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2012 RED Awards: Winners & Honorable Mentions

Kitchell, DAVIS and Banner Health captured top honors Thursday night as Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine held the 7th Annual, 2012 RED Awards (Real Estate and Development) to recognize the biggest, best and most notable commercial real estate projects and transactions of 2011.

The event drew more than 400 CRE professionals to the Arizona Biltmore as winners and honorable mentions were selected from a record 116 nominations received in 12 project categories and individual and team broker categories.

Kitchell was named General Contractor of the Year; DAVIS was Architect of the Year; and Banner Health won Developer of the Year.

2012 RED Awards category winners:

Best Education Project: Grand Canyon University Arena; Best Hospitality Project: Westin Downtown Phoenix; Best Industrial Project: Dunn-Edwards Phoenix; Best Healthcare Project: Phoenix Children’s Hospital; Best Multi-Family Project: Devine Legacy on Central; Best Office Project: Fountainhead Office Plaza; Best Public Project: Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities; Best Redevelopment Project: Adelante Healthcare Surprise; Best Retail Project: iPic Theater/Tanzy/Salt; Most Challenging Project: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick; Most Sustainable Project: DPR Construction Phoenix Headquarters; and Best Tenant Improvement Project: Limelight Networks.

Merit Award winners were OASIS Hospital (Healthcare) and P.L. Julian Elementary School (Education).

Broker of the Year honors went to Jay Hoselton, Cushman & Wakefield, Individual Leasing; Ken Elmer, Commercial Properties Inc., Individual Sales; Bo Mills and Mark Detmer, Cushman & Wakefield, Team Leasing; and Tyler Anderson and Sean Cunningham, CBRE, Team Sales.

2012 RED Awards honorable mentions:

Education: NAU Health & Learning Center; Healthcare: Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center; Hospitality: Casino Del Sol Hotel Convention Center and Parking Structure Expansion; Industrial: Crescent Crown Distribution; Most Challenging: Arizona Science Center Phase III Remodification; Multi-Family: Phoenix Towers Terrace; Office: UniSource Energy Corporate Office; Public: Maricopa County Downtown Court Tower; Redevelopment: The Q Building at Paradise Valley Community College; Retail: American Sports Complex-Retail Center; Most Sustainable: Phoenix Children’s Hospital; and Tenant Improvement: Gap Fulfillment Center.

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RED Awards 2012 - Grand Canyon University

RED Awards 2012: Best Education Project, Grand Canyon University Arena

On March 1, AZRE hosted the 7th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2011 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and a record 116 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. This year, the winner for Best Education Project was Grand Canyon University Arena.

Best Education Project

Grand Canyon University Arena

Developer: Grand Canyon University
Contractor: Perini Building Company
Architect: Architekton and 360 Architecture
Size: 135,000 SF
Location: 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
Completed: September, 2011

Grand Canyon UniversityThe Grand Canyon University Arena is the focal point of the school’s $200M expansion project. The 5,000-seat facility was completed in a little more than a year without disrupting students’ class schedules, events or parking availability. Amenities include five high-definition video boards, an outdoor balcony, five concession stands and a carpeted expansive concourse. Glass panels on the north and south sides of the arena provide onlookers a view of the various events taking place inside. The arena adheres to sustainability through its use of high-efficiency lighting, chillers and a Variprime system that operates with changeable water pumps depending on the amount needed. In addition, the design stays true to the campus architecture as the brick base of the arena ties it to the brick buildings of the historic 60-year-old campus.


Video by Cory Bergquist

Honorable Mention

NAU Health and Learning Center

Developer: Northern Arizona University
Contractor: Mortenson Construction
Architect: OWP/P Cannon Design
Size: 277,000 SF
Location: 105 E. Franklin Ave., Flagstaff
Completed: July, 2011

Video by Cory Bergquist

RED Awards 2012 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2012