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Raising new taxes is not the answer for Arizona

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Job recovery has been sluggish as it relates to commercial real estate. However, if the cranes near ASU are any indication, economic activity appears to be looking up. It’s also encouraging the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revised upward the number of national non-farm jobs created in August and September and that job gains through… Read More →

NAIOP-AZ release year-end report

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From philanthropy to tackling key issues affecting the industry to education and networking, NAIOP Arizona reports that its more than 700 members closed out a successful 2014. Events such as Night at the Fights, the new Signature Speaker Series, Thursday Night Live, the quarterly Market Leaders Series and the golf tournament attracted more than 3,500… 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 →

NAIOP invests in voter education of pro-business legislators

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About 10 years ago, NAIOP Arizona made a concerted effort to engage in public policy advocacy at the state capitol in order to attract and grow more high-paying jobs to our state. During this time, we have had a number of successes in the area of lowering commercial property tax assessment ratios. Where we had… Read More →

Caution: Low-Flying Aircraft Policies

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a significant reduction in the maximum height limit of buildings near U.S. airports to ensure aircraft have clearance to continue an ascent in the unlikely event that an engine fails at takeoff. The proposed policy would limit building heights of new commercial projects within 10,000 feet of the… Read More →

NAIOP Arizona announces opposition to Prop 480

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The NAIOP Arizona board of directors has unanimously opposed Prop 480, an item on the Nov. 4 general election ballot that asks Maricopa County voters to approve a $1.4 billion general obligation bond over 27 years for the Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS). If passed, Prop 480 would be the third largest bond issuance in… Read More →

Q&A With NAIOP-AZ President Tim Lawless: The Impact Of HB 2001

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Q&A with NAIOP-AZ President Tim Lawless who discusses HB 2001,  commercial property tax and how the commercial real estate industry is affected by these tax cuts Recently, the Arizona State Legislature passed the most sweeping economic development/job recovery bill in years (HB 2001). It included a number of phased tax cuts and tax credits for… Read More →

NAIOP-AZ Mike Haenel A Major Player In Future Of State's CRE Industry

Mike Haenel, Chairman, NAIOP - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011
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NAIOP-AZ chairman Mike Haenel a major player in the organization and in the future of state’s CRE industry For 26 years, Mike Haenel, executive vice president for Cassidy Turley/BRE Commercial Industrial Group, has been successful marketing industrial and back-office land and building space in Arizona. In the early 1990s, he even did a brief stint… Read More →

NAIOP-AZ Chairman Todd Holzer Provides Leadership At Crucial Time

Todd Holzer, NAIOP-AZ - AZRE Magazine September/October 2010
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After more than a quarter century in commercial real estate, Todd Holzer, chairman of NAIOP-AZ, has been witness to many industry ups and downs. Holzer began his career with Opus Southwest in Phoenix and San Diego. After 12 years at Opus, he moved on to DeRito Partners, where he spent eight years developing retail projects.… Read More →

Q&A with NAIOP-AZ President Tim Lawless

Tim Lawless, AZRE Magazine September/October 2010
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Q&A with NAIOP-AZ President Tim Lawless Q: A year ago you cited several factors that needed to occur for the regional economy to get going again. Have those changes occurred and what impact have they made, if any, in regard to the outlook of local commercial real estate? Last year, I said that four things… Read More →