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Ensemble finishes Santa Fe Plaza renovations

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Ensemble Real Estate Solutions recently oversaw extensive improvements to Santa Fe Plaza in north Scottsdale.  Ensemble is currently the leasing agent and property management company of the building. Santa Fe Plaza is a unique medical office property that was built in 1985. The adobe, Spanish-style, 25,241-sq.-ft. building has excellent visibility from two major thoroughfares―90th Street… Read More →

Adolfson & Peterson accepts ALS ice bucket challenge

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The ALS ice bucket challenge has gone viral and it doesn’t appear to be freezing anytime soon. Local construction firm Adolfson & Peterson recently accepted the challenge. “After a challenge from our Colorado office, Adolfson & Peterson Construction’s Bryan Dunn and our Tempe office has ‘called-out’ Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell, among others, to participate in… 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 →

Ryan Companies wins City of Chandler RFP

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Chandler City Council has awarded Ryan Companies the request for proposal for the premier downtown property known as Site 6, located on Arizona Avenue, directly across from Chandler’s award-winning City Hall. Ryan Companies, a nationally recognized company specializing in office development, construction and management, proposes to develop and lease a mixed-use project consisting of two… Read More →

Kirk McClure elected to MCC Foundation board

Kirk McClure, Director of Business Development for McCarthy Building Companies, was recently elected to the board of directors for Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation. “Kirk has a passion for higher education and is extremely active within business circles here in Arizona,” said Dr. Steve Helfgot, president & CEO of the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation.  “We look… Read More →

The Luhrs endures: Adaptive reuse, retail breathe life into iconic downtown building

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Nestled among the steel and glass high rises in downtown Phoenix, the Luhrs Building stands as a symbol of the iconic brick-and-mortar structures that once graced the inner city. As the City of Phoenix embraces the concept of adaptive reuse, the Luhrs Building, constructed in 1924 at a cost of $553,000, is part of this… Read More →

Tracy Kerns joins Sundt Construction

Tracy Kerns, Sundt Construction
August 15, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Newsmakers

Sundt Construction, Inc. recently hired Tracy Kerns as operations manager for its Federal operations. In his role, Kerns is responsible for construction oversight and operations of Sundt’s federal portfolio, which includes a wide range of facilities and projects for federal government agencies. With more than 16 years of experience in the construction industry, Kerns has… Read More →

Glimcher breaks ground on 170KSF at Scottsdale Quarter

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Glimcher Realty Trust has broken ground on Block M at Scottsdale Quarter, a six-story, approximately ±170,000 SF Class-A, mixed-use building in north Scottsdale, Ariz. Located at the southeast corner of the high-end lifestyle center, the new tower will feature premier office space, above ground-floor retail plus an additional parking garage for both tenants and visitors.… Read More →

Anixter commits early to Airport I-10 spec development

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Wentworth Property Company/Clarion Partners and the Phoenix office of JLL have secured a benchmark 63,000-square-foot tenant lease commitment this week at Airport I-10 Business Park—one of the largest Sky Harbor Airport-area speculative industrial developments in Phoenix history. The lease, made by Illinois-based Anixter International, Inc., fills almost half of Airport I-10’s “Building E” months before anticipated shell construction… Read More →

Crown Castle leases 70KSF build-to-suit in Chandler

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Colliers International in Greater Phoenix has recently completed the long-term lease of a 70,000-square-foot build-to-suit, Class A office property in Chandler. Crown Castle International, one of the country’s largest independent owners and operators of shared wireless infrastructure, will lease the building on the southeast corner of Germann Road and Stearman Drive in Chandler from developer… Read More →

Rich Distler returns to McCarthy Building Cos.

Rich Distler, McCarthy Building Companies

McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently hired Rich Distler as Vice President of Business Development for the Infrastructure and Water Services team in the Southwest region. His primary focus will include water and wastewater treatment plants for municipalities and private owners. In this position, Distler will play a key role, providing 24 years of industry expertise… Read More →

Rivulon developer acquires additional land

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Columbus-based Nationwide Realty Investors announced today the acquisition of a 2.9-acre parcel of land that will be incorporated into their master-planned Rivulon development in Gilbert, Ariz. Located at the corner of Pecos and Gilbert roads, the land was obtained from Exxon Mobile and will complete the development block along Gilbert Road between AZ 202 and… Read More →

John Sticht elected to Arizona State Bar executive council

John Sticht, of Jennings, Haug & Cunningham, has been elected to serve on the Arizona State Bar Construction Section’s Executive Council as Secretary. Prior to accepting a one-year term as an officer for the leadership council, Mr. Sticht served for three years in an “at large” position on the council. His term as secretary commenced… Read More →

Ryan Hook promoted at Kitchell

Ryan Hook, Kitchell

Kitchell announced Friday that Ryan Hook has been promoted to project director. Hook started his career at Kitchell in 2001 and has played a key role in several of Kitchell’s signature healthcare construction projects, most notably and recently, the construction of the new tower at Chandler Regional Medical Center. This is one of Kitchell’s largest… Read More →