July – August 2010 Archives

Despite Hard Times, Companies Continue To Turn To ASU For Executive Education Offerings

Companies Continue To Turn To ASU - Az Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

You might think companies designate the development of managers and executives as a low priority as they try to weather the storm of a recession. Though it’s true many companies scale back tuition benefits and send fewer people to executive education programs, most business leaders still are keenly aware they need to develop current and… Read More →

University of Arizona Targets Niche Markets For Customized Executive Education


The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona has a customized executive education program that targets highly skilled professionals with advanced degrees in the industries of medicine, bioscience and engineering, and who are called upon to lead key divisions within the company. These leaders frequently have had little or no formal training in… Read More →

If You’re Selling Your Business, Here Are Some Tips To Help You Get The Best Price In A Down Economy

Tips To Help You Get The Best Price In A Down Economy - AZ Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

The past 18 months have been extremely difficult for participants in the mergers and acquisitions community. Purchase and sale transactions in 2009 were at their lowest levels since shortly after the dot-com bubble burst at the beginning of this decade. The main culprit? Most observers agree that the lack of debt financing to fund (or… Read More →

CEO Series: Kathleen H. Goeppinger

CEO Series: Kathleen H. Goeppinger - AZ Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D. President and CEO, Midwestern University How did the recession affect Midwestern University’s enrollment and course offerings? It’s a very interesting thing, but when a student is ready to make a career choice, we’re finding that more and more want to go into health care, because it’s one of the professions –… Read More →

Mixed-Use: Celebrity City

Celebrity City, AZRE July/August 2010
by in Mixed-Use

CELEBRITY CITY Developer: Old World Communities General contractor: TBD Architect: CCBG Architects Location:  NWC 32nd & Van Buren streets, Phoenix Size: 1.3 MSF The 10-year, multi-phased plan calls for 640 residential units within five multi-story buildings; an 820-room hotel; 177,000 SF of retail space; and 380,000 SF of office space within two mid-rise towers. Construction is estimated to begin in… Read More →

Multi-Family Market: Its Recovery And What It Means

Multi-Family Market - AZRE Magazine July/August 2010
by in Economic Development

In this article, Allie Bell takes a look at the recovering multi-family market and what it means for Arizona. Finding something “hot” in today’s commercial real estate industry is difficult, but as the residential market begins to recover, so does Arizona’s multi-family sector. “The Metropolitan Phoenix multi-family market is emerging from a 12-quarter downturn, which… Read More →

Medical: Southwest College Of Naturopathic Medicine

Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, AZRE July/August 2010
by in Medical

SOUTHWEST COLLEGE OF NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE Developer: Southwest College General contractor: Kitchell Contractors Architect: [merz]project Location: 2164 E. Broadway, Tempe Size: 15,000 SF The $1.9M medical campus renovation began construction in April and finishes in November. The project will transform part of the 25-year-old corporate office complex into a medical haven. Phase I includes a 40,000… Read More →

Green Building Is A Smart Business Solution

Green Building - AZRE Magazine July/August 2010
by in Building Green

Green building is inevitably a smart business solution. When it comes to the bottom line, companies that want to be in the black — go green. As building owners, developers, brokers and designers, the industry is trying to re-define how they do business to stay in business, and it is vital that these efforts align… Read More →

Goodyear Complex: Successful Teams In Baseball And Construction

Goodyear Complex - AZRE Magazine July/August 2010
by in Construction

Goodyear Complex Building stadiums in the Arizona desert requires unusual strategies to overcome resource, schedule and environmental challenges. Goodyear Complex, the new spring training center for the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds, is a case in point. Elemental Challenges Water supply was a concern. The 100-plus acres of grass for fields, parking lots and common… Read More →

Waste Not Want Not – Successful, Sustainable Adaptive Reuse

Adaptive Reuse - AZRE Magazine July/August 2010
by in Building Green

Adaptive Reuse In this economy, it isn’t surprising that everyone is looking to get more for less. Whether you are an owner, representative or a member of the commercial real estate industry, the importance of delivering value has never been greater. Naturally, clients are looking to reduce cost per square foot, but they are also… Read More →

Mixed-Use: South Shore

South Shore, AZRE July/August 2010
by in Mixed-Use

SOUTH SHORE Developer: Nautica Development Group Ltd. General contractor: GCON Inc. Architect: Berkus Design Studio Location:  Arizona Ave. & Lake Dr., Chandler Size: 657,000 SF A mixed-use, lakeside development slated to include 186,568 SF of Class A office space; a 95,256 SF hotel with 150 rooms and meeting space; 28,805 SF of restaurant space; 65,108 SF retail shops and 41… Read More →

Other: Girl Scouts Camp Sombrero

Girl Scouts Camp Sombrero, AZRE July/August 2010
by in Other

GIRL SCOUTS CAMP SOMBRERO Developer: Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council General contractor: TBD Architect: Marlene Imirzian & Associates Location: 16th St. & Dobbins Rd., Phoenix Size: 37,900 SF on 14 acres The camp is currently raising funds to reach projected development costs of $14M. The Girl Scouts organization hopes to begin construction in 2012. Plans… Read More →

Medical: Surprise Medical Plaza At The City

Surprise Medical Plaza, AZRE July/August 2010
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SURPRISE MEDICAL PLAZA AT THE CITY Developer: Ensemble DevMan of Arizona General contractor: Low Mountain Construction Architect: Matthew Budge Associates Architects Location: SWC of Litchfield Rd. and Statler Blvd., Surprise Size: 35,400 SF The $8M medical office building in Surprise will be 2 stories and will beanchored by a 20,000 SF suite occupied by a Banner Health primary care practice,… Read More →

Tenant Improvement Projects Showcase Extraordinary Design

Tenant Improvement - AZRE Magazine July/August 2010

Tenant Improvement Tenant improvement projects happen every day, but some stand out from the rest with their brilliant, unique design. Three such projects have been completed over the past year in the Valley — transforming not only their buildings, but the neighborhoods and communities in which they stand. Blasts from the Past A couple of… Read More →