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know this time of year usually 
tends to cue all the “new year, new 

opportunities” clichés, so we’re actually 

going to do something a bit different – the 

theme of this January issue is inspired by 

an “old versus new” feel. Banner Health’s new 

expansion of its old Behavioral Health Hospital 

in Scottsdale relates to this pattern for its desire 

to renovate its already impressive investment in 

healthcare CRE in our community. And while you can’t 

miss its new double X-shaped building, just minutes away, 

at the Loop 101 and Indian School Road, is the colossal 

70-acre Scottsdale AutoShow project that just completed its 

infrastructure this month, making it the first large-scale master-

planned autoplex on tribal land in the nation! Another “first” for 

a seasoned professional is the formation of Kroot & Associates, 

who has also just moved into 

a historic building as its new 

home. More of the theme is woven 

throughout the issue as we cover two 

father/son profiles, industry legends 

provide today’s sector updates, and one 

company proves it’s staying current and 

relevant with renovation trends.

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Sarah Stecko

Editor-in-Chief

Mandy Purcell

Executive Publisher

2017

     

marks the 10-Year Anniversary of Commercial Executive 
Magazine
, and I cannot tell you how humbled and blessed 

I feel to have had the immense amount of support I’ve received from 
the CRE industry of the Valley. With starting the company at what 
would become the Great Recession – not to mention, with a baby 
on each arm – I know its survival would not have otherwise 
been possible. So, as a way to commemorate some of the 
features we’ve done, we’ve published a collage of many 
industry members’ quotes from of memorable and even 
funny photoshoots. Reflecting on these memories really 
shows what a tight-knit industry we have! 

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 Following 

tradition, this is also our Waste Management 
Phoenix Open Golf Tournament issue and we’re 
showcasing this year’s chairman and all-around 
superstar, Andy Markham, for the cover story 
because of his well-rounded success and 
optimistic attitude. That perfect mix also 
correlates to the Perfect Partnerships 
profile we’ve featured of partners of a 
50-year-old law firm who joined forces 
because of a shared set of values 
that continues to stick today. 

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So, thank you for 10 great years 
and looking forward to many 
more decades to come!

“The older I get, the less  

I listen to what people 

say and the more I look 

at what they do.”

– Andrew Carnegie

Happy 10-Year Anniversary to Commercial Executive Magazine!