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Scottsdale Healthcare recognized for energy efficiency

clear energy systems coming to tempe

Scottsdale Healthcare’s continuing investment in energy efficiency is paying off, with Arizona Public Service Co. recognizing the local nonprofit hospital system for reduced energy use. An upgrade to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems at the Scottsdale Healthcare Greenbaum Surgery Center last fall resulted in a significant reduction in energy needs and earned a… Read More →

Panel will discuss Cybersecurity at GPEC

February 5, 2014 by in Business News | Events | Legal | Tech

Members of Arizona’s business community are invited to the February meeting of the Arizona Aerospace & Defense Forum for a discussion centered on cyber-security including risks, trends and what businesses need to keep their businesses safe and secure online. This event will be hosted at the offices of Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) located at… Read More →

Szkatulski Joins Sherman & Howard’s Scottsdale Office

Sherman & Howard L.L.C. announced the addition of Jennifer Szkatulski to its Scottsdale office.  Jennifer, who has practiced at the firm as a consultant since 2012, will join the firm’s estate planning group as an associate. Sherman & Howard’s estate and tax planning attorneys work with high net worth individuals, families, business owners, entrepreneurs and… Read More →

6 Maricopa Community Colleges among nation's best

Six Maricopa Community Colleges have been recognized by the Aspen Institute as being among the nation’s 150 top community colleges. Phoenix College and Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, and South Mountain Community Colleges can compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars in prize funds. The award, given… Read More →

Cassidy Turley Sells Tatum Plaza for $8M

Tatum Plaza, WEB
February 4, 2014 by in Brokerage | Business News

Cassidy Turley announced that Los Angeles-based FS Tatum Plaza, LLC (Westwood Financial) acquired Tatum Plaza, a 29,460 SF neighborhood retail center for $8M ($270 PSF). The seller was Cave Creek and Tatum, LLC (Park West Partners). Executive Managing Directors Ryan Schubert and Michael Hackett with Cassidy Turley’s Retail Capital Markets Group negotiated the sale transaction.… Read More →

Griffin Appointed CEO of John C. Lincoln North Mountain

Maggi Griffin, RN, MS, was recently appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital. She also serves as the John C. Lincoln Health Network chief nursing officer (CNO). Griffin joined the John C. Lincoln Health Network four years ago, and has an extensive background in nursing, hospital management and leadership. She first… Read More →

CBRE Completes Sale of San Tan Tech Center to ViaWest Group

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February 4, 2014 by in Brokerage | Business News

CBRE represented the seller in the sale of San Tan Tech Center located at 145 S. 79th St. in Chandler. The 129,187 SF, Class-A property building was purchased by leading local, commercial real estate firm, ViaWest Group, for $9.6M. Barry Gabel and Chris Marchildon of CBRE’s Phoenix office represented the seller, Austin, Texas-based Capital Commercial… Read More →

Sperry Van Ness Releases Recent Transaction List

Mirage Crossing
February 4, 2014 by in Brokerage | Business News

Sperry Van Ness released its recent lease and sales transaction list. RETAIL: Michael Gaida represented the landlord to lease a 1,862 SF former Valvoline Oil Center to tire dealer Llantera El Maripeno at Alma School Plaza, located at 753 S. Alma School Road in Mesa. Gaida also represented the tenant in the transaction. Mary Ridberg… Read More →

SRS Real Estate Partners Builds Dog Houses, Team Esprit

Doghouses, SRS
February 4, 2014 by in Business News

Brokers and employees of SRS Real Estate Partners (SRS) gathered in Scottsdale from January 22 to 24 for the annual SRS Summit where they participated in a charity event benefiting Lost Our Home, a Phoenix-area animal shelter. As a team building project, Summit attendees were split into teams and given the task of building a… Read More →

PICOR Releases Recent Transaction List

604 N. 6th Ave.
February 4, 2014 by in Brokerage | Business News

Magnetmod, LLC leased 1,200 square feet at 4500 E. Speedway Boulevard, Suite 65 in Tucson from Presson Midway, LLC.  Rob Glaser, SIOR, CCIM, and Paul Hooker, Industrial Specialists with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, represented the landlord in this transaction. Jungle Partners, LLC leased 1,200 square feet at 4500 E. Speedway Boulevard, Suite 35 in… Read More →

De Rito Partners Releases Recent Commercial Transactions

The De Rito Partners Opportunity Fund purchased a former Denny’s Restaurant at the SWC of Baseline and Alma School roads in Mesa.
February 4, 2014 by in Brokerage | Business News

De Rito Partners released a list of its recent commercial transactions. Diamondback Billiards adding Gilbert location Diamondback Billiards signed a leased to open a second location at the San Tan Village Furniture Center located at Loop 202 Freeway and San Tan Village Parkway. De Rito Partners’ agents Carl Jones, Jr. and Arch Jeffery represented the… Read More →

GPE Releases Metro Phoenix Healthcare RE Market Overview

February 4, 2014 by in Business News

As we end 2013 and begin 2014, the question healthcare landlords and tenants are asking is, “How is the Affordable Care Act (ACA) going to affect me as it is implemented?” Providers continue to remain uncertain of their practice’s future by requesting shorter lease terms and renewal terms. Healthcare organizations such as Banner Health (“Banner”)… Read More →

YMCA CEO Scobas Announces Retirement

Valley of the Sun YMCA President and CEO George Scobas officially announced today that he will be retiring as of April 15, 2014. Scobas began his career as a Youth Director and Ski Instructor at the YMCA in Cheyenne, Wyoming back in 1974. His retirement closes the chapter on a more than 40 year story… Read More →

Telemedicine App Helps Prevent Unnecessary Scans


Research has shown that a single computed tomography (CT) scan, although necessary in many cases, exposes a patient to a higher risk of developing cancer over his or her lifetime. A second CT scan doubles that risk. Often in trauma cases at small hospitals, a patient receives one CT scan, then is transferred to a… Read More →

Mesa Airlines Receives FAA Maintenance Diamond Award

Mesa Airlines
February 4, 2014 by in Business News | Travel

Mesa Airlines, Inc. announced that the Company’s Maintenance team was awarded the Federal Aviation Administration’s prestigious Employer’s Diamond Award for 2013. The award is based on participation of 100% of the company’s eligible aviation maintenance technicians (“AMTs”) completing a specified amount of initial and recurrent training during the year. Of Mesa’s 237 eligible maintenance professionals, 237… Read More →

Innovator’s Accelerator Unveils Expanded Product Suite


Apollo Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL) announced the expansion of its critically acclaimed Innovator’s Accelerator® leadership development experience. The learning experience is now available in two formats with several customizable features. Innovator’s Accelerator is an online learning experience led by the world’s leading experts on business innovation: Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School, Jeff Dyer… Read More →

Buck Truck Adds Substance to Food Drives

February 4, 2014 by in Business News | Featured

Tempe, nonprofit, crowd-funding, grocery stores, farmers, donate perishable food items, Buck Truck, Tempe Leadership, United Food Bank, Mesa, Ed Baker, Tempe Chamber of Commerce, Lisa Pino, Arizona A Tempe-based nonprofit is utilizing the power of crowd-funding to enable grocery stores and farmers to donate perishable food items. Buck Truck, a project of this year’s Tempe… Read More →

Cramer-Krasselt hires new creative director

Advertising veteran Matt Sicko, who spent nearly two decades propelling brands ranging from Jeep and Mazda to Iams Pet Food and Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, has joined Cramer-Krasselt as creative director. In his new role, Sicko will help bring integrated campaigns to life for C-K’s local and national clients, including Phoenix Coyotes, Valley Toyota Dealers… Read More →

Tenants Turn Right-Sized Up

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As the market shifts, more retailers are trying to find the most efficient balance of inventory, staff and size, according to Anita Blackford, senior vice president of leasing for Carlyle Group’s Metrocenter Mall. She’s seeing the theory in practice as Metrocenter fills its voluminous 1.3 MSF. “We’re seeing strong opportunities for local businesses to get… Read More →

Mercury strike deal with Casino Arizona, Talking Stick

February 3, 2014 by in Business News | Sports

Today, the Phoenix Mercury entered into an exclusive, multi-year marquee partnership with Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort that includes branding on the Mercury’s home and away jerseys. The new agreement also designates Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort as the presenting sponsor of the Phoenix Mercury. The partnership was announced this morning by Mercury… Read More →

Frutkin Law Firm Names New Senior Counsel

This month, the Frutkin Law Firm has announced Stephanie Fierro, Esq. has been named Senior Counsel Attorney at the Firm. Fierro serves clients in general counsel business law and estate planning. She also has experience in business litigation and alternative dispute resolution inherent in any general counsel practice. She brings the firm a wide range… Read More →

Irvine Appointed to Committee on Character and Fitness

February 3, 2014 by in Business News | Legal

Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional law firm, announced that Patrick Irvine, a shareholder in the firm’s Business and Litigation practice groups, has been appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court to serve on its Committee on Character and Fitness. Irvine is a former Judge of the Arizona Court of Appeals who now practices in… Read More →

Midwestern University Expands Leadership Team

Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern University has announced an expansion of the senior management of the University as it continues with carefully planned growth and ever-expanding graduate healthcare programs. Teresa Welch Fossum, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D., DACVS, has assumed a new position as the Vice President of Research and Strategic Initiatives,… Read More →

180 Phoenix Children’s Hospital Physicians honored


180 physicians from Phoenix Children’s Hospital appear on the Best Doctors in America® List for 2014, officials from Phoenix Children’s Hospital announced. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor, decided by impartial peer review. Best Doctors has earned a sterling, worldwide reputation for reliable, impartial results by remaining totally independent. Doctors… Read More →