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Auto aftermarket company signs 109KSF lease in Phoenix

Canal Crossing

A leading auto aftermarket company has signed a 10-year + lease for 109,060 SF at Canal Crossing Logistics Center at 5670 S. 32nd St. in Phoenix. The project is currently under construction. Lee & Associates principals Jeff Conrad and Allen Lowe represented the landlord, Conor Commercial Real Estate (a real estate development and investment arm… Read More →

Vintage Partners to redevelop ’50s era shopping center

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Vintage Partners, the Arizona-based commercial real estate development and investment company, announced its selection by Uptown Plaza Associates, LLC to lead the redevelopment of Uptown Plaza, the landmark 1950s era shopping center in central Phoenix on the NE corner of Central Avenue and Camelback Road.  Kicking off with a groundbreaking in September 2014 (exactly 59… Read More →

TicketForce to create mixed-use development in Gilbert

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A new mixed-use building is coming soon to downtown Gilbert featuring more than 13,000 square feet divided into three stories, a commitment to social responsibility and uniquely: a plan to only house local Arizona businesses. Gilbert residents and owners of East Valley-based ticketing company, TicketForce, Brad Smith and Lynne King Smith, closed last month on… Read More →

Op-Ed: New ROC regulatory philosophy triggers need for self-audits

SMACNA Arizona

By D. Kim Lough, construction lawyer with Jennings, Haug & Cunningham Contractors throughout Arizona are being blindsided by a new administrative oversight role undertaken by the Registrar of Contractors (ROC). The Registrar’s new prosecutorial philosophy toward investigating complaints against licensed contractors places contractors at risk of losing their license for minimal technical violations which may… Read More →

$150M Chandler Viridian project zoning entitlement approved

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The Chandler City Council on Thursday night approved zoning and a development agreement for Hines to develop the Chandler Viridian mixed-use project located near the Chandler Fashion Center and Loop 101/Loop 202 interchange. The 25-acre project will include a modern brand hotel, Class A multi-family and a central plaza with 250,000 square feet of Class… Read More →

Alliance Residential’s Bruce Ward named 2014 ‘Executive of the Year’

Bruce Ward, Alliance Residential

Alliance Residential Company announced that Bruce Ward, the company’s chairman and CEO, has been named the 2014 Executive of the Year by Multifamily Executive, one of the leading trade publications for the multifamily housing industry. One of the most prestigious honors of the multifamily industry, the Executive of the Year Award is given annually to… Read More →

IPA, Retirement Community Specialists join forces

Rendering of Generations at Agritopia (a sister property). Renderings of the Ahwatukee location are not yet completed.

IPA, a leading operator of luxury multifamily communities in Arizona and Michigan, and Retirement Community Specialists, Inc. (RCS), a leading operator of luxury senior housing communities in Arizona, recently announced they have joined together under the same umbrella company, IPA, LLC. RCS and IPA now operate together under the direction of a combined executive team… Read More →

Kortman Electric Takes ABA Leadership Into Boardroom

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The Arizona Builders’ Alliance represents the collective knowledge of more than 350 contractors, suppliers and professional service firms who work in the commercial construction industry. Membership means the ability to tap into and grow with fellow leaders in the industry. For one Arizona company, ABA’s leadership classes are a family affair. The four owners of… Read More →

Future Coronado Commons sold to SRM Development

Coronado Commons, courtesy of Architectural Resource Team, Inc.

Cashen Realty Advisors announced the sale of a 1.37-acre residential parcel located at 329 E. Coronado Road in the Alvarado Historic District Area of Phoenix. The parcel is zoned R-4 and has approved plans for 20 three-story townhome units. The property, destined to be the Coronado Commons, sold for $1,323,000 and is one of the… Read More →

The Newport at Tempe to break ground later this month

The Newport, WEB

Change is on the horizon for downtown Tempe, and as the city preps to dive headfirst into an extensive rebranding and revitalization effort, one local developer is leading the charge on the residential side. Risi Development’s 38- single family homes called Newport at Tempe (1106 E Weber Drive) is set to break ground Monday, Sept.… Read More →

ULI seeking real estate proposals for ‘Shark Tank’ event

ULI Arizona Shark Tank Flyer art

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Arizona District Council is seeking proposals from local real estate entrepreneurs to showcase and pitch their projects at the popular ULI Shark Tank event.  Real money and expert deal making advice is at stake for successful candidates with real estate development experience, an active and interesting deal to discuss, and… Read More →

The Unified Group Membership Melds Businesses Cross-Country

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Interstate Mechanical (IMCOR) was sandblasting a cooling tower for a client of Chicago-based company Air Comfort when IMCOR employee Jeremy Ettesvold realized the metal was in worse shape than it looked from the outside. He contacted Air Comfort, sent a revised proposal with a change order and then rerouted a few IMCOR employees to pull… Read More →

The Awning of an Era

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In 1973, beneath a metal awning in a Phoenix backyard, a 31-year-old sheet metal worker with less than a decade of experience established what would become a multi-million-dollar company. Merle “Rick” Karber Jr. was working for HAPCO A/C at the Metro Center complex when he decided to try and make a living on his own as… 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 →