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Phoenix Symphony Elects G&K Shareholder

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that Ryan B. Opel has been elected to the office of Vice Chair, Nominating & Governance, for The Phoenix Symphony Association. Mr. Opel joined the Symphony’s Board of Directors in 2012 and became Chairman of the Education and Community Engagement Committee in 2013. “I am honored to… Read More →

Bioscience Roadmap gets an extension through 2025

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The strategic plan that has guided Arizona’s fast-growing bioscience sector for nearly 12 years is gearing up for a new decade. “Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap: 2014-2025” will be unveiled starting April 8 at events in Phoenix, Tucson, and Flagstaff, the state’s three metropolitan areas that feature growing bioscience hubs. The plan includes updated strategies that can… Read More →

Deco Communities plans $37M joint venture on Envy Condos

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Scottsdale-based Deco Communities has closed on a key parcel of land that will change the skyline of Old Town Scottsdale with the addition of a new luxury condominium tower. Slated for completion in 2016, the property is located at 4244 N. 75th St. Envy will include 90 elegantly appointed residential units and rise eight stories… Read More →

Valley Partnership Reviews Sites for 2014 Community Project

The Valley Partnership Community Project Committee toured nonprofits Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped, Boys Hope Girls Hope and Valley Life.

Inspiring and heart-rending. Those two words stuck in my mind all day as the Valley Partnership Community Project Committee toured the sites recently and met with officials of the three finalists for the 2014 event. All three nonprofit organizations opened up their worlds to us and gave us an opportunity to learn more about them… Read More →

Say No to Predatory-Driven Risky Loans

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While Arizona recovers from an economic crisis rooted in predatory lending practices, a bill before the legislature proposes another round of risky loans not too far removed from the horrific payday-lending loans now mostly a good-riddance memory. HB 2526 would increase interest rates and fees on consumer loans of $3,000 up to 36% and double… Read More →

Tips for Starting Home-Based Business

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Dreaming of launching a business from your home? You’ll join an ever-growing number of entrepreneurs, according to a broad new report based on 6,000 surveys. Sixty-nine percent of all U.S. businesses start in the home and half of them are still home-based long after they launch, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report. “The median… Read More →

First Job: Robb Corwin of Pride Group

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Robb Corwin is CEO of Pride Group, a Tempe-based company that helps many of the Valley’s biggest events run safely and efficiently. Az Business: What was your first job? Robb Corwin: At 14, I was a sales-service-everything guy at our neighborhood sporting good store in Minneapolis. AB: What did you earn at that first job?… Read More →

REDW Among Fastest-Growing Accounting Firms

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REDW LLC, one of the largest and most respected certified public accounting and business consulting firms in the Southwest, announced that AccountingToday.com named the company the fourth fastest-growing accounting firm in the U.S. during 2013. REDW was also recognized as the fifth largest accounting firm in the southwestern United States. AccountingToday.com , is a leading… Read More →

Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR Releases Recent Transaction List

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April 8, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Featured

Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR has released the following recent transaction list: Cricket Wireless leased 810 square feet at 3921 E. 29th Street, Suite 308 in Tucson from Presson Midpoint, LLC.  Rob Glaser, SIOR, CCIM, and Paul Hooker, Industrial Specialists with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR represented the landlord and Dave Dutson with CBRE represented… Read More →

Humana Transforms To Better Serve Employers

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Arizona health insurance agents and employers will see a new Humana when they engage with the health and well-being company in 2014. Humana announced a transformed leadership, market development and sales structure with the intent of furthering the company’s commitment to partner with agents and employers to create healthier, more productive workforces. “The health care… Read More →

Knight Among Most Trustworthy Companies

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Knight Transportation, Inc., one of North America’s largest and most diversified truckload transportation companies, announced it was named one of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies by Forbes magazine. ”Knight Transportation is honored to be ranked on the Forbes Most Trustworthy Companies list with many other well respected companies. Our business is built on a culture… Read More →

Liberty Property Trust Signs First Tenant at Liberty Center at Rio Salado

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April 7, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Featured

Liberty Property Trust has signed a lease with WageWorks Inc. for 76,162 square feet, marking the first tenant agreement to be signed for the company’s Class A office development, Liberty Center at Rio Salado business park in Tempe. Located at 1850 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Building One is a two-story 155,000 square foot development that… Read More →

Sellers Not Required to Disclose Sex Offender

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In some cultures it’s customary to meet the neighbors before purchasing a home. In the recent case of Lerner v. DMB Realty, LLC, the plaintiffs wish they would have done just that. Unfortunately, they didn’t discover until after they closed on their purchase and moved in that their next-door neighbor is a class 1 sex… Read More →

HFF arranges $14M in joint venture equity for Scottsdale condo project

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HFF announced today that it has arranged $14M in joint venture equity for the development of Envy, a 90-home, mid-rise condominium project in downtown Scottsdale’s Entertainment District. HFF worked on behalf of the borrower, Deco Communities, to secure joint venture equity from an alternative investment manager. Envy will be situated on a one-acre site at… Read More →

California investor purchases Palm Glen Shopping Center for $14.35M

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April 7, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Featured

Cassidy Turley announced that Los Angeles-based Primestor Development acquired Palm Glen Shopping Center, 3500-3636 W. Glendale Ave., for $14.35M ($81.67 PSF). The seller was Phoenix-based Palm Glen Investors, LLC. Executive Managing Directors Ryan Schubert and Michael Hackett with Cassidy Turley’s Retail Capital Markets Group represented the seller, while Alexis Suarez with Arizona Partners represented the… Read More →

Cushman & Wakefield Promotes Patti Farina to Director

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April 7, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Featured | Newsmakers

Patti Farina has been promoted to Director at Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. Farina, who joined Cushman & Wakefield in 2011 as Senior Portfolio Manager in the Property Management Division, will oversee the management of the office’s industrial property portfolio, said Greg Valladao, Market Leader of C&W of Arizona. “We are pleased that Patti… Read More →

Industry leaders view aerospace prospects

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Through a joint effort led by Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority, Able Aerospace Services and SRP, industry leaders at next week’s MRO Americas convention in Phoenix will gain a birds-eye view of expansion and relocation opportunities in the Valley. The opportunity comes courtesy of a VIP aerial helicopter tour, as well as a reception and tour… Read More →

Benefits of solar: Will anybody listen?

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Arizona is about to begin an important discussion on the cost benefits of solar energy. The discussion is scheduled for May 7 as part of a series of workshops the Arizona Corporation Commission has scheduled to examine the impacts of innovation on the utility business model. This workshop comes on the heels of last year’s… Read More →

Hunt Construction Group announces change in leadership

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Hunt Construction Group’s Chairman Robert G. Hunt announced Monday that Michael Fratianni has assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer for Hunt Construction Group, Inc.  Fratianni is a 28-year veteran of Hunt having worked his way through the ranks of the organization. In his new position, Fratianni will focus on strategy and vision,… Read More →

Arizona Gives Day is April 9th – GIVE!

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Last year, more than 8,500 Arizonans joined together and donated nearly $1 million to more than 800 local nonprofit organizations in just 24 hours. And you know what? Arizona can do better. Presented by First Bank, Arizona Gives Day – a 24-hour online initiative encouraging residents from all 15 Arizona counties to recognize and financially… Read More →

Glendale adds economic development talent

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The City of Glendale Office of Economic Development has a new talented team member to tout: Kristen Stephenson has joined the city as an Economic Development Specialist. Stephenson spent 12 years with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), where she provided crucial economic and competitive analyses, including tax policy, incentive analysis and economic impact modeling… Read More →

NB|AZ Hires New Wealth Advisor

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National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) announced Robert Wagner as a new wealth advisor at its Gainey Ranch Wealth Center. Wagner brings numerous years of financial planning, business development and strategic planning experience to his new position at NB|AZ. As a NB|AZ wealth advisor, Wagner will be responsible for developing high net-worth investment management relationships by… Read More →

Top 10 Green Collegiate Sports Initiatives

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A survey conducted from May through June 2013 by the University of Arizona Office of Sustainability and published by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) finds that more collegiate athletic teams are adopting green and sustainable practices in operation of their sports facilities. The goal of the survey was to identify sustainability initiatives implemented in… Read More →

Tempe-based Higher Ed Growth Earns Award

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Higher Ed Growth, a full-service marketing agency specializing in post-secondary education, was recently recognized as one of the top lead generation companies across the United States. The LEADER Award for Best New Partner was presented to Higher Ed Growth to acknowledge the organization’s superior work as lead generators and lead aggregators. Award winners were announced… Read More →