AZRE Magazine January/February 2014

Real Estate | 1 Jan, 2014 |

Here’s Looking At You, 2014
Amanda 2-sm
Welcome to the first issue of the new year!I’m all for the shiny, new possibility that comes with a new year — I mean, the Arizona Center for Law and Society rendering you see on the cover is going to be not only a valuable asset to the community as a large nonprofit law firm and learning facility but also a really great spot to take my lunch breaks.

However, after talking to a few of the industry’s movers and shakers for this year’s annual commercial real estate outlook, it seems more appropriate to greet 2014 with: “In with the old!”

Shopping centers all over Arizona are getting longoverdue makeovers to match the changing times, as you can read all about in our International Council of Shopping Centers section. GPEC’s Barry Broome also calls for creative and bold minds to take on challenging in-fill projects
through downtown Phoenix in the outlook.

Within this issue, you’ll read about great projects in the pipeline and get acquainted with companies worth watching over the next 12 months in our “40 Companies to Watch” feature.

We also interview some people who we think will do great things; check out our Q-and-A with the first female NAIOP chairman in Arizona, Liberty Property Trust’s Megan Creecy-Herman.

And, before I go, I want to wish you all health and happiness in 2014. I’m excited to see what’s in store.

Enjoy the issue,


Amanda Ventura, Editor

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