Marina Heights Archives

From ASU student to Mountainside Fitness CEO

An idea that came to him as an Arizona State junior turned Tom Hatten into a successful entrepreneur. His company, Mountainside Fitness, is celebrating its 25th anniversary and opened a 14th location last weekend at the Marina Heights development on Tempe Town Lake. “It’s taken decades (to build the brand),” Hatten said. “Now when we… Read More →

Final Marina Heights building turned over to State Farm

2017 RED Awards
by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Ryan Companies and Sunbelt Holdings, co-developers of Marina Heights, completed construction of the project’s fifth and final office building and have turned over occupancy to State Farm at the 20-acre development on Tempe Town Lake. “It was the teamwork of State Farm, Sunbelt, Ryan Companies, the city of Tempe, ASU and the unwavering support of the Tempe community that made it… Read More →

Brokers, developers and projects honored at 2016 Best of NAIOP

by in AZRE Magazine | In The Spotlight

The Arizona chapter of NAIOP honored developers, projects and brokers at its 2016 Best of NAIOP awards. This year, Grady Gammage Jr., a real estate and zoning attorney who was a founder of Gammage & Burnham, received the Award of Excellence at the ceremony, which was held at the Arizona Biltmore. Gammage has had a long career, which… Read More →

2017 RED Awards: And the winner is…

2017 RED Awards
by in AZRE Magazine

This year at the 12th annual Real Estate and Development (RED) Awards, AZRE recognized the top commercial real estate projects completed in 2016 along with the companies and people who made each one possible. Each year, AZRE receives hundreds of project nominations to be considered for a RED Award. Ultimately, three finalists projects are selected for each… Read More →

Building the best: list and map of 2017 RED Awards finalists

2017 RED Awards
by in AZRE Magazine

It’s award season and for AZRE that means it’s again time to recognize the biggest, best and most notable commercial real estate projects completed in 2016 along with the people who made them happen. This year for the 12th annual Real Estate and Development awards, more nomination forms were submitted than ever before, which is… Read More →

Industrial & office steal spotlight from multifamily at 10th Annual IREM-CCIM Economic Forecast

While many turned their attention to Washington D.C. for the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the Valley’s heaviest hitters in commercial real estate joined forces at the 10th Annual IREM-CCIM Economic Forecast on Friday at the Arizona Biltmore. For the program, 21 of the Valley’s top commercial real estate leaders with 521-plus years of combined CRE… Read More →

Marina Heights announces new retail tenants

East Valley
by in AZRE Magazine

Ryan Companies and Sunbelt Holdings, co-developers of Marina Heights, have announced new retail, public open space and art amenities at the 20-acre development on Tempe Town Lake. Home to State Farm’s regional hub, the 2 million square foot development has been under construction since August 2013.  Matt’s Big Breakfast, a well-known local restaurant of Food Network fame, will open in late fall, following the… Read More →

Phoenix office sector finishes 2015 on upswing

Miller Russell Associates
by in AZRE Magazine | Office

The Phoenix office sector took a strong turn to finish the fourth quarter in solid fashion. The year started off slow, but picked up momentum as the year progressed and accelerated the pace into the final months, according to a Lee & Associates report. Most all major indicators were positive for the quarter and for… Read More →

State Farm plans to hire 1,000 new employees

In the first half of 2016, State Farm plans to hire 1,000 employees in the greater Phoenix area, and will hold a job fair on Tuesday, Jan. 12 in Mesa. The insurance firm plans to add more employees as it expands in the Phoenix area throughout the year. State Farm announced earlier in January it… Read More →

State Farm plans to hire 1,000 new employees

East Valley

State Farm will be holding a Career Fair January 12, to help fill openings for its expansion in the greater Phoenix area. The company will hire up to 1000 employees in the first half of 2016 and additional hiring will continue throughout the year. The one-day Career Fair will focus on generating a candidate pool… Read More →

Marina Heights earns AMCA 2015 Project of the Year

East Valley
by in AZRE Magazine | In The Spotlight | Office

Ryan Companies US Inc.’s two million square foot Marina Heights project has been awarded the Associated Minority Contractors of America (AMCA) 2015 Project of the Year for the first of five office towers to open at Marina Heights, Building D. Ryan has a long-standing commitment to the inclusion of Minority and Women Business Enterprises (M/WBE) on its construction projects. Through Ryan’s… Read More →

Ryan Companies earns SHARP Award for safety record

East Valley

Ryan Companies US, Inc. has been awarded Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Accreditation by the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) for the Marina Heights project — the 5-building, 2 million square foot project on Rio Salado Parkway immediately south of Tempe Town Lake. Ryan is one of only two companies to… Read More →

East Valley Market Update

The East Valley is lit. In October, Marina Heights will begin lighting up its floors on the State Farm campus in Tempe and earlier this month, Mesa began seeing more of the light rail. The East Valley is comprised of submarkets on fire, thanks to the educated workforce coming out of higher education institutions. Tech… Read More →

Wood Partners’ Alta Tempe averaging 30 leases per month

by in AZRE Magazine | Multi-Family

Upscale apartments with luxurious amenities are in high demand near the new Marina Heights office development, where developer Wood Partners is averaging 30 leases a month at its new Alta Tempe complex. The 296-unit community is uniquely positioned to serve residents seeking proximity to the state’s largest office park when it’s complete in 2017, as well as easy access… Read More →