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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 →

Karen Anderson: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Karen Anderson, MD, PhD, associate professor, ASU Biodesign Institute Anderson is focused on understanding how the immune response can be used to detect and alter cancer development. Anderson’s team identifies target tumor and viral proteins and pushes scientific understanding of the mechanisms of the immune regulation of cancer. Greatest accomplishment: “ Inventing diagnostic assays for cancer and… Read More →

Jennifer Anderson: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Jennifer Anderson, senior vice president and regional manager, Wells Fargo Greatest accomplishment: “Working my way up to lead Wells Fargo’s 200-person business banking group in Arizona. I began my career with Wells Fargo in 1997 as a credit analyst, so it was a proud accomplishment for me.” Childhood aspiration: “I wanted to be an equine/large animal veterinarian.  I… Read More →

Hope Leibsohn: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Hope Leibsohn, member, Sherman & Howard Liebsohn has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of estate planning involving wills, trusts, charitable techniques, estate freezes and other sophisticated wealth transfer strategies. She was appointed by former Gov. Janet Napolitano and reappointed by former Gov. Jan Brewer as vice chairman of the Arizona Family College… Read More →

DOL cracks down on illegal practices in construction industry

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For the last five years, the Department of Labor has investigated 16 companies in Utah and Arizona for misclassifying employees as contractors. It came to a close on April 23 with $700,000 owed in back wages, damages and penalties for more than 1,000 construction industry workers in the Southwest. However, this is hardly the end of the… Read More →

The IIDA Southwest PRIDE Awards

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The IIDA Southwest PRIDE Awards were presented on April 23 at Hotel Palomar in Phoenix. INDUSTRY AWARDS PARTNER OF THE YEAR Thomas Reprographics INDUSTRY APPRECIATION Jennifer Kittoe Avalon Collection OUTSTANDING SERVICE Casey Potash KI & Pallas Textiles LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Kelly Bauer Richard+Bauer PROJECT AWARDS COMMERCIAL, <10KSF DESIGN EXCELLENCE Corgan Corgan Phoenix Office COMMERCIAL, <10KSF -AWARD… Read More →

SRP expands biodiesel fleet to cut emissions

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When Salt River Project launched its biodiesel pilot program in 1999, there was no guarantee or expectation that it would grow or become as successful as it is 16 years later. To date, 41 percent of the vehicles in SRP’s fleet are powered by B-20 biodiesel fuel, which is a blend of 20 percent vegetable… Read More →

Quest for the perfect taco: Atoyac Estilo Oaxaca

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Week two of my taco journey took me to Atoyac Estilo Oaxaca on Glendale and 19th avenues. (Read week one here.) Tucked away between a smoke shop and a gas station, it looked liked the perfect dive taco shop to get an authentic street taco. The small shop, which could seat maybe 40 people, was… Read More →

Cushman & Wakefield settles Dept. of Child Services lease

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by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Brokerage | Site Selection

Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. negotiated a long-term lease for the Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) at Mesa Financial Plaza, 1201 S. Alma School Road. The lease, for 46,401 square feet spanning 2 1/2 floors, is new operating office space for DCS. Mesa Financial Plaza, a 16-story high-rise office tower, was built in… Read More →

Sherman & Howard’s John Doran earns honor

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The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers announced the election of Sherman & Howard’s John Alan Doran as a newly elected Fellow.  Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence. Mr. Doran has over 25 years of experience representing employers… Read More →