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A Conversation with Charles “Hos” Hoskins Former Maricopa County Treasurer

Industry News, Publisher's Letter

Tricia Covert Publisher, Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business   Over the past couple of years, I’ve had the pleasure to work with the former Maricopa County Treasurer, “Hos” Hoskins, to outline annual tax lien auction information for our readers. As of January 1, 2017, Hos begins his retirement journey and Deputy Treasurer, Royce… Read more

Today’s Business Focus: Education and Communication

Industry News

Tina Lapp President, Hondros College of Business 2016-2017 President, Real Estate Educators Association (REEA)   Real estate has always been a dynamic, ever-changing industry essentially due to the primary drivers that navigate its direction: U.S. and state-level economics combined with the trends of population groups. Over the past two decades, the speed of change in… Read more

2017 Commercial Real Estate Outlook

Commercial Corner

Bob Mulhern Managing Director, Colliers International NAIOP Board Member   The Greater Phoenix commercial real estate market is forecast to record another year of steady growth in 2017. This is a sign of the evolution of Greater Phoenix from a “boom and bust” culture to a more mature, stable market. Part of this transformation has… Read more

The 2017 Direction of Design

Industry News, Special Interest

Ben Meyer Director, Commercial Architecture and Design 3rd story   With the election of a new U.S. president and the UK set to leave the European Union, 2017 looks to be a year of change laced with a degree of uncertainty on how these historic political events will affect the real estate industry. I arrived… Read more

Construction Industry Update

Industry News

Jeff Fleetham Director, Registrar of Contractors   In the state of Arizona, real estate agents are licensed to better protect the public; the same holds true for contractors. An individual working unlicensed as a real estate agent negatively impacts the livelihood of licensed agents, posing untold financial and safety risks for the public. Similarly, construction… Read more

Words from Jenn Daniels, Mayor of Gilbert

Industry News, Local

Jenn Daniels Gilbert Mayor   Did you know in 2016, Gilbert was named the “Top Boom Town in America” by Gilbert is shedding the image of a bedroom community and is becoming a vibrant, attractive destination in the East Valley for residents, visitors and businesses as well. Currently, the vacancy rate for Gilbert’s 26.6… Read more

Eliminate or Reduce Arizona and IRS taxes

Industry News

Lin Leclair, EA President, National Association of Tax Professionals, Arizona Chapter   Two new tax laws signed into legislation in 2016 by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey increased and expanded Arizona’s “dollar for dollar” tax credits. This allows many Arizona residents to significantly reduce or even eliminate the normal income taxes that they would pay to… Read more

Civil Remedies and the Commercial Lease

Laying Down the Law

Christopher J. Charles, Esq. Founder, Provident Law   Just like the ancient feudal lords, commercial landlords today have considerable rights and remedies if a tenant defaults. Two chief examples include the non-judicial lockout and pre-judgment provisional remedies. Fortunately, provisional remedies are rarely needed because the mere threat of enforcement generally accomplishes the landlord’s goals. Commercial… Read more

2017: Phoenix Market Leads the Nation

Market Update, National

Jonathan Smoke Chief Economist,   Despite a more moderate housing market overall in 2017, strong local economies and population growth will continue to fuel the nation’s top markets. The® 2017 top 10 housing markets based on price and sales gains are: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Calif. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Mass.-N.H. Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, Calif. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario,… Read more

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