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Ranking Arizona: Top 10 Mexican restaurants

Here are the Top 10 Mexican food restaurants in Arizona, based on public voting for Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business? To make your vote count… Read More →

Redevelopment plans will transform Phoenix hotel into senior housing

A partnership between Bruckal Developments and Ridgeline Properties has purchased the former Country Inn & Suites property at 20221 N. 29th Ave. for a price of $8,336,000. The buyer plans to convert the property into senior housing — assisted living and memory care. “This is one of the most creative and complex real estate transactions… Read More →

How to MacGyver your infill projects through the city

Adam Baugh, a zoning and land use attorney at Withey Morris, PLC, and pioneer of infill restaurant projects across the Valley, says these projects require “a lot of MacGyvering to get them through the city.” When it came to repurposing and adapting older buildings like an old motorcycle/car dealership into a restaurant like The Yard,… Read More →

301-unit apartment community in Phoenix sells for $12.7M

by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage

Cushman & Wakefield announced the $12,742,000 sale of La Reserve at Forty-Fifth, a 301-unit apartment community located at 2627 N. 45th Avenue in Phoenix, to Phoenix-based Jevan Capital, PLLC. Brett Polachek and Jim Crews from the Cushman & Wakefield Phoenix office represented the seller, CEGOP-PHX 1, LLC of Fort Collins, Colo. Built in 1972, La… Read More →

Susan G. Komen Arizona will cease operations effective July 31

Susan G. Komen Arizona announced today its decision to cease operations effective July 31, 2017. Consequently, the Phoenix Race for the Cure event, previously scheduled for October, has been canceled.  Local organizations that were selected for Komen grants in March will be funded through March 31, 2018.  In addition, despite the closure of the local… Read More →

30 things business leaders often say about Arizona

Downtown Phoenix at night

As a business publication, we talk about Arizona with the movers and shakers of our state on a near daily basis. During the course of our interviews, there are many common talking points that come up in our conversations. As a result, the team here at Az Business magazine and AZRE decided to crawl through our… Read More →

Valley Partnership’s 2017 legislative wins

This year’s Legislative session lasted 122 days and of the 1,079 bills originally posted, 353 were passed. Of the 353 bills passed, 342 were signed into law and 11 were vetoed by Gov. Doug Ducey. Cheryl Lombard, president and CEO of Valley Partnership, an advocacy group for responsible development, describes the session as good from… Read More →

Downtown Phoenix building wins architecture award for top copper project

In 2007, Arizona was the top copper-producing state the nation, which was a pillar of the state’s early economy along with cattle, cotton, citrus and climate. Since then, Arizona’s diversifying economy has overshadowed the “Five C’s,” but copper’s influence can still be seen through project’s like the Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building at the University of… Read More →

Goodyear lands new $180M UPS facility

UPS announced plans today for a new $180 million package processing hub in Goodyear, near the Loop 303 Freeway and I-10, to increase its processing capacity for e-commerce. The phased hub construction modifies a 618,000-square-foot structure on 140 acres in the PV303 Development. A portion of the building is expected to begin operating later this year in… Read More →

Homebuilder pays $3.5M for 18 acres in sought-after submarket

Cushman & Wakefield announced that CRG Financial Partners, LLC sold 18.1 acres at the southeast corner of Loop 303 and El Mirage Road in Maricopa County for $3.5 million to Scottsdale-based AV Homes of Arizona, LLC. Brian Rosella of Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller. AV Homes of Arizona, the developer and builder of active… Read More →

Arizona ranked No. 9 in Chief Executive’s best states for business

 Advancing three places from a year ago, Arizona was ranked as the No. 9 state for business in Chief Executive magazine’s 13th annual Best & Worst States for Business survey, which was released today. The Chief Executive rankings reflect CEO perceptions of best and worst states based on a range of key measures. Arizona benefited… Read More →

Why you should be cleaning your air conditioning

Air conditioning
by in Home & Design

Sneezing? Runny nose? Watery eyes? If you’re one of countless Phoenicians dealing with seasonal allergies, we need to chat about the air inside your home. Yes, being outside can exacerbate symptoms brought on by high pollen levels, but did you know that the air inside your home plays a big role too? Neglecting to clean… Read More →

Arizona Senate passes $1B boost for university research

At 11:01 p.m. on Thursday May 4, 2017, the Arizona Senate passed HB 2547: university infrastructure capital financing; appropriations paving the way for up to $1 billion in bonds to expand and maintain university research infrastructure at Arizona’s public universities. HB2547 is part of a set of budget bills that make up Arizona’s $9.8 Billion Budget… Read More →

St. Scholastica will celebrate first graduates in Arizona

The College of St. Scholastica is celebrating a milestone with a graduation celebration for its first class of Arizona students. The ceremony will be at 5 p.m. Monday, May 15 in the Mesa Community College Theatre, 1833 West Southern Ave., Mesa. Fifteen students are candidates to graduate with bachelor of arts degrees from St. Scholastica’s… Read More →