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How has Phoenix lost its ‘low-cost alternative’ label?

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by in AZ Business Magazine

For a long time, Phoenix was touted as the low-cost alternative for companies looking to relocate or expand. While Metro Phoenix still competes heavily on cost as an advantage, the Valley offers so much more value to companies – a skilled workforce, strong communities, public-private partnerships, the leading university for innovation for two years in… Read More →

Event Recap: Rebuilding a leading housing market

(From left to right) John Graham, president of Sunbelt Holdings; Dana Volrich, division vice president at MacDonald Development Corporation; Steve Logan, Arizona division president at K. Hovananian Homes; Ryan Huffman, regional vice president of land acquisition and development at Arizona-Mattamy Homes; Jordan Rose, president and founder of Rose Law Group.

Heading into 2017, housing market experts share cautious optimism about the future of Arizona’s residential market, which they discussed in front of a sellout crowd of nearly 700 people at the eighth annual AZ Dealmakers event today. The theme for this year’s event — put on by Belfiore Real Estate Consulting, Rose Law Group and… Read More →

Legislative Update: Next steps for commercial drone regulation

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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 →

Passes for 23rd Sedona International Film Festival on sale

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by in Experience AZ Magazine

More than 1,200 films submitted for consideration are being reviewed and scored for a coveted screening among the more than 160 films to be selected for the 23rd annual Sedona International Film Festival, Feb. 18-26 in magnificent Sedona, Arizona. Three-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Hornsby will open the 2017 Festival with a performance on Saturday,… Read More →

Scottsdale Fashion Square announces big renovation plans

Scottsdale Fashion Square will add to its luxury reputation with a striking new entrance and arrival point. (Provided rendering by Scottsdale Fashion Square)

Enhancements to Luxury Offerings Will Be First Phase; Louis Vuitton Announces Major Store Renovation in 2017   Macerich, one of the nation’s leading owners, operators and developers of one-of-a-kind retail properties in top markets, today announced a phased project to further enhance the iconic Scottsdale Fashion Square. Plans include a renovation of the luxury wing followed… Read More →

Gallagher & Kennedy attorney named to foundation board

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy has announced that Shareholder Kevin Neal has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for Maricopa Health Foundation (MHF), a nonprofit organization supporting Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS), Arizona’s only public health care system. As a member of the Board, Mr. Neal will support the Foundation’s… Read More →

Arizona voters still split on Prop 205 to legalize marijuana

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About half of Arizona voters still support Proposition 205, the ballot measure to relax legal restrictions on recreational marijuana use, but the percentage of those opposed increased by two percentage points in recent weeks, according to the most recent Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll. The poll of registered Arizona voters taken Oct. 10-15 showed the percentage… Read More →

Clinton leads Trump in Arizona by 5 points

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Democrat Hillary Clinton now holds a five-point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the presidential race in Arizona, though more than 20 percent of the state’s likely voters say they are undecided, according to the latest Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News Poll. In the statewide poll of 713 likely voters, 39 percent said they plan to vote… Read More →

Valley’s industrial market remains red hot

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The Metro Phoenix industrial market remains strong through the third quarter of 2016, recording a vacancy rate of 9.3%, according to the third quarter industrial report released by Cushman & Wakefield. Fifteen of the 17 defined submarkets have experienced improvements in overall vacancy rates since Q3 2015. The Southwest Phoenix saw a decrease in vacancy, finishing… Read More →

Arizona fares poorly on civic engagement ranking

Voter turnout is expected to be above average this fall, but a report on overall civic engagement - from voting to helping neighbors - said Arizona fared poorly compared to other states. (Photo by redjar/Creative Commons)

Arizonans have lower rates of civic engagement than residents of most other states, likely because they are a “state of newcomers” who do not feel the need to build a sense of place, a public policy expert said Friday. Lattie Coor, chairman and CEO of the Center for the Future of Arizona, cited Arizona’s low… Read More →

Goodyear Community Health Park wins national challenge

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by in AZRE Magazine

The creation of a community wellness area anchored by two West Valley hospitals and supported by a coalition of community partners in Goodyear is capturing national attention, winning a top award from General Electric. The 129-acre project, named Goodyear Community Health Park, is being developed through a collaboration between the City of Goodyear, Abrazo West… Read More →

Streets of New York celebrates 40th anniversary

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Streets of New York, one of the oldest family-owned pizza chains in Arizona, commemorates its 40th anniversary with the 40 Days of Streets celebration. It includes prizes and special dining offers October 4 through November 12, 2016 with a portion of the proceeds from the 40th anniversary special benefitting Make-A-Wish Arizona. The restaurant chain, as… Read More →

Arnold Palmer leaves lasting imprint on Arizona golf courses

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by in Scottsdale Living Magazine

In the entrance of the Starfire Golf Club, legend Arnold Palmer smiles in a blue beret while sinking his winning putt in the 1961 British Open – his first of two. “It’s Palmer by a Stroke,” the “New World” headline reads, one of many documenting the victories he achieved in his 52 years striding the… Read More →

Signs of life: medical office leasing gains momentum

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by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Newsmakers

Plaza Companies’ Brokerage Services Team secured six significant new leases as part of increasing momentum in the medical office real estate sector. The six leases exceed 39,000 square feet, ranging from 3,000 square feet to 12,131 square feet and boasting a total value of more than $4 million. Sharon Harper, president and CEO of Plaza Companies, says the six transactions were representative of an… Read More →