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LiveOps to open new offices at SkySong


LiveOps, the global leader in cloud contact center and customer service solutions, is opening new offices at SkySong, The ASU Innovation Center. LiveOps, headquartered in Austin, Texas, supports a wide range of industries, including financial, health care, insurance, retail and high tech, revolutionizing the way traditional call centers interact with customers. LiveOps serves more than… Read More →

Plaza Medical & Research Center Phase II sells for $5.35M

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by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | In The Spotlight

DTZ, a global leader in commercial real estate services, has announced that American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust II, Inc., a New York-based REIT, purchased Plaza Medical & Research Center Phase II for $5.35 million. The seller was Plaza Medical Research Center Phase II, LLC (dba Plaza Companies, Sharon Harper, President). Located at 13090 N 94th Drive in… Read More →

Arizona trade mission builds confidence with Mexico

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President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), Chris Camacho, joined Governor Doug Ducey in Mexico City for an important trade mission last week, with more than 40 business, university and government leaders – including GPEC board members Sharon Harper of The Plaza Companies, David Rousseau of SRP and University of Arizona President… Read More →

Valley Leadership announces 2015 CEO Advisory Circle


Valley Leadership, the region’s premier leadership organization, announced its 2015 CEO Advisory Circle membership.  The CEO Advisory Circle will help Valley Leadership hone its focus on meeting future leadership needs in a fast-paced, ever-changing landscape. The nine 2015 CEO Circle leaders were selected from diverse industries for their expert perspective on leadership, and for their… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Leadership president retires

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Greater Phoenix Leadership President and CEO Tom Franz, age 56, today announced plans to retire from the position he has held since 2008. He announced his plans to give the organization ample time to find its next leader, who will be the third president in GPL’s 40-year history. “All of us at GPL are incredibly grateful to… Read More →

IO expands corporate office to SkySong

IO, a leading data center services company, is unveiling its new corporate office space at SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. IO will move into nearly 15,000-square-feet of space with an open, collaborative environment for about 80 Arizona-based corporate employees. IO, the second-largest private data center company in the world, operates six state-of-the-art data centers in Arizona, Ohio, New Jersey, Singapore and London. IO utilizes… 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 →

The Plaza Companies hires four employees

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

The Plaza Companies, which inked a total of approximately $12.4 million in leases as of the third quarter of 2014 and added an additional 400KSF of property to the portfolio, took steps recently to expand its team with four new hires. John Trusiak is joining the Plaza leasing team. Trusiak, a current Arizona State University student, comes to Plaza from Applied Microarrays… Read More →

Harper Getting Distinguished Service Award from GPEC


  Plaza Companies President and CEO Sharon Harper will receive this year’s Distinguished Service Award from the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), which recognizes significant individual contributions to economic development efforts in Arizona.   Harper will be honored alongside Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, the recipient of the organization’s Outstanding Regional Contribution Award, and Dibble Engineering’s Rebecca Timmer, who will be named Ambassador of the… Read More →

Digital Marketing Firm Pyxl Headed to SkySong

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Pyxl, a leading full-service digital marketing firm recently named to the Inc. 5000 list for fastest growing privately-held companies, is going to make its new home at SkySong. The company is relocating from another location on N. Scottsdale Rd. and will move to its expanded, 2,500 square feet location at SkySong in December. Pyxl designs… Read More →

Plaza Companies awarded leasing for Arrowhead Medical Plaza II

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Plaza Companies has been selected to manage property and construction services for a busy medical office building in Glendale. American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust II, Inc. (ARC Healthcare) has retained Plaza Companies for its 45,289-square-foot Energy-Star rated property known as Arrowhead Medical Plaza II.  The three-story medical office building is located on the campus of Arrowhead Hospital at 18700 N 64th Dr. in Glendale.  Over the… Read More →

Online advertising co-op signs lease at SkySong 3

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An advertising innovator changing the way companies advertise online will set up shop at SkySong 3 early next year. The company,, is relocating from east Indian School Road and will begin its five-year lease at SkySong on January 1, 2015. The layout of the space will be in line with the online ad company’s philosophy of a creative and collaborative environment.… Read More →

Theranos leases 20KSF at SkySong 3

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by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Featured

A major consumer healthcare innovator shaping the future of lab testing will plant a significant flag at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. Theranos, based in Palo Alto, Calif., has leased a 20,000-square-foot wing at SkySong 3, making it one of the largest tenants in the entire SkySong project. Beating all expectations, SkySong 3 is now over 80% leased as it… Read More →

Sharon Harper Awarded Counselors of Real Estate Credential

by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Newsmakers

Plaza Companies President & CEO Sharon Harper earned another important title to add to an already impressive array of them: Counselor of Real Estate. Harper has been awarded the prestigious CRE (Counselor of Real Estate) credential by The Counselors of Real Estate, an international group comprising high profile real estate practitioners who provide expert advisory… Read More →