Impacting Commercial Real Estate

by John Chang and Ryan Sarbinoff

Over the last year, elevated uncertainty generated by the range of potential government policy changes, including tax laws, caused many investors to move to the sidelines. A more cautious outlook pervaded the real estate industry as investors awaited clarity on taxes, fiscal policy and a change in Federal Reserve leadership. This perspective begins to ease… [More]

Cross-Border Real Estate Investing 

by Ruth Seigel

Canada is the largest foreign direct investment country into Arizona. And Arizona, alone, accounts for approximately $6 billion bilateral footprint of the $1.4 trillion between Canada and the U.S., according to the Canada Arizona Business Council. Our neighbors to the north have long been lured to the great state of Arizona and share similar reasons… [More]

Ryan Sarbinoff, Marcus & Millichap

from Ryan Sarbinoff

Real estate is, historically, the basis of wealth. As an economic factor, it’s an industry that underpins an enormous swath of other industries. The state of investment in it, then, has a broad impact on the economy at large. As one of the largest industries in the state, real estate impacts Arizona’s economy in a… [More]

Use Disagreement to Build Stronger Teams

by Audrey Epstein

Because I facilitate team sessions for a living, I’ve seen a lot of team interactions. All kinds of drama, some shouting and tears, but also a lot of laughter, joy and bold action. Much about teamwork has been researched, dissected and discussed. Yet lately, situations have come forward that fall into an unexplored topic: how… [More]

A World of Difference in Leadership

by Martha Mertz

Leadership has been a hot topic for several decades, and the ways women lead has landed at the top of the discussion. Although the pace has been less than dazzling, women have found their footing in every level of existing organizations or have created organizations to provide an environment suitable for them. I should know.… [More]

Taking the Step to Franchise

by Susan Wells

One option entrepreneurs may consider for expanding their business is franchising. This may have been part of the development plan initially, or the idea may have taken shape and grown from outside as others expressed interest in trying to copy a successful concept — either a proven, mature business or a new and trendy one. … [More]

Trevor Wilde: Bringing Teamwork from Field to Firm

by Alison Bailin Batz

Learning how to set both short- and long-term goals, as well as the importance of taking small steps toward said goals each day, are critical to achieving success both at work and in life outside the office. Wilde Wealth Management Group co-founder and managing director Trevor Wilde learned these lessons from a young age while… [More]

SaaS Platform for Influencer Marketing

by RaeAnne Marsh

Find Your Influence has become a leading SaaS Influencer Marketing platform, connecting brands such as V8, Tylenol, Budweiser and Delta to high-impact influencers and tracking their campaigns from start to finish. It was founded in July 2013 by Cristine Vieira and Jamie Reardon, who brought their complementary expertise in marketing and technology, respectively, and their… [More]

In Business for Good

by RaeAnne Marsh

Colleges have long been a source of innovative ideas, and in recent years many higher institutions of learning have adopted formal programs to assist students and faculty in starting up a business around their idea. The recent Collegiate Challenge, presented by Conscious Capitalism Arizona and hosted by Grand Canyon University, focused on encouraging startups that… [More]

Employers Benefit from Price Transparency in Healthcare

by Ed Clarke, M.D.

Employers as well as consumers have been pushing for price transparency in healthcare for some time, but now the idea is gaining momentum. Employers know price transparency can help their employees make informed healthcare decisions and, ultimately, better manage the cost of care. Nationally, healthcare represents nearly one-fifth of the total gross domestic product, and… [More]