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The Rental Renewal: Q&A with Tom Simplot

Photo by Robin Sendele, Az Big Media

Tom Simplot, president and CEO of the Arizona Multihousing Association, has watched the hottest commercial sector light the way for new developments during the darkened years of recovery. Even though there are thousands of new units in the pipeline, Simplot weighs in on the cooler markets, the Class-A flood and important legislative wins. With the… Read More →

Arizona drops from Top 10 for job growth


We’re still slowly recovering from the staggering loss of jobs during the Great Recession, but some cities and states are rebounding faster than others. The job-growth numbers for the first three quarters of 2014 are now out. Research Professor Lee McPheters of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University provides rankings… Read More →

Why Different States Are Getting Out of the Housing Crisis Faster


America’s housing market is finally starting to really recover from the Great Recession, but some areas of the country are fighting back faster than others. New research from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University indicates one reason: Different states have dramatically different mortgage laws, and some make it easier to… Read More →

Risky Investments: How Much Of Your Porfolio Is Risky?

Are Your Investments Safe Or Risky?
by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

It’s been only four years since our Great Recession, and the investment world has changed drastically. Many investors are thinking, planning and attempting to grow their wealth more cautiously. In many cases, it’s not about growth but preserving what one already has. It wasn’t long ago when general planning of life was much simpler. We… Read More →

Hope On The Horizon For Industrial And Office Markets

Hope for Industrial and Office Markets
by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage

As jobs return to Arizona, industry experts predict a brighter future for the industrial and office markets After 4 to 5 years of being bludgeoned, the Metro Phoenix industrial and office markets appear to be on the mend. “It has been our belief that in order for the industrial and office segments to return to health, the Metro Phoenix housing… Read More →

Valley Partnership Former Chairmen Discuss Phoenix Development – Part 1

valley partnership - AZRE Magazine May/June 2012

Valley Partnership is celebrating 25 years as Metro Phoenix’s premier advocacy group for responsible development. In looking back – and also looking ahead – AZRE magazine brought together six former chairmen to discuss goals the group has successfully achieved and challenges that lie ahead. With the commercial real estate industry making a slow recovery from… Read More →

Q&A: Vice President/Western District Manager Steve Grauer

Steve Grauer - AZRE Magazine May/June 2012

Steve Grauer shares how he got started in the construction industry and what he thinks about the future of Hensel Phelps Construction in Arizona. Q: How did you get your start in the construction industry? A: As a young boy, I was constantly around the construction business. My father was a vice president of an… Read More →

Infographic: Post-Recession Employment Trends

Post-Recession Employment Trends, Pew Research
by in Economy | Infographics | Workforce

Regarding employment trends, the sluggish recovery from the Great Recession has been better for men than for women, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data. The post-recession trends are a sharp turnabout from the gender patterns that prevailed during the recession itself, when men lost more than twice… Read More →

NAIOP Roundtable 2010: Q&A With Members of NAIOP

NAIOP, AZRE Magazine September/October 2010
by in Associations

NAIOP Roundtable 2010: Q&A With Members of NAIOP Members of NAIOP-AZ sat down with AZRE magazine in a roundtable discussion, discussing the state of the local commercial real estate industry. NAIOP Roundtable 2010 Participants: 1 — DW: Deron Webb, Managing Principal, Wentworth Webb & Postal 5 — BM: Bob Mulhern, Managing Director Greater Phoenix, Colliers… Read More →