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2016 Most Admired Company: Plaza Companies

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by in AZ Business Magazine

Plaza Companies Most Admired Company: 2011, 2013, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Sharon Harper, president and CEO What it does: Full-service real estate firm specializing in the management, leasing and development of commercial properties and senior housing communities. Admirable quality: Plaza Companies actively identifies new industries, such as research and biotechnology, where it can play a… Read More →

Plaza Companies selected to build Peoria Innovation Campus (Photos)

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Plaza Companies is working to help the City of Peoria become a hub for innovation and technology.  Plaza Companies has been selected to build a 17-acre Peoria Innovation Campus in the city’s P83 Entertainment District, a property at 83rd Avenue south of Bell Road, adjacent to Loop 101 and the Peoria Sports Complex.  The Peoria City Council has approved an Exclusive Negotiating… Read More →

ACG Arizona will spotlight prominent women

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“A Celebration of Leadership” will be the theme at the Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona Chapter Breakfast on September 13, with a spotlight on some of the Valley’s most prominent women in leadership positions. “A Celebration of Leadership,” featuring the Women in Leadership Panel, will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort Grand Ballroom. The event’s keynote presentation… Read More →

GPEC predicts $32B economic output from SkySong

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SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center is projected to generate more than $32 billion in economic output and more than 10,000 new jobs across the Valley over the next 30 years, according to new analysis performed by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. The analysis examines the impact of 11 SkySong buildings and a restaurant/retail component… Read More →

10 issues that could impact commercial real estate

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by in AZRE Magazine

The changing global economy, debt capital market retrenchment and widespread demographic shifts are expected to have the most significant impact on real estate in Arizona and in the U.S. in the near-and long-term. This is according to the CRE 2016-17 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate, an annual list produced and released by The Counselors of Real Estate. This year’s list was revealed at the… Read More →

$5M SkySong restaurants project breaks ground

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Wetta Ventures broke ground last week on a $5 million, multiple-restaurant development at SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center with completion expected by the end of the year. Prominently located at the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and SkySong Boulevard, the new 12,000 square-foot development is expected to include three to four restaurants, one of… Read More →

Plaza Companies adds Kylie Cook as senior property manager

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Peoria-based property management firm Plaza Companies added Kylie Cook as its senior property manager. Cook will be responsible for business development, bringing more than 15 years of real estate experience in Arizona to the Plaza Companies team. Cook, a graduate of the University of Kansas began her career as a realtor working for top notch Valley companies… Read More →

Holualoa, Plaza Companies team buys Arrowhead Center

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by in AZRE Magazine | Office

Holualoa Companies has purchased Arrowhead Executive Center, located at 17235 N. 75th Avenue near Arrowhead Mall in Glendale, Arizona, in an $11.7 million transaction. Plaza Companies is partnering with Holualoa Companies in the transaction and will be offering leasing, property management and construction services for the project. Renovations and improvements are already underway at the… Read More →

SkySong 4 ‘Topping Out’ on March 31

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

SkySong 4 is closing in on completion, with a key construction milestone being marked in a ceremony tomorrow. SkySong 4 is “topped out,” meaning the structural steel in the construction building has reached the building’s final height. The SkySong 4 construction team will celebrate the milestone at a “Topping Out Party,” to be held at… Read More →

CEOs say education is Arizona’s No. 1 business challenge

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In a first-of-its-kind survey of Arizona-based businesses about the state’s overall business climate, findings show that the number one business issue in the state is education, and that the number one priority for local and state governments should be increasing K-12 public funding. The concern around education as it applies to job readiness was underscored through… Read More →

Plaza Companies employees earn national recognition

Tyler Smith
by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Two Plaza Companies employees have been selected by a prominent national real estate publication as key leaders and influencers in the real estate industry. Real Estate Forum, a must-read for more than 140,000 industry professionals in all segments of the commercial property business, featured in its November issue Plaza employees Dyanna Bentley and Perry Gabuzzi. Bentley has been selected as a Southwest Woman of… Read More →

LiveOps to open new offices at SkySong

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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 →