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Keith Earnest leaves RED, joins VanTrust Real Estate

November 12, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | In The Spotlight | Newsmakers

VanTrust Real Estate, LLC announced Wednesday that Keith Earnest has joined the firm as its executive vice president and market leader to grow and manage the local VanTrust real estate portfolio. Prior to joining VanTrust, Earnest spent nine years with RED Development as executive vice president of development. While at RED his resume included the… Read More →

In the Mix: Tegan and Sara, Say Anything, KC and the Sunshine Band

Tegan and Sara
November 12, 2014 by in Blogs | Featured

KC and the Sunshine Band @ The Salt River Ballroom at the Talking Stick Resort Formed in the 1970s, KC and the Sunshine Band’s music has survived the test of time as their music is still played around the world. Harry Wayne Casey (KC) started the band by being backed up by studio musicians form… Read More →

House of Comedy pre-show Q-and-A with Andrew Norelli

Andrew Norelli on "Late Night with David Letterman." Via
November 12, 2014 by in Blogs | Featured | Lifestyle

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 Andrew Norelli got his start doing impressions of family members as a kid. He’s gone on to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with David Letterman, and appearances on Comedy Central specials.… Read More →

Failed condo project re-assembled from 57 ownership groups

Southern Ridge

ABI Multifamily, a multifamily brokerage and advisory services firm, announced the sale of Southern Ridge, an apartment community platted as individual condos, located in Mesa, Ariz. The 113-unit garden-style community was originally built in 1985. Southern Ridge sold for $6,510,000, which reflects a price of $57,610 per unit. The sale is one of three significant… Read More →

Kale & Clover: Mindful Kitchen coming to north Scottsdale

Chef Chris Mayo

Restaurateur German Osio and his team at Osio Culinary Group announced Monday the opening of their fourth restaurant, Kale & Clover: Mindful Kitchen. Kale & Clover is set to open in December at 20511 N. Hayden Rd. at Hayden Peak Crossing in Scottsdale, the same shopping plaza as Osio’s sister restaurant, Local Bistro. Kale &… Read More →

Valley Partnership, CRE community transform Perry Rehabilitation Center

Photo by Shavon Rose/AZ Big Media

On a sun-splashed fall morning, more than 200 volunteers traded their business attire for work clothes to help transform the Perry Rehabilitation Center at the Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped (AFH). The occasion was Saturday’s 27th annual Valley Partnership Community Project. Each year, Valley Partnership undertakes a community project benefitting a nonprofit organization and dedicates… Read More →

NAIOP Arizona announces new chairman, board members

NAIOP Roundtable 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011
November 7, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Newsmakers

NAIOP Arizona named Tom Johnston of Voit Real Estate Services as its Chairman for 2015. The industry group also named new officers, three new board members and re-nominated an existing board member. Johnston, Managing Director at Voit, will be joined by new officers Bob Hubbard, Vice Chairman, LBA Realty; Larry Pobuda, Programs Chair, The Opus… Read More →

Keyser hires three employees

November 7, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Newsmakers

Keyser, a commercial real estate advisory firm providing global real estate services to tenants of office, industrial, retail, healthcare, technology and educational space, announced Friday that Matthew Cummings, Rick Osselaer and Harris Wilbur have joined the firm. Cummings joins Keyser from Mohr Partners, a national commercial real estate firm, where he served as head of… Read More →

Cooper, Cardinal and Company brokers Las Casitas Apartments

Las Casitas
November 6, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Brokerage | In The Spotlight

Cooper, Cardinal and Company LLC, a boutique multi-family investment brokerage firm with headquarters in Phoenix, recently closed the transaction for Las Casitas Apartments, a 10-unit turn-key multi-family community located in Phoenix, Arizona.  The sale price of $425,000 represents a capitalization rate of 7.75% on Proforma income. It equates to $42,500 per unit or $60.02 per… Read More →

Desert Splash Tours gives adventure new point of view

Desert Splash's float plane at sunset.
November 6, 2014 by in Blogs

When people think of outdoor adventures in Arizona, they don’t usually jump straight to sea plane tours. However, Desert Splash Adventures has been the only company to offers sea plane tours in the desert for the last four years, and the company’s season in Arizona is just starting to lift off again. Flights depart from Scottsdale Airport and go… Read More →

Keep it fresh at work with these hygiene tips, Copyright: lightwise

“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. Being a business fashionista isn’t just all about dressing the part. It’s about looking the part, too. Hygiene is… Read More →

In the Mix: Life in Color Paint Party, Tech N9ne, Manchester Orchestra

Krewella will be performing at Life in Color Paint Party at CityScape this week.

Tech N9ne @ The Marquee Theatre After being in multiple musical groups, Aaron Dontez Yates, Tech N9ne, found his own path as a rapper by finding his own record label Strange Music. The release of his seventh album, “Killer,” put him over his goal of selling over one million album sales in 2008. His powerful… Read More →

Scottsdale prepares for the Super Bowl effect

City of Scottsdale charges into tangential tourism effects of 2015 Super Bowl and Phoenix Open. Pictured: Ornate flood control dike in Scottsdale., Copyright: DesertSolitaire

Although the City of Scottsdale is not the host of the 2015 Super Bowl, there are many events that will attract visitors during their stay for the major sporting event. “Scottsdale’s entertainment district is without a doubt a pull for Super Bowl visitors who are looking to celebrate at bars and clubs,” said Megan Doyle,… Read More →

Think before you ink a commercial lease


By J. Phillip Glasscock, CPA and Attorney at Law If you are a commercial tenant, your business premises lease might represent your highest monthly expense and your longest business commitment. Before signing a commercial lease, a thoughtful exercise in “due diligence” can help protect you from getting burned. Here are some basic “dos and don’ts”… Read More →