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How commercial real estate fared at the Capitol this year

Arizona State Capitol
by in AZRE Magazine

Of the 10 issues identified by the NAIOP-AZ Board as top priorities, nine were resolved successfully at the State Legislature this session. In a nutshell, we were able to stave off three property tax shifts to commercial real estate while advancing changes to two bills that protect taxpayer petition and disclosure rights and improve the… Read More →

CBRE’s Chris Marchildon earns NAIOP Developing Leaders Award

by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

CBRE announced Senior Associate Chris Marchildon has been honored with a prestigious NAIOP Developing Leaders Award for 2016. Now in its 11th year, the national award program honors up-and-coming commercial real estate professionals across the country, 35 years of age and under, for their valued contribution and commitment to the industry. “I am thrilled to… Read More →

What makes an innovation hub innovative?

by in AZRE Magazine

A new study by the NAIOP Research Foundation offers insight into the development and growth of “innovation districts,” an economic development tool based on the notion that entrepreneurship and innovation can be stimulated in environments that both satisfy space needs of companies in different life cycle stages and encourage employees to interact and exchange ideas in a… Read More →

NAIOP appoints Velocity Retail Group’s Darren Pitts to board

Darren Pitts
by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

NAIOP Arizona appointed Darren Pitts, executive vice president of Velocity Retail Group, LLC as a new Board member for 2016. Pitts will be joining an existing Board that includes industry leaders from all commercial sectors. Over the past year, NAIOP has focused on increasing the retail dimension within the organization and Pitts’ appointment is part… Read More →

NAIOP Developing Leaders Mentor program names contest winners

NAIOP Developing Leaders
by in AZRE Magazine

A dozen young professionals from all corners of the real estate industry in the Valley were taken under the wings of seasoned veterans in the industry as part of NAIOP’s annual Developing Leaders Mentor Program Protégé Class that recently concluded with a competition and case study presentation. The class is a year-long program where those selected attend educational… Read More →

Lincoln property hires John Orsak

John Orsak
by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Lincoln Property Company (LPC) Desert West has hired industry veteran John Orsak as Director of Real Estate. Orsak brings 15 years of real estate experience to his new position, with a focus on acquisitions, dispositions, development, leasing and asset management. Orsak previously served as Director of Operations and Project Manager at Hines, and as Senior… Read More →

CRE leaders win big at 2015 Best of NAIOP

by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage

Bob Mulhern, senior managing director at Colliers International, was honored with the Award of Excellence at the 2015 Best of NAIOP last week at the Arizona Biltmore. A NAIOP member since 1994, Mulhern served on the Arizona Board of Directors for 14 years, including stints as president and chairman in 1996. He is currently chair… Read More →

NAIOP honors Bob Mulhern with award of excellence  Elnur Amikishiyev
by in AZRE Magazine

Bob Mulhern, senior managing director of Colliers International in Greater Phoenix, will be honored with the Award of Excellence from NAIOP Arizona at its 2016 Best of NAIOP event on March 24 at the Arizona Biltmore. The NAIOP Award of Excellence recognizes an individual who has made a significant, positive impact on the office and… Read More →

NAIOP Arizona wins Large Chapter of the Year

by in AZRE Magazine

NAIOP Arizona was named Large Chapter of the Year Tuesday at the annual Merit Awards gala held during the 2016 NAIOP Chapter Leadership & Legislative Retreat at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. NAIOP Arizona keeps alive a winning streak of 11 straight years of bringing home a national award. This is NAIOP Arizona’s second… Read More →

Chris Marchildon of CBRE will chair NAIOP group Jakub Jirsak
by in AZRE Magazine

Chris Marchildon of CBRE was named 2016 Chairman for the NAIOP Arizona Developing Leaders. Marchildon, a senior associate in Capital Markets, has been a NAIOP member for 8 years. “We have an exciting year ahead, and we look to build on the successes of previous years,” Marchildon said. “Our goals, as always, include improving the communities… Read More →

Tom Johnston joins Savills Studley’s Phoenix office

Tyler Smith
by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Savills Studley has hired commercial real estate industry veteran Tom Johnston as a Senior Managing Director in its Phoenix office.  This key new hire builds on the recent aggressive recruitment success Senior Vice President and Branch Manager Tiffany Winne has been spearheading locally. Johnston will focus his efforts on serving the Greater Phoenix area, using his strong… Read More →

Lee & Associates promotes Pete Batschelet to principal

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Lee & Associates has promoted Pete Batschelet to Principal. Pete began his career in commercial brokerage in 2006. In 2013, he joined Lee & Associates as an Associate and quickly reached Principal status in less than 2 years. “Pete’s enthusiasm and drive have helped him to be very successful in a short period of time. We… Read More →

NAIOP members’ office and industrial projects

SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center — SkySong 4

Project profile criteria per NAIOP: Property must be owned or have non-refundable earnest money in escrow by 8/1/15. Property must have a color site plan and color rendering completed. Property must have proper zoning in place. Property must be bigger than 100,000 square feet Amkor Headquarters  Developer: Ryan Companies US, Inc. General Contractor: Ryan Companies… Read More →

NAIOP Developing Leaders program gets national recognition

Developing Leaders program participants strike a pose among fellow super humans.

Last year, NAIOP Arizona received national attention for its Developing Leaders program. “It’s a great program, because you overcome the lack of common ground with more seasoned professionals,” says Robert Guerena, vice president of development at Seefried Properties and 2015 chair of the developing leaders program. “You don’t know the right questions to ask a 30-… Read More →