Guest Editorial: Solving the Housing Crisis By Stopping NIMBYs

By Ronald Sampson Economics is a complex subject, but some aspects of it are incredibly simple. For instance, supply and demand; when supply is low and demand is high, prices will move higher. Alternatively, when you increase supply, prices drop. And with housing prices surging to incredible highs in the Valley, it seems fairly common-sense that one good way to … Read More

Scottsdale’s Impact Of Activism

        While Scottsdale has always had an engaged electorate, what happened in 2018 supercharged it.  The ramifications are now becoming clearer, importantly and insightfully. Three years ago about this time the “Desert Discovery Center” proposed for the Gateway in the city’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve was on its way to a landslide defeat at the ballot box.  Years of wrangling … Read More

Guest Editorial: Old Town Becomes a Battle Zone

By Alexander Lomax           One of the first real battles of David Ortega’s time as Mayor has now come, and to the surprise of few, it comes in the form of development disagreements. Ortega campaigned strongly on the message of quality growth, a message that numerous city council candidates also pursued in their successful campaigns. Recently … Read More

Merit Partners Announces Jack Czerwinski as New Member of the Firm

(PHOENIX) –Phoenix-based Merit Partners, Arizona’s number one industrial real estate developer with projects all over the Valley representing a combined investment in excess of $2 billion, is proud to announce Jack Czerwinski as Managing Director. Czerwinski brings a wide breadth of knowledge to Merit Partners. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Law and a master’s degree in Real Estate … Read More