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Report: March construction starts see increase

Arizona leads nation in Construction Employment
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Dodge Data & Analytics reported on March construction starts in the metropolitan statistical area of Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, consisting of Maricopa and Pinal counties. According to Dodge Data & Analytics, the latest month’s construction activity followed this pattern: According to the Dodge’s data, construction spending in 2016 on nonresidential properties totaled $158,064,000, a four percent increase from 2015’s… Read More →

IPA starts building Generations at Ahwatukee

Flagstaff lost the highest percentage of construction jobs
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Medical

Investment Property Associates LLC (IPA) and Retirement Community Specialists (RCS) announced construction is now underway on its senior living community, Generations at Ahwatukee. The project, located at the southeast corner of Chandler Boulevard and 50th Street is targeted for completion by mid-summer 2017. The community will include a total of 137 units, comprised of 97 independent/assisted living… Read More →

Mortenson Construction expands East Coast footprint

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Mortenson Construction announced Wednesday it has expanded its operations in the Washington, D.C. area with the addition of a new office in McLean, VA. Mortenson has been serving the mission needs of the Federal Government across the United States for more than 30 years and currently has several projects underway in the Washington, D.C. area. “The expansion of our… Read More →

Sun State Builders completes Flagstaff DES

Sun State Builders
by in AZRE Magazine | Office

Sun State Builders announced the completion of the Department of Economic Security project in Flagstaff, Arizona. The single tenant office project is 50,000 square feet, three-Stories, and is beautifully incorporated into the pines of Northern Arizona. The fully occupied office space houses eight different departments for the State of Arizona, including Child Protective Services, Economic Security, Attorney… Read More →

March construction unemployment rates improve

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Construction unemployment rates improved in March with 298,000 new jobs added, according to Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Not seasonally adjusted (NSA) construction unemployment rates for the country and 30 states were 0.8 lower than in March 2015, marking five and a half years of consecutive monthly year-over-year rate declines. The state with the lowest construction unemployment rates in… Read More →

Construction firm earns 2 marketing awards

Weitz Company
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

The Weitz Company Phoenix office walked away as a two-time winner at the 3rd Annual SMPS Arizona Marketing Communication Awards (MCA) on Thursday, April 14. SMPS Arizona Marketing Communications Awards showcase the best and brightest creations of top local A/E/C marketing and business development professionals. The competition is friendly, but fierce, as leading industry marketers submit their… Read More →

Johnson Carlier acquires BEC Southwest

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Johnson Carlier, a Phoenix-based general contractor, acquired BEC Southwest. Its founder and owner Marc Daniels, has rejoined Johnson Carlier as President and COO. Daniels left Johnson Carlier in 1992 to start BEC, which grew into a successful engineering and construction company that predominantly works in Northern Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. Daniels brings 34 years of building… Read More →

Construction material prices rise for 1st time in 9 months

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Construction input prices rose on a monthly basis in March for the first time in nine months according to an analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Producer Price Index released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Input prices expanded 0.9 percent on a monthly basis in March but are still down 3.4… Read More →

Lincoln breaks ground on 250K SF offices

Rendering of the Grand at Papago Park
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Office

Just as it breaks ground on the first building at The Grand at Papago Park Center in Tempe, Arizona, Lincoln Property Company (LPC) has secured a pre-lease commitment from a major first tenant: leading enterprise application software company SAP America (NYSE: SAP). SAP is currently located in the Scottsdale Galleria, but will relocate to the first building at The Grand at… Read More →

JPI Companies acquires 10.79 acres for $11.28M

Rendering of the project on Chandler Blvd. & McClintock Rd.
by in AZRE Magazine | Multi-Family

Cushman & Wakefield announced Wednesday that JPI Companies acquired a ±10.79 acre permit-ready, 283-unit multifamily development site at the northeast corner of Chandler Boulevard and McClintock Road in Chandler for $11.28 million, $39,859 per unit. Cushman & Wakefield Executive Managing Directors Steven Nicoluzakis and David Fogler of the Phoenix office represented JPI Companies of Irving, Texas… Read More →

Local construction firm changes name and location

Graycor Construction
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Phoenix Construction firm, Nitti Graycor, announced Monday that all operations for its southwest regional headquarters have moved to a new Phoenix location and are officially doing business as Graycor Construction Company. The new location, at 4600 E. Washington St., Suite 440, Phoenix, Arizona 85034, was designed with flexibility and collaboration in mind to best support Graycor’s service… Read More →

Construction unemployment rates improve

Bernards & Construction
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Unusually mild weather in much of the country continued into the first part of January, but ended for the East near the end of the month with the brutal storm dubbed “Snowzilla.” The storm did not hit until after the reference week used for surveying employment and unemployment. This undoubtedly helped to temper the normal… Read More →

Mainstreet Health starts construction on post-acute property

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Medical

Construction on Phoenix’s latest post-acute development is now underway. Mainstreet and Mainstreet Health, the operating company of Mainstreet, broke ground in mid-February. This will be the first project Mainstreet Health will operate for Mainstreet. The property, located at 3000 N. 91st Ave. in Phoenix, boasts 94 private beds, 67,697 square feet and will provide post-acute care (short-stay rehabilitation… Read More →

How can Arizona recoup its skilled workforce?

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by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

If you’ve attended any local 2016 commercial forecast events, the likelihood of bypassing a panel, speaker or conversation dealing with, or related to, construction and skilled labor issues is slim. It’s not a new issue, but it’s a worrisome one that shows few signs of resolution anytime soon. Why, when other areas of the nation… Read More →