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Westwood adds 11 to solar, wind teams

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Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood), a national multi-disciplined professional surveying and engineering services firm, announced the addition of 11 members to its solar and wind teams. “This strategic move strengthens and expands Westwood’s national presence in the solar and wind markets and enables the company to leverage additional and well-established expertise to provide value to… Read More →

Arizona becomes a top state for green building

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Arizona real estate is LEED-ing the way, breaking into the Top 10 in the nation for the most projects per capita certified LEED for its green building initiative. LEED, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a green building certification program where projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. The… Read More →

How to save green on green building

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Experts say the key to saving money when building green is remembering LEED programs are project specific and what works for one project may not benefit another. Here are some tips to save green while building green. • Start and the process early. You can keep costs lower if you know what you want. This will… Read More →

Cargo containers join multifamily inventory

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Some Phoenicians are seeking out trendy living spaces in the burgeoning downtown Phoenix area, and soon the available product will include a cluster of shipping containers. The concept, Containers on Grand, was originally intended to provide local artists with a space to store and showcase their artwork on First Fridays, but it has evolved into… Read More →

ASU law school to break ground next week

ASU's Arizona Center for Law and Society

The official groundbreaking for Arizona State University’s new $129 million law school building in downtown Phoenix, the Arizona Center for Law and Society, is set for Nov. 13. The ceremony will take place at the northwest corner of Taylor and First streets starting at 8 a.m. Attending the ceremony will be ASU President Michael M.… Read More →

Local entreprenuers form environmental consulting firm

Earthworks

Entrepreneurs Cherie Koester and Jana Baldwin have partnered to form Earthworks Environmental, LLC, an environmental consulting business in Metro Phoenix. With both serving as principals of the firm, Koester and Baldwin bring more than 16 years of combined regulatory and industrial experience in Storm Water Pollution Prevention (SWPPP), dust control and construction safety compliance. Earthworks Environmental… Read More →

Ak-Chin Indian Community project wins water reuse award

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The Ak-Chin Indian Community UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle and Central Plant has been named the AZ Water Association’s 2014 Water Reuse Project of the Year. The two buildings were recognized for their efficient use of reclaimed water.   “This is a great example of environmental sustainability and water conservation that we strive for in our… Read More →

Ready For The Rebound!

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As the U.S. and Arizona markets improve, commercial contractors remain optimistic about the pending rebound. In anticipation of that growth, the Arizona Builders’ Alliance (ABA) has retooled its strategic plan to focus on a more modern, streamlined approach to membership services. Founded in 1994, by the merger of the Building Chapter of the Associated General… Read More →

Scottsdale Environmental Design Award winners showcase excellence

Bicycle Haus

When designing its new building, longtime downtown Scottsdale retail bicycle shop Bicycle Haus considered the distinctive character of the surrounding area. It created a strong street front identity by integrating bench seating into an outdoor plaza and orienting the building to face the mountains. Native desert trees shade the parking to the west, as well… Read More →

Ventana leases 60KSf build-to-suit in Marana

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An affiliate of Cottonwood Properties announced they will be constructing and leasing a 60,000 square foot distribution facility for Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), a member of the Roche Group. The new facility is located in Tangerine Commerce Park located on Tangerine Farms Road just west of the Tangerine Road freeway interchange. This is the… Read More →

Garmin opens new research, development office in Chandler

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Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, Friday formally opens its new 60,000 square foot research and development facility in the Chandler Corporate Center. “We are delighted to open such a state-of-the-art research and development facility here in Chandler,” said Merlin Smith, director of auto OEM… Read More →

NAIOP: Commercial real estate strongest since economic recovery

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The commercial real estate development industry grew at the strongest pace since the economic recovery began in 2011, according to an annual report on the state of the industry released today by the NAIOP Research Foundation.  The report, entitled “The Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate,” determined that the economic impact realized by the development… 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

Broadstone Lincoln pool, WEB

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 →