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Sperry Van Ness becomes SVN with new brand, logo, vision

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by in AZRE Magazine | Careers | Industry Insiders | Newsmakers

Sperry Van Ness has been a recognized company brand in the Commercial Real Estate industry across the nation for many years.  From one office to currently over 200 offices, the SVN franchise has grown and is stronger than ever.  The world is changing and so is SVN.  We have a new brand, a new logo,… Read More →

NAIOP selects 12 young professionals for mentor program

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The 2015-2016 NAIOP Arizona Developing Leaders Mentor Program protégés have been announced, and the 12 young professionals come from all corners of the Valley’s commercial real estate industry. Each protégé was selected to participate in the year-long program in which they will attend educational seminars and complete a full scale development project by the end… Read More →

Downtown Phoenix targets Millennial office workers

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by in AZRE Magazine | Careers | New to Market | Office

Downtown Phoenix has transformed over recent years with $4.6 billion dollars in public and private investments, including light rail, new hotel developments, restaurants, boutiques, Arizona State University and University of Arizona campus expansions, Phoenix Convention Center, and a growing number of residential developments. In concert with the downtown Phoenix renaissance, renovations have been completed at… Read More →

NAIOP Developing Leaders program gets national recognition

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Last year, NAIOP Arizona received national attention for its Developing Leaders program. “It’s a great program, because you overcome the lack of common ground with more seasoned professionals,” says Robert Guerena, vice president of development at Seefried Properties and 2015 chair of the developing leaders program. “You don’t know the right questions to ask a 30-… Read More →

Sundt named state’s largest employee-owned company

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The National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) has identified Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) as the largest majority employee-owned company in the state of Arizona and the sixth largest in the construction industry. Sundt established its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in 1972 as a way to create a heightened sense of dedication and commitment among… Read More →

AMA: HUD-sight is 20/20

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There’s an opening for a high school biology teacher. Hundreds of applications come in for the job, equally split between male and female candidates. Then, the school decides to combine the teaching role with coaching the high school varsity football squad. Suddenly, there’s a huge shift in gender availability and interest in what was originally… Read More →

ABA Member Spotlight: Marty Hedlund

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Marty Hedlund Sr. vice president and Southwest district manager, Sundt Construction, Inc. Years in construction: 32 Years at Sundt: 31 Years as an ABA member: Since the beginning! Sundt was involved in the merging of AGC Building Chapter and the ABC organization into the ABA. Role at Sundt: I lead about 100 talented employee owners… Read More →

How To Master LinkedIn

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Crystal Washington, owner of CWM Enterprises, is a social media guru. She has helped large companies such as Google and Microsoft harness the utility of the Internet’s networking tools and find freedom from any hesitation professionals have about promoting themselves on a limitless stage. Here are her top tips for women in commercial real estate.… Read More →

2015 Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate

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The 12 women who made AZRE’s Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate list are an extraordinary bunch. While that seems implied in the recognition, it’s something that goes beyond their professional achievements. Many of these women have held minimum wage jobs, slowly working through the ranks to a C-suite. A few have known the… Read More →

ViaWest continues rapid growth with nine new hires

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ViaWest Group continues to build on their impressive portfolio growth by acquiring more than just properties. The commercial real estate company recently hired nine new employees to their team. With over 2.0MM s.f. of properties owned and 2.5MM s.f. of properties under management, ViaWest has seen unprecedented growth coming out of the recession a few… Read More →

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 →

Barbi Reuter – Most Influential Women In Commercial Real Estate

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The 12 women who made AZRE’s Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate list are an extraordinary bunch. While that seems implied in the recognition, it’s something that goes beyond their professional achievements. Many of these women have held minimum wage jobs, slowly working through the ranks to a C-suite. A few have known the… Read More →

ABA-AGC apprenticeship program to fill talent shortage

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The house, the cabin, the cars and the company. Dean Lundstrom lost it all when he declared bankruptcy in 2010. Twenty-six employees were out of work. His company had been awarded American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects. At a point, though, Lundstrom says he knew it was too late to save his business. However, knowing… Read More →

CREW Network holds an open door for women

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AZCREW may be celebrating its 30th anniversary as a CREW Network chapter, but its sister chapter to the south has only been around since 2003. Barbi Reuter, a charter member of CREW Tucson, has held numerous roles in CREW Tucson, including two stints as director of the board and is currently serving a two-year term… Read More →