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BestCompaniesAZ plans Diversity & Inclusion Career Event

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BestCompaniesAZ is hosting its annual Diversity & Inclusion Career Event on Aug. 13 at the Hyatt Regency, 122 North Second St., Phoenix, AZ,  85004, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.  The BestCompaniesAZ Diversity & Inclusion Career Event is free to job seekers but advance registration is required. At the hiring event, a roster of award-winning companies are… Read More →

Multifamily property to be reverted to townhomes

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CBRE has completed the sale of a rental property in North Central Phoenix. The Valencia Townhome community, located at 550 West Maryland Avenue, commanded a sale price of $6.59 million. CBRE Multifamily Investment Properties’ Brian Smucker and Jeff Seaman negotiated the transaction. The buyer was Valencia Townhomes, LLC of Scottsdale, Arizona. The seller was American… Read More →

A feline first: Cat café coming to the Valley

Melissa Pruitt: Future owner of LaGattara Cat Café.

Seventeen years ago, an entrepreneur in Taipei, Taiwan opened the world’s very first café with cats as the guests’ accompaniment. With this attraction being as bizarre as it sounds, word got out and the cafés began to blossom worldwide. These “cat cafés” have become such a trend that they have gained publicity on shows like… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona

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They are the best business minds in Arizona. They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of industry. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2015, as selected by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. “While their resumes and career paths may differ, the women… Read More →

Arizona prepares for new EPA carbon emission standards

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Arizona is preparing for new federal standards that will curtail carbon emissions coming from power plants. By the end of summer, the Environmental Protection Agency will release its final regulations aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent nationwide and in Arizona by more than 50 percent — one of the… Read More →

Danielle Casey – 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 →

Portico Place II secures Hanjin Shipping as 1st tenant

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Portico Place II, a 48,173-square-foot Class A multi-tenant office building in Chandler, Az. has secured its first tenant, Hanjin Shipping, a transportation logistics firm that will occupy 37,669 square feet. Hanjin Shipping will take up 78 percent of the building’s overall space, occupying the entire second floor and half of the first floor. Portico Place… Read More →

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 →