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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 →

Liberty Property Trust Signs First Tenant at Liberty Center at Rio Salado

Rio Salado, Liberty Property Trust, WEB
by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Featured

Liberty Property Trust has signed a lease with WageWorks Inc. for 76,162 square feet, marking the first tenant agreement to be signed for the company’s Class A office development, Liberty Center at Rio Salado business park in Tempe. Located at 1850 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Building One is a two-story 155,000 square foot development that… Read More →

CBRE to Market Liberty Center at Rio Salado in Tempe

by in Brokerage | Business News

CBRE has been awarded the marketing assignment for the +/- 800,000 SF office portion of Liberty Center at Rio Salado, the ±1 million-square-foot, mixed-used project being developed by Liberty Property Trust. The ±100 acre property will focus on high-performance buildings with a sustainable design at the northwest corner of Rio Salado Parkway and Priest Drive… Read More →

Executive Q-and-A: Megan Creecy-Herman

Megan Creecy
by in AZRE Magazine | Business News

Megan Creecy-Herman Senior Director, Leasing & Development, Liberty Property Trust Years in CRE: 11 Years at company: 1.5 What was it about the industry that attracted you? The excitement of building a career in an industry where I knew that no two days would be the same. Our industry is dynamic and constantly evolving with… Read More →

Liberty Property Trust Breaks Ground on Liberty Center at Rio Salado

Liberty Propert Co, Liberty Center
by in Construction | New to Market | Office

Liberty Property Trust will today break ground on the first of up to 11 planned buildings at Liberty Center at Rio Salado business park in Tempe. When complete in mid-2014, Building One (1850 W. Rio Salado Parkway) will be a two-story 155,000 square foot Class A office building. The speculative project is designed to achieve… Read More →