Arizona firm hires 6 lawyers, boosting attorney total to 88

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC has announced the addition of six attorneys, expanding the firm to 88 lawyers. As Of Counsel at the firm, Christopher Stuart focuses his practice on complex commercial and mass tort litigation, according to a release. He has more than 20 years of litigation experience in cases involving bank collapses, industrial […]

Female Valley leaders headline November luncheon

Four executive women leaders in predominantly male-dominated industries will share their stories of how they rose to their positions as part of November’s AZCREW and YWCA joint lunch. The event will feature panelists: Phoenix Police Chief, Jeri L. Williams; CBRE Managing Director of Advisory and Transaction Services, Cathy Teeter; and The Weitz Company General Manager, […]

‘2017 Prospector of the Year’ Vicente Cantua leverages multifamily sale in Phoenix

Another multifamily sale is in the books for Vicente Cantua of SVN Desert Commercial Advisors. SVN Desert Commercial Advisors named Mr. Cantua the 2017 Prospector of the Year for demonstrating his tenacity in building his business throughout the year, according to a release. He and his real estate partner, Carrick Sears, also received Deal of […]

Retail team joins Kidder Mathews’ Phoenix office

The retail brokerage team of Chuck Wells, Trask Switzenberg, Darrell DeShaw and Justin DiBiase has joined Kidder Mathews’ Phoenix office. Prior to Kidder Mathews, the team was with Advisors Commercial Real Estate in Phoenix. Mr. Wells is a 30-year industry veteran and “is recognized as one of Arizona’s leading tenant representation brokers,” according to a […]

Rott n’ Grapes opens 2nd location, introduces speakeasy

Downtown Phoenix has added another wine bar and restaurant to the mix of eateries in the Roosevelt Row Arts District. Keith Shanks and wife Patty Gii recently opened their second location of Rott n’ Grapes RoRo in the Gold Spot building, 1001 N. 3rd Ave. The 3,076-square-foot property also includes a below-ground speakeasy in a 100-year-old […]

Digital music program at Gateway Academy in Phoenix

Gateway Academy, 3939 E. Shea Blvd. in Phoenix, is attracting students not just from Arizona, but from across the country. Nearly one-third of the student body is the result of families relocating their children to attend Phoenix’s Gateway Academy, according to a release. That’s because Gateway Academy, which specializes in the education of students with […]

First Place–Phoenix ushers in a new era of housing for special needs populations

First Place AZ, a Phoenix nonprofit combining apartments, a residential training program and a global leadership institute, is ushering in a new era of housing options for special populations. The 81,000-square-foot, $15.4 million First Place–Phoenix, designed for adults with autism and other different abilities, recently held its official opening ceremony with local dignitaries, business leaders […]

Industry veteran joins new division of Velocity Retail Group

Velocity Retail Group has named Mark Villalpando as senior vice president and designated broker of the firm’s new management services division. The division will work with new and existing clients “to maximize property value and investment returns,” according to a release. Mr. Villalpando also will be the senior vice president of development for Accelerated Development […]

Arizona artist Merrill Mahaffey to be honored by Shemer Art Center

Members of the art community with gather at Phoenix’s Shemer Art Center on Friday, Nov. 16, to recognize Arizona artist Merrill Mahaffey at its Shemer Honors event. Each year the board of directors of the Shemer Art Center and Museum Association, Inc. honors an Arizona artist who has achieved great success in his or her […]

Advocating for Arizona’s children in foster care: Becoming a voice for voiceless children

Summer has come to an end, and children are going back to school. It’s a time of excitement and uncertainty for kids of all ages, but for children in foster care it can be frightening and disorienting. In most cases, foster children have been abused or neglected by their parents or guardians. Whatever the circumstances, […]