AZRE Magazine May/June 2012
Time flies when you’re having fun
As I celebrate my second year as Editor of AZRE magazine in June, I ask myself … “Where did the time go?”
It seems as if it was just yesterday that I was trying to learn all I could about vacancy rates, foreign trade zones, REITs, BIM and CMARs … and then write about it.
After almost two years of attending at least 50 commercial real estate-related conferences, financial outlooks, breakfasts, lunches, discussions, you name it … I can honestly say I feel right at home among the many knowledgable professionals in attendance.
I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.
Speaking of anniversaries, this issue features coverage of a well-respected advocacy organization (Valley Partnership) and a well-known general contractor (Hensel Phelps), which are both celebrating notable milestones.
» Valley Partnership, which proudly calls itself “The Valley of the Sun’s Premier Advocacy Group for Responsible Development,” is celebrating its Silver Anniversary — 25 years. Our coverage includes a roundtable discussion with six past chairmen and a Q&A with the new chairman.
» Hensel Phelps, a Colorado-based GC with major projects in Arizona, is celebrating its 75th anniversary (more than 30 years in our state). HP is wrapping up work on Stage I of the PHX Sky Train at Sky Harbor International Airport. It also has been selected to build a proposed 2,800-foot Solar Tower power station in La Paz County for EnviroMission of Australia.
As for my two-year anniversary celebration … I think I’ll just read up some more on cap rates, GPLETs, permitting regulations…
Peter Madrid, Editor
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