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Reputation.com Opening Tempe Office, Could Hire 150

The website will occupy 20,000 square feet in the previously vacant Anasazi Office Building on East Guadalupe Road for a regional sales office, according to Orion Investment Real Estate and the company.

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ORION Investment Real Estate Negotiates 20,000 Square Foot Office Lease in Tempe

“This was a great opportunity for both the landlord and Rep.com to expand into a property that had been vacant for a couple of years. The City of Tempe benefits from a new regional sales office that will generate higher paying jobs as well,” says Nick Miner, CCIM, and Vice President at ORION.

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Crowdfunding Makes Mark In Phoenix

7th Gate Center, a 43,426 square foot mixed-use project located at 1601 N. 7th Street in Phoenix, closed for $5 million. Braxton Glass, vice president of ORION Investment Real Estate in Scottsdale, facilitated the transaction purchased by Cole Valley Partners, a boutique commercial real estate investment firm based in San Francisco.

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ORION Negotiates Lender Owned Retail Sale in Arrowhead for nearly $2.9 M

“This is the second asset we have represented CCCP on purchasing from a lender this year” explains Andrew Harrison, Vice President at ORION.

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ORION Investment Real Estate Negotiates Sale of Mesa Shopping Center

ORION Investment Real Estate is pleased to announce the closing of Greenfield University Plaza located at 4355 East University Drive in Mesa, Arizona for $2,275,000 ($111 per SF) to SAI Baba Investors, LLC.

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ORION Investment Real Estate Negotiates Sale of Mesa Shopping Center

ORION Investment Real Estate is pleased to announce the closing of Greenfield University Plaza located at 4355 East University Drive in Mesa, Arizona for $2,275,000 ($111 per SF) to SAI Baba Investors, LLC.

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ORION Investment Real Estate Negotiates REO Sale of Shopping Center for $6.8 Million

ORION Investment Real Estate is pleased to announce the closing of the Forum at Gilbert Ranch located at 1464 & 1524 East Williams Field Road in Gilbert, Ariz. for $6.8 million ($254 per SF) to Cave Creek Capital Partners (Jeff Levine & Mark Schulman) of Scottsdale, AZ.

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ORION Investment Real Estate Negotiates Sale of Retail Shopping Center for $2.82 Million

ORION Investment Real Estate is pleased to announce the closing of Desert Sky Station shopping center located at 7920 West Thomas Road in Phoenix, Arizona for $2,820,000 ($155 per SF) to the Strough Family Trust based in the San Francisco, CA. “This property sale is a perfect example of a recovering investment market in Phoenix” explains Andrew Harrison, Vice President at ORION.

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Copper Point Business Park Sells for $12.75M

ORION Investment Real Estate announced the closing of Copper Point Business Park, a three-building, two-story, Class-A office/retail complex, located in the Gilbert, for $12.75M ($117 per SF) to West Coast Capital Partners.

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Orion Unloads Three FDIC-Owned Properties

Orion Investment Real Estate has disposed of three Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.-owned parcels of land totaling 13 acres. The land was spread out among Surprise, Buckeye and Apache Junction on the outskirts of Phoenix.

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ORION Closes Scottsdale Medical Ground Lease

ORION Investment Real Estate closes the fee simple interest in one parcel of net leased medical ground in North Scottsdale, Arizona, located within walking distance of Scottsdale’s largest hospital campus.

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Orion Investment Represents Buyer in 94-Unit Apartment Purchase

Orion Investment Real Estate announced the closing of Sun Crest Apartments, a 94-unit, “Class B” apartment project, for $4,450,000 ($47,340 per unit). The buyer is KR Capital, LLC, an experienced Calabasas, California-based Phoenix multifamily ownership group.

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Phoenix Multifamily, Retail Markets Rebound While Office Market Lags

Scottsdale-based Orion Investment Real Estate Solutions put together some interesting end-of-year reports pertaining to the multifamily, retail and office markets. While the multifamily and retail market have shown strong growth over the past two years, the office market can’t say the same.

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Seattle Company Buys Phoenix Apartments for $22.6 Million

According to the Orion brokers, Weidner purchased the asset for the cash flow and intends on holding the property long term. The company assumed a $20 million loan from Principal Commercial Funding LLC.

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Whitestone REIT Pays $9.3M for Ahwatukee Shopping Center

Whitestone Real Estate Investment Trust in Houston continues its buying spree in the Phoenix area with the purchase of the Ahwatukee Plaza at 51st St. and Elliot Road in Phoenix.

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Shopping Center Property Sales Rise

Retail real estate investment sales have increased dramatically in the past year, according to a report released by Orion Investment Real Estate Solutions. There were 25 sales totaling $131.4 million in the second quarter 2011.

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Whitestone REIT Buys Gilbert Tuscany Village for $5 Million

“Gilbert Tuscany Village was initially 57 percent preleased during construction, demonstrating the tenant demand generated as the developers spared no expense in construction…and their magnificent architectural design,” said James Mastandrea, chairman and CEO of Whitestone. Ari Spiro and Sean Stutzman of ORION handled the transaction.

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Barcelona Center Sold, Tenant on Tap for Nightclub

The Barcelona Center at 15444 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop in Scottsdale was sold for $2.4 million by Scottsdale Place LLC to Capital Creek Gold LLC. Both are Scottsdale-based entities. Brokerage Orion Investment Real Estate Solutions in Scottsdale handled both sides of the deal.

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CRE Column

Orion Investment Real Estate, a commercial real estate investment firm, sent the Phoenix Business Journal some interesting second-quarter data proving commercial real estate isn’t dead in the water.

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Commercial Property Values Down as Much as 50 Percent Since ’07

Commercial real estate values in Phoenix have plummeted along with home values. Vacancy rates are high and falling rental rates are taking their toll on office, retail and industrial property owners.

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