Author Archives: David McGlothlin

People to Know: Mark Adams, SmithGroupJJR

As the H.P.I.C., head principal-in-charge of SmithGroupJJR’s Workplace Interiors Studio, Mark Adams brings nearly 30 years of experience to his work with companies in developing and monitoring the overall performance of projects including schedule, scope and budget. He joined SmithGroupJJR in 2008 and has since made a name for himself as an award-winning designer recognized… Read More →

Technology shakes up how projects are planned, scheduled and built

Over the last 10 years, innovations in technology have disrupted many of the industries across the world allowing for improved efficiency, savings and quality. The construction industry is no different. Although, Jim Rogers, a well-known construction management and industry expert, says, “Construction lags behind other industries like manufacturing that have more quickly adopted and implemented… Read More →

BOMA Greater Phoenix executive director resigns

Sarah Osteen has resigned as the executive director of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Greater Phoenix. Osteen took over as executive director last spring after the unexpected passing of her predecessor Mark Covington in December 2015. As executive director, Osteen is credited with helping inspire and empower board members, committee members and local… Read More →

Phoenix’s rise as a secondary and tertiary market

by in AZRE Magazine

Foreign investors are taking measured risks in secondary and tertiary markets in order to secure yield premiums on their investments that are unavailable in more traditional gateway markets. Historically, foreign investments into the United States real estate market have predominately involved assets and projects in gateway markets like, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Boston.… Read More →

Waymo shows how to adhere to emergency vehicles

Waymo self-driving car

A 2015 report estimates the average urban commuter in the United States spends 42 hours annually stuck in traffic, which costs a combined $160 billion a year in gas burned and lost time. While a more time and cost effective solution may be achievable in the not so distant future, self-driving car companies are continuously… Read More →

Looking back (and forward) at $4.8 billion worth of Downtown Phoenix investment

Block 23 Downtown Phoenix
by in AZRE Magazine

Downtown Phoenix is where history meets the future. Over the last couple decades and especially in the last five years, a combination of factors, investments and new developments have aided in the revitalization of Downtown Phoenix and its continued resurgence into the future, which fosters a live-work-play environment unlike any other urban market in the Valley… Read More →

Check it out: Integrate’s new Downtown Phoenix, penthouse-level HQ

Integrate offices

The 19th floor “penthouse level” of 111 W. Monroe St. in Downtown Phoenix is ready to welcome its new, high-tech tenant – courtesy of a seven-month, creative office build-out just completed this week by the Phoenix office of JLL. The new tenant is Integrate, a locally based, rapidly growing cloud marketing software and service provider. JLL Executive… Read More →

Arizona Multi-housing Association CEO leaves for Washington, D.C. job

Arizona Multi-housing Association
by in AZRE Magazine

Tom Simplot, will step down from his position as president and CEO for the Arizona Multihousing Association this Friday. After a nine-year tenure as the head of AMA, the longtime Phoenix resident will follow a new job opportunity in Washington D.C. working for a federal agency. Courtney Gilstrap LeVinus, owner and co-founder of Capitol Consulting, will take over as… Read More →

Phoenix medical office market looks healthy, despite political turmoil

Phoenix medical office market

Political uncertainty and the proposed replacement of the Affordable Care Act have many in the healthcare industry wondering what’s next. Despite the current quandary, Metro Phoenix’s medical office market is expected to remain healthy for the foreseeable future following a strong 2016 that produced re-assuring sales and leasing numbers. Sharing their analysis and outlook of last… Read More →

How to MacGyver your infill projects through the city

Adam Baugh, a zoning and land use attorney at Withey Morris, PLC, and pioneer of infill restaurant projects across the Valley, says these projects require “a lot of MacGyvering to get them through the city.” When it came to repurposing and adapting older buildings like an old motorcycle/car dealership into a restaurant like The Yard,… Read More →

How developers saved time and millions on $418M hospital project

developers behind Banner University Medical Center Phoenix

It has been said that two minds are better than one. This concept holds true for Banner Health, which has saved millions of dollars and precious time by utilizing an integrated project delivery (IPD) process for two of its latest multi-million-dollar developments. An IPD is defined as a collaborative approach that combines systems, business structures,… Read More →

Downtown Phoenix building wins architecture award for top copper project

In 2007, Arizona was the top copper-producing state the nation, which was a pillar of the state’s early economy along with cattle, cotton, citrus and climate. Since then, Arizona’s diversifying economy has overshadowed the “Five C’s,” but copper’s influence can still be seen through project’s like the Biomedical Sciences Partnership Building at the University of… Read More →

How to capitalize on hot Phoenix apartment market

The apartment market in Downtown Phoenix is hot, really hot, and members of the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA) are cautiously optimistic that the market will remain one of the hottest in the country for at least a couple more years. In a standing room only crowd of over 60 people, AMA hosted its second-ever Quarterly… Read More →

Top 9 commercial real estate law firms in the Valley

by in AZRE Magazine

When the development of a new project comes to a halt, attorneys specializing in real estate get to work in addressing the problem and finding the best path to an effective solution. In an industry where the problems can be as diverse and complex as the solutions, finding the right commercial real estate law firm… Read More →

Cushman & Wakefield recognizes top Phoenix producers

Cushman & Wakefield honored 25 individuals and teams in each of its brokerage service areas including capital markets, tenant representation and agency leasing after finishing 2016 with a combined transaction volume of approximately $2 billion. The 2016 overall top producer was Executive Managing Director Eric Wichterman and the top overall producing team was Executive Managing Directors… Read More →