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The recent bull market was one of the biggest in history, but then U.S. and global markets tumbled, hammering ordinary investors again. Despite the market’s record highs last year, the S&P 500 Index has posted an average annual growth rate of only 1.96 percent since 2000, which was more than cancelled out by the 2.3… Read More →

BKM Acquires four industrial business parks

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by in AZRE Magazine | Industrial

BKM Capital Partners, an institutional fund manager, acquired four industrial business parks encompassing 442,173 square feet in the Phoenix metro area for $34.45 million. BKM recently announced the final close of its debut institutional fund, BKM Industrial Value Fund I L.P., which now has more than $150 million in assets under management. “The ability to source off-market opportunities… Read More →

Using vision and analysis to shape Arizona land

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Kuldip Verma’s product cannot to duplicated.  “We don’t make land any more,” said the CEO of Vermaland. “Most of our resources — food, oil, minerals, wood — come from the land. Everything comes out of land. As the population grows, there will be a lot of pressure on the land.”  When it comes to pressure,… Read More →

Raintree Corporate Center purchased for $52M

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by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage

The Raintree Corporate Center, near Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Loop 101, was purchased for $52 million by ViaWest Group in a joint venture with Connecticut-based Contrarian Capital Management. The purchase was executed through Auction.com, and included two buildings that total about 300,000 square feet. Raintree Corporate Center I, at 15333 N. Pima Rd., is… Read More →

Knight Management adds Ed Valerio to leadership team

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Knight Management, a Phoenix-based commercial property management firm,  expanded its executive leadership team  by appointing Edward Valerio as director of property management. Valerio will  handle the operations and client service for the company’s wide range of customers and properties throughout the valley. He brings more than 17 years of professional real estate experience to Knight… Read More →

NAIOP invests in voter education of pro-business legislators

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About 10 years ago, NAIOP Arizona made a concerted effort to engage in public policy advocacy at the state capitol in order to attract and grow more high-paying jobs to our state. During this time, we have had a number of successes in the area of lowering commercial property tax assessment ratios. Where we had… Read More →

GPEC targets international business executives

by in Business News | Economy

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) this week officially launched an international toolkit and forum series, called “Doing Business in Greater Phoenix, U.S.A,” with additional support from the City of Phoenix. The toolkit is designed to assist foreign companies with investment and expansion decisions in the United States and, specifically, the Greater Phoenix region. From… Read More →

Ak-Chin Indian Community Invests $10M in Maricopa

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by in Education | Featured

During the May 7 Maricopa City Council meeting, Mayor Christian Price announced that the Ak-Chin Indian Community would be making an investment of $10 million in Maricopa. Of the $10 million investment, $2.6 million will support the Maricopa Unified School District and $7.4 million will be allocated to the operation of the City of Maricopa’s… Read More →

BioAccel Challenges Entrepreneurs to Solve Healthcare Problems

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BioAccel, a 501(c)3 non-profit and Arizona’s premier resource for healthcare innovation, is announcing the BioAccel Solutions Challenge to solve medical and health delivery problems in Arizona, stimulate new company formation and increase investment in the industry. BioAccel will publicly release a vetted list of key healthcare problems, or “needs,” identified by industry practitioners and leaders,… Read More →

USAA CEO Named Executive of the Year

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Hiring and helping our veterans is as important today as it’s been at any other time in history. USAA’s chief executive officer will discuss how to assist veterans as they transition to civilian life when he’s honored for his achievements on April 25. Ret. Maj. Gen. Josue “Joe” Robles served for 28 years in the… Read More →

First Solar buys S. Calif. power project

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First Solar said Monday that it has purchased a 150-megawatt power project in Southern California. Construction is expected to start this year and finish in 2014. The Tempe company said that the plant could generate enough electricity to power more than 60,000 average California homes. First Solar Inc. bought the project, which is near El… Read More →

Arizona stops unregistered investments

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by in Business News | Energy

The Arizona Corporation Commission has put the brakes on two separate investment endeavors that involved selling securities in wind and gold mining projects. The panel announced Tuesday that it reached settlements with three people and ordered more than $16 million in restitution to be paid to investors. In the first case, Edward Mazur and Ronnie… Read More →

ON Semiconductor Corporation: Retirement Of Notes Due In 2024

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ON Semiconductor Corporation announced the retirement of $96.2 million in aggregate principal amount of its remaining outstanding Zero Coupon Convertible Senior Subordinated Notes due 2024, Series B (CUSIP No. 682189AE5) (the “Notes”). ON Semiconductor Corporation has redeemed approximately $96.2 million in principal amount of the Notes at par using available liquidity. “We are pleased to… Read More →

STEM Education – Making The Grade For Growth

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Arizona Leaders know it’s a problem. “When one of our top employers of scientists and engineers says that if he had the decision to make all over again, he would never bring his business and its thousands of high-wage jobs to Arizona because of the lack of commitment to education, that is a call to… Read More →