Yearly Archives: 2014

Consumer Alert: Attorney General Horne Warns Consumers About Super Bowl Rental Scams

Attorney General Tom Horne and Real Estate Commissioner Judy Lowe are today warning consumers to be cautious of businesses who say they can help you earn money by renting your home during the 2015 Super Bowl game

Chandler Airport Development Gets City OK for General Industrial Park

Last Thursday, October 23, the Chandler City Council approved the Planned Area Development (PAD) zoning request and site plan approval for Chandler Airport Center, a general industrial park at the SWC of Germann and Cooper Roads in Chandler.

Kirkpatrick announces $2.9 million TIGER grant for Hopi Tribe

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., is pleased to announce that the Hopi Tribe will receive a $2.9 million grant to fund a transportation and infrastructure project for tribal roadways

Lee & Associates Brokers 10-Year +, 109,060 SF Lease at Canal Crossing

A leading auto aftermarket company has signed a 10-year + lease for 109,060 SF at Canal Crossing Logistics Center at 5670 S. 32nd St. in Phoenix. The project is currently under construction.

Local Company Signs 3-Year, 42,000 SF Lease for Chandler Warehouse Space

An Arizona-based company signed a 36-month lease for 42,000 SF at the Gold Canyon Candles Building at 6205 S. Arizona Ave. in Chandler.

Scottsdale’s Upscale Lincoln Plaza Shopping Center Sells for $25 Million

Lincoln Plaza Shopping Center, located on the SWC of Scottsdale Rd. and Lincoln Dr. in Scottsdale, was sold to an investment group for $25 million or $330 per SF. AJ’s Fine Foods supermarket anchors this premier retail center that is poised for future redevelopment

Attorney General Horne Files Lawsuit In Joint Federal-State Mortgage Rescue Fraud Sweep

Attorney General Tom Horne today filed a lawsuit against Brent Randall Phillips, an Arizona-licensed attorney, and Phillips Law Center, P.L.C. d/b/a Randall Law Group, a California-based law firm, for allegedly participating in a deceptive mortgage rescue or loan modification scheme

Attorney General Tom Horne Awards “Housing Opportunity for Service Disabled Veterans” Program Contracts From...

Attorney General Tom Horne today announced the award of over $2.5 million to fund loans to veterans with service-connected disabilities for accessibility and related improvements to their homes. The “Housing Opportunity for Service Disabled Veterans” program is funded by the national mortgage settlement reached with the nation’s five largest mortgage loan servicers (Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo).

Support Grows to Defund HUD Racial Housing Quotas

Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) announced his plans to introduce a companion amendment that would prohibit the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from implementing its proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule.

2nd Kirkpatrick bill signed into law this session

On Saturday, the president signed into a law a bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., to correct a decades-old land-survey error that placed private properties inside the boundaries of U.S. Forest Service property. This is Kirkpatrick’s second piece of legislation to become law in the 113th Congress. At the end of 2013, her VA backlog legislation became law as an amendment to the Defense reauthorization bill.

Senate passes Kirkpatrick-Gosar bill to help Coconino County property owners

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., released the following statement in response to last night’s U.S. Senate passage by unanimous consent of her bill, H.R. 862, the Coconino National Forest Land Conveyance Act

Attorney General Tom Horne Obtains Indictment Against Maricopa Real Estate Owner

After an audit by the Arizona Department of Real Estate (ADRE) of Maricopa Properties, LLC revealed a shortage in the company’s statutorily mandated trust account, Attorney General Tom Horne obtained an indictment against owner Dawn Anderson. Maricopa Properties is a property management company based in the City of Maricopa, Arizona. Anderson has been charged with theft, forgery, and fraud schemes and practices

Attorney General Tom Horne Awards Job Training Grants From National Mortgage Settlement Funds

Attorney General Tom Horne today announced the award of over $600,000 to fund job training and employment search services programs for individuals impacted by foreclosure. These programs are funded by the national mortgage settlement reached with the nation’s five largest mortgage loan servicers (Ally/GMAC, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo). The Attorney General’s Office bargained hard to the last minute, and bought $2 billion into Arizona from this settlement, to keep people in their homes and help the Arizona economy

Westwood Financial Corp. Announces Improvements At North Park Plaza Shopping Center

Westwood Financial Corp., a national owner-operator of shopping centers, has completed the remodel of North Park Plaza shopping center, located at 5020 W. Osborn Rd., in Phoenix.

Lee & Associates Negotiates $24.8 Million Sale of Tucson Shopping Center

TUCSON, Ariz. - January 17, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lee & Associates Arizona negotiated the $24.8 million sale of the River Center, a 117,563-square-foot shopping center that is anchored by Whole Foods and Petco. Located at 555 East River Road in Tucson, the sale of the center posted a cap rate of 5.5 percent.

Kirkpatrick fights for rural counties, introduces bill to permanently fund critical PILT program

WASHINGTON - January 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., today introduced legislation to permanently authorize the Payment-in-Lieu-of-Taxes (PILT) program, which is critical to rural counties that suffer losses in property taxes due to nontaxable federal land within their jurisdictions. PILT was not included in the FY14 Omnibus Funding bill.

Grijalva Highlights $600 Million in Newly Available Funding to Help Homeless and Low Income...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today highlighted $600 million in newly available grants being offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce and hopefully eliminate veteran homelessness across the country. The department is offering $300 million in fiscal year 2014 and $300 million in fiscal year 2015 in nationally competitive bid offers.


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