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SEED SPOT hires Director of Entrepreneur Initiatives

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Phoenix-based SEED SPOT, one of six incubators in the country focused on social entrepreneurs in the fields of health, education, energy and environment, human and basic rights, civic engagement, and community impact, hired C’pher Gresham as its Director of Entrepreneur Initiatives. In his new role at SEED SPOT, Gresham will be responsible for enhancing programs,… Read More →

Valley app creator’s GLTYR helps market skills, products

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Ahwatukee resident Subra “Dr. S.”Sudhakar, co-founder of GLTYR, said he developed the app to help people, schools and small businesses more easily market their skills and products. GLTYR, which is pronounced “glitter”and stands for “Give Life To Your Reality,”is a content-creation app which was originally launched as a way for people to create a multimedia… Read More →

2014 NAIOP-AZ Roundtable

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October 25, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Featured | In The Spotlight

It’s an exciting time for commercial real estate. With technological advances and a new generation entering the workforce, office space is undergoing a significant paradigm shift. NAIOP Arizona’s roundtable members discuss the state’s reputation and role in the market — its strengths, weaknesses and promising statistics ­— as well as what companies need to do… Read More →

How Does Arizona Same Sex Marriage Impact HR?

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On Friday October 17, same sex marriages became legal in Arizona. What are the changes that Arizona employers and their HR professionals need to be aware of? 1. The definition of spouse in employee manuals and handbooks. If a generic definition, such as “spouse” is used, there should not be a need to update. However,… Read More →

Promenade at Desert Sky sells for $11.85M

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Colliers International in Greater Phoenix recently completed the sale of Promenade at Desert Sky, a 300-unit class-B apartment complex in Phoenix, for $11.85 million, or $39,500 per unit. Desert Sky Estates, LLC, of Woodmere, New York, purchased the property, at 6233 W. Thomas Road, from WT Promenade LLC of Englewood, Colo. Bill Hahn, Jeffrey Sherman,… Read More →

NAIOP invests in voter education of pro-business legislators

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About 10 years ago, NAIOP Arizona made a concerted effort to engage in public policy advocacy at the state capitol in order to attract and grow more high-paying jobs to our state. During this time, we have had a number of successes in the area of lowering commercial property tax assessment ratios. Where we had… Read More →

ASU grant aims to transform global energy landscape

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Changing the way the nation generates and consumes energy is at the heart of a multimillion dollar grant awarded to Arizona State University from the Department of Energy. Under the grant, the university will develop an efficient and cost-effective carbon capture technology using an innovative electrochemical technique to separate carbon dioxide from other emissions originating… Read More →

Arizona economy rising, report shows

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Phoenix and the broader Arizona economy are expanding again after an extremely difficult recession, although growth will be more modest than the boom times of a decade ago, according to a report released today by BMO Economics. The labor market is a bright spot, with the city remaining consistent in its job growth performance.  “The… Read More →

NAIOP-AZ 2014 Notable Projects

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NAIOP-AZ Projects Criteria: • Property must be owned or have non-refundable earnest money in escrow by 8/1/14 • Property must have proper zoning in place by 8/1/14 • Property must be bigger than 100KSF 1. 10 West Logistics Center Developer: Wentworth Property Company General Contractor: Graycor Architect: Butler Design Group, Inc. Location: 6200 W. Van… Read More →

Fulton Homes, Phoenix Suns Partner Again

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If the last NBA season is any indication, Fulton Homes, the Phoenix Suns, andthe Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association are about to have a big year. For the third consecutive year Fulton Homes is uniting with the Phoenix Suns for the Fulton Homes “Proud to Own the Three-Point Zone” program. This season when a Phoenix… Read More →

The Big Bling Theory: Keep jewelry practical in the office

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Bangles, bracelets, necklaces, wedding rings, midi rings, toe rings, studs, hoops and cuff earrings. Just admit it ― when it comes to jewelry, you love it all. Jewelry is probably one of the easiest ways to personalize your outfit. Each piece you select has a reason behind it. Some women are the queens of jewelry… Read More →

BKM Capital Partners acquires three industrial parks

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BKM Capital Partners has acquired three multi-tenant industrial parks with a combined capitalization of $42.8 million on behalf of BKM Industrial Value Fund I, LP, according to Brian Malliet, CEO and Co-Founder of BKM. These are the first three assets to be included in the commingled fund, which targets final close in March 2015, and intends… Read More →

$350M ‘green’ condominium project moves into Scottsdale

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The Sterling Collection at Silverleaf, a “green” luxury condominium development, is set to launch sales in early November. The $350M development is one of the largest luxury residential projects in the Southwest.   Developed by Scottsdale-based Cypress Development Group, The Sterling Collection at Silverleaf will be the most luxurious condominium community to ever be developed… Read More →

Take a bite out of Chandler’s Culinary Festival

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Sip, savor and indulge this Saturday at TASTE. Chandler’s Culinary Festival. Located at Downtown Ocotillo in Chandler, between Dobson and Price Rd, the doors open at 6 p.m. for this 21 and over event. Featuring many East Valley restaurants serving an abundance of delectable cuisine, admission includes unlimited food tasting (while supplies last),12 drink samples… Read More →