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Pulling together the multiple facets of the commercial real estate industry in Arizona, AZRE: Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine reaches out to the largest local and national commercial real estate audience within the Grand Canyon State and beyond. AZRE covers up-to-date happenings within commercial development, brokerage, construction, investment, finance, architecture, property management, real estate law and more as it relates to Arizona. Additionally, AZRE is an active voice within the commercial industry, partnering with such organizations as NAIOP, ABA, ICSC AZ, AIA AZ and Valley Partnership.

Tracy Hammer joins VanTrust

March 31, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

VanTrust Real Estate, LLC announced that Tracy Hammer has joined the firm as its new Senior Director of Development Services, supporting VanTrust Real Estate’s projects across the southwest. Prior to joining VanTrust, Hammer spent ten years with McShane Construction Company as Vice President overseeing their western region including expansion into California and Nevada.  His 28 years… Read More →

Modular Power Solutions leases 33KSF

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March 31, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | In The Spotlight

Commercial Properties, Inc., Arizona’s largest locally owned commercial real estate brokerage, announced the lease of 1441 North VIP Boulevard in Casa Grande, Arizona.  Jeff Hays, Chad Neppl, John G. Soldo, SIOR and Ryan Steele of CPI’s Tempe Industrial Team represented the owner, Jensen Precast for this ±33,000 SF property with five structures on approximately 10.66 acres.… Read More →

Velaire at Aspera breaks ground in Glendale

Aspera, Courtesy of Todd & Associates, Inc.

The P.B. Bell Companies has begun construction on Velaire at Aspera, an apartment community within the Aspera mixed-use development in Glendale. Located at 75th Avenue and the Agua Fria Loop 101 Freeway, Velaire at Aspera will offer 286 luxury apartment homes in a resort-like setting, with amenities that include an electric-car charging station, an agility… Read More →

Johnson Carlier hires two

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March 31, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Johnson Carlier, a locally-based general contractor, announced that Tina Bark-Roy and Kendall Chadwell have joined the company as Director of Client Development and Marketing Director. Bark-Roy will be bringing a diverse background of entrepreneurship, global travel, hospitality sales and customer service to her new role. Chadwell has worked in the architecture, construction and engineering (AEC)… Read More →

Helix acquires new headquarters

March 29, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | In The Spotlight

Helix, an Arizona-based commercial real estate investment, development, brokerage and management company, recently acquired its new headquarters office complex and also expanded its service offerings. Located at 3335 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix, the new headquarters includes two office buildings. Helix will operate its brokerage, development and property management companies out of the main… Read More →

ARC taps Plaza Companies to market two MOBs

Plaza Companies has been selected as the exclusive leasing team for a pair of thriving medical office buildings on the Arrowhead Hospital Campus in Glendale. American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust II, Inc. (ARC Healthcare), a real estate investment trust specializing in medical office buildings, senior housing and other healthcare facilities, has tapped Plaza Companies to lease 33,044-square-foot Arrowhead Medical Plaza I and 45,289-square-foot… Read More →

YWCA office sells for $1.85M

March 28, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | In The Spotlight

Colliers International in Greater Phoenix recently completed the sale of the 31,746-square-foot YWCA Class B office building in Phoenix for $1.85 million or $58.29 per square foot.   Banner Health of Phoenix purchased the building, located at 755 E. Willetta Street, from Arizona YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix. The buyer was represented by Pat Williams, managing director… Read More →

Ryan Cannon joins Sundt Construction

March 27, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Sundt Construction, Inc., recently welcomed project manager Ryan Cannon to its Tempe office. With more than a decade of construction experience, Cannon comes to Sundt after serving as project manager for an accomplished, family-owned contracting firm in Gilbert. In his initial assignment with Sundt, Cannon joins the team constructing the $136 million Biosciences Partnership Building (BPB) in… Read More →

Beth Mickley joines GPE Commercial Advisors

March 27, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

GPE Commercial Advisors announced Beth Mickley, associate broker, as the newest member of its brokerage team. Beth brings to GPE over 20 years of commercial real estate experience with extensive experience in gas stations and convenience stores in all aspects of the life of the building from location selection, site evaluation and development, building/zoning, general… Read More →

Dan Casey joins Cushman & Wakefield

March 27, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Dan Casey has joined the Industrial Property group at Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. as an Associate. Casey will be responsible for industrial leasing and sales, and tenant and landlord representation focusing on the North Phoenix/Scottsdale submarkets. Casey joins C&W of Arizona from Rein & Grossoehme Commercial Real Estate, where he served as Senior… Read More →

Architect John Williams joins Gensler

Gensler announced John Williams, AlA as a senior project architect of its Phoenix firm. Williams brings more than 35 years of experience to his new role at Gensler, with expansive technical expertise and demonstrated leadership in managing projects for both public and private sector clients. He is a registered architect and third generation Arizonan who… Read More →

Off-road truck design firm leases 62KSF in Mesa

March 26, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | In The Spotlight

A Mesa-based off-road truck and SUV design and parts manufacturing company has signed for a 3-plus year lease at 308 S. Extension Rd. in Mesa. The property is comprised of a 44,004 SF and a 22,706 SF building. Matt McDougall and Matt Fredrick, Principals with Lee & Associates represented both sides of the transaction. The… Read More →

Phoenix firm buys El Paso industrial portfolio

CBRE announced the sale of a four-building, 245,745-square-foot industrial portfolio in El Paso, Texas, on behalf of New York-based Sullivan Crosby Trust. Phoenix, Arizona-based ViaWest Group purchased the portfolio in an off-market transaction for an undisclosed price. Christian Perez Giese, William Caparis, Anthony Mash and Arturo De la Mora, with CBRE’s El Paso office, represented the seller. The buildings are… Read More →

CoreNet Global event discusses UA, Banner Health merger

Rendering, planned clinical tower, Banner-University Medical Center Tucson. Image courtesy of Shepley Bulfinch.

The merger of Banner Health and the University of Arizona Health Network highlights the stark challenges that academic medical centers face in the new economics of healthcare, according to modernhealthcare.com. The Banner/UAHN acquisition will be the topic of the CoreNet Global Arizona’s Annual Signature Event. “Transforming the Healthcare Landscape in Arizona” will be moderated by… Read More →

A/V technology is the fifth utility

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March 25, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Featured | In The Spotlight

Shopping malls, doctors’ offices, corporate board rooms, restaurants and student classrooms are just a few of the common places that feature engaging audio visual (A/V) technology. Before the boom of the digital age, construction planning included four main utilities: water works, electric, gas and telecommunications. Integrating audio visual equipment has often been an afterthought, typically… Read More →