ULI Arizona News

Welcome to ULI Arizona’s Newest Members

ULI Arizona welcomed the following new members during the month of November: Suzie Boyles, City of Buckeye Ali Fakih, Sustainability Engineering Group, LLC Benjamin Graff, Quarles & Brady LLP Dan Henderson, Town of Gilbert Josh Jay, Southwest Gas Corporation Lauren Podgorski, Snell & Willmer LLP George Sheaps, City of Prescott Chad Wakefield, OPC Steven Zonsius, Artemis Realty Capital, LLC

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Welcome to ULI Arizona’s Newest Members

ULI Arizona welcomed the following new members during the month of October: Denise Allen, True Metal Solutions Paul Balskus, Koch Industries Mike Gilbert, Cushman & Wakefield Dean Howard, Rosendin Electric Edward James, Tech Parks Arizona Erick Pesqueira, Western Alliance Bancorporation Thane Traasdahl, Cowley Norberg Investments

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Deer Valley, South Mountain and Phoenix Projects Focus of Shark Tank

By Peter Madrid | MadridMedia The 6th Annual Shark Tank presented by ULI Arizona attracted three distinct and unique projects all with the same goal of landing an investor. The “sharks” considered a retail development in the brisk Deer Valley submarket, a residential subdivision in the South Mountain, and a remodeled, 12-unit multifamily community in central Phoenix. Joseph Blackbourn, president and CEO of Everest Holdings, moderated the event held at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch. This year’s sharks were Janet LePage, Co-Founder and CEO, Western Wealth Capital; Gary Linhart, Founding Partner, … Read More

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Welcome to ULI Arizona’s Newest Members

ULI Arizona welcomed the following new members during the month of September: Nicholas Affronti, Arizona State University John Allen, JP Morgan Nicholas Alvarez, Arizona State University Gary Anderson, Cushman & Wakefield Asia Andry, University of Arizona, School of Landscape Architecture and Planning Sara Appleton, Shea Homes Kevin Bauer, Arizona State University Steve Burks, AZ Big Media Zachary Bursley, Shea Homes Chadwick Campbell, Thomas Title & Escrow Luke Capen, Wadsworth Development Group Danielle Carlson, Arizona State University Holly Chilicas, Arizona State University Frank Collins, Arizona State University Thomas Czerwinski, Arizona State … Read More

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Program Recap: Arizona & Mexico – Crossroads of Real Estate and Commerce

By Peter Madrid | MadridMedia When it comes to the economic impact felt by Arizona with our neighbor to the south, the numbers speak for themselves. Mexico is Arizona’s largest trading partner. Our two-way trade was $15.4 billion in 2017. That represented $7.9 billion in exports and $7.9 in imports. And with a growing demand for e-commerce by a young generation of consumers in Mexico, the economic impact in Arizona could be even greater. Commercial real estate brokers who work on both sides of the border shared their insight – … Read More

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City of Phoenix Request for Proposals

The City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department has issued the Request for Proposals  for the Sale and Adaptive Reuse of the 1 South 24th Street Parcel (RFP) to sell the parcel, including the former First National Bank of Arizona building and improvements located on the site. The RFP is posted at phoenix.gov/solicitations/1676 (schedule on page 1). Please note the City’s Solicitation Transparency Policy (see page 12) is now in effect for this business opportunity and all questions must be directed to the procurement officer at procurement.request.ced@phoenix.gov. Posted: September 18, … Read More

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Welcome to ULI Arizona’s Newest Members

ULI Arizona welcomed the following members in the month of August: Adina Artzi, University of Arizona Vickie Goergen, Stewart Commercial Services Amanda Harper, Gould + Evans Canary Peter Johnson, Land Advisors Organization Drew Kudlinski, Arizona State University Chris Marchildon, CBRE Kenzie Mitchell, Interior Solutions Michael Mule, Wells Fargo Nathaniel Niemiec, Tufts University Ellen Rath, Cunningham Group Architecture, Inc. Cathy Teeter, CBRE Elizabeth Van Horn, Arizona State University Austin Whitefield, Raintree Investment Corporation

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Insiders Series Looks at Developments on the Colorado River and Arizona Groundwater

By Peter Madrid | MadridMedia Water is a key factor to development in Arizona. The Colorado River, Arizona’s lifeline, supplies water to farmland and more than 40 million people in Southwest. Land use professionals now more than ever are being called upon to make smart decisions on water-related issues. Officials predict that within two years the Colorado River could hit a historic low mark, necessitating mandatory cuts in deliveries to Arizona, Mexico, and Nevada. ULI Arizona’s Insider Series, hosted by Perkins Coie, discussed recent developments on the Colorado River, including agreements … Read More

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Community Mourns Passing of Art Cunningham

ULI Arizona is very sorry to announce the death of a beloved member of the Arizona real estate community. Art Cunningham (Fountainhead Equity Partners) passed away in his favorite place, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on Wednesday, August 15. Art was a kid at heart, despite his 60 years of life. Art was a graduate of St. Gregory’s Catholic School, Brophy College Preparatory and Arizona State University. His career in real estate began in commercial leasing with Murdock Management Company, and shortly thereafter he joined Sunbelt Holdings as Vice President of Marketing … Read More

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Join ULI and the Coffee is On Us!

Now is a great time to become a member of ULI!  Join by August 27th and claim your FREE $15 Starbucks giftcard.  And if that isn’t enough, ULI Arizona will throw in a complimentary registration to our next main program, taking place on September 13th. To learn more about these two specials, contact arizona@uli.org.

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