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City of Mesa streets get $4.5M improvements

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The Phoenix office of Skanska has started work on improvements to Broadway Road in Mesa, Ariz., from Power Road to Sossaman Road. The $4.5 million street and utility improvements project for the City of Mesa includes extensive storm drain and potable water upgrades to the existing system, widening an older roadway to accommodate heavier traffic… Read More →

RED Awards honor best in commercial real estate

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See photos from the event! Every February, AZRE magazine recognizes the best projects, leading brokerage teams and top companies in Arizona commercial real estate at the Real Estate Development (RED) Awards. On Thursday Feb. 26, at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, AZRE magazine presented the 10th annual RED Awards, including its first subcontractor, safety… Read More →

Renovation of 12Fifty5 on University apartments complete

MIG Real Estate, a Newport Beach, California-based real estate investment company, is pleased to announce that they have completed renovations at 12Fifty5 On University Apartments in Tempe, Arizona. The community, formerly named Quadrangles Village, has undergone significant improvements to convert the property from conventional apartments to student housing. The 756-bed student housing community is located… Read More →

Ground breaks on Arizona Fallen Firefighter Memorial

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On March 6, ground will break on the first statewide memorial dedicated to the courage and memory of Arizona firefighters and paramedics who gave their lives in service of others.  To date, 105 firefighters and paramedics have lost their lives in Arizona since 1902. Two Arizona sculptors – Rusty Bowers from Mesa and Paul Olesniewicz… Read More →

RED Awards 2015: Lifetime Achievement Award

Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media

On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 10th annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2014 and the construction teams involved. RED Award trophies were handed out in 10 project categories, to six brokerage teams and safety, subcontractor, architect, general… Read More →

OdySea will break ground March 5

McCarthy Building Companies will break ground at 5 p.m. March 5, 2015, on the OdySea Aquarium, which will be located adjacent to Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale. The groundbreaking celebration has been organized by OdySea founders Amram Knishinsky, Ph.D., and Martin Pollack and also involves the facility designer Deutsch Architecture Group. Poised to be one of Arizona’s… Read More →

Willis/Arizona Avenue Corporate Park breaks ground

Sun State Builders proudly announced the ground breaking of The Willis/Arizona Avenue Corporate Park. This development consists of two spec warehouse buildings located at the SE corner of Willis Road. & Arizona Avenue in Chandler, AZ. The total square footage of the two buildings is 140,000 SF and situated on an 11 acre lot just south of… Read More →

Portland on the Park gains traction with larger units

Portland on the Park, the highly anticipated sister property to Downtown’s award winning Portland Place, has received significant interest from potential homebuyers with 25 units already reserved. The property also has noted a surge in requests for larger floor plans, and in response, has redesigned selected homes. This change led to the creation of four… Read More →

Petitioners seek adaptive reuse of GreenHAUS boutique

“Three Birds” by contemporary artist Lauren Lee

Roosevelt Row is known as a hub for culture, food, and art, but plans for a new residential space could take away decade-old murals. GreenHAUS owners Cole and Danya Reed closed their boutique at the end of last year and moved to Oregon in January to have more secure parental rights for the son they… Read More →

Park 10 breaks ground with Main Event signing

Parkland Development, LLC (Tigard, OR) announced it will break ground in March on Park 10, a 43-acre, mixed-use project located on the northeast corner of I-10 and 107th Avenue in Avondale. The announcement corresponds to the signing of the project’s first anchor tenant, Main Event Entertainment, the fastest growing bowling-anchored entertainment center in America, whose… Read More →

Valley Partnership opens community project grant submissions

Founded in 1987, Valley Partnership is the real estate industry leader advocating for responsible growth policies through public private partnerships that positively impact expansion and economic development. One of its cornerstones is community service. Each year, Valley Partnership selects a nonprofit organization that can benefit from the skills, efforts and supplies provided by its partners.… Read More →

Phoenix construction costs expected to rise in 2015

February 8, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Construction | Featured

On February 5, Mortenson released its quarterly Construction Cost Index report for Phoenix along with five other metropolitan areas in the U.S.  According to the report, non-residential construction labor, material and equipment costs in the greater Phoenix area are forecasted to increase 3% in 2015.While costs fell in the latest quarter and there was 6% decline in local, non-residential construction employment last year… Read More →

Construction completed on Livewire music venue

LGE Design Build has completed the construction of Livewire, Arizona’s newest premier 14,000-square-foot live music venue bringing fresh nightlife to the former development known as Axis/Radius in the entertainment district of Scottsdale. Livewire, located at 7340 E. Indian Plaza, includes a stage, two interior bars and a second floor balcony fronting the street. Livewire also… Read More →

GCC Technology 3 building breaks ground

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A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Jan. 30 at Glendale Community College (GCC) for the new Technology 3 (T3) building. Local community members and dignitaries along with representatives from GCC, Holly Street Studio, and Adolfson & Peterson Construction were on hand to officially commence the construction of the new building serving the College’s automotive technology… Read More →