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Sky Harbor looks to strike deal with Uber, Lyft

Significant Infrastructure - AZRE Magazine March/April 2011

Sky Harbor Airport is trying to reach a compromise with transportation network companies, like Uber and Lyft, to allow them to operate at the airport. Currently, only approved commercial Uber vehicles can operate at the airport, because the drivers have complied with Sky Harbor’s requirements for transportation vehicles. The major point of contention between transportation… Read More →

Huntington Apartments in Tempe sell for $34.6 Million

The Huntington Apartments

Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, announced the $34.6 million sale of The Huntington Apartments on behalf of owner Gelt Inc., dba Gelt Mill Holdings LLC of Tarzana, CA. Jim Crews and Brett Polachek with Cushman & Wakefield’s Southwest Multifamily Advisory Group successfully negotiated the sale to Abacus Capital Group… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ will host Millennial career mixer

November Commercial Real Estate Networking Events

BestCompaniesAZ Millennial Career Mixer is just under two weeks away – Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Malee’s Thai Bistro in Scottsdale. This will be a fun, social event with complimentary appetizers and beverages, and most importantly time to network one-on-one with recruiters from these top hiring companies: Charles Schwab, USAA, Synchrony Financial, Dignity Health, Progrexion,… Read More →

PTK: People & Projects to Know 2015-2016

October 8, 2015 by in Archives | AZRE Magazine | Featured

People & Projects To Know 2015 Curating an Industry There may be, literally, tons of concrete, steel and dirt in the commercial real estate industry, but describing the foundations of a great development is incomplete without the people and relationships that precede such things. In fact, the two are so interdependent that AZ Big Media… Read More →

FirstBank launches ‘Elevator Pitch’ contest in Arizona

Chandler Innovation Center

FirstBank, which has multiple banking locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, announced a new competition for businesses in Arizona. The competition, called the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest” will kick off on Tuesday, October 12 and, only a few weeks later, award one winner with $20,000, courtesy of the bank. Contest participants will be… Read More →

Arizona Forward calls for focus on forest health

Flagstaff, Scottsdale CVB - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Arizona Forward is releasing its newest primer today – “Threats to Forest Health Put Arizona at Risk.” It urges statewide attention for treatment and restoration to prevent the devastating fires that have scarred our state’s landscape, tarnished watersheds, depressed the economy and threatened the quality of life for residents throughout the Grand Canyon State.  The… Read More →

Big Deals: Julie Johnson is a star-crossed broker

Photo by Robin Sendele, Az Big Media

Julie Johnson’s first job out of college was to conduct failure analysis for airplane turbine blades, and she couldn’t have been more bored. She graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering with aspirations of conducting research for a space program. A career in healthcare real estate leasing, investment sales and site selection… Read More →

Roosevelt Row named ‘Great Place in America’ by APA

Roosvelt Row

The American Planning Association (APA) announced the country’s 15 Great Places for 2015 through the organization’s national program, Great Places in America. Launched in 2007, Great Places in America recognizes unique and exemplary streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces — three essential components of all communities. These authentic places have been shaped by forward thinking planning… Read More →

Massive expansion In Chandler’s Price Road Corridor

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If building 650,000 square feet that is one hundred percent leased in Chandler’s Price Road Corridor wasn’t enough, the Douglas Allred Company now wants to increase that amount nearly fourfold. To be known as Park Place II, Allred will soon be filing its application with the City of Chandler for up to two million square… Read More →

Will to Win: The Evolution of NAIOP Arizona

Night at the fights
October 3, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Events | Featured | In The Spotlight

NAIOP Arizona’s events can draw a crowd. About 750 people attended the group’s signature Night at the Fights event in 2015. However, commercial success was an effort of dozens of chairmen, formerly referred to as presidents. In fact, one former chairman joked that all you had to do was miss the wrong meeting to be “awarded”… Read More →

North Loop 101 business center sells for more than $41M

N  Loop 101 Photo

CBRE has announced the sale of North Loop 101 Business Center in Phoenix. The class A, multi-tenant business park is comprised of four buildings: 950, 960 West Behrend Drive and 19810, 19820 North 7th Avenue. The property commanded a sale price of $41.75 million. Dan Calihan, Ashley Brooks, Pat Feeney and Rusty Kennedy with CBRE’s… Read More →

The Standard is Old Town Scottsdale’s newest resident

The Standard Exterior Rendering

Experience innovative luxury living at Scottsdale’s newest apartment community, The Standard. Located in the heart of downtown Scottsdale’s thriving cultural and social hub, comes a host of unique apartment homes, drawing inspiration from mid-century modern style. Adjacent to the Hotel Valley Ho, an iconic 1950s landmark, The Standard blends design elements from the era with… Read More →

Lincoln Property signs 552,330 SF industrial lease


Lincoln Property Company (LPC) has completed a 552,330-square-foot lease that will fully occupy a Phoenix industrial building and bring approximately 200 new jobs to the Southwest Valley. The undisclosed distribution user will move into its new space in October and will fully occupy the project, located 7037 W. Van Buren Street in Phoenix. It will use… Read More →

AzMPI partners with schools to stress education

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Today’s students need to hit the ground running. “One of the fascinating things I share with my classes every semester is how important the bachelor’s degree is to employment,” said Gary Vallen, a professor in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management at Northern Arizona University. “Studies performed by the industry demonstrate the same fact;… Read More →