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Within one month of its completion, developer LPC Desert West has completed the sale of the 1.25 million-square-foot Park 303 Phase I in Glendale to BentallGreenOak, a global real estate investment management adviser and real estate services provider. 

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Justin Ruggieri will represent the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise as its new general counsel, according to Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment.

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Our local real estate market typically cools off going into fall — much more than our weather. And while we are seeing some numbers starting to change slightly like autumn leaves, there is no strong indication that we will see a significant drop anytime soon.

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EōS Fitness is celebrating its seventh year by building on its commitment to make fitness inclusive and accessible to all with a new companywide, long-term partnership with the Challenged Athletes Foundation.

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Inc. magazine revealed that Avana Companies, a family of lending and asset management platforms, has made it to its annual Inc. 5000 list out of 7 million companies.

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Twenty-six years after opening Kimberly Ann’s Tea Room, Mae Collins sold it last year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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The Glendale Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to provide parking benefits to businesses that are members of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce.

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Globally recognized mattress manufacturer MLILY has committed to a 1.25 million-square-foot lease at Glendale 303 (G303). The lease fills a just-completed, 569,520-square-foot industrial building and initiates an expansion of G303 to fulfill the tenant’s larger, single-building lease requirement.

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Marcus & Millichap, a commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in investment sales, financing, research and advisory services, announced the sale of Granity Manor, a 42-unit apartment property in Glendale. 

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The Glendale Chamber of Commerce recently formed an education committee to help create dialog around developing a required skill set as employers continue to struggle in their quest for qualified employees. 

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Kristen Childers, store manager at Fry’s Food Stores in Glendale, has been recognized as one of 2021’s “Top Women in Grocery” by Progressive Grocer magazine, a national food retailer publication. 

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Maryland-based Realterm Logistics acquired a 75,000-square-foot warehouse at 10950 W. Northview Avenue in Glendale. The building sits on 6.4 acres and has a combination of 14 dock-high and ground-level doors.  

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Tesla Inc. is building a 30,000-square-foot service center in Glendale at Westgate Entertainment District. 

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A medical office building on the Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital campus is seeing significant new leasing activity after key improvements were made to the property

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Glendale Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Robert W. Heidt Jr. has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives to participate in a leadership development opportunity with nine other chamber of commerce professionals from throughout the United States.

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Marcus & Millichap, a commercial real estate brokerage firm, helped arrange the sale of 2.44 acres of land in Glendale for $550,000, according to Ryan Sarbinoff, regional manager of the firm’s Phoenix office.

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For the fifth consecutive year, Delta Dental of Arizona earned the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program Gold Award for its implementation of evidence-based health initiatives to improve the well-being of its employees, employees’ families and communities. 

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UPS expects to hire over 200 employees in the Valley. 

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The Arizona Coyotes Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Sharecare are launching a small business spotlight that will highlight five Arizona-based small businesses during the 2021-22 NHL season. 

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Freedom Financial Funds recently closed a bridge loan for $8.78 million to fund the acquisition and repositioning of an 81,000-square-foot neighborhood shopping center in Glendale.

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The Black Box, a quarterly subscription service that provides a direct path to Black-owned business, has partnered with EPIX for the launch of the second season of “Godfather of Harlem,” which premiered April 18.

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Daum Commercial Real Estate Services recently directed the acquisition of a 9,500-square-foot industrial property in Glendale on behalf of the buyer, American Roofing & Waterproofing.

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Glen91, a 296-unit, gated luxury apartment complex, broke ground on a 10-acre parcel along Glendale Avenue between 91st and 89th avenues in Glendale.

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Menke Funeral & Cremation Center has been accepted for membership in the Order of the Golden Rule, a trade association representing hundreds of independently owned and operated funeral homes around the world.

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The 70-year-old California-based ice cream and burger franchise Fosters Freeze is coming to Glendale.

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The family-owned and -operated business Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair is celebrating its 30th year in business, and CEO Howard Fleischmann is doing so by donating to a local animal shelter.

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Fast-casual chain Portillo’s will host a grand opening for its new Glendale restaurant, in front of Arrowhead Towne Center, on April 27.