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SOAZ Athletes at Subway

Subway Restaurants join forces for fundraising campaign

Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ) announced it has partnered with Subway Restaurants of Arizona – including every single local restaurant and local owner – on “You Share, We Share,” a campaign that encourages the community to get out and share their weekends with Subway restaurants, and the locally owned restaurants will share right back by donating a percentage of weekend sales, up to $58,000, directly to Special Olympics Arizona.  The program kicks off this weekend and goes every Saturday and Sunday through the end of August. 

“We want to make it as easy as possible for our franchisees, sandwich artists and customers to support Special Olympics,” says franchisee Chad Barnett, who serves as chair of the local Subway Advertising Fund Trust. “We aren’t asking for donations at the counter. We aren’t encouraging customers to visit a website and make a pledge. We are simply inviting them to visit any of our locations in Arizona on Saturday or Sunday for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Every visit will make a difference.”

The local franchisees set a goal of raising more than $50,000 – in part – to honor Subway 50th anniversary, taking place throughout 2015. In addition to supporting SOAZ in its restaurants during the campaign, the sandwich-making pioneers have also signed on to take an active role in SOAZ’s spring and summer events through food and raffle donations as well as hands-on volunteering opportunities, including a May donation of more than 1,300 lunches for athletes and volunteers at the 2015 Special Olympics Summer Games. 

Special Olympics Arizona provides every person with intellectual disabilities a place of welcome, acceptance and the chance to be their best. The practices learned in Special Olympics Arizona also impact their life skills. Sports’ training enhances focus and gives participants a structure for learning important lessons about perseverance, endurance and setting goals. The organization’s mission is to empower over 180,000 Arizonans with intellectual disabilities to be healthy, productive and respected members of society.

“For our athletes, Special Olympics sports provide a gateway to empowerment, competence, acceptance and joy. Every dollar raised through this campaign will impact these amazing athletes and their families at a hyper-local level,” says Tim Martin, President and CEO of SOAZ. “Changing the lives of athletes across Arizona is a group effort, so having a prominent community partner like Subway on our side will be monumental to raise support and awareness.”

Subway has a long history of supporting SOAZ. For more than a decade, Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona, a local non-profit organization founded by Arizona franchisees focused on raising funds to support children’s access to sports and other wellness programs, has funded annual grants to the organization, most recently with a $5,000 award in 2014.  As locally owned and operated franchises, Subway restaurants is excited to be able to further its commitment to the local community.

Peoria Marketplace

Peoria Marketplace sells for $5.1M

CBRE has completed the sale of Peoria Marketplace, a ±25,481-square-foot multi-tenant shopping center in Peoria, Ariz. The grocery shadow-anchored retail property is located at 7521, 7549 and 7611 West Cactus Road and commanded a sale price of $5.1 million.

Steve Julius and Jesse Goldsmith with CBRE’s Phoenix office negotiated the transaction between the seller, G and T Retail Properties, LLC of Phoenix, and the buyer, Westlake Village, Calif.-based Barstow Shopping Centers, LLC. Jeff Levine, managing member with G and T Retail Properties, was also heavily involved in the sale process.

This property meets our investment objectives of well-located and designed retail centers, with a diversity of good tenants, that produce income with the opportunity for growth in income and value,” said Jim Howard, Managing Partner with Progression REI.

Peoria Marketplace is a stable asset with future upside,” said CBRE’s Goldsmith. “The property has performed well since it was developed and 25 percent of the rent roll is comprised of national tenants. In addition, the property has a strong leasing history due to the grocery anchor and strong traffic counts.”

Built in two phases in 2001 and 2002, the property is situated on ±3.58 acres at the southwest corner of 75th Avenue & Cactus Roads in Peoria. The property, which was 91 percent occupied at time of sale, features a strong tenant mix including national tenants like Farmers Insurance, H&R Block, Panda Express, Little Caesar’s Pizza and Subway. Traffic is heavy in and around the property due to its excellent visibility and its grocery shadow anchor, Lee Lee International Supermarket. The property also benefits from its location in a very dense suburban area with an estimated 123,000 residents within a three mile radius.

Four peaks plaza

Sand Capital acquires Four Peaks Plaza

Sand Capital, a privately-held real estate investment company, located in Scottsdale, Ariz., has just closed on 140,390 square foot Target-anchored power center in Fountain Hills. Sand Capital is the financial arm and sister company to Sandor Development Company, which was founded in 1963 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Today, Sandor owns and manages over 8 million square feet of shopping centers in 25 states throughout the United States. Once acquired, Sand Capital assets are managed and leased by Sandor.



Four Peaks Plaza at 16735-16845 East Shea Boulevard is located in the northern Phoenix suburb of Fountain Hills. The center is comprised of 28 units and three outlots. Some of the major national tenants include Ross Dress for Less, Petco, Pier 1 Imports, Hi Health, Dollar Tree, Starbucks, Subway and O’Reilly Auto Parts. The leasing flyer is attached.



Earlier this month, Sand Capital acquired 29 CVS stores in 12 states and six shopping centers in three states.

Marley Park Plaza

Cassidy Turley reports two retail center sales

Cassidy Turley announced the sale of Marley Park Plaza, a 77,545 square foot, grocery-anchored neighborhood shopping center at 15411 W. Waddell Road in Surprise. IMAN Enterprises, LLC of Surrey BC, Canada, purchased the retail center for $12.45 million from Donahue Schriber Realty Group.

Cassidy Turley Executive Managing Directors Ryan Schubert, Michael Hackett, Dan Wald and Matt Kircher negotiated the transaction on behalf of the seller.

Located on 11.83 acres at the southeast corner of Waddell and Reems Road, the sale included the Basha’s anchored shopping center and an adjacent 2.45 acre developable land parcel. The parcel is currently planned for an additional 16,705 square feet of retail space. In addition to Basha’s, Marley Park Plaza tenants include Subway, H&R Block, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Baskin Robbins and Great Clips. Developed in 2007 by Donahue Schriber Realty Group, the property is located one-half mile east of the Loop 303 with frontage on two primary thoroughfares in Surprise. Marley Park Plaza was 98% leased at the time of sale.

“There was tremendous upside for the buyer with the future development of the adjacent parcel,” Hackett said.

The brokerage firm has also announced that Hayden Crossing Shopping Center, a 63,446 square foot neighborhood retail center at 8015-8035 E. Indian School Road sold for $14 million ($221.38 PSF).

Executive Managing Directors Ryan Schubert and Michael Hackett with Cassidy Turley’s Retail Capital Markets Group represented the seller Hayden Crossing Shopping Center, LLC. The buyer was a Phoenix investor, 919 Hillsdale, LLC.

Hayden Crossing

Hayden Crossing

“Hayden Crossing is located in a prime infill Scottsdale submarket with a very high barrier of entry by future competition,” Schubert said. “The center includes two quality, net lease tenants, Bashas’ and Walgreens.”

Hayden Crossing is located on six acres at the southeast corner of Hayden and Indian School Roads. The center was built in 2004 specifically for Bashas’ and Walgreens. The neighborhood shopping center services all of downtown Scottsdale, the city’s second largest employment center and a hub for technology and healthcare companies like Yelp and McKesson.

Red Mountain Promenade

De Rito Partners reports June transactions

Epic Oceans joining Huntington Square
Epic Oceans completed a deal to join Huntington Square in Tempe, Arizona.  The center is at the northeast corner of Southern Avenue and Mill Avenue. Bill Bones of De Rito Partners represented the landlord in completing the lease of a 3,480-square foot space.

Subway joining future Winco center in Goodyear
Subway completed a lease to join WM Grace’s Winco-anchored development in Goodyear, Arizona. The tenant will be taking 1,300 square feet at the new development located at the southwest corner of Pebble Creek Parkway and McDowell Road. Chris Corso and Paul Serafin of De Rito Partners represented the landlord in the transaction.

Starbucks adding new Tempe location
Starbucks Coffee signed a lease to take over a former Wendy’s Restaurant at the southwest corner of Warner Road and McClintock Drive in Tempe, Arizona. Paul Serafin of De Rito Partners represented the tenant in completing the deal for a 2,895-square-foot space.

Sport Clips opening new location in Surprise
Sport Clips completed a deal to open a new location at WM Grace’s Sam’s Club-anchored center in Surprise, Arizona. The center is located at the southeast corner of Loop 303 Freeway and Bell Road. Paul Serafin and Chris Corso represented the landlord in completing the deal for 1,204 square feet.

Crystal’s Bakery to open second Valley location
Crystal’s Bakery signed a lease to open their second location in the Valley, this one at the northwest corner of 75th Avenue and Indian School Road in Phoenix. Lizette Borbon-Iskhakova of De Rito Partners represented the tenant in completing the deal for a 2,200-square-foot space.

Goodwill adding new donation center
Goodwill Industries of Central Arizona will open a new donation center in North Phoenix at the southeast corner of 27th Avenue and Carefree Highway. Robert McKnight of De Rito Partners represented the landlord in completing the deal for 1,232 square feet.

New Ace Hardware to open in Anthem
Ace Hardware completed a deal to lease 15,100 square feet at the northeast corner of Anthem Way and Gavilan Peak Parkway in Anthem, Arizona. De Rito Partners’ agent Marty Olejarczyk represented the tenant in completing the deal.

Tobacco and cigar store opening first location
Torch Tobacco & Cigar will open their first location at the northeast corner of Dynamite Boulevard and Tatum Boulevard in Cave Creek, Arizona. John Trujillo and Trevor Clinch of De Rito Partners represented the landlord in completing the deal for a 1,227-square-foot space.

Hardison Downey opening office in Downtown Phoenix
Hardison Downey Construction completed a lease of a 1,545-square-foot office space in Downtown Phoenix at 11th Street and Washington Street. The space will be used as a temporary office for the company’s downtown area projects. John Trujillo of De Rito Partners represented the landlord in completing the deal.

House of Screams opening first location in North Phoenix
House of Screams completed a deal to open their first location at the northwest corner of I-17 Freeway and Thunderbird Road in Phoenix. De Rito Partners’ agents Martin Leon and Chris Corso represented the landlord in completing the lease for 20,000 square feet.

Full-service salon joining Red Mountain Promenade
Studio 480 completed a lease to open their full-service salon at the southwest corner of McDowell Road and Power Road in Mesa, Arizona. Steve Bonnell and John Trujillo of De Rito Partners represented the landlord in completing the deal for a 1,957-square-foot space.

Yerberia opens fourth Valley location
Bethany West Shopping Center at the southeast corner of 27th Avenue and Bethany Home Road in Phoenix will be adding a yerberia. Michael McWilliams of De Rito Partners represented both the landlord and tenant in completing the deal for an 825-square-foot space.

College Park

Two new tenants for College Park Shopping Center

SRS Real Estate Partners is pleased to announce two new leases at College Park, a neighborhood shopping center adjacent to Grand Canyon University located at the northeast corner of Camelback Road and 35th Avenue in Phoenix, Ariz.

Epic Thrift has leased approximately 15,000-square-feet of space in the shopping center. Epic Thrift has five locations in Phoenix and College Park will serve as their sixth location in Arizona. The College Park location is scheduled to open late summer or fall 2014.

The second lease is with Metro PCS, a no annual contract cell phone provider. Metro PCS leased a 1,200-square-foot space and is scheduled to open summer 2014. Other notable tenants located at College Park include; Subway, El Taco Tote, Grand Mart and Great Wall Restaurant.

Scott Ellsworth and Brian Polachek with SRS Real Estate Partners represented the landlord, Fortuna Asset Management, in both transactions. Neil Board with Western Retail Advisors represented Epic Thrift.


D-backs Announce Most Valuable Partner Awards

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) announced the winners of last week’s Most Valuable Partner Awards, the unique award show designed to honor the best D-backs’ partners in a variety of categories. The awards ceremony was held at Gila River Casinos’ Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino – Ovations Live! Showroom.

Several D-backs players were on hand to take part in the red carpet Oscar-style awards show, including Paul Goldschmidt, Aaron Hill, J.J. Putz, A.J. Pollock and Josh Collmenter. The quintet competed in Family Feud against several D-backs partners and comedic results can be viewed here: http://atmlb.com/1aJPQGZ

D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall emceed the annual event and was featured throughout the night in several commercial spoofs, including the following parodies of a popular AT&T commercial: http://atmlb.com/1dNRpJR and http://atmlb.com/1ap2WPd

The winners of the awards were as follows:

Luis Gonzalez Community Champion – Western Refining
Brand Integration – Subway
D-backs Ambassador – Safelite
Marketing Activation – Anheuser-Busch and Pepsi
Rookie of the Year (first-year partnership) – Safelite
Lifetime Achievement – APS
Fans’ Choice Award – Taco Bell
Most Valuable Partner – Sanderson Ford (Silver Slugger) and Gila River Casinos (Gold Glove)


Diamondbacks will host ‘Fan Fest’ on Feb. 22

The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the 11th annual SUBWAY® D-backs Fan Fest on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from Noon-4:00 p.m. at Chase Field, with early VIP entry at 11:00 a.m.

The free event will offer fans unprecedented access to current players, coaches, alumni and broadcasters, including autograph and photo sessions on the field.

Last year’s event drew an estimated 25,000 fans to Chase Field.

SUBWAY® D-backs Fan Fest highlights expected, include:

  • Autograph sessions for kids and adults
  • Tours of the D-backs clubhouse
  • Photograph sessions with players
  • Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation Yard Sale
  • Inflatables for kids
  • Opportunity to hit in the batting cages
  • Q&A sessions with the players
  • Social Media Zone

Fans can participate this year on social media with @Dbacks and #DbacksFanFest.


Ian Kennedy

D-backs announce 2013 promotional schedule

The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced the 2013 promotional schedule, which includes three bobbleheads, a Wade Miley Garden Gnome and more than a dozen additional promotional items throughout the season. Individual tickets for each of these games, including Opening Day on April 1 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals, will go on sale on Mar. 4. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Chase Field Ticket Office, online at dbacks.com or by calling 602.514.8400. Fans can also access exclusive presale opportunities by becoming a D-backs Insider at dbacks.com.

The first of the three bobbleheads is the Aaron Hill #BiCycle Bobblehead that will honor Hill for his two cycles last season (June 8). The other two bobbleheads will feature fan favorites Paul Goldschmidt (Aug. 10) and Miguel Montero (Sept. 14). The Montero bobblehead will be given away on Hispanic Heritage Day.

New this year, the D-backs will host a street festival prior to three games throughout the season (Apr. 1, Apr. 13, May 11, Sept. 14) that will feature food trucks, D-backs inflatables and several activities before fans enter the stadium.

Also on the promotional schedule are several $5 College Nights, School Family Nights, Choir Nights and Senior Days as well as Stitch & Pitch (April 13), four educational field trip days (April 29-May 2) and events for the Girl Scouts (May 11), a Camp Day (June 19), Cheer Night (August 31) and a Band Night (September 28). Three Mystery Ball events are also planned for April 27, June 8 and August 10. The club will host post-game fireworks shows, presented by Gila River Casinos, following 10 Friday night home games.

The D-backs 2013 promotional dates are available at dbacks.com/giveaways, with highlights below:

· 2013 Magnet Schedule, courtesy of Pepsi (First 50,000 fans on April 1 vs. Cardinals)
· APS Green Series (April 12-14 vs. Dodgers)
· Beat LA T-shirt, courtesy of Gila River Casinos (First 20,000 fans on April 13 vs. Dodgers)
· Jackie Robinson Day (April 25 vs. Rockies)
· D-backs Outdoor Recreation Night (April 27 vs. Rockies)
· Wade Miley Garden Gnome, courtesy of Sanderson Ford (First 20,000 fans on April 27 vs. Rockies)
· Faith & Family Night Concert, presented by Grand Canyon University (May 10 vs. Phillies)
· Mother’s Day Tote Bag, courtesy of Pepsi (First 5,000 moms on May 12 vs. Phillies)
· Boy Scout Night Sleepover (May 24 vs. Padres)
· D. Baxter Fan, courtesy of CenturyLink (First 10,000 fans on May 25 vs. Padres)
· D-backs Memorial Day Doubleheader (May 27 vs. Rangers)
D-backs Snapback Cap, courtesy of Budweiser (First 5,000 fans 21 and older at the 12:40 p.m. game on May 27 vs. Rangers)
· Aaron Hill #BiCycle Bobblehead, courtesy of Arizona Sports 620 (First 20,000 fans on June 8 vs. Giants)
· Bark in the Park, presented by Pet Club (June 9 vs. Giants)
· MLB Network Drawstring Bag (First 20,000 fans June 22 vs. Reds)
· D-backs Stars and Stripes T-shirt, courtesy of Ram Trucks (First 15,000 fans on July 5 vs. Rockies)
· D-backs Playing Cards, courtesy of Gila River Casinos (First 5,000 fans 21 and older on July 12 vs. Brewers)
· Native American Recognition Day (July 13 vs. Brewers)
· D-backs Beach Towel, courtesy of Gila River Casinos (First 20,000 fans on July 13 vs. Brewers)
· Back-To-School Backpack, courtesy of Cox Communications (First 5,000 kids on July 14 vs. Brewers)
· D-backs Luchador Mask (First 20,000 fans on July 27 vs. Padres)
· Paul Goldschmidt Bobblehead (First 20,000 fans on August 10 vs. Mets)
· Miguel Montero Growth Chart, courtesy of Arizona Milk Producers (First 5,000 kids on August 11 vs. Mets)
· D-backs Alumni Night (August 31 vs. Giants)
· Labor Day Game (September 2 vs. Blue Jays)
· Faith & Family Night Concert, presented by Grand Canyon University (September 13 vs. Rockies)
· D-backs Hispanic Heritage Day, presented by Budweiser (September 14 vs. Rockies)
· Miguel Montero Bobblehead, courtesy of Subway (First 20,000 fans on September 14 vs. Rockies)
· D-backs Luchador Cape, courtesy of Circle K (First 5,000 kids on September 15 vs. Rockies)
· Bark in the Park, presented by Pet Club (September 15 vs. Rockies)
· Roberto Clemente Day (September 18 vs. Dodgers)
· D-backs Car Show Street Festival (September 29 vs. Nationals)
· 2014 Magnet Schedule (First 20,000 fans on September 30 vs. Nationals)

The D-backs 4-Pack will be available starting March 4 and will allow fans to choose any four games with affordable seating options in all levels at Chase Field. Also on March 4, the D-backs Value Pack will be available for single-game purchase.  For $21, fans will receive a game ticket in the bleachers, a regular size hot dog, a 24 ounce drink, and a special offer from Subway®. For more information on ticket packages, visit www.dbacks.com/tickets.


Veolia, Subway partner to help those in need

Veolia Transportation, provider of quality bus service to the City of Phoenix, and Subway Restaurants of Arizona, are asking residents from across the Valley to join them in “stuffing a bus” for those in need this holiday season. On three consecutive Fridays, Veolia Transportation and the City of Phoenix will park a festive holiday-themed bus at one Subway location across the Valley, and are asking members of the community to come donate toys, clothing and other household items to benefit families and children in need this Winter.

To thank each member of our community for the donation, Subway will present each person who gives with a special coupon entitling him/her to buy any six-inch sandwich and get a second six-inch sandwich for free. In addition, Subway has teamed up with Otis Spunkmeyer and Shamrock Farms to offer all those who come out to support the events free cookies and milk.

The first of the three community events will take place at Subway Restaurant located at 4326 E. Cactus Road in Phoenix – just west of Tatum on Cactus – from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone in the community is invited to join in the festive giving opportunity.

“Members of our organization will also be on hand to graciously accept any type of cash donation, which will go directly to helping the many children in this community who need us this holiday season,” said Laura Capello of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona.

“Veolia Transportation has a long history of serving the Phoenix community. This Stuff A Bus project is a great way for us to support the community and to say thank you to community residents,” said Barrick Neill, of Veolia Transportation.

For more information, visit www.stuff-a-bus.com.

The Be Kind People Project

The Be Kind People Project, Cycle For Success Combat Bullying

What started out as a small gathering of women who shared a commitment to learning, creating, helping and supporting others in meaningful ways may very well help the state of Arizona combat bullying in its schools.

The program – The Be Kind People Project.

“We actually got our start in my home,” said Marcia Meyer, founder of The Be Kind People Project™. “Each year, a few of us would gather around the holidays to try our hand at creativity. This eventually evolved into a fabulous event with women age nine to 90 who last November worked together to create 10,000 teacher appreciation gifts in one great evening.”

This annual holiday event, called Holiday Crafts, Cheers & Laughs® and attended by more than 400 women across the country in 2011, was a start, but Meyer wanted to do more.

“We wanted to make an even bigger positive impact on schools and the community  — and the only way to do that was by visiting one school, and one wonderful teacher, at a time,” said Meyer.

Therefore, Meyer’s Be Kind People Project found its mission —  recognizing teachers and inspiring kindness in students throughout America.

“Our focus is simply to reach teachers across America, starting here in Arizona, with an intentional gesture of  appreciation for the great work teachers do,” said Meyer. “We also seek to inspire kindness in grade school students with the BEE Kind Kid Pledge and instructional aids.”

Since November 2011, The Be Kind People Project has had contact with gifts of recognition to teachers over 20,000 times and has initiated over 500,000 students contacts with items to continue the chain of kindness in their schools and communities.

SubwayEnter Subway.

“Back in 1999, a bunch of local Subway franchisees got together to launch Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona, a nonprofit focused on providing sports equipment, uniforms, registration fees and access to major sporting events for kids who might not otherwise be able to participate,” said Mark Roden, a multi-unit Subway franchisee and executive director of Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona.

Subway Restaurants of Arizona supports kids in sports because it believes basic sports skills — teamwork, commitment and accountability — help kids throughout their lives.  Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona has reached more than 14,000 Arizona children since its inception in 1999.

Cycle for SuccessAmong the organization’s most successful programs since its inception is Cycle for Success, which focuses on increasing children’s self-esteem, encouraging the community to become involved in the lives of at-risk children and promoting kindness in local schools.

For many years, the organization partnered with other nonprofits to provide free bikes, helmets and locks as well as Subway and Shamrock Farms-catered lunches to schools statewide.

“As we moved into 2012, we didn’t have a partner to help us reach out to the schools,” said Roden. “So when we heard about the good works the Be Kind People Project had been doing with teachers and school districts, we were intrigued.”

A natural partnership, the organizations are now committed to spread the word of kindness in the classroom — both for one’s teachers and fellow students — through Cycle for Success and other proactive outreach activities.

“Our May event was something very special,” said Roden. “In honor of the end of the school year, we presented three students bikes and three classes a catered lunch, but we also stepped up along with The Be Kind People Project to provide the entire school a ‘Kindness Rally’ of sorts in the school cafeteria.”

The event featured the BE KIND CREW, a street fusion dance team that travels with The Be Kind People Project to schools across the country.

The BE KIND CREW is comprised of dancers from the Arizona-based EPIK Dance Company, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to uniting and uplifting people by sharing their love of music, movement and the arts. There was recognition of the three Cycle for Success winners and another dozen honorable mentions, a surprise appearance by Arizona Diamondbacks legend Luis Gonzales, and cookies and milk for the entire school — from Subway and Shamrock, of course.

In addition to Cycle for Success, The Be Kind People Project is working to bring its positive message to schools and teachers in Arizona via school assemblies, giveaways and other special events.

Similarly, Subway Kids & Sports is gearing up for its 2012 grant nominations process, which will be announced this summer and will include the opportunity to apply for monetary grants from the organization to support local child-focused sports programs. They will also work with Jared Fogle, Subway’s national spokesperson, and his Jared’s Foundation to sponsor nutritional programs in several Arizona schools.

For more information on how to get involved with Cycle for Success or the Be Kind People Project, please visit thebekindpeopleproject.org.
For more information about Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona, please visit subwaykidsandsports.org.