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Phoenix-based DeskHub continues rapid expansion

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DeskHub has announced that it has signed a long term lease for 18,000 square feet of space at 334 NW 11th Ave in Portland’s burgeoning Pearl District.  With locations in Scottsdale, Arizona; San Diego, California; Atlanta, Georgia; and Salt Lake City, Utah; the transaction marks the company’s rapid expansion into its fifth high-growth U.S. market.… Read More →

Arizona Collectibles returns to AZPBS for 2nd season

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The second season of “Arizona Collectibles” on Eight, Arizona PBS showcases antiques and historical artifacts hidden throughout Arizona, including a painting worth nearly $1 million. Hosted by Beth McDonald, radio personality for Phoenix-based 99.9 FM KEZ and owner o, the program will return for another 13-episode season on Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. on Eight… Read More →

Vistancia records highest new home sales since 2008

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Mirroring a national real estate trend, Vistancia has experienced the highest first two quarters in new home sales activity since 2008, achieving 271 net sales at mid-year among the master plan’s three actively selling communities – The Village at Vistancia, a family-friendly multi-generation community; Blackstone at Vistancia, a gated luxury golf course community featuring the… Read More →

GPE secures sale of 36,361 SF church in Glendale

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GPE Commercial Advisors, an award winning commercial real estate firm in Arizona, secured the sale of a 36,361 SF church and school complex located at 8807 North 61st Avenue, in Glendale, Arizona. World Mission Society Church of God purchased the property for $1,540,000. Senior Vice President, Bret Isbell represented the Seller, Covenant Christian Fellowship Church &… Read More →

Interior designers to fight for title act in Arizona

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There is more to an interior designer’s work than what meets the eye. A coalition of designers have been trying to get Arizona lawmakers to recognize this since 2011, when its most recent draft to include interior designers in Arizona Revised Statutes failed to pass. Their edits would have made Arizona the 31st state to… Read More →

Affluent Arizonans will spend $13K on vacations this year

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BMO Private Bank, a part of BMO Financial Group, released the results of a study today profiling the vacations of high-net-worth Arizonans. The study is part of BMO Private Bank’s Changing Face of Wealth series, examining trends among affluent Americans (those with more than $1 million in investible assets). According to the study, Arizona’s affluent… Read More →

Maggiore Concepts opens new a.m. eatery in Scottsdale

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Executive Chef Joey Maggiore and business partner Cristina Maggiore of acclaimed Maggiore Culinary Concepts are excited to announce the debut of their latest culinary venture, The Hash Kitchen at The Shops at Gainey Village, on Aug.1. The Hash Kitchen will take over the Cuttlefish Ocean Kitchen space on July 14 at 8777 N. Scottsdale Road,… Read More →

My Sisters’ Charities generates $72k in one year

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One year since opening its doors, the My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store in Chandler has many things to celebrate, especially the staggering $72,000 in donations generated for the non-profit’s benefitting organizations. “We are thrilled with the success of My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store and amazed at what we were able to accomplish in just one… Read More →

Kathy Bollinger – Most Influential Women In Commercial Real Estate

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The 12 women who made AZRE’s Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate list are an extraordinary bunch. While that seems implied in the recognition, it’s something that goes beyond their professional achievements. Many of these women have held minimum wage jobs, slowly working through the ranks to a C-suite. A few have known the… Read More →

Dynamic new retail approach unfolds at OdySea

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Seaport Village. Ferry Building Marketplace. Gas Lamp Quarter.  Broadway on the Beach.  Instantly recognizable, each of these iconic districts stands alone as a world-class destination. Even more importantly, each fuels the vitality of the city in which it makes its home. And soon, Scottsdale will have its own: The Shops at OdySea in the Desert.… Read More →

TGen developing accurate test for Lyme disease

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Focus On Lyme, an initiative sponsored by the Leadership Children’s Foundation of Gilbert, Ariz., has donated $75,000 to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to support research into the development of a quick, affordable and accurate method of diagnosing Lyme disease. The most common vector-borne illness in the U.S., Lyme disease affects an estimated 300,000… Read More →

FirstBank increases Arizona deposits by more than 32%

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FirstBank Holding Company, with 16 banking locations throughout Arizona, has announced its 2015 second quarter financial results for its Phoenix, East and West Valley markets. As of June 30, the FirstBank branches in Arizona increased deposits by 32.8 percent from $228.4 million in 2014 to $303.4 million in 2015. The bank also saw significant growth… Read More →

Uptown Plaza lands Shake Shack & Flower Child

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Vintage Partners, the Arizona-based commercial real estate development and investment company, has announced a pair of exciting new tenants joining the redevelopment efforts at Uptown Plaza, the landmark 1955 shopping center in central Phoenix on the NE corner of Central Avenue & Camelback Road. Scheduled to open in late 2015/early 2016, the newest additions will include… Read More →

Are Solar Water Heaters Worth it in Arizona?

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Solar water heaters are a great way to save money on energy costs. Your water heater is probably one of the biggest energy consumers in the house because it has to keep the water temperature up at all times, even when you aren’t using it. Using a solar water heater can dramatically reduce your costs,… Read More →