Phoenix West Commercial celebrates 10 years of a family firm collaborating in the West Valley

Phoenix West Commercial celebrates 10 years of a family firm collaborating in the West Valley

      GOODYEAR, ARIZONA (Sept. 28, 2022) – Just as the West Valley has experienced growth with a keen eye toward the future, so has Phoenix West Commercial, a family-run, full-service real estate brokerage firm celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Leading the firm is Principal and Designated Broker Bobbie Lorraine Mastracci, CCIM, SIOR. Prior to founding Phoenix West Commercial in 2012, she established her reputation in the West Valley as well as nationally with the prestigious CCIM Institute, SIOR, the West Valley Commercial Real Estate Group (which she co-founded) and Don Bennett & Associates, where she began her career.

    Since 2006, Mastracci has completed lease and sale transactions with clients in Arizona, across the U.S., Canada, and internationally exceeding $200 million in value and more than 17 million SF of land and improved properties. She added that approximately 93 percent of her business is repeat and referrals.

“What makes me proud looking back at the past 10 years is the company’s integrity and how we have enhanced the community,” Mastracci said. “The company culture is genuinely working for the client, not for our paycheck. When the pandemic hit, we contacted clients and business owners to see how they were doing. Did they need help with the PPP loan process or getting in touch with a financial institution that would help them. If you take care of your people and your clients come first, it circles back to you in a huge way.”

After longtime Valley real estate veteran Don Bennett passed away, Mastracci pursued other brokerage opportunities then founded Phoenix West Commercial. It is now a family business with sons ELi Mastracci, CCIM, Principal/Senior Associate, and Giuseppe Mastracci, Marketing Director; and husband and father Joey Mastracci, who handles the company’s finances.

“I interviewed with other brokerage firms but they didn’t offer what I wanted,” Bobbie Mastracci recalled. “So, I started my own company. It was very exciting. Challenging, but very exciting.”

With a focus on the West Valley, the Phoenix West Commercial office grew to about 13 brokers by 2017. The firm expanded its services to Metro Phoenix, Yuma, Flagstaff and Casa Grande.

ELi Mastracci joined the company in 2018 as an unlicensed assistant and marketing director. He began taking real estate classes at 18, working under the tutelage of his mother. He earned the prestigious Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation at 20, the youngest to be pinned to date.

“Working in a family business and working with mom has been a great learning experience,” ELi Mastracci said. “There is a comfort and familiarity you’ve known all your life. But I’m still expected to pull my own weight. She has helped me with difficult deals and has helped me work through problems. I don’t get special treatment.”

Giuseppe Mastracci joins the team next year as an agent. He currently handles Phoenix West Commercial marketing efforts.

“Looking ahead to the next 10 years, I see my boys running the brokerage and expanding it,” Bobbie Mastracci said. “We would like to take brokerage to the next level. We would like to also expand our commercial real estate portfolio and buy additional commercial real estate to build our wealth that way.”

Added ELi Mastracci: “The goal is not just to be a broker, but to be a principal. Being a landlord lets us experience the other side of the coin. It is your money at risk now.”

While Phoenix West Commercial will always be a home for West Valley brokerage and brokers, ELi Mastracci said he would like to see the company also have an East Valley footprint.

“Our strategy from the start was to concentrate on the West Valley,” Bobbie Mastracci said. “There was a time when no one would come out to the West Valley to make a deal. Now, everyone is coming here so we are running out of inventory. The adage ‘Go West, Young Man’ holds true.”

 About Phoenix Commercial West

Phoenix West Commercial, LLC is a commercial real estate brokerage located in Goodyear, Arizona. We have access to local, national, international deals, clients and properties. Phoenix West Commercial agents have true respect and encourage the communities’ evolution. Since 2012, our team has produced highly successful transactions. We serve and provide professional, commercial real estate services throughout Arizona and the U.S. We’ve helped customers in various industries and scenarios from banking, retail, medical, industrial, government, and land sales for developers, investors, landlords and tenants. For more information visit phxwc.com.

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Real estate opportunities in outer space? Woman Icon speaker Kiah Erlich says it’s in Earth’s orbit

Real estate opportunities in outer space? Woman Icon speaker Kiah Erlich says it’s in Earth’s orbit

      PHOENIX, ARIZ. (Sept. 28, 2022) – The opening line of a wildly popular TV show in the 70s proclaimed: “Space, the final frontier.” With living and conducting business in space a no-too-far-off reality, Blue Origin is leading the way and rewriting the line: “Space, the next frontier.”

Kiah Erlich, Head of Astronaut Sales and Corporate Partnerships for Blue Origin, is the 2022 AZCREW Woman Icon Speaker. AZCREW, the commercial real estate organization that exists to transform the industry by advancing women globally, is hosting Erlich on Oct. 12 at Arizona Country Club, 5668 E. Orange Blossom Lane, in Phoenix.

Kiah Erlich of Blue Origin

Among her topics, Erlich will discuss the intersection between space and real estate. At the center will be Orbital Reef, a commercially developed, owned, and operated space station to be built in low Earth orbit. Led by principal partners Blue Origin and Sierra Space, Orbital Reef is a commercially developed, owned, and operated space station that will be operated as a mixed-use business park in space in the second half of this decade. Orbital Reef partners include Amazon, Boeing, Redwire Space, Genesis Engineering, and Arizona State University.

Will there ever be an intersection between space and real estate?

“Yes, it’s coming very soon. Blue Origin is working towards a vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth,” Erlich said. “To get to a point where we have millions of people regularly living and working in space, we need to not only build the infrastructure to support that, we also need to look at what has worked in the past and what is working now here on Earth.

“To do that, we are looking at the real estate industry for best practices and successful business models. One that comes to mind is mixed-use development. Designed to open multiple new markets in space, Orbital Reef will provide anyone with the opportunity to establish their own address in orbit. You will see modules dedicated to research, others dedicated to space tourists, and even new businesses will emerge with a permanent office in space. Working from home will have a whole new meaning soon.”

AZCREW’s October event begins with networking and a reception on the patio at 4:30 p.m. The presentation begins in the Arcadia room at 5:30 p.m. The event wraps up with networking and reception on the patio at 6:30 p.m.

Erlich began her career at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport where she worked for 1½ years as a graduate airport management intern. She has since spent most of her career in the aerospace industry having led multiple $300 million-plus avionics and software businesses for Honeywell Aerospace, including several acquisitions.

Three years ago, she was offered a once-in-lifetime opportunity to pivot her career and join the space industry as the Director of NASA sales for orbital launch.

Erlich is focused on finding Blue Origin’s future astronauts and corporate partners and working towards her company’s mission of millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. She is based in Phoenix.

     What was her reaction when she saw the images from the James Webb Space Telescope?

“I had two thoughts. One, how humbling, small, and insignificant we are in the universe. Two, we are not alone. One image solidified that and showed we

Orbital Reef

are not alone,” she said.

Erlich relishes everything associated with space and shared a light moment in a short Q&A.

     Favorite show about space? “Ancient Aliens” on History Channel;

     Favorite quote about space? “We came all this way to explore the Moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth.” – Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders;

     Favorite song about space? “Rocket Man,” by Elton John;

    Coolest memento from outer space? A piece of Kapton foil from the Apollo 11 command module, Columbia, which flew to the moon in July 1969;

    Have you ever been to space? “I have not, but I have gone through our astronaut training program. I get to send humans to space, usually people who have dreamed of going to space since they were kids. That’s what is so fun about this job—helping people fulfill their childhood dreams.”

    Favorite space creature? Marvin the Martian from the Looney Tunes cartoons. His catchphrase was: “Where’s the kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom!”

     Favorite astronaut? “I can’t pick just one, but I’d have to say it was the entire crew of Apollo 8. It was one of the riskier missions. It was simply remarkable. It was the first crew that orbited the moon.”

     If you could eat a hamburger from anywhere in space, from where would it be?

“I’d like to have it in the comfort of Orbital Reef. Probably in some type of habitat. Humans have to be inside a habitat, spacesuit, or on an Earth-like planet because you can’t (yet) eat in the vacuum of space. I’d like to be alive to enjoy that hamburger.”

Registration fee for the Oct. 12 event is $75 for members; $500 for a table of eight (person booking the table must be a member); $100 for non-members; and $700 for a non-member table of eight. Register here.

Orbital Reef interior core

About AZCREW:

AZCREW is the local affiliate of CREW Network. CREW Network is the premiere business network dedicated to transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally.  Membership offers unparalleled business development, leadership opportunities and networking both locally and globally with more than 12,000 professionals in 75+ markets worldwide, representing all disciplines of commercial real estate. Learn more and apply for membership at arizonacrew.org.

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4 land sales, retail building sale totaling almost $10M highlight deals closed by NAI Horizon

4 land sales, retail building sale totaling almost $10M highlight deals closed by NAI Horizon

     PHOENIX, ARIZONA (Sept. 27, 2022) –  Four land sales totaling $9.38 million highlight recent deals closed by NAI Horizon professionals. With the addition of the sale of a retail space in Scottsdale, those five deals totaled almost $10 million ($9.8 million).

Sale Transactions:

John Filli negotiated the sale of 211.512 acres, representing the seller, Magnum Estates, LLC, for $6.768 million. The property is located at NEC of the intersection of Montgomery Road & Selma Highway, Casa Grande, AZ. The buyer, Harvik Properties, LLC, was represented by Krista Boss with Realty One Group 13.

Chris Gerow, Gabe Ortega and Shelby Tworek negotiated the sale of 5.95 acres, representing the seller, JEG Fit 43rd Ave. & I-10 Partners, LLC, for $1.6 million. The property is located at 1540,1530,1470,1460,1350 N. 43rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85009. The buyer, Southwestern Property Corp. was self-represented.

Chris Gerow, Gabe Ortega and Shelby Tworek negotiated the sale of 1.9 acres, representing both the seller, Ironwood Holdings, LLC, and the buyer, Mast Properties, LLC, for $550,000. The property is located at NEC of Broadway & Ironwood Road, Apache Junction, AZ.

 Mark Wilcke, Larson Wilcke and Dylan Whitwer negotiated the sale of 1.62 acres of industrial land, representing the seller, Camping Investments, LLC, for $480,000. The property is located at 947 W. Silverlake Road, Tucson, AZ. The buyer, Tucson Commercial Carpet Profit Sharing Plan, was represented by David Blanchette with NAI Horizon (Tucson).

Dylan Whitwer, Laurel Lewis and Kevin Higgins negotiated the sale of a1,931 SF retail space, representing both the seller, Argyle First Realty, LLC, and the buyer, Soular Holdings 1, LLC, for $463,440. The property is located at 10031 E. Dynamite Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ.

Lease Transactions:

Thomas Bean, CCIM, represented the tenant, FIT Electronics, Inc., in a 63-month office lease for 1,686 SF at 4001 E. Mountain Sky, Phoenix, AZ. The landlord, Burt E. Fugate, etc., was represented by Joe Vale & Tarryn Fountain with Cushman & Wakefield.

Troy Giammarco and Joe Pequeno represented the landlord, Creed Holdings, LLC, in a 28- month office lease for 2,000 SF at 18001 N. 79th Ave., Glendale, AZ. The tenant, VG & Associates Inc., was represented by Brielle Torel with The Plaza Companies.

Matt Harper, CCIM, represented the landlord, McClure’s Children Trust, LLC, in a 62-month retail lease for 2,060 SF at 2721 W. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ. The tenant, Olivia Soto, was self-represented.

Jay Mininberg represented the tenant, Brillian Network & Automation Integrated System AZ USA, LLC, in a 38.5-month lease for 2,179 SF at 7655 E. Gelding Road, Scottsdale, AZ. The landlord was represented by Mike Kitlica with Cushman & Wakefield.

Matt Harper, CCIM, represented the landlord, B & A, LLC, in a 42-month retail lease of 1,440 SF at 520 W. Union Hills Drive, Phoenix, AZ. The tenant, Santiago Jimenez Zaca, was self-represented.

Matt Harper, CCIM, and Thomas Bean, CCIM, represented the landlord, Achuidjian, LLC, in a 26-month office lease for 1,378 SF at 4616 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix, AZ. The tenant, Arizona Personal Injury Centers, LLC, was self-represented.

 Matt Harper, CCIM, represented the landlord, 1241 E. Broadway Plaza, LLC, in a 40-month retail lease at 1241 E. Broadway, Mesa, AZ 85204. The tenant, Crazy Hair Salon, was self-represented.

 Kevin Higgins represented the tenant, Diamond Travel, Inc., in a 25-month office lease for 555 SF at 4539 N. 22nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85016. The landlord, Biltmore 22, LLC, was represented by Chris Hunter with LevRose CRE.

About NAI Horizon

Exceptional global commercial real estate solutions begin with local market leadership and expertise. Established in 1992, NAI Horizon is a full-service commercial real estate company serving Arizona with offices located in Phoenix and Tucson. NAI Horizon is passionate about the commercial real estate business, providing Brokerage and Property Management Services for local, national and international clients. NAI Horizon is a member of the NAI Global commercial real estate network providing real estate solutions to more than 300 offices worldwide. For more information visit www.naihorizon.com.

About NAI Global

 Advisory Services, Leasing, Property Management, Property & Note Sales and Tenant Representation

NAI Global is a leading global commercial real estate brokerage firm. NAI Global offices are leaders in their local markets and work in unison to provide clients with exceptional solutions to their commercial real estate needs. NAI Global has more than 300 offices in 43 countries strategically located throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific, with 5,100 local market professionals, managing in excess of 1.1 billion square feet of property and facilities. Annually, NAI Global completes in excess of $20 billion in commercial real estate transactions and a gross revenue of $1.5 billion.

NAI Global professionals achieve extraordinary results for clients locally and globally through creativity, collaboration and the consistent delivery of exceptional knowledge and service that only market-leading firms can provide. NAI Global provides a full range of corporate real estate services, including brokerage and leasing, property and facilities management, real estate investment and capital market services, due diligence, global supply chain and logistics consulting and related advisory services.

To learn more visit www.naiglobal.com.

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Gateway Centre Business Park in Pinelles Park, Florida Closes on Sale of  18.6-acre of Industrial Parcel for $3.58M to South Carolina-based Developer

Gateway Centre Business Park in Pinelles Park, Florida Closes on Sale of 18.6-acre of Industrial Parcel for $3.58M to South Carolina-based Developer

New 110,700 sf facility to be built on the site, bringing an estimated 200 new jobs to the area.

 

Tampa, Florida (Sept. 22, 2022) – Land Advisors Organization’s Tampa Bay office announces the recent sale of an 18.6-acre parcel in the Gateway Centre Business Park in Pinellas Park. The parcel, which includes a retention pond, was sold for $3.58M to 28th Street North Industrial Properties, LLC, an entity owned by South-Carolina-based Johnson Development Associates and will be developed into a 110,700 square-foot industrial building.

Nancy Surak, a senior land advisor and managing broker for Land Advisors Organization’s Tampa Bay’s office, arranged the sale on behalf of the landowner Huntley Properties and Landholdings, LLC. The buyer was represented by David Freeman of Harrison Bennett Properties. The new facility, which is being built at the corner of 28th Street and MCI Drive, is expected to complete in 2023, and will create approximately 200 new jobs.

“The Pinellas Park area has become hub for many of the state’s largest employers in recent years and as the area’s population continues to grow we anticipate employers will continue to expand or locate within the region,” said Surak. “Since listing Gateway Centre Business Park’s seven vacant parcels in early 2020, just before the Covid pandemic began, interest has been growing from a variety of industries. In fact, we estimate that by 2025 the park will create more than 570 jobs with an annual payroll of over $25 million being generated from the four parcels that have already sold.”

This most recent sale in the nearly 65-acre Gateway Centre Business Park marks the fourth site within the park to be facilitated by Land Advisors Organization since December 2020. Parcels have also been purchased by Tavistock Development, which is built a 100k square-foot distribution facility that is slated to open later this year, bringing approximately 200 jobs; Everest Hospital, which is constructing a 100k square-foot physical rehabilitation hospital that is expected to open in 2023 and will bring approximately 100 medical jobs; and Polypack, which plans to expand its facilities with a 100k square-foot manufacturing development and special use facility that is slated to open in 2024, bringing an additional 70 new jobs to the area. There are three remaining parcels within the park available.

Nancy Surak specializes in providing land advisory services and land sales throughout the Metropolitan Tampa area for Land Advisors Organization. She recently celebrated a career milestone of closing on more than $275M in land sale transactions.

About Land Advisors Organization

Founded in 1987, Land Advisors Organization is the nation’s largest land brokerage firm specializing in providing deep market insights to landowners and purchasers for the most comprehensive and effective evaluation of land in markets across the country. By integrating current local market information with cutting-edge technology and geographically specialized professionals, Land Advisors Organization advises clients in identifying and capitalizing on valuable land opportunities in all economic environments. Land Advisors Organization serves landowners and purchasers from offices in Phoenix, Tucson, Casa Grande and Prescott, Arizona; Irvine, San Francisco, Century City, Pasadena, Roseville and San Diego, California; Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida; Austin, Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Boise, Idaho; Las Vegas, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Salt Lake City, Utah; Kansas City, Kansas; and Seattle, Washington. Stay connected with Land Advisors Organization on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

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Don Clark, P.E., celebrates 30 years of making an impact, mentoring at engineering firm Terracon

Don Clark, P.E., celebrates 30 years of making an impact, mentoring at engineering firm Terracon

    TEMPE, ARIZ. (Sept. 22, 2022) – Engineering consulting firm Terracon is proud to announce that Donald R. Clark P.E., a Senior Principal and Senior Consultant in the Phoenix office, is celebrating his 30th anniversary with the company and 50 years as a consultant.

Clark established Terracon’s Denver and Phoenix offices and has made a lasting impact on the company. He has also mentored many Terracon employees over the years both in Arizona and across the country.

His dedication and effort to Terracon has allowed not only the company to thrive, but the employees as well.

“Don Clark is not only one of the best geotechnical engineers in Terracon, but he is also one of the best and most well-respected geotechnical engineers in the country,” said Brent M. Borchers, Arizona Regional Manager for Terracon. “Don enjoys working with and is a great mentor to many young engineers throughout the company. Terracon is lucky to have such an amazing leader in our ranks and would not be the same without him.”

Terracon is an employee-owned multidiscipline consulting firm comprised of more than 5,000 curious minds focused on solving engineering and technical challenges from more than 175 locations nationwide.

Its talented employee-owners provide on-time and real-time data-driven insights to create an unmatched client experience that spans the lifecycle of any project, any size, anywhere.​

Terracon ranks 21st on the Engineering News-Record list of Top 500 Design Firms and is ranked No. 1 in Asbestos and Lead Abatement Design.

To learn more about Terracon visit www.terracon.com.

 

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Lucas Construction Group expands footprint with 5 senior healthcare projects in Arizona, Oregon

Lucas Construction Group expands footprint with 5 senior healthcare projects in Arizona, Oregon

     SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. (Sept. 21, 2022) – Lucas Construction Group recently opened an Arizona office, compiling a team of industry veterans with more than 125 years of combined experience and creating a new force in the region’s multi-family and senior healthcare construction sector.

Lucas Construction team staff members have delivered more than 6,500 multi-family units in Metro Phoenix over the past 20 years. It currently has an active trio of senior healthcare projects in Arizona and two additional projects in Oregon worth $70 million when completed.

With annual revenues expected to exceed $125 million, Lucas Construction Group is a diversified general contractor based in North Scottsdale.

Rick Rohde

“Our current focus is on serving Metro Phoenix owners and developers in delivering quality multi-unit projects including garden, podium, and wrap construction types,” said Rick Rohde, Lucas Construction Group Director of Construction. “With an experienced team including field staff, we welcome referrals and collaboration with larger general contractors with workforce challenges.”

Lucas Construction Group has active senior living construction projects in San Tan Valley, Payson, and Estrella (Goodyear). Additional projects are underway in Roseburg and Creswell, Oregon.

Lucas Construction Group is affiliated with Inspired Healthcare Capital, an established senior living private equity real estate company with more than $1 billion in healthcare real estate transactions, acquired, developed, and financed.

Additional partners include Cre8tive Architecture and NSite Development, which were established along with Lucas Construction Group to meet the constantly increasing demand for multi-unit and senior housing. Although each company is a separate entity operating independently, the ecosystem created by the partnership offers efficiencies in expediting client projects and feeds cross-marketing opportunities to continue growth.

Tenant improvements have begun on an additional 10,000 SF space in Kierland Corporate Center to accommodate the growth of its staff, which now totals 20. Inspired Healthcare Capital will remain in the 15,000 SF space the four companies currently occupy. Lucas Construction Group, Cre8tive, and NSite Development will relocate to adjacent space in the first quarter of 2023.

The company recently hired industry expert Jodi James, who possesses decades of experience in business development and marketing leadership, as Business Development Manager.

Jodi James

“We’re promoting the experience of the team. Our team, and Rick in particular, has built more than $1 billion in multi-family projects in the Phoenix area,” James said. “I’m thrilled to help drive efforts to develop Lucas Construction Group’s position in multi-family and senior healthcare construction and to reinforce its commitment to delivering quality projects on time and on budget.”

Lucas Construction is licensed in Arizona and Oregon with contracting licenses pending approval in Utah and Nevada.

“We implement pre-construction services early. We leverage our depth of experience to evaluate every aspect of a project to provide practical and efficient approaches to save time and ultimately reduce costs,” Rohde said. “That’s what has made Lucas Construction Group a leader in the industry.”

For more information visit lucasconstruction.com.

 

The Unstoppable Experience is a mindset of achieving success in business and in life; Nov. 5 it’s a live event at The Forum in Chandler

The Unstoppable Experience is a mindset of achieving success in business and in life; Nov. 5 it’s a live event at The Forum in Chandler

     GILBERT, ARIZ.  (Sept. 20, 2022) – Less than a year after launching a new company, you might say Corina Burton is now Unstoppable.

Unstoppable Media teaches people how to develop an unstoppable mindset and success in business and life. Founded in December 2021, Unstoppable features a podcast hosted by Burton, a Valley-based branding and marketing expert.

“We provide business/branding/marketing/sales mentoring and coaching programs. We teach how to build authentic brands using their stories and why in business, while scaling their growth and improving company culture by using their brand mission as the foundation,” said Burton, Unstoppable Media Owner/CEO. “We also have created journals, workbooks, 4 Pillars to Unstoppable Success, that are unique to the market to manifest and create your dreams into reality. The more a person feels fulfilled, the better their performance is professional.

“We are so much more than a service or product; we are here to make an impactful difference in our community, near and far. We believe Unstoppable is meant for anyone who wants to overcome their current circumstances, lack, and difficulties and put in the work necessary to succeed. Unstoppable was created to break stereotypes and glass ceilings we even create for ourselves with self-doubt and generational teachings that have held us back. With an aligned mindset and actionable goals, we believe that anyone can become unstoppable in life and business.”

Unstoppable Media is hosting an event titled “The Unstoppable Experience,” on November 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at The Forum, 2301 S. Stearman Drive, #4, in Chandler, Arizona. It is designed for anyone who is ready to level up, scale growth, say no to doubt, fear and achieve more personally and professionally, Burton said.

The theme is building an unstoppable foundation by breaking down barriers that can be overcome with the right mindset and achieving the success of abundance people desire in their professional lives, Burton said. Attendees will learn how successful business owners scale their companies, practices and proven strategies to overcome roadblocks, and improve profitable growth annually.

“The Unstoppable Experience speakers will be breaking down everything you really need to know about building wealth, abundance mindset, and ultimate happiness, in business and personal,” Burton said.

The keynote speaker is Weldon Long, a New York Times best-selling author | CEO | mindset and sales expert. Other speakers include Ken Patel, Founder | Chairman, EV Hotel and a Top 50 Worldwide Most Influential Leader; Ricardo Regalado, CEO | Founder, Route and Rozalado, Fund Latinos Founders, Inc.; Diana Muturia, Founder, Clyn, app developer; and Mai Vu, Co-Founder, Elevation Restoration.

“You will learn from our keynote speaker what happened in Weldon’s life and how he used those experiences to take his business from zero to $20 million in 5 years,” Burton said.

Speaker sessions will include the following topics: the power of consistency;

creating an authentic brand, how It can change your business foundation; change the narrative for sales, learn proven strategies for enhancing Growth; develop an unstoppable mindset in business and life and become powerful; how to jump into entrepreneurship; and learn how to grow from local brand to a national franchise.

“Your circumstances, difficulties, or lack do not define your future, what you choose and how to overcome them does,” Burton said. “So many of us want to just jump into changing our lives, our professional opportunities, companies and want to acquire financial abundance without doing the real work or we believe that personal trauma/wounds/negative beliefs are separate from business. The reality is, that is so far from the truth.

“Who we are in business is who we ultimately are personally. Heal the foundation of you and become unstoppable,” Burton said.

Register for the event here. Visit unstoppablemediallc.com for more information.

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‘Want to fly to space?’ Oct. 12 AZCREW Woman Icon event speaker Kiah Erlich has the right stuff

‘Want to fly to space?’ Oct. 12 AZCREW Woman Icon event speaker Kiah Erlich has the right stuff

     PHOENIX, ARIZ. (Sept. 20, 2022) – Kiah Erlich, Head of Astronaut Sales and Corporate Partnerships for Blue Origin, is the 2022 AZCREW Woman Icon Speaker. Her non-space industry translation says it all: “Want to fly to space? I’m the gal you want to talk to.”

AZCREW, the commercial real estate organization that exists to transform the industry by advancing women globally, presents its annual Woman Icon Speaker series Oct. 12 at Arizona Country Club, 5668 E. Orange Blossom Lane, in Phoenix.

As the first point of contact for future astronauts, Erlich leads Blue Origin’s Astronaut Sales team and corporate partnerships for all businesses across Blue Origin. She grew up on the Central Coast of California watching rocket launches out of Vandenberg Air Force Base. At 16 she started taking flying lessons and is a licensed pilot. Erlich continued flying in college where she earned a bachelor of science degree in Aviation Management from Auburn University and an MBA in Aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

What is it about space that intrigues us?

“I think it’s the unknown and the mystery behind it. It’s the freedom to dream and create anything you want,” Erlich said. “It’s infinite with no parameters, no ceilings, and no walls. It really lets your creative mind run loose. And we all love mystery. We did it as kids when we explored the beach, or went snorkeling in the ocean, or explored a forest. It’s the explorer in all of us.”

AZCREW’s October event begins with networking and a reception on the patio at 4:30 p.m. The presentation begins in the Arcadia room at 5:30 p.m. The event wraps up with networking and reception on the patio at 6:30 p.m.

Erlich began her career at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport where she worked for 1½ years as a graduate airport management intern. She has since spent most of her career in the aerospace industry having led multiple $300 million plus avionics and software businesses for Honeywell Aerospace including several acquisitions.

During her time at Honeywell, she was selected as one of the top 100 global millennial business leaders by Forbes 30 under 30 author Dan Schawbel and featured in his Washington Post bestseller Back to Human. Most recently she led the global sales team for Panasonic Avionics Corporation.

Three years ago, she was offered a once-in-lifetime opportunity to pivot her career and join the space industry as the Director of NASA sales for orbital launch. That non-space industry translation: “I sold rocket launches to the moon and beyond to NASA and civil government customers.”

Today Erlich is focused on finding Blue Origin’s future astronauts and corporate partners and working towards her company’s mission of millions of people living and working in space for the benefit of Earth. She is based in Phoenix.

Is affordable space travel something we will see in the near future?

“Space is relative when you’re talking about time. It’s different for people who work in space and folks who work in other industries,” she explained. “I compare it to the Golden Age of aviation. To fly coast-to-coast roundtrip in the true Golden Age would cost $4,000 in today’s money. The average cost to send an astronaut to the International Space Station varies anywhere from $50 million to $100 million.

“The key for access to commercial space travel is reusable rockets and sustainable fuels. Airline companies don’t throw away an airplane every time they fly it. Blue Origin was first to vertically re-land a rocket booster. It really caught on. Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket is 99 percent reusable and both New Shepard and New Glenn are designed to fly a minimum of 25 times. That is a lot for one rocket,” Erlich said.

Registration fee is $75 for members; $500 for a table of eight (person booking the table must be a member); $100 for non-members; and $700 for a non-member table of eight. Register here.

“AZCREW is proud to celebrate pioneers, like Kiah, who break down barriers in industries historically considered male-dominated. The future of commercial real estate is bright, both here and beyond the stars,” said AZCREW President Heather Skinner. 

About AZCREW:

AZCREW is the local affiliate of CREW Network. CREW Network is the premiere business network dedicated to transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally.  Membership offers unparalleled business development, leadership opportunities and networking both locally and globally with nearly 12,000 professionals in 75+ markets worldwide, representing all disciplines of commercial real estate. Learn more and apply for membership at arizonacrew.org.

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Sale of 2 land parcels adjacent to Firewheel Town Center paves way for nearly 600 multifamily units

Sale of 2 land parcels adjacent to Firewheel Town Center paves way for nearly 600 multifamily units

Land Advisors Organization’s Dallas-Fort Worth office facilitates the sale of 8.5 acres to Wood Partners, complementing prior sale of nearby 13.9 acres to Leon Capital Group, for new multifamily developments.

Dallas, Texas (September 12, 2022) – Long-time owners of two land parcels surrounding Firewheel Town Center completed the disposition of the second land tract, located at the NE quadrant of Firewheel Parkway and President George Bush Turnpike/SH-190 in the City of Garland, to Atlanta-based developer Wood Partners. Based on recent submittals to the city, Wood Partners plans to construct a Class A, 250-unit project on the site.

In December 2021, following a competitive marketing process, Land Advisors Organization facilitated the sale of the first tract of land, a +/-13.9-acre site located along SH-190, to Dallas-based developer Leon Capital Group which plans to construct a 344-unit luxury project. The two parcels, totaling nearly 22.5 acres, will yield approximately 600 multifamily units between the two projects. Both projects border a large greenbelt in Rowlett Creek and future residents will enjoy direct access to the City’s planned Firewheel Trail system.

“As one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan economies, Garland is a vibrant city with great leadership, quality schools and fantastic parks and open spaces,” said Austin Reilly with Land Advisors Organization. “The proposed Firewheel projects will bring needed residential units to the region and offer the added appeal of being only steps away from Firewheel Town Center.”

The parcels are located along Dallas-Fort Worth’s SH-190 corridor in Garland, Texas and adjacent to the popular, open-air, mixed-use Firewheel Town Center, a premier outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment destination in the Northeast Dallas area.

Austin Reilly with Land Advisors Organization’s Dallas-Fort Worth office represented the landowner in both transactions.

 About Land Advisors Organization

Founded in 1987, Land Advisors Organization is the nation’s largest land brokerage firm specializing in providing deep market insights to landowners and purchasers for the most comprehensive and effective evaluation of land in markets across the country. By integrating current local market information with cutting-edge technology and geographically specialized professionals, Land Advisors Organization advises clients in identifying and capitalizing on valuable land opportunities in all economic environments. Land Advisors Organization serves landowners and purchasers from offices in Phoenix, Tucson, Casa Grande and Prescott, Arizona; Irvine, San Francisco, Century City, Pasadena, Roseville and San Diego, California; Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa Bay, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Boise, Idaho; Las Vegas, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Austin, Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Kansas City, Kansas; and Seattle, Washington. Stay connected with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Sale of Glendale retail building, 2 parcels of land highlight deals facilitated by NAI Horizon agents

Sale of Glendale retail building, 2 parcels of land highlight deals facilitated by NAI Horizon agents

     PHOENIX, ARIZONA (Sept. 6, 2022) – The sale of a popular retail property in Glendale and the sale of parcels of land in Phoenix and Tempe highlighted recent deals closed by NAI Horizon professionals. The three deals totaled $5.89 million.

Sale Transactions:

Matt Harper, CCIM, negotiated the sale of a 30,040 SF retail building – Olive Crossing – representing both the seller, 43rd Ave, LLC, and the buyer, Arizona MSK, LLC, and Garvin Holdings, LLC, for $3.95 million. The property is located at 9250 N. 43rd Ave., Glendale, AZ.

Chris Gerow, Gabe Ortega and Shelby Tworek negotiated the sale of 5.95 acres, representing the seller, JEG Fit 43rd Ave. & I-10 Partners, LLC, for $1.6 million. The buyer, Southwestern Property Corp. was represented by Rachel Strolle with Capital Asset.

Jeff Adams negotiated the sale of 20,957 SF of industrial land, representing the buyer, Sepmar, LLC, for $340,000. The property is located at 1545 W. Drake Drive, Tempe, AZ. The seller, Tempe Ventures, LLC, was represented by Kevin O’Brien with Revelation Realty Group/eXp Realty.

Lease Transactions:

Isy Sonabend and Drew Eisen represented the landlord, VWP 48th Street Owner, LLC, in an 86-month industrial lease for 39,396 SF at 3232 S. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ. The tenant, Expeditors International of Washington, Inc., was represented by Andrew Mager with Fischer and Company.

Joe Pequeno and Troy Giammarco represented the tenant, Operation Finance Inc., in a 24-month office lease for 1,520 SF at 17505 N. 79th Ave., Phoenix, AZ. The landlord, Signature Services, was self-represented.

 Don Morrow and Dylan Whitwer represented the tenant, Great Horizons, LLC, in a 38-month office lease for 1,405 SF at 2400 W. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ. The landlord, Crescent 2400, LLC, was represented by Greg McMillan with Cushman & Wakefield.

Matt Harper, CCIM, represented the landlord, Ed Rapee Family Trust, in a 36-month retail lease for 1,400 SF at 515 E. Camelback Road. The tenant, Vickz Kickz, LLC, was self-represented.

Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek and Gabe Ortega represented the landlord, The Weigel Family Legacy Trust, in a 4-month retail lease for 16,170 SF at 3153 N. Stockton Hill Road. The tenant, Spirit Halloween Superstores, LLC, was represented by Johnny Meins with ReMAX Prestige Properties.

Joe Pequeno and Troy Giammarco represented the tenant, Operation Finance Inc., in a 5-month office lease for 1,520 SF at 17505 N. 79th Avenue, Glendale, AZ. The landlord, Balfour Beatty Communities, LLC, was represented by Andrew Cheney with Lee & Associates.

About NAI Horizon

Exceptional global commercial real estate solutions begin with local market leadership and expertise. Established in 1992, NAI Horizon is a full-service commercial real estate company serving Arizona with offices located in Phoenix and Tucson. NAI Horizon is passionate about the commercial real estate business, providing Brokerage and Property Management Services for local, national and international clients. NAI Horizon is a member of the NAI Global commercial real estate network providing real estate solutions to more than 300 offices worldwide. For more information visit www.naihorizon.com.

About NAI Global

Advisory Services, Leasing, Property Management, Property & Note Sales and Tenant Representation

NAI Global is a leading global commercial real estate brokerage firm. NAI Global offices are leaders in their local markets and work in unison to provide clients with exceptional solutions to their commercial real estate needs. NAI Global has more than 300 offices in 43 countries strategically located throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific, with 5,100 local market professionals, managing in excess of 1.1 billion square feet of property and facilities. Annually, NAI Global completes in excess of $20 billion in commercial real estate transactions and a gross revenue of $1.5 billion.

NAI Global professionals achieve extraordinary results for clients locally and globally through creativity, collaboration and the consistent delivery of exceptional knowledge and service that only market-leading firms can provide. NAI Global provides a full range of corporate real estate services, including brokerage and leasing, property and facilities management, real estate investment and capital market services, due diligence, global supply chain and logistics consulting and related advisory services.

To learn more visit www.naiglobal.com.

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