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Liberty Property Trust fills nearly finished Rio Salado office

1930westriosaladopkwy
by in AZRE Magazine | Office

Liberty Property Trust today announced that it has executed two new leases, filling its nearly complete 135,663 square foot speculative office building at 1930 West Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe. DriveTime Automotive Group, an existing tenant in 1720 West Rio Salado Parkway at Liberty Center at Rio Salado, will expand into 65,889 square feet of… Read More →

Valley Partnership adds 2 new board members

JLL
by in AZRE Magazine

Valley Partnership announced the addition of two Valley industry leaders to the board. Liberty Property Trust Senior Vice President John DiVall and El Dorado Holdings, Inc. President Jim Kenny will join the Valley Partnership board effective immediately. “Valley Partnership is pleased to welcome John and Jim to our board,” said Cheryl Lombard, Valley Partnership President… Read More →

Liberty Property Trust hits 82% occupancy at industrial center

Dexcom
by in AZRE Magazine | Industrial

Liberty Property Trust signed a lease with Express Scripts for 81,300 square-feet of space at 2040 West Rio Salado Parkway in Liberty Center at Rio Salado located in Tempe. The building, which is now 82 percent leased, is the first light industrial development at the park. “Liberty Center at Rio Salado continues to attract top companies,” said John DiVall, senior vice… Read More →

Developer announces 222K SF Phoenix industrial project

Phoenix Warehouse
by in AZRE Magazine | Industrial | New to Market

Liberty Property Trust Thursday announced that it will break ground on its first building this spring at Liberty Logistics Center II, a new 73-acre industrial park located at the corner of 71st Avenue and Buckeye Road in Phoenix. The 222,910 square foot distribution facility is the first of the 1.5 million square feet of multi-tenant industrial… Read More →

Will to Win: The Evolution of NAIOP Arizona

Night at the fights
by in AZRE Magazine | Events | Featured | In The Spotlight

NAIOP Arizona’s events can draw a crowd. About 750 people attended the group’s signature Night at the Fights event in 2015. However, commercial success was an effort of dozens of chairmen, formerly referred to as presidents. In fact, one former chairman joked that all you had to do was miss the wrong meeting to be “awarded”… Read More →

Ground breaks on 215,000 SF industrial building in Tempe

2040 W Rio Salado Parkway - Liberty Center at Rio Salado - Tempe AZ - co...

Liberty Property Trust has announced that it will break ground on its first industrial development project in Liberty Center at Rio Salado in Tempe, Arizona to meet tenant demand. Development will commence immediately at 2040 W. Rio Salado Parkway, with expected delivery by the end of 2015. Liberty has previously completed two LEED Gold speculative… Read More →

Best of NAIOP’s 2014 winners announced

Chris Toci of Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Investment Broker of the Year, 2014 Best of NAIOP Arizona awards event at the Arizona Biltmore. Courtesy of Peter Madrid, Cushman & Wakefield.

Kurt Rosene, head of NOVO Development, was honored with the Award of Excellence at the 2014 Best of NAIOP event at the Arizona Biltmore. Prior to helping found NOVO, Rosene directed land property development throughout North America for The Alter Group. While with Alter, Rosene oversaw more than 5 million square feet of real estate… Read More →

NAIOP Arizona announces new chairman, board members

NAIOP Roundtable 2011 - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011
by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Newsmakers

NAIOP Arizona named Tom Johnston of Voit Real Estate Services as its Chairman for 2015. The industry group also named new officers, three new board members and re-nominated an existing board member. Johnston, Managing Director at Voit, will be joined by new officers Bob Hubbard, Vice Chairman, LBA Realty; Larry Pobuda, Programs Chair, The Opus… Read More →

DriveTime Automotive signs 96KSF lease at Liberty Center

Stop 2: Liberty Center at Rio Salado

Liberty Property Trust announced the signing of a 96,000 square foot lease with DriveTime Automotive Group for a new corporate headquarters in Liberty Center at Rio Salado in Tempe.  It will be the third class-A office building that Liberty will deliver at its newly launched park since construction began in the fourth quarter of 2013.… Read More →

Megan Creecy-Herman takes the helm of NAIOP-AZ

Megan Creecy-Herman
by in AZRE Magazine | Featured

Megan Creecy-Herman, Senior Director, Leasing & Development at Liberty Property Trust, has worked in commercial real estate for 11 years, 10 of which have been as a member of NAIOP. In 2013, the 33-year-old was the first female chair of NAIOP Arizona and one of the youngest in the country to hold that position. She… Read More →

Liberty Center at Rio Salado completes first building

Liberty Center at Rio Salado is a partnership between Liberty Property Trust and Markham Contracting Co.

Liberty Property Trust announced that it has completed the construction of its 155,000 square foot Class A office building, located at 1850 W. Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe.  The building opening marks Liberty’s first of up to potentially 11 buildings planned at Liberty Center at Rio Salado, and officially launches the innovative mixed-use business park.… Read More →

Liberty Tolleson Center reaches 100 percent occupancy

Liberty Tolleson Center

Liberty Property Trust announced it has signed a lease with Green Light Direct Services at Liberty Tolleson Center, bringing the 200KSF project to 100 percent occupancy. Green Light Direct Services will move into its new location, 8601 W. Washington Street, in October. Rick Collins of CD Commercial Advisors represented Green Light Direct Services and Tony… Read More →

Ground breaks on second building at Liberty Center at Rio Salado

Liberty Center at Rio Salado, a Class A LEED Silver office development in Tempe.

Liberty Property Trust will break ground this week on its second building at its new park, Liberty Center at Rio Salado in Tempe. Located at 1910 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Building Two will be a two-story, 156,030 square foot Class A office building. The project is designed to achieve LEED® Silver certification and the total… Read More →

Liberty Property Trust Closes Seven Deals in Arizona in the First Quarter 2014

Liberty Center at Rio Salado, a Class A LEED Silver office development in Tempe.
by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage

Liberty Property Trust today announced it has closed seven lease agreements totaling approximately 425,000 square feet during a very strong first quarter of 2014. “We are extremely pleased to announce this record level of lease transactions in Arizona,” said John DiVall, senior vice president at Liberty. “Our high volume of activity includes new leases and… Read More →