scott smith Archives

Valley Partnership breakfast to focus on Trump’s infrastructure plan

by in AZRE Magazine

Valley Partnership’s January 20 breakfast is going to be a twist on the typical forecast popular this time of year. This month’s panel will discuss how the state of Arizona is preparing for President-Elect Trump’s Infrastructure Plan, and how the real estate development industry will benefit from these opportunities across the Valley. The panel will… Read More →

Industrial building at Freeport Center sells for $4.7M

Freeport Center
by in AZRE Magazine | Industrial

Four Lee & Associates brokers recently negotiated the $4,700,000 all-cash sale of a 75,786-square-foot industrial warehouse building at Freeport Center, 5520 W. Maricopa St., Phoenix. The price per-square-foot was $62.02. Lee & Associates Principals Allen Lowe and Steve Farrell negotiated on behalf of the seller, Maricopa-Phoenix (KBP), LLC. Principals Rick Robertson and Scott Smith represented… Read More →

OneGuard named to Inc. 5000 list

Independent businesses

OneGuard Home Warranties has been named to Inc. magazine’s 2015 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies, which takes a comprehensive look at one of the most important segments of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. “OneGuard has redefined the way home warranties are viewed, which is what has continued to propel our growth year after year,” said Scott Smith, CEO… Read More →

ASU, Mayo researchers develop real-time test for bone cancer

Are your bones getting stronger or weaker? Right now, it’s hard to know. But a new test for detecting bone loss, being developed by Arizona State University and Mayo Clinic researchers, offers the possibility of near real-time monitoring of bone diseases. The technique, which measures changes in calcium isotope ratios, has passed an important hurdle by… Read More →

OneGuard’s Scott Smith named highest rated CEO in 2015

OneGuard Home Warranties CEO Scott Smith was awarded Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEO recognition for 2015. Glassdoor, a jobs and careers marketplace, recently released its annual report highlighting the Highest Rated CEOs, this year recognizing top leaders throughout North America and parts of Europe. Among CEOs recognized in the U.S. at small and mid-size companies, Smith… Read More →

OneGuard Home Warranties earns national recognition

OneGuard Home Warranties is the first home warranty company in America to earn the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014.   Founded in 1990, OneGuard Home Warranties is trusted by homeowners in Arizona and Texas to… Read More →

Capital Asset Management sells three-property portfolio

by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage

Capital Asset Management announced the sale of a three-property portfolio comprised of The Horizon Ridge Shopping Center in Henderson, Nev., the Gibson Road Shopping Center in Henderson, Nev., and the Lower Buckeye Plaza Shopping Center in Buckeye, Ariz., totaling 35,035 SF on 3.90 acres.  The deal was brokered by Jason Hersker, Stephen Herman, Scott Smith… Read More →

Arizona bioscience industry producing ‘aha’ moments

AZBio Expo 2014 had “aha moments” at every turn. With over 250 entrepreneurs, innovators, business leaders, legislators, scientists and researchers in attendance, the energy was sizzling and the outlook endless. Here are just a few of the event highlights, appropriately, A to Z: A – Access to Capital is the key. No money. No honey.… Read More →

Precision Installation buys 45KSF Phoenix warehouse

by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage

Precision Installation, Inc., a local commercial furniture and equipment installer, has purchased a 45,307 SF warehouse property at 8201 S. 48th St., Phoenix for $2.98M or $65.66 per SF. They will relocate their corporate headquarters from their current Mesa, Arizona location.   Lee & Associates principals Rick Robertson and Scott Smith brokered the transaction on… Read More →

Top Things to Do This Week

Ballet Arizona
by in Date Night | Events | Lifestyle

It’s the week of Valentine’s Day, which means that this weekend will have plenty of lovely events to attend. Watch the sad love story of “La Bayadère: The Temple Dancer” at Arizona Ballet or see the majestic Arabian Horse Show and be awed by the beautiful creatures. No matter what you do this weekend, make… Read More →

Apple brings 700 jobs to Valley manufacturing plant

by in Business News | Tech

Apple Inc. says it will open a manufacturing plant in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa that will eventually employ 700 workers. “Apple’s presence in the region will be a game-changer for the Greater Phoenix area, its innovation landscape and future ability to attract other high-tech companies,” said GPEC President and CEO Barry Broome. “Between their… Read More →

Mesa mayor leads US Conference of Mayors

Mesa Mayor Scott Smith has been sworn in as 71st president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The outgoing USCM president is Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter. Nutter appointed Smith as head of the nonpartisan organization during its 81st annual meeting Monday in Las Vegas. More than 200 mayors met to discuss a broad range… Read More →

GPEC analyzes impact of potential defense cuts

by in Economy | Featured | Tech

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council today released findings and recommendations from its Aerospace and Defense Market Intelligence Program, a two-phase initiative that took an in-depth look at the region’s aerospace and defense companies to determine their strengths, weaknesses and readiness for the sequestration, federally-mandated automatic spending cuts scheduled to take place on March 1 unless… Read More →

Brewer names new chief of staff

Gov. Jan Brewer is promoting Scott Smith to be her new chief of staff, replacing Eileen Klein who has accepted the state Board of Regents’ top staff job. Smith was Brewer’s top legislative lobbyist before becoming her deputy chief of staff, He is also director of the state Department of Administration and was point man… Read More →