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Davis Named Vice President of Pioneer Title Agency

Pioneer Title Agency announced it has appointed real estate veteran Tom Davis as its vice president. In his role, Davis will be responsible for collaborating with the leadership at Pioneer’s more than 50 offices statewide as well as working closely with the family-owned title agency’s area managers on operations, customer service, technology enhancements and marketing.… Read More →

Tom Davis Named VP of Pioneer Title Agency

February 3, 2014 by in Business News | Newsmakers

Pioneer Title Agency announced the appointment of Tom Davis as its vice president. In his role, Davis will be responsible for collaborating with the leadership at Pioneer’s 50-plus offices statewide as well as working closely with the family-owned title agency’s area managers on operations, customer service, technology enhancements and marketing. In addition, Davis will work… Read More →

ICSC Member Profile: Traci Russell

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January 31, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Business News

Traci Russell VP of Brokerage and Retail Services CBRE Years with company: 2 Years as ICSC member: 12 What is the biggest issue facing shopping center real estate? Some of the major issues shopping centers face today are lack of new tenant concepts, rightsizing of prototypes, storefronts and reconfigurations. While this list might look long… Read More →

ICSC Member Profile: Matt Morrell, De Rito Partners

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January 31, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Business News

Matt Morrell VP of Leasing De Rito Partners, Inc. Years with company: 10 Years as ICSC member:  6 What is the biggest issue facing shopping center real estate? The big question mark is still the economy and public policy. Small businesses are the heartbeat of the shopping center world – the mom and pops. When… Read More →

ICSC Member Profile: Courtney Auther

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January 31, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Business News

Courtney Auther Associate Director Cushman & Wakefield Years with company: 2 Years as ICSC member: 9 What is the biggest issue facing shopping center real estate? We’ve seen a few larger tenants close or downsize their business due to the competition of internet sales and a decrease in consumer spending. This left many big boxes… Read More →

ICSC Member Profile: Jim Edwards

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January 31, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Business News

Jim Edwards Senior Associate Velocity Retail Years with company: 1 Years as ICSC member: 7 What is the biggest issue facing shopping center real estate? While the Phoenix market is improving, vacancy rates are declining, and leasing activity is up, we still have an abundance of vacant big boxes. More than 275 big boxes are… Read More →

ICSC Member Profile: Mary Ridberg, Sperry Van Ness

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January 31, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Business News

Mary Ridberg Director of Leasing Sperry Van Ness Years with company: 6 Years as ICSC member: 9 How have consumer attitudes affected the retail market? As consumer confidence returns, the retail market demand increases, urgency for locations increase, leasing volumes increase and vacancy decreases. The tipping point in this equation leads to the need for… Read More →

40 Companies to Watch in 2014

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January 31, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Business News

The Arizona commercial real estate industry saw some exciting announcements in 2013 — from Apple moving into the former First Solar facility in Mesa to the State Farm campus and USA Basketball headquarters moving $1B of development to Tempe. Additionally, thousands of square feet of existing builds have been repurposed in Arizona. From company growth… Read More →

Boiling Point: The Southeast Valley Heats Up 2013

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Arizona’s development is expected to have a hot few years ahead of it, but no place is more on fire right now than the East Valley. General Motors announced its move to Chandler last March, with the promise of 1,000 tech-related jobs. GoDaddy broke ground in May on a Global Technology Center in Tempe. On… Read More →

SRP offers free electrical safety workshop

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January 31, 2014 by in Business News | Energy | Events

SRP is sponsoring a free Electric Safety Workshop to educate workers on the potential hazards of working near overhead and underground electrical power lines and other utilities. The workshop will focus on tree workers, landscapers and excavators as well as individuals who work around utility lines. Instruction will be in English and Spanish. The event… Read More →

Banner Health performance noted with Pioneer ACO model

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Banner Health Network (BHN) is among a handful of organizations in the country that have conclusively established through first-year success that accountable care organizations (ACO) can reduce Medicare costs. In the report released today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), two Pioneer ACOs were identified as achieving 41 percent of the total… Read More →

Arizona Telemedicine Names Associate Director

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Nancy Rowe, a national leader in the telemedicine field, has been named associate director for outreach for the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP). Rowe will work toward expanding ATP’s connections with hospitals and other health-care providers in Northern Arizona. She also will assist in marketing and training efforts. Rowe assumed her new role with ATP on… Read More →

Waste Management Names Sustainability Challenge Winner

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January 30, 2014 by in Business News | Green | Sports

Waste Management (NYSE: WM) today announced that the Shell Houston Open has been named the winner of its inaugural Sustainability Challenge. In a contest that invited all PGA TOUR tournaments to detail their respective sustainable event initiatives, The Shell Houston Open received the highest ranking out of 24 tournament submissions for its cumulative score in… Read More →

DoubleTree by Hilton Debuts in Flagstaff

January 30, 2014 by in Business News | Tourism

DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff following a nine-month, multi-million dollar renovation. The newly upgraded 183-room property, formerly an independent hotel, is located along the iconic Route 66, two miles from historic downtown Flagstaff, and just five miles from Flagstaff Pulliam Airport and 140 miles from… Read More →

Phoenix Children's opens pediatric rehabilitation center

Phoenix Children’s Hospital announces the opening of the new Frances H. McClelland Pediatric Rehabilitation Center. The 15,451 square foot  Inpatient and Pediatric Outpatient Center opened in mid-January. All Pediatric Rehabilitation outpatient appointments will be held in the new Center located in the Phoenix Children’s Hospital East Building. The Center is the only pediatric rehabilitation program… Read More →

1 financial crisis would cripple most AZ households

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January 30, 2014 by in Business News | Economy

Despite an improving national economy, 45.7 percent of Arizonans are in a persistent state of financial insecurity, according to a report released today by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED). The number of households who have little or no savings to cover emergencies or to start building a better life has barely budged from last… Read More →

National Site Selectors Visit Greater Phoenix Region

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January 30, 2014 by in Business News | Economy

Site selection consultants from across the country will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). The panel members participating have extensive backgrounds in corporate site selection, with expertise ranging from domestic and international site selection to location analysis and target industry analysis. Companies often hire site selectors to help choose… Read More →

Arizona Commercial Real Estate Experts predict slow recovery leading to better 2015

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In the ’90s, the joke was that the state bird was a construction crane, says AAED’s Executive Director Joyce Grossman. She motions out the window of her downtown Phoenix office and says, “You look around here, and you see cranes in the air. That means jobs.” Arizona isn’t seeing the growth it did in the… Read More →

TDI Begins Construction of Jefferson on Legacy

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TDI Real Estate Holdings LLC, a developer of Class-A multi-family housing, has begun construction on the second  phase of a project that will bring up to 750 units of luxury housing to Scottsdale.  Construction of Jefferson on Legacy is presently underway on 322 units scheduled for completion in 2015. The site is located within the… Read More →

ViaWest Group Sells Warner Business Center for $40M

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January 29, 2014 by in Brokerage | Business News

Responding to the increasing investor demand in Metro Phoenix, ViaWest has sold its largest asset, Warner Business Center.  ViaWest had purchased the loan on the seven-building property for $31M in April 2013 and foreclosed on it in May 2013.  As ViaWest began implementing its lease-up strategy, commencing vacant suite improvements, and renewing some leases in… Read More →

Christine Jones Talks to American Subcontractors Association Panel

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On Tuesday, the American Subcontractors Association of Arizona hosted a gubernatorial candidate panel to discuss policies vital to economic development and improvement of the business environment for the construction industry. Former Go Daddy Executive Vice President Christine Jones, Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and State Senator Al Melvin participated in the… Read More →

Gore Helps Increase Early Detection of AAA

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) and AAAneurysm Outreach, the nation’s only non-profit organization dedicated to the early detection of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), have partnered to raise awareness and drive screening of at-risk individuals. Through this collaboration, the two organizations aim to increase the amount of programming and education needed to support the… Read More →

Microchip Introduces New Power Monitoring IC

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January 29, 2014 by in Business News | Tech

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced a new power monitoring IC, the MCP39F501. This device is a highly integrated, single-phase power-monitoring IC designed for real-time measurement of AC power. It includes two 24-bit delta-sigma ADCs, a 16-bit calculation engine, EEPROM and a flexible two-wire… Read More →

The Joint among Entrepreneur's Fastest-Growing Franchises

Entrepreneur Magazine today ranked The Joint…the chiropractic place on its annual Fastest-Growing Franchise list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing franchise companies. The Joint received the ranking of No. 32. “The Entrepreneur Fastest-Growing Franchise list represents the top franchise brands, and The Joint is honored to be recognized among the most rapidly growing,” said… Read More →