John Graham Archives

Concentrated Culture: The symbiosis of new-build and adaptive reuse

Portland on the Park, Courtesy of DAVIS

There are undeniable truths in commercial real estate. For instance — retail follows rooftops. However, when the right variables come together, the presence of retail can create a demand for mixed-use communities. This is a phenomenon Michelle Schwartz, associate at RSP Architects, has observed in her firm’s recent work. “Arizona has such a short history… Read More →

REI to open 400KSF distribution center on Loop 303

REI Goodyear Distribution Center

Seattle-based REI, a leading outdoor retailer, has announced it will open a 400,000-square-foot distribution center creating more than 100 new jobs in the West Valley – becoming the third tenant along the newly-opened Loop 303 in Goodyear. REI offers its members and customers outdoor gear and apparel for activities such as for hiking, biking and… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Leadership president retires

Franz Tom Headshot

Greater Phoenix Leadership President and CEO Tom Franz, age 56, today announced plans to retire from the position he has held since 2008. He announced his plans to give the organization ample time to find its next leader, who will be the third president in GPL’s 40-year history. “All of us at GPL are incredibly grateful to… Read More →

RED Awards 2015: Lifetime Achievement Award

Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media

On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 10th annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2014 and the construction teams involved. RED Award trophies were handed out in 10 project categories, to six brokerage teams and safety, subcontractor, architect, general… Read More →

Valley Partnership Former Chairmen Discuss Phoenix Development – Part 1

valley partnership - AZRE Magazine May/June 2012

Valley Partnership is celebrating 25 years as Metro Phoenix’s premier advocacy group for responsible development. In looking back – and also looking ahead – AZRE magazine brought together six former chairmen to discuss goals the group has successfully achieved and challenges that lie ahead. With the commercial real estate industry making a slow recovery from… Read More →

Together Again – Multigenerational Living

Two houses joined together with staples

Aging population, tough economy drive increase in multigenerational living There is a good chance that when grandma or grandpa came for holiday dinner, they didn’t have far to travel: likely from the next room. An aging population — the Alliance for Aging Research says 10,000 baby boomers in the U.S. turn 65 every day —… Read More →