valley partnership Archives

Concentrated Culture: The symbiosis of new-build and adaptive reuse

Portland on the Park, Courtesy of DAVIS

There are undeniable truths in commercial real estate. For instance — retail follows rooftops. However, when the right variables come together, the presence of retail can create a demand for mixed-use communities. This is a phenomenon Michelle Schwartz, associate at RSP Architects, has observed in her firm’s recent work. “Arizona has such a short history… Read More →

Valley Partnership releases community project short-list

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It doesn’t get any easier. The 2015 Valley Partnership Community Project planning process has officially begun. Sixteen grant applications were received, reviewed and ranked by hard-working committee members. The committee short listed the applications to four potential charity recipients. Juliana Norvell of Marc Taylor Inc., led the charge as the charity recipient liaison for the… Read More →

Valley Partnership reveals reality of residential real estate

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Valley Partnership has announced the topic for its upcoming monthly breakfast on Friday, April 17. The month’s program will feature an update on the Valley’s residential real estate market in 2014. Panelists will discuss whether 2015 will be more of the same or if the industry will finally see the uptick many believe is around… Read More →

Valley Partnership names new president, CEO

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by in AZRE Magazine | Featured | Newsmakers

Valley Partnership has named Cheryl Lombard as its new president and CEO. In this role, Lombard will be responsible for leading and managing Valley Partnership, including developing and executing strategies, and managing the association’s resources, expertise, and leadership initiatives. “Cheryl is an ideal fit in terms of Valley Partnership’s mission and goals,” said Scott Nelson,… Read More →

Valley Partnership opens community project grant submissions

Founded in 1987, Valley Partnership is the real estate industry leader advocating for responsible growth policies through public private partnerships that positively impact expansion and economic development. One of its cornerstones is community service. Each year, Valley Partnership selects a nonprofit organization that can benefit from the skills, efforts and supplies provided by its partners.… Read More →

Public, private sector bend communication challenges

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by in AZRE Magazine | Featured

It’s a story everyone has experienced to some degree since 2007: When the economy was healthy, cities were doing everything possible to keep up with the growth. When the recession hit, everything slowed — some projects were stopped in their tracks. Cities were no longer able to build the infrastructure necessary for rapid growth due… Read More →

The good, the bad and the ugly with Grant Woods

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by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Events | Featured

Valley Partnership continues an annual tradition with its end-of- the-year reflection by the always entertaining and provocative Grant Woods. The former Arizona Attorney General, prominent attorney and community leader will provide a morning of thought-provoking discussion about Arizona politics, education and business. The final Friday Morning Breakfast scheduled for 2014, the event is scheduled for… Read More →

Julie Brassell joins DIRTT Environmental Solutions

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by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Newsmakers

Julie Brassell has been named business development manager at DIRTT Environmental Solutions. She previously was business development manager at Hunt & Caraway Architects. Her background in the commercial real estate industry includes positions at Brycon Construction, Jokake Construction, DMB Associates and Linthicum Custom Builders. Brassell is a member of AAED, ACE, SMPS Arizona, as well… Read More →

Valley Partnership, CRE community transform Perry Rehabilitation Center

Photo by Shavon Rose/AZ Big Media

On a sun-splashed fall morning, more than 200 volunteers traded their business attire for work clothes to help transform the Perry Rehabilitation Center at the Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped (AFH). The occasion was Saturday’s 27th annual Valley Partnership Community Project. Each year, Valley Partnership undertakes a community project benefitting a nonprofit organization and dedicates… Read More →

Upcoming Valley Partnership breakfast covers transportation

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by in AZRE Magazine | Events | Featured

Valley Partnership has announced the topic for its upcoming monthly breakfast on Friday, Nov. 14. This month’s program will feature an update on current road, highway and infrastructure projects in Valley’s construction pipeline. Panelists will discuss projects currently underway as well as those projects slated for near and long term development and how they will… Read More →

Valley Partnership to transform local nonprofit campus

Perry Rehabilitation Center rendering, courtesy of Norris Design
by in AZRE Magazine | Events | Featured | In The Spotlight

This year, the Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped (AFH) was selected as recipient of the 2014 Valley Partnership Community Project. Each year, on one Saturday, hundreds of business leaders trade their business attire for T-shirts and gloves and help to transform a local nonprofit.  AFH applied to Valley Partnership to have its outdoor common areas… Read More →

Silencing The Impact Fee

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by in AZRE Magazine | Featured

In 2011, the legislature modified the development “impact” fee laws. First, a little “Impact Fees 101.” Arizona has the policy “new growth pays for itself.” When a developer wants to build a project, the city requires that the developer pay fees for the municipal infrastructure to service the project. Infrastructure includes “hard costs,” sewer lines,… Read More →

Valley Partnership raises donations to the tune of $8,000

The finale was a version of “Hey Jealousy,” made famous by the Tempe-based Gin Blossoms. Scott Johnson (center) of Honeygirl is a member of the Gin Blossoms. Ty Lusk (right) also played on the final number.

Valley Partnership’s inaugural Rock For A Cause benefit concert raised more than $8,000 to purchase outdoor musical instruments for 2014 Community Project recipient Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped (AFH). The concert at the Monarch Theatre in Downtown Phoenix drew an estimated crowd of 300. More than 250 tickets were sold in advance. A total of… Read More →

Valley musicians, commercial real estate industry rock for a cause

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by in AZRE Magazine | Events | In The Spotlight

Valley musicians will come together on Wednesday, Oct. 8, for “Rock for a Cause,” a benefit concert and battle of the bands in support of the Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped (AFH). The lineup features Phoenix favorites Honeygirl and Heartlyn Rae. The event is from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Monarch Theatre in Downtown… Read More →