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Anago Cleaning Systems expands into Arizona

February 20, 2015 by in Blogs

Anago Cleaning Systems is expanding into Arizona after signing the state’s first Master Franchisee, Brad Kemp. The corporate cleaning company signs Master Franchisees, who then maintain exclusive rights to sell Unit Franchises, cleaning contracts and assigning franchisees. Kemp’s franchise will cover Maricopa and Pinal counties, with rights to sell unit franchises within the area. With… Read More →

Things to do this week: Art Detour, ‘Potted Potter’

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February 17, 2015 by in Blogs

“Potted Potter” “Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience” takes all seven books of the bestselling series, a live game of Quidditch and condenses it all into a 70-minute comedy. The show is written and performed by two-time Oliver Award-nominated actors Jefferson Turner and Daniel Clarkson. Turner and Clarkson play 360 Harry Potter characters between the… Read More →

David Lord joins Lee & Associates

February 17, 2015 by in Blogs

Lee & Associates announced the hiring of David Lord as principal. Lord  joins Todd Braun and Will Barnard to bolster Lee’s multifamily efforts. Lord comes to Lee & Associates with 35 years of brokerage experience, most recently as the senior vice president at Apartment Realty Advisors (ARA). Before joining ARA, he worked as the Chief… Read More →

Scottsdale’s Dillon Lane lands History Channel role

Dillon Lane

Scottsdale native Dillon Lane’s hair is usually long. But at the start of the year, he decided it was time for a new look, so he chopped off about nine inches of hair. Then he auditioned for a role on History Channel’s upcoming mini series Texas Rising, which tells of the story of the rise of… Read More →

Jen Kober wants you to fill the House of Comedy

Jen Kober, Web
February 13, 2015 by in Blogs

The Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy pre-show Q-and-A series give you 10 questions of insight into your favorite comedians’ minds. Best known for her roles in American Reunion (2012), Grudge Match (2013), Paranoia (2013) and television show “The Mindy Project,” Jen Kober has appeared on the national stage with an original blend of storytelling, stand… Read More →

CBRE Completes Sale of Rose Garden Apartment Community

February 13, 2015 by in Blogs

CBRE has negotiated the following multi-family sales transaction: Arcadia Place Condominiums LLC from Scottsdale, Ariz. has purchased Arcadia Rose Garden condominiums, a 30-unit multi-family property located at 3445 North 36th Street in Phoenix from TSR, Inc., also of Scottsdale. Brian Smuckler and Jeff Seaman of CBRE’s Phoenix office represented both buyer and the seller in… Read More →

Legoland Discovery Center coming to Arizona Mills


Global leisure giant Merlin Entertainments and The Mills, a Simon company, today, announced plans to open a LEGOLAND Discovery Center (LDC) at Arizona Mills. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Phoenix will be Merlin’s seventh LDC to open in the USA and reflects the success of the concept and the huge and enduring appeal of the LEGO brick.… Read More →

The Dish: Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats, Leonello Calvetti

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Instead of splurging on a cliché box of chocolates that you get every year, mix things up with homemade, healthy treats. These options are healthier than the typical heart shaped box of chocolates. It will also show that special someone you took the time to craft these deserts… Read More →

The Classy Kitchen celebrates one-year anniversary

Terri Mainwaring and Linda Klein, owners of Classy Kitchen

Two women not quite ready to retire took over a kitchen consignment store, renamed it The Classy Kitchen and spent the last year building a clientele of art-appreciators. “We’re not a thrift store,” Linda Klein, one of the owners said, “You can tell by looking at it, and we don’t take anything cracked. You just don’t pay… Read More →

Siete II building sells for $3.2M

February 11, 2015 by in Blogs

Colliers International in Greater Phoenix recently completed the sale of the Class B, 54,072-square-foot Siete II building in Phoenix for $3.2 million. Orsett Acquisitions LLC of Phoenix purchased the building, located at 3707 North 7th Street, from UFB Development Corporation of Indianapolis. Both parties were represented by the Colliers Office Solutions Group: Phil Breidenbach, executive… Read More →

Momentum Monday: Mike Auger & Don Pierson

Deloitte Report Reveals Mid-Market Companies Expect U.S. Economic Growth
February 9, 2015 by in Blogs

Here is what these two industry experts say that Arizona needs to of to keep growing its technology sector. Read more on pages 109-112 in AzBusiness January/February edition. Mike Auger, CEO and founder of PikFly “We need continued involvement by the government and cities to encourage relocation of business to Arizona. We also need to continue to<… Read More →

Phoenix construction costs expected to rise in 2015

February 8, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Construction | Featured

On February 5, Mortenson released its quarterly Construction Cost Index report for Phoenix along with five other metropolitan areas in the U.S.  According to the report, non-residential construction labor, material and equipment costs in the greater Phoenix area are forecasted to increase 3% in 2015.While costs fell in the latest quarter and there was 6% decline in local, non-residential construction employment last year… Read More →

ULI Arizona District Council announces advisory board members

February 8, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | In The Spotlight

The Urban Land Institute Arizona District Council (ULI) announced the following land use and real estate development industry leaders as new members of the ULI Arizona District Council Advisory Board: Rick Collins                                                 … Read More →

Toscana Apartments sell for $1.75M

February 8, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs

Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services has announced the sale of Toscana Apartments, a 24- unit apartment community located in Central Phoenix, Arizona. The asset commanded a sales price of $1,750,000 or $72,917 per unit. Brian Tranetzki and Rich Butler, multifamily investment specialists in Marcus & Millichap’s Phoenix office, had the exclusive listing assignment… Read More →