step with the latest trends in the workplace. Bangles, bracelets, necklaces, wedding rings, midi rings, toe rings, studs, hoops and cuff earrings. Just admit it ― when… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Toast Pear Day at Perfect Pear Bistro

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You may think you love pears, but be pre-pear-ed to get schooled in the juicy fruit this weekend. In the name of National Pear Day, Oct. 25, the folks at Perfect Pear Bistro are whipping up a mix of savory quesadillas, “pear bread,” sweet cocktails and enough dishes to make this national day feel like… Read More →

Caution: Low-Flying Aircraft Policies

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October 23, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Featured

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a significant reduction in the maximum height limit of buildings near U.S. airports to ensure aircraft have clearance to continue an ascent in the unlikely event that an engine fails at takeoff. The proposed policy would limit building heights of new commercial projects within 10,000 feet of the… Read More →

Leasing the sun

Mark Covington, Exec QA, WEB
October 22, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Featured

BOMA Greater Phoenix has been working toward the efficiency and sustainability of its members and other commercial buildings for many years. Its Kilowatt Krackdown energy benchmarking and tuning program has engaged almost 500 commercial buildings in the Valley of the Sun since 2009 and has helped Phoenix to grow from No. 23 on the list… Read More →

Before heading to haunted houses, check for a permit

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Some people go for the adrenaline rush, some go for the Halloween tradition, others are dragged along, but, no matter the reason, when it comes to haunted houses, Phoenix officials say the public’s safety should be a priority. While haunted houses are a favorite pastime in fall, they can be unsafe with fog, dark corners,… Read More →

Constructing a Competitive Edge

Glendale Community College Technology 1 Building
October 20, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Featured

Whether it’s building a research facility from the ground-up or renovating a historic stadium, institutions of higher education must always be — or appear to be — on a competitive edge. ASU’s decision to enter a $162M renovation of Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., comes in the wake of other Pac-12 schools’ stadium upgrades… Read More →