AZRE Magazine Archives

Deer Valley industrial campus sells for $26.4M

industrial campus
by in AZRE Magazine | Industrial

A 220,463-square-foot industrial campus in Phoenix was sold for  $26.4 million to industrial property owners Meritex Enterprises Inc., according to CBRE. “This acquisition is in keeping with our strategy of investing in markets that provide opportunity for growth, expansion and diversification,” commented Dan Williams, chief investment officer of Meritex. “We continue to seek additional investments in… Read More →

51 acres in Queen Creek bought for gravel mine

Scottsdale
by in AZRE Magazine | Site Selection

Investment firm Virtua Partners purchased 51 acres in Queen Creek for $996,642, with plans to mine and sell the surface materials and negotiate a long-term lease with a sand and gravel operator. Virtua Partners purchased the land out of REO, for $19,542 per acre. If it turns out to be more profitable, Virtual could complete… Read More →

Valley Partnership breakfast to focus on Trump’s infrastructure plan

Loop 303 I-10 Interchange
by in AZRE Magazine

Valley Partnership’s January 20 breakfast is going to be a twist on the typical forecast popular this time of year. This month’s panel will discuss how the state of Arizona is preparing for President-Elect Trump’s Infrastructure Plan, and how the real estate development industry will benefit from these opportunities across the Valley. The panel will… Read More →

Avondale OKs deal for Vitamin Shoppe distribution center

123rf.com: Vadim Guzhva
by in AZRE Magazine | Industrial

Vitamin Shoppe is locating its new West Coast distribution facility to Avondale, into an existing newly-built 187,000-square-foot building, in an agreement unanimously approved by the Avondale City Council. The Avondale City Council approved the deal on Jan. 17 for Vitamin Shoppe to move into the warehouse near Van Buren Street and 123rd Avenue. The Vitamin Shoppe’s… Read More →

40 Commercial real estate companies to watch in 2017

Scheduled to break ground in early 2017, the Arizona Center renovations will take approximately nine months to complete.  (Rendering courtesy of Parallel Capital Partners and Angelo, Gordon & Co.)
by in AZRE Magazine

This year, experts still see Arizona as a hotspot for commercial real estate activity and development. While activity in other markets across the nation is starting to fizzle out, Arizona has yet to enter the ninth inning of the business cycle as a result of its slow and steady recovery following the recession. AZRE identifies… Read More →

2017 outlook: Getting creative with offices

WebPT recently opened up offices in Downtown Phoenix's Warehouse District, renovating an old warehouse, creating a unique and open office space for its employees. (Photo by Mike Mertes, AZ BIG Media)
by in AZRE Magazine | Office

For the office market, the latest trend is in spaces designed to be creative, collaborative and flexible. Newer developments emphasize flexible layouts, open spaces, upgraded common areas and amenities to create a more attractive work environment. The highest office rental rates for Class A office space are still found in the downtowns of Phoenix, Scottsdale… Read More →

2017 Outlook: Multifamily looking steady

The Opus Group began construction on the two residential towers late last year. (Rendering courtesy of The Opus Group)

Vacancy rates remain low despite the ongoing delivery of new high-end multifamily units. As long as vacancy remains in check, the multifamily market will remain strong in the Valley, which reports the average volume and sale price per unit is higher than 2007’s peak. Metro Phoenix set a new record for multifamily last year for… Read More →

2017 Outlook: Retail shifts from ‘bricks to clicks’

retail
by in AZRE Magazine | Retail

The “shift from bricks to clicks” in the retail industry describes a growing trend of retailers who are selling products online instead of at brick-and-mortar stores and shopping centers. In retail, net absorption remains low and vacancy higher than expected, but the most growth is being concentrated in a few hot submarkets like Central Phoenix… Read More →

Walmart anchored retail center sells for $41.3M

Walmart
by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage

An entity owned by Goldman Sachs & Co. purchased the Walmart anchored Bethany Towne Center, located near Bethany Home Road and 35th Avenue in Phoenix, for $41.3 million, according to Cushman & Wakefield. Bethany Towne Center has 305,742 square feet of retail space and was 92.3 percent leased out at the time of the sale. Walmart makes… Read More →

2017 Outlook: Land to get solar bump

land
by in AZRE Magazine

Solar developers see Arizona as a hotbed for future solar facilities as new technologies emerge and the solar race picks up in the desert. Arizona’s solar boom is creating a lot of interest from solar developers buying 200-plus acres to smaller investors purchasing 20- to 40-acre parcels. According to Multiple Listing Service data, the number… Read More →

2017 Outlook: Medical market looking strong

Tempe
by in AZRE Magazine | Medical

Bioscience and medical sectors remain strong with dozens of projects occurring across the Valley. The transition in healthcare to a “well care” system instead of “sick care” model is accompanied by a goal to make healthcare faster, more convenient and accessible by developing more clinics, urgent cares and outpatient facilities. Expect to see a growing… Read More →

2017 Outlook: Industrial absorption could see rise

industrial absorption
by in AZRE Magazine | Industrial

Industrial vacancy rates returned to single digits for the first time since the third quarter of 2007 and the Valley’s market is expected to remain hot. Cushman & Wakefield reports overall asking rent rates in the Phoenix Metro reached its highest rate of $0.56 since Q3 2009. According to the same report, 15 of the… Read More →

50,000 SF manufacturing facility finished in Prescott

Manufacturing facility
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

A 50,000-square-foot built-to-suit manufacturing facility in Prescott was finished for its occupants, Vinyl Visions LLC, which is relocating from Southern California to the new facility. The two-story facility sits on 3.5 acres and has vinyl extrusion capabilities. Vinyl Visions provides window trim and other products nationwide for the window and door industry. Sun State Builders completed… Read More →

Mesa apartments near Falcon District sell

sold
by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage

California-based OpenPath Investments purchased Green Leaf Vista, a 98-unit apartment complex in Mesa, from Green Leaf Partners for an undisclosed amount, according to brokerage firm Marcus & Millichap who represented the sellers. The property is located at 3443 E. University Dr. in Mesa, four miles from the Falcon District, a 5,100-acre area composed of more than 10… Read More →