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Cash is King, but Wrong Choices Can Bring Down a Contractor

by in Economy | Real Estate

You’ve heard the phrase a million times – “Cash is king.” But what are we trying to accomplish with cash? Does cash equal success? Profit? Stability? Does a lack of cash signal a problem? It all depends on your perspective. Contractors are in a unique business where everything is based off of estimates, so revenue… Read More →

Healthcare Trust Of America Acquires 960,000 SF Multi-State Medical Office Building Portfolio

Multi-State Medical Office Building Portfolio
by in Healthcare | Real Estate

Scottsdale-based Healthcare Trust of America announced the execution of agreements to acquire a portfolio of nine medical office buildings in New York, Massachusetts, and Florida for approximately $196,645,000. Each closing is subject to the satisfaction of a number of conditions. The 98% leased, nine-building Class A medical office portfolio consists of approximately 960,000 square feet… Read More →

Estate Tax Laws Are In Flux — Start Strategizing Now

Estate Tax Laws Are In Flux - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

Let’s begin with a reasonably well-founded observation: The official repeal this year of estate taxes has seriously flawed most testamentary plans and created mild chaos for estate practitioners. Traditionally, estate planning attorneys have employed “word formula” dispositions phrased in terms of tax concepts for their drafted wills and trusts. For example, for people with larger… Read More →

Using Personally Owned Life Insurance (POLI) As A Sinking Fund

Using Personally Owned Life Insurance - AZ Business Magazine June 2010

Affluent families and individuals, successful business owners, and those engaged in certain occupations, such as the medical or construction industry, all face similar challenges when choosing to invest: They have worked hard to accumulate wealth, and now they want to keep it. Wealthy investors are driven by the same concerns: Preservation: Given the choice between… Read More →

The ACULA Has Transformed Over The Decades

credit unions transformation
by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Finance

In the 75 years since the formation of the Arizona Credit Union League & Affiliates, the organization’s role has changed markedly as its membership soared. Actually, the first credit union law in Arizona was introduced, passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor in 1929. Thus, Arizona became the 29th state to enact a… Read More →

The “B” Word-Bankruptcy isn’t always a bad thing

The "B" Word 2008

The word “bankruptcy” sends chills down the spines of many business owners and executives as they envision certain financial demise. But bankruptcy is no longer the frightening phenomenon it once may have been, particularly in the business realm. Chapter 11 bankruptcy has become an extremely useful business tool for a company to reorganize its operations,… Read More →