2009 Archives

Cassidy Turley Completes 69,471 SF Lease for 1st United Door Technologies

by in In The Spotlight | Newsmakers

Cassidy Turley announced it completed a lease for 69,471 square feet for 1st United Door Technologies, LLC at Geneva Industrial, 1016 W. Geneva Drive in Tempe. Senior Vice President Bruce Calfee and Vice President Josh Wyss, of Cassidy Turley’s Industrial Group, represented the Tenant while Executive Vice Presidents Steve Sayre and Pat Harlan represented the… Read More →

Colliers International Leasing Historic Speakeasy Space at Crowne Plaza San Marcos

The Crowne Plaza San Marcos Resort
by in New to Market | Retail

The Crowne Plaza San Marcos Resort is bringing forward a portion of its historic property for commercial lease for the first time in more than 15 years. The San Marcos Resort opened in 1913 to much fanfare and served as a playground for the rich and famous. With Arizona’s first grass golf course, it played… Read More →

Metro North Corporate Park Signs 2 New Leases

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Metro North Corporate Park recently signed the following two new Leases at their 13450 N. Black Canyon Highway facility in Phoenix, Arizona. The State of Arizona signed a 30,000 s.f. five-year Lease and will be utilizing the space for its Department of Economic Security – Child Protective Services Division.  The space will be used primarily… Read More →

Construction Spending Rises 0.6 Percent in July

Bernards & Construction

The nation’s builders were busy in July as construction spending increased 0.6 percent to $900.8 billion—the largest upswing in four years—according to the Sept. 3 report by the U.S. Commerce Department. Nonresidential construction spending also rose 0.6 percent in July, but is down 0.8 percent compared to one year ago. Private nonresidential construction spending grew… Read More →

McDowell Sonoran Preserve to close early July


Fire danger prompts restrictions and increased patrols – Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, to reduce the threat of wild fires during the Independence Day holiday. Summer temperatures dry out vegetation and create an extreme fire threat that can endanger lives, property and the Valley’s fragile desert. The availability… Read More →

Kitchell Completes Phoenix Children’s Southwest Valley Center


  Kitchell completed construction of the Phoenix Children’s Southwest Valley Center in Avondale, a new specialty and urgent care center serving West Valley communities and featuring Phoenix Children’s special brand of pediatric care. The 35,3550 SF urgent and pediatric clinic is a precursor to long-term plans for a larger, more comprehensive facility that doubles the… Read More →

Eastmark Grand Opening Set For June 1 With Full Day of Activities

Rendering of the amphitheater at the Great Park at Eastmark.

  The first new large-scale integrated community to launch in Metro Phoenix in 10 years will hold a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 1 to showcase its first phase of residential homes and the first phase of the Eastmark Great Park. Eastmark, located in the heart of the East Valley,… Read More →

2009 HR Team Of The Year Finalists

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Company: American Express Service Center – Phoenix Web: www.americanexpress.com Company established: 1850 | No. of employees in AZ: 7,400 No. of employees in HR dept.: 17 The 17 professionals in the human resources department at American Express’ service center in Phoenix have had a busy year and met many challenges amidst difficult circumstances. The team… Read More →

2009 HR Industry Leader Of The Year Finalists

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Name: Denise Gredler Title: President and Founder Company: BestCompaniesAZ Years with company: 8 Years in current position: 8 Company established: 2001 No. of employees in AZ: 2.5 www.bestcompaniesaz.com Eight years ago, Denise Gredler had a vision that great places to work should be recognized for providing an environment in which employees thrive and grow. Gredler… Read More →

2009 Large Business HR Director Of The Year Finalists

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Name: Christine Nichols Title: Human Resource Manager Company: Human Capital Strategies Years with company: 1 Years in current position: 1 Company established: 2007 No. of employees in AZ: 980 No. of employees in HR dept.: 2 www.hcscando.com Christine Nichols has a take-charge attitude that she applies to all her duties as human resource manager at… Read More →

2009 Mega Business HR Director Of The Year Honoree

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Name: Dale A. Spartz, Ph.D. Title: Vice President of Human Resources Company: John C. Lincoln Health Network Years with city: 9 Years in current position: 9 Year incorporated: 1927 Employees in AZ: 3,470 Employees in HR dept.: 15 www.jcl.com Imagine it’s an ordinary day at your company and you wander over to the employee cafeteria… Read More →

2009 Large Business HR Director Of The Year Honoree

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Name: Anna Haugen Title: Manager of Human Capital Company: Direct Alliance Corporation Years with city: 6 Years in current position: 4 Year incorporated: 1993 Employees in AZ: 650 Employees in HR dept.: 9 www.directalliance.com At Tempe-based Direct Alliance Corporation, talent acquisition and retention are more than just important — they are a top priority. Manager… Read More →

2009 Small Business HR Director Of The Year Finalists

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Name: Jerrie Martinez-Palombo, M. Ed., SPHR Title: Human Resource Manager Company: Jaburg & Wilk P.C. Years with company: 2 Years in current position: 2 Company established: 1984 Employees in AZ: 70 Employees in HR department: 2 www.jaburgwilk.com Jaburg & Wilk P.C., has a significant investment in its employees. That’s why the law firm places a… Read More →

2009 Medium Business HR Director Of The Year Honoree

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Name: Bruce Gardner Title: Human Resources Director Company: Town of Queen Creek Years with city: 2.5 Years in current position: 2.5 Year incorporated: 1989 Employees in AZ: 230 Employees in HR department: 5 www.queencreek.org Explosive growth was the norm not so long ago in Arizona, but there probably weren’t many people wondering about its impact… Read More →