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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 →

SARRC expands leadership team


Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) has added Paige Raetz as its Residential Transition Academy Director and Kate Thoene as its Social Enterprise Director.  Both Raetz and Thoene join SARRC as part of its leadership team. This month, SARRC named Paige Raetz Director of the Residential Transition Academy, a new two-year residential student program, created… Read More →

Mark-Taylor seeks recruits for new managed properties

Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc.
February 6, 2015 by in Blogs

Best Places to Work honoree Mark-Taylor is actively seeking team members to be part of its growing corps of professionals to manage new properties coming online this spring. Full and part-time positions are available, including assistant manager, leasing consultants, porters and maintenance technicians, for new luxury apartment communities throughout the Valley. The company is hoping… Read More →

The funny world of Sean Donnelly

Sean_Donnelly, WEB
February 6, 2015 by in Blogs | Experience AZ Magazine

The Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy pre-show Q-and-A series give you 10 questions of insight into your favorite comedians’ minds. You may recognize Sean Donnelly from MTV’s World of Jenks, The Late Show with David Letterman, or TruTV series World’s Dumbest.  When he’s not hanging out with his pet bulldog, Rickles, he co-hosts the podcast… Read More →

February 9th is National Pizza Day


Did you know that Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second? So it should come as no surprise that one of America’s favorite dishes would have its own day. Monday, February 9th is National Pizza Day. Locally owned and operated pizzeria, Fired Pie, is celebrating by offering buy one pizza get one pizza FREE… Read More →

Sven Tustin named VP of Conor Commercial

February 5, 2015 by in Blogs

John A. Dobrott, President – Industrial Division of Conor Commercial Real Estate, a member of The McShane Companies, announced that Sven Tustin has joined the firm as vice president of its Southwest regional office.  Tustin will be headquartered in Conor Commercial’s office in Phoenix, Arizona, managing development activities within a wide variety of market sectors… Read More →

Arizona Valentine’s Day Deals – Part Two

Nataliia Kelsheva
February 4, 2015 by in Blogs

Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year. Looking for a restaurant to celebrate or a span and hotel deal to make the night extra special? Here’s a list of restaurants and hotels to do just that. Reservations are recommended. (This is part two of a series.)   Scottsdale: The Herb Box: The… Read More →