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The Villas at San Dorado

Luxury multifamily development opens in Oro Valley

Almost a year after breaking ground, Mark-Taylor has opened its first luxury multifamily development in Pima County, the Villas at San Dorado. The community is part of a mixed-use development set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Located at the southeast corner of First Avenue and Oracle Road (10730 N. Oracle Road), the 24-acre development marries an exclusive residential rental community with a walkable shopping destination in the shadows of gorgeous Pusch Ridge. The project is a joint venture of well-known apartment developer Mark-Taylor and longtime commercial developer Kitchell, who is overseeing the retail component.

The 274-unit community features the most spacious apartments in Southern Arizona, offering one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans averaging nearly 1,100 square feet. The Villas’ features include some you may only expect to see in a modern, custom home, such as kitchen islands, custom wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, distressed plank flooring, dual-vanity sinks, pendant lighting, and private garages.

The “main street” style retail component is a multi-use center featuring a grassy civic space that can be utilized by the Town for chili-cook offs, farmer’s markets, etc. A series of interconnected pathways and ramadas between the retail and residential developments lends to walkability, and a grand entry monument on Oracle Road promotes the ‘resort-style’ sense of arrival.

“With shopping and dining next door, this development becomes truly one-of-a-kind,” said Mark-Taylor Vice President Chris Brozina.

The Villas will feature the largest fitness facility in the industry at more than 4,000 square feet, a spinning studio, virtual personal trainers, a cyber café with Mac and PC options, the quintessential lagoon-style pool that has become a Mark-Taylor trademark, and a guard-housed porte-cochere main entry gate.

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First Mark-Taylor-built rental community in Gilbert now open

Luxury living options in the East Valley are expanding by the hundreds with Mark-Taylor’s opening of its first high-end community in Gilbert, Ariz. The 296-unit San Privada , located in the acclaimed Spectrum neighborhood at Val Vista Drive and Pecos Road, offers an ideal living experience for established professionals as well as those looking to get a taste of the Gilbert lifestyle, one of the most coveted zip areas in America.

“Gilbert is home to a large number of young, educated employees with aspirations to move up the corporate ladder,” said Mark-Taylor Vice President Chris Brozina. “San Privada provides residents a high quality place to reside at a time where they might be more focused on their ascending career, and not necessarily ready for the commitment that comes with home ownership. Ultimately, the hope is that those future business leaders remain immersed in the Gilbert lifestyle and choose to make the town their permanent home and raise families there.”

San Privada’s core location provides residents with the ever-coveted “walkability” that allows pedestrians to utilize the town’s sidewalks and landscaped paths to access shopping, restaurants and employment. Being within blocks of the San Tan Mall and area retail, including Costco, Best Buy, Walmart, Harkin’s Theater and Dick’s Sporting Goods, underscores a convenient location unlike any other in the Valley.

The community is an example of “The Next Generation of Mark-Taylor,” a slogan the company uses to describe the evolution of apartment communities over the last two decades. In fact, the unit sizes will be among the largest ever built in the Valley. Additionally, San Privada’s features include those typically found in a modern, custom home, such as granite kitchen islands, custom wood cabinets, clean steel appliances, distressed plank flooring, oiled-bronze fixtures, pendant lighting and direct-access garages.

“To remain the first choice of quality renters, we’re constantly looking internally at what features we can improve, without becoming too trendy, but maintaining a timeless appeal,” said Brozina. “San Privada is the perfect example of that, with a fitness facility that is nearly 4,000 square feet in size and units that are among the largest in metro Phoenix. Those elements never go out of style and the residents appreciate the attention to lifestyle.”

Residents will also have access to a spinning studio, a cyber café with Mac and PC options, a social lounge, an outdoor cabana that includes a poolside kitchen, and the quintessential lagoon-style pool setting that has become a recognizable Mark-Taylor trademark over the years.

Rents range from $960 to $1800, with one, two and three-bedroom units now available to lease.

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CBRE completes $65M sale of Parcland Crossing

CBRE has completed the sale of Parcland Crossing, a 383-unit apartment complex located at 800 W. Willis Rd. in Chandler, Ariz. The multifamily community, which sits just south of the 202 Freeway at the northeast corner of Willis and Alma School roads in Chandler, commanded a sale price of $65 million. The property was 93 percent leased at time of sale.

Tyler Anderson, Sean Cunningham, Asher Gunter and Matt Pesch with CBRE’s Phoenix office represented the seller, Alma School Apartments, LLC, a joint venture between Scottsdale-based Mark-Taylor, Inc. and Phoenix-based Kitchell Development Co. The buyer was PrivatePortfolio Group, LLC of Seattle, Wa.

Parcland Crossing is an extremely well-located asset. Population growth for the one-mile radius around Parcland Crossing has averaged 5.5 percent in the past three years and is projected to increase by almost 9 percent in the next five years,” said CBRE’s Cunningham. “The exploding population in the area has led to pent-up demand for housing and resulted in an incredibly brisk pace of lease-up activity at Parcland Crossing.”

Parcland Crossing is located in the heart of Chandler’s employment hub. The apartment community is located within a five mile radius of two Intel campuses, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chandler Regional Medical Center, eBay/PayPal, Verizon, Microchip, Freescale Semiconductor, Orbital Sciences, EDMC, and Avnet.

Built in 2013, Parcland Crossing features state-of-the-art one-, two- and three-bedroom units in ten floor plans. Community amenities include an elegant entry with controlled-access gate, a designer resident clubhouse, a resort-style swimming area, garage parking, 24-hour fitness center, resident business center, shaded children’s playground, a dog park, and a picnic area with gas barbeque grills.

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Cox Brings Gigabit Speeds to Arizona

Joined by government and community leaders at the site of the new Mark Taylor San Travesia Luxury Apartments in Scottsdale, Cox Communications President Pat Esser announced the company’s plans to roll out gigabit Internet speeds across its markets. The company will start with new residential construction projects nationwide. In Phoenix, Las Vegas and Omaha, Cox will begin to deploy technology to enable both new and existing neighborhoods to have gigabit speeds. In all Cox locations, the company will begin marketwide deployment of gigabit speeds by the end of 2016.

“We are excited about our road map to offer gigabit speeds to all of our residential customers,” said Esser. “Starting today, we will begin deploying new technology and infrastructure that will give customers the choice of gigabit speeds in all markets we serve.”

Attended by representatives from cities across the Valley, county and state, the event was held at the site of the new Mark Taylor San Travesia Luxury Apartments in Scottsdale where Cox has partnered with Mark Taylor to begin offering gigabit services to residents of the complex, in addition to providing Cox Metro Wi-Fi service to the common areas such as the community pool and community center.

“We are thrilled to be the first community in the Valley to partner with Cox to offer gigabit speeds this fall. Offering the fastest Internet speeds and Wi-Fi access where our residents live and play, makes it essential to connecting our tech- savvy residents,” said Dale Phillips, president of Mark-Taylor Residential.

The company announced that Cox’s metropolitan Wi-Fi service will launch later this year. The service will be available in high-traffic areas such as restaurants, malls, parks and sports arenas. Additionally, through the company’s partnerships with other cable companies, Cox customers can access 250,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the country as they travel.

The company also said it will double Internet speeds for existing customers in its most popular tiers this year. Cox High-Speed Internet Preferred tier customer speeds will increase from 25 megabits per second to 50 megabits per second and Premier tier customer speeds will increase from 50 megabits per second to 100 megabits per second. These tiers represent more than 70 percent of Cox Internet customers in Valley. Over the last 12 years, Cox has increased broadband speeds 800 percent.

“Arizonans have made Cox the largest ISP in the state for over 15 years. Millions of customers rely on us each day for personal communications, commerce, education and entertainment,” said Steve Rizley, senior vice president and general manager in the Southwest region. “Cox takes their trust seriously, and we will continue our investment and delivery of the fastest Internet speeds in the market.”

“Cox has consistently and aggressively increased its investment in its broadband network, powering economic growth and development for businesses, residents and our state overall. It is not a surprise to see that they are continuing this commitment to Arizona by expanding gigabit services to our residents,” said Todd Sanders, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of
Commerce. “Arizona is fortunate to have a committed partner like Cox to help us continue to grow and prosper.”

In the last 10 years, Cox has invested more than $15 billion in its communities through infrastructure upgrades to deliver video, phone and high-speed Internet service to homes and businesses in the company’s service area. In Arizona, Cox has created more than 2,900 jobs and is responsible for a combined payroll of nearly $195 million.
Additionally, this year, the company gave more than $17 million in cash and in-kind support to partners in the cities and towns served in Arizona.

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First Mark-Taylor-Designed Rental Community Opening In Gilbert

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San Privada

Mark-Taylor, Inc. recently began construction on a 296-unit luxury rental community at Val Vista Drive and Pecos Road in the Spectrum neighborhood of Gilbert. The new San Privada, located at 1480 E. Pecos, will offer an unparalleled living option for residents looking to live in an urban, mixed-use area of the town.
“The commercial / employment area surrounding the San Tan Mall is a one-of-a-kind living environment in Gilbert,” said Mark-Taylor Vice President Chris Brozina. “The mixture of retail, entertainment attractions and top-flight residential options in such close proximity is mounting an urban core like very few others in the Phoenix metro.” San Privada will provide the ever-coveted
“walkability” element that will encourage residents to utilize the town’s sidewalks and landscaped paths to access shopping, restaurants and employment.
The community is an example of “The Next Generation of Mark-Taylor,” a slogan the company is using to describe the evolution of apartment communities over the last two decades. San Privada’s features include some you may only expect to see in a modern, custom home, such as: kitchen islands, custom wood cabinets, clean steel appliances, distressed wood plank flooring, oiled-bronze fixtures, pendant lighting and direct-access garages. The unit sizes at San Privada will be among the largest ever built in the metro area.
“With the features being offered at these ‘next-generation’ communities, it’s difficult to compare apartments today versus those built even 10 years ago,” said Brozina. “The interior finishes have clearly been taken to another level, but the amenities being offered to renters rival those of professional spas and gyms.”
San Privada will offer a fitness facility that includes virtual personal trainers and a spinning studio, a cyber café with Mac and PC options, a social lounge, an outdoor cabana that includes a poolside kitchen, and the quintessential lagoon-style pool setting that has become a recognizable Mark-Taylor trademark over the years.
Rents are anticipated to range from $900 to $1800. The community is expected to open for leasing in May 2014. BMO Harris Bank is providing the construction financing.

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Mark-Taylor, Kitchell Break Ground On Southern Arizona Development

 

A year after opening two successful multi-family developments in Maricopa County, the joint venture of Mark-Taylor and Kitchell has embarked on a unique mixed-use development that brings out the best of their combined experience and utilizes the gorgeous backdrop of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

The 24-acre development in Oro Valley, being called “San Dorado,” will combine an exclusive residential rental community with a unique shopping destination. The project recently broke ground at the SEC of First Avenue and Oracle Road, in the shadows of gorgeous Pusch Ridge.

Mark-Taylor is designing and overseeing construction of the 274-unit exclusive apartment community, the Villas at San Dorado, while Kitchell will spearhead the retail component.

The “main street” style is a multi-use center that will house a unique list of retailers and restaurants, in addition to incorporating a few acres of grassy open space, which could be utilized by the town for chili-cook offs, farmer’s markets, etc.

There will be a series of interconnected pathways and ramadas built between to two developments, as well as a grand entry monument built on Oracle Road to promote the “resort-style” sense of arrival.

“This location in and of itself is quite an attractive place to live and warrants an upscale apartment community, but by offering a unique place to shop and dine next door, this development becomes truly one-of-a-kind,” said Mark-Taylor Vice President Chris Brozina. “Walkability to this degree is a very rare feature in the Arizona market.”

The Villas at San Dorado will provide the most spacious apartments in Southern Arizona, offering one, two, and three-bedroom floor plans averaging nearly 1,100 SF. The Villas’ features include some you may only expect to see in a modern, custom home, such as kitchen islands, custom wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, distressed plank flooring, dual-vanity sinks, pendant lighting, and private garages.

“It’s difficult to compare apartments today versus those built even 10 years ago. The interior finishes have clearly been taken to another level, but the amenities offered within the community rival those of professional gyms and spas,” Brozinasaid.

The Villas will feature the largest fitness facility in the industry, a spinning studio, virtual personal trainers, a cyber café with Mac and PC options, the quintessential lagoon-style pool that has become a Mark-Taylor trademark, and a guard-housed porte-cochere main entry gate.

The rental community is expected to open for leasing in the Spring of 2014, along with many of the retailers.

Parcland Crossing in Chandler

Mark-Taylor Celebrates 4 Victories at AMA Tribune Awards

 

The mantel at Mark-Taylor got a little heavier after this year’s Arizona Multihousing Association Tributes dinner, as the company was honored with four awards including the prestigious Developer’s Award for its Parcland Crossing community.

“These wins reinforce what we already know – we have great properties and committed, loyal team members who make these spectacular places to live,” said Mark-Taylor President Dale Phillips.

Parcland Crossing in Chandler was presented with the Developer’s Award, the recognition that caps the night’s festivities at the AMA’s annual event. The Developer’s Award honors the best new community developed between 2011 and 2012.

The 383 unit-project was a collaboration of Mark-Taylor and Kitchell Development, and was built at a pivotal time in Arizona real estate, as one of the first new large-scale, luxury rental communities to be built in more than two years.

Parcland Crossing has surpassed occupancy goals and is anticipated to reach 90%-plus occupancy just 12 months after opening in July 2012.

San Marbeya in Tempe was recognized as the Best Team and Community built between 1994 and 2004; Azul in Gilbert was recognized as the Best Team and Community built between 2005 and 2012; and Mark-Taylor’s Director of Service Support, Roger Nahrgang, was named the Regional Maintenance Supervisor of the Year.

In selecting the honorees, judges of the Tributes Awards consider factors including professional presentation, industry experience, industry education, problem-solving capabilities and impact on the properties.

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First Luxury Multi-Family Community in 5 Years Opens in Gilbert

 

Redstone at SanTan Village, the first luxury multi-family project to come to Gilbert in five years, recently celebrated the opening of its first phase.

The 382-unit project sets a new standard for luxury living in the area with amenities similar to those at a five-star resort.

Located directly across from the SanTan Village Mall at 1925 S. Coronado Rd., Redstone offers easy access to major employment centers along the Loop 202 SanTan Freeway in Gilbert and Chandler.

The growing cluster of healthcare and tech employers in the area includes Banner Health, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dignity Health, Intel and Paypal.

The community is being developed by Del Mar, Calif.-based LWI Properties, built by hardison/downey construction and managed by Mark-Taylor Residential. Financing was provided by Union Bank.

Designed by Architects Orange, the $45M community boasts finishes typical of custom homes, including granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets, attached and detached private garages, euro-style dark walnut cabinetry, large oval tubs, pendant lighting, pre-wiring for flat-screen televisions and high-speed Internet.

Redstone at SanTan Village residents will benefit from resort-style common areas, including a 24-hour fitness center with club-quality equipment, elevated spa area with a fireplace and flat-screen televisions, poolside cabanas, outdoor lounge areas, free wifi and a children’s playground area. The property also offers residents use of its upstairs-level club room that features an event kitchen and serving area, double-sided fireplace, Wii and Xbox gaming areas, a business center and multiple flat-screen televisions. The club room overlooks the pool area with retractable access to an outdoor lounging area.

“Redstone at SanTan Village fits perfectly within our luxury portfolio,” said Mark-Taylor Residential President Dale Phillips. “The attention to detail and the philosophy of the developers clearly comes through in the design and aesthetics, and we look forward to complementing this with our high-quality service and residential lifestyle.”

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Mark-Taylor Capital, Kitchell Development Complete Joint Venture Land Purchase in Tempe

 

Mark-Taylor Capital in joint venture with Kitchell Development Company assembled and purchased ±30 acres in Tempe, south of the SWC of Warner Rd. and Priest Dr.

Brent Moser, Mike Sutton and Brooks Griffith with Cassidy Turley Arizona’s Land Group represented the buyer during the two sales transactions that totaled $11.2M.

Mark-Taylor and Kitchell are developing San Sonoma, a 590-unit multi-family community to be built in two phases.

Construction is expected to begin this summer on Phase 1.

“Mark-Taylor has been a great partner in Tempe for many years and we are excited for this new development, San Sonoma,” Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell said. “Their collaboration with Kitchell is a perfect fit for Tempe and this area of town.”

The land assemblage included a ±14.75-acre parcel that was purchased in December 2012 for $5.4M from Anglin Family LP and Anglin Family Trust of Queen Creek and a ±14.15-acre parcel that closed March 1 for $5.8M in a purchase from private land owner Lexi Siegal. The owners represented themselves during the sale.

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Rock the Block! Chandler Accepting Applications for Vendors

The 3rd annual Achen-Gardner Construction “Rock the Block!” presented by Mark-Taylor is accepting applications for retail, arts, crafts and food vendors for their block party taking place in downtown Chandler on Nov. 10.

Vendor booths are available in either 10’ x 10’ or 10’ x 20’ spaces. Accepted vendors will have the opportunity to feature and sell their products and services for the entirety of the event.

Rock the Block! is an annual family-friendly block party that celebrates the fun, dynamic lifestyle that Chandler offers while promoting Chandler-based businesses. Last year the block party attracted more than 12,000 guests.

The event will feature:

● Live entertainment on three stages

● A 12,000 SF. Kids Zone including interactive games, face painting, giant inflatables and a zip-line hosted by Arizona Bounce Around

● More than 100 retail, arts and crafts vendors

● Various food vendors including some of the top food trucks in Arizona

● Beverage vendors featuring two beer gardens and a VIP area

The event will run from noon until 8 p.m., on Arizona Ave. between Chandler Blvd. and Frye Rd. in Chandler.

Vendor applications can be found at the Rock the Block! official website : chandlerblockparty.com.

Deadline for submissions and payment is Oct. 19. For more information, please contact David at david@slentertainment.com or call (480) 284-6033.

 

 

San Marquis, AZRE September/October 2011

Multi-Family: San Marquis


SAN MARQUIS

Developer: Mark-Taylor/Kitchell
General contractor: Mark-Taylor Development
Architect: ADG
Location: SWC of Rural and Baseline roads, Tempe
Size: 229,093 SF

The $28M Mark-Taylor/Kitchell venture is a 229-unit luxury apartment community. It will feature 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units ranging from 654 SF to 1,442 SF. Expected completion is 3Q 2012.

AZRE Magazine, September/October 2011