Co-Working Spaces: Hot Trend in Commercial Real Estate

by RaeAnne Marsh

Co-working space has been around for a long time. Ryan Bartos, executive vice president of JLL, which specializes in commercial real estate services and investment management, notes that Regus, now the world’s largest provider of flexible work spaces, has been around since 1989. “The big change that we’re seeing from the late 1990s to now,”… [More]

Sharon Harper, Plaza Companies

from Sharon Harper

Co-working spaces have come into their own in the commercial real estate market. Garage startups and early entrepreneurs are moving from their Starbucks meetups to ever-evolving collaborative work environments and public spaces with amenities that fully serve business; the trend is attracting even established businesses. With each passing day technology and innovation become more important… [More]

Even Successful CEOs Need Peer-to-Peer Feedback

by Bennett Curry

Patrick Stafford’s Phoenix-based business has a front-row seat to the global economy. His tower cranes are shipped all over the world — anywhere there’s a building boom and a need for a 300-foot crane to help change the skyline. His equipment has been on construction sites in Dubai, Ireland, Guam, Brazil, Uganda and Peru —to… [More]

Impact Investing – Making a Difference in the Community

by Greg Wait

More jobs. Affordable housing. Sustainability. These are among the many areas in which impact investing has been put to use, not only in Arizona but also around the country and world. There has been a growing demand for this type of investment, as more people are looking for ways to not only earn a return on… [More]

Truth May Be Muddled in Perception

by Mark Murphy

Imagine you’ve got an employee who’s recently been doing a lousy job. You sit him down and give him some constructive feedback about his subpar work. But instead of accepting your feedback, he looks at you genuinely bewildered and says, “I think I’ve been doing a great job. I don’t have any idea what you’re… [More]

Cultivating Mobile Philanthropists

by Richard Tollefson 

Don Budinger, chairman and founding director of The Rodel Foundation of Arizona, supports Arizona’s public K-12 schools through a variety of programs. His philanthropic endeavors extend nationally to the communities where his business, Rodel Inc. — now part of Dow — grew its manufacturing facilities and, more broadly, to national public education issues. Budinger is… [More]

Michael Finn: Leading Redflex on the Road with Public Safety

by Andrea Aker

The path from tech startup to a market leader is rarely straight. It’s filled with peaks and valleys that create a unique landscape, culture and opportunity in the marketplace. Over the past quarter century, Glendale-based Redflex Traffic Systems has traversed a very diverse terrain. Now, CEO Michael Finn, who has held the post since May… [More]

Zoning – Consequences of Code Violations

by Bruce May

Zoning is the manner in which cities and counties regulate land use. Typically, land is divided into residential, commercial and industrial districts, or it can also be designated as mixed-use, each with its own parking, setback, height and other design requirements. In addition, the city, in the course of approving a zoning application, may require… [More]

Retail in PV Area

by Mike Hunter

Ready to break ground following unanimous approval by the Scottsdale City Council, The Palmeraie will incorporate a variety of dining destinations led by celebrated local and international chefs and be home to more than 60 exceptional luxury and specialty boutiques. Its initial phase encompasses approximately 160,000 square feet of high-end, mixed-use space located on 18… [More]

Chandler for Entertainment 

by Mike Hunter

Over street, the large-scale retail, dining and entertainment destination set to take shape in Downtown Chandler broke ground March 29, and the first phase of the sprawling, 77,000-square-foot space is expected to open for business sometime in early 2018. Phoenix-based LGE Design Build has taken on the role of general contractor for the undertaking, teaming… [More]