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Esplanade to undergo Gensler-designed renovations in 2015

Esplanade rendering, courtesy of CBRE

The Esplanade has announced that the mixed-use development will undergo renovations to its ground plane and retail space with work slated to begin in first quarter 2015. Renovation plans currently include strategies to open up the three main entry points to the retail portions of the property to make them more inviting and accessible to… Read More →

Justin Kelton promoted at McCarthy Building Companies

November 22, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Newsmakers

  McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently promoted Justin Kelton to executive vice president of Arizona construction in the Southwest Division. In his new role, Kelton will oversee operations and business development in airport, municipal, healthcare, commercial development, solar and renewable energy, parking, higher-education, K-12 and job order contracting construction projects in Arizona. He is also… Read More →

McCarthy named to Top 400 Solar Contractors List

The largest photovoltaic system in Arizona is located at the APS Cotton Center Solar Station in Gila Bend. Built by McCarthy Building Companies, the $14.3M, 145-acre facility will generate 17MW of power.

McCarthy Building Companies Inc. was recently named to Solar Power World’s Top 400 Solar Contractors list and was ranked No. 33. The list ranks applicants according to influence in the residential, commercial and utility solar installation markets. McCarthy also ranked No. 23 in the Top 25 Utility Solar Contractors list. “America’s solar industry is currently… Read More →

Phoenix Towers gets $5M renovation, newly painted exterior

Phoenix Towers, courtesy of Ghaster Painting & Coatings
November 19, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | In The Spotlight

Phoenix Towers is a unique high-rise residential community in the heart of Phoenix’s arts district, just north of downtown on Central Avenue.  Built in 1957 as a resident-owned cooperative community, Phoenix Towers is now considered an outstanding example of mid-century architecture and is listed on the Department of the Interior’s register of historic buildings. Located… Read More →

Sundt hires Garren Echols, Kelly Wyllie

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November 19, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Newsmakers

Sundt Construction, Inc. recently welcomed preconstruction project manager Garren Echols and project engineer Kelly Wyllie to its Southwest office. Echols, with nearly 20 years of construction experience, comes to Sundt after serving as deputy director of estimating for one of the nation’s leading engineering and construction firms. In his role at Sundt, Echols works closely… Read More →

Jason Hammersmith promoted to COO of Ensemble

Jason Hammersmith, Ensemble Real Estate Solutions

Ensemble Real Estate Solutions announced Monday the promotion of Jason Hammersmith to Chief Operating Officer (COO) from Director of Internal Operations. Jason joined Ensemble more than 10 years ago as assistant controller and has since then contributed to the organization in many capacities including IT, human resources, and overall office administration. Five years ago, as… Read More →

LGE Design Build starts construction on Crown Castle BTS

Crown Castle photo, WEB

LGE Design Build has broken ground and is currently in the process of constructing Crown Castle’s 70KSF, two-story class-A office build to suit in Chandler. Crown Castle, the nation’s largest provider of wireless infrastructure, expects to move into the new facility next summer, located at southeast corner of Germann Road and Stearman Drive. Crown Castle… Read More →

Ryan Companies named general contractor mentor of the year

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November 12, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | In The Spotlight

“Honored to be recognized for building these lasting community relationships,” is how Senior Project Manager Cindy Olsen described the recognition of Ryan Companies US, Inc. as General Contractor Mentor of the Year by the Associated Minority Contractors of Arizona (AMCA) at its 17th Annual Awards Banquet on November 8. Ryan Companies continues its long history… Read More →

Physician-owned MOB under construction near Chandler Regional

Proposed rendering, courtesy of Ensemble

Construction is underway on a new state of the art medical office building, located at 77 S. Dobson Rd. in Chandler, Ariz. Construction began on the 17,500 SF, one-story building in June 2014 and is set to complete by the end of December. Once finished the new building’s owner, Premier Cardiovascular, will occupy 8,800 SF… Read More →

Valley Partnership, CRE community transform Perry Rehabilitation Center

Photo by Shavon Rose/AZ Big Media

On a sun-splashed fall morning, more than 200 volunteers traded their business attire for work clothes to help transform the Perry Rehabilitation Center at the Arizona Foundation for the Handicapped (AFH). The occasion was Saturday’s 27th annual Valley Partnership Community Project. Each year, Valley Partnership undertakes a community project benefitting a nonprofit organization and dedicates… Read More →

ASU law school to break ground next week

ASU's Arizona Center for Law and Society

The official groundbreaking for Arizona State University’s new $129 million law school building in downtown Phoenix, the Arizona Center for Law and Society, is set for Nov. 13. The ceremony will take place at the northwest corner of Taylor and First streets starting at 8 a.m. Attending the ceremony will be ASU President Michael M.… Read More →

Metro Phoenix Land and Housing Forecast examines ‘refined opportunity’

Land Advisors, WEB

While the industry has experienced sub-par housing activity over the past 11 months, the anticipated pace of growth going forward depends on a few factors, not the least of which is credit and qualification conditions, household formation, employment growth, the cost of new construction and outsiders’ perceptions of the local market. What are the expectations… Read More →

Kitchell completes Casa Grande Medical Center renovations

Photo credit Stefan Yarish
October 30, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | In The Spotlight

Kitchell recently completed a remodel of the lobby of the Banner Casa Grande Medical Center, part of a re-branding of the hospital as one of the Banner family of healthcare facilities. Additional work to be completed includes work on the main entrance, utilities, roofing, building envelope enhancements and site work. The 30-year-old facility, located at… Read More →

Chandler approves 20-acre industrial park plans

Chandler Airport Center rendering

The Chandler City Council approved the Planned Area Development (PAD) zoning request and site plan approval for Chandler Airport Center on Oct. 23, a general industrial park at the SWC of Germann and Cooper roads in Chandler. Meritex Chandler, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Minneapolis based Meritex, will develop Chandler Airport Center in association… Read More →