W.P. Carey School of Business Archives

Fuchsia Spa breaks ground on their first franchise location

Blue Door Spa

Mesa, Ariz.-based Fuchsia Spa, a concept designed for the everyday woman to indulge in affordable, yet high-end spa services monthly, has announced the breaking ground of its first franchise location, which is set to open in Phoenix this year. Long-time Fuchsia employee Shauna Owens, 30, and her sister Marissa Owens, 28, signed a lease in… Read More →

MBA students raise taxes in capitol day exercise

Megan Faust, Matt Anderson (second and third from left) and classmates receive guidance from Cox proctors during the executive MBA Business Strategy and Public Policy course.

In a twist of irony, about 40 executive MBA students acting as legislators and advocates voted in a slight increase in taxes to balance a mock state budget on Wednesday, July 22nd. The students, many of whom are employed in Arizona businesses, passed the final vote after two days of learning about policy making and… Read More →

Experts see a stronger year in Phoenix housing market


The spring weather isn’t the only thing that’s favorable in Arizona. “The biggest overall trend we see in residential real estate is the market trending upward from relief to optimism,” says Matt Widdows, founder of HomeSmart International. “We are continuing to see an uptake in the market across the board. Housing prices are on the… Read More →

Arizona’s aerospace industry may turn to space tourism


Arizona’s missile and space vehicle industry has faced massive cuts to its government contracts over the last four years, forcing some companies to explore other revenue sources. Experts said the industry may turn to space tourism and commercial space programs to fill that gap. The state has several advantages to expand in this market: good… Read More →

Expect a stronger spring in the Phoenix housing market

Luxury Home - AZ Business Magazine November 2008

Expect to see a stronger spring this year in the Phoenix housing market than we saw last year. January was the “lull before the storm,” according to the latest monthly report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Here are the highlights of that report on Maricopa and Pinal counties… Read More →

ASU honors top ASU-bred entrepreneurs


Arizona State University has been gaining a nationwide reputation as a breeding ground for entrepreneurs. Accordingly, next week, the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU is holding its first-ever Sun Devil Select event, to honor some of the country’s top ASU alum-owned and alum-run businesses. Seventeen firms from a variety of industries will… Read More →

W.P. Carey offers supply chain refresher

manufacturing sector expanded

Companies are always interested in keeping costs down, minimizing risk and streamlining efficiency. That’s why supply chain management is such a popular field, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating a 26-percent increase in logistics jobs by 2020. So, what do you do if you work in supply chains, but get transferred to another function… Read More →

W. P. Carey helps you become part of ‘big data’ team


As jobs boom in the area of “big data,” there’s a need that hasn’t really been addressed. About 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies are planning for or already executing big-data initiatives. However, while some degree programs already exist to help train the actual data scientists – those who sort through and analyze the mountains… Read More →

Phoenix-area housing market sees uptick


The sluggish Phoenix-area housing market just got a pleasant surprise. New figures show a sudden uptick in buyer demand, with a significant boost in homes under contract since late January. “I do NOT think this has anything to do with the crowds that came in for the recent Super Bowl in Arizona, but that is… Read More →

ASU study reveals formula for app success

T Mobile IPhone

Americans love our smartphones, and we’re constantly downloading more apps to use on them. So, how do you know which apps are going to be the most worthwhile to get — the ones that will ultimately be the best sellers? A new study from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University… Read More →

Phoenix home prices rose 5 percent in 2014


The final numbers are out for 2014, and the median single-family-home prices in the Phoenix area officially went up 5.4 percent. That’s according to the latest monthly report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Here are the highlights of that report on Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of December:… Read More →

Warren Buffett headlines new ASU speaker series


Leading business figures, including BerkshireHathaway CEO Warren Buffett, are participating in a new speaker series at Arizona State University. The “Iconic Voices” lecture series, to be held at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, features candid in-person and video interviews with business notables that include Buffett and Freeport-McMoran CEO Richard Adkerson as… Read More →

Are investors returning to Phoenix housing market?


Investors appear to be returning to the Phoenix-area housing market. The latest monthly report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University examines that new trend, as well as the possibility of a future supply problem. Here are the highlights of the new report on Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of… Read More →

How to survive the Phoenix-area housing market

Phoenix-Area Housing Market

The new year brings new challenges for those who want to buy or sell homes in the Phoenix area. Do you know what to expect? The Arizona Republic and the ASU Real Estate Council at the W. P. Carey School of Business will host an event Saturday, Jan. 17 to help you find out the… Read More →