AZRE Magazine Archives

Gensler’s new Workplace Sector membership

Gensler, the leading global design firm, announced Dawn Hart and Melissa Holm as the new leadership team for the firm’s local Workplace Sector. Collectively, they have worked on over 10 million square feet of corporate interior projects for both public and private clients.  Dawn Hart, NCARB, LEED-AP BD+C – Associate, Workplace Sector Leader A registered architect,… Read More →

Support Sky Harbor Coalition adds to board of directors

Justin Kelton, executive vice president of McCarthy Building Companies Inc. (, was recently named to the board of directors for the Support Sky Harbor Coalition, a nonprofit 501(c)4 organization that supports the continued development of Sky Harbor and the enhancement of its existing operations. McCarthy has past and current experience with a number of construction… Read More →

Voit Directs two industrial sales totaling over $2.25M

Eric Bell and Mike Ciosek, Senior Vice Presidents of Voit Real Estate Services’ Phoenix office successfully directed the sale of two industrial buildings totaling 27,431 square-feet in Phoenix and Surprise, on behalf of Jaehnig Properties, LLC (Nate Jaehnig, owner).  Jaehnig Properties, which operates as AZ Bounce Pro, retained Bell and Ciosek to sell their 9,633 SF building at 21617… Read More →

East Valley cities come together over start-up culture


The definition of a start-up depends on who’s answering. The general consensus does seem to be a new, small company. The threshold of being a start-up and a young business can be defined by revenue, company size, an acquisition or a new office space. What’s more important, experts say, is the environment that comes with… Read More →

RJM Construction’s Boe Bergeson is at home on the range

Boe Bergeson, RJM Construction at C2 Tactical. Photo by Mike Mertes, AZ Big Media

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 in the East Valley and helps support the gun community. Bergeson’s gun range also… Read More →

City of Mesa streets get $4.5M improvements, Shao-Chun Wang

The Phoenix office of Skanska has started work on improvements to Broadway Road in Mesa, Ariz., from Power Road to Sossaman Road. The $4.5 million street and utility improvements project for the City of Mesa includes extensive storm drain and potable water upgrades to the existing system, widening an older roadway to accommodate heavier traffic… Read More →

RED Awards honor best in commercial real estate


See photos from the event! Every February, AZRE magazine recognizes the best projects, leading brokerage teams and top companies in Arizona commercial real estate at the Real Estate Development (RED) Awards. On Thursday Feb. 26, at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, AZRE magazine presented the 10th annual RED Awards, including its first subcontractor, safety… Read More →

Aspire Real Estate Investments makes first acquisition

Surrounding Area Map, WEB

Aspire Real Estate Investments (Branden Lombardi, Zach Sakas, principals) announced its first acquisition since the formation of the residential land investment focused company, with the successful acquisition of +/- 40 acres of raw land at the northeast corner of Jomax Road and 120th Street in Scottsdale, Arizona. This property is one of the last remaining… Read More →

Ironline Partners bringing Adaptive Reuse Project to Phoenix

Phoenix will soon see new life breathed into a warehouse property in the downtown core. The building, located at 841 E. Jefferson, was recently purchased by Ironline Partners for $3 million. The local developer has plans to convert the property into a modern, relevant space for the right tenant. Kevin Calihan with CBRE’s Phoenix office… Read More →

Buchanan Street Partners closes $34.5M acquisition loan


Buchanan Street Partners, a national real estate investment management firm, has structured $34.5 million in bridge financing for the acquisition of two Class A office buildings in Tempe, Arizona. Along with its active equity investment platform, the firm is growing its lending activity for mezzanine debt and bridge loans in primary markets in the Western… Read More →

Twin City Hardware leases 26KSF in Phoenix

5670 S 40th Street

Voit Real Estate Services, a  leading  full-service commercial real estate provider serving the Southwestern U.S. market, announced the completion of  a 25,960 square-foot industrial lease by Mike Ciosek and Eric Bell on behalf of Twin City Hardware (TCH) at 5670 S. 40th Street in Phoenix. “TCH is a great family-based company that has been in business… Read More →

Renovation of 12Fifty5 on University apartments complete

MIG Real Estate, a Newport Beach, California-based real estate investment company, is pleased to announce that they have completed renovations at 12Fifty5 On University Apartments in Tempe, Arizona. The community, formerly named Quadrangles Village, has undergone significant improvements to convert the property from conventional apartments to student housing. The 756-bed student housing community is located… Read More →

Renters Warehouse leases 12KSF in Phoenix

7227 N. 16th St.

Commercial Properties, Inc. announced the lease of a 12,199 square foot office space for Renters Warehouse Arizona.  Renters Warehouse will be expanding and relocating to 7227 N. 16th Street in Phoenix.  Scott Nelson of CPI’s Scottsdale Office Group represented the tenant, in this transaction. Renters Warehouse Arizona leased 12,199 SF in the Pointe Business Plaza, a… Read More →

Mark-Taylor, Kitchell open San Sonoma community

The development team of Mark-Taylor and Kitchell have opened the doors to their newest rental community, San Sonoma, an expansive 590-unit community located just southwest of Warner Road and Priest Drive. The “Next Generation” community is another example of why apartment living has become so attractive. “The process of renting an apartment with Mark-Taylor is a lot like… Read More →