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The Summit at Scottsdale sells for $54.1 Million


DTZ, a global leader in commercial real estate services, has announced that a limited partnership formed by Weingarten Realty Investors of Houston (NYSE: WRI) purchased The Summit at Scottsdale, a Safeway and Target (NAP)-anchored retail center for $54.1 million. Donahue Schriber Realty Group, L.P. of Costa Mesa, Cal. was the seller of the ±190,408 square… Read More →

100,000 tacos to be served at 6th annual Arizona Taco Festival

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The 6th Annual Arizona Taco Festival is set to bring another year of fiesta fun with more than 50 teams competing for $10,000 in cash, while an expected 25,000 attendees nosh their way through more than 100 types of tacos throughout the weekend. Arizona Taco Festival, Sat. and Sun., Oct. 17 & 18, will run… Read More →

Heritage Square Apartment Homes sells for $12 Million

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DTZ, a global leader in commercial real estate services, has announced that Clear Sky Capital Heritage Square L.P. (Clear Sky Capital, Marcus Kurschat, Principal), sold Heritage Square Apartment Homes located at 65 E. Olive Ave. for approximately $12 million ($100,000 per unit). The buyer was Bellevue, WA-based Heritage Square – Phoenix, LLC, (Curtis Capital Group,… Read More →

Big Deals: Commercial Properties Inc. pumps up the volume

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You probably don’t want to invite Leroy Breinholt to a round of golf. It’s not just because he doesn’t have the five hours to spare, but he would just get bored by the ninth hole. Breinholt has been an industrial broker for nearly three decades, for much of the last he has made a reputation… Read More →

Skanska completes Seven Canyons Golf Clubhouse

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The Phoenix office of Skanska has completed work for Seven Canyons Golf Clubhouse located at 755 Golf Club Way in Sedona, Ariz. This is Skanska’s first hospitality project in Arizona. The $7.4-million project for the Enchantment Group included the golf pro-shop, community center, community recreation center, restaurant and bar, community sales office and community administration… Read More →

ASU offers free media literacy course


Arizona State University has launched its first-ever free online course titled “Media LIT: Overcoming Information Overload,” designed to help students understand, analyze and create media. The open, digitally-enabled course is the first of its kind offered by a major journalism program, and features guest speakers like New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan, Wikipedia co-founder… Read More →

Taliesin West offers summer discounts for Arizona residents


Taliesin West is a national historic landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains outside of Scottsdale. And with the warmer weather comes a hot deal to see Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural wonder for a special price. Wright’s Taliesin West offers Arizona residents a 50 percent discount on all tours until September 30.… Read More →

Coppersmith Brockelman adds 5 top attorneys


Coppersmith Brockelman, a business law firm in Phoenix, added five attorneys to its ranks in the last year, providing depth and expertise in the practice areas of complex litigation, employment, insurance and health care law. “One key to the firm’s success over the past 20 years has been the quality of our lawyers. Our clients… Read More →

Yoga Etiquette: The Do’s and Dont’s

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By: Jamie Finnan, CorePower Yoga Whether brand new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, attending a yoga class at a new studio can be an intimidating experience.  Many studios have their own way of doing things and until you fully understand a studio’s culture, those first few visits can be an overwhelming experience. Below is… Read More →

AZRE Forum enlists industry leaders for panels


AZ Big Media is hosting prominent Arizona commercial real estate professionals at its inaugural AZRE Forum, a mid-year industry update and forecast. “AZRE is the leading commercial real estate magazine in the Valley,” says editor Amanda Ventura. “The AZRE Forum is a new way for AZ Big Media and AZRE to reach its readership and… Read More →

ULI Arizona takes on new leadership with Steven La Terra

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Longtime ULI leader Steven La Terra, Managing Director and Principal of Paradigm Private Equity Holdings, has been selected as the new Chair of the Urban Land Institute, Arizona District Council (ULI Arizona), serving on a voluntary basis for a two-year term that starts July 1. La Terra, a Full Member of the Urban Land Institute… Read More →

UA surgeons perform dramatic midair rescue

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Life stopped suddenly for Tucsonan Richard “Dick” Highberger at 40,000 feet, when a silent and devastating cardiac arrest left him not breathing and with no heartbeat during a flight over Texas. Within moments, however, three vascular surgeons with ties to the University of Arizona Department of Surgery were at his side, saving Highberger’s life in… Read More →

The IIDA Southwest PRIDE Awards

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The IIDA Southwest PRIDE Awards were presented on April 23 at Hotel Palomar in Phoenix. INDUSTRY AWARDS PARTNER OF THE YEAR Thomas Reprographics INDUSTRY APPRECIATION Jennifer Kittoe Avalon Collection OUTSTANDING SERVICE Casey Potash KI & Pallas Textiles LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Kelly Bauer Richard+Bauer PROJECT AWARDS COMMERCIAL, <10KSF DESIGN EXCELLENCE Corgan Corgan Phoenix Office COMMERCIAL, <10KSF -AWARD… Read More →

Tempe among Top 10 Best Foodie Cities

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Foodie culture continues to marinate in U.S. cities, along with its various cousins the farm-to-table and craft-beer movements. Many cities are encouraging restaurant districts and boutique eating, and reaping the benefits. With this in mind, Livability.com has named the Top 10 Best Foodie Cities, 2015. These cities strongly support local farmers, showcase regional cuisine, and… Read More →