In The Spotlight Archives

Fann Contracting wins big at Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Awards

The Partnering Excellence Awards competition, which began in 2005, is designed to recognize partnership teams that demonstrate a high degree of achievement through their practice of partnering principles and their application of the partnering processes related to the transportation industry. At the 2016 Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Awards, presented at the ACEC Arizona Conference in Tucson, Fann… Read More →

AMA Tribute Awards honors multifamily communities and leaders

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Each year, the Arizona Multihousing Association brings apartment industry leaders together for one night at its annual Tribute Gala to celebrate the successes of the teams, individuals, volunteers and communities that are best in class. Last night, a sold-out crowd of 1,400 industry leaders gathered for the annual Tribute Awards gala to learn who would… Read More →

Phoenix-based commercial contractor makes announcement about its future

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With new ownership and a new name, the large commercial builders RJM Construction Phoenix announced it will be doing business as Venn Companies moving forward. Established in the Valley in 2010, RJM Construction Phoenix had built a  reputation of delivering high quality commercial interiors and building success from the ground up. Venn Companies is the commercial tenant improvements… Read More →

The Opus Group appoints 2 new associates for Phoenix market expansion

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 The Opus Group (Opus) announced today that two new associates have been appointed to Opus Development Company, L.L.C. Brett Hopper has joined as senior director, real estate development and Matthew Visnansky has joined as real estate manager, real estate development. In their new roles, Hopper will be responsible for sourcing new development opportunities and Visnansky will… Read More →

Pondering President Trump’s trade policy and impact on industrial real estate

President Donald Trump’s focus on curbing the trade deficit by bolstering U.S. exports and reducing imports could drive policy changes that impact industrial real estate markets throughout the U.S., Cushman & Wakefield reported in a logistics and industrial research briefing released today. However, the report concludes that a trade war with China or U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA… Read More →

Resimmercial design brings the feeling of home to the office

Instead of bringing your work home with you, this office trend brings home to the office. As the latest workplace trends enable employees to work where, when and how they want based on their flex schedules and unique preferences, office furniture manufactures like Allsteel are using “resimmercial design” to create a welcoming, comfortable home-like environment… Read More →

Brokers, developers and projects honored at 2016 Best of NAIOP

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The Arizona chapter of NAIOP honored developers, projects and brokers at its 2016 Best of NAIOP awards. This year, Grady Gammage Jr., a real estate and zoning attorney who was a founder of Gammage & Burnham, received the Award of Excellence at the ceremony, which was held at the Arizona Biltmore. Gammage has had a long career, which… Read More →

Phoenix retail report: more demand, less vacancies, higher rents

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The Phoenix retail market started 2017 with strong leasing activity, rising net absorption and steady rental rates, according to Kidder Mathews’ Phoenix retail Q1 2017 report. The overall retail vacancy level of 8.6 percent represents the lowest vacancy rate recorded since the third quarter of 2008. Total vacancy decreased by 20 basis points, a result of 803,000… Read More →

Phoenix industrial report: total vacancy remains unchanged

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The Phoenix industrial real estate market started the year with strong leasing activity, increasing development and steady rental rates. Despite 1.6 million square feet of positive absorption, new deliveries of over two million square feet caused vacancy to remain unchanged at 9.8 percent. Kidder Mathew, an independent commercial real estate firm, expects increased competition for space… Read More →

Phoenix office report: total vacancy drops to 9-year low

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The Phoenix office real estate market experienced over a million square feet of positive net absorption, strong leasing activity and steady rental rates during the first quarter of 2017, according to Kidder Mathews’ Phoenix office Q1 2017 report. Direct vacancy decreased to 15.9 percent, a 120 basis point decrease from this time last year. The… Read More →

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

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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

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

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 →