Construction Archives

Sundt to build temporary lodging at Luke AFB

Courtesy of Sundt

The U.S. Air Force 56th Contracting Squadron recently selected Sundt Construction, Inc. as the general contractor for a new temporary lodging facility at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Ariz. The $8.9 million, 42,000-square-foot project includes construction of four single-story lodging facilities with 28 units, providing Air Force personnel with short-term, quality housing accommodations as… Read More →

Phoenix Rising Investments starts Centrica redevelopment in Mesa

Centrica, Courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield

Phoenix Rising Investments, LLC has begun redevelopment on Centrica, an up to 140KSF, class-A office building at 1550 W. Southern Ave. The adaptive re-use project located near the US 60/Loop 101 interchange in the Southeast Valley will turn three former big-box retail stores into an ideal location for companies seeking modern office space that offers… Read More →

AFI-USA sells downtown Phoenix development site for $12.75M

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Real estate developer Africa-Israel USA (AFI-USA) announces the sale of a five-acre downtown Phoenix development site at the corner of Central Avenue and McDowell Road for $12.75 million. AFI-USA had owned the property since 2004. Lennar Multifamily Communities is the purchaser and plans to transform what is currently an empty lot into a 288,000-square-foot luxury residential… Read More →

Jaclynn Walsh named president, COO of Irgens

Jaclynn Walsh, Irgens

Irgens announced that Jaclynn (Jackie) C. Walsh had been named president/COO, effective immediately. Walsh will oversee day-to-day company operations in support of its real estate portfolio including property and facilities management, design and construction administration, leasing, project management, information technology, and marketing/communications. Mark F. Irgens, CRE will continue as CEO/manager and lead the company’s strategic… Read More →

Office Mate: The creative endgame for functional obsolescence

The C3 office building, in Los Angeles, was re-imagined by Gensler to include more "front doors" for suites, which are depicted by the colorful stairways on the building's exterior.

Forget the corner office. These days, it’s about the coffee shop around the corner, the food trucks outside the lobby, the light rail that passes an office building every 15 minutes. The work place is all about the worker. Employee and entrepreneur are synonymous. Human resource departments are working in concert with building owners, managers,… Read More →

Liberty Center at Rio Salado completes first building

Liberty Center at Rio Salado is a partnership between Liberty Property Trust and Markham Contracting Co.

Liberty Property Trust announced that it has completed the construction of its 155,000 square foot Class A office building, located at 1850 W. Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe.  The building opening marks Liberty’s first of up to potentially 11 buildings planned at Liberty Center at Rio Salado, and officially launches the innovative mixed-use business park.… Read More →

Homeless can now shower, launder clothes in Chandler Clean Machine

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Scrub-a-dub-dub! The Chandler Clean Machine is up and running to accommodate the homeless in providing showers and a washer and dryer to help them get back on their feet in the thriving economy. McCarthy Building Companies partnered with the City of Chandler, For Our City, Chandler Fire, Health and Medical Department, and the Interfaith Homeless… Read More →

Hines closes on purchase of 25-acre Chandler Viridian

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Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that it has closed on the purchase of the 25.5-acre site for Chandler Viridian, a mixed-use property on the northwest corner of the Loop 101/Loop 202 interchange, adjacent to the Chandler Fashion Center. Hines has been working on Chandler Viridian for nearly two years due to the… Read More →

Kitchell completes first phase of Scottsdale Bible Church renovations

Bible Church, Greg Vatt, Kitchell, WEB

Kitchell recently completed the first phase in transforming the Scottsdale Bible Church campus at Shea Blvd. and 76the Street. The work included construction of Grace Chapel, which serves as a “front door” to the entire 18-acre campus, as well as the Special Ministries classrooms and the Student Center. In addition, Kitchell remodeled administration areas, a large bathroom… Read More →

TMC renovates expanded space in downtown Phoenix

TMC Rendering, WEB

Torres Multicultural Communications (TMC) – an independent, Latina-owned, full-service agency specializing in marketing and public relations solutions for today’s multicultural marketplace – continues to grow at a rapid pace with the relocation to a newly-renovated office space in Downtown Phoenix, in addition to launching Luna Culture Lab in the next months. According to TMC President… Read More →

UofA breaks ground on 245KSF Biosciences Partnership Building

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With a shovel of dirt, construction began Thursday on the 10-story Biosciences Partnership Building; the latest development in downtown Phoenix.   University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton tilled the soil ceremoniously marking the beginning of the 2-year design and construction for the 245,000-square foot research building on the Phoenix… Read More →

Irgens breaks ground on Portico Place II in Chandler

Members of the development team break ground on Portico Place II in Chandler.

Irgens has broken ground on Portico Place II, a 48,173 sf, two-story, class-A multi-tenant office building located at 2195 West Chandler Boulevard. This speculative office building is being developed in response to growing demand for new, contemporary office space in the southeast Valley submarket by commercial office tenants. Current class-A office vacancy in the Southeast… Read More →

Dollar General sells in Marana, Ariz.

Dollar General rendering

Marcus & Millichap announced the sale of Dollar General, a 9,100-square foot net-leased property located in Marana, Ariz., according to Don Morrow, regional manager of the firm’s Phoenix office. The asset sold for $1,755,000 and is currently under construction. Jamie Medress and Mark Ruble, investment specialists in Marcus & Millichap’s Phoenix office, had the exclusive… Read More →

Second spec building completed at Chandler Corporate Center

Chandler Corporate Center III, Rockefeller, WEB

The Rockefeller Group announced today that it has completed its 82,000 square foot flex/office building on 8.2 acres at the Chandler Corporate Center campus. The building is the company’s second spec building in the office park. “The success of the first spec office building at Chandler Corporate Center was a factor in The Rockefeller Group… Read More →