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L.I.F.E. replaces Rancho Solano Gilbert Campus for $4.5M

Rancho Solano

Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) of Arizona negotiated the $4.5 million sale of the Rancho Solano Gilbert Campus, 1305 S. Gilbert Road, to IPF Rancho Solano, LLC of San Diego. Jim Wilson, Executive Director with Cushman & Wakefield’s Phoenix office and Scott Shelbourne of C&W’s Chicago office represented the seller, Arizona Prep Real Estate, LLC of… Read More →

Ground breaks on 386,100 SF industrial project in Tolleson

First Industrial Rendering

Sun State Builders has broken ground on the First Industrial project in Tolleson, AZ. The 386,100-square foot cross dock distribution facility situated on 21.2 Acres will be complete by December of this year and will serve as the new home of Mattress Firm and other tenants. The Class A building will offer 36-feet clear height, K-25 ESFR,… Read More →

ABA: Commercial Construction Poised for Rebound

Photo by Mike Mertes, Az Big Media

By Mark Minter, executive director, Arizona Builders Alliance Joe DuVall, president, ABA, project executive, Kitchell Sometimes, it looked like the Great Recession was never going to end. Layoffs, shrinking or non-existent margins, projects that bid but never got built all seemed to be the order of the day in recent years. It looks like the… Read More →

DTZ sells Phoenix industrial property for $4.6 Million

USG

DTZ, a global leader in commercial real estate services, announced the $4.6 million sale of a single-tenant industrial property occupied by United State Gypsum Corp. (NYSE: USG) at 5061 N. 51st Avenue in Phoenix. R&H Investments of Los Angeles purchased the ±99,923 square foot manufacturing and distribution building from Camelback Industrial, LLC of Santee, CA.… Read More →

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

123rf.com:  Ioulia Bolchakova

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

Mesa
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

GPEC Forum

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

InfusionSoft

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 →