October 1, 2014

Molly Busch has joined the Capital Markets group of commercial real estate firm CBRE Group Inc. in Phoenix.

September 23, 2014

Ross Dress for Less will open a new store in Arizona on Oct. 11. The store is located in the Maryvale Plaza Shopping Center in Phoenix.

September 8, 2014

Nearly all Americans (96%) are coupon users, according to the latest edition of the Shoppers Trend Report conducted in conjunction with The Omnibus Company.

August 27, 2014

For the first time in eight decades of publishing, Chain Store Age has compiled a list of the nation’s top retail real estate brokers, ranking them based on number of retail transactions in 2013, dollar amount of those transactions and, just as importantly, reputation in the industry. From hundreds of nominations collected from retailers and brokerage houses earlier in the summer, we have selected 15 as our debut “power brokers” list.

July 30, 2014

CBRE Group, Inc. announced that Geoffrey Harris has joined the firm’s Capital Markets’ Debt and Structured Finance team as senior VP.

July 16, 2014

X Team International announced that partner Velocity Retail Group has completed deals with Goodwill of Central Arizona and six other retailers in the metropolitan Phoenix market.

July 11, 2014

Smoking Vapor.Phoenix, which manufactures and sells electronic cigarettes, has opened a store in Phoenix, and plans to open four more locations in the coming months, according to a report by Phoenix Business Journal.

May 5, 2014

WinCo Foods LLC has announced that it will begin shipping from its new distribution center in Phoenix.

May 5, 2014

WinCo Foods LLC has announced that it will begin shipping from its new distribution center in Phoenix.

May 2, 2014

WinCo Foods LLC will begin shipping from its newest distribution center in Phoenix, on May 14.

May 1, 2014

Vestar has appointed Clint Marchuk VP of acquisitions.

April 23, 2014

The Kroger Co. said that its Fry's Marketplace store in Phoenix marks the 500th Kroger location to earn the Energy Star designation from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.

April 8, 2014

Burger 21 has announced plans to expand in the Phoenix, market with franchise developments.

March 5, 2014

Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Markets Inc. is expanding. The natural-foods supermarket chain expects to open 22 to 24 stores in fiscal 2014, including five locations in the Atlanta area.

February 27, 2014

CBRE has completed the sale of West Start Plaza, a 9,300-sq.-ft. retail building on N. 893rd Avenue in Phoenix.

February 14, 2014

Westwood Financial Corp., a national owner-operator of shopping centers, has completed remodeling work at North Park Plaza shopping center in Phoenix, Ariz. Safeway anchors the center. Regional and national tenants include Frazee Paint, Peter Piper Pizza, Subway and Great Clips.

January 14, 2014

PetSmart Inc. announced changes to its management team in conjunction with the retirement of its president and COO, Joseph O’Leary.

December 20, 2013

Jones Lang LaSalle is expanding its retail brokerage platform into Phoenix.

December 5, 2013

The Tabani Group has acquired the 578,666-sq.-ft. Prescott Gateway Mall in Prescott, Ariz.

December 2, 2013

Real estate plays a key role in optimizing retail store portfolios. Stores must have enough square footage but never too much. Portfolios must also match the number of stores across regions to customer demand. 

“Portfolio optimization means reducing or adding store square footage and matching merchandising and inventory to customer demand in a trade area,” said Kenneth Katz, principal with Houston-based Baker Katz. 

October 25, 2013

The metropolitan Phoenix retail market ended the third quarter with a retail vacancy rate at 10.5%, down nearly a full point from 11.3% a year ago, according to CBRE’s Phoenix Retail MarketView report for the third quarter.

October 25, 2013

The metropolitan Phoenix retail market ended the third quarter with a retail vacancy rate at 10.5%, down nearly a full point from 11.3% a year ago, according to CBRE’s Phoenix Retail MarketView report for the third quarter.

October 22, 2013

I’ve tapped Dave Cheatham from Phoenix-based Velocity Retail Group, an X Team International Partner, to help me examine the recent ups and downs of the local retail market in Arizona — and what the lessons learned here mean for brick and mortar retailers nationwide.

October 22, 2013

RS Real Estate Partners welcomes Jon Cowen as senior VP in the Phoenix office.