Jack Lunsford Archives

Sperry Van Ness Represents the Seller in a 16-Unit Office Condo Portfolio Sale in Surprise

The Offices at Reems.
by in Office

Justin Horwitz, Nicole Ridberg and Neil Sherman of Sperry Van Ness, LLC, in Phoenix represented Pacific Western Bank in the sale of the Offices at Reems, a 16-unit office condo portfolio located at 15515-15571 N. Reems Road in Surprise, Ariz. The bank-owned shell and built-out condo units sold for $1,350,000 or $56 per square foot… Read More →

Scottsdale Living Magazine – Winter 2012


Winter 2012 Issue Health | Beauty | Lifestyle Oh So Retro Only in Arizona will you find people stocking up on sunblock and tanning by the pool — in April. And at the Hotel Valley Ho, it was evident during our swimsuit photo shoot in March, which couldn’t have arrived soon enough as the OH… Read More →

New WESTMARC President Leverages GPEC Experience To Benefit Organization

WESTMARC Logo - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy

In June, Michelle Rider was named WESTMARC president and CEO. On July 1, she officially replaced Jack Lunsford, who had held the post for seven years. For nine years, Rider has held key positions with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). How is the West Valley economy fairing compared to last year? The West Valley… Read More →

Despite WESTMARC CEO Change, WESTMARC Keeps Its Focus

by in Economy | Workforce

WESTMARC CEO Change – When WESTMARC entered its 21st year this past January, an announcement was made that few members expected. Jack Lunsford, WESTMARC CEO for the past seven years, announced he would be stepping down for health reasons. In addition to leading WESTMARC in its goals for 2011, the incoming chair, Candace Wiest, suddenly… Read More →

Business Incubator AZ TechCelerator Works To Create Viable Companies In The West Valley

AZ TechCelerator - AZ Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

In an effort to boost its economy and shake its reputation as a bedroom community, the city of Surprise has launched AZ TechCelerator, a business incubator for budding entrepreneurs. The incubator offers well-below market rent, administrative support and access to experts who can help the entreprenuers “graduate” in three to five years, and thus bring… Read More →

John F. Long Didn’t Just Build Houses In The West Valley, He Also Built A Community


About the only person who would disagree about calling the late John F. Long the father of the West Valley would be John F. Long. For more than 60 years, the man described by friends and colleagues as quiet and unassuming, held the vision that transformed the West Valley from fields to thousands of homes… Read More →

Cover Story – High Octane

Photography by Cassandra Tomei

High Octane With two major NASCAR races and a huge impact on the region, Bryan Sperber and Phoenix International Raceway add plenty of fuel to the Arizona economy   Activity in the West Valley has hit an all time high as new hotels and mixed-use developments suddenly appear in what used to be stark dirt… Read More →

Schools Feel The Pinch When It Comes To Growth In West Valley

AZ schools

Growing Pains Schools feel the pinch when it comes to growth in the West Valley By Lori K. Baker It’s back-to-school time. Will the children in the West Valley’s new residential developments have a neighborhood school to attend? At first, that question might strike you as odd. After all, many consider school the cornerstone of… Read More →

West Valley Looks To Improve Transportation Efforts


Finding Solutions to Gridlock West Valley looks to improve transportation efforts By Debra Gelbart Transportation issues affect the entire Valley of the Sun, of course, but they are particularly weighty in the West Valley, where lack of sufficient freeway miles and the dearth of motorist-friendly roadways are taking a toll on commerce, economic development, tempers… Read More →

Playing The Economics Of Sports In The West Valley

Home Run

Home Run Playing the economics of sports in the West Valley   It’s not so much a case of “if you build it, they will come” that is turning the West Valley into a sports mecca. Rather, it’s the other way around. People have come to the West Valley in droves, setting the stage for… Read More →