Author Archives: David McGlothlin


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 →

Brewer Companies boosts construction jobs pipeline

SMACNA Arizona
by in AZRE Magazine

At Brewer Companies, Arizona’s largest new construction residential plumbing company, the average salary for second-year plumbers surpasses $50,000 per year. Yet, the company is consistently looking for new team members to meet the demands of their current and growing customer base. Mike Brewer, founder of Brewer Companies, has taken it upon himself to deliver new… Read More →

Yung Koprowski launches engineering firm

Yung Koprowski
by in AZRE Magazine

Leveraging a decade of transportation engineering experience and mentorship with the Valley’s leading experts, Yung Koprowski, PE, PTOE launched her own firm, Y2K Engineering. Y2K Engineering LLC (Y2K) is 100-percent minority woman owned and a certified Small Business Concern (SBC). The firm provides traffic engineering and transportation planning services specializing in safety, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), traffic operations… Read More →

Growing Kansas-based law firm signs lease at Esplanade

Cushman & Wakefield announced that Spencer Fane has leased 8,502 square feet at Esplanade, located at 2425 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix. The tenant signed an 18-month full-service gross lease for $38.00 per square foot from LBA Realty. The 11-story, 235,077-square-foot office building is phase one within the mixed-use Camelback Esplanade, located at the southeast… Read More →

ASU and CoreNet Global team up to create CRE talent pipeline

W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU
by in AZRE Magazine

Despite the tremendous amount of crossover between skills needed for commercial real estate and corporate real estate, universities with real estate schools across the country do not typically differentiate the two and do not have specific classes teaching corporate real estate. As a result, there’s a growing void in the corporate real estate talent pipeline… Read More →

Valley Partnership analyzes economic impact of Luke Air Force base

by in AZRE Magazine | Events

This month’s panel will discuss the economic impact of Luke Air Force base on the Valley and the state of Arizona. The panel will be held at the Phoenix Country Club on Friday, April 21 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Brigadier General Brook Leonard, Luke’s new Commander of the 56th Fighter Wing, will provide… Read More →

How Midtown Phoenix turned into a submarket hotspot

Phoenix
by in AZRE Magazine

The seeds for Midtown’s success were planted more than a decade ago. The downturn brought a drought to the real estate market, but with a slow and steady recovery acting as the rain, those seeds are now growing and spurring additional growth. A culmination of factors led to the re-gentrification of Midtown, which is now… Read More →

Cul-de-sac living comes to the city

urban cul-de-sac

Tempe-based LVA Urban Design Studio broke ground in mid-December on a luxury, mid-rise condominium complex designed to feel like an urban cul-de-sac located in Downtown Scottsdale. The concept originated from LVA President Steven Voss and his wife Wendy, who will be among the community’s first residents. The direction given to architects, Allen + Philp Architects,… Read More →

Operation renovation: Hospitality industry gets a makeover

The James Agency

With an impressive collection of new construction, renovations and modernization, Arizona’s hospitality industry has undergone more makeovers in the last year than the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Older hospitality assets experience major facelifts and overhauls to keep up with the changing standards of Arizona’s hospitality industry, which contributes $12.8 billion annually to Arizona’s Gross… Read More →

Journey to the top: CRE expert goes from intern to founder of own firm

by in AZRE Magazine

Before he was 23 years old, Jon Rosenberg was actively leasing, selling and managing properties all over Arizona. He earned his real estate license while still in school at the University of Arizona in Tucson, which was also when he began his commercial real estate career, training at both CBRE as well as Tucson Realty… Read More →