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Foundation for Blind Children

Foundation for Blind Children


➤ THE NEW SCHOOL
Kitchell, Haydon Building Corp. and SmithGroupJJR have broken ground on a new building for the Foundation for Blind Children’s Phoenix campus. The 36,600 SF single-story building will replace several outdated facilities planned for demolition. Its main campus will continue to serve adults who are visually impaired.


➤ WHERE THE ‘BELL’ TOLLS
The P.B. Bell Companies purchased 2,759 apartment units throughout the Phoenix Metro. The $168.5M, seven-property transaction was brokered by Colliers International of Greater Phoenix’s mother and son team of Cindy and Brad Cooke. P.B. Bell plans to perform cosmetic upgrades to the properties and will continue acquiring multifamily properties.


East Valley Culinary Dropout

East Valley Culinary Dropout


➤ SAM FOX STRIKES AGAIN
Fox Restaurant Concepts and development partner, Brian Frakes, plan to open the first East Valley Culinary Dropout location in October 2014 on First and Farmer avenues in Tempe, Ariz. The restaurant will be built in a warehouse constructed in the 1960s for Thorens Showcase and Fixtures. The 14,757 SF development is the first of many schedule projects meant to revamp the Farmers Arts District.


➤ SPEC-TACULAR GROWTH
Wentworth Property Company/Clarion Partners and the Phoenix office of JLL secured a 63KSF tenant lease commitment with Anixter International, Inc., at the Airport I-10 Business Park — one of the largest speculative industrial developments in Phoenix history.


Riverview Point

Riverview Point


➤ PHASING OUT
Harvard Investments has partnered with Lincoln Property Company to develop its second and final phase of Riverview Point, a Class-A office project adjacent to the 250-acre mixed-use Mesa Riverview property. The phase includes two Class-A office buildings, one is a three-story, 150KSF building. The other is a two-story, 105KSF building.


➤ DEVILS’ DETAILS
It was announced in early August that Arizona State University’s $162M renovation of Sun Devil Stadium will be designed by Gould Evans Associates and HNTB Corporation and constructed by the AECOM-acquired Hunt Construction Group and Sundt Construction.


West Valley Resort

West Valley Resort


➤ FAIR PLAY
After months of diligent negotiation, the Tohono O’odham Nation and the City of Glendale have finalized an agreement ensuring that the $400M West Valley Resort and casino project has the city’s full support. The nation will supply annual funding to Glendale over the next 20 years in excess of $26M. The construction team includes Hunt Construction Group, recently purchased by AECOM, PENTA Building Group, Rider Levett Bucknall and Summit Project Management.


Evening on the Diamond Presented by University of Phoenix

D-Backs CEO earns Goldwater award

Arizona Diamondbacks President & CEO Derrick Hall has been named the 2012 recipient of the Goldwater Community Service Award and will be honored at the 29th Noche de Gourmet Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at the Wrigley Mansion. The Goldwater Community Service Awards, presented by the Active 20-30 Club of Phoenix, honors a community leader with a strong record of philanthropic involvement, professional success in their field of work, and a desire to give back to the Phoenix area through serving on charitable and corporate boards and through public service.

“I am honored to be the first recipient of this prestigious award in a category where every nominee is truly deserving,” said Hall. “The Active 20-30 Club is a distinguished philanthropic club that works hard to improve the lives of children across the Valley, and I am proud to represent and be recognized by such an illustrious group of individuals.”

Hall was chosen among five nominees, including Arizona Treasurer and former Founder & CEO of Cold Stone Doug Ducey, Phoenix City Councilmember and Attorney for PING William Gates, Founder of Beyond the Flames Jason Schechterle and Executive Director of The First Tee of Phoenix Hugh Smith, Jr. The annual award is given to an individual who shows high moral and ethical character and will set the standard for the men of the Active 20-30 Club of Phoenix to achieve as they continue to grow and develop in their profession and in their community.

A proven leader in the Arizona community, Hall currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Valley of the Sun United Way and leads the Hunger-Free Communities Plan Steering Committee, and is an active member of the Thunderbirds and Young President’s Organization. He serves on 27 boards, including the Arizona Mexico Commission, Great Hearts Academies, Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau, Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Advisory Council for Pancreatic Cancer, US Airways Education Foundation, St. Vincent de Paul and Florence Crittendon. He has also raised money by serving as an event chairman for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) and the Foundation for Blind Children.