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Valley Partnership analyzes economic impact of Luke Air Force base

by in AZRE Magazine | Events

This month’s panel will discuss the economic impact of Luke Air Force base on the Valley and the state of Arizona. The panel will be held at the Phoenix Country Club on Friday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Brigadier General Brook Leonard, Luke’s new Commander of the 56th Fighter Wing, will provide… Read More →

Valley Partnership announces 2017 chair, board members

Phoenix
by in AZRE Magazine

Valley Partnership named Brett Hopper, development consultant at The OPUS Group, as its 2017 Chair. The commercial real estate industry group also named new board members representing Pederson Group, Land Advisors, Hines, City of Phoenix and Macerich. “As Valley Partnership’s 2017 Chair, I look forward to drawing from the expertise and experience of my peers… Read More →

Sun Health becomes title sponsor for Arizona Marathon

Sun Health is now the title sponsor for the Arizona Marathon, a yearly West Valley running event entering its ninth year. “We’re very excited to welcome Sun Health,” said Debra Undhjem, Arizona Marathon’s founder and race director. “We share the same ideas on health, wellness and giving back to the community, so it’s a great partnership.” The… Read More →

How will Luke Air Force Base shape the Valley?

Luke Air Force Base sits on thousands of acres in the West Valley. It brings more than $2 billion in economic impact to Arizona every year. And it’s a point of pride among the U.S. military as well as a respected fighter pilot training base for our allies around the world. It is what has… Read More →

The planes of Luke Air Force Base

As you may head to Luke Air Force Base this weekend for its “75 Years of Airpower” airshow, you may know that the base only trains pilots for two of our country’s fighter jets, the F-16 and the F-35. Each plane was built in different generations, for a different time. F-16 Fighting Falcon Mission: The F-16… Read More →

Luke Air Force Base helps West Valley soar

At any given time, a Glendale or Goodyear resident may be able to look out their window and see fighter jets fly over their yard. Now, the West Valley is opening that window to the world. “(Luke) is a window to the world,” says Joe LaRue, executive vice president of Sun Health. “Every year, hundreds… Read More →

Meet the general as Luke AFB turns 75

Brig. Gen. Scott L. Pleus looks like he could win a marathon or a UFC championship on a whim and on the same day. “There’s a reason fighter pilots all look the same,” Pleus says. “We are all about the same height. We are all about the same size. It’s because each of us are… Read More →

Timeline: Luke Air Force Base through its 75 years

Located west of Phoenix, Luke Air Force Base is celebrating its 75th anniversary and is home to the 56th Fighter Wing, the largest fighter wing in the world and the Air Force’s only active-duty F-16 training wing. As part of Air Education and Training Command, and home to 23 squadrons with both F-35A Lightning II… Read More →

ACC Awards honor Arizona’s top in-house attorneys

Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is in Arizona’s evolving knowledge-based economy. Thursday night, before a sold-out crowd at The Camby/Autograph Collection Hotel (formerly the Ritz-Carlton), Az Business magazine recognized the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business with the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards (ACC… Read More →

Valley Partnership announces 2016 board leadership

by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Valley Partnership named Molly Ryan Carson, Vice President of Ryan Companies US, Inc. as its 2016 Chairperson. The commercial real estate industry group also named new board members and committee chairs. “I am honored to be the incoming Valley Partnership Chair and help continue our mission to advocate for responsible development,” Ryan Carson said. “We… Read More →

Kirk McClure named to Luke AFB Honorary Commander program

Kirk McClure, Director of Business Development for McCarthy Building Companies, was recently named to the Luke Air Force Base Honorary Commander program. The Honorary Commander program at Luke Air Force Base allows members of the community to understand the importance of Luke, the Air Force and Department of Defense military mission. It represents a two-year commitment. Additionally,… Read More →

Air Force nurses complete inaugural trauma fellowship

Three Air Force nurses became the first graduating class of the Scottsdale Healthcare-U.S. Air Force Critical Care & Emergency Trauma Nursing Fellowship at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center on Aug. 7. The 12-month program includes five weeks of in-depth classroom education followed by hands-on learning with preceptors in the specialty care units and Level I… Read More →

Luke AFB Leases Land to APS for Solar Plant

Solar Power

Luke Air Force Base and the state’s largest electric utility provider, Arizona Public Service, have partnered on a new solar power plant to be built on 100 acres of land located on the Base. Construction of the 10-megawatt facility – part of the APS AZ Sun Program – is expected to begin in the fourth… Read More →

Meet the leaders in Valley Partnership

by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Much of the Valley’s growth would not be possible without the partnerships and advocacy supported by nonprofit Valley Partnership. Chris Anaradian Development Services Director, Town of Queen Creek It’s Queen Creek’s time in the sun, boasts the town’s Development Services Director Chris Anaradian. Permit activity is “out of sight” and he cites his Valley Partnership… Read More →