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SAARS, WEB

TradeCor purchases SAARS building for $2.1M

4221_Obliques 1Cassidy Turley announced the $2.1 million ($247.06/psf) sale of SAARS Building, a Class-B office building at 4221 N. Scottsdale Rd. in the Scottsdale, Ariz., submarket. Phoenix-based 4221 Scottsdale LLC / TradeCor LLC purchased the property from Scottsdale-based Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors (SAARS).

Cassidy Turley Managing Director Mark Bramlett, Executive Managing Director Eric Wichterman and Senior Vice President Mike Coover negotiated the transaction on behalf of the seller and buyer.

Built in 1982, SAARS Building is a two-story, ±8,500 square foot office building on .57 acres located in the heart of the Old Town Scottsdale entertainment district at Scottsdale Road and 4th Avenue. The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors occupied the building since 1982 and recently purchased a building at the Scottsdale Airpark for its new headquarters. No details have been disclosed for redevelopment at this time.

“We are anxious to watch the evolution of this site in the near future,” said Mr. Bramlett. “Based on its zoning, the property has the potential to be redeveloped as a restaurant, bar or for numerous other adaptive reuses.”

Business Awards: Are They Worth The Effort Of Applying?

Scottsdale Realtors hand out awards

Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors (SAAR) announced their Annual Award recipients at their January 31st Membership Breakfast “Template for Arizona’s Future” which featured a panel of distinguished state leaders including Wellington “Duke “ Reiter, Sr. VP, ASU Foundation, Grady Gammage, Sr. Fellow, ASU Morrison Institute, Marisa Walker, Sr. VP Arizona Commerce Authority and Michael Ryan, Ryan Media.

Elaine Grill, of Re/Max Excalibur was named Realtor of the Year. Grill has been an active member of SAAR for the past twelve years.  Additionally, she has volunteered countless hours serving on the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service (ARMLS) and also contributing as a member of the ARMLS Technology Committee.

Affiliate of the Year, Lonny Gibson, Alliance Financial Resources was honored for his contributions on SAAR’s Community Outreach and Awareness Committee and his leadership with the Lockbox for Seniors Program in conjunction with the Scottsdale Public Safety Department.

Citizen of the Year, Beverly Damore is President and CEO of St. Mary’s Food Bank and was recognized for her commitment to community and her work on behalf of the hungry in Arizona.

The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors would like to once again congratulate and thank Elaine Grill, Lonny Gibson and Beverly Damore for their dedication to the Association and Scottsdale Area Community.  Over two hundred business and community leaders attended the event at Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale.

Devon Connors

Biltmore-Paradise Valley agent ranked top in the nation

Coldwell Banker announced that DeVon Connors ranked in the top 1 percent of their national sales associates. The ranking was based on sales of residential homes for the nine months ending Sept. 30, 2012.

In a letter to Connors, Bruce G. Ziff, president and CEO of NRT, the parent company of Coldwell Banker, congratulated her on “her perseverance, focus and her ability to achieve extraordinary results.”

In addition to this national honor, Connors was named one of the top three sales associates in Arizona. Connors is affiliated with the Biltmore-Paradise Valley office of Coldwell Banker.

“I am honored to be named to both distinguished groups of Coldwell Banker Residential sales associates,” said Connors.

Judy Perrin-Crone, associate broker for the Coldwell Banker Biltmore-Paradise Valley office said of Connors, “She has been one of our top agents year in and year out in both good and difficult markets. We are pleased to have her as one of our sales associates.”

Connors has been with Coldwell Banker since 1995 and is a certified Coldwell Banker Previews luxury agent based in the Biltmore-Paradise Valley office in Phoenix. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Luxury Home Tour Association of Arizona, the North Central Phoenix Home Tour Association, the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors and the Tucson Association of Realtors.

For more information on buying or selling a home with Connors in the Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Tucson markets, contact her at 602-954-6888 or visit her website at www.devonconnors.com.