In The Spotlight Archives

2016 TOBY Award winners announced

TOBY Award

This year’s BOMA Greater Phoenix TOBY Awards were presented on Nov. 4 at the Arizona Biltmore, which are among the highest honors bestowed by the association. 2016 TOBY Award winners:   Photos courtesy of BOMA Greater Phoenix The annual association awards recognize quality of buildings and excellence in building management. Buildings are judged on all… Read More →

DMB president sees urban redevelopment as future for valley

DMB

Brent Herrington, president and CEO of DMB Associates Inc., finds his company in the middle of a major change in strategy. DMB, known for building large masterplan communities, now shifts its focus to urban redevelopment style projects aiming for more infill and adaptive reuse. He took over for former president Charley Freericks in February and… Read More →

AZRE names Most Influential Women in CRE for 2016

women

The 12 women who made AZRE’s Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate list are an extraordinary bunch. While that seems implied in the recognition, it’s something that goes beyond their professional achievements. Many of these women had to work their way through the ranks to a C-suite. One was a dealer in a casino.… Read More →

IIDA’s PRIDE Awards recognize excellence in interior design

EDUCATION DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD: SmithGroupJJR's project represents the first building for Saint Xavier University's new campus in Gilbert.

The International Interior Design Association is the only worldwide design organization that solely focuses on commercial work. It has more than 13,000 members in 33 chapters around the globe, including the IIDA Southwest Chapter. Annually, IIDA’s major events include the PRIDE Awards, recognizing excellence in interior design projects; the UnVeiled trade show; a charity build… Read More →

Revamping the ground floor

ground floor

If you believe the days of ground-floor glory and grandeur have gone asunder, think again. The lively lobbies and first-floor streetscapes so admired in golden eras of old are making a comeback. Take a look at how two projects are meshing the best of ground-floor throwback with new-age amenities to create a hybrid of first-floor… Read More →

Gould Evans celebrates 20 years in Phoenix

Gould Evans

This has been a big week for Gould Evans Phoenix. On Friday, the nationally recognized design and planning firm earned a 2016 PRIDE (Professional Recognition of Interior Design Excellence) Award in the category of commercial space under 10,000 square feet. The awards were presented by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA). And this week, Gould Evans Phoenix celebrates… Read More →

JLL Phoenix office appoints senior vice president

promotion

The Phoenix office of JLL hired David Rosato as senior vice president and new leader of its growing Phoenix Project & Development Services (PDS) group. The PDS group provides consultation, project management, design and construction management services for projects ranging from office to industrial to retail. In his new position, Rosato manages the Phoenix PDS team and… Read More →

SVN talks about rebranding the company

SVN

After 29 years, Sperry Van Ness might have a new look and a new name, but the company’s dedication to openness, transparency and collaboration remains steadfast. SVN | Desert Commercial Advisors Designated Broker Perry Laufenberg, who closed approximately $60 million in transactions in the fourth quarter of 2015, discusses how the company’s rebranding will push… Read More →

Canadian firm acquires GPE companies

Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors

Canadian-based real estate services firm, Avison Young, acquired Phoenix-based GPE Management Services, and the newly merged firm is opening up offices here in Phoenix. Avison Young’s new Phoenix office is located in downtown Phoenix at 2777 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 230. The new offices will be Avison Young’s first location in Arizona, and 52nd office in the U.S., and is another… Read More →

CRE industry helps West Valley rise

Loop 303 I-10 Interchange

Communities where folks live, work and play has been the foundation from which the West Valley has grown, but many West Valley residents have been left out of the fun as they spend a large amount of time commuting to the East Valley for work. WESTMARC and its new CEO Sintra Hoffman hope to change… Read More →

Commercial Real Estate Tech Trends

Tech trends

Technology has been integrated throughout the real estate spectrum for some time. It may come as little surprise then, to learn that property managers in Phoenix are utilizing the very latest and lasting trends in technology-managment enhancement systems. “The property management job has become much more technical,” says Sue Cannon, LEED green associate and senior… Read More →

Welcome to Boutique Hotels 2.0

Loews Ventana Canyon

If you Google “boutique hotel,” you’ll get, “a small stylish hotel, typically one situated in a fashionable urban location.” If you get in a car and drive around Metro Phoenix, you’ll find small stylish hotels in urban locations. Don’t let Google fool you, though:the face of boutique accommodations is changing. Chains and large properties are… Read More →

40 companies to watch in 2016

40 Companies to Watch
by in AZRE Magazine | In The Spotlight

Experts say Arizona has said goodbye to the recession and the commercial real estate industry can expect slow, steady growth in 2016. But it takes innovative companies with creative leaders to be catalysts to that growth. AZRE magazine casts a spotlight on 40 leading-edge companies — in alphabetical order — who will likely leave their… Read More →

Experts weigh in on 2016 outlook

2016 Outlook
by in AZRE Magazine | In The Spotlight

The Phoenix economic and commercial outlook has admittedly taken a beating for some time, but Phoenix’s 2016 commercial real estate industry is getting ready for another smooth-inclined ride, and with any luck a few positive bursts in certain markets. Here are local experts’ outlooks for the New Year: Bo Calbert, president, McCarthy Building Companies “If… Read More →