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ULI Arizona’s ‘Shark Tank’ participants get real

Shark Tank

The Urban Land institute’s Arizona District Council is bringing together real deals and expert money in an event tailored after popular investment reality show “Shark Tank.” Entrepreneurs present real estate development proposals to a panel of ‘sharks’ (read: veteran real estate investors) and an audience of real estate professionals with hope of being awarded investment… Read More →

Experts say healthy forests improve quality of life

Luna Lake, White Mountains, Arizona
by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Green

Dense forests that blanket millions of acres in northern Arizona are a lightning strike away from a potentially catastrophic wildfire that could threaten our quality of life statewide. Healthy forests impact air quality and maintain our water supply through watersheds that feed the Verde and Salt rivers. They also contribute to our state’s economy through… Read More →

Technology and regulation are changing banking

Global Internet credit card payment

The banking industry in Arizona has improved since the the Great Recession; profitability and earnings are up, the number of the FDIC troubled banks list is down and the number of troubled loans and foreclosures are both down. Things are looking great, right? Larger institutions in Arizona are doing well because of their relationship to… Read More →

AZRE accepting 2016 RED Award nominations

by in AZRE Magazine | Events | Featured

AZRE magazine is dedicated to bringing the stories about innovative and outstanding real estate development to its readers in each issue. Every February, AZRE shines a special spotlight on the industry through its annual Real Estate Development (RED) Awards. Arizona’s commercial real estate industry is a tremendous economic engine for the state and is making… Read More →

Eastmark celebrates more than 500 sales in 2015


Eastmark, DMB’s newest masterplanned community, recently celebrated over 500 homes sales to date in 2015, bringing the community’s total sales to about 900 in just over two years.  Real estate experts continue to herald the East Valley as a strong housing market and those rising communities have had a number of key economic development wins… Read More →

60 days of multi-million dollar transactions for Sperry Van Ness

123rf.com: Alexey Kuzin

The Sperry Van Ness Phoenix location is hitting it out of the ballpark lately. The last sixty days have been the commercial real estate playoffs for this team and several advisors made several strong plays to end up with a winning trophy. September was action-packed month for the same seven advisors closing significant deals such… Read More →

Blaze Pizza comes to Tempe thanks to SimonCRE

Blaze Pizza

Commercial real estate developer SimonCRE purchased a +/-3,300 SF freestanding retail building in the heart of the ASU trade area and will begin renovations immediately for Tempe’s newest chain, Blaze Pizza, set to open in the spring. The building, located at 105 W. University, sits just west of the intersection of Mill Avenue and University… Read More →

FEI Arizona Chapter honors CFO of the Year winners

CFO of the Year

Nearly 500 people packed the Camelback Inn Thursday as the Arizona Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) presented the 2015 CFO of the Year Awards. 2015 CFO Of The Year Awards The CFO of the Year Awards are given to professionals for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards and highlights the important roles that financial… Read More →

A look at a decade of ULI’s Trends Days


Trends Day is exactly as it sounds — and nothing as it sounds. It’s a day when thought-leaders congregate around panels, keynotes and between coffee cups about the latest trends in development. However, it’s much more than that. It’s one day a year when every decision-maker steps out of the C-suite and shares eight valuable… Read More →

WP West acquires 4 acres of downtown Phoenix land

123rf.com: Jakub Jirsak

Wood Partners’ entity WP West Acquisitions, LLC, one of the nation’s leading real estate developers, purchased 4.18 acres on Third Street and Thomas Road in the heart of downtown Phoenix. The sale was brokered through Michael A. Lieb, Ltd representing the buyer, while Stuart Milne and Rich Andrus with Menlo Group Commercial Real Estate represented… Read More →

Gainsight expands operations to Phoenix

123rf.com: Buchachon Petthanya

Gainsight, a Silicon Valley-based technology company focused on customer success, has announced an expansion to Phoenix. The company’s new corporate marketing headquarters will be housed at the 111 W. Monroe building downtown.    Led by CEO Nick Mehta, Gainsight made a major announcement last Thursday with a new $50 million Series D funding round backed… Read More →

Centrica signs global banking giant to 10 year deal


In one of the largest Arizona real estate transactions of 2015, Centrica, an adaptive reuse project by Phoenix Rising Investments, LLC (PRI) signed a 10-year lease for their entire 117,000 square foot project. Banco Santander’s US Consumer group subsidiary, Santander Consumer USA Holdings, Inc, will move into Centrica in the New Year, netting Mesa’s Fiesta… Read More →

McGough brings life to Phoenix Radio Station Headquarters


McGough Construction broke ground this year on a new, two-story, 28,000 square foot Hubbard Radio Phoenix Headquarters Facility, which will be the new home for all five of Hubbard Radio’s stations – 98 KUPD, 93.3 FM, KSLX 100.7 FM, NBC Sports 1060 AM and 440 AM. The new facility includes an outdoor deck and performance… Read More →

Wood Partners announces new Phoenix development

123rf.com; everythingpossible

Wood Partners, a national leader in real estate development and acquisition, announced plans today for a new, unique 225-unit community, 3rd and Thomas. Located in Midtown Phoenix, the property will offer convenient access to bustling retail, dining, entertainment and recreation options, as well as to the neighboring Museum District, North Central and Downtown Phoenix areas. “Strategically… Read More →