Our Industrial Market Is Booming!

by RaeAnne Marsh

“We are seeing an industrial technologies renaissance, led by semiconductor companies like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company building a massive campus in north Phoenix and Intel expanding with Fab 52 and Fab 62 in the southeast Valley that are driving a whole ecosystem of investment,” says Chris Camacho, president and CEO of Greater Phoenix Economic Council. He notes … [More]

Paul Komadina, CBRE Arizona

from Paul Komadina

It’s been an industrious season for the industrial sector of Phoenix’s commercial real estate — more than a year that includes record-setting activity and that also bodes well for Phoenix’s employment numbers. The Phoenix industrial market continues to surpass expectations, setting records for demand and construction only few markets can rival. Increased tenant demand is the … [More]

Feedback: May 2022

by Cathy Carlat, Jason Morris, James Murphy

Q: We've seen a recent record boom in industrial property starts and leases throughout Metropolitan Phoenix. Based on the projects you are involved in, what is your view on what is fueling this? How much is being built for anticipated tenancy versus for a specific user (such as TSMC over in Phoenix)?  Cathy Carlat Mayor City of Peoria, Arizona Sector: Government The City … [More]

Lack of Child Care Impacting Arizona’s Post-Pandemic Recovery 

by Steve Clemente

Child care is an essential service, and the pandemic has elevated awareness of the importance of quality early education and care to maintaining a thriving economy. One in three households is struggling to find the child care they need to return to work, according to a recent poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public … [More]

Sustainable Earth Platform Empowers Small Business

by Mike Hunter 

Sustainable Earth, a collaboration between Arizona State University (ASU) and Wells Fargo, aims to make expert-level sustainability news, research, and education relatable and accessible to consumers, small businesses and educators, with the goal of providing ways for them to take direct action toward creating a more sustainable future. With content produced by ASU … [More]

New High-Vibe Burger Concept in Town

by Mike Hunter

Hamburgers are, arguably, America’s favorite food. And not only can they be served in a variety of sizes, shapes and sandwich accoutrements, they can be found throughout Phoenix in a vast array of restaurant concepts build around creating their own unique vibe to enhance the culinary experience. Sid’s Garage is the latest restaurant concept to shake things up on our burger … [More]

Pomchies a Fastest-Growing Company 

Pomchies, the Valley-based fashion accessories and facial masks company, ranked No. 5 on the 2022 Inc. Regionals: Southwest list of the fastest-growing private companies. Heather Logan Clark created Pomchies in 2002 out of a desire to utilize the excess unused swimsuit material from her previous swimwear company. With the onset of COVID-19 in 2020, Pomchies launched the … [More]

Footprint Awarded for Sustainable Packaging Breakthrough

Footprint, a global materials science technology company focused on creating a healthy planet, was recently recognized with two awards from the Flexographic Technical Association. Footprint won the Sustainability Excellence Award and the Excellence in Flexographic Printing Award for its shelf-stable cup and print-to-fiber technology, a flexographic print process on molded … [More]

Delta Dental of AZ’s Customer Call Center Tops in U.S., Canada

Delta Dental of Arizona, the state’s largest dental insurance company, has received multiple awards in BenchmarkPortal’s Top Contact Center Contest for its ability to provide superior customer service to its members. In the 2022 competition, Delta Dental of Arizona earned first place in the prestigious “Top Contact Center” category for contact centers with 2 to 49 agents. In … [More]

Boeing Co. Grants $125K to Phoenix Children’s Homeless Youth Outreach

The Boeing Company recently granted $125,000 to Phoenix Children’s Hospital to support the healthcare system’s Homeless Youth Outreach program. This investment will allow HYO to provide primary and preventive medical services to Arizona’s homeless youth population, and is in alignment with Boeing’s mission to support outreach projects that directly improve access to quality … [More]

Are We Turning a Corner on Employee Well-Being?

by Brad Smith

After two years of dismal news about employee well-being, could we be turning a corner? Here at meQuilibrium, we have been tracking changes in well-being on a bi-annual basis since COVID-19 upended our work lives almost two years ago. Trends have been generally dismal: every six months we’ve seen declines in positivity, motivation and increases in burnout and job stress. There … [More]

Connect-UV Sanitizes with the Power of Natural Light

by RaeAnne Marsh

Nic Brown founded Connect-UV in March 2020 in direct response to the COVID pandemic and the need to keep people safe from dangerous germs. Connect-UV provides UV-C sanitation products for consumers and businesses. UV-C is naturally occurring light that is filtered by our ozone layer. The wavelength of the light destroys the DNA of microorganisms including viruses, bacteria, and … [More]

Puzzle Rides’ Unique Adventures also Support Other Old-Town Small Businesses 

by Holly Morgan

Katie and Gregg Dufort created Puzzle Rides, a mobile escape room-style scavenger hunt, in the middle of the pandemic. When their Old Town golf cart taxi service got shut down in 2020 because of coronavirus, the couple pivoted to bring one-of-a-kind experiences to the city. Puzzle Rides is an adventure game where players are taken on a scavenger hunt via golf cart and must use … [More]

Designing for Senior Communities – The Revel Brand

by Christina Johnson 

Six years ago, we began concepting a new type of senior community with the goal of reinventing the look and feel of senior living. Our team’s design backgrounds mainly included experience in market-rate multifamily properties, high-concept leasing and cultural galleries, and hospitality, so we approached senior living with zero pre-conceived notions. We started the process by … [More]

Phoenix Data Center Numbers Are High

by Mark Bauer

Phoenix, which has been one of the nation’s strongest-performing data center markets for the past many years, continues to shine. Thanks to our booming population, a mix of cloud, social media and technology companies are all vying for space here. This keeps demand always ahead of supply, even within the Valley’s significant inventory of Class A data center product.  This … [More]

George Oliver’s Arbor to Bring ‘Urban Organic’ to Downtown Tempe

by Curt Kremer

Downtown Tempe is one of the nation’s most dynamic office markets and the perfect location for the Arbor’s high-touch design concept and unmatched amenity base. It is exactly what users are asking for as they reoccupy their office spaces. We pulled great inspiration from the Mill Avenue landscape for our development and will be including Instagram artwork features and a signage … [More]

Camelot Homes Plans Three Luxury Communities in Scottsdale

by Mike Hunter

Camelot Homes recently closed on the purchase of three parcels of land in Scottsdale, with plans to break ground this year on three new luxury gated enclaves with a combined total of 29 homes: Aura, on 8.5 acres at the southeast corner of 128th Street and Shea Boulevard; The Collection, on 4.7 acres at the northeast corner of 74th Street and Valley View Road; and Legacy at D.C. … [More]

MAK Homes’ New South Mountain Community Celebrates Area History 

by Mike Hunter

Designed by MAK Homes, Heard Farm is an intimate 24-home community offering modern farmhouse- styled homes focused on sustainable living and intently echoing the agricultural history of this property. The five unique home designs of Heard Farm are in direct response to the agricultural context of the South Mountain area focusing on simplicity and elegance. The Heard Farm home … [More]

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