February 2010 Archives

Cameron Carter Named Partner at Rose Law Group

by in Newsmakers

Arizona’s largest female owned law firm is proud to announce the appointment of Real Estate and Transactional Attorney Cameron Carter as the firm’s new partner at Rose Law Group pc (RLG). Carter, who specializes in Real Estate Transactions, Acquisition, Due Diligence, Real Estate Finance, Development/Redevelopment, Land Use/Entitlements and Development Agreements, first joined RLG as a… Read More →

SRS Real Estate Partners Sells Building at The Park in Chandler to Krispy Kreme

by in Business News

SRS Real Estate Partners announced the sale of a 53,492-square-foot shopping center outparcel which includes a 3,504-square-foot former bank building located at the southwest corner of Chandler Boulevard and Alma School Road in Chandler, Ariz. Alan Houston and Jeff Alba with SRS Real Estate Partners represented the seller, Grossman/Robson Associates in the transaction.  Andy Kroot… Read More →

Mel Sauder, President And CEO Of Microblend, Wants To Bring Paint Into The 21st Century

Mel Sauder Microblend Title: President and CEO Est: 1998 | www.microblendtechnologies.com “We plan to bring the painting industry into the 21st century like cell phones did for communications and digital cameras did for picture taking.  We plan to improve the painting experience like Starbucks did for coffee.” – Mel Sauder, President and CEO of Microblend… Read More →

CEO Series: Sharon Harper

Sharon Harper, president and CEO, Plaza Companies - AZ Business Magazine February 2010

CEO Series: Sharon Harper Sharon Harper President and CEO, Plaza Companies Assess the current state of commercial real estate development in the Valley. The commercial office sector is being impacted significantly. Vacancies are on the rise, rental rates are going down. In addition to all those statistics there is also kind of a shadow vacancy… Read More →

Valuations For Financial Institutions Are Falling — And Presenting New Opportunities For Estate Planning

“Strange,” “Nothing like it before,” “Astonishing” are a few ways to describe what has transpired in the financial institution industry over the last several months. As liquidity and asset concerns for financial institutions have become magnified, national economic trends have exacerbated the situation. Despite all of this gloomy news there is at least one silver… Read More →

GPEC Profile: Candace Wiest, President And CEO Of West Valley National Bank

Candace Wiest President and CEO, West Valley National Bank Even before West Valley National Bank opened its doors on Dec. 23, 2006, a decision was made to join the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. Becoming an active member of GPEC made good business sense. “What I like about GPEC is its economic development focus,” says Candace… Read More →

GPEC Profile: Mike Tully, President And CEO Of AAA Arizona

Mike Tully President and CEO, AAA Arizona As president and CEO of AAA Arizona, Mike Tully has a keen interest in getting the state back on the road to prosperity. That probably explains why for the past seven years Tully, who joined AAA Arizona in 1998 as chief financial officer, has been a member of… Read More →

GPEC Profile: Craig Robb, Executive Vice President And Director Of Finance And Administration, National Bank Of Arizona

Craig Robb Executive vice president and director of finance and administration, National Bank of Arizona With a 17-year career in land development prior to joining National Bank of Arizona seven years ago, Craig Robb was a natural to become an active member of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. Robb, executive vice president and director of… Read More →

GPEC Profile: Steve Cowman, CEO Of Stirling Energy Systems Inc.

by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Featured | Green | Tech

Steve Cowman CEO, Stirling Energy Systems Inc. (SES) With more than a hint of an Irish brogue, Steve Cowman sounds like he has found a home in what he calls the solar capital of the Southwest. The CEO of Stirling Energy Systems Inc. (SES) is enthused about the prospects for an expanding solar energy industry,… Read More →

Q&A With Michael Bidwell, Chairman Of GPEC, President Of The Arizona Cardinals

Michael Bidwill Chairman, GPEC President, Arizona Cardinals Why did you opt for a second term as GPEC chairman? It is an honor to serve a second year as chairman of GPEC. The organization is doing meaningful work, and I wanted to help build upon that work. I think it’s also important to provide consistency in… Read More →

ATA Profile: Jim Prueter, Senior Vice President of AAA Arizona

Jim Prueter Senior Vice President, AAA Arizona www.aaaaz.com As senior vice president of AAA Arizona, Jim Prueter is part of a company that provides automotive, insurance and travel services to nearly 800,000 Arizona members. He’s no stranger to AAA, having worked as vice president of AAA Mid Atlantic in Philadelphia, and as executive vice president… Read More →

ATA Profile: Deborah Ostreicher, Deputy Aviation Director At Sky Harbor International Airport

Deborah Ostreicher Deputy Aviation Director, Sky Harbor International Airport www.skyharbor.com As deputy aviation director of Sky Harbor International Airport, Deborah Ostreicher has a hands-on grasp of the travel industry. A typical day at the airport includes more than 1,200 aircrafts arriving and departing and more than 100,000 passengers coming and going. It’s no surprise that… Read More →

Q&A With Debbie Johnson, Executive Director Of The Arizona Tourism Alliance

Debbie Johnson Executive Director, Arizona Tourism Alliance Debbie Johnson, executive director of the Arizona Tourism Alliance, is a major force in the Valley and state’s tourism and hospitality industry. She also serves as president and CEO of the Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association and the Valley Hotel and Resort Association. Johnson also represents the tourism… Read More →

ATA Profile: Mark Grenoble

Mark Grenoble President, Enchantment Group www.enchantmentgroup.com Not many professionals can say they grew up in their industry. Mark Grenoble is one of the few who can. He has worked in some capacity in the tourism industry since he was a teenager, and aside from a few years in real estate, he has never left the… Read More →