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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

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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 →

NAIOP Arizona’s Annual Roundtable

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NAIOP, a Commercial Real Estate Development Association, announced its decision to add retail to its foundation of office and industrial sector resources. This, among other topics, made it onto the table at the 2015 roundtable discussion held by leading members of the Arizona chapter. NAIOP-AZ members gather every year around a table, not necessarily a round… Read More →

NAIOP retails it like it is

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NAIOP, a commerical real estate development group, has historically focused on industrial and office sectors. However, the national organization is extending its membership benefits to more obviously include retail developers and similar commercial professionals. “The organization really started shifting gears more than 10 years ago,” says Thomas Bisacquino, CEO of NAIOP. “It was in 2005… Read More →

Catherine Thuringer – Most Influential Women In Commercial Real Estate

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Catherine Thuringer Principal Trammell Crow Company Years in the industry: 30 At the beginning of 2014, Cathy Thuringer was promoted to principal at Trammell Crow Company, where she has oversight of its industrial development in Arizona. This is no small feat of square footage. Trammell Crow recently brought the largest speculative development to the Valley… Read More →

Shaming building owners is not productive; alphaspirit

By Tim Lawless, President, NAIOP Arizona This column was published in the May/June 2015 issue of AZRE. In January, the City of Phoenix considered a draft ordinance that mandates owners of buildings more than 50KSF had to report their energy usage on a government website or face a Class 1 misdemeanor and minimum $500 fine… Read More →

Dan Patrick headlines NAIOP Arizona event

by in AZRE Magazine | Events | Featured | Networking

Millions listen to Dan Patrick daily, now NAIOP Arizona has made it possible to you to hear him in person. NAIOP Arizona’s annual Signature Speaker Series Event will feature Patrick, one of the most accomplished, popular and versatile commentators in sports media. The event takes place April 30 from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Arizona… Read More →

Developing Leaders of NAIOP set agenda

by in AZRE Magazine | Events | Featured | Networking

The 2015 NAIOP Arizona Developing Leaders’  calendar features educational events, a day at the ballpark and teaming up for Pat’s Run as part of its philanthropic endeavors. Highlights include: • Mix and mingle with the best and brightest young professionals in commercial real estate at the DL spring training game and mixer March 6 at Salt… Read More →

NAIOP Arizona breaks national record for awards

by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Featured | In The Spotlight

Megan Creecy-Herman was named most outstanding chairman of the year and NAIOP Arizona earned two additional national awards Tuesday night at the industry organization’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Creecy-Herman, NAIOP Arizona’s 2014 chairman, was honored with the prestigious national award for Outstanding Leadership by A Chapter President. Creecy-Herman was the first woman to serve as… Read More →

ARC Healthcare Trust buys Paradise Valley Medical Plaza

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Plaza Companies and USAA Real Estate Company have sold a signature medical office building, Paradise Valley Medical Plaza, in Phoenix to American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust in a $28.3 million transaction. Paradise Valley Medical Plaza, an award-winning, 104,000 square foot class-A medical office building, was purchased by American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust in a deal that… Read More →

NAIOP Arizona announces developing leaders, mentors

A Developing Leaders education event featured breakfast with Valley businessman Sam Fox at The Henry.
by in AZRE Magazine | Featured | In The Spotlight

Earlier this month, NAIOP Arizona announced its incoming class of Developing Leaders for 2014/2015 and the mentors. This is the chapter’s fourth year hosting the mentorship program. The incoming class and mentors are: >> Zach Barness, Tratt; Keaton Merrell, Legacy Capital >> Patrick Boyle, CBRE; Jim Wentworth Jr., Wentworth Property >> Derek Buescher, Irgens; Pat… Read More →

NAIOP Arizona announces new chairman, board members

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by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Newsmakers

NAIOP Arizona named Tom Johnston of Voit Real Estate Services as its Chairman for 2015. The industry group also named new officers, three new board members and re-nominated an existing board member. Johnston, Managing Director at Voit, will be joined by new officers Bob Hubbard, Vice Chairman, LBA Realty; Larry Pobuda, Programs Chair, The Opus… Read More →

2014 NAIOP-AZ Roundtable


It’s an exciting time for commercial real estate. With technological advances and a new generation entering the workforce, office space is undergoing a significant paradigm shift. NAIOP Arizona’s roundtable members discuss the state’s reputation and role in the market — its strengths, weaknesses and promising statistics ­— as well as what companies need to do… Read More →