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Arizona school spending ranks near bottom of states


Arizona continued to be among the lowest states in the nation for per pupil school spending, and its expenditures were falling while the rest of the nation’s were rising, the Census Bureau said. A bureau report released Tuesday said Arizona spent $7,208 per student in fiscal 2013, well below the national average of $10,700, and… Read More →

Memphis firm buys SkySong Scottsdale Apartments

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June 15, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Featured

The SkySong Scottsdale Apartments have been purchased by a Memphis-based company in a transaction highlighting how the overall mixed-use development is creating a significant economic impact. Mid-America Apartment Communities has purchased the 325-unit property for $67.5 million. The apartments were constructed in a joint venture between the ASU Foundation and USAA Real Estate Co. The strong sale price is an indication of how SkySong, The… Read More →

Tech-friendly scene makes Arizona a data center hot spot

IO President Anthony Wanger.

Phoenix has its head in the clouds. Digital information—everything from financial and medical accounts to media entertainment and social networks—is now being stored in about 60 high-tech data centers throughout the Phoenix metro area, adding to the state’s growing reputation in the technology industry. Renewable energy, geo-stability and tech-friendly legislation are a few of the… Read More →

HSMAI prepares for Chinese Auction Fundraiser


The Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will present the 33rd Annual Chinese Auction Fundraiser & Dinner, celebrating the “Year of the Sheep,” on Friday, June 26, 2015 the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Proceeds from this award winning event will help to support our association’s mission… Read More →

Grandbridge finances $67M Arizona multifamily community

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June 14, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Featured | Multi-Family

Grandbridge Real Estate Capital recently closed a $67,000,000 first trust deed mortgage secured by a 523-unit multifamily complex located in Tempe, Ariz.  Financing was arranged by Tom Kenny, Senior Vice President, and Josh Boehling, Vice President, both based in Grandbridge’s Orange County, Ca., office. Funding for the fixed rate refinance loan was provided through Fannie… Read More →

Tempe-based Genius Monkey opens office in Australia

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Genius Monkey, an industry-leading marketing platform specializing in programmatic ad displays, has expanded its physical presence into Australia. While the Tempe, Ariz.-based company services clients around the world, its marketing experts have been based exclusively in the United States until now. “Genius Monkey is delighted to accept this wonderful opportunity to expand our presence to… Read More →

The Shops at OdySea in the Desert breaks ground

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June 14, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Featured | Retail

75,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space is now available for lease at OdySea in the Desert in Scottsdale, Arizona. OdySea in the Desert is a 35-acre, multi-million-dollar entertainment complex located at the 101 Freeway and Via de Ventura.  The landmark development is already home to Butterfly Wonderland, OdySea Mirror Maze and minutes from… Read More →

TGen and Dell expand pediatric cancer fight


Dell has announced its extended partnership with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to help clinical researchers and doctors globally expand the reach and impact of the world’s first Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved precision medicine trial for pediatric cancer. The renewed commitment includes an additional $3 million Dell grant to support continued collaboration with… Read More →

MIM hosts annual Educator Appreciation Month in July


Teachers can beat the heat by spending the month of July at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)! During its fourth annual Educator Appreciation Month, current prekindergarten through twelfth-grade teachers, school and district administrators, registered student teachers, teacher’s aides and homeschool educators can enjoy the museum for free. To participate, educators must show a school- or… Read More →

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate wins Brand of the Year

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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Move Time Realty has announced today that its national brand has been named “Real Estate Agency Brand of the Year” as part of the 2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study, an annual brand equity tracker that measures and compares brand health among more than 1,400 brands across nearly 150 categories.… Read More →

ASU, Banner launch research on neurodegenerative disease


Arizona State University and Banner Health have announced a new research alliance to advance the scientific study, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. The partnership between Arizona State University (ASU), one of the nation’s largest public research universities, and Phoenix-based Banner Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, includes the… Read More →

Mt. Baker Vapor relocates to Mesa


Mt. Baker Vapor has officially announced their plans to relocate their operations from Bellingham, Wash. to Mesa after the introduction of legislation seeking taxation on the sale of their products, ultimately impacting Mt. Baker Vapor’s operations. Founded in March 2011, Mt. Baker Vapor has grown rapidly alongside the burgeoning vaping movement. They have the distinction… Read More →

How to protect AC unit during monsoons

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Is your air conditioner ready for the dust storms, torrential downpours, thunder and lightning that is monsoon season? When an air conditioning system stops working during an Arizona summer, it is the worst and it can be very costly to repair or replace. Preventative maintenance is key to keeping you cool in the hot summer… Read More →

SRP adds social media tools for monsoon season


This monsoon season SRP electric customers now have access to more information about outages in their neighborhoods and throughout the Valley. The start date of the monsoon season is June 15, according to the National Weather Service. SRP already is communicating to customers via the web and mobile devices information about outages, estimates on when… Read More →