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Bliss’ local expertise and relationships assist Potato Barn in acquiring property for $7.4 million, 100,000-square foot headquarters

MESA, Ariz. (Sept. 24, 2018) — With East Valley Partnership estimating 17,000 new jobs coming to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport by 2028, commercial real estate in the area is booming. Having helped several businesses acquire property in this burgeoning location, Bliss Realty & Investments has the expertise and relationships to broker optimal deals for businesses looking to build there.

Most recently, the Gilbert-based full-service real estate brokerage represented The Potato Barn-Unique Home Furnishings in acquiring 8.4 acres for its 100,000-square-foot headquarters and warehouse at 7316 E. Ray Rd. in Mesa. Additionally, the Bliss brokerage team currently represents two other buyers planning construction of new buildings on properties in the area in the near future.

“The team members at Bliss Realty & Investments assisted in every step of the Potato Barn acquisition process and made the transaction seamless,” said David Hrizak, president of Streamline Development, LLC. “The experience was so good that we have entered into a contract for another site that is being brokered by Bliss Realty.”

“Phoenix-Mesa Gateway is a strategic location for businesses wanting to capitalize on the growth coming its way,” said Joan Krueger, who leads the Bliss commercial division. “Because Bliss Realty & Investments has worked extensively with both Phoenix-Mesa Gateway and the City of Mesa, we’re primed to assist companies in finding the location that perfectly meets their needs.”

Krueger, who served as a member of the Gilbert Town Council for four years as well as on the Gilbert Planning Commission, frequently draws on her experience with the civic side of commercial real estate transactions when negotiating for Bliss clients. 

“The area around Gateway has become a destination location not only for citizens from around the region, but for businesses as well. Investment in the area has led to tremendous opportunities for businesses to grow and prosper, and Bliss’ extensive knowledge of local zoning ordinances and local issues proves invaluable in taking advantage of those opportunities,” says Kevin Thompson, Mesa City Councilmember representing District 6, which includes the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway area. “Joan’s background and knowledge proves invaluable as she anticipates and addresses challenges before they arise.”


About Bliss Realty & Investments
For more than 20 years, Bliss Realty & Investments’ team of experienced commercial and residential real estate professionals has helped clients fulfill a wide range of real estate needs. Additionally, its top-notch group of professionals strengthen the industry and community by serving numerous industry and civic organizations. The Bliss team likewise devotes countless hours each year to charitable causes that benefit diverse groups in the Phoenix area, making Arizona a better place to live and do business.


The Arizona School of Real Estate & Business interviewed George Bliss and Joan Krueger about commercial investors.