Editor’s Letter: NAIOP Arizona, Indian Country And More

Forecasting the commercial real estate market in Arizona is a lot like forecasting the weather in Arizona – you never know what to expect.

The September/October issue of AZRE Magazine features our annual NAIOP supplement and its always-compelling roundtable discussion. Our experts say the commercial real estate industry is recovering, but that Arizona needs more job and population growth.

By the way, NAIOP Arizona members came through in a big way this year, submitting 25 projects. I think that says something for the office and industrial markets in Arizona.

This year we also included a look at what new legal issues the industry might be dealing with in 2012.

Our annual look at Construction in Indian Country explores the evolution of tribal economic development in Arizona.

Tribes are moving beyond building casinos and acquiring land, distressed properties and investing in other economic development instruments.AZRE September/October 2011 Cover

Building Green examines the impact of a $20M Sustainable Communities Development Fund for the three Valley cities on the light rail – Phoenix, Tempe and Mesa.

Finally, our Arizona Centennial series takes a look at the biggest and best commercial buildings in Arizona the past 100 years.

Peter Madrid
Twitter: @Peter_Madrid