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Irgens opens Portico Place II in Chandler

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Irgens officially opened Portico Place II, a 48,173 sf, two-story, Class A multi-tenant office building located at 2195 West Chandler Boulevard in Chandler, Arizona. Designed and developed to meet the growing demand for contemporary office space in the Southeast Valley, Portico Place II is the first speculative, multi-tenant office building of similar size developed in… Read More →

West Valley preps for commercial development

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Zone your acres, West Valley. The cranes are coming. About one year ago, appliance manufacturer Sub Zero bought an 11.5-acre land parcel at Palm Valley 303 (PV 303)​, the master-planned business park which sits at the confluence of Interstate 10 and Loop 303 in Goodyear, Ariz., from Sunbelt Holdings. It was the second tenant to… Read More →

Justice for All: Construction in Indian Country

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There are 22 casinos in Arizona. One planned casino currently under construction on the Tohono O’odham Nation will cost $600M, bring in $100M in economic impact during the construction process and about $300M once it’s fully functional, according to reports by Indian Country Today. Income from tribal businesses, including casinos, is the only non-federal funding… Read More →

HSL acquires 44 Monroe in downtown Phoenix

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HSL 44 Monroe, LLC, purchased a $50.65 million controlling interest in 44 Monroe, Arizona’s tallest luxury residential tower. Located at 44 Monroe on the northeast corner of 1st Avenue and E. Monroe Street, the property is located in the heart of the downtown Phoenix financial district. HSL purchased 184 condominium units in the 198-unit tower.… Read More →

Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles opens at Heritage Marketplace

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LGE Design Build has completed construction of Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles at Heritage Marketplace, a family friendly, pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use development in downtown Gilbert. Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, 366 N. Gilbert Road, is now open. The 4,300-square-foot restaurant offers a full bar with several large television screens and outdoor seating that draws energy from the street.  … Read More →

LGE Design to break ground on the $4.5M ACES school

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LGE Design Build will break ground on the $4.5 million Phoenix West Campus of The Austin Centers for Exceptional Students (The ACES) at 9:30 a.m. on April 17. The ACES, a state approved school, is the largest private provider of special education in Arizona partnering with 65 district and charter schools. Phoenix Vice Mayor Daniel… Read More →

Valley Partnership reveals reality of residential real estate

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Valley Partnership has announced the topic for its upcoming monthly breakfast on Friday, April 17. The month’s program will feature an update on the Valley’s residential real estate market in 2014. Panelists will discuss whether 2015 will be more of the same or if the industry will finally see the uptick many believe is around… Read More →

Las Plazas at Old Vail breaks ground in Tucson

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A 17-acre parcel of land at the northwest corner of Houghton and Old Vail Roads in southeastern Tucson is slated to become a new retail and restaurant hub. The development’s site work has begun at Las Plazas at Old Vail, as the project has been dubbed, in the form of under-ground utilities, grading, retention/detention, common… Read More →

Velaire at Aspera breaks ground in Glendale

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The P.B. Bell Companies has begun construction on Velaire at Aspera, an apartment community within the Aspera mixed-use development in Glendale. Located at 75th Avenue and the Agua Fria Loop 101 Freeway, Velaire at Aspera will offer 286 luxury apartment homes in a resort-like setting, with amenities that include an electric-car charging station, an agility… Read More →

New to Market: January, February 2015

The Enclave at Borgata Developer: Antera Development General contractor: Wespac Architect: Davis Location: 6166 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, Ariz. Size: 90 units; 4.77 acres Start/Completion: 2Q 2015 to 4Q 2016 The Enclave at Borgata includes 90 luxury condominium residences, featuring soft contemporary design and resort-like amenities, all within walking distance to many convenient amenities. Floor… Read More →

After Hours: Boe Bergeson

Boe Bergeson Managing partner and developer, RJM Construction Owner, C2 Tactical (opened in 2013) Boe Bergeson is a managing partner and developer at RJM Construction, but in his spare time he owns and operates C2 Tactical gun range in Tempe. Bergeson said the gun range is a great way to stay connected to the community… Read More →

Project News Jan/Feb 2015

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➤ TIME AFTER TIME The historic Hayden House in Tempe (built between 1871 and 1873) was the birth place of Arizona Rep. and Sen. Carl Hayden in 1877. Over the years, it was converted to a boarding house and eventually a restaurant known as Monti’s La Casa Vieja. The 2.51-acre property, purchased by Hayden House… Read More →

Plexus Worldwide breaks ground on national HQ

Plexus Worldwide, a leading direct-marketing weight-loss and health-supplement seller that was recently named #8 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies, announced it will break ground on a 70KSF national headquarters office building at the MainSpring Capital project at Pima Center on March 30 at noon. The company recently moved its warehouse… Read More →

Ground breaks on adaptive reuse project The Colony

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Western Vertical Holdings, a company formed by Bob Agahi and David Sellers, has begun construction on Phase 1 of The Colony, an adaptive re-use project located on 7th Street just north of Missouri Avenue in Phoenix.  The Herb Box, innovative world cuisine with locations in Old Town Scottsdale and North Scottsdale; Stock & Stable, an… Read More →