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John McCain to attend Valley Partnership breakfast

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Valley Partnership has announced the topic for its upcoming monthly breakfast on Friday, August 28. This month’s program will feature an update on the Valley’s restaurant driven development, including a look at the underlying economic factors at play and how adaptive reuse has become a driver for development. The panel will feature Matt Pool, owner… Read More →

Valley Partnership 2014 Community Project earns recognition

AFH 1: Finishing touches to the 2014 Valley Partnership Community Project at Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped included the addition of tactile sculptures that were donated and constructed by Trademark Visual.
August 18, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Events | Featured | In The Spotlight

Valley Partnership has announced its 2014 Community Project has been selected as a finalist for Arizona Forward’s 35th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards. Last year’s project recipient was Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped (AFH). The project is a finalist in the Site Development (Private Sector) category. AFH is a human services organization whose primary mission is… Read More →

Catherine Thuringer – Most Influential Women In Commercial Real Estate

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Catherine Thuringer Principal Trammell Crow Company Years in the industry: 30 At the beginning of 2014, Cathy Thuringer was promoted to principal at Trammell Crow Company, where she has oversight of its industrial development in Arizona. This is no small feat of square footage. Trammell Crow recently brought the largest speculative development to the Valley… Read More →

SynCardia Systems files Form S-1 for IPO

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SynCardia Systems, a developer and manufacturer of temporary implantable artificial hearts, filed on Monday with the SEC to raise up to $40 million in an initial public offering. Based in Tucson, Arizona, SynCardia Systems, Inc. is the manufacturer of the world’s first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE approved Total Artificial Heart for use… Read More →

ABA: Commercial Construction Poised for Rebound

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By Mark Minter, executive director, Arizona Builders Alliance Joe DuVall, president, ABA, project executive, Kitchell Sometimes, it looked like the Great Recession was never going to end. Layoffs, shrinking or non-existent margins, projects that bid but never got built all seemed to be the order of the day in recent years. It looks like the… Read More →

Chamber announces 11 finalists for Athena Awards

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce has announced the 11 women chosen as finalists for its prestigious ATHENA Awards as it continues its 28-year tradition of recognizing outstanding Valley businesswomen. The ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award recognizes a woman in the public and private sector, in addition to highlighting an upcoming leader in the Valley as… Read More →

Arizona beer has an economic kick in terms of jobs, taxes

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When Rob Fullmer, the executive director of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, says “everything is improved by the presence of a brewery,” he’s talking about the economic buzz it brings and not the alcoholic kind. “Anytime you can put a business between two breweries, you’ll see a much more foot traffic in that area, and… Read More →

SRP, Liberty Wildlife release herons at Roosevelt Dam

Release of Rescued Herons at Roosevelt Dam

SRP and Liberty Wildlife released two rescued, great blue herons to the wild Tuesday morning. The three-month-old herons were rescued from the top of Roosevelt Dam by SRP employee Chris Cliburn. Last spring, Cliburn found a nest with three eggs on top of a stilling well he uses every day to measure the lake levels.… Read More →

Deadline nears for Valley Partnership Advocates applications

The "Class of 2014" advocates visit DMB Associates' masterplanned community Eastmark.

Valley Partnership prides itself on being the premier organization for responsible development. One important facet of that role is developing the industry’s up-and-comers. In 2014, Valley Partnership launched its Advocates program for its young professional members who are under the age of 35. Over nine months, the group of 20 advocates meet with mentors from… Read More →

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Merrill Gardens at Anthem

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction (A&P) participated in a groundbreaking celebration for the new Merrill Gardens at Anthem senior living community on July 29th. Over 100 people, along with representatives from Merrill Gardens, Urbal Architecture, Anthem Chamber of Commerce and Anthem Community Council, were in attendance for the celebration. Attendees of the event were treated with… Read More →

UA Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s set to open

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As the lone National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center headquartered in the state, The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital is bringing the future of cancer care to downtown Phoenix. National Cancer Institute facilities are dedicated to fighting cancer through groundbreaking research and the Center’s goal is to have a clinical trial available… Read More →

Bob Bambauer named senior vice president of Sunbelt

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August 15, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Featured | Newsmakers

Sunbelt Holdings has promoted Bob Bambauer, P.E., to senior vice president. Bambauer, who has been with Sunbelt Holdings since 2007, oversees the planning and development of Sunbelt Holdings’ large-scaled properties in the West Valley and Tucson markets. A veteran to civil engineering and home building, Bambauer has over 30 years’ experience in entitlements, land acquisitions,… Read More →

Entrepreneurs go from poker to peonies

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Three guys turned poker winning into a budding startup that is redefining the flower industry and it is coming to Phoenix. David Daneshgar, who won an event at the 2008 World Series of Poker, turned a $1,000 buy-in at a poker tournament into the source of initial funding for BloomNation. This Santa Monica startup, often… Read More →

P.B. Bell adds four properties to management portfolio

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P.B. Bell, a leader in multi-family housing development, management and acquisitions, has added four properties to its growing management portfolio.  The additions expand P.B. Bell’s reach in the East Valley with properties in Gilbert, Tempe, Old Town Scottsdale and North Scottsdale. “Our goal is to maximize the resident experience at every apartment community we manage,… Read More →