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Villa Serena apartment complex sells for $6.42M

Villa Serena Main Pic, Colliers, WEB
August 27, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Brokerage | In The Spotlight

Colliers International in Greater Phoenix recently completed the sale of Villa Serena, a 137-unit Class B apartment complex, for $6.42 million, or $46,861 per unit. Janet LePage of North Vancouver, BC, purchased the complex, located at 4221 W. Dunlap Avenue, from Bligh Group, LLC, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. Bill Hahn, Jeffrey Sherman and Trevor… Read More →

Clear Title ranks on Inc. 500 | 5000 List

August 27, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Finance & RE Law

Clear Title Agency of Arizona, a commercial and residential title and escrow service provider, is ranked No. 671 on the eighth annual Inc. 500|5000 List, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. It is the second straight year Clear Title has earned the distinction, moving up more than 300 spots from last year’s… Read More →

Bridal expo, punk rock + things to do this weekend

Stop daydreaming about the perfect wedding and do something about it at the Bridal Expo! Photo: 123RF.com, Copyright: iofoto

Here are some of our top things to try this weekend. Though we’re sad to say we can’t help you choose between the Jason Mraz and Ed Sheeran concerts on Saturday.   8/29: Tim Meadows Tim Meadows was one of the longest running cast members on Saturday Night Live with 10 seasons under his belt… Read More →

Tempe Mission Palms gets a new coat of paint

How the Tempe Mission Palms will look with a new coat of paint. Courtesy of Ghaster Painting Colorvision LLC.
August 19, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | In The Spotlight

Ghaster Painting & Coatings announced today it will be painting the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel. This hotel has been an icon in Tempe since it opened in 1985 and is currently ranked at the No. 1 hotel in Tempe by TripAdvisor and is a part of the Destination Hotels & Resorts group. Ghaster will be… Read More →

GPE Commercial Advisors bucks female-ratio trend

Left to right: Kristina Konen, Angela Williams, Lei Anne Oborne, Linda Robbins, CCIM, Tracey Galligan, Kristie Jones, Marion Chaney, Pamela Herzog, Julie Johnson, CCIM, Brooke Askew-Rossi.
In meetings and couldn’t attend: L Danielle O’Dea, Becky Bishop, Gina Gringle, Jennifer Pliska and Alexandra Loye.

by Ronald Genovese, Founder and Designated Broker at GPE Commercial Advisors Recently, more and more articles are emerging with titles and taglines that shed light on commercial real estate’s male dominated workforce, causing us to acknowledge that the old ideology is still part of our industry today. GlobeSt.com published  an article in April 2014, entitled… Read More →

The Luhrs endures: Adaptive reuse, retail breathe life into iconic downtown building

Luhrs, WEB

Nestled among the steel and glass high rises in downtown Phoenix, the Luhrs Building stands as a symbol of the iconic brick-and-mortar structures that once graced the inner city. As the City of Phoenix embraces the concept of adaptive reuse, the Luhrs Building, constructed in 1924 at a cost of $553,000, is part of this… Read More →

Employers may want to reconsider dog policy in the workplace

Want an employee to work like a dog? Let them bring one in! Dogs in the workplace may increase productivity.
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August 18, 2014 by in Blogs | Featured

If you’re a dog lover but are not quite lucky enough to be employed by a company that allows dogs in the office, then maybe with a bit of information and perseverance you can snag a break and get to spend the occasional workday with your canine friend. But why should your company let you… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Kelly’s at SouthBridge Popsicles

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It must be Christmas in July! Kelly’s at SouthBridge has combined three of our favorite things: wine, Popsicles and fruit into a new delicious cocktail on its menu. The swanky pub’s cocktails — which feature a frozen Popsicle served in a glass of wine — comes in three flavors: cucumber melon, blueberry basil and watermelon… Read More →

Georgia Lord – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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August 14, 2014 by in Blogs

Georgia Lord – Mayor, City of Goodyear Lord has served as mayor of Goodyear since 2011 and has served on the Goodyear City Council since 2005. In 2013, GPEC awarded Lord the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her promotion of economic development in the region. Key to her success: “The most important quality that… Read More →

Caretaker Landscape hires, promotes four managers

August 14, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Newsmakers

Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management has hired four new managers. Pat Lynch, Senior Account Manager Caretaker Landscape and Tree Management has promoted Pat Lynch to Senior Account Manager.  Lynch is a Certified Desert Landscape Professional (CDLP), Arizona Certified Landscape Professional (ACLP) and Arizona Certified Pesticide Applicator (ACPA).  Lynch joined Caretaker more than nine years ago… Read More →

Jonathan Adler to open first Arizona store Aug. 22

By James McDonald

Jonathan Adler is pleased to announce the addition of an Arizona store to its retail portfolio. Jonathan Adler Biltmore Fashion Park is slated to open August 22nd.  It will be the brand’s 27th boutique and its first in Arizona. The new store features about 2,900 square feet of selling space and will be the fourth… Read More →

Quality Bedding Inc acquires industrial building in Phoenix

3148 N. 38th Drive - PR Photo, WEB
August 11, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Brokerage | In The Spotlight

DAUM Commercial Real Estate Services announced that it represented the buyer in the purchase of a 13,178 sq. ft. industrial building located in Phoenix. Trevor McKendry of DAUM’s Phoenix office represented Quality Bedding, Inc. in this sale. The building is located at 4132 N. 38th Drive. Quality Bedding, Inc has been manufacturing bedding for over… Read More →

Platform Scottsdale: Financing 101

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Finance seems like a big scary word. Even scarier, is trusting someone else with your finances. Here are a couple of quick tips to be smarter with your hard earned money, and not let fear get in the way of financial freedom.     Use your personal network.  Ask your friends and family if they… Read More →

Tilted Kilt launches a battle of the burgers

Banger Burger, paired with the Fire Scotch drink.

While the nation’s favorite NFL and college teams will be battling it out on the field this fall to show who’s best, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, a sports bar that pays homage to the old public houses of America, England, Scotland and Ireland, is gearing up for its own battle with the launch of… Read More →