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Frutkin Law Firm announces Harvey Frutkin’s retirement

Julia Koestner

The Frutkin Law Firm has announced the retirement of Harvey Frutkin from the practice of law. Harvey worked with a focus on estate planning, taxation and corporate law for more than 40 years, primarily in Cleveland, Ohio. While a partner at Cavitch, Familo, Durkin & Frutkin, Harvey participated on the board of directors and as… Read More →

How commercial real estate fared at the Capitol this year

Arizona State Capitol
August 24, 2016 by in AZRE Magazine

Of the 10 issues identified by the NAIOP-AZ Board as top priorities, nine were resolved successfully at the State Legislature this session. In a nutshell, we were able to stave off three property tax shifts to commercial real estate while advancing changes to two bills that protect taxpayer petition and disclosure rights and improve the… Read More →

Valley posts high percentage of luxury apartment construction

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Cranes are everywhere in Downtown Phoenix and around the Valley as development continues to explode. But what exactly are they building? Chances are it’s some sort of luxury development, whether it’s apartments to rent or condominiums to buy. These high-end multifamily properties seem to have always popped up in Scottsdale, but Phoenix especially has enjoyed… Read More →

How Jerry Colangelo reinvigorated USA Basketball

Jerry Colangelo
August 21, 2016 by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

Jerry Colangelo stepped off the USA men’s basketball team bus and into the Flamengo Club practice facility a couple blocks off the Atlantic Ocean in Rio de Janeiro. He walked in before any of his hand-selected players. Donning a Team USA jacket and a gold Olympic ring on his right hand, the managing director of… Read More →

Southwest Human Development introduces ‘Up Up Up’

Southwest Human Development

To help improve early literacy and put more high-quality children’s books in the hands of young kids, Southwest Human Development, one of the nation’s largest nonprofits dedicated to early childhood development, recently published its first-ever children’s book, Up Up Up. Written by Phoebe Fox and illustrated by Michael Hale, Up Up Up is a story about a fanciful… Read More →

ACA names director of the Office of Economic Opportunity

Debra Schooler

The Arizona Commerce Authority Thursday selected Paul Shannon as its director of the Office of Economic Opportunity. The office will serve as an analytics and strategy team under the Arizona Commerce Authority that will continually analyze how Arizona stacks up against other states, identify ways to drive down regulatory and tax burdens and provide real-time data so… Read More →

Bagnall earns spot on the Inc. 5000 list

Deloitte Report Reveals Mid-Market Companies Expect U.S. Economic Growth, Nation’s Economy

Inc. magazine ranked Bagnall No. 4,634 on its 35th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp,… Read More →

Scottsdale Cultural Council becomes Scottsdale Arts

Arizona Citizens for the Arts

After three decades of service to the City of Scottsdale and the entire Valley of the Sun, the Scottsdale Cultural Council is changing its name to Scottsdale Arts to define more clearly its unique mission as a community-focused, multi-disciplinary, nonprofit arts organization and to engage more effectively with the public and the next generation of… Read More →

Tucson mid-year reports show market health

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August 16, 2016 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Brokerage

According to recently released reports from Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, the Tucson commercial real estate market continues to see widespread activity across all markets at various levels. These quarter two reports analyze business in the multifamily, industrial, retail and office markets. The cliff notes version of the Q2 reports from Cushman & Wakefield |… Read More →

Do you know your Medicare rights?

healthcare

As a person with Medicare, you have important rights. One of them is the right to appeal. An appeal is the action you can take if you disagree with a coverage or payment decision by Medicare or your Medicare health plan. For example, you can appeal if Medicare or your plan denies:  ■ A request for… Read More →

Is the FTZ the Valley’s most enticing recruitment tool?

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Arizona has definitely gone global. “We want to extend our hand so that Arizona is an inviting place for foreign direct investment and for companies that are looking to relocate,” says Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey. But Arizona hasn’t always been as attractive to global companies. “At one time, we had some issues in the West Valley… Read More →

Valley Partnership examines Valley as a logistics hub

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August 15, 2016 by in AZRE Magazine

Valley Partnership has announced the topic for the August 26 breakfast. This month’s panel will discuss Arizona’s future as a hub for manufacturing and logistics and what business and economic development leaders are doing to ensure viability in these industries going forward. The logistics and manufacturing panel will feature Nicholaus Fischer, Merit Partners; Mark Lashinske,… Read More →

Phoenix retail vacancy falls despite national tenant closures

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August 11, 2016 by in AZRE Magazine | Industry Insiders

The Greater Phoenix retail market is improving at a steady pace with vacancy dropping, rents ticking higher and investment activity gaining momentum.  The city has seen positive trends despite the store closures of such national chains as The Room Store and Sports Authority. Retail vacancy fell 10 basis points in the second quarter, reaching 9.4… Read More →

Margery Brown: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Margery Brown

Margery Brown, chief operating officer, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Brown is COO of GPEC and executive director of the Partnership for Economic Innovation, the organization responsible for positioning Greater Phoenix as a global hub for innovation. Brown serves as the chairman of the board for the Arizona Health Facilities Authority, and is on the boards… Read More →

Is ‘Indignation’ the best movie of the summer?

Indignation

There are some films that demand the right to exist through sheer beauty. Indignation is one of those films. As far as I know, no one was particularly clamoring for an adaption of the interminable Philip Roth’s 2008 novel. Most moviegoers probably have no idea who the author is. But during a summer of endlessly… Read More →