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Environmental Excellence Awards honor state’s best

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The Sun Link Tucson Streetcar earned the coveted President’s Award (Best of Show) in Arizona Forward’s 35th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards, held in partnership with SRP. The project is the first Made in America streetcar in nearly 60 years. Arizona Forward celebrated its 35th milestone anniversary of this historic program, in addition to the competition’s… Read More →

Lynne King Smith is the Valley’s ticket queen

Photo by Mike Mertes, Az Big Media

In 2010, Brad Smith did what a lot of entrepreneurs cannot do: he made his wife CEO of TicketForce, the Mesa-based company the couple co-founded in 2003. “He felt that my planning and forecasting skills were what we needed to take the company to the next level,” said Lynne King Smith. The move worked. Over… Read More →

P.B. Bell celebrates anniversary of their largest acquisition

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P.B. Bell, a leader in multi-family housing development and management, is marking the one-year anniversary of its biggest acquisition by celebrating improved occupancies stemming from the completion of major renovations within the seven-property portfolio. The acquisition, which closed in July of 2014, included nearly 2,800 apartment units in complexes throughout metropolitan Phoenix. The transaction represented… Read More →

Sky Harbor unveils football championship countdown clock

Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates, Arizona Organizing Committee Co-Chair Brad Wright, Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Tempe Vice Mayor Corey Woods, Mesa Vice Mayor Dennis Kavanaugh, Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, Glendale City Councilman Sammy Chavira and Arizona Organizing Committee Co-Chair Win Holden.

With 195 days and counting until the College Football Playoff National Championship, the Arizona Organizing Committee (AOC) and several Valley mayors and city leaders, unveiled a countdown clock at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. This clock will mark the days, hours and minutes until Arizona shines on center stage with the kick-off of the big… Read More →

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

Matt Likens - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

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 →