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RED Awards – Arizona Real Estate Development 2009

2009 RED Award Winners & Honorees

On Thursday, February 26, 2009, AZRE | Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine presented the 4th Annual RED Awards — Arizona’s most comprehensive annual real estate awards. The reception honored the Biggest, Best and Most Notable commercial real estate projects and transactions of 2008. The top projects were announced and awards given to the developer, general contractor, architect and broker/teams of each winning project. All of the award winners and honorable mentions were featured within a special award section published within the March/April 2009 issue of AZRE Magazine.

Best Hospitality Project:

Winner:

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel

Developer: City of Phoenix Downtown Development Office
Contractor: Perini Building Company
Architect: RSP Architects & Arquitectonica
Size: 120,000 SF
Location: 340 N. 3rd St.
City: Downtown Phoenix
Completed: August 2008

Honorable Mention:

Hilton Garden Inn – Gateway

Developer: Windsor Hotels
Contractor: Summit Builders
Architect: Orcutt|Winslow Partnership
Size: 121,000 SF
Location: 3838 E. Van Buren St.
City: Phoenix
Completed: December 2008

Best Industrial Project

Winner:

Avnet

Developer & Contractor: Ryan Companies US Inc.
Architect: Balmer Architectural Group
Brokers:
Colliers International: William S. Littleton & William B. Owens
Cushman & Wakefield of AZ: Chris Toci, Ted Harrison & James Greaves
Size: 229,000 SF
Location: 6700 W. Morelos Pl., Chandler
Completed: May 2008

Honorable Mention:

NSA8 Office and Hanger

Developer: Watts Investment
Contractor: W.E. O’Neil Construction Company
Architect: Barbes Bidanjiri & Associates
Size: 18,968 SF
Location: 7975 E. McClain Dr.
City: Scottsdale
Completed: May 2008

Best Medical Project:

Winner:

Banner Page Hospital Expansion

Developer: Banner Health
Contractor: Guthrie General Inc.
Architect: SmithGroup
Size: 10,000 SF
Location: 501 N. Navajo Dr.
City: Page
Completed: May 2008

Honorable Mention:

Phoenix Children’s Hospital NICU

Developer: Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Contractor: Layton Construction Company
Architect: HKS Inc.
Broker:
Banner Health System/Good Samaritan Medical Center: Andrew Ptashnjuk
Size: 39,800 SF (renovation)
Location: 1111 E. McDowell Rd.
City: Phoenix
Completed: April 2008 (Ph. II)

Best Mixed-Use Project:

Winner:

SouthBridge

Developer: Scottsdale Canal
Contractor: W.E. O’Neil Construction Company
Architect: Allen+Philp Architects/Interiors
Size: 135,000 SF, 4 buildings
Location: 7114-7154 E. Stetson Dr.
City: Scottsdale
Completed: Multi-phased; October 2008

Honorable Mention:

ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism

Developer: City of Phoenix & ASU
Contractor: Sundt Construction
Architect: HDR Architecture
Size: 223,000 SF
Location: 555 N. Central Ave.
City: Downtown Phoenix
Completed: Fall 2008

Best Multi-Family Project:

Winner:

44 Monroe

Developer: Grace Communities
Contractor: The Weitz Company
Architect: Tucker Sadler Architects
Size: 488,400 SF
Location: 44 W. Monroe St.
City: Downtown Phoenix
Completed: November 2008

Honorable Mention:

Bridgeview at Hayden Ferry Lakeside

Developer: SunCor Development Company
Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies
Architect: Callison Architecture
Broker: SunCor Homes: Jim Adair
Size: 200,962 SF
Location: 140 E. Rio Salado Pkwy.
City: Tempe
Completed: February 2008

Best Office Project:

Winner:

Papago Gateway Center

Developer: Chesnut Properties
Contractor: Okland Construction
Architect: SmithGroup
Broker: Grubb & Ellis|BRE Commercial – Don Mudd & Mark Stratz
Size: 267,000 SF
Location: 350 W. Washington St.
City: Tempe
Completed: May 2008

Honorable Mention:

Medicis at Riverwalk Arizona

Developer: The Alter Group
Contractor: The Weitz Company
Architect: PHArchitecture
Broker: Cushman & Wakefield: Larry Downey
Size: 158,700 SF
Location: 7720 N. Dobson Rd.
City: Scottsdale
Completed: April 2008

Best Office Condo Project:

Winner:

The Presidio

Developer: VP Commercial
Contractor: Wittco Construction
Architect: Bill Clay Design Studio
Broker: Logan Commercial: Phil Wurth
Size: 86,300 SF
Location: 1100-1120 S. Dobson Rd.
City: Chandler
Completed: March 2008

Honorable Mention:

Camelback 101 Professional Plaza

Developer: COBE Development
Contractor: Farnsworth Construction
Architect: Moosavi Design Group
Broker: COBE Real Estate: Steve Beck
Size: 45,737 SF
Location: 9515 W. Camelback Rd.
City: Phoenix
Completed: November 2008

Best Redevelopment Project:

Winner:

ASU Polytechnic Academic Campus

Developer: Arizona State University
Contractor: DPR Construction
Architect: RSP Architects
Size: 245,000 SF
Location: 7001 E. Williams Field Rd.
City: Mesa
Completed: June 2008

Honorable Mention:

Allied Gases and Welding Supplies

Developer: Allied Gases and Welding Supplies
Contractor: Caliber Construction
Architect: Baldinger Architectural Studio
Size: 14,000 SF
Location: 945 E. Curry Rd.
City: Tempe
Completed: August 2008

Best Retail Project:

Winner:

The Shops at Norterra

Developer: RED Development, USAA Real Estate Company, & Norterra West
Contractor: VCC
Architect: Butler Design Group
Size: 320,000 SF
Location: Norterra Pkwy. & Happy Valley Rd.
City: Phoenix
Completed: December 2008

Honorable Mention:

DC Ranch Crossing

Developer: DMB Associates
Contractor: The Renaissance Companies
Architect: Butler Design Group
Size: 75,000 SF
Location: SEC Pima Rd. & Union Hills
City: Scottsdale
Completed: October 2008

Best Sustainable Project:

Winner:

Tempe Transportation Center

Developer: City of Tempe
Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson
Architect: Otak & Architekton
Broker: Colliers International: Ruth Darby
Size: 40,000 SF
Location: 200 E. 5th Street
City: Tempe
Completed: December 2008

Honorable Mention:

Papago Gateway Center

Developer: Chesnut Properties
Contractor: Okland Construction
Architect: SmithGroup
Broker: Grubb & Ellis|BRE Commercial: Don Mudd & Mark Stratz
Size: 267,000 SF
Location: 350 W. Washington St.
City: Tempe
Completed: May 2008

Most Challenging Project:

Winner:

Phoenix Convention Center Expansion, Ph. II

Developer: City of Phoenix
Contractor: Hunt-Russell-Alvarado (tri-venture)
Architect: HOK Venue
Size: 1.4 MSF
Location: 100 N. 3rd St.
City: Downtown Phoenix
Completed: December 2008

Honorable Mention:

44 Monroe

Developer: Grace Communities
Contractor: The Weitz Company
Architect: Tucker Sadler Architects
Size: 488,400 SF
Location: 44 W. Monroe St.
City: Phoenix
Completed: November 2008

Developer of the Year:

Winner:

City of Phoenix

Winner of Best Hospitality Project:
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel

Winner of Most Challenging Project:
Phoenix Convention Center Expansion, Ph. II
Honorable Mention for Best Mixed-Use Project:
ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism

Architect of the Year:

Winner:

RSP Architects

Winner of Best Hospitality Project:
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel

Winner of Best Redevelopment Project:
ASU Polytechnic Academic Campus

General Contractor of the Year:

Winner:

The Weitz Company

Winner of Best Multi-Family Project:
44 Monroe
Honorable Mention for Best Office Project:
Medicis at Riverwalk Arizona

Honorable Mention for Most Challenging Project:
44 Monroe

Brokerage Firm of the Year:

Winner:

Cushman & Wakefield

Brokers represented several projects including:
Winner of Best Industrial Project: Avnet:
Chris Toci, Ted Harrison and James Greaves
Honorable Mention for Best Office Project:
Medicis at Riverwalk Arizona: Larry Downey


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