downtown phoenix Archives

Studio Ma cools streets by linking transit, shade and housing

by in AZRE Magazine

For the extreme heat of the desert Southwest, where temperatures are reaching 110°F and higher this summer, can transit-oriented development improve the quality of life? The answer is yes. Through collaborations on several new projects, the Phoenix-based firm Studio Ma — a specialist in environmental design and architecture — has shown how to cool streets… Read More →

Creative tenants returning to downtown offices, according to JLL

Phoenix
by in AZRE Magazine | Office

When it comes to premium office space across the United States and Canada, creative firms are doing what they do best: driving change. JLL’s 2017 Skyline shows that creative’s boomerang to this coveted space and the eighth straight year of occupancy growth are contributing to record rents and a landlord-friendly market. In Phoenix, the 24/7 environment of… Read More →

Looking back (and forward) at $4.8 billion worth of Downtown Phoenix investment

Block 23 Downtown Phoenix
by in AZRE Magazine

Downtown Phoenix is where history meets the future. Over the last couple decades and especially in the last five years, a combination of factors, investments and new developments have aided in the revitalization of Downtown Phoenix and its continued resurgence into the future, which fosters a live-work-play environment unlike any other urban market in the Valley… Read More →

Check it out: Integrate’s new Downtown Phoenix, penthouse-level HQ

Integrate offices

The 19th floor “penthouse level” of 111 W. Monroe St. in Downtown Phoenix is ready to welcome its new, high-tech tenant – courtesy of a seven-month, creative office build-out just completed this week by the Phoenix office of JLL. The new tenant is Integrate, a locally based, rapidly growing cloud marketing software and service provider. JLL Executive… Read More →

How to capitalize on hot Phoenix apartment market

The apartment market in Downtown Phoenix is hot, really hot, and members of the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA) are cautiously optimistic that the market will remain one of the hottest in the country for at least a couple more years. In a standing room only crowd of over 60 people, AMA hosted its second-ever Quarterly… Read More →

Check out progress of Arizona Center’s $25 million renovations

Arizona Center
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Retail

The $25 million Arizona Center renovations have made some progress and we’ve got photos of the recently completed areas. Developers completed work on the lobby and tenant amenities floor of the One Arizona Center building at the Arizona Center. Click on the slideshow to view the photos in fullscreen   Provided photos The renovations at… Read More →

Downtown Phoenix struggles with affordable housing in midst of development

“‘No’ is a hard thing to say to people who need help,” Joe Keeper said. As director of real estate development at Native American Connections, Keeper advocates for affordable housing in Phoenix, and he said he is constantly turning people away who don’t fit the requirements but need assistance affording rent in Phoenix. Development in… Read More →

The Grand: Downtown Phoenix’s latest 24/7 coffee shop, bar

The Grand Central Coffee Company

Night owls in Downtown Phoenix will be pleased to hear that there’s a new local hangout spot that’s open all through the night to kick back at and have a few drinks. Open 24 hours a day, The Grand Central Coffee Company wears many hats as a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, live music venue and more.… Read More →

Construction commences on $50M renovation of Renaissance Square

Renaissance Square

Construction commenced today on phase one of a $50 million renovation of Renaissance Square, Downtown Phoenix’s iconic office towers at 2 and 40 N. Central Avenue. In a joint venture, Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., and Cypress Office Properties, LLC, purchased Renaissance square from Hines U.S. Core Office Fund, L.P last year for $151.25 million. The $10 million first… Read More →

Press Coffee Roasters opening two new locations

Press Coffee Roasters

Press Coffee Roasters is expanding in the Valley with two new locations expected to open in Downtown Phoenix and in Tempe this Spring. The roaster is opening a flagship store in Downtown Phoenix at Central Avenue and McDowell Road near the Phoenix Art Museum in May. The second upcoming location will open east of ASU’s… Read More →

Fry’s in Downtown Phoenix breaking ground in April

Block 23 Downtown Phoenix
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction | Mixed-Use

Developers will finally break ground in Downtown Phoenix on the much anticipated Block 23 mixed-use development, which will house the area’s first grocery store. RED Development will break ground on Block 23, which is located at First and Washington Streets, on April 13. The project includes a Fry’s Food Stores, 200,000 square feet of creative office… Read More →

Discovery Triangle Development Corporation names CEO

Valley Metro Light Rail
by in Az Business Leaders

The Discovery Triangle Development Corporation, a public/private partnership that works to bring more investment in the areas between Downtown Phoenix and Tempe along the light rail, names its new CEO to succeed the organization’s founder. Alisa Lyons of SLOAN LYONS Public Affairs will succeed Don Keuth as CEO. Keuth passed away earlier this year and was… Read More →

Civic Space Park to turn into glowing art canvas

Commercial Development - AZRE Magazine January/February 2012

Civic Space Park will host a digital projection art piece. “Intersection,” for two-nights only from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 17 to 18 for Art Detour 29. “Intersection” will transform the A.E. England Building at Civic Space Park into a glowing canvas after dark, showing the work of local artist… Read More →

Cable One donates $100,000 for Hance Park Amphitheater

McDowell Mountain Musical Festival

Cable One Inc. provided a $100,000 donation to Hance Park Conservancy, whose mission it is to work with the City of Phoenix to activate and unite the community by promoting the creative use of public space and a vibrant arts and culture experience at Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix. The funds will go… Read More →