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7 ways to impress your younger boss


Aaron McDaniel, author of “The Young Professional’s Guide to Managing, Building, Guiding, and Motivating Your Team to Achieve Awesome Results,” offers seven tips on how older workers can impress their younger boss. 1. GIVE THEM A CHANCE: Pre-conceived notions aren’t effective – they only create a hard hurdle for everyone to get past. Youth &… Read More →

Sundt Construction Expands To New Mexico, N. Carolina And Texas

Sundt Construction, Arizona
by in Economy | Real Estate

Arizona-based general contractor Sundt Construction has expanded its operations, opening three satellite offices in Albuquerque, N.M.; Cary, N.C. and El Paso, Texas. The offices will support active projects in those areas. “During Sundt’s 122-year history, we have completed projects across the United States and around the world,” said Doug Pruitt, CEO and Chairman of Sundt… Read More →

Plan to Revive Construction Industry Unveiled

Reviving the Construction Industry
by in Economy | Workforce

The Associated General Contractors of America released a new national plan today detailing measures to stimulate demand for construction. Officials said the plan was needed to reverse construction employment declines that have taken place in 317 out of 337 metro areas since January 2007, according to new data the association released today. “Our goal is… Read More →

Speaker: Kirsten Shaw ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

BIG Green Conference & Expo
by in Events | Green

Kirsten Shaw, AE3Q Kirsten Shaw is a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant, a Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst and Shell certified professional and a RESNET HERS Rater.She provides certification training for future energy auditors and home performance contractors for both BPI and RESNET. She earned a master’s degree in environmental science from ASU and has… Read More →

Speaker: Kevin Woodhurst ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011
by in Events | Green

Kevin Woodhurst, Dolphin Pools and Spas Kevin Woodhurst has been building and promoting energy efficient pools since 1996. The companies that he has owned or worked with utilize the latest technologies and standards in order to deliver consumer and environmentally projects that save or conserve natural resources. Kevin has been a student to the pool… Read More →

Construction Spending Up 0.7%, Driven By Surge In Power, Public Projects

Real Estate/Construction in Arizona
by in Economy | Real Estate

Total construction spending increased by 0.7 percent in October, driven largely by growing demand for power projects and public construction, the Associated General Contractors of America noted today in an analysis of new Census Bureau data. The new data, however, indicated continued weakness in many construction categories, including private nonresidential and single family construction, association… Read More →

Speaking Opportunities At The Annual Southwest Build-It-Green Conference

Southwest Build-it-Green Expo & Conference
by in Events | Green

Don’t miss out! The annual Southwest Build-It-Green Expo & Conference is scheduled for April 15-16, 2011 and speaking opportunities are still available! Fill out your speaker form (PDF) today. As the largest sustainability expo in Arizona, this is one event you won’t want to miss. Last year’s expo attracted more than 200 exhibitors and 10,000… Read More →

Sluggish Demand for Office Space in Metro Phoenix Continues

Sluggish Demand for Office Space in Phoenix
by in Economy | Real Estate

The Phoenix office market continued to feel the effects of a sluggish and wavering economy, according to Cassidy Turley BRE Commercial’s 3Q 2010 office market trends report released today. Economic indicators remain mixed causing uncertainty as to whether our economy is headed into a “double dip” recession or a period of slow growth. The best… Read More →

Vacancy Rising In Phoenix Despite Construction Pullback

Vacancy Rising in Phoenix
by in Economy | Real Estate

Though employment growth will stimulate an increase in retail sales in 2010, the job additions will not be sufficient to prevent the vacancy rate in Phoenix from rising for the fifth consecutive year, according to the latest Retail Research market update from Marcus & Millichap. Unlike previous years when excessive construction drove vacancy increases, lagging… Read More →

Home & Building Expo 2010

Arizona Home & Building Expo
by in Events | Featured | Snapshot

The 2010 Arizona Home & Building Expo took place September 10th through 12th. Typically 20,000 people attend the annual Expo where they find companies involved in home improvement, interior design, solar energy, home building products and services, and more. Exhibits are targeted to the residential consumer and those in the design and building industry.

Shea Homes Again Ranks Highest In Customer Satisfaction Among New-Home Builders In Valley, Report Indicates

Housing Development
by in Economy | Real Estate

For the third straight year, Shea Homes ranks highest in customer satisfaction with new-home builders in the Phoenix market, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 New-Home Builder Customer Satisfaction Study released today. “The downturn of the housing market — along with intensified competition for a very limited pool of home buyers — has… Read More →

Sustainability Is Possible In The Suburbs. Really.

Illustration of suburb with recycle logo
by in Columnist Spotlight | Green

Is it possible to build a sustainable suburb? The answer depends largely upon your perspective. Of course, sustainability is a word freely associated these days with eco-friendly building materials, alternative energy and “living off the grid,” and is usually used in conjunction with the concepts of urban living, light-rail and transportation-oriented development. However, some of… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Economic Forecast 2011: “Painfully Slow”

by in Economy | Real Estate

The economy may be better in 2011 than it was in 2010, but the road to full recovery will remain long and full of potholes. But hey, it could be worse. It could be 2009. That’s according to economist Elliott D. Pollack, CEO of Elliot D. Pollack & Company. Pollack was speaking at the Greater… Read More →

Flagstaff Tops The Nation In Percentage of Construction Jobs Lost

Flagstaff lost the highest percentage of construction jobs
by in Economy | Featured | Real Estate

Flagstaff lost the highest percentage of construction jobs between July 2009 and July of this year, as 276 of 337 metro areas nationally saw declines, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. Flagstaff lost 700 construction jobs, a 32 percent dip from last year. The Chicago-Joliet-Naperville area lost the most construction jobs — 32,900,… Read More →