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Alliance Residential buys multifamily site in Gilbert

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DTZ announced that Broadstone Civic Center, LLC (Alliance Residential) purchased a 13.72 acre, 256-unit multifamily development site located south of the southwest corner of Warner Road and Civic Center Drive in Gilbert for $3.85 million ($$15,039 per unit). The seller was AZ Gilbert Holdings 2, LLC (an entity formed by Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.). DTZ… Read More →

90-year-old Landmark Restaurant sold to events company

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Commercial Properties, Inc. announced the sale of the historic Landmark Restaurant in Mesa to a wedding and reception company. Rex Griswold and Andrew Jaffe of CPI’s Sales & Leasing Team represented the sellers, Don and Candy Ellis in this transaction. Aldea Weddings of Peoria purchased the ±10,000 SF building at 809 W. Main St.  The… Read More →

Metromile opens office in Tempe, adds 130 jobs

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Metromile, a pioneer in pay-per-mile car insurance in the United States, announced Wednesday that it will open its third office in Tempe. The office is located at 1150 West Washington, near the Priest Drive and Washington Light Rail Station. “We are really excited to be in Tempe,” said Dan Preston, CEO of Metromile. “We looked… Read More →

Michael Pollack unveils biggest challenge of career

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, Cheryl Pollack, Michael Pollack and Gilbert Mayor John Lewis. Photos courtesy of Pollack Investments.

Real estate entrepreneur and Valley philanthropist Michael Pollack of Pollack Investments has transformed hundreds of shopping centers, totaling more than 10-million square-feet of space, but never in his 40+ years of rehabbing centers has Pollack made this dramatic of a transformation until now. Pollack unveiled his rehabilitated shopping center at Gilbert and Ray Roads in Gilbert,… Read More →

Calimmune completes $15M Series B financing

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Calimmune Inc., a clinical-stage gene therapy company, has successfully completed its $15 million Series B financing round, led by a large pharmaceutical company. Alexandria Venture Investments also joined with existing investors including RA Capital Healthcare Fund LP and Translational Accelerator LLC. Proceeds will be used to progress the company’s ongoing HIV/AIDS clinical trials, advanced technology… Read More →

Arizona Oncology now offers palliative care in Tucson

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Arizona Oncology, a leader in community based cancer care and a practice in The US Oncology Network, is now offering palliative care to patients in Tucson and southern Arizona. Palliative care nurse practitioners, Kathy Kennel, MSN, FNP-C, ACHPN, and Shari Beauregard, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of medical professionals to coordinate… Read More →

Tech Council reports shows strong results for sector

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Recapping a year of strong results, the Arizona Technology Council has issued an inaugural annual report detailing its role as the state’s voice for technology and the driving force behind the effort to make Arizona the fastest growing tech hub in the nation. The full report can be viewed or downloaded at www.aztechcouncil.org. “This report… Read More →

APS completes huge transmission project

Arizona Public Service recently completed work on one of the largest transmission construction projects in the west - a 500-kilovolt (kV) power line that connects Phoenix to Yuma.

Arizona Public Service recently completed work on one of the largest transmission construction projects in the west – a 500-kilovolt (kV) power line that connects Phoenix to Yuma. The project will bolster the reliability for Yuma area customers and the entire desert southwest. The 110-mile transmission line runs from the Hassayampa substation (near the Palo… Read More →

The changing face of development: Cheryl Lombard

Cheryl Lombard, Photo by Mike Mertes for AZ Big Media

If Valley Partnership is the voice of responsible development in the Valley, new CEO and President Cheryl Lombard is expected to be the deep breath behind it.  In mid-March, she transitioned from being director of government relations at The Nature Conservancy in Arizona to the leader of Valley Partnership. “We were looking for a transformative… Read More →

Amazon expands in Phoenix with onsite classroom

Zeke Barrera is one of the many Amazon associates who take advantage of Amazon’s Career Choice Program and the new onsite classroom. He recently finished a course in computer technology offered through Maricopa Corporate College and taught in the new onsite classroom.

Arizona State Representative Diego Espinoza and administrators from Maricopa Corporate College joined Amazon leadership and associates at a special event to formally open its new Career Choice Classroom. The Career Choice Program is an innovative benefit that pre-pays 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether they are related to… Read More →

Court decision changes subcontractor, supplier practice on public projects

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By D. Kim Lough, Special to AZ Big Media Sub-subcontractors and suppliers working on public projects in Arizona are now required to serve preliminary 20-day notices for asserting a bond claim by registered or certified mail. A recent Arizona Court of Appeals (Division 2) opinion changed the requirement of this common practice, which previously assumed… Read More →

Scottsdale Shea Medical Center in ‘100 Great Hospitals’

Gary Baker, chief executive office, HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center.

HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center was recently named one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America” by healthcare industry trade publication Becker’s Hospital Review. With its selection of HonorHealth, the editorial team from Becker’s noted several positives including surgical expertise, patient safety, education and research capabilities. Editors also highlighted the hospital’s orthopedic programs and involvement… Read More →

The CORE Institute expands into Louisiana

Dr. Matthew Williams (left) and Dr. Adam Perry (right) in Louisiana signing the new partnership agreement.

The CORE Institute®, powered by Excellence Headquarters®, announced its expansion into the Louisiana market by partnering with the world-class team of orthopedic surgeons and specialists at Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists in Lafayette, Louisiana. The practice will be renamed The CORE Institute at Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists. “This partnership marks the continued opportunity for The CORE Institute to… Read More →

Westwood adds 11 to solar, wind teams

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Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood), a national multi-disciplined professional surveying and engineering services firm, announced the addition of 11 members to its solar and wind teams. “This strategic move strengthens and expands Westwood’s national presence in the solar and wind markets and enables the company to leverage additional and well-established expertise to provide value to… Read More →