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How To Master LinkedIn

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Crystal Washington, owner of CWM Enterprises, is a social media guru. She has helped large companies such as Google and Microsoft harness the utility of the Internet’s networking tools and find freedom from any hesitation professionals have about promoting themselves on a limitless stage. Here are her top tips for women in commercial real estate.… Read More →

Arizona Commission on the Arts plans development program

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The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, has announced that it will pilot a new artist-to-artist professional development program called AZ ArtWorker in three Arizona cities: Douglas, Phoenix and Tucson. Funded by a grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and produced in partnership with Arizona State University, AZ… Read More →

Colliers International completes sale of 1,114-Unit portfolio


The Cooke Multifamily Team at Colliers International in Greater Phoenix recently completed the sale of the 1,114-unit, AZ 3 multifamily portfolio in Phoenix. The value-added properties total 989,463 square feet and combined acreage of 44.56. The size of this Class A and Class B+ portfolio attracted attention from investors around the world. The deal was awarded to an… Read More →

ACG-Arizona celebrates leadership for 10th Anniversary

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ACG-Arizona is celebrating its 10th Anniversary as a leader in the Valley business community by bringing in one of America’s most renowned military leaders at a time of increasing instability in the world. He’s Admiral Eric T. Olson (RET.), former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command responsible for having built and trained Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special forces during a… Read More →

LGE completes Pomo at Gilbert’s Heritage Marketplace


LGE Design Build has completed tenant improvement construction for the 2,600-square-foot Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana at Heritage Marketplace in Gilbert. The restaurant features a 6,000-pound, wood-fire pizza oven imported from Italy with hand-crafted stone. In addition, the authentic Italian restaurant features a bar and outdoor seating. “As one of the restaurant hotspots in the Valley, Heritage… Read More →

Arizona hospitals use innovation to create better patient care

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In the ever-changing face of healthcare, many Arizona hospitals have stepped up to the plate to provide some of the most innovative advances in treatment in an effort to provide patients with better care and better results. Beyond better treatment, the impact of healthcare on Arizona’s economy is undeniable. Twelve of the 50 biggest employers… Read More →

I-10 West business center sells for $5.5 Million

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DTZ has announced that Thackeray Partners and Trammell Crow Company sold I-10 West Business Center, a three building, multi-tenant industrial complex located one block south of Interstate10 between 55th and 57th Avenue. A Phoenix-based private investor, Kensington Investments, purchased the ±81,571 square foot property for $5.5 million. Senior Managing Directors Bob Buckley, Tracy Cartledge and Steve… Read More →

AzHHA CEO sees encouraging trends in Arizona healthcare


When he arrived in Arizona in 2013, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association President and CEO Greg Vigdor brought more than 30 years of experience in the evolving and ever-changing healthcare industry. With two years in Arizona under his belt, Az Business magazine sat down with Vigdor to hear his thoughts on industry trends and challenges,… Read More →

Big crowd honors Arizona’s Most Influential Women


A crowd of nearly 500 people packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday night to honor Az Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. “The Most Influential Women issue of both magazines is easily our most popular issue of the year,”said AZ Big Media  Publisher Cheryl Green. “This year, we had more than 2,000 women… Read More →

Lynne King Smith is the Valley’s ticket queen

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In 2010, Brad Smith did what a lot of entrepreneurs cannot do: he made his wife CEO of TicketForce, the Mesa-based company the couple co-founded in 2003. “He felt that my planning and forecasting skills were what we needed to take the company to the next level,” said Lynne King Smith. The move worked. Over… Read More →

Meridian Capital finances Glendale Market Square property


Meridian Capital Group, America’s most active debt broker, negotiated a $21.1 million loan for the acquisition and rehabilitation of Glendale Market Square, a retail property located in Glendale, AZ on behalf of a Southern California-based developer. The three-year loan, provided by a debt fund, features a floating-rate, interest-only payments for the full-term and two one-year… Read More →

50 Things You Must Eat in Phoenix

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Phoenix is a foodie city with a capital “PH” (read: “phoodie”). AZ Big Media’s offices are located in Midtown Phoenix, just a short light rail ride from some of its writers’ favorite downtown and uptown Phoenix restaurants. And, trust us, when we say we take our meal times pretty seriously around these parts. Whether you’re… Read More →

2015 Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate

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The 12 women who made AZRE’s Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate list are an extraordinary bunch. While that seems implied in the recognition, it’s something that goes beyond their professional achievements. Many of these women have held minimum wage jobs, slowly working through the ranks to a C-suite. A few have known the… Read More →

Jody Pokorski – Most Influential Women In Commercial Real Estate

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Jody Pokorski Partner and real estate practice leader, Snell & Wilmer Years in the industry: 30 Jody Pokorski has been behind some of the biggest deals in the Valley. She represented Arizona State University in the State Farm headquarters in Tempe deal that has become the largest office development in the state. A few years ago,… Read More →