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RED Awards 2013

RED AWARDS 2013: Best Retail Project

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Best Retail Project

Shops at Town & Country

Shops-at-Town-CountryDeveloper: RED Development

Contractor: Chasse Building Team

Architect: Butler Design Group

Size: 55,000 SF New; 325,000 SF Total

Location: 20th St. & Camelback, Phoenix

Completed: October 2012

Well-known to the city of Phoenix, and food and retail explorers, the historic food and shops at Town & Country is revitalizing its already beloved landmark. An open-air shopping experience which boasts a loyal customer base offers a unique collection of national, regional, local shops, restaurants and services. Town & Country also hosts a schedule of community-based events. Town & Country, over the past 18 months has begun a venture in its redevelopment. The plans aim to build upon what consumers find special about the establishment and add new names to the already existing well-loved restaurants and shops. The team added 20,000 SF of new retail including Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Café Rio and a 35,000 SF Nordstrom Rack. The Retail space at Town & Country is 100% leased and new retail is constantly being added. Great location, great neighbors and great demographics contribute to the success of The Shops at Town & Country and plans to enhance the restaurant and retail mix are constantly being made.

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Honorable Mention

Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles

LoLosDeveloper: LGE Design Build

Contractor: LGE Design Build

Architect: Cawley Architects

Size: 4,240 SF

Location: 10 W. Yuma St., Phoenix

Completed: October 2012


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RED Awards 2013

RED AWARDS 2013: Brokerage Team of the Year Sales

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Brokerage Team of the Year: Sales

Tyler Anderson and Sean Cunningham

Vice Chairmen

CBRE

BrokerTeamSalesLeasing Details:

  • 34 AZ Sales Transactions (63 Nationally)
  • $1.12B value in AZ ($2.33B Nationally)

Largest single transaction closed in 2012: $179.25M

Largest single asset sale in 2012: $61.3M

With combined experience of over 62 years and sales exceeding $13B, these two experts are prominent in the multi-family sales market and are regularly ranked among the best multi-family professionals. Together, they have earned dozens of awards for teamwork and performance and are consistently in the top 3% at CBRE. They participate in the National Multi-Housing Council, the Arizona Multihousing Association and the United Way Alexis De Tocqueville Society. Anderson also participates at the Urban Land Institute and Multifamily Blue Council. Cunningham serves on the board of Childhelp USA and is a member of the Phoenix Thunderbirds. Their commitment to their clients, community and industry is exemplary.

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RED AWARDS 2013: Best Tenant Improvement Project

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Best Tenant Improvement Project

Fender Musical Instruments Corp.

FenderDeveloper: WDP Partners

Contractor: Layton Construction

Architect: Ware Malcomb

Size: 110,000 SF

Location: Scottsdale

Completed: February 2012

Spread among three different buildings and separated by large parking lots, compartmentalization became an issue for Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) in Scottsdale. Determined to change the dynamic with a cohesive real estate solution, FMIC agreed that the company needed its departments together under one roof. The company found its solution with their new 110,000 SF corporate headquarters. Construction of the new headquarters complies to energy efficiency by utilizing recycled materials configuring an efficient lighting layout and using less wattage throughout the space with day lighting views for 90% of the occupants. Motion sensors also contribute to the energy efficiency effort. The headquarters is centered on a two-story enclosed atrium designed to promote interaction between staff and visitors. The area is anchored by two 35-inch high Stratocaster and Telecaster guitars and wall murals playing famous songs. Large portraits of musical artists that made the brand paramount decorate the walls. The atrium is made up of stages and platforms for meetings and jam sessions. Second floor offices open to an interactive forum for employees and the headquarters is connected by two bridges flanked with 30-inch high three-form walls that run across the atrium space with conference rooms named after Fender artists like George Harrison and Stevie Ray Vaughn, anchoring the ends of each bridge. An employee café and full kitchen designed as the “family room” brings together all the departments that have helped to make the Fender brand iconic.

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Honorable Mention

Child & Family Support Services

Child-Family-Support-ServicesDeveloper: LGE Design Build

Contractor: LGE Design Build

Architect: Cawley Architects

Size: 23,643 SF

Location: 10439 S. 51st St., Phoenix

Completed: July 2012


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RED AWARDS 2013: Merit Award Adaptive Re-Use

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Merit Award Adaptive Re-Use

District Medical Group Children’s Rehabilitative Services

District-Medical-Group-Childrens-Rehabilitative-ServicesDeveloper: District Medical Group

Contractor: CalibeR Construction

Architect: Knoell & Quidort Architects

Size: 56,530 SF

Location: Park Central Mall, Phoenix

Completed: September 2012

At more than 55,000 SF, this facility is the largest multi-disciplinary pediatrics/children’s clinic in Phoenix. It is a prime example of adaptive re-use — it occupies the original JC Penney at Park Central Mall. It was built in a record fast-track time of 82 days from demolition to certificate of occupancy. The clinic now has the capacity to treat 16,000 patients each year. It serves children up to 21 years of age who have some of the most serious health conditions within the AHCCCS Network.

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RED Awards 2013

RED AWARDS 2013: Best Healthcare Project

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Best Healthcare Project

Adelante Healthcare Mesa

Adelante-Healthcare-MesaDeveloper: Axis Companies

Contractor: LGE Design Build

Architect: Cawley Architects

Size: 43,000 SF

Location: 1705 W. Main St., Mesa

Completed: November 2012

Adelante Healthcare Mesa began as an idea: to be the first LEED platinum community health center in the country. The project’s toughest challenge was not getting the LEED platinum certification; instead the biggest challenge was the project budget — a shell budget of $85 PSF and a TI budget of $75 PSF. Cawley Architects designed the exterior to include integral color masonry, green reflective glazing and numerous metal details. The interior design of the building complements the exterior with free flowing light space, low-VOC paint and recycled materials. Adelante Healthcare Mesa not only serves the environment with its green design facility, but also readily serves its patients with high quality primary and preventative healthcare. The facility provides individuals a community meeting resource, nutritionists and a pharmacy. Medical services include family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, women’s health and dental care, all within a peaceful and welcoming environment.

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Honorable Mention

Florence Hospital at Anthem

Florence-Hospital-at-AnthemDeveloper: Florence Hospital at Anthem, LLC

Contractor: Layton Construction

Architect: SWA Architects

Size: 94,000 SF

Location: 4545 N. Hunt Hwy., Florence

Completed: January 2012


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RED AWARDS 2013: General Contractor of the Year

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


General Contractor of the Year

Sundt Construction

Sundt-ConstructionWinner of Best Education Project: Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building 4

Winner of Most Challenging Project: Health Sciences Education Building

Education was at the forefront of local projects in 2012 for Sundt, which completed Arizona State University’s Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 4 (ISTB4) and the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

The state-of-the-art ISTB4 unites office, public outreach and high-tech laboratory spaces, and the systems that support them, in ASU’s largest research building – a noteworthy construction accomplishment. Also impressive was Sundt’s role in helping the owner achieve $14M in cost savings without reducing the project’s scope, and containing the total cost of ownership through increased energy-efficiency while maintaining first-cost affordability.

Meanwhile, collaboration was key to Sundt’s work on the HSEB with joint venture partner DPR. The striking, copper-clad building, a conspicuous addition to Downtown Phoenix, is expected to help the state address a growing need for educating healthcare professionals. The team developed numerous programs to achieve world-class quality and significantly reduce rework and waste. As a result, the landmark facility was able to open 26 days early to accommodate the University of Arizona’s class schedule.

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RED AWARDS 2013: Best Public Project

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona.


Best Public Project

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

Salvation-ArmyDeveloper: The Salvation Army

Contractor: Haydon Building Corp.

Architect: Dick Fritsche Design Group

Size: 147,000 SF

Location: 1375 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix

Completed: May 2012

The opening of the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Croc Community Center in Phoenix heralded an endless amount of opportunities for the community that the center serves. The collaboration of the Salvation Army and Joan Kroc Corp. has four program components: worship, education, arts and recreation. The facility includes a 300-seat community/events banquet hall, classrooms, arts and crafts rooms, youth lounge, computer lab, offices, child watch space, game room and NBA-sized basketball courts, a full-service fitness center, aerobics/dance studio, locker rooms, and a family-oriented pool with a lazy river. The center adheres to energy efficiency with solar thermal panels, an elaborate filtering system in the aquatic center, an HVAC chilled system and low-voltage lighting. The center is one of the largest of the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Corps Community centers in the country.

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Honorable Mention

Ocotillo Library + Workforce Literacy Center

Ocotillo-LibraryDeveloper: City of Phoenix

Contractor: Johnson Carlier

Architect: durkin + durkin architects

Size: 7,200 SF

Location: 102 W. Southern Ave., Phoenix

Completed: May 2012


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RED AWARDS 2013: Best Industrial Project

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Best Industrial Project

Dick’s Sporting Goods Distribution Center

Dicks-Sporting-Goods-Distribution-CenterDeveloper: Merit Partners

Contractor: The Renaissance Companies

Architect: Butler Design Group

Size: 724,455 SF

Location: 4651 N. Cotton Lane, Goodyear

Completed: September 2012

It took a collaborative effort on the part of the developer, architect, contractor and the City of Goodyear to meet deadlines of the aggressive project schedule for the Dick’s Sporting Goods Distribution Center. Breaking ground in December of 2011 and a turnover of the warehouse in June 2012, the project met its goal to commence the shipping and receiving of goods by Jan. 1, 2013, to serve up to 150 stores in the Western U.S. The project achieved LEED silver certification for new construction through sustainable design practices including: R-30 roof insulation, single-ply TPO roofing, insulated doors, 2% natural light through skylights, Energy Star appliances, motion activated lighting with daylight sensors and low-water use landscaping. The distribution center also purchases 70% of its power as Green-e renewable power. Adding elements of fun into the project design, the building includes a basketball court in the facility commons, a baseball diamond on the floor of the break room and yardage markers leading to fitness and training rooms express what the company does — sell sporting goods and promote an active lifestyle.

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Honorable Mention

City of Phoenix 27th Ave. Waste Transfer Station

City-of-Phoenix-27thAve-Waste-Transfer-StationDeveloper: Public Works Department/Solid Waste Disposal

Contractor: Layton Construction

Architect: HDR Engineering

Size: 130,287 SF Renovation; 50,500 SF New

Location: 3060 S. 27th Ave., Phoenix

Completed: January 2012


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RED AWARDS 2013: Developer of the Year

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Developer of the Year

RED Development

RED-DevelopmentWith national reach from its headquarters in Phoenix, RED Development guides a high-quality portfolio of more than 35 retail, commercial and mixed-use properties totaling more than 17 MSF across 11 states. Over the past two years, RED has significantly grown its presence in Arizona through the acquisition of well-positioned real estate properties including: Hilton Village in Scottsdale, Town & Country in Phoenix, Aspen Place in Flagstaff and several properties in Chandler.

Founded in 1995, RED is a full-service commercial real estate company providing asset management, leasing and marketing expertise. However, the company has always had its passion and roots in development.

In 2012, RED completed Phase I of the redevelopment of Town & Country which included the addition of a new Nordstrom Rack and 20,000 SF of new shop space which is 100% leased. This spring, a new Whole Foods will open and RED will start work on Phase II of the redevelopment.

RED also opened Hotel Palomar, a Travelocity top-rated 242-room boutique hotel at RED’s signature project, CityScape. Construction on the apartments at CityScape has begun as this dynamic mixed-use project continues to take shape.

Beyond Arizona, the company has projects under construction in Texas, Nebraska, Nevada and Missouri.

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RED AWARDS 2013: Most Challenging Project

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Most Challenging Project

Health Sciences Education Building on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus

Phoenix-Biomedical-CampusDeveloper: City of Phoenix/Arizona Board of Regents

Contractor: DPR Construction/Sundt Construction

Architect: CO Architects and Ayers Saint Gross

Size: 265,000 SF

Location: 435 N. 5th St., Phoenix

Completed: July 2012

The 6-story Health Sciences Building (HSEB) on the Phoenix Biomedical campus serves two end-users; the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the Northern Arizona University College of Health and Human Services. The facility has extensive building information modeling, laser scanning and blue-beam software capabilities. It includes 2, 500 custom cooper panel, which reflect a Grand Canyon type design. The project also has two owners and two contractors. With more than one owner and contractor the project faced multiple challenges including designing a facility that that represents Arizona’s leadership in medical education by providing skills-based and simulation settings, health science inter-professional training programs and a planning process involving educators from the cross-section health science disciplines. The design allows optimal natural light into interior spaces while mitigating heat gain using building siting and advanced materials. The impact of the building has reached vaious aspects including, education nearly twice as many medical students,  job creation, and averaging investment seven times the cost.

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Honorable Mention

Century Hall at ASU Polytechnic

Century-HallDeveloper: Inland American Communities Group

Contractor: CORE Construction

Architect: RSP Architects

Size: 84,657 SF

Location: 5937 S. Backus Mall, Mesa

Completed: July 2012


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RED AWARDS 2013: Most Sustainable

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Most Sustainable

Colonel Smith Middle School

Colonel-Smith-Middle-SchoolDeveloper: Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District

Contractor: Turner Construction Company

Architect: EMC2 Group Architects Planners

Size: 88,693 SF

Location: 5651 E. Smith Ave., Fort Huachuca

Completed: June 2012

A collaborative relationship with the design and building team, Army base leadership and regional school district put forth a unique effort to complete the first Net Zero Educational facility in Arizona. The facility constructed on an active military base sets a new facility standard with a living lab delivering a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) curriculum and delivering vast strides in sustainability efforts including concrete metering of light with HVAC and plug loads on a building-by-building basis to verify that the campus operates according to the whole-building energy model, energy efficient LED lighting, lighting monitors that ensure minimum electricity usage, T5 fluorescent lights and motion sensors that ensure lights are off when not needed. Lighting is expected to be 80% less than a standard school building. Windows in every regular-spaced room provides natural daylight to enhance student learning. Students are encouraged to monitor energy usage and production in real time with energy dashboard monitors throughout the building and mobile apps. Water conservation harvested water tanks irrigate naïve trees and shrubs, which students can monitor using the energy dashboard components. Colonel Smith Middle School is a prime example of Net Zero Education by both building standards and curriculum offering.

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Honorable Mention

Science Resource Management Building

Science-Resource-Management-BuildingDeveloper: National Park Service

Contractor: Loven Contracting

Architect: Civil Design & Engineering

Size: not listed

Location: Grand Canyon National Park

Completed: December 2012


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RED AWARDS 2013: Broker of the Year Leasing

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Broker of the Year: Leasing

Jay-HoseltonJay Hoselton

Senior Director

Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona

Leasing Details:

  • 23 Lease Transactions totaling 574,849 SF
  • $138.4M in value

Largest single transaction closed in 2012: $80.4M

For more than 37 years, Jay Hoselton has impacted commercial real estate in both management and brokerage. He has won multiple awards for his exceptional production and customer service. In an effort to improve the firm and to aid young industry talent, he holds business planning classes and mentors through the NAIOP chapter. Hoselton has worked tirelessly to raise money for Hospice of the Valley for 14 years and participates in the Greater Phoenix Urban League.

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RED AWARDS 2013: Best Multi-Family Project

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Best Multi-Family Project

Maravilla Scottsdale — Phase 1&2

Maravilla-ScottsdaleDeveloper: Senior Resource Group

Contractor: The Weitz Company

Architect: Allen+Philp Architects/Interiors

Size: 640,000 SF

Location: 7325 E. Princess Blvd., Scottsdale

Completed: May 2012

The architectural character of the Maravilla senior living facility balances traditional and contemporary with a variety of details for visual interest and luxury senior living. Amenities on the 25-acre site include an indoor pool and spa, arts and crafts facilities, on-site health staff, Internet lounges, fitness center, movie theater and a multi-purpose facility. The project adheres to energy efficiency with enclosure insulation, low-E insulated glass windows, infrastructure for future solar hot water at the indoor pool and spa and carbon monoxide sensor switch. Water consumption is constrained by the use of substantially drought-tolerant landscaping and low-flow plumbing. Dining at Maravilla is a culinary experience: the main restaurant offers varied room experiences, an exterior courtyard for dinning, a café, and casual dining at the clubhouse. Aside from the numerous amenities, the buildings on-site are designed to offer views of the McDowell Mountains and TPC Golf Course. Design of the facility offers unique courtyards for a variety of purposes and provides residents an array of amenities, walking opportunities and superb sights.

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Honorable Mention

Hopi Assisted Living Facility

Hopi-Assisted-Living-FacilityDeveloper: The Hopi Tribe

Contractor: Brycon Construction

Architect: Jarratt Architecture

Size: 12,000 SF

Location: 21 Senior Lane, Upper Village of Moenkopi (Tuba City)

Completed: December 2012


RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

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RED Awards 2013

RED AWARDS 2013: Broker of the Year Sales

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Broker of the Year: Sales

Eric-J-WichtermamEric J. Wichterman

Cassidy Turley

Executive Vice President, Capital Markets Group

Details:

  • 35 transactions totaling 2.8 MSF (Leases: 43/350,725 SF)
  • $159M in value (Leases: $31M)

Largest single sale closed in 2012: $27M/200,000 SF

Wichterman’s knowledge of the market and his strategic thinking have greatly impacted the Valley. In 2012 he implemented a business plan to address challenges in turning around distressed buildings to recover attainable value. He serves as an expert advisor to local and national commercial real estate, lender and REO companies and is a licensed CCIM and a member of NAIOP and ULI. He and his wife dedicate themselves to the Arizona Humane Society and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

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RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

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RED AWARDS 2013: Best Mixed-Use Project

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Best Mixed-Use Project

Ak-Chin Family Entertainment Center

Ak-Chin-Family-Entertainment-CenterDeveloper: Ak-Chin Indian Community

Contractor: A.R. Mays Construction

Architect: Nelsen Partners

Size: 165,000 SF

Location: 16000 Maricopa Rd., Maricopa

Completed: November 2012

Ak-ChinWith just four months of design and 10 months of construction, the AK-Chin Family Entertainment Center, also known as the Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, opened to the Ak-Chin community and its surrounding communities. The $50M complex is built on 50 acres and is one of the largest and most highly advanced facilities of its kind. It includes a 12-screen, state-of the-art cinema with 3D capabilities and motion seats; VIP theater seating; full bar service and seat-food ordering; a 24-lane bowling center that includes an 8-lane section with fireplace and VIP seatings. It also includes an outdoor amphitheater built to help attract big-name performers and a 2-story laser tag and arcade; a sports bar including 13, 55-inch televisions, pool tables, darts and shuffleboard. A full-service restaurant seats 138 with outdoor dining and a glass water wall. The complex has not only impacted the Ak-Chin community, but also the surrounding cities, primarily Maricopa. Construction created hundreds of jobs and the actual opening also created 350 jobs for which more than 1,400 applications were received. The Ak-Chin Family Entertainment Center provides a base in which the tribe and surrounding communities can build on for future economic development growth.

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RED AWARDS 2013: Best Hospitality Project

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Best Hospitality Project

Hotel Palomar Phoenix

Hotel-Palomar-PhoenixDeveloper: Red Development

Contractor: Hunt Construction

Architect: SmithGroupJJR

Size: 175,000 SF

Location: 2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix

Completed: June 2012

Located at CityScape in Downtown Phoenix, the Hotel Palomar offers a variety of amenities including walking access to more than 15 restaurants and bars, more than 10 clothing and entertainment outlets and a signature restaurant, the Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails. A third-level pool deck bar and dining spot (Lustre) adds to the amenities available to guests. The Hotel Palomar also meant nearly 200 contruction jobs to the downtown core. Its chilled water grid means no central air or heat help contribute to its sustainability efforts. The hotel prides itself on its EarthCare program, in which its employees take charge in the various operations. Employee ideas have contributed to sustainability efforts including suggestions to recycle wire hangers, which saves two tons of steel each year and a recommendation to provide phone books only upon request, saving about 130 trees a year. $10 of every daily room rate is donated to the Nature Conservancy and a tree is planted for every guest as part of The Plant a Billion Trees campaign. The hotel is committed to integrating the highest concentration of uses in the greatest density in all of Arizona.

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Honorable Mention

Fairmont Princess Ballroom Expansion

Fairmont-Princess-Ballroom-ExpansionDeveloper: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Contractor: Howard S. Wright

Architect: Kollin Altomare Architects

Size: 60,000 SF

Location: 7501 E. Princess Blvd., Scottsdale

Completed: October 2012


RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

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RED AWARDS 2013: Merit Award Cultural

On Feb. 27, AZRE hosted the 8th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2012 and the construction teams involved. AZRE held an open call for nominations and more than 100 projects were submitted by architects, contractors, developers and brokerage firms in Arizona. To view all 2013 RED Awards Winners and Honorable Mentions, go here >


Merit Award Cultural

McCelland Irish Library

McCelland-Irish-LibraryDeveloper: Irish Cultural & Learning Foundation Library

Contractor: Double AA Builders

Architect: John Paul Ahern Architect

Size: 16,000 SF

Location: 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

Completed: June 2012

The McClelland Irish Library is a one-of-a-kind building designed to replicate a 12th Century Norman tower castle. The front entrance was inspired by the St. Brigid’s Church on Inis Cealtra in County Clare. The archway is made of Irish Blue Limestone and weighs a whopping 8.9 tons. The greatest architectural challenge was was integrating the design requirements into a cohesive structure and making it function on a very small site. The greatest construction challenge was dealing with the death of general contractor Bernardo Velez, who passed away 6 months after the start of construction. The building includes a library, archive, exhibition gallery, meeting and music practice rooms and reading rooms. The “Castle on Central” adds to the downtown arts and culture community.

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RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

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