Alvey: As times change cities, shopping centers need to work more closely together

As more shopping goes online the dynamic continues to have profound impacts for Arizona cities and towns. That’s because the tax structure in this state means local sales tax revenue is the most critical source for funding community needs, parks, police and fire protection. So as shopping center and automobile sales become impacted, two huge […]

‘Retail Evolution’ to be topic of AAED luncheon

The Arizona Association for Economic Development is hosting a Sept. 12 luncheon featuring SmithGroupJJR Design Principal John Tran, to discuss trends in the retail sector. The topic, “Retail Evolution: Planning for Trends Driving Change,” will be presented by Mr. Tran, who will share the national trends occurring in retail, how they affect commercial real estate, […]