Author Archives: Peter Madrid

About Peter Madrid

Peter Madrid has more than 30 years of experience in the newspaper industry as an editor and reporter at USA Today, Kansas City Star, Tucson Citizen and Arizona Republic. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico.

Environmental sheriffs help developers avoid dust-ups

by in AZRE Magazine

Travis Fern’s office is acres of dirt. From the cab of his truck, he watches as a water tanker rumbles by, spraying the ground and suppressing the dust that rises from sprawling, open land. Fern is the compliance manager for Earthworks Environmental, a Gilbert-based company that primarily serves land developers, vertical developers, commercial construction and… Read More →

No bites at 4th Annual ULI Arizona Shark Tank

The 4th Annual Shark Tank presented by ULI Arizona mirrored some of the trends that we’re seeing in Valley commercial real estate: affordable, ground-up multifamily; converting single-family homes into residential assisted-living; and repurposing and preserving a building that’s been part of the local economy since the 1940s. A rapt audience of more than 200 was… Read More →

Valley Partnership releases community project short-list

It doesn’t get any easier. The 2015 Valley Partnership Community Project planning process has officially begun. Sixteen grant applications were received, reviewed and ranked by hard-working committee members. The committee short listed the applications to four potential charity recipients. Juliana Norvell of Marc Taylor Inc., led the charge as the charity recipient liaison for the… Read More →

The Luhrs Endures

by in AZRE Magazine | Featured

Nestled among the steel and glass high rises in downtown Phoenix, the Luhrs Building stands as a symbol of the iconic brick-and-mortar structures that once graced the inner city. As the City of Phoenix embraces the concept of adaptive reuse, the Luhrs Building, constructed in 1924 at a cost of $553,000, is part of this… Read More →

The Luhrs endures: Adaptive reuse, retail breathe life into iconic downtown building

Nestled among the steel and glass high rises in downtown Phoenix, the Luhrs Building stands as a symbol of the iconic brick-and-mortar structures that once graced the inner city. As the City of Phoenix embraces the concept of adaptive reuse, the Luhrs Building, constructed in 1924 at a cost of $553,000, is part of this… Read More →

NAIOP Arizona urges FAA to retract proposed OEI procedures

The Arizona Chapter of NAIOP has urged the Federal Aviation Administration to retract the proposed One Engine Inoperative (OEI) Procedures in the Obstruction Evaluation Studies published in the Federal Register on April 28. “While  NAIOP-AZ fully supports the FAA’s role to oversee aviation safety, we oppose this proposed OEI policy, note that it does not… Read More →

Why more companies are coming to the Valley

When it comes to recruiting new companies to relocate, expand or begin operations in Arizona, it’s all about “getting in the game and the closing the deal.” That was the message delivered at Valley Partnership’s June breakfast before a robust audience at the Phoenix Country Club. Christine Mackay, Economic Development Director for the City of… Read More →

Valley Partnership Reviews Sites for 2014 Community Project

Inspiring and heart-rending. Those two words stuck in my mind all day as the Valley Partnership Community Project Committee toured the sites recently and met with officials of the three finalists for the 2014 event. All three nonprofit organizations opened up their worlds to us and gave us an opportunity to learn more about them… Read More →

Mark-Taylor, Kitchell Break Ground On Southern Arizona Development

  A year after opening two successful multi-family developments in Maricopa County, the joint venture of Mark-Taylor and Kitchell has embarked on a unique mixed-use development that brings out the best of their combined experience and utilizes the gorgeous backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The 24-acre development in Oro Valley, being called “San Dorado,”… Read More →

DPR Construction Building Out Las Vegas Law Firm Gordon Silver

by in Business News | Construction

  DPR Construction’s Phoenix Regional Office is managing all construction services for DPR throughout Nevada, led by Corporate Office Leader Michael Rauschenberger. The Gordon Silver Corporate Headquarters Tenant Improvement is designed by architect Gary Lee Partners. Gordon Silver, a law firm, chose Alliance Project Advisors with eight offices across the nation, to oversee the work.… Read More →

Cabana On Thomas Wins Top Design Award From ASID

  Deco Communities’ Cabana on Thomas project won the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Arizona North Chapter’s prestigious Adaptive Use award, a top design industry award honoring excellence in interior design. Cabana on Thomas is one of Deco Communities’ apartment renovation projects in which infill buildings are revamped and given a new vibrant life.… Read More →

JBA Consulting Engineers Opens Arizona Office

  JBA Consulting Engineers (JBA), a global leader in active building systems, began operations in Arizona recently. It named Michael Shafer, CTS and Timothy Johnson RCDD, CTS as Managers of Technology Design Solutions and Senior Project Consultant respectively. Shafer and Johnson’s more than 50 years of combined experience and vast knowledge of the market will… Read More →

200,000 SF Tucson Medical Center West Pavilion Opens Its Doors

  The Tucson Medical Center West Pavilion in Tucson opened recently, a project designed by Hobbs + Black Associates and built by JE Dunn Construction. The Tucson office of DLR Group also was part of the project. The $74M, 200,000 SF medical facility consists of two major components. The first component is the main surgery department which… Read More →

hardison/downey construction Completes New High School Building For Phoenix Collegiate Academy

  Phoenix Collegiate Academy, a free public charter school for 5th through 12th graders, has a new high school building ready for students coming back to classes this fall. The building was designed by Steven Brenden Architect and built by hardison/downey construction. The 20,000 SF single-story building, at 12th St. & Broadway, includes classrooms, science… Read More →

Gay Jarvis Joins Cassidy Turley As Property Manager In Tucson

Gay Jarvis
by in Business News | Newsmakers

Cassidy Turley announced that Gay Jarvis has joined the company’s Property Management Group. Gay Jarvis will oversee the management of Tucson West, a 150,000 SF building at 333 E. Wetmore in Tucson. She will also oversee the management of the newly renovated Plaza Palomino, a 100,000 SF property at Swan Rd. and Fort Lowell in… Read More →