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Thornydale

CBRE to auction 6 acres with entitlements in Tucson

Douglas Johnson, Managing Director, CBRE Auction Services, today announced that + 5.95 acres with entitlements will be sold at online auction. The property is located on Thornydale Road, just north of Ina Road in Tucson, AZ. The online auction will be held on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014. The opening bid is $350,000.

 

This is a unique investment opportunity in the Tucson, AZ metropolitan area which is just about shovel ready.” said Mr. Johnson. The site overlooks the intersection of Ina Road and Thornydale Road in unincorporated Pima County, Arizona. Thornydale is the main North/South arterial road that links traffic from the Northwest corridor to Central Tucson. The site is easily accessible to retail stores and restaurants located nearby, including two power centers and two neighborhood centers. The land is zoned TR, Transitional, by Pima County.

 

The property’s elevation provides unequaled views of the Tucson Valley. Frontage along Ina Road provides excellent visibility for a variety of uses that may include office, medical, and multi-family residential.” added Patrick Connell, Managing Director, CBRE Auction Services.

 

The development plans yield approximately 50,702 square feet of office space comprised of five separate buildings. Approximately 1.19 acres of natural desert open space will divide the property into two distinct sections, allowing for phasing.

 

The online auction will open with bidding at $350,000. An initial earnest money deposit of $25,000 is required in order to participate. The online auction will be held on April 29th, 2014. Property inspections will be held on April 9th and April 16th by appointment only. CBRE representatives will be available to answer questions about the auction process, procedures, as well as the property. Detailed property information will also be available for review including the purchase and sale agreement. For this, and other information about the auction, including the terms and conditions of the auction and a brochure, prospective bidders should visit www.cbre.com/auctionservices, or call CBRE Auction Services at 800-815-1038.

molina

Molina dazzles Arizona for 25 years

Alfredo J. Molina doesn’t care for pennies.

“Starting when I was a young boy, I learned the jewelry business from my grandfather,” Molina says. “He would take pennies and roll them out into a sheet because copper and gold have similar malleability. Every day after school, he would put me to work on the bench for four or five hours, learning how to make jewelry. He would find fault. He was a perfectionist, but I learned how to craft fine jewelry. But to say I have a strong dislike for pennies would not be an overstatement.”

From his humble beginning working with pennies, Molina has built an empire that rocked the jewelry world in 2012 when he sold the Archduke Joseph diamond – a 76-carat stone once owned by Archduke Joseph August of Austria – for $21.5 million, the highest price ever paid at auction for a colorless diamond. If you ask Molina how he went from working with pennies to becoming a record-setting diamond seller, he is quick to point to his lineage.

“I am an 11th-generation jeweler,” Molina says. “My ancestors were silversmiths in Milan, Italy, beginning in 1634.”

His family eventually landed in Cuba, where Molina was born in 1959, three months after the revolution. Molina’s father, Roberto, had built his own multi-million-dollar jewelry and gold empire in Cuba until Castro seized power along with the Molina family fortune.

Molina’s family fled Cuba in 1967. They landed in Chicago with no money, but a man — whom Molina has never been able to identify — selflessly bought the family food so they could survive. That single act, Molina says, inspired him to become philanthropist who has given away a staggering $30 million to more than 195 nonprofit organizations.

But earning those millions to give away didn’t come easy. After coming to Phoenix as a teenager to see his uncle and then staying, Molina set his sights on opening his own jewelry business. He opened Molina By Appointment Only at 13th Street and Missouri on Oct. 1987 with no money in the bank, no inventory, and $90,000 worth of furniture that he was only able to secure because he talked the furniture store owner into a “90 days same as cash” agreement.

“I had to call it ‘by appointment only’ because I didn’t have any inventory,” Molina says. “But what that did was set us apart. By having the customers make an appointment, it gave me time to talk with them, find out what they were looking for, and then I had time to source the merchandise and when they came in, I was able to present them options that gave them exactly what they wanted.”

In his first two months in business, Molina made more than $1 million and he quickly built a reputation as the go-to jeweler for those seeking the highest quality and craftsmanship.

“We are not just in the jewelry business,” says Molina, who is celebrating 25 years in business, “We are in the emotion business. We are about the experience of buying fine jewelry. We do everything within our power to make that experience unforgettable.”

Molina Fine Jewelers
3134 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
602-955-2055
molinafinejewelers.com

Kurt Warner Home (6)

Super Bowl Open House at Kurt Warner's Estate

With Super Bowl XLVII just days away, Concierge Auctions is pleased to announce that former National Football League quarterback Kurt Warner, a Super Bowl record holder and sports broadcaster whose career is regarded as one of the greatest stories in NFL history, will sell his gated residence without reserve on February 27th during a live auction. Perfectly set on over one acre in one of Paradise Valley’s most exclusive neighborhoods, 6712 East Cheney Drive is a uniquely-designed contemporary estate with a convenient location near the exclusive Camelback Country Club. Originally offered for $5 million, the luxury property will be sold to the highest bidder in cooperation with Christine Donnelly of HomeSmart International.

“My family and I completely enjoyed living in this home, but it is time for us to move on,” stated Warner. “I’m relying on Concierge Auctions and Chrissy Donnelly to get the job done. I have watched and been impressed by Concierge’s success with selling other unique properties across the nation and am confident they will generate a fair price and a rightful new owner.”

Designed by renowned Phoenix architect Edward Chavez of Chavez & Associates, 6712 East Cheney Drive was constructed with dramatic living spaces framed with geometric built-ins, gently sloping curves and architecturally-designed elements. The circular driveway and stone fountain leads to a dramatic 24-foot-tall foyer, where a variety of elements come into play including custom circular glass. The estate contains six bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, a state-of-the-art kitchen with a bar and breakfast nook and a formal dining room. There is also an office, gym, games/billiards room and multiple cozy living areas throughout. The dual master suites can be directly accessed by the home’s metal staircase or elevator. Expansive sunny balconies overlook the diving pool and fountains, which connects to a 62-lap pool and private spa. The dramatic landscape can also be enjoyed through a series of both panoramic and clerestory windows. Additionally, there is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom detached guest house, complete with a full kitchenette.

“This home is a one-of-a-kind work of living art,” Donnelly stated. “Once featured on HGTV’s Celebrity Holiday Homes, it’s dramatic and luxurious, perfect for entertaining guests and spacious enough for a large family. Its unique architectural design leads to so many interesting living spaces, while the fixtures and finishes add a luxurious touch that must be seen in person. The Warners spent many years raising their children here and have nothing but good things to say about the home and the area.”

Warner first achieved stardom while playing for the St. Louis Rams, where he won a Super Bowl MVP award. He also played for the New York Giants, and led the Arizona Cardinals to the Super Bowl in 2008. He owns the three highest single-game passing yards totals in Super Bowl history. As an ode to his talent, Concierge Auctions will host a Super Bowl Open House at the property on February 3rd, starting at 4pm. Visitors will watch the game poolside on the big screen and get a sneak peak of the property.

Paradise Valley is a small, affluent town that is home to 12 resorts, making it one of Arizona’s premiere tourist destinations. The area is known for its incredible real estate and notable residents, including many professional athletes. In addition to Warner, boxer Muhammed Ali, basketball star Steve Nash and baseball pitcher Randy Johnson all call Paradise Valley home. The city is conveniently located between two large municipalities – the City of Scottsdale to the east and the City of Phoenix to the west. The estate is a short eight-mile drive to the Scottsdale Airport, one of the largest single-runway airports in the United States, and 13 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which offers nearly 1,200 daily flights to major transportation hubs around the world.

“Launching the auction of Kurt Warner’s home just days before the Super Bowl is especially exciting,” stated Laura Brady, President of Concierge Auctions. “Not only does the home have a star-studded history but also a notable architectural pedigree. Just as Mr. Warner has been successful on and off the football field, we intend to achieve his goal of selling on auction day.”

The auction of 6712 East Cheney Drive will be held on February 27th. A 3% commission is offered to the buyer’s representing broker. The property will be open for preview daily from 1 to 4pm. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information visit ParadiseValleyAuction.com, call 877.751.8051, or join the social discussion at #KurtWarnerAuction.

Kurt Warner Home (6)

Super Bowl Open House at Kurt Warner’s Estate

With Super Bowl XLVII just days away, Concierge Auctions is pleased to announce that former National Football League quarterback Kurt Warner, a Super Bowl record holder and sports broadcaster whose career is regarded as one of the greatest stories in NFL history, will sell his gated residence without reserve on February 27th during a live auction. Perfectly set on over one acre in one of Paradise Valley’s most exclusive neighborhoods, 6712 East Cheney Drive is a uniquely-designed contemporary estate with a convenient location near the exclusive Camelback Country Club. Originally offered for $5 million, the luxury property will be sold to the highest bidder in cooperation with Christine Donnelly of HomeSmart International.

“My family and I completely enjoyed living in this home, but it is time for us to move on,” stated Warner. “I’m relying on Concierge Auctions and Chrissy Donnelly to get the job done. I have watched and been impressed by Concierge’s success with selling other unique properties across the nation and am confident they will generate a fair price and a rightful new owner.”

Designed by renowned Phoenix architect Edward Chavez of Chavez & Associates, 6712 East Cheney Drive was constructed with dramatic living spaces framed with geometric built-ins, gently sloping curves and architecturally-designed elements. The circular driveway and stone fountain leads to a dramatic 24-foot-tall foyer, where a variety of elements come into play including custom circular glass. The estate contains six bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, a state-of-the-art kitchen with a bar and breakfast nook and a formal dining room. There is also an office, gym, games/billiards room and multiple cozy living areas throughout. The dual master suites can be directly accessed by the home’s metal staircase or elevator. Expansive sunny balconies overlook the diving pool and fountains, which connects to a 62-lap pool and private spa. The dramatic landscape can also be enjoyed through a series of both panoramic and clerestory windows. Additionally, there is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom detached guest house, complete with a full kitchenette.

“This home is a one-of-a-kind work of living art,” Donnelly stated. “Once featured on HGTV’s Celebrity Holiday Homes, it’s dramatic and luxurious, perfect for entertaining guests and spacious enough for a large family. Its unique architectural design leads to so many interesting living spaces, while the fixtures and finishes add a luxurious touch that must be seen in person. The Warners spent many years raising their children here and have nothing but good things to say about the home and the area.”

Warner first achieved stardom while playing for the St. Louis Rams, where he won a Super Bowl MVP award. He also played for the New York Giants, and led the Arizona Cardinals to the Super Bowl in 2008. He owns the three highest single-game passing yards totals in Super Bowl history. As an ode to his talent, Concierge Auctions will host a Super Bowl Open House at the property on February 3rd, starting at 4pm. Visitors will watch the game poolside on the big screen and get a sneak peak of the property.

Paradise Valley is a small, affluent town that is home to 12 resorts, making it one of Arizona’s premiere tourist destinations. The area is known for its incredible real estate and notable residents, including many professional athletes. In addition to Warner, boxer Muhammed Ali, basketball star Steve Nash and baseball pitcher Randy Johnson all call Paradise Valley home. The city is conveniently located between two large municipalities – the City of Scottsdale to the east and the City of Phoenix to the west. The estate is a short eight-mile drive to the Scottsdale Airport, one of the largest single-runway airports in the United States, and 13 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which offers nearly 1,200 daily flights to major transportation hubs around the world.

“Launching the auction of Kurt Warner’s home just days before the Super Bowl is especially exciting,” stated Laura Brady, President of Concierge Auctions. “Not only does the home have a star-studded history but also a notable architectural pedigree. Just as Mr. Warner has been successful on and off the football field, we intend to achieve his goal of selling on auction day.”

The auction of 6712 East Cheney Drive will be held on February 27th. A 3% commission is offered to the buyer’s representing broker. The property will be open for preview daily from 1 to 4pm. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information visit ParadiseValleyAuction.com, call 877.751.8051, or join the social discussion at #KurtWarnerAuction.

Kurt Warner Home (6)

Super Bowl Open House at Kurt Warner's Estate

With Super Bowl XLVII just days away, Concierge Auctions is pleased to announce that former National Football League quarterback Kurt Warner, a Super Bowl record holder and sports broadcaster whose career is regarded as one of the greatest stories in NFL history, will sell his gated residence without reserve on February 27th during a live auction. Perfectly set on over one acre in one of Paradise Valley’s most exclusive neighborhoods, 6712 East Cheney Drive is a uniquely-designed contemporary estate with a convenient location near the exclusive Camelback Country Club. Originally offered for $5 million, the luxury property will be sold to the highest bidder in cooperation with Christine Donnelly of HomeSmart International.

“My family and I completely enjoyed living in this home, but it is time for us to move on,” stated Warner. “I’m relying on Concierge Auctions and Chrissy Donnelly to get the job done. I have watched and been impressed by Concierge’s success with selling other unique properties across the nation and am confident they will generate a fair price and a rightful new owner.”

Designed by renowned Phoenix architect Edward Chavez of Chavez & Associates, 6712 East Cheney Drive was constructed with dramatic living spaces framed with geometric built-ins, gently sloping curves and architecturally-designed elements. The circular driveway and stone fountain leads to a dramatic 24-foot-tall foyer, where a variety of elements come into play including custom circular glass. The estate contains six bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, a state-of-the-art kitchen with a bar and breakfast nook and a formal dining room. There is also an office, gym, games/billiards room and multiple cozy living areas throughout. The dual master suites can be directly accessed by the home’s metal staircase or elevator. Expansive sunny balconies overlook the diving pool and fountains, which connects to a 62-lap pool and private spa. The dramatic landscape can also be enjoyed through a series of both panoramic and clerestory windows. Additionally, there is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom detached guest house, complete with a full kitchenette.

“This home is a one-of-a-kind work of living art,” Donnelly stated. “Once featured on HGTV’s Celebrity Holiday Homes, it’s dramatic and luxurious, perfect for entertaining guests and spacious enough for a large family. Its unique architectural design leads to so many interesting living spaces, while the fixtures and finishes add a luxurious touch that must be seen in person. The Warners spent many years raising their children here and have nothing but good things to say about the home and the area.”

Warner first achieved stardom while playing for the St. Louis Rams, where he won a Super Bowl MVP award. He also played for the New York Giants, and led the Arizona Cardinals to the Super Bowl in 2008. He owns the three highest single-game passing yards totals in Super Bowl history. As an ode to his talent, Concierge Auctions will host a Super Bowl Open House at the property on February 3rd, starting at 4pm. Visitors will watch the game poolside on the big screen and get a sneak peak of the property.

Paradise Valley is a small, affluent town that is home to 12 resorts, making it one of Arizona’s premiere tourist destinations. The area is known for its incredible real estate and notable residents, including many professional athletes. In addition to Warner, boxer Muhammed Ali, basketball star Steve Nash and baseball pitcher Randy Johnson all call Paradise Valley home. The city is conveniently located between two large municipalities – the City of Scottsdale to the east and the City of Phoenix to the west. The estate is a short eight-mile drive to the Scottsdale Airport, one of the largest single-runway airports in the United States, and 13 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which offers nearly 1,200 daily flights to major transportation hubs around the world.

“Launching the auction of Kurt Warner’s home just days before the Super Bowl is especially exciting,” stated Laura Brady, President of Concierge Auctions. “Not only does the home have a star-studded history but also a notable architectural pedigree. Just as Mr. Warner has been successful on and off the football field, we intend to achieve his goal of selling on auction day.”

The auction of 6712 East Cheney Drive will be held on February 27th. A 3% commission is offered to the buyer’s representing broker. The property will be open for preview daily from 1 to 4pm. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information visit ParadiseValleyAuction.com, call 877.751.8051, or join the social discussion at #KurtWarnerAuction.