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Gust Rosenfeld adds capital member, names 2 partners

Fennemore Craig

Gust Rosenfeld elected Christopher W. Kramer as a capital member of the firm and Zach Sakas and Phyllis Smiley as partners of the firm. The new appointments were effective at the start of the New Year. Kramer’s practice has been based around eminent domain and condemnation litigation for the last 30 years. He represents condemning authorities… Read More →

2nd annual PHX Vegan Food Festival to return

PHX Vegan Food Festival
January 23, 2017 by in Experience AZ Magazine

After last year’s successful debut, the PHX Vegan Food Festival is returning on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Phoenix Theatre/Phoenix Art Museum campus. The second annual event will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will have expanded space, more vendors, food trucks and beverage stations and an added entertainment area with an upgraded… Read More →

Industrial & office steal spotlight from multifamily at 10th Annual IREM-CCIM Economic Forecast


While many turned their attention to Washington D.C. for the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the Valley’s heaviest hitters in commercial real estate joined forces at the 10th Annual IREM-CCIM Economic Forecast on Friday at the Arizona Biltmore. For the program, 21 of the Valley’s top commercial real estate leaders with 521-plus years of combined CRE… Read More →

Lawmakers: Obama won’t OK Grand Canyon monument before leaving

Like Bears Ears, the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado River in the Grand Canyon has spiritual and cultural importance to tribes, one reason that groups want the president to make 1.7 million acres around the canyon a new national monument. (Photo by Sophia Kunthara/Cronkite News)
January 19, 2017 by in Experience AZ Magazine

President Barack Obama will leave office Friday without declaring a new 1.7 million acre national monument around the Grand Canyon, Arizona lawmakers said this week. Both congressional opponents and supporters of the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument Act said Obama will not make the declaration, which would permanently put affected lands off-limits to new… Read More →

64 startups picked for 2017 Venture Madness competition


This year’s startup lineup has been picked by Invest Southwest and the Arizona Commerce Authority for the 2017 Venture Madness competition. On Jan. 25, the top 64 companies picked this year will be narrowed down to 32, and then by Feb. 3, 16 finalists will be chosen to move to the live, bracket-style head-to-head competition… Read More →

Tips to identify student loan repayment scams


With the U.S. Department of Education reporting that more than 40 percent of all borrowers are late or in default, it’s no wonder fake or unethical student debt relief companies are popping up everywhere. “Borrowers are more stressed than ever before about repaying their loans,” said Sarah Hamilton, student loan supervisor for Take Charge America, a national nonprofit… Read More →

Benefits, risks of Trump’s policies on commercial real estate

January 10, 2017 by in AZRE Magazine

The surprise election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States is likely to have far-reaching impacts on the economy, capital markets and, by extension, commercial real estate. The nature of these impacts is more opaque than in most election cycles because policy discussions took a back seat to personalities during the… Read More →

Chicago & The Doobie Brothers to play in Phoenix


Get ready for a trip down memory lane when Chicago and The Doobie Brothers come to Phoenix together this June for a 2017 North American Co-headline tour. Tickets for the tour go on sale starting this Monday, January 9 at 10 a.m. on Live Nation. The bands will be playing at Ak-Chin Pavilion on Sunday, June 11 for a night of classic hits and… Read More →

Joint efforts help create economic development

Downtown Phoenix (Photo by Mike Mertes, AZ BIG Media)
January 2, 2017 by in AZRE Magazine

When a company relocates to a region, it creates a lot of benefits that spin off to the entire broader region, county and state as a whole. Mayors, city officials, economic development teams and groups are working together to facilitate more economic development opportunities throughout the state by finding the right locations that best serve… Read More →

Legislative Update: Next steps for commercial drone regulation

December 27, 2016 by in AZRE Magazine

In recent years, unmanned aircraft systems or UAS have gone from being primarily used by the military and government to a technology that is in the hands of everyone from farmers to filmmakers. New advancements in the technology are being made every day by government and civilians alike. UAS are being used to plot maps,… Read More →

Elevating Arizona’s tech sector for faster growth

December 21, 2016 by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

There are many encouraging signs for Arizona’s technology sector. Jobs are on the rise, our education system is more focused on STEM initiatives and Arizona has become a desirable place to move to for high-tech companies from innovation hotbeds such as California. The outlook for 2017 is even stronger. It may, in fact, be our… Read More →

San Carlos Apache Tribe, environmentalists battle Oak Flat copper mine bid

Oak Flat copper mine
December 20, 2016 by in AZ Business Magazine

Oak Flat, a desert landscape and 90-minute drive from Phoenix, lies in the midst of an environmental and economic controversy. Members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe revere the federally owned land as sacred. Environmentalists consider it a sanctuary for wildlife and vegetation. Climbers, hikers and campers gravitate to Oak Flat for outdoor recreation. And Resolution… Read More →

Bob Brown’s Christmas Constitutional Law Quiz

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December 16, 2016 by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal

Want some interesting tidbits for the upcoming holiday and Christmas parties? Try this quiz—you may be surprised at some of these answers. Bob Brown from Gallagher & Kennedy put this quiz together. It’s kind of tough. Do you have what it takes? History Quiz – True or False? 1. Sol Invictus (“The Unconquered Sun”) was… Read More →

Review: ‘Rogue One’ captures the imagination with visuals

Rogue One

Star Wars: a universe of duality. The dark side vs. the light, the Rebel Alliance vs. the Galactic Empire, the original trilogy vs. the prequel trilogy — Star Wars films are not shy about the clear-cut contrasts that define their adventures. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” lives in the middle of the chronological spectrum:… Read More →

Roundtable: What’s new in medical building trends?

medical buildings
December 13, 2016 by in AZRE Magazine | Medical

Bioscience and healthcare industries continue to thrive in Arizona with the facilitation of unique and collaborative ways to implement new products, innovations and improve overall care and treatment. According to the Arizona Commerce Authority, healthcare employers in the state are outpacing their national counterparts and other types of industries. The ACA reports, “In 2015, healthcare… Read More →