Valley Creative Agency Reps Phoenix Convention Center and Its Venues, Plans to Elevate Downtown Phoenix

After a competitive bidding process that involved several Phoenix area marketing agencies, Kitchen Sink Creative, a full-service creative agency based in Phoenix and part of the SCC Global Family, is pleased to announce its selection as the marketing agency of record for the Phoenix Convention Center, Symphony Hall and Orpheum Theatre Phoenix. The five-year contract engages … [More]

U.S. Mortgage Performance Remains Exceptionally Healthy

Rick McCartney

CoreLogic®, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released its monthly Loan Performance Insights Report for November 2022. For the month of November, 2.9% of all mortgages in the U.S. were in some stage of delinquency (30 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure), representing a 0.7 percentage point … [More]

Phoenix Area Renting Costs Nearly $1,116 Less per Month than Buying, Says Report

For many Americans hoping to make the transition to first-time buying in 2023, renting will likely offer relatively more affordable options in the months ahead, according to the® Monthly Rental Report released today. On average across the 50 largest U.S. metros in December, a typical renter faced a 41.4% ($792) lower monthly payment than a starter homeowner. In the … [More]

Report: The Housing Market Has Started to Recover But We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet

The housing market has begun to recover after hitting a low point in the second week of November, according to a new report from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. The number of Redfin customers requesting first tours has improved 17 percentage points from the November trough, and the number of people contacting Redfin agents to start the homebuying … [More]

Nikola Introduces New Hydrogen Energy Brand ‘HYLA’

Nikola Corporation, a global leader in zero-emission transportation and energy supply and infrastructure solutions, announced at a special event today that it has created a new global brand, HYLA, to encompass the company's energy products for producing, distributing and dispensing hydrogen to fuel its zero-emissions trucks. More than 300 fleet, government, supplier, energy and … [More]

United Celebrates Historic First Graduating Class of Its Goodyear Flight Academy Pilots

United, the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, is celebrating the graduation of United Aviate Academy's inaugural class of pilots, an important step towards training the next generation of talented, qualified, and motivated aviators. The inaugural graduating class includes 51 students – with nearly 80% being women or people of color – marking the next step towards … [More]

Despite Some Cooling in Q4 2022, Phoenix Industrial Market Remains Very Strong

The Phoenix industrial real estate market remained one of the strongest in the country during the fourth quarter of 2022, with rental rates continuing to climb and vacancy levels remaining stubbornly low, even as investment activity dropped significantly, according to new research from Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS). Transwestern tracks industrial properties in nine … [More]

Arizona-Based Aviation Part Supplier Promotes Executive to President

AvAir is pleased to announce that Brandon Wesson has been promoted to President. Wesson joined AvAir in 2010 as Director of Sales. As a result of his leadership, he was promoted to vice president of sales in 2016. Shortly after that, Wesson became executive vice president of sales, where he oversaw a team of over 70 people who support the company's asset management … [More]

Collaborating Organizations Bring IT and Cybersecurity Career Expo, Jan. 26

Through AZ Careers NOW, the Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation (the Foundation) and Career Connectors are partnering to connect local IT and Cybersecurity employers to job seekers. More than ever, IT and Cybersecurity professionals are needed to protect Arizona’s digital future. This hiring event aims to match job-seekers in the IT and Cybersecurity industries with highly … [More]

Arizona Nonprofit to Expand with Campaign and Financing through Enterprise Bank & Trust

Enterprise Bank & Trust announces the closing of a finance agreement that will support a $21 million construction project which is part of a $25 million philanthropic expansion campaign for Child Crisis Arizona. The agency provides emergency shelter, foster care, adoption, counseling, early education, and parenting support services to Arizona’s most vulnerable children, … [More]

ASU Expands Partnership to Offer Courses on YouTube for College Credit

Arizona State University, Crash Course and YouTube announced that they are partnering to offer a series of online courses for college credit that begin on YouTube. These transferable, credit-bearing courses are a significant expansion of the current Study Hall collaboration between the three organizations, which is aimed at breaking down barriers — including accessibility and … [More]

Partnership Brings Collaboration and Investment to Large-Scale U.S. Green Hydrogen Production Projects

Nikola Corporation, a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy supply and infrastructure solutions, and Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) have executed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on and evaluate the co-development of large-scale U.S. green hydrogen production facilities. Supply of green hydrogen for any potential projects will be … [More]

Valley Town Offers Full Community College Tuition to Eligible Residents

The Town of Queen Creek has announced an exciting program for local students—the Queen Creek Promise Program—a commitment from the Town to its residents for eligible high school students to attend Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) for two years with Arizona resident tuition fully funded. At the kick-off event on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, Queen Creek Mayor Julia … [More]

CRE Giant Debuts New Arizona Offices at The Grove in Phoenix’s Camelback Corridor

The Phoenix office of JLL has completed build-out and moved into its new Arizona offices, located on the first floor of the highly anticipated mixed-use destination, The Grove, at the northwest corner of 44th Street and Camelback Road in Phoenix’s sought-after Camelback Corridor. The new space expands JLL’s local footprint to 31,000 square feet, serving more than 120 JLL … [More]

Barrett-Jackson Kicks Off 2023 Scottsdale Auction with Record Attendance

Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, kicked off event season in Arizona and its 2023 Scottsdale Auction over the weekend at WestWorld of Scottsdale with its highest attendance for an opening weekend in the auction company’s history. Families and young enthusiasts flocked to Barrett-Jackson to take in the excitement of Family Day presented by QT on … [More]

Phoenix Launches Shared Micromobility Program: E-scooters, E-bikes, Pedal Bikes More Accessible

​​The City of Phoenix launched its permanent Shared Micromobility Program by hosting a special event in downtown with vendors Lime and Spin. The vendors showcased their inventory of e-scooters, e-bikes, traditional pedal bikes and adaptive bikes to downtown stakeholders and the media. Various vendors have operated e-scooters in downtown Phoenix since … [More]

Eight ASU Online Business Programs Rank in US News’ Top 10

In the newest U.S. News & World Report online program rankings, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University ranked top 10 across eight programs and disciplines, including taking the top spot for online bachelor's in business programs. The peer-reviewed rankings, which were released publicly today, also named W. P. Carey's Online MBA No. 7 in the … [More]

$850M Iconic Metrocenter Mall Redevelopment Project to Begin Immediately

Concord Wilshire Capital and TLG Investment Partners, in partnership with Carl DeSantis’ CDS International Holdings Inc., announced today that the acquisition of the Metrocenter Mall, including the Dillard’s Building and U-Haul Building (formerly Macy’s Building) has closed. The transaction was completed with no mortgage financing on the property and will pave the way for … [More]

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