Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SunCor Development (Arizona) Files For Bankruptcy

image: Abandoned Housing Development. Arizona Desert, 2009

Another major housing crash casualty was reported yesterday by The Arizona Republic:
Pinnacle West Capital Corp. subsidiary and once-prominent local developer SunCor Development Co. has filed petitions in U.S. Bankruptcy Court as a final step toward dissolving the company and its remaining subsidiaries.

Tempe-based SunCor Development's board of directors signed a resolution Friday authorizing the voluntary bankruptcy filing, which includes 17 SunCor subsidiaries.
This was another company that was flying high until the bubble burst, sending it plummeting back to Earth:
Incorporated in 1986, SunCor grew to become one of the Southwest's most prominent developers in the 1990s and early 2000s, developing residential communities, golf courses and commercial-real-estate projects.

At the peak of its success in 2005, SunCor had nearly 800 employees, according to Pinnacle West.

The company ran into serious financial trouble in 2008, after the collapse of both the residential and commercial real-estate markets.
And lo, we see the death of yet another company which had the long term viability of a golf course in the middle of the desert.

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  1. Not only golf courses, my friend - but the perpetual "lakes" in the desert...

  2. Can't say I feel bad when a company like this goes belly up.

  3. Investment is a very important factor in human life and there are plenty of ways where investment can be possible.

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