True North Studio purchases downtown Phoenix property

True North Studio has purchased the building at 1001 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. “This is a marquee building for the Central Avenue corridor and a true gateway into the Roosevelt Row Arts District, the downtown core, historic residential neighborhoods and cultural venues around Hance Park,” stated Jonathon Vento, founder and principal developer of True North […]

Food for the Hungry names new financial officer

Food for the Hungry has hired Keith Cowan as the nonprofit’s chief financial officer. Mr. Cowan has more than 30 years of finance experience, working with PwC, Honeywell International, AAA Arizona and most recently the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, according to a release. “During his more than 11 years at AAA Arizona, (Mr.) Cowan […]

Town Council begins deliberations on Sanctuary resort SUP amendment

A first-blush conversation regarding proposed updates to a single portion of Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa sent the Paradise Valley Town Council down a long road of discussion. On Jan. 24, Town Council took the beginning steps in ironing out a statement of direction to the Planning Commission regarding an intermediate Special Use Permit […]

NAI Horizon promotes retail specialist to vice president

NAI Horizon, a commercial real estate company, has promoted Matt Harper to vice president. In 2018, Mr. Harper led NAI Horizon brokers with the most transactions by an individual, 63 (worth $28.8 million), according to a release. Mr. Harper, who is designated a Certified Commercial Investment Member, ranked ninth among the top 10 producers for […]

Pigtails Cocktail Bar opens at Desert Ridge Marketplace

Pigtails Cocktail Bar has opened its first location at Desert Ridge Marketplace. The speakeasy-style craft cocktail concept is next to The Whining Pig Beer & Wine Bar, which opened in November. “This elevated speakeasy perfectly aligns with the evolution of Desert Ridge Marketplace and our commitment to provide unique concepts to the North Valley community,” […]

Law firm expands to 89 attorneys with 2 new associates

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC has announced the addition of two associates, Stephen Best and Andrea Logue, expanding the firm to 89 lawyers. Mr. Best represents construction companies, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in claims involving construction defects and other general civil litigation matters. Before joining JSH, he gained legal experience by working at a […]

Attorney lists Paradise Valley home for $6.9 million

Arizona personal injury lawyer Glen Lerner has listed his 10,000-square-foot Paradise Valley home for $6.9 million. “This property is built for both family and entertaining with outdoor living spaces that are almost without compare,” stated Jonathan Friedland of The Joffe Group and the co-listing agent of the property. The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom split floor plan home […]

Marks joins Biltmore-PV Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office

Mary Helen Marks has associated with the Biltmore-Paradise Valley office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. An affiliate agent, according to a press release, she joins the office with 21 years of real estate experience. “I am an Arizona native with more than 20 years combined experience in appraisal and real estate,” said Ms. Marks in […]

Crown Realty acquires developer rights to Phoenix’s Desert Ridge community

Crown Realty and Development, a California-developer behind significant projects in Arizona, has closed on 96.5 acres and acquired the “Master Developer” rights in north Phoenix’s Desert Ridge master planned community. The property and rights have been the subject of active litigation and bankruptcy for a decade, according to a press release. Crown now plans to […]

Ballet Arizona hires two new board members

Ballet Arizona recently announced the appointment of two new members to its board — Sarah Kist and Michael Bolar. Ms. Kist, general manager of fossil engineering at Arizona Public Service, and Mr. Bolar, chief investment officer and senior portfolio manager at Stoker Ostler, will aim to preserve Ballet Arizona’s legacy and plan for the organization’s […]