Fintech Firm Expands Presence at Renaissance Square

Upgrade, Inc., a San Francisco-based fintech company, is expanding its Arizona operations at Ren Square in Downtown Phoenix. It is the third time Upgrade has added space since it moved into Renaissance Square in 2017. During this latest expansion, the company is leasing two additional floors, totaling 39,144 square feet of space, at the newly-renovated Renaissance Square … [More]

Piper Charitable Trust Awards $123 Million in Surprise Grants to 71 Nonprofits: The Largest Single-Day Grant Initiative in Arizona History

Trustees of Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust today awarded a total of $123 million in surprise grants to 71 Arizona nonprofits—the largest single-day grant initiative in Arizona’s history. The grants were presented to the 71 awardees throughout the day on September 13, 2021—as a complete surprise. Trustees personally met with the CEOs and Board Chairs of the 71 … [More]

University of Phoenix Collaborates with CareerStep to Create Integrated Learning Pathways in Healthcare

University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is participating in the SHRM Conference, West Hall, Booth #12063, and is sharing how an agreement with CareerStep, the allied health training division of Carrus, provides learning pathways for those seeking opportunities to upskill and enhance their careers in allied health. Through this agreement with the University, CareerStep can also provide interested … [More]

Cerberus to Acquire Brooklyn Bedding and Helix Sleep to Form a Leading DTC Mattress Platform

Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Cerberus”), Phoenix-based Brooklyn Bedding LLC , and Helix Sleep, Inc. announced the signing of definitive agreements pursuant to which an affiliate of Cerberus will acquire each of Brooklyn Bedding and Helix in a series of related transactions. Upon completion of the transactions, the businesses will operate … [More]

CA Ventures Buys Phoenix MOB for $33M

by Tudor Scolca

Chicago-based CA Ventures has entered the Gilbert, Ariz., medical office market with the purchase of Copper Point. The investor paid $33 million for the property in an off-market transaction. West Coast Capital Partners sold the property, which was 96 percent occupied at the time of the sale. A Newmark team of Kathleen Morgan and Trisha Talbot negotiated on behalf of West … [More]

Logistics Co. to Hire 250 Seasonal Workers in Phoenix to Prepare for Peak Season


Global leading transport and logistics provider GEODIS announced plans to hire 250 seasonal workers in Phoenix, Ariz., in preparation for peak season. In total, GEODIS aims to hire 4,200 seasonal employees across its U.S. campuses to bolster its warehousing and distribution center capabilities through 2021 as online shopping continues to surge to record heights. eMarketer … [More]

An Entrepreneur’s Journey of Risk, Resilience and Rewards

by James Webb

My big career change came at the height of my former career. I had a calling, one that arose from my belief in opportunity and an innate trust in my gut instinct when it came to life-altering decisions. I was 38 and chief operating officer/president of a medical imaging company in South Florida. A physician friend asked me if I thought our company would want to be one of the … [More]

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