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ORION completes off-market multifamily transaction

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by in AZRE Magazine | Multi-Family

ORION Investment Real Estate facilitated the sale of The Hayward Apartments, a 16-unit apartment community located near the corner of 19th Avenue and Northern Avenue in Phoenix, for $1,150,000. The Hayward Apartments is just two blocks west of the new Metro Light Rail expansion line on 19th Avenue. Constructed in 1985 and renovated in 2014,… Read More →

ORION closes medical office for $3.2M

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by in AZRE Magazine | Medical

ORION Investment Real Estate is proud to announce the sale of the Parkwood Professional Plaza for $3,200,000 ($43.53/SF). This 73,514 square-foot, four-story, medical office building is situated at the intersection of 19th Avenue and Missouri Avenue, next to the new park-and-ride lot for the Valley Metro Light Rail system. The property was 40 percent occupied… Read More →

Dig Studio design wins ‘PHX Innovation Games’

Dig Studios Innovation Games
by in Architecture | AZRE Magazine

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced, Wednesday, that a concept design submitted by architects at Dig Studio was selected as the winner of the second competition of the PHX Innovation Games. In response to the call for innovators, Dig Studio’s Chad Atterbury, Brandon Sobiech, Lauren Smith and Jay Hicks submitted a design concept for the future… Read More →

Phoenix tackles public transit head on

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by in Blogs

Remember what it was like to rely on Phoenix public transit last century? Not in the early part of the last hundred years, but as recent as the 1990s. Phoenix had limited bus service and no service after midnight or Sundays. It was not the best system for a rapidly growing city. At that time,… Read More →

Businesses Helped During Light-Rail Expansion

Light Rail Station On Washington, Phoenix, AZ
by in Featured | Small Biz

As the Northwest light-rail expands into Glendale, local business owners try to work out the project’s kinks with city officials. When talk first started of the expansion, many business owners were a bit skeptical of their success during the process. But after talking with each other and receiving much needed reassurance from the city of… Read More →

Groundbreaking for light rail extension

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by in Business News

Ground will be broken Saturday on a project to extend metro Phoenix’s light rail system by three miles. The new section of line will be built on 19th Avenue in Phoenix from Montebello Avenue northward to Dunlap Avenue. Construction will begin Monday. The $300 million project is slated to be completed in late 2015 or… Read More →

Phoenix light rail strike averted

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by in Business News

Officials with the light rail that serves the Phoenix metropolitan area say the potential for a work stoppage by New Year’s Eve has been averted. The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1433 and light rail operations contractor Alternate Concepts agreed Friday to continue labor negotiations under existing work conditions. ATU and ACI have agreed to submit… Read More →

LaHood visits Mesa to unveil $75M for light rail

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has unveiled $75 million in federal funding to help build a three-mile light rail extension connecting Phoenix and Tempe. LaHood took part Friday in a grant signing ceremony in Mesa and said the light rail extension helps fast-growing cities in Arizona. The new Central Mesa Extension, operated by Valley… Read More →

Phoenix Takes On Two More Solar Power Projects

Light Rail Station On Washington, Phoenix, AZ
by in Green

With sustainability practices continually increasing with popularity, it’s no surprise that Phoenix is expanding its go green tactics and introducing new ways to put solar energy to good use. On July 6, the city launched its first solar-cooled light rail station. One of the most popular and well-used seating areas for the light rail, 3rd.… Read More →

Centennial Series: Photos Then And Now — Mesa, Ariz.

Centennial Photos Then and Now, Mesa - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

The saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same” aptly describes the relationship the city of Mesa and the Chicago Cubs share. Major League Baseball first came to Mesa for spring training in 1952. Back then, the Cubs made Rendezvous Park their home until it was razed in 1976 and replaced with… Read More →

Q&A Steve Moore, President & CEO of Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau

Steve Moore, GPCVB, AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

Steve Moore President and CEO Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau What is the outlook of tourism in Arizona and the Valley as you see it? Tourism is a $17 billion industry here, and it is strong enough to have absorbed some body blows over the past couple of years. The recession hurt. The “AIG… Read More →

Electric Cars For The Eco-Friendly Commuter

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by in Executive Lifestyle | Green | Tech

“Going green” can be difficult in a city like Phoenix. You can keep track of your recyclables, buy organic and even compost, but what about that long commute every Monday through Friday? There are a few options open for those determined to reduce their carbon footprint: bus, light rail, carpool, bicycle or some combination thereof.… Read More →

The Canalscape Project Envisions Beautifying The Phoenix-Area’s Many Canals

The Canalscape Project Beautifying The Phoenix-Area Canals
by in Education | Featured | Green | Real Estate

Forget “The Valley of the Sun.” Imagine “The Venice of the Southwest.” It’s an idea that’s hard to fathom now, especially when most Valley residents think of canals as “ugly, smelly and dangerous,” says Nan Ellin, a former Arizona State University professor who conceived Canalscape with her students. Canalscape is a concept that encourages Phoenicians… Read More →

Density: Our Ticket To The Green Express

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by in Blogs | Green | Legal | Real Estate

Like the spine is to the human body, light rail is the backbone of a thriving urban scene. Density is the fuel that feeds the core. To flourish, density needs zoning code changes and public policies that encourage a vertical mix of commercial and residential uses.