ROOM8 Enables Co-Living Search while Social Distancing

by RaeAnne Marsh

Mere months after ROOM8 launched its app to optimize co-living through roommate matching and apartment search services, the emergence of COVID-19 gave it new purpose. Modifications added in April to the features of last October’s launch help users navigate the intimate process of vetting potential roommates and looking for apartments virtually from the comfort and safety of … [More]

Hook & Hunt Offers Top Brands at Lower Prices

by RaeAnne Marsh

Founding her company in February of this year, Mary Hampton was just in time for the COVID-19-induced general economic slowdown. She incorporated specific operations — some at the last minute — to fortify her online model. Hook & Hunt is a resale company of new, brand name products that are “the latest and greatest items people need, want and love at an unbelievably … [More]

Whole-Building Approach to High-Rise Safety 

by Matt Fairhurst

COVID-19 flipped the business world on its head earlier this year, and many businesses were forced to either shut their doors for good or shift operations to remote work, making skyscraper office buildings look like ghost towns. Now, companies and building management are working side by side to institute new policies and procedures that will enable workers to safely return to … [More]

To Lease or Not to Lease

by Mike Hunter

Lease management software company Visual Lease recently surveyed more than 100 commercial tenants to see how they have been impacted, any payments they withheld or concessions they have been offered, and how the pandemic is impacting their future leasing plans. According to the survey: Thirty percent of respondents stated that 75–100 percent of their company’s leased … [More]

Papago Plaza Site Revitalized

by Lee Mashburn

Papago Plaza, the mixed-use redevelopment of the prime southwest corner of Scottsdale and McDowell roads, is beginning infrastructure work in south Scottsdale this month.  The 11-acre legacy property will include an 80,000-square-foot Marriott Hotel; 50,000 square feet of grocery, restaurant and retail; 276 luxury apartment units developed by Alliance Residential; and a … [More]

Developing Community-Conscious Urban Living in Historic Downtown Phoenix

by Kyle Ballew

Urban living is becoming increasingly popular in downtown Phoenix. When designing these projects in historical neighborhoods, developers must work with the surrounding community to ensure the property fits with the overall look and feel of the area. Meeting with residents of the neighborhood is important when designing an urban living project. Holding meetings provides the … [More]

High Demand Fills Medical Office Space

by Mike Hunter

Medical office experts in JLL’s Phoenix office have completed 21,275 square feet in new leases at the 27,868-square-foot Class A Lincoln Medical Plaza, located at the southwest corner of Scottsdale Road and Lincoln Drive, within the Lincoln Plaza Retail Center in Paradise Valley, bringing the newly renovated building to 100-percent leased.  James Shough and architect Dean … [More]

New Distribution Center for the West Valley

by Mike Hunter

Scannel Properties recently purchased an approximately 70-acre site just south of Interstate 10 in east Buckeye for nearly $6.65 million, with plans for the construction of an 850,000-square-foot distribution center for specialty discount retailer Five Below. This marks the newest distribution center for the City of Buckeye and West Valley, which continues to grow and attract … [More]

30,400-Sq-Ft Redevelopment in Mesa

by Mike Hunter

Evergreen Devco, Inc., a leading retail and multifamily development company, recently purchased the anchor-tenant building at the southwest corner of Mesa Drive and Southern Avenue in Mesa, for an undisclosed price, and plans to redevelop the currently vacant 30,400-square-foot property. The company is working with a national tenant on a lease agreement to occupy the anchor … [More]

Chris Koch: Leading Carlisle through Dynamic Change 

by Mike Hunter 

D. Christian “Chris” Koch, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Carlisle Companies Incorporated, is leading the diversified industrial company through one of the most challenging times in recent economic and geopolitical history: the global pandemic.  Carlisle factories and facilities manufacture highly engineered products and solutions for their target markets … [More]

Changing the Way Hospital Rooms Are Disinfected, One Robot at a Time

by Ernest Cunningham

The current COVID-19 outbreak has created tremendous awareness of the importance of thorough disinfection. Given the extraordinary challenges facing healthcare systems and hospitals today, it is critical that the healthcare industry transform its disinfection and cleaning protocols to focus on deadly pathogen elimination to ensure the greatest safety for staff, patients and the … [More]

Get Up-to-Date Return-to-Work Requirements across All 50 States

by Mike Hunter

Text-message health-screening company Picohealth offers businesses a free tool, COVID-19 Employee Health Screening Requirements by State, to make sense of constantly changing COVID-19 symptom and temperature screening requirements in all 50 states.  Each week, states are issuing return-to-work guidelines and executive orders mandating how employers should keep their … [More]

Intelligent Chat Enables Better Lead Conversion 

by Rebecca Clyde

Buyers today expect businesses to always be available — they have short attention spans, and they’re increasingly unwilling to sift through information to get the answers they need. Long email correspondence, phone tag and contact forms are no longer sufficient, especially since quick response times matter more than ever before.  The longer a business waits to follow up with … [More]

ZorroSign Move Boosts Phoenix’s Creds as Blockchain Tech Hub

by Mike Hunter

Blockchain technology has been increasing the security of electronic transactions, and the aim of ZorroSign’s CEO and co-founder, Shamsh Hadi, is to ensure such transactions can stand up in any court of law. The recently announced move of ZorroSign, Inc., a global leader in blockchain-based digital signatures and digital transaction management, to relocate its worldwide … [More]

Peak Performance Culture

by Mike Hunter

Peak Performance Culture: The Five Metrics of Operational Excellence is a step-by-step roadmap to achieving optimal organizational development in a company or association. This practical guide helps an organization’s leaders accurately evaluate the current state of their company and create a strategy that maximizes its future success. Author Dave Mitchell, building upon … [More]

Game Changer

by Mike Hunter

For employers, employees, freelancers, or part of a management team alike, it’s important to understand how — now, more than ever — highly skilled 10x talent who can deliver exponential value is radically shifting the dynamics of corporations large and small. This groundbreaking book examines how to identify, attract, vet, employ, manage and retain — or become — the … [More]

High-Tech High-Touch Recruiting

by Mike Hunter

Despite global economic conditions, companies are always looking to attract and retain the best talent. Unfortunately, almost 30 percent of U.S. job seekers leave a new job within the first 30 days. Why? Many new recruiters rely too heavily on high-tech tools to attract candidates and may not have learned the fundamental relationship-building skills that help recruiters ensure … [More]

FinTech for Banking and Investing

by Mike Hunter

As technology continues to play an increasingly dominant role in daily life, FinTech has followed suit, equipping the banking industry with tools that makes it more efficient and customer-oriented than ever before, according to Don Garner, CEO of Alliance Bank of Arizona. “Although nothing can replace an expert banker who has a close relationship with a customer and understands … [More]

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