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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

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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 →

Valley Leadership announces 2015 CEO Advisory Circle

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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 →