Archive for the 'Downtown Phoenix' Category

Late ’09 Recovery Predicted for Metro Phoenix Commercial Real Estate Market

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July 9, 2009 PRESS RELEASE PHOENIX, Ariz. – The commercial real estate market in metropolitan Phoenix continues experiencing the symptoms of a struggling economy, with increasing vacancies in the office, industrial and retail sectors. But despite the uncertainty in the housing and credit markets, economists at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State […]

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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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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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Business Veterans Betting on Downtown Phoenix Real Estate Rebound

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March 5, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Anticipating an eventual market turnaround in metropolitan Phoenix, three veteran entrepreneurs are launching a new downtown real estate office to market, among other things, high-rise residential condos. Developer Julian Blum, real estate agent Leslie Dockter and public relations/entrepreurial maven Francine Hardaway have opened their Infill Realty Services office at […]

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Scottsdale couple opening vintage clothing store near downtown Phoenix

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Feb. 8, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – A husband-and-wife team’s passion for business, which was successful in their first venture in Chicago, is ready to soar again. This time, they will open their doors on Valentine’s Day in their restored warehouse south of downtown Phoenix. Their first business was a home run. Steve and Andi Rosenstein […]

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Although young, Arizona bioscience industry gaining clout, report says

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Feb. 6, 2009 Among the waves of challenging economic news hitting Arizona and the nation every day, there are some positive developments. Following are several key points Robert Atwell highlighted in his Feb. 3 letter to the membership of the Phoenix Community Alliance Health and Bioscience Committee. Atwell, senior vice president of AON Risk Services […]

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New project first high-rise office building in downtown Phoenix since 2001

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Feb. 2, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Several new megabucks real estate projects have starred on downtown Phoenix’s redevelopment stage in recent years, but a new high-rise office building now is in the spotlight. The One Central Park East building, with 485,000 square feet of office space, is 100 percent speculative. Its addition to the downtown […]

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ASU’s 13-story downtown Phoenix dorms six months ahead of schedule

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Jan. 16, 2009 The second phase of Arizona State University’s 13-story dormitory project in downtown Phoenix is within days of completion, which is six months ahead of schedule. The upper-classmen building of the Taylor Place dorms was to be complete in mid-2009. But general contractor Austin Commercial accelerated that date by six months by streamlining […]

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Copper shining on ASU’s newest downtown Phoenix building

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Jan. 3, 2009 The newest building establishing its presence in downtown Phoenix is ready to turn as shiny as a new penny. Work on Arizona State University’s College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation is at the halfway point, and much of the exterior of the elegant glass building – designed by the Phoenix office of […]

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Downtown Walkabout: City of Tempe welcomes light rail

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Dec. 30, 2008 (Writer’s note: Downtown Phoenix rules the school these days, with the headlines dominated by the new Metro light rail, the expanded Phoenix Convention center, the new 1,000-room Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, Arizona State University’s expanded downtown campus and other new developments. But there is more to the Valley than Phoenix. As part […]

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