Commercial Real Estate & Business News – September 2, 2014

Western Multifamily Permits Climb in July

Western multifamily building permits echoed increases in overall residential permitting and climbed 27.7 percent in July over June. The increase to 106K permits topped last year?s 104K, and halts a three-month skid… Read more »

The New American Dream Is Living in a City, Not Owning a House in the Suburbs

The latest housing numbers reflect an uptick in Americans abandoning their white-picket fences and two-car garages for a sky-high abode with a downtown view, but the question is how long the shift away from suburbia will last.. Read more »

Manufacturers Find Business-Friendly Environment In Arizona

Gov. Jan Brewer has done a lot to make Arizona more competitive for manufacturing, economic development leaders say. ?The repeal of the energy sales tax on gas and electricity is very big for us,? says Mark Dobbins, co-chairman of the Arizona Manufacturing Partnership at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. ?We have a business friendly reputation and this change makes a big difference in our attractiveness to manufacturing”… Read more »

Chandler Council Set to Vote on Fate of ?Elevation?

The long-awaited demise of the Elevation Chandler building is now entering its final stages. Final development agreements about the project are on the agenda for the Sept. 8 Chandler City Council. The six-story tension steel skeleton will be down near the end of the year if all is approved… Read more »

Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes to Enter Arizona Market

Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes plans to enter the Phoenix market with five restaurants over the next two years that would employ nearly 200 people. Founded in 2007, the company has 67 restaurants in 15 states and five countries, with continued growth plans within the $72 billion better burger industry… Read more »