Entrepreneurialism is Alive and Well in North Scottsdale


Phoenix, AZ – Long-time Valley entrepreneur and AZ Big Media CEO, Mike Atkinson, recently made a dramatic commitment to a new business venture – despite the realities of today’s economy – further highlighting his vision and confidence in the future of metropolitan Phoenix.

For the past 18 years, AZ Big Media has hosted the Arizona Home & Building Expo. Their new venture — Home & Design Idea Center – will be Arizona’s newest, most sophisticated venue, showcasing the finest collection of home and garden products and services for remodeling, home décor & furnishings, interior design, home security & technology. Their famous slogan of “no pots and pans, no chips and dips, no mops and woks” defines the high quality of the companies they bring together, and brings the most affluent buyers to their center.

Mike Atkinson retained the services of NAI Horizon (specifically the Valley Office Brokers team of George Long, Andrea Davis, Josh Landers & Stacie Harrison) to represent the AZ Big Media in locating space and negotiating a lease for nearly 35,000 SF for the Home & Design Idea Center.

With a grand opening planned for July 2009, the Home & Design Idea Center is located at the new La Curvata mixed use office/showroom property, located near the new AJ’s Center, at Pima & Union Hills Road. The property is a joint venture development between Biltmore Holdings and LGE Construction & Development, Inc.

In addition to this latest venture, AZ Big Media is also the publisher of some of the state’s most well-respected publications including: Arizona Business Magazine, AZ|RE: Arizona Commercial Real Estate, Arizona Home & Design, Ranking Arizona, Experience AZ, Creative Designer and 1000 People to Know. Plus, AZ Big Media hosts the Southwest Build-It-Green Expo & Conference, in addition to numerous industry awards events each year. www.azbigmedia.com

Valley Office Brokers joined NAI Horizon in November 2008. The team continues to be one of Phoenix’s leading office brokerage service providers. Valley Office Brokers assist real estate investors and Phoenix companies in implementing investment and business plan strategies which are executed through tenant representation, sale, leasing and disposition of commercial office buildings.

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