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AECOM acquires Hunt Construction Group

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AECOM, a global leader in infrastructure, announced that it has acquired Hunt Construction Group. The acquisition of Hunt will make AECOM a top U.S. builder, in particular in sports venues, airports and healthcare facilities, and add more than $1 billion in revenue. Through the acquisition, AECOM has the ability to serve clients as a fully integrated… Read More →

Chandler opens RFP for retail, entertainment

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The City of Chandler is looking for proposals to add mixed use development, including retail and entertainment to its downtown. The City has opened a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 4.6-acre property located on the southwest corner of Chandler Boulevard and Arizona Avenue commonly known as Sites 1-2-3. This property acts as the northern… Read More →

Design firm brings ‘lifestyle experiences’ to multifamily properties

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Developing apartments just isn’t what it used to be. Today’s renter is a hipper, more sophisticated and savvier-than-ever consumer seeking affordable living spaces that are designed with their lifestyle in mind. The boring beige apartment complexes that saturate our Phoenix skyline have given way to design-oriented places to live that are being styled – and… Read More →

Culinary Dropout concept comes to Tempe this fall

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Fox Restaurant Concepts (FRC) and development partner, Brian Frakes, plan to open the first East Valley Culinary Dropout location in October 2014 on First Avenue and Farmer Avenue in Tempe, Ariz. Known for their innovative restaurant concepts, FRC is planning their largest project to date with this Culinary Dropout location at Farmer Arts District at… Read More →

McCarthy awarded Verrado Heritage K-8 school project

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McCarthy Building Companies was recently awarded a preconstruction services contract by the Litchfield Elementary School District (LESD) for the estimated $12 million Verrado Heritage Elementary School, located just west of Verrado Way and north of Thomas Road in Buckeye, Ariz. McCarthy will begin work on the new 80,500-square-foot K-8 school in August. The school will include… Read More →

Ground breaks on second building at Liberty Center at Rio Salado

Liberty Center at Rio Salado, a Class A LEED Silver office development in Tempe.

Liberty Property Trust will break ground this week on its second building at its new park, Liberty Center at Rio Salado in Tempe. Located at 1910 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Building Two will be a two-story, 156,030 square foot Class A office building. The project is designed to achieve LEED® Silver certification and the total… Read More →

New to Market: Broadstone Lincoln

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Broadstone Lincoln Developer: Alliance Residential Company General Contractor: Alliance Residential Builders Architect: ORB Architecture Location: 7100 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, Ariz. Size: 219,000 SF (net rentable area) Value: $50M Start and completion dates: Started third quarter 2012. Completed second quarter 2014. Project Description: Broadstone Lincoln is a 264-unit community that sits on 5.31 acres of… Read More →

PHX Architecture hosts summer camp

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Each year PHX Architecture holds the PHX Arch Summer Camp, a two week experience for junior high school and high school students to get a feel for what a career in architecture is really like. The camp session includes all of the day-to-day activities of an architect. Students learn skills such as Space Planning, Hand… Read More →

Deco Communities opens sixth cabana modern apartment property

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Scottsdale-based Deco Communities has opened its sixth Cabana Modern Apartment Homes complex bringing its brand of hip, modern and affordable rental units to the heart of North Central Phoenix’s eclectic 7th Street neighborhood. Cabana on Seventh offers 74 stylishly renovated units offering urban-influenced living spaces designed for Gen Y renters. Located at 5615 N. 7th… Read More →

Ground breaks on $25M Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa

(L to R):  Mark Sklar - DMB, Councilmember Jack Sellers, Councilmember Jeff Weninger, Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, Councilmember Kevin Hartke, Carol Nalevanko - President of Village Health Clubs & Spa, Bennett Dorrance - DMB, Michael DeBell - DMB, David Bruner - DMB Circle Road, Charley Freericks - DMB, Mary Alexander - DMB.  Photo courtesy of John Buttel of Buttel Photography.

On June 18,  a group of city and business leaders including Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Councilmembers Kevin Hartke, Jack Sellers and Jeff Weninger gathered in a freshly-graded dirt field to officially break ground on the $25 million Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa. Joining the Mayor & Councilmembers at the groundbreaking ceremony were prominent… Read More →

RJM Construction begins three medical office projects near Phoenix

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RJM Construction has been selected for three medical office projects in the Phoenix area. The projects all began last month and represent a combined 16,937 SF In Peoria, RJM Construction is constructing new space for Adelante Healthcare; in Sun City, Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates’ new clinic is receiving an upgrade; and in Central Phoenix,… Read More →

Watt Communities announces multifamily, in-fill projects

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Watt Communities of Arizona has doubled its Phoenix project pipeline and brought its total local construction commitment to more than $21 million with the announcement of two new urban infill communities: The Enclave at 32nd Street and 16 Ocotillo. The move grows the company’s local presence and expands its product offerings to include single-family detached… Read More →

Architekton names three senior associates

In conjunction with its 25th year anniversary, Architekton named John Cahoon, John Williams and Harold Gephardt senior associates. After 25 years of practice, this is one of the first in a series of celebratory events that coincide with the firm’s silver jubilee.  Founded June 1, 1989, the firm is known for award-winning, creative solutions to… Read More →

Harvard, LPC partner on final Riverview Point phase

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Harvard Investments announced today that it will partner with Lincoln Property Company (LPC) to develop the second and final phase of Riverview Point, a Class-A office project directly adjacent to the 250-acre Mesa Riverview mixed-use property in Phoenix’s booming Southeast Valley. Harvard Investments purchased the 19.55-acre land parcel for the new project from Montana Avenue… Read More →