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Herschend to move Harlem Globetrotters corporate offices

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Herschend Enterprises (HE), which purchased the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters in October 2013, announced today that they will relocate the team’s corporate headquarters from Phoenix to Atlanta. Based in Phoenix since 1995, the Globetrotters’ move to Atlanta, the corporate headquarters for HE, is expected to be completed by the summer of 2016. The Harlem Globetrotters… Read More →

AZRE Source: Planning & Zoning Update July/August 2015

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City of Avondale The City of Avondale has announced that the Development and Engineering Services Department has created and enabled a web based software that will allow anyone to submit applications online and receive approvals digitally. The site is called Accela Citizen Access (ACA) and Electronic Document Review (EDR). ACA & EDR allows Development and Engineering… Read More →

Cushman & Wakefield settles Dept. of Child Services lease

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June 27, 2015 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 →

Hoskin Ryan enters Northern Arizona market

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Mr. Jody Stone, RLS, formerly of Geometrix LLC, has joined Hoskin Ryan Consultants Inc. (Hoskin Ryan). Under the direction of Mr. Stone, Hoskin Ryan will now service the Northern Arizona market with an office in Prescott, Arizona. Mr. Stone is a Registered Land Surveyor and an Arizona native who has over 30 years of survey… Read More →

Op-Ed: Crowdfunding, bubbles, donuts and Millennials

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By Steve Sadler, CEO, Allegiancy A quick question: What’s the connection between bubbles, donuts, Millennials living at home with their parents and a new crowdfunding model recently approved by the Securities Exchange Commission? You’re probably stumped. The first part of the answer lies in an alarming trend affecting an entire generation of Americans that has… Read More →

Arizona’s Valley of the Scholars

Grand Canyon University; Photo by Shavon Rose for AZ Big Media

Phoenix may be built on a grid system, but it’s not too hyperbolic to say all roads (and, one day, light rail routes) lead to Arizona State University. It’s the theory of diffusion of innovations, says Sundt Construction’s Business Development Manager Ryan Abbott. The theory, which has been around since Everett Rogers published a book… Read More →

Valley Partnership releases community project short-list

Courtesy of Valley Partnership

It doesn’t get any easier. The 2015 Valley Partnership Community Project planning process has officially begun. Sixteen grant applications were received, reviewed and ranked by hard-working committee members. The committee short listed the applications to four potential charity recipients. Juliana Norvell of Marc Taylor Inc., led the charge as the charity recipient liaison for the… Read More →

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona relocate corporate office

DTZ, a global leader in commercial real estate services, announced the completion of a 10,097 square foot lease on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona (BBBSCA) at Valley Commerce Center, 4745 N 7th Street in Phoenix.   Vice President Justin Himelstein with DTZ’s Occupier Services Office Group represented BBBSCA during the lease… Read More →

East Valley cities come together over start-up culture

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The definition of a start-up depends on who’s answering. The general consensus does seem to be a new, small company. The threshold of being a start-up and a young business can be defined by revenue, company size, an acquisition or a new office space. What’s more important, experts say, is the environment that comes with… Read More →

SkySong 3 is now 90 percent leased

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Two new key tech additions are coming to the newest building in SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. An information technology solutions firm and an online technology and business library provider are going to call SkySong 3 their new home. Solugenix Corporation is the longest-serving IT consulting firm in the nation, doing pioneering work since… Read More →

Tractor Supply Company plans Arizona distribution center

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Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, announced Monday plans to build a new distribution center in Casa Grande, Ariz. “The addition of a new distribution center in the Southwest is key to our western expansion strategy,” said Greg Sandfort, president and CEO. “Arizona’s proximity to… Read More →

Tuft & Needle relocates to Phoenix’s warehouse district

605 E. Grant, Tuft and Needle, CushWake, WEB

Tuft & Needle, a startup mattress company, is relocating its headquarters to the Levine Machine Building in Downtown Phoenix’s warehouse district. Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. negotiated a 5-year lease as Tuft & Needle relocates from Tempe to a 5,100-square foot facility at 605 E. Grant St. Tuft & Needle designs and manufactures a… Read More →

Robert Gracz wins executive award from CoreNet Global

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Robert Gracz, Vice President of Corporate Real Estate for Avnet, Inc., was named the Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year for the Arizona chapter of CoreNet Global. CoreNet Global is the world’s premier professional association for corporate real estate executives and workplace professionals. In his role at Avnet, Inc., Gracz is responsible for executing… Read More →

Land Advisors lists resort-ready oceanfront property in Mexico

Ocean front property in the pacific side in Cabo San Lucas, just beside Diamante Cabo and Rancho San Cristobal.

Land Advisors Resort Solutions (LARS) is brokering the sale of resort-ready, oceanfront property in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  The specific parcel, known as San Jose Pacifica, envelops more than 1,200 acres and is situated just seven miles west of the popular Cabo San Lucas Marina district. “With its views, its location and its development opportunities,… Read More →