The Dealmaker: 5/15/2019

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Dan Gauthier, Rose Law Group attorney, talks opportunity zone guidance today with Arizona Commerce Authority. The Arizona Commerce Authority extends an invitation for its webinar today exploring the second round of guidance on Opportunity Zones and Funds. Dan Gauthier, RLG transactional attorney handling many O-Zone investments, is among the panelists. The two-hour session gets underway at 1 pm. To take part, follow the link in RLGR

Business, government leaders want to make Pinal hub for vehicles of tomorrow. “A world of zero emissions and autonomous vehicles is coming. That was the proclamation by Britton Worthen, chief legal officer for Nikola Corporation, during a [Q&A] session with Jon Vlaming, community development director for the city of Eloy.” CG Dispatch.

Mesa looks at Blandford Homes land deal, new development near Falcon Field. (Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Blandford Homes.) Reporter Mike Sunnucks takes a quick look at upcoming council action concerning Blandford Homes’ successful bid (and potential residential development) for land at Recker and Thomas.

Bringing a global and eclectic perspective: Q&A with Kasten Long Commercial Group’s Walter Unger. It took Walter Unger some time to get from Austria to Arizona and into the real estate business. Now, he is one of the veteran brokers in the state. In RLGR, Mike Sunnucks chats with Unger about the market and his unique background.

Gallery Park development and land annexation heads to Mesa City Council. Mesa City Council will get more details Thursday on the proposed 60-acre Gallery Park development near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Reporter Mike Sunnucks has a preview in RLGR

What’s next for shuttered Glen Lakes Golf Course in Glendale? More homes? A bunch of green space? A disc golf course? Read about the plans and view renderings at AZCentral.

Cambria hotel in downtown Phoenix ‘tops out,’ starting a flurry of activity for developer. Overview and SLIDESHOW of the “seven-story, 127-room project,” along with a rundown of other projects True North Studio has in the pipeline, in PBJ. (Subscriber Content)

QuikTrip concerns draw interest of lawmakers, mayor. The “multi-pronged danger posed by a [QuikTrip] gas station at the mouth of the only way in and out for 185 homes” has drawn “the attention of Mayor Kate Gallego and all three lawmakers from Legislative District 18.” AFN.

Flagstaff moves forward with scattered site affordable housing. 80 affordable units “being built by Illinois-based Brinshore Development” and “split between” sites on North Izabel St., North West St. and South Lone Tree Road. Details and images in Arizona Daily Sun.

Rim Country housing industry enjoying upswing. How’s the housing market up in Payson, Star Valley, Pine and Strawberry? Payson Roundup has details on the newest developments and latest sales figures.->

Here’s how much a typical starter home costs in every state. Plus every state’s median home value and median worker earnings, in Business Insider

ADOT requests P3 DB services for I-10/I-17 split. With an eye toward decreasing I-10 traffic congestion and travel times, ADOT has put out an RFQ “related to the design and construction” of $525M worth of bridges, HOV lanes, and other improvements, which would stretch from I-17 to the Broadway Curve, and include “certain portions of SR 143 and US 60.” BEX.

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Equestrian Federation reins in CBD use; Laura Bianchi and Adam Trenk, Rose Law Group partners, comment. In news that ties together Laura and Adam’s respective practices — Laura as RLG’s Cannabis Department director, Adam as the firm’s director of Equine Law — the U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced that horses competing under its rules and testing positive for cannabinoids will be considered in violation. Read the report and full comments from Laura and Adam that address the CBD industry vis-à-vis such organizations as well as the often complex and ever-changing regulations of this particular sport.

LGBT couples told ‘You’re ‘out of wedlock,’ kids aren’t citizens; such action obstructs our core values, says Audra Petrolle, Rose Law Group family law attorney. “Children of U.S. citizens are falling victim to a policy that de-recognizes their parents’ marriage—and strips them of their birthright citizenship. • Audra Petrolle: “We should strive to bring families together, not tear them apart.” Read Audra’s full comment and the Daily Beast report here:

‘U.S. News and World Report’ lists Arizona 34th among ‘Best States.’ Which puts us in the bottom 16. Yippee! The report looked at stuff like our economy, health care, education, roads and local government. But, hey, at least we cracked top 10 in one major metric!

Artificial intelligence can now copy your voice: What does that mean for humans? “In just a short time, the capabilities of AI voice generation have expanded and become more realistic which makes it easier for the technology to be misused.” LinkedIn.

Martha McSally: Short general election was key factor in 2018 loss.“Arizona Republican Martha McSally said Tuesday that her unsuccessful Senate run in 2018 came down to one major factor: She ran out of time.” Roll Call.

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