Arizona Association of REALTORS® honors outstanding industry leaders

PHOENIX, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Arizona Association of REALTORS® (AAR), the largest professional trade organization in Arizona supporting much more compared to 40,000 REALTOR® members, has actually honored two of its top members for their dedication and amazing work.  The awards were presented at the Inaugural Dinner at its 2015 Leadership Conference on October 15, 2014. 

Gary Nelson, rCRMS, CRS, GRI received the Tyler Strout Vision Award.  It honors the Arizona REALTOR® that exemplifies the “finest all set Genuine estate practitioner along with the highest standards.”  Nelson, along with Realty Executives of Flagstaff, has actually been in the Genuine estate job for much more compared to twenty years and is well-known for his ability in mentoring others agents.  He has actually offered his community by serving on the Toys For Tots and Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce boards of directors.  Nelson is a past president of the Northern Arizona Association of REALTORS®.

Holly Mabery, ABR, rCRMS, GRI, existed along with the Arthur G. Crozier Distinguished Service Award.  It honors an Arizona REALTOR® that has actually given exemplary service in one or much more of the association’s strategic focus areas.  Mabery has actually offered in lots of neighborhood and point out leadership positions, including as past president of AAR and the Sedona/Verde Valley Association of REALTORS®.  She is along with Keller Williams Inspect Realty and has actually been in the Genuine estate job for much more compared to 16 years.  Mabery is a third-generation Arizonan.

“These are two of the ideal examples of Genuine estate professionals in Arizona” said Michelle Lind, Esq., Chief Executive Officer of AAR.  “They’re highly respected by their peers and have actually offered their industry along with distinction and pride.  These are well-deserved honors.” 

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About Arizona Association of REALTORS®
The Arizona Association of REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in the state. It is comprised of people associated with the Genuine estate industry, allied industries and firms.  The association’s much more compared to 40,000 members represent much more compared to half of the Genuine estate licensees in Arizona.  For much more short article Concerning the Arizona Association of REALTORS®, visit the organizations website at

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IMH Financial Corporation Breaks Ground on Luxury Apartment Complex in Apple Valley, Minnesota

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — IMH Financial Corporation (“IMHFC”) broke ground on the construction of an upscale multifamily development located in the Minneapolis, Minnesota suburb of Apple Valley. Gabella at Parkside will certainly be the very first of a planned five-phase, 12.5-acre development known as Parkside Village.  This is the very first Brand-new apartment construction in Apple Valley because 2004.

Construction on the Class A, 196-unit four-story property will certainly start today and is expected to be finish by February 2016.  The total development cost of $36 million will certainly be financed through an equity supplement of $12 million by IMHFC and a construction loan of $24 million secured from the Bank of the Ozarks in October 2014. 

“The Minneapolis Metro and Dakota County multi-family markets are thriving along with vacancy rates of simply 2.7 percent and 2.9 percent, respectively. along with Apple Valley’s AAA rating and existing higher quality of life, the city is the perfect setting for Parkside Village to fully integrate our vision of luxury living along with value pricing all done along with the extraordinary cooperative efforts of IMH and the City,” said Lawrence D. Bain, Chairman and CEO of IMH Financial Corporation.  “Our development partner Titan Investments has actually worked diligently alongside the City to deliver the much-anticipated Parkside Village project.” 

Gabella at Parkside will certainly feature a mix of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units ranging in size from 800 square feet to 1,388 square feet.  The project will certainly include a resort-style pool and hot tub, sun deck, cabanas, grills, fire pits, indoor/outdoor gaming area, state-of-the art fitness center, theater room, lounge, yoga studio, spinning studio, internet cafe and pet dog strolling and washing areas.  Specific units along with 9′ ceiling heights will certainly be furnished along with granite counters, washers and dryers, plank flooring, modern lighting, private balconies, and spacious walk-in closets.

IMHFC has actually partnered along with developer Titan Investments of Denver, Colo. to design the project and coordinate along with the City of Apple Valley over the last two years to receive full entitlements and negotiate the development subsidies from the City.

When completed, Parkside Village will certainly include a lot more compared to 500 apartment units and 20,000 square feet of retail.  The transit-oriented development is within strolling distance of the Apple Valley Transit Station along the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro Red Line that provides north-south BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) access throughout the metro area.

Parkside Village was made to give access to transit oriented and walk-able downtown retail, office, hotel and residential development adjacent to the regional transit station for the Minneapolis Metro Red Line. The Gabella at Parkside site is located within 1/4 mile of major retailers (Menards, House Depot, Super Target, Sam’s Club), employers (Apple Valley Medical Center, Dakota County Service Center, Chase Bank and Bank of America) and hotels (Grandstay Hotel and Conference Center).

Kaas Wilson is the project architect, Stonebridge Construction is the general contractor, Pinnacle Management is the leasing agent, and HFF, LP (Josh Simon, Denver) arranged the financing.

IMH Financial Corporation
IMH Financial Corp. is a genuine estate company based in Scottsdale, Arizona, along with extensive experience in various facets of commercial genuine estate. IMH has actually substantial financial strength along with a lot more compared to $100 million in common and beloved equity and a business strategy that focuses on its current genuine estate holdings as well as the productive deployment of investment capital on Brand-new opportunities including mortgage loans, mezzanine financing, hospitality investments, as well as commercial and multi-family opportunities. because 2003, IMH has actually invested over $1.4 billion in genuine estate loans and projects. The Company has actually property or energetic projects in Arizona, California, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Texas. IMHFC has actually experience in acquiring, financing, and creating commercial genuine estate, as well as in the management of existing commercial operations. Call IMHFC at 480-840-8400 or visit for a lot more information.

Titan Investments
Titan Investments has actually successfully developed, owned and managed a lot more compared to $2 billion of residential, commercial, student housing, and assisted living properties nationwide.  Titan is a privately owned genuine estate firm that specializes in developing value through the development and ownership of high-quality properties on a national basis.  For a lot more information, call Titan at 720-528-7650.

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Our future plans and others statements in this letter regarding expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements.  In some cases, you can easily identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “anticipate,” “will,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “feel,” “expect,” “intend,” “likely,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “should,” “see,” “hope,” “view” and “would” or the negative of these terms or others comparable terminology.  The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for the disclosure of forward-looking statements.

Our forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including free of limitation, the risk that we will certainly be unable or otherwise decide not to make proposed future distributions and others risks and uncertainties related to the Company that can easily be found under the heading “Risk Factors” in IMH Financial Corporation’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and others filings along with the SEC.  These forward-looking statements are based on write-up currently available to us and actual results could differ as a result of lots of feasible events or factors, not all of which are known to us or are within our control. If a modification occurs, our business, financial condition, liquidity and results of operations could vary materially from those expressed in our forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are earned only as of the date hereof and we undertake no obligation, and disclaim any duty, to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.  You must not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

As a public reporting entity, IMH Financial Corporation files periodic reports along with the SEC. For additional financial and others crucial write-up pertaining to the Company, people can easily visit and reference CIK #1397403.

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Raytheon SM-6s intercept targets in ‘engage on remote’ tests

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Throughout the U.S. Navy’s Combat Ship System Qualification Trials, the USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) tested two Raytheon Firm (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-6 interceptors versus anti-ship and cruise missile targets. As portion of ‘engage on remote’ scenarios, the ship launched the SM-6 interceptors prior to its own radars ‘seeing’ the incoming threats, making use of targeting article from yet another Aegis ship in the area—the USS Sampson (DDG 102).

The initial SM-6 intercepted a low-altitude, short-range supersonic target (GQM-163A), while the second intercepted a low-altitude, medium-range subsonic target (BQM-74E).  

“Advanced warning and cueing from yet another sensor or ship allows the U.S. Navy to take complete advantage of SM-6’s over-the-horizon capability,” said Mike Campisi, Standard Missile-6 senior regimen director. “Now the warfighter does not have actually to wait until the threat is knocking at the door to take it out. Targets are destroyed considerably sooner and one ship can easily defend a considerably bigger area.”

Deployed for the initial time in December 2013, SM-6 supplies the U.S. Navy extended range protection versus fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles.

Raytheon has actually delivered much more compared to 130 SM-6 interceptors to the U.S. Navy. The missile’s last assembly takes position at Raytheon’s state-of-the-art SM-6 and SM-3 all-up-round production facility at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala.

About the Standard Missile-6
SM-6 delivers a proven over-the-horizon air defense capability by leveraging the time-tested benefits of the Standard Missile’s airframe and propulsion.

  • The SM-6 uses the two energetic and semiactive suggestions modes and advanced fuzing techniques.
  • It incorporates the advanced signal processing and suggestions manage capabilities from Raytheon’s Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, along with 2013 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. along with a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon supplies state-of-the-art electronics, mission units integration and various other capabilities in the locations of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, too as cyber security and a broad range of mission assist services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For much more Concerning Raytheon, visit us at and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

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Dave Mason: Living witness to rock history

Try to remember exactly what you were doing 50 years ago. Playing big black flat circular play devices called albums, that’s what. If you are old enough to have actually memories a half-century old, that is, and if you are, opportunities are good you don’t have actually those records anymore. Yet Dave Mason, one of the original members of the folksy, bluesy and jazzy British experimental rock band Traffic, can easily remember very well … well enough to go on touring to maintain the flame of those seminal years of rock’n’roll alive, and he’s stuck about long enough for those old LPs to become fashionable again.
He is one of those few people still on the circuit along with direct connections to the British Invasion and classic rock. Various other compared to his early Traffic years, he played along with Jimi Hendrix on the “Electric Ladyland” sessions, jammed along with the Rolling Stones on the “Beggar’s Banquet” album, and was on hand for George Harrison’s bountiful “All Points Ought to Pass” triple-decker record. In the 1990s, he was yet one more member of a reformed Fleetwood Mac. He was even along with Derek and the Dominoes originally, playing at the band’s initial gig featuring Eric Clapton, Yet left prior to “Layla” had scorched the radio landscape in 1972.
And at the age of 68, he’s still working in the guitar-rock tradition. For example, he released a brand-new album this year, “Future’s Past,” which kicks off along with a version of the Traffic hit “Dear Mr. Fantasy” that includes a brand-new set of chords, moving it from a minor to a major key, along with Mason singing the lead rather than Steve Winwood, along with vigor.
He says his current act, Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam, a fully electric rock show, follows the long trail of his career. That journey began along with the early inspirational days as soon as Traffic retreated in to a cottage in the Berkshires of England in 1967 to make material for exactly what would certainly become “Mr. Fantasy.” After that, a long string of solo albums throughout the 1970s, as soon as he was one of the darlings of album-oriented rock radio on the FM dial along with such songs as “Only You Know and I Know,” “Shouldn’t have actually Took a lot more compared to You Gave” and a a lot more mid-tempo ballad recorded by several others, “We Merely Disagree.”
Traffic, inducted in to the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, was constantly a sort of evolving entity along with a revolving door, in terms of the players, Mason recalls.
“I was there for the beginning of the initial two bands,” he says of the early incarnations of Traffic. “So Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam is a journey of my musical history from then to now.”
And he makes sure the interviewer knows that you can’t trust that musical history by reading
“The stuff regarding me on the Wikipedia page is … I don’t go in for it much,” he says.
For example, Mason says it’s true he met Steve Winwood while working as a roadie for little 15-year-old Stevie’s band, The Spencer Davis Group. And it’s true Mason and Jim Capaldi, a long-time member of Traffic that gave the band its name while standing on a street corner, were friends in a band called the Hellions prior to that. And it’s likewise true that Mason was a frequent on-again, off-again member of the band, a lot more a member of its 1967-1970 heyday compared to of the band that would certainly later reach the height of its popularity along with such extended jazz-folk-rock adventures as “John Barleycorn Ought to Die” and “The reasonable Spark of Higher Heeled Boys,” which was likewise notable for its die-cut cover in 1971.
Indeed, Mason, even as the band’s most prolific songwriter, was a mercurial element in the group that launched your man professionally Merely as much as he launched it.
“After the initial album, I was so young, 19 years old, and joining the band was too much to deal with,” he says. “The second time I went in to the studio (along with Traffic), I wrote half that album,” including the song “Feelin’ Alright,” one of the a lot more regularly covered songs of the era, including a version by Three Canine Night, and then, Joe Cocker, that made hits from it as well. Does Mason remember the inspiration for that one?
“I don’t know,” he laughs. “It’s probably Merely one more failed partnership song.”
One a lot more note on the Wikipedia history: It’s for good untrue that as soon as Mason, a sought-out studio musician as a solo artist, played acoustic guitar on Jimi Hendrix’s version of “All Along the Watchtower,” he did not reason 27 takes to get hold of it right.
“We went in to the studio and we did a few takes,” he says. “I don’t believe we had to do it 27 times, Yet sometimes you will certainly spend a whole day in the studio on one song.” Did he have actually a sense of premonition that “All Along the Watchtower,” which he still plays live today, would certainly become a monument in rock history? “It was already an vital (Bob Dylan) song as soon as we recorded it,” he responds.
And exactly how did it feel to have actually others make hits in the U.S. of his early Traffic songs? Mason says he loved it. It only seemed fair.
“We took every little thing we could discover from America and made it our own: jazz, gospel, the blues,” he says. “I Merely drank it in.”
The Dave Mason of 2014 is reverential of those minutes of Traffic as soon as he was there, as opposed to as soon as he was not. The set list for the Traffic Jam shows includes “Feelin’ Alright,” “40,000 Headmen,” “You can easily All Join In,” as well as a reconfigured “Dear Mr. Fantasy.” Added to that are several songs from a prolific solo career, a period that could be remembered as the fantastic age of the vinyl album, beginning along with his 1970s release, “Alone Together,” which he says could have actually fairly easily fit in as material for a Traffic album, “Yet that’s the method it is.”
To this day, Mason remains a believer in the AOR rock ethos, keeping tight along with his musical origins as well as social triggers and charities, including job for organizations that offer music appreciation instruction for children.
“I truly don’t follow what’s going on in music too much,” he says. “I’m so busy along with my own stuff, and I’m truly not paying attention. There are still talented people out there, Yet I don’t believe albums truly matter any more. It has actually gone spine to singles, which is the method it was as soon as we got started. In that way, every little thing has actually changed. There’s no genuine FM radio anymore. Yet otherwise, it’s the same as always. You reason a song and you reason a performance.”