Agency Manager Named at Western & Southern Life in Phoenix

Stephen Hinds has been named agency manager at The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company to lead business development and operations for the company’s Phoenix Agency. As agency manager, Hinds is responsible for driving profitable sales growth and training, coaching, and developing current and future sales associates in the region. “Steve has a long track record of … [More]

Phoenix Is Tops in Manufacturing Leasing Activity for Emerging Markets, Says Report

Over the past few years, industrial markets have grown dramatically. Several markets like Phoenix have emerged as growth markets, and they are becoming strategically important for operations, as well as attractive opportunities for industrial investors. Cushman & Wakefield recently examined national industrial leasing statistics from 2020-2022 to see which markets, outside … [More]

Arizona Highways Magazine Wins 17 Awards for Excellence

Arizona Highways, the world-renowned magazine highlighting Arizona’s scenery and stories, earned a total of 17 awards for excellence in visuals, writing and production at the recent annual conference of the International Regional Magazine Association. The magazine, published by the Arizona Department of Transportation, won four first-place Gold Awards, including Matt Jaffe as … [More]

Scottsdale Development Firm Closes on Land for First Development, Plans 20-Home Infill Project

Diversified Future recently closed on the purchase of 4 acres with plans to develop the company’s first project – an infill community of 20 single-family homes for sale. The parcel located in Phoenix at 34th Street and Tierra Buena Lane will be the future site for 34th Street Manors. The company is projected to receive final plat approval on the project by December … [More]

‘Vacation Just Isn’t Worth It’ If Your Employees Are Saying (or Thinking) This; Here’s What to Do

Vacations really matter. They reduce stress; help prevent burnout; and keep people healthier, happier, more motivated—and yes—more productive. Research on the positive health benefits and increased performance from regular paid time off (PTO) practices is indisputable. What this means for leaders is clear: Encouraging people to take their vacations isn’t only in their best … [More]

Arizona Is 10th ‘Most Improved’ State for Retirees, Says Study

Seemingly vying to appeal to the highest number of retiring individuals, each passing year presents a fresh ranking of the most desirable states for retirees. Recently, however, the landscape has fluctuated, with states gaining or losing allure based on various criteria including quality of life, affordable housing, reasonable healthcare costs, safety, and low … [More]

Renters Show Increased Interest for the Valley at the Beginning of the Rental Season

The Rental Activity Report is a comprehensive top of the 150 U.S. largest cities ranked based on the behavior of renters’ themselves. The millions of interactions on do just that, providing data of their intent to move, which we compile in a monthly report.  In June, Chandler and Glendale are the rental hotspots in Arizona, but, in fact, most large cities caught … [More]

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