Forbes names Hughes as one of Arizona’s top credit unions

Hughes Federal Credit Union was named as one of Forbes’ “Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions” in Arizona for the second year in a row, ranking as one of the state’s top five credit unions in the 2019 rankings published on June 25. 

Forbes partnered with Statista on an independent survey of more than 25,000 customers across the nation about their financial dealings. The banks and credit unions were rated on overall recommendations and satisfaction, as well as five key areas: trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services, and financial advice. 

Hughes Federal Credit Union President and General Manager Robert J. Swick said, “We are honored to be recognized as one of the best in-state credit unions in Arizona by Forbes for two years in a row. This award validates our dedication to making a positive difference in the financial lives of our members through best-in-class products, services and customer care.”

MRA Associates named in prestigious list

MRA Associates (MRA), a leading independent wealth management firm, has been named on the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers list for 2019. For the fifth consecutive year, MRA is recognized for its commitment to client trust, growth rate, and reliability. 

“To be recognized for the fifth consecutive year on the Financial Times’ 300 Top Registered Investment Advisors list is an honor” said Mark Feldman, CEO and managing partner of MRA. “Our vision is to help people live fulfilled, prosperous lives by providing an unparalleled standard of service. Team members take the time to understand clients’ financial objectives and then create a custom strategy tailored to their specific needs. We always have clients’ best interests in mind as we present financial solutions to help them reach their goals.” 

This is the sixth annual FT 300 list, which recognizes top independent RIA firms from across the U.S. The list is produced independently by the Financial Times in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides business intelligence on the asset management industry.

Having met a minimum set of criteria, applicants were measured using six different specifications: Assets under management and consultation (AUM); AUM growth rate; advanced industry credentials of the firms’ advisors; online accessibility; and compliance record. Data used to determine ranking were collected from registered investment advisory (RIA) firms, regulatory disclosures, and the Financial Times’ research. There were no fees or other considerations required of RIAs that apply for the FT 300.

Platinum Living Realty announces new North Scottsdale office

Platinum Living Realty, an independent luxury real estate brokerage, announced that it has started work on its new office located at The Summit shopping center in North Scottsdale. Located off Scottsdale Road and north of Lone Mountain Road, the new office will be an opportune location to serve the communities of Carefree, Cave Creek, North Scottsdale, and the surrounding areas.

“As specialists in the Valley’s luxury housing market, it is important for us to have convenient office locations where our dedicated agents can best serve our clients,” said Michelle Macklin, co-owner of Platinum Living Realty. “Our independent brokerage has also seen tremendous growth over the last year, and we are excited to offer our agents a new option for basing their business and connecting with clients.”

Platinum Living Realty’s new Summit office will be located near Massage Envy and across the parking lot from the Safeway. The office will feature fully serviced executive offices with reception, state of the art conference rooms, fully equipped kitchen, multiple workstations with computers, and ample parking. Renovations are currently underway, with expected completion by the end of August.

Alliance Residential Company earns top rankings

Alliance Residential Company continues its trend of growth in 2019, becoming the top largest U.S. development company on the 2019 National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) “25 Largest Apartment Developers” list.

Alliance also earned a top management company ranking as the fourth largest U.S. management company on NMHC’s “50 Largest Apartment Managers” list.

These rankings come after a notable year of growth for Alliance in 2018 as the multifamily company continued to expand, earn a variety of awards and propel to the top of the industry.

The NMHC Top 50 lists are part of an annual survey of the largest apartment owners, managers, developers, builders and syndicators in the nation.

“We are proud of our growth and accomplishments in the past year and excited for the future – we are confident Alliance is leading the way in the industry,” said Jay Hiemenz, Alliance Residential Company President. “Always looking forward, we are innovating with new smarter systems and technology for construction and leveraging our Alliance Business Intelligence platform to guide us in where, how and what to build to best meet the rental housing needs of the current and future generations, from millennials to seniors.”