Flu Season and the Bottom Line: A Direct Link

by Tobi Waller

We all hate the feeling of coming down with a cold or flu while at work. But for businesses, office illness is, in fact, a financial concern. The flu results in 111 million sick days a year, which comes to $10.4 million in direct medical costs for American businesses. How can businesses improve their employees’… [More]

Avnet Pioneers Digital Platform for Technology Distribution 

by RaeAnne Marsh

“Ask Avnet” is the first digital platform for technology distribution, affording access to the engineering knowledge base across the vast ecosystem of leading global technology distributor Avnet, including Hackster.io and element14. After five months of closed beta testing, Avnet recently moved the tool to open beta, rolling it out first to all avnet.com users in… [More]

Valley Golf Course Embraces Future with High-Tech Golf Cars 

by Lauren Vargas

Quintero Golf Club in Peoria has become one of the first courses in the country to implement a new fleet of state-of-the-art golf cars from Textron Fleet Management. Each of the ninety vehicles is equipped with a touchscreen video monitor that allows players to track their GPS location on the map, place food orders delivered… [More]

‘Ask Avnet’ and ‘Engineer on Demand’

by Mike Hunter

Ask Avnet, from leading global technology distributor Avnet,  encompasses a range of tools and services, including an intelligent agent, customer service, technical support and a new Engineer on Demand service. The automated assistant provides users with 24/7 support and a single point of entry for basic inquiries regarding product search and order status, and seamlessly connects customers… [More]

Rethinking the Office Space: Trends to Adopt in 2018

by Craig Henig

As technology continues to shape the world around us, people in today’s workforce have become more mobile and less tethered to their desks than ever before. Files can be accessed virtually anywhere thanks to cloud storage while cubicles have given way to smart workstations that allow employees to choose how they work. Technological enhancements are… [More]

CBRE’s ‘Workplace360’ Initiative

by Mike Hunter

CBRE’s recently opened state-of-the-art office at The Esplanade in Phoenix is part of the company’s global “Workplace360” initiative, and, at 75,000 square feet, is its largest. Guests, clients and employees enter the space in what’s known as The Heart, where they will be greeted by concierge staff. The high-tech common area features both a media… [More]

Pima Center Flex Full

by Mike Hunter

MainSpring Capital Group, developer of the 232-acre master-planned Pima Center, has fully leased the latest of its flex industrial buildings at the business park. The two-building project is the first industrial project built in the North Scottsdale submarket in nearly 10 years; both buildings were fully leased prior to completion. The two buildings, each containing… [More]

Investor Enters Phoenix Market 

by Mike Hunter

Denver-based Allante Properties, LLC has entered the Phoenix investment market with the $8,750,000 purchase of Apex off 7th Street, a seven-building apartment community at 948 E. Devonshire Ave in the heart of Uptown Phoenix. “This acquisition offered an outstanding opportunity to participate in the renaissance of Uptown Phoenix,” says Bill Hahn, executive vice president of… [More]

Luxury Lofts within Westgate

by Mike Hunter

Leasing began last month for the 76 loft-style luxury apartments within Westgate Entertainment District as owner iStar nears construction completion on the first residential living community located in the heart of the West Valley’s premier entertainment district. Opening February 1, The Lofts at Westgate include one- and two-bedroom residences ranging in size from 646 to… [More]

The Changing Office Investment Landscape

by Adel Dobriban 

As we approach the 10-year mark since the recession, COMMERCIALCafé has tracked the office investment and lending landscape during a period of 20 years to highlight how the markets and investor interests have shifted and adapted to the new outlook. While some things have changed spectacularly, some have stayed the same. Here are key findings,… [More]