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Jason Hammersmith, Ensemble Real Estate Solutions

Jason Hammersmith promoted to COO of Ensemble

Ensemble Real Estate Solutions announced Monday the promotion of Jason Hammersmith to Chief Operating Officer (COO) from Director of Internal Operations.

Jason joined Ensemble more than 10 years ago as assistant controller and has since then contributed to the organization in many capacities including IT, human resources, and overall office administration. Five years ago, as Ensemble continued to expand; Jason took on the newly created role of director of internal operations.

“Jason has demonstrated valuable leadership and organizational skills over the past 5 years,” said Randy McGrane, Managing Director/CEO for Ensemble. “Ensemble has benefitted from his innovations, energy, and contributions and we look forward to working with him in his new role to provide leadership, drive continual improvement and direct the company’s operational growth.

Prior to joining Ensemble, Jason was  a manager with Ernst & Young and received his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College of California.

“Ensemble creates a unique environment that fosters innovation and development. The company’s ability to adapt and find creative solutions has allowed me professional growth and makes Ensemble an exciting and fun place to work,” said Jason Hammersmith

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Ensemble finishes Santa Fe Plaza renovations

Ensemble Real Estate Solutions recently oversaw extensive improvements to Santa Fe Plaza in north Scottsdale.  Ensemble is currently the leasing agent and property management company of the building.

Santa Fe Plaza is a unique medical office property that was built in 1985. The adobe, Spanish-style, 25,241-sq.-ft. building has excellent visibility from two major thoroughfares―90th Street and Mountain View Road. Having direct access from the Loop 101 and being just minutes from Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center are big pluses for its medical tenants and their patients.

Ensemble put together a detailed, comprehensive construction plan for the renovation. Prior to commencing with the project, an event was held to introduce the tenants to the renovation plan where Ensemble staff explained the process and how the design was developed. This event vested the tenants in the project and helped Ensemble complete the entire project in seven weeks with little effect or inconvenience to the existing tenants.

The renovation included the following elements:
1.    Re-doing the central courtyard.
Santa Fe Plaza had a wonderful central courtyard but over the years, the fichus trees had grown too large and were attracting a large number of birds that left a big mess. The trees were removed, smaller plantings were installed and colorful cloth awnings were added to provide shade that the fichus trees previously had provided. A relaxing, bubbling fountain also was added.
2.    Improve the landscaping.
Landscaping had been done “piecemeal” over the years so there was no longer any unified plan. Some trees and shrubs were removed and others trimmed to return the landscaping to its original plan.
3.    Improve building signage and lighting.
These building elements were no longer consistent so changes were made to unify them. Signage also was added to more clearly identify the pedestrian and vehicle access points for the building.
4.    Re-paint the exterior.
The exterior of Santa Fe Plaza had been painted all one color. To highlight its unique architecture, it was repainted in several southwestern colors.
5.    Improve the parking structure.

The renovations were done on time and under the budget of $250,000. Spec suites are under way with a budget of $250,000.
“We are excited to bring this building back to its former glory,” said Marina Hammersmith, Senior Vice President Healthcare Brokerage Services for Ensemble and leasing agent for Santa Fe Plaza. “The newly completed renovation has created quite a buzz in the industry and we have already signed a new tenant for the building as a result of the building improvements.”

Camino, Ensemble, WEB

Ensemble completes $2.4M sale of Camino Del Sol Dental Plaza

Ensemble has negotiated the $2.4M sale of Camino Del Sol Dental Plaza, an 8,395 SF medical office building located at 13802 W. Camino Del Sol in Sun City West, Ariz.
Tracy Altemus, Marina Hammersmith and Autumn Storm of Ensemble’s Phoenix office represented the seller in the transaction. The seller was Camino Del Sol One, LLC. The buyer was Geiger Boulevard Spokane, LLC.
“We see this transaction as an example of a continued interest in medical office properties”, said Tracy Altemus, Sr. Vice President of Ensemble.  “Savvy investors recognize this market is beginning to strengthen due to several conditions such as new healthcare laws and an aging population – both contributing to a demand for medical office space. “
Built in 2000, Camino Del Sol Plaza is located in the heart of Sun City West’s commercial core and is close to the Del Webb Hospital. At the time of sale the building was occupied by four well established dental practices including general dentistry, prosthodontics, periodontics and endodontics. The building was 100% percent leased at the time of sale.

1048 PCH Avondale, WEB

Ensemble RE Solutions Reports $58.5M in 2013 Leases

Ensemble Real Estate Solutions maintained a steady pace in leasing activity for 2013, securing $58.5M in new leasing deals from 207 medical office transactions, totaling approximately 620KSF.

Ensemble also brokered seven sales transactions with a total value of $7.8M.

“We are proud of our team’s accomplishment in 2013,” stated Bill Molloy, Managing Director and CEO of Ensemble Real Estate Solutions. 

“Over the course of 2013 Ensemble launched several new initiatives to drive new business and as a result we look forward to seeing even more of an increase in activity in 2014.”

As Ensemble moves into 2014 the company is set to begin construction on Surprise Medical Plaza Phase II at THE CITY master planned campus in Surprise, Ariz.  Ensemble also expects to break ground on a new companion building development on the campus of Phoenix Children Hospital – Southwest Valley Center Specialty and Urgent Care in Avondale, Ariz.

Canyon Springs Medical Plaza

Ensemble And Ensemble DevMan Arizona Become Ensemble Real Estate Solutions

After merging operations in 2008, Ensemble and Ensemble Devman of Arizona (formerly DevMan Company) continued to operate with slightly different names. Now, the company is united in name, becoming Ensemble Real Estate Solutions.

Ensemble Real Estate Solutions“Operating under two different names was causing confusion on who we are and what we do,” said Bill Molloy, managing director of Ensemble Real Estate Solutions. “This change better reflects our service model as a full-service healthcare real estate solutions provider.”

Ensemble Real Estate Solutions manages and services real estate assets for the healthcare industry, from concept and development through marketing, management and dispositions. It operates in Arizona, California and Nevada.

“With the medical industry going through so many changes, our clients depend on us to operate their facilities so they can concentrate on their practices and patients,” Molloy said. “We understand the challenges in managing healthcare real estate assets and look after our clients’ as if they are our own.”

As more procedures move from hospitals to medical office buildings, Ensemble anticipates the future uses and structures of medical facilities. Those facilities may potentially require stricter life safety and fire codes and more flexible designs. These buildings will need to have the flexibility of space and floorplans to grow and accommodate larger uses such as imaging and ambulatory surgical centers.

The Phoenix-based company is the result of two healthcare real estate firms joining forces in 2008. Ensemble, established in 1989, brought its expertise in development, property management and asset management. DevMan Company, established in 1981, added its complementary medical office development resume and its brokerage services platform, resulting in a company offering a comprehensive range of real estate services.

For more information on Ensemble Real Estate Solutions, visit their website at ensemblehealthcare.com