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Summer is a great time for those who live in Scottsdale to visit the Heard Museum. Founded in 1929, the Heard is dedicated to the presentation of culture and art of Native Americans. Internationally acclaimed collections grace the halls and are accompanied by rotating exhibits, special events and festivals. First timer visitors should take advantage of the tours led by expert docents. Included with museum admission, this is the best way to learn extra tidbits of information.
The Heard Museum Art Collection includes over 35,000 items including both traditional and contemporary items. An impressive selection of Navajo textiles, Hopi katsina dolls and Zuni jewelry pieces are showcased here. There is also a fantastic representation of southwestern ceramic art and basket design. Guests will marvel at the expert craftsmanship and artistry perfected by the indigenous people of the Americas.
Open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m to 5 p.m., anytime is a wonderful time to go. First Fridays of the month are extra special on this Scottsdale property when the Heard reopens from 6 to 10 p.m with free admission to the gallery and thematic programming.
Art enthusiasts who live in Scottsdale or nearby can view the Masterworks Art & Artists Series online in the digital library which is a wonderful way to keep the collection close to heart. Come and see the colorful and mesmerizing collaboration of art works at the Heard Museum today.
Commercial Tempe real estate has a new tenant. Air Products, a Pennsylvania-based superconductor company, is spinning off a new company. The name of the new company is Versum Materials. It was formerly the electronic materials division of Air Products. The company already leases 60,000 square feet of Tempe real estate at ASU Research Park. Versum might even lease an entire 95,100 square foot building for its operations. The company has many contracts with Western states. Business is also booming with Asian companies. In fact, 70% of the market share is working with companies in Asia. That market is also growing rapidly. These factors make a western base a smart business decision.
Versum has 250 employees, and it is expected that the Scottsdale home market will get a boost from the new business. The company hopes to be more adaptable to changing market conditions by being a distinct entity, located close to its major customers. It is hoped that business with expand, and that other businesses supplying for semiconductors. The plan is that Versum will officially be a separate company from Air Products in September. The Tempe location will have some research and development functions. Some administrative functions will remain in Pennsylvania.
All who own Scottsdale real estate can be looking for some great new career opportunities, as well as having some new Swiss neighbors, as the corporate headquarters of the Kudelski Group will be moving to Phoenix. This Switzerland based cyber security technology company is adding this Phoenix headquarters to compliment their Swiss location this year. Leaders in the Phoenix metro area are very excited that this deal has come to fruition. Even though they are keeping their Swiss location as well, many high-level executives and support staff will be relocating to the Phoenix area. The Scottsdale real estate market can expect healthy growth, as this company plans to settle in and report financial results in U.S. dollars instead of Swiss Francs in 2017.
This publically traded company (SIX:KUD:S) has leased a large space, just over 130,000 square feet at 5090 N. 40th Street. In addition to the employees who are relocating, the company plans to hire about 130 people. This is a great opportunity for people in this industry who call Scottsdale home, and also great for attracting new people to the area. This new U.S. location is meant to bring Swiss innovation to the U.S. and get their foot in the door. Teams from both Switzerland and the United States will work together and internal transfers between the sites will be encouraged. Get in with this company and it may be a good opportunity to see another part of the world. News like this means healthy economic growth for the Phoenix metro area, something everyone can be excited about.