Friday, May 29, 2009

Podcast: McNeil Retail Center in Idaho Falls

Check out this podcast featuring an interview with Sam Cook of McNeil Development and Brent Butikofer of NAI Commerce One about the McNeil Retail Center off Sunnyside Road in Idaho Falls!

Click here to download the podcast in .mp3 format

(Check back--A YouTube video of this interview with property pictures and video is coming soon.)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Intermountain Bobcat's New Location in Idaho Falls

Scott Machinery, one of the leading construction equipment dealers in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming, announced May 12th the sale of assets related to its John Deere and Hitachi business to Honnen Equipment Company, effective May 1, 2009. With a new focus as the area’s exclusive Bobcat dealer, the company will continue to operate as Intermountain Bobcat.

The change reflects the industry trend of consolidation of dealerships nationwide. Brothers David and Jeff Scott decided to sell the assets of their John Deere business to Honnen Equipment of Colorado so that they could focus on their Bobcat business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Intermountain Bobcat will retain its Utah locations in Salt Lake City (4100 S. 500 West), Orem (1167 Industrial Road), and Cedar City (642 N. 1070 West) and has opened a new location in Idaho Falls, Idaho (3788 N 500 E). Randy Waters and Steve Frei with NAI Commerce One helped facilitate the new Idaho Falls location at the former Bodily RV along Highway 20 across from Bish's RV.

“We’re excited to give our full attention to the Bobcat line,” says David, president and CEO, regarding the ongoing Intermountain Bobcat business. “With 40 years of industry experience in the Intermountain area, we’re well-positioned to become the compact equipment leader by providing excellent service, supporting industry-leading projects and continuing our tradition of total customer satisfaction.”

For over 40 years, Scott Machinery was the exclusive John Deere construction and forestry equipment dealer in Utah, Eastern Idaho, and Western Wyoming. Founded in 1968 by Brent Scott, the business started in an old converted service station in Salt Lake City and established a reputation for quality service and customer satisfaction. Through the years the company expanded its product lines to include Bobcat equipment in its Intermountain Bobcat business, and has opened new locations while maintaining its focus on reliable service and long-term relationships as a locally-owned and operated business. This tradition will continue in the company’s ongoing operation of Intermountain Bobcat.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Modern Face of Sacajawea

Former NAI transaction manager Randy'L Teton is the only living person and the only Native American woman featured on U.S. currency, the Sacagawea golden dollar coin. Randy'L now has an official web site,

Sacagawea is the Shoshone Indian guide who appeared on the scene of history in 1804 to assist Lewis and Clark on their momentous expedition west, however that was not her last appearance. In 2000 she was making history again, becoming immortalized on the Golden Dollar coin. Glenna Goodacre, the artist, used Shoshone college student, Randy'L He-dow Teton, as her model.

Randy’L grew up on the Ft. Hall Reservation in the Lincoln Creek District of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe in Southeastern Idaho. She attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she earned an Associate of fine arts degree in museum studies. She also studied at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where she graduated in the Spring of 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art history with a minor in Native American studies.

According to her web site, Randy’L has worked with Museum of Idaho’s exhibit and Lecture Series on “Discovering Idaho—through the Lewis & Clark Expedition,“ in which she visited local school districts as the voice of Sacagawea. She continues today in this role, as she is able to promote the higher education and betterment of all Native peoples’ well-being. She was also selected as Curator for the “Poha Ba, Land of Healing Waters” exhibition in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, which recognized the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe’s culture and history.

While employed at NAI Commerce One, Ms. Teton played an integral role in company operations and we are proud of her achievements!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

NAI Global Exec Receives SIOR Instructor of the Year Award

David Blanchard, NAI Global’s Executive Vice President, received the Instructor of the Year Award from SIOR, the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. Blanchard provides leadership throughout the NAI organization while primarily interacting with and training more than 5,000 agents and principals.

The SIOR Instructor of the Year Award is given to one instructor annually, determined by evaluations completed by course participants during the calendar year. Blanchard completed his SIOR instructor training in 2007, and became a regular instructor in 2008. During the year he taught several seminars and courses on Advanced Sales Skills and Consolidating a Business Strategy, winning this prestigious award in his first year of instructing.

SIOR is a leading professional commercial and industrial real estate association comprised of knowledgeable, experienced and successful commercial real estate brokerage specialists. The award was presented to Mr. Blanchard by SIOR President, Craig S. Meyer during the SIOR Spring World Conference in San Diego, California.

Blanchard joined NAI Global in 1985 and has been instrumental in developing and integrating NAI’s U.S. member network. In addition, he played a founding role in the creation of NAI Global’s specialty council program, which facilitates sharing of knowledge and best practices among NAI members worldwide.

Source: NAI Global Network News, May 19th, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Prime Retail For Lease Next to Wal-Mart Supercenter in Idaho Falls

Constructed in 2009, the Shops at Utah and Houston is a retail strip center at the entrance to a new Wal-Mart Supercenter in Idaho Falls, near I-15 and Highway 20 interchanges. Other tenants include Jimmy Johns and Great Clips. There are two suites available, 724 SF and 1326 SF.

Idaho Falls serves as a regional retail hub for a primary trade area population of approximately 198,000 residents. The city has become a shopping destination for a service area that encompasses 14 counties and serves over 350,000 people. Within the trade area there are four major universities and two major campuses, housing over 20,000 students who choose Idaho Falls as their primary shopping destination. The area enjoys one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation and has experienced steady population growth in recent years.

To learn more about this listing, download the flyer or email Brent Wilson or Randy Waters.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

May 2009 Eastern Idaho Apartment Association Meeting

Michael Pryor from Cooper Norman will present “Tax Strategies for Investments and Rentals” at the May meeting for the Eastern Idaho Apartment Association.  The meeting will be held on May 13th at the James Madison Taylor building 1st floor conference room, located at 1075 Utah Avenue in Idaho Falls.  Networking begins at 6 p.m. with the program at 7 p.m.  Sponsors include Progressive Property Management, Emery Federal, and NAI Commerce One’s Multi-Family Specialist Doug Powell.  Questions?  Contact

Monday, May 11, 2009

Idaho Falls AREVA Project Named Top Corporate Facility Deal of 2008

The cover story for May's "Site Selection" magazine features the Idaho Falls AREVA project at the top of its list of North American corporate facility deals of 2008. (Yes, the list is alphabetical, but who cares!) Several groups were praised for their involvement in the deal, including Grow Idaho Falls, Inc., the Idaho Department of Commerce, the Idaho National Lab, the Eastern Idaho Economic Development Partnership, and the Regional Development Alliance.

According to the article, the "Top Deals are determined by level of capital investment, degree of high-value jobs, creativity in negotiations and incentives, regional economic impact, competition for the project and speed to market."

Way to go, IDAHO and AREVA!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Jackson Hole Community Provides $475k in Scholarships

NAI was honored to be part of the Jackson Hole High School Scholarship night on Thursday April 23rd, 2009. As reported in the Jackson Hole News & Guide, "Businesses, nonprofits step up in tough economic climate."

NAI was one of 6 new scholarship presenters including Windermere Real Estate. The winner of NAI Jackson Hole's inaugural scholarship is Luis Quiroz. Congratulations Luis!