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What did you do yesterday? Erik Molina, Lennar VP of Land Acquisitions.Deal making, due diligence and scouting for an eatery that serves mac ‘n cheese’ and allows for “toy car demolitions” are just some of the activities filling Erik Molina’s day in this latest look at the jam-packed daily planners of some of Arizona’s top real estaters.RLGR. http://bit.ly/2Y2X1gg

Dairy farmers and State Land work together to plan vibrant mixed-use Mesa community. Rose Law Group Founder and President Jordan Rose and dairyman Jim Boyle, Jr. talk to Phoenix Business Journal about Hawes Crossing project. (Subscriber Content). http://bit.ly/2xNuqNn

Long-time developer preps shopping centers for future. Rose Law Group congratulates client Michael Pollack on his continued visionary approach to real estate, some of which he shares in this PBJ Q&A, including: What to do about ‘over-retailing,” and how shopping centers should react to online retailing, ride sharing and driverless vehicles (Subscriber Content). http://bit.ly/2xMJ1IM

Ranking Arizona: Top 10 retail owners and operators. A familiar name pops up in the No.1 spot in this Ranking Arizona list of the Top 10 retail owners and operators in Arizona. -> http://bit.ly/2SeJsF7

Executive Inc.: Mike Ingram merges love of ranching with real estate development [VIDEO]. “Michael Ingram is a cowboy at heart. The founder, chairman and CEO of Scottsdale-based El Dorado Holdings Inc. is most comfortable in jeans and a cowboy hat.” And that cowpoke comfort is on full display as Mike speaks on camera as part of this PBJ Q&A. (Subscriber Content). http://bit.ly/2NTevrN

Rebecca Lundberg has big growth plans for Arizona. “We’ve spent over $30 million acquiring almost 500 lots in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019,” says the new division president of PulteGroup Inc.’s Arizona operations. More inPBJ. (Subscriber Content). http://bit.ly/2NTf6K3

Optima debuts Green-Building design for luxury condos. In Scottsdale Independent, architect and Optima exec David Hovey — both Jr. AND Sr. — tout the design of 7120 and 7180 Optima Kierland as setting a “new standard for multifamily green building in Arizona.” http://bit.ly/30snVfd

Arrowhead Valley independent living in soft-opening mode. With the grand opening of Arrowhead Valley Retirement Resort right around the corner, Peoria Timesdetails a few of the major features at the city’s newest 55-and-up community. http://bit.ly/2XMXfns

State land commissioner Lisa Atkins discusses the process of selling parcels.“What parcels within metro Phoenix do you expect to offer within the next year?” Check out Commissioner Atkins’ response to that and handful of other queries in yet another PBJQ&A. (Subscriber Content). http://bit.ly/2Z050I4

Census reports on new housing for 2018. “The U.S. Census Bureau was out Thursday with the 2018 Characteristics of New Housing Report.” Builder has the highlights. http://bit.ly/2XI0z8u

Ranking Arizona: Top 10 REITs for 2019. In the mix among the top three? S|T|O|R|E Capital, VEREIT and Whitestone REIT. Tap on to find out which REIT notches the top spot. http://bit.ly/2YSzsUK

Trophy building sells at 24th and Camelback, 100K SF block of space available. Camelback Esplanade III, a trophy Class A office tower, has been sold to a venture led by Transwestern. Reporter Mike Sunnucks has the transaction details inRLGRhttp://bit.ly/2xNlSWA

Codes, collaboration and parking define underlying Old Town Scottsdale development tension. A walking tour of Old Town with ORION Sr. VP and Scottsdale planning commissioner Larry Kush as the guide kicks off this Scottsdale Independentpiece. The trek finds commish Kush none too happy with what’s going on, be it grimy sidewalks, alleyway clutter or prickly parking predicaments. http://bit.ly/2LQEw8y

Louisiana landowners score property rights win in dusky gopher frog case. “In a victory for property rights, a Louisiana family earlier this month reached a settlement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in which the federal government agreed to drop its efforts to designate ’critical habitat’ for the dusky gopher frog on their land.”NAHBNow. http://bit.ly/32nySjV

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Governor tells Nike it’s welcome to build a plant here. Gov. Doug Ducey’s welcome-mat tweet comes on the heels of the Nike/Kaepernick/Betsy Ross controversy that just a week ago had the governor saying “Arizona was ‘doing fine without Nike’ ” setting foot in the state. But do open arms mean $1 million in state incentives are back in play? AZCentral. http://bit.ly/2XW3sBX

Energy regulators want APS CEO Don Brandt to show up at next meeting. On Thursday, Brandt was invited to answer questions at next month’s ACC meeting. As for the likelihood of APSs top exec RSVPing with an enthusiastic “SEE YA THEN!” — well, that’s an entirely different story,  and Cap Media Services’ Howard Fischer has it in AZ Cap Timeshttp://bit.ly/2LP9pKr

Corp Comm adopts ethics code, limits on campaign contributions. “But two of the panel members said the wording has a gaping hole that could still give utilities a way of financing their favorite commission candidates, at least indirectly.” AZ Cap Times. http://bit.ly/2XO6svL

Cyberbully solutions: Target becomes an activist; ASU researchers develop Instagram app. ActionPoint would allow parents “to monitor their child’s social media presence and identify cyberbullying.” It sounds like a tool that sure could’ve helped Grace Martinez. The anti-bullying activist suffered from such bullying, all the way “from kindergarten to middle school.” CN. http://bit.ly/2xIBDhC

Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona: Rose Law Group Hero of the Month. RLG salutes a Tucson Goodwill for the action it took upon discovering that a Purple Heart medal had been mistakenly donated. http://bit.ly/2JIiKRq

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