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8100WBuckeye Road, WEB

Nuclear response center in Tolleson sells

Commercial Properties, Inc. announced the sale of a 72,570 SF industrial property located at 8100 W. Buckeye Rd. in Tolleson, Ariz.  Andy Jaffe, SIOR of CPI’s Tempe office represented the buyer, Barnhart Crane and Rigging Company, in this transaction.  The masonry building was built in 1998 and is a single tenant building near the corner of 83rd Avenue and Buckeye Road as part of a regional nuclear response center.

Andy Jaffe

Andy Jaffe

This center was established in response to the Fukushima accident in Japan in 2011 where power was lost to effectively cool the reactor.  The Phoenix center will be capable of getting the necessary equipment on-site using air and ground transportation within 24 hours to any site in America.

Randy Edington, executive vice president and chief nuclear officer at Arizona Public Service Company, which operates the Palo Verde nuclear facility commented, “Equipment from the regional response centers will enable all nuclear plant operators to protect their reactors and used fuel storage pools until normal power and cooling systems are restored.  This is an addition to other measures, including built-in safety systems, the use of on-site portable emergency equipment, and portable equipment and materials on hand at all 62 nuclear energy facilities that can be utilized and shared during an emergency.”

Each facility contains five sets of equipment including portable backup generators, pumps, standardized couplings and hoses to be deployed into the field, and will undergo regular testing for operability.

According to Andy Jaffe, SIOR, “Their final decision to occupy was the large amount of land on-site, and overhead doors that aligned for ease of ingress and egress of their equipment.  Also, it was a clear spanned building, which permits movement of their equipment, and proximity to the airport and freeway accessibility were key factors.”

The sale was valued at $3.9 million.

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Andy Jaffe Joins Education Advisory Committee at AZDRE

Commissioner Judy Lowe of the Arizona Department of Real Estate has reappointed Andy Jaffe, SIOR, Sr. Vice President at Commercial Properties Incorporated, as the only commercial broker on the committee.  The Education Advisory Committee was established to assist the Arizona Department of Real Estate and endeavors to protect the public by raising the standards for education and continuing education in the Arizona Real Estate industry.

“Not many people have an opportunity to contribute to the efforts of the Education Advisory Committee, I’m honored to be selected,” remarks Jaffe.  The Education Advisory Committee is made up of 14 volunteer members from various backgrounds including, attorneys, escrow, lending, real estate instructors, real estate school admin/owners, residential and commercial real estate licensees, and partners.  “As a committee, we are working to bring change in continuing education for professionals in the Arizona Real Estate industry.  Ms. Lowe is very proactive and experienced in supporting legislation for increasing the diversification of continuous real estate education courses.  One of the goals of the committee is to help ensure that Arizona Real Estate courses will be more tailored toward the specialties of the individual,” says Jaffe.