september-october 2011 Archives

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

by in Associations

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 Arizona’s Developing Leaders Pairs Veterans With Young Professionals

NAIOP Arizona's Developing Leaders - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011
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NAIOP Arizona’s Developing Leaders mentoring program designed to pair veteran and young CRE professionals to bolster the industry For a group that has yet to commemorate its first class, NAIOP Arizona’s Developing Leaders mentoring program has some fairly heady goals. That’s evident by its mission statement: * To Improve the communities in which we develop,… 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 →

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Brings Hope, Treatment To Arizona

MD Anderson Cancer Center Lantern of Hope - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011
by in Construction

The MD Anderson Cancer Center on the Banner Gateway campus in Gilbert represents a new era of hope, treatment and care for cancer patients and their families. And like many Banner Health facilities, the MD Anderson Cancer Center was designed and built with patient care in mind. Using the proven model called “evidence based design,”… Read More →

How Legal Issues Will Affect The Commercial Real Estate Industry Recovery, 2012

Commercial Real Estate Industry - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011
by in Finance & RE Law

How Legal Issues Will Affect The Commercial Real Estate Industry Recovery, 2012 Arizona legislators packed the recent regular session with 357 new bills covering everything from food stamps to firearms. But barely a handful will directly impact the state’s commercial real estate industry in 2012, and even those not significantly, says Greg Harris of Lewis… Read More →

Arizona's Biggest, Best And Most Memorable Public And Commercial Buildings

Best Public, Commercial Buildings - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011
by in Architecture

Steel, Glass and Marvelous: A look at the biggest, best and most recognizable public and commercial buildings in Arizona OK, so we don’t have the skylines of L.A., New York or Chicago. But for a state barely celebrating its first centennial, Arizona — Metro Phoenix in particular — is home to some fairly impressive commercial… Read More →

Local Initiatives Support Corp., Raza Development Fund Capitalize $20M Loan Fund

Local Initiatives Support Corp. - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011
by in Building Green

Cities along the light rail to benefit from $20M development loan fund, capitalized by Local Initiatives Support Corp. and the Raza Development Fund, to build affordable housing and other sustainable amenities. Picture this: You get on Metro light rail at your workplace in Phoenix and disembark in Mesa in front of your favorite organic grocery store.… Read More →

Don Cardon: The Driving Force Behind The Arizona Commerce Authority

Don Cardon, Arizona Commerce Authority

A political appointee with a successful track record in the private sector, Don Cardon has become the face of the new and innovating Arizona Commerce Authority. While Gov. Jan Brewer is chair of the public/private economic development agency and sports mogul Jerry Colangelo serves as co-chair, it is Cardon, as president and CEO, who has… Read More →

Salt River Devco, Ak-Chin Indian Community And Tribes Diversifying Their Holdings

Salt River Devco, Courtyard by Marriott - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011
by in Economic Development

Salt River Devco, Ak-Chin Indian Community And Arizona’s Native American tribes are diversifying their holdings through added infrastructure, business parks and development partners When it comes to large construction projects on Indian lands, casinos and the hospitality industry supporting them generally dominate the public’s consciousness on the subject. Powerhouse revenue generators such as Talking Stick… Read More →

NAIOP Roundtable 2011

NAIOP Roundtable 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011
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NAIOP Roundtable 2011 The commercial real estate industry is clearly recovering. Companies are absorbing vacant space, build-to-suit development is active and abundant capital is pursuing core real estate. The key question remains, however, how do we compare with the other major markets when it comes to job and population growth? In short, when will the… Read More →

Women in Construction AZ Provides A Women-Only Environment To Network

Women in Construction AZ - AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011

Women in Construction AZ provides a women-only environment to congregate, relate concerns and network The blueprint for success in the construction industry is no longer signed with ink and set in stone. It’s going through a few revisions, redrafting from a predominately male world to a more level, coed playing field. Women are throwing on… Read More →

Q&A With Rochell Planty, AzMPI President

Rochell Planty - president of AzMPI - AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011

Rochell Planty, AzMPI President, discusses her role in the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International, its goals and more. Q: Tell us a little bit about your professional background. I have more than 18 years of experience in the industry. My scope of expertise includes public relations, meeting planning and special event coordination, and… Read More →

Credit Unions Could Be A Big Boost To Small Business

Credit Unions Big Boose to Small Business - AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011
by in AZ Business Magazine | Finance

Every week while driving to work I notice an increasing number of empty store fronts. A local restaurant, boutique or consulting firm that was there last week, is no longer there today. It makes me wonder how many of those local small businesses could have survived had they applied and been approved for a small… Read More →

Deliver On Your ROI With Proper Business Meeting Practices

Deliver on Your ROI, Business Meetings
by in AZ Business Magazine | Finance

With economic recovery plodding along over the past four years, what is giving businesses the biggest return on investment (ROI) with meetings today? We asked five experts in their fields for a thought on what works in the 2011 marketplace. Jim Fausel, president and COO, meetGCA “The best business meeting practices from the past, still… Read More →