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Ground breaks on $25M Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa

(L to R):  Mark Sklar - DMB, Councilmember Jack Sellers, Councilmember Jeff Weninger, Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, Councilmember Kevin Hartke, Carol Nalevanko - President of Village Health Clubs & Spa, Bennett Dorrance - DMB, Michael DeBell - DMB, David Bruner - DMB Circle Road, Charley Freericks - DMB, Mary Alexander - DMB.  Photo courtesy of John Buttel of Buttel Photography.

On June 18,  a group of city and business leaders including Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Councilmembers Kevin Hartke, Jack Sellers and Jeff Weninger gathered in a freshly-graded dirt field to officially break ground on the $25 million Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa. Joining the Mayor & Councilmembers at the groundbreaking ceremony were prominent… Read More →

New to Market: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Hotel

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Developer: Wild Horse Pass Development Authority General contractor: W.E. O’Neil Construction Architect: RSP Architects Project Management Firm: TynanGroup, Inc. Location: Adjacent to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Size: 74KSF Value: WND Start/Completion: February 2014 to early 2015 The new Four Points by Sheraton will be a 74KSF, 134 key, six-story hotel owned by the Gila River… Read More →

New to Market: The Landing at Gateway

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The Landing at Gateway Developer: Streamline Construction and Development Corporation General Contractor: TBD Architect: Saemisch + Di Bella Architects Location: SEC of Power and Warner roads, Mesa, Ariz. Size: 520KSF Brokerage Firm: KW Commercial Value: $110M Estimated start and completion dates: May 2014 to December 2015 The Landing at Gateway is a development within a… Read More →

SCNM to break ground on 47KSF, $9.5M Mixed-Use Building

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December 19, 2013 by in Education | Hospitality | Mixed-Use | New to Market

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) will officially break ground January 8 on a new 47,000 square-foot mixed-use building. The $9.5 million campus expansion supports the college’s record-enrollment numbers, growing patient volume in the medical center as well as future plans to add new degree programs and community classes to match the growing interest in… Read More →

Weitz Company Completes Sun Health Colonnade Phase One

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After 11 months of construction, the City of Surprise awarded The Weitz Company a Conditional Certificate of Occupancy for the first Independent Living building at Sun Health’s Colonnade on August 24. The building includes 36 new independent living units, as well as a new promenade, spine road, and site enhancements to the main roads, entryway… Read More →

More Than $1B In Valley Economic Development Projects Announced In Banner 48-Hour Period

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  It could be the best 48 hours ever for Valley development and commercial real estate: three projects and more than $1B in economic impact. In the past 48 hours plans were revealed for three major investment and construction projects in Metro Phoenix, including today’s announcement of the $600M Marina Heights mixed-used development on Tempe… Read More →

New $135M Vee Quiva Casino Getting Closer to July 2 Opening

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  Work crews are putting the finishing touches on the $135M Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino rising south of the current Gila River Indian Community casino off of 51st Ave. in Laveen. Tutor Perini Building Corp. of Phoenix is the general contractor and Friedmutter Group of Las Vegas is the architect for the project, which is… Read More →

Linthicum Completes Construction For Aloft Tucson University

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  Linthicum completed construction of the 7-story hotel conversion for Aloft Tucson University at 1900 E. Speedway Blvd. Built for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Linthicum performed an extensive demolition of the hotel down to its structural core and rebuilt the 154-room property on a fast track, 10-month construction schedule. Located adjacent to the University of… Read More →

Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort To Open Memorial Weekend

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  The newest casino in the state — and the first in Arizona for the Navajo Nation — is set to open Memorial Weekend. The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise announced that the grand opening of its Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort, located along I-40, exit 219, just east of Flagstaff, is set for  May 24.… Read More →

Park Place Equity provides Financing For Topock66 Spa and Resort

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  Located on the Colorado River just off of Historic Route 66 and adjacent to Laughlin and Lake Havasu City, two of Nevada and Arizona’s most popular tourist destinations, the former Topock Marina is being re-positioned as a premier resort. Park Place Equity of Scottsdale provided $3.8M in construction funds to develop Topock66 and complete… Read More →

New Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino Scheduled to Open in July

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  Construction continues on pace at Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino. The exterior is completely enclosed and work is now focused on the interior and other finishing touches in anticipation of a July opening. Tutor Perini is the general contractor for the 70,000 SF, $135M project. Friedmutter Group is the architect. Restaurants at Vee Quiva… Read More →

Cushman & Wakefield Announces Opening of 2 New Restaurants at The Shops at Esplanade

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  Cushman & Wakefield announced the opening of two new restaurants at The Shops at Esplanade, on the SEC of Camelback Rd. and 24th St. The new tenants are part of Esplanade owner, MetLife, and Cushman & Wakefield’s efforts to revitalize the property’s retail presence. “We have worked diligently with MetLife to attract an exciting… Read More →

Residence Inn by Marriott to Open in Gilbert

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  The 100-suite Residence Inn by Marriott in Gilbert is scheduled to open on Friday, Jan. 25. Located at 3021 E. Banner Gateway Dr., the Residence Inn Phoenix Gilbert will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Sunridge Hotel Group of Mesa. Porter Brothers was the general contractor; the Richardson Design Partnership was… Read More →

Historic Monti's Building a New Patio, and it Needs a Name

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  Tempe’s oldest restaurant — Monti’s on Mill Avenue — is looking for the hippest, coolest name for its new outdoor patio, which is currently under construction and scheduled to open at the end of February. Red Rooster is designing the patio; Pat Foley Construction is the general contractor. The new 2,000 SF patio is… Read More →