Archive for the 'Phoenix' Category

New Arizona Company Completing High-Profile Commercial Developments

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Sept. 10, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Former Opus West executives Jamie Godwin and Craig Zupancic have formed a commercial real estate consulting firm with a subsidiary offering a variety of contractor services. The consulting firm is The Richard Solomon Group, or RSG. Its services include process development, operational management, design and engineering management, and project […]

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New light rail system in metro Phoenix attracts riders new to transit

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PRESS RELEASE Sept. 3, 2009 PHOENIX – Thirty-five percent of METRO riders in Arizona’s largest urban region are new to mass transit, according to a survey. This figure and others came out of a survey in April of more than 3,100 passengers ranging from regular commuters, students, seniors and recreational users. The survey showed that […]

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Arizona’s Transportation Future Spotlighted in New Arizona Town Hall Report

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Aug. 20, 2009 Arizona Town Hall officials are going on the road to share with state residents their newest report, “From Here to There: Transportation Opportunities for Arizona.” For six weeks, starting late this month, Arizonans will have the opportunity to discuss the report during presentations at 13 morning, noon or evening events across the […]

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‘Cop Doc’ Honored by Arizona Group That Helps Police, Firefighters

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Aug. 13, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – A cappuccino and painkillers are what the wisecracking policeman wanted. They might ease the pain from a bullet that tore through his belly in a blazing gun battle in downtown Tempe. At the shooting scene, with paramedics just minutes away, Sgt. John Schaper’s eyelids were getting heavier. He was […]

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Metro Phoenix Residential Real Estate to Recover Before Commercial

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July 15, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Hints of a rebound in metro Phoenix’s residential market, multiple bids on lower-end homes, and a delayed return in the commercial market are some of the latest opinions of Kurt Rosene, senior vice president of national development at The Alter Group, a national developer based in Chicago. Rosene recently […]

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Phoenix CBD Parking Rate Increasing, Despite Economic Doldrums, says Colliers Int’l Survey

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July 8, 2009 PRESS RELEASE PHOENIX, Ariz. – Despite the nation’s sluggish economy, with high unemployment and a significant drop in traffic, U.S. garage owners and operators are holding their parking rates at last year’s levels, or more, according to Colliers International’s ninth annual North American Parking Rate Survey. In contrast, Canadian parking costs registered […]

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Mid-2009 Metro Phoenix Home Sales Update

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July 7, 2009 Guest column “I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” Warren Buffett By Tom Ruff, The Information Market A year ago I was batting clean up for the housingdoom.com team. Today, I’m called a cheerleader for ARMLS, comments […]

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Retired Nurse Rebounding from Homelessness; Experts Seeing More Professionals Joining the Needy

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June 7, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – When Regina Fahnestock marched out of college in Ohio in the 1970s with nursing and psychology degrees, she was beaming. Her head was as high as her noble goal of saving the world. All of her patients will recover, that was her plan. Death was not an option. But […]

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New Options Offered to Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

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June 3, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – A real estate and mortgage information provider is offering two new online products that could help homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages. The Web-based products, eModifyMyLoan and eShortSaleMyHome, became available June 1. They are designed to help homeowners work with lenders to modify an existing mortgage or negotiate a […]

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Arizona Diamondbacks adding more ‘green’ to Chase Field

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May 7, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Before the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 2011, the Arizona Diamondbacks and energy consultants plan to add more “green” to Chase Field than just its infield. The team is working with Green Ideas Environmental Building Consultants in Phoenix to increase the energy efficiency of the 12-year-old sports arena. […]

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