Worldwide attention is now focused on the Phoenix-area real estate market and its slow recovery from the foreclosure crisis. At the same time, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is making some timely upgrades to its real estate programs aimed at disseminating more public information about the market and educating future real estate industry leaders. Among them is the addition of real estate expert Mike Orr, highly regarded for his market analysis as creator of The Cromford Report.
The Arizona State University community mourns the loss of a great benefactor, philanthropist and businessman. Wm. Polk Carey, one of the nation's most prominent real estate investors and the major donor behind the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU, has passed away at the age of 81.
From "Occupy Wall Street" to presidential elections, it's becoming more important than ever for business leaders to understand how the business world and the political arena intersect. Professor Gerry Keim of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University has been teaching business executives and students the importance of getting involved in the political process for years. He will now carry his messages to an even larger audience as the newly named chairman of the board of The Washington Campus, a nonprofit university consortium in the District of Columbia.
For only the second time this year, the monthly foreclosure rate has gone up in the Phoenix area. According to a new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, foreclosures made up 29 percent of the existing-home transactions in the market in November. That's an increase from 26 percent in October, but the report's author assures it's not significant.
We can expect to see improvement in both the Arizona and U.S. economies next year, but full recovery is still a few years away. That's according to experts who spoke today at the 48th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon, co-sponsored by Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business and JPMorgan Chase. More than 1,000 people packed into the Phoenix Convention Center to learn the outlook for 2012.
When will unemployment drop, the housing market improve and the stock market stabilize? We're ending another tough economic year and hoping for some positive answers. Top experts on the U.S. and Arizona economies will present their 2012 forecasts at the Valley's largest and most trusted economic-forecasting event on Dec. 7. The 48th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon is co-sponsored by the Department of Economics at Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business and JPMorgan Chase.
To help save more than $100 million in taxpayer money annually, flu-vaccine efforts should be focused early in the flu season, with a stronger emphasis on children and seniors. That's among the preliminary findings of research from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University that were recently presented to the Maricopa County Department of Public Health.
The Phoenix-area housing market is starting to see a little relief from the foreclosure crisis. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows that, in October, foreclosures made up 26 percent of the existing-home transactions in the market. That's the lowest level since April 2009. Still, the report's author wants to be clear, the end is not in sight.
Though it's been a rough year for many small businesses and entrepreneurs, some Arizona companies have managed to thrive and even add jobs in the down economy. Today, five area businesses were honored for their contributions to our community. They're the winners of the 15th annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
A new customer-rage study shows fewer American consumers than ever are satisfied with the products and services we buy. The national phone survey of 1,000 households gives an in-depth look at our dissatisfaction, the bad customer service received when we complain, and the Web's new role in venting our anger. The Center for Services Leadership at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University helped design the survey.