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 as the implications … [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 for why companies and … [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 multitude of ways. Phoenix, specifically, is in prime … [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 to get team members to disagree.  What do you do … [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. I was one of the women who founded a company and … [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.  Franchisors should make sure to have all their … [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 playing football.  “While not all goals were … [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 the … [More]

MyUnity™ for Full Continuum of Care

by Mike Hunter

myUnity™ is a cloud-based comprehensive electronic health record platform recently made available by Netsmart to serve the entire care continuum of care at home and senior living providers. The platform is the next step in the Netsmart strategy to support and integrate the entire care at home and senior living ecosystems with all of healthcare, and its workflows and processes … [More]

Oral Hygiene, Digitally

by Mike Hunter

Augmented reality (AR) has the potential to revolutionize the oral hygiene category, with industry players increasingly harnessing this technology to uniquely attract and engage consumers, GlobalData reports. In GlobalData’s 2017 global consumer survey, just 18 percent of respondents said they currently use digital tools to monitor/manage their dental and oral hygiene, … [More]

Audio Technology to Hit Pause on Poor Acoustics

by Thomas Kaufmann

Imagine being at your industry’s most relevant conference of the year. Whether in a large auditorium or a hotel ballroom with just two loudspeakers set up at the front, the acoustics are anything but ideal. Add hundreds of people in the room talking to each other, coughing, doors slamming, and the person next to you eating potato chips right by your ear — it’s likely that you … [More]

Emojis Do Real Estate

by Mike Hunter

HomeSmart International recently released an app that adds real estate-themed text messaging stickers to users’ smartphone keyboards. The idea for developing the emojis grew out of feedback from the company’s real estate agents that homebuyers appreciate appointment reminders, deadlines and other purchase-related messages by text — which can be expressed as an emoji icon — over … [More]

Balance Neighborhood Concerns with New or Re-Development 

by Adam Baugh

An army of red shirts, slogan pin buttons, protest signs and opposition websites. These efforts describe the recent increase in opposition to infill redevelopment, rezoning and community planning.  Neighborhood outreach and citizen involvement is a bedrock principle in the development process. By ordinance, local jurisdictions require developers to notify and meet with … [More]

Value-Add Opp in Mesa

by Mike Hunter

MIG Real Estate, a Newport Beach-based real estate investment company, acquired Trails at Harris Apartments, a 209-unit multifamily property in Mesa. The property aligns with MIG’s philosophy, which is centered on improving the quality and performance of its properties to achieve optimum value. Trails at Harris Apartments will undergo significant enhancements as MIG Real Estate … [More]

Groundbreaking at Papago Park Center

by Mike Hunter

With demand for Tempe office space at an all-time high, Lincoln Property Company has broken ground on the second Class A office building at The Grand at Papago Park Center. Totaling 352,000 square feet, The Grand Building Two is one of Arizona’s largest-ever office buildings to break ground as a purely speculative endeavor. It is scheduled for completion in second quarter 2019, … [More]

Medical Users Find Space in Gilbert

by Mike Hunter

Kentucky-based Springstone, a leading provider of behavioral health services throughout the U.S., will develop its second Arizona behavioral health facility on 6.59 acres it recently purchased in Gilbert, near the Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. “We have experienced a high volume of activity around the area for medical users looking for space,” says Philip Wurth, executive V.P. … [More]

Small-Business Sale Prices Reach Record Highs to Start 2018

by Bob House

The first quarter 2018 Insight Report from BizBuySell.com, the Internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplace, shows a record-breaking quarter for the business-for-sale market for sales prices and completed transactions, highlighting a positive start to the new year. Small businesses sold for a median sale price of $245,000 in the first quarter of 2018, the highest sale … [More]

On-Demand Home Buying/Selling

by Cortney Read

OfferPad’s on-demand technology platform provides homeowners the ability to move freely, eliminating the stress and unpredictability associated with the traditional real estate process. Homeowners visit OfferPad.com, request a free purchase offer and, within 24-hours, receive an offer on their home. Once an offer is accepted, people can select their closing date. Buyers can … [More]

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