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Anthony Spano named president of DeVry in Phoenix

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DeVry University recently announced the appointment of Anthony Spano as president of the Phoenix campus in Arizona. Spano will provide executive leadership at the university’s Phoenix, Glendale and Mesa locations (collectively known as the Phoenix metro). Spano has more than 24 years of academic leadership experience and has served as the campus director of DeVry University’s… Read More →

Experts: Central sports commission would boost Arizona

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The 2015 Super Bowl kicked off an unprecedented run for the Phoenix metro area as the host of mega-sporting events. But if the Valley is going to continue to lure Super Bowls, NCAA championship football games and Final Fours, leaders in the sports community say the current system needs to be improved. “We’re playing with… Read More →

Off-road truck design firm leases 62KSF in Mesa

by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | In The Spotlight

A Mesa-based off-road truck and SUV design and parts manufacturing company has signed for a 3-plus year lease at 308 S. Extension Rd. in Mesa. The property is comprised of a 44,004 SF and a 22,706 SF building. Matt McDougall and Matt Fredrick, Principals with Lee & Associates represented both sides of the transaction. The… Read More →

Autoline Industries announces site acquisition for new manufacturing facility

Autoline Industries, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of high performance aftermarket automotive parts, announced plans for a new 70,000 square foot manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters at the northeast corner of Broadway Road and Country Club Drive in Mesa, Arizona.  “After carefully evaluating a number of prospective locations, Autoline Industries elected to purchase the site… Read More →

$600M sale of Ulthera named Deal of the Year for 2014

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The $600 million purchase of Mesa-based Ulthera, Inc. by German company Merz Pharma was selected as the 2014 Deal of the Year Award by the Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona Chapter. The “Deal of the Year” is an award given by the Arizona Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) to recognize a company or private equity firm for their accomplishments regarding a… Read More →

ACG names finalists for ‘Deal of the Year’

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Three finalists have been named for an award recognizing the most significant mergers and acquisitions transactions in Arizona. The “Deal of the Year” is an award given by the Arizona Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) to recognize a company or private equity firm for their accomplishments regarding a merger, acquisition or capital market transaction.  The award will recognize a… Read More →

Wells Fargo awards paid volunteer leave

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Wells Fargo Community Affairs Representative Iain Hamp of Mesa has been awarded a Volunteer Leave Award from Wells Fargo, and will receive his full pay while volunteering at Phoenix Community ToolBank.  Volunteer Leave Awards are presented to selected Wells Fargo team members, enabling them to take up to three months of paid leave to focus… Read More →

Special Devices Inc. buys 20 acres for manufacturing facility

DTZ announced that Mesa-based Special Devices, Incorporated (SDI) purchased ±19.59-acres at Greenfield Road and Loop 202 for $5.5 million. The company purchased the land for a build-to-suit facility to meet its expansion needs for its air bag components division. DTZ Vice President Kent Hanson represented the seller, RD Greenfield, LLC, during the transaction. The buyers… Read More →

Country Inn & Suites Mesa brings $10.9M

by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | In The Spotlight

Marcus & Millichap announced the sale of the Country Inn & Suites Mesa, a 126-unit, interior corridor, mid-rise hotel in Mesa, Ariz. The $10,910,000 sales price equates to $86,500 per room and represents more than 98 percent of the list price. The property is located at the crossroads of U.S. Route 60 and East Superstition… Read More →

Apple plans $2B expansion in Arizona, Ducey says

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Governor Doug Ducey announced Monday that Apple will be expanding in Arizona, with a $2 billion investment in Mesa on a command center for the company’s global networks — representing one of the company’s largest investments in history. Apple said it will invest $2 billion over 10 years to open a data center in the Phoenix… Read More →

Boulders brings craft beer to Fiesta District

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Downtown Mesa and its rejuvenated Fiesta District joins Arizona’s growing craft beer community with the grand opening of Boulders on Southern. The celebration of the neighborhood craft beer bar and restaurant is Thursday, February 5 at 4pm and will include an official ribbon cutting with the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, along with food and drink… Read More →

Renner’s hustle pays off with Orangetheory

The area developer of Orangetheory Fitness and her husband decided to give back by taking a trip led by Return Hope International and opening a water well in the slums of Africa. Photo by Robin Sendele, AZ Big Media

Looking back at her college bio, Becky Renner recollects writing, “I want to run a fitness facility with my husband.” Renner’s enthusiasm for the world of fitness gave her the determination needed to reach her dream career as an area developer of Orangetheory Fitness. Renner married her college sweetheart, Travis Renner, and had four children.… Read More →

Big Deals: Office, June 2014 – July 2014

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by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | In The Spotlight

There’s no such thing as a “small” deal in this industry, coming out of a recession. However, it’s the big deals, and the brokers who make them, that make the market an interesting one to watch. In every issue, AZRE publishes the top five notable sales and leases for a period of 60 days (one… Read More →

Deal between Apple, glass maker will stay secret

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Apple Inc. has reached a deal with a synthetic sapphire glass maker that will allow details of contracts between the companies and the business problems that led GT Advanced Technologies to a financial crisis to remain secret. A Tuesday filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Hampshire shows a settlement that will allow sealed documents… Read More →