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ULI brings urban planning to Phoenix high schoolers

Jim Belfiore still gets goosebumps when he describes ULI Arizona's UrbanPlan to his peers.

Jim Belfiore, CEO and President of Belfiore Real Estate Consulting, has spent nearly a decade volunteering to help high school students enrolled in economics classes understand the nuances of urban planning and development. In schools where UrbanPlan has been offered, enrollment in the class has “skyrocketed,” he says. Of ULI’s 52 district councils, 15 have… Read More →

Deb Sydenham: An agent of change

Podcast: GoVote Aims To Change Voter Turn Out
by in AZRE Magazine | Featured | Real Estate

Deb Sydenham joined ULI Arizona as executive director in September 2010 after nearly 20 years with the State of Arizona and nine years in the private sector. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and a member of the College of Fellows for the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP). In 2012, she was… Read More →

The effect of mergers on healthcare real estate

Phoenix Children's Hospital
by in AZRE Magazine | Featured | Real Estate

Healthcare in America is changing and bringing real estate with it. Healthcare networks are growing their market shares, and healthcare mergers and acquisitions have been on the rise in the first half of 2014, according to an August report by Berkery Noyes. Deal volume increased during that time by 18 percent, to the tune of… Read More →

Big Deals: Aug. 1 to Sept. 31, 2014

by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Featured | Real Estate

There’s no such thing as a “small” deal in this industry, coming out of a recession. However, it’s the big deals, and the brokers who make them, that make the market an interesting one to watch. In every issue, AZRE publishes the top five notable sales and leases that have occurred one month out from publication based… Read More →

Kortman Electric Takes ABA Leadership Into Boardroom


The Arizona Builders’ Alliance represents the collective knowledge of more than 350 contractors, suppliers and professional service firms who work in the commercial construction industry. Membership means the ability to tap into and grow with fellow leaders in the industry. For one Arizona company, ABA’s leadership classes are a family affair. The four owners of… Read More →

The Key To The Corner Office

Jeannie Nguyen

Jeannie Nguyen is a vice president and relationship manager with National Bank of Arizona’s real estate banking group in Tucson, Ariz. She specializes in investor and developer commercial real estate relationships exceeding $5M. Jeannie is the 2014 president of Tucson CREW. She is also involved with National Bank’s Women’s Financial Group and Angel Charity for… Read More →

The New Crew: AZCREW

Vicki Williams

Vicki Williams is the senior vice president of commercial real estate at Alliance Bank of Arizona, where she has worked since 2004. She is the 2014 president of AZCREW, the Phoenix chapter of CREW Network, and former chair of AZCREW’s programs committee. Williams has been the vice president on the board of trustees for Childsplay,… Read More →

Local Real Estate Companies Battle The ‘Big Boys’

by in AZRE Magazine | Real Estate

Across all business sectors, local companies are constantly running into challenges competing against the big, national companies that possess more resources, easier access to capital and power of size. This is no different in the local Phoenix, real estate investment and development business. So, how do these companies survive and excel? As a foundation, local… Read More →

Christopher Cady joins AV Homes


AV Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVHI) has announced the appointment of Christopher Cady as the president of its Arizona division. Cady will oversee all homebuilding operations for the Arizona Division. Cady brings to the position 26 years of home building experience and has been involved in every facet of the business. He began his career as a… Read More →

Project News: May 2014

Left, Envy Condominiums; Top Right, The 17/Union Hills Business Center; Bottom Right, Grand Canyon University Arena.

CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF Airport I-10, a Class-A industrial project near the Sky Harbor International Airport, broke ground in mid-March. The 600KSF project, developed by Wentworth Property Company/Clarion Partners and leased by JLL, is located on the NWC of 24th Street and Rio Salado Parkway. The spec development will accommodate users looking for space between 50KSF… Read More →

When Visions Diverge

Images Diverge, WEB

When Visions Diverge: What Happens When Property Owners and Cities Want Different Land Use The crack of the gavel thunders through the room over the buzz of hushed whispers. Alone at the podium, the property owner stands stunned by the city council action denying the vision for a property. The investment in preplanned designs, attorneys,… Read More →

HTA launches medical real estate data service

Healthcare Trust of America

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. announced Tuesday that it is serving as the top level, founding partner for the launch of Revista, a new data service for medical real estate. Founded by former executives with the National Investment Center, Revista is creating the most comprehensive and accurate data and industry services focused on the characteristics,… Read More →

Planning & Zoning: May 2014

City of Coolidge The City of Coolidge Planning and Zoning Commission was presented with a draft of the new Coolidge 2025 General Plan for review at the beginning of March. The presentation of the draft document initiates a two-month review period, during which edits may be made to the document, where considered appropriate, in order… Read More →

IREM seeks balance amid projected talent shortfall


Certified Property Managers (CPMs) in the United States manage nearly $2 trillion in assets and 10.4 billion SF of commercial space. A significant amount of these CPMs are expected to retire in the near future without a generation of up-and-comers to replace them. The future would appear bleak to owners and investors seeking replacements from… Read More →