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The Big Bling Theory: Keep jewelry practical in the office

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Bangles, bracelets, necklaces, wedding rings, midi rings, toe rings, studs, hoops and cuff earrings. Just admit it ― when it comes to jewelry, you love it all. Jewelry is probably one of the easiest ways to personalize your outfit. Each piece you select has a reason behind it. Some women are the queens of jewelry… Read More →

BKM Capital Partners acquires three industrial parks

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BKM Capital Partners has acquired three multi-tenant industrial parks with a combined capitalization of $42.8 million on behalf of BKM Industrial Value Fund I, LP, according to Brian Malliet, CEO and Co-Founder of BKM. These are the first three assets to be included in the commingled fund, which targets final close in March 2015, and intends… Read More →

$350M ‘green’ condominium project moves into Scottsdale

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The Sterling Collection at Silverleaf, a “green” luxury condominium development, is set to launch sales in early November. The $350M development is one of the largest luxury residential projects in the Southwest.   Developed by Scottsdale-based Cypress Development Group, The Sterling Collection at Silverleaf will be the most luxurious condominium community to ever be developed… Read More →

Take a bite out of Chandler’s Culinary Festival

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Sip, savor and indulge this Saturday at TASTE. Chandler’s Culinary Festival. Located at Downtown Ocotillo in Chandler, between Dobson and Price Rd, the doors open at 6 p.m. for this 21 and over event. Featuring many East Valley restaurants serving an abundance of delectable cuisine, admission includes unlimited food tasting (while supplies last),12 drink samples… Read More →

BMO Harris Bank Names New Arizona President

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BMO Harris Bank today announced the appointment of Steven Zandpour as Regional President for Arizona.  Zandpour will be responsible for overseeing a network of 50 BMO Harris locations, and driving growth to deliver the breadth of BMO Harris’ retail banking, small business banking and premier services across the state. Alex Dousmanis-Curtis, Head of U.S. Retail… Read More →

Could Looser Lending Standards Boost Phoenix Market?

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Will banks start to drop their standards and let people with slightly lower credit scores and much lower down payments buy homes? That’s the big question, after the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and other agencies voted to approve new, looser lending rules this week. A well-known expert from the W. P. Carey School of… Read More →

Confirming Customers to Protect Company from Risk

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As security breaches and scams become more and more prevalent with the advancement of technology, it is more important for companies to protect against fraud. Extending credit to customers can be a risky venture for a number of reasons, but being smart and taking precautions can help prevent problems down the road. For most companies… Read More →

Money Ranks Gilbert 22nd Most Livable City

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Gilbert has received yet another recognition as one of the best places to live in the country.  Time’s Money Magazine has ranked Gilbert as the 22nd Most Livable Small City in America. The study reviewed 781 cities with populations between 50,000 to 300,000, comparing factors ranging from the local economy and housing market to schools… Read More →

Fogo de Chão Debuts New Happy Hour

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Starting October 22nd, Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse invites guests to ditch the conventional happy hour menu and experience a taste of Southern Brazil with Brazilian-inspired small plates, cocktails, wines, and beers. The Fogo de Chão happy hour menu is available Monday – Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Fogo de Chão locations… Read More →

4 big ideas shaking up Arizona-Mexico trade

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While all of us have no doubt been busy getting enlightened by the endless stream of political TV ads, there have been lots of exciting things happening to grow Arizona’s cross-border trade profile with our neighbor Mexico. Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match Dennis Smith and the team at the Maricopa Association of Governments deserve… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Toast Pear Day at Perfect Pear Bistro

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You may think you love pears, but be pre-pear-ed to get schooled in the juicy fruit this weekend. In the name of National Pear Day, Oct. 25, the folks at Perfect Pear Bistro are whipping up a mix of savory quesadillas, “pear bread,” sweet cocktails and enough dishes to make this national day feel like… Read More →

Caution: Low-Flying Aircraft Policies

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October 23, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Featured

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a significant reduction in the maximum height limit of buildings near U.S. airports to ensure aircraft have clearance to continue an ascent in the unlikely event that an engine fails at takeoff. The proposed policy would limit building heights of new commercial projects within 10,000 feet of the… Read More →

Use Your Incentives Wisely

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October 23, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Featured

The use of incentives has become a routine issue in economic and real estate development and their use to attract desired projects such as Tesla or Apple is frequently questioned. Often, people ask if officials are simply helping private parties make bigger profits at the expense of the general public. This is a legitimate question.… Read More →

Sundt to build temporary lodging at Luke AFB

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The U.S. Air Force 56th Contracting Squadron recently selected Sundt Construction, Inc. as the general contractor for a new temporary lodging facility at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz. The $8.9 million, 42,000-square-foot project includes construction of four single-story lodging facilities with 28 units, providing Air Force personnel with short-term, quality housing accommodations as… Read More →