• Arizona market in its third year of being promoted at MIPIM, the world’s property market conference

    The Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® to showcase area markets at conference in Cannes, France, March 13-16, 2018. SCOTTSDALE (December 28, 2017) – MIPIM, the world’s leading global real estate market, business conference and networking event, will welcome the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) to its 2018 event in Cannes, France. SAAR will be […]

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  • Recap of local market assessment for Region XI, Arizona interest

    Global interest is sparked in Arizona as well as Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. In an assessment of these local markets, the National Association of REALTORS® examines ways to help cultivate global business. The recent publication (hard copy and online) reviews case studies, which offered details that can be applied to any market. […]

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  • Arizona market to be promoted at MIPIM, the world’s property market conference

    SCOTTSDALE (March 13, 2017) – MIPIM, the world’s leading global real estate market, business conference and networking event, will welcome the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) to its 2017 event in Cannes, France. SAAR will be part of the growing USA pavilion, hosted by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the United States’ largest […]

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  • IREM / CCIM annual economic forecast proved enlightening to attendees

    This past Friday (Jan. 20), senior staff from the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® had the opportunity to attend the 10th annual IREM/CCIM Economic Forecast event at the Arizona Biltmore. On a day when the Valley was inundated with remarkable, pristine automobiles being showcased at various luxury car shows/auctions–including the one at the Biltmore–many in the real estate industry found more […]

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  • Scottsdale, Arizona highlighted in MIPIM international conference

    MIPIM 2016 has wrapped up with Arizona receiving unparalleled exposure on the world stage!    MIPIM is the largest international commercial real estate and investment conference in the world.  It has been globally recognized for the past 26 years.  It is the one place which you can have direct access to investors, developers, brokers, engineers, […]

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    New money laundering and terrorist financing concerns

    Luxury Housing and Commercial Real Estate transactions are drawing federal attention!  This is thanks to the rate of $1 million and up cash deals going on in these markets.  Cash transaction are perfect targets for money laundering and means for terrorist financing, as identified by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) at the Treasury Department. […]

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  • Feedback needed from Commercial agents

    SAAR Commercial Real Estate Agents, As the Government Affairs Director for the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS® (SAAR) and committee member for the 2016 NAR Commercial Legislative & Regulatory Advisory Board, I am reaching out to you in need of some feedback on a commercial real estate (CRE) issue that is being raised by banking […]

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  • Legislation passed benefiting Commercial Real Estate

    Congress passed sweeping legislation on December 18, 2015, that puts an end to many of the stop-gap funding measures known as “Continuing Resolutions,” an Omnibus appropriations bill and a tax extenders package.  This more than two-thousand pages of legislation has given Commercial Real Estate some major wins.  The President is expected to sign this into […]

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  • Commercial Realtors® represent Arizona at large international conference

    The Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR) is pleased to be showcasing commercial real estate development projects from Arizona on the international stage. Headed up by Peggy Neely and Tooraj Bakhtiari, the group will be taking proposed development projects and investment opportunities in Scottsdale, the Phoenix metropolitan area, and Arizona as a whole, to the […]

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  • We’re taking Arizona to France!

    SAAR Commercial has been able to secure one of the highly coveted spots within the US Pavilion for the upcoming 2016 MIPIM International Real Estate Conference.  We will be showcasing a limited number of Arizona-specific projects to a group of over 4,500 international investors, and networking with over 50,000 commercial real estate professionals at this […]

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  • Highlights from the 2015 Commercial Member Profile

    According to the 2015 Commercial Member Profile from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), commercial real estate markets are improving. In addition, commercial real estate professionals are reporting an increase in annual gross income. “When it comes to leasing transactions, the report tells us that the more years of experience an agent or broker has […]

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  • Arizona employment growth, multi-family updates & more from the commercial summit

    If you were unable to attend the 3rd Annual Commercial Real Estate Summit on April 16th, you have NO idea what you missed out on!  For those of you who did attend, how many of you were blown away with all of the information that was provided?  And of course we had saved the best for last; […]

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  • Scottsdale multifamily update Q3 2014

    New Apartment Construction Across the Valley, at the end of Q3, there were 33 projects under construction totaling 9,089 apartments and an additional 61 possible projects totaling 14,148 apartments in the pipeline from initial rezoning to final permitting.  Scottsdale represents 33.7% (3,062u) of the apartments under construction and 22.3% (3,156u) of the possible additional apartments […]

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  • Scottsdale new apartment construction update – Q2 2014

    Across the Valley, at the end of Q2, there were 28 projects under construction totaling 7,494 apartments and an additional 67 possible projects totaling 15,950 apartments in the pipeline from initial rezoning to final permitting.  Scottsdale represents 24.6% (1,842 u) of the apartments under construction and 25.8% (4,116 u) of the possible additional apartments in […]

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  • Valley office update for June 2014

    The Greater Phoenix office market is on a bit of an upswing, with vacancies trending lower, rents inching higher and businesses adding workers. The market still faces challenges, chief among them a vacancy rate that remains among the highest of the major metro areas in the country, but conditions are heading in a positive direction. […]

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  • 10 ways to sell your business at the highest price

    Takeaway: Evaluate your company through the eyes of a buyer. Master these ten value drivers and sell at the higher range of the multiples normally associated with your industry. Business Value — What Drives It? A valuation is not about determining what a company is worth in the current owner’s hands, it is about the […]

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  • Multifamily new construction update for Scottsdale

    It’s not about being close to work, it’s about a life-style.  At least that’s what many apartment developers are counting on – especially in “south Scottsdale”, including “Old Town”.  Scottsdale defies tradition.  Developers typically build apartments in areas where jobs exist or are being created.  While there are some jobs, most of the new apartments […]

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