AZCREW names Jennifer Cranston as 2019 president

AZCREW, an organization for senior-level executive women in the metro Phoenix commercial real estate field, has named Jennifer Cranston, a shareholder of Gallagher and Kennedy, as its president for 2019. Other officers for 2019 include Cindy Winters, Eagle Commercial Realty Services, past president; Dana McDonald, North American Title Company, membership; Lorna Banister, Ballard Spahr, sponsorship; […]

Coffee collaboration supports Phoenix Zoo jaguar research

The return of a collaboration from Press Coffee and the Phoenix Zoo will help endangered jaguars. The first certified Jaguar-Friendly coffee in the U.S., according to a press release, Pura Vida is sourced from the Finca Las Alturas in Costa Rica with the help of the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation, which operates the Phoenix […]

Paradise Valley clinic hires bilingual occupational therapist

Ally Pediatric Therapy, an autism and childhood disorder treatment clinic, has added occupational therapist Maritza Tafur to its staff of certified specialists. Ms. Tafur is a bilingual occupational therapist who has worked with children and adults on the autism spectrum for more than 13 years. She joins Ally while in the process of obtaining her […]

Firm earns accreditation for home-watch services that include Paradise Valley

Home Watch of Arizona has earned accreditation from the National Home Watch Association for the fifth year. The NHWA was formed in 2009 “in order to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for Home Watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and Canada,” according to a release. Home Watch of Arizona serves Paradise […]

Five philanthropic partners to invest in Valley Leadership program

Valley Leadership announced five local philanthropic partners have collectively agreed to invest in the organization’s Pivot Toward Impact. Pivot Toward Impact is a strategic change that shifts the focus from a leadership program that individuals start and finish to developing a leadership culture within Arizona that seeks to impact long-term issues. The five partners, according […]

Nichole Wilk joins Anti-Defamation League board of directors

Nichole Wilk, an attorney at the Phoenix law firm of Jaburg Wilk, was recently named to the board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League Arizona. The Arizona regional office of ADL was established in 1983, according to a release. They are one of the premier civil rights, human relations organizations in the state and provide […]

Patterson affiliates with Biltmore-Paradise Valley Office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Dawn Patterson has associated with the Biltmore-Paradise Valley office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as an affiliate agent. “My experience in technology project management informed my skills in communication, guidance, negotiation and process management. All of which I believe are valuable in the home selling and buying process,” Ms. Patterson said in a prepared statement. […]

Zen Senior Living in north Phoenix sold

Cushman and Wakefield recently completed the sale of Zen Senior Living, 11645 N. 25th Place in Phoenix. Investment Concepts, Inc. of Orange County, Calif. purchased the property from FPA5 Paradise Village, LLC, which San Francisco-based FPA Multifamily formed, for $11.95 million. Executive Managing Director Jim Crews from the Cushman and Wakefield Phoenix office represented the […]

Local Realtor achieves NAR Green Designation

Erin Newman with Erin Newman Fine Homes, My Home Group, has been awarded the National Association of REALTORS’s Green Designation. Ms. Newman achieved the designation after completing topic-specific course work designed specifically for REALTORS, according to a release. “The designation courses were created in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of industry experts from across the […]

Local law firm supports Dress for Success, collects professional clothing

The law firm of Jaburg Wilk was pleased to be the Golden Ticket Sponsor at Dress for Success Phoenix’s recent 10th Annual Suit for the Stars Gala. Simultaneously, Jaburg Wilk hosted a clothing donation drive and collected more than 70 pieces of professional clothing including suits, dresses, jackets and handbags, according to a press release. […]