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Mark-Taylor announces Summer of Love Series

Mark-Taylor, Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations and Cox Communications have announced the 9th Annual Summer of Love pool party series beginning on Saturday, June 6 and running until Saturday, August 29. These fun, interactive, poolside events offer a great time and a chance for one lucky winner to host their very own pool party at a Mark-Taylor community.

Now in its ninth year, the Mark-Taylor Summer of Love pool party series celebrates neighborhood, a sense of community, poolside fun and friends. Each event offers residents and the general public a chance to win a personalized pool party which includes a VIP cabana, playlist curated by the winner, and a Mark-Taylor swag bag. All guests can enjoy complimentary food and beverage, music spun by a live DJ, poolside games and more. Each pool party features a raffle/giveaway benefiting local charity group UMOM New Day Centers. UMOM provides emergency shelter and transitional housing to the homeless and ultimately helps families find permanent, affordable housing opportunities. The series will take place at 13 Mark-Taylor communities this summer including the following:

  • June 6 :: San Travesia – Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • June 13 :: Redstone at SanTan Village – Gilbert, Ariz.
  • June 20 :: Level at Sixteenth – Phoenix, Ariz.
  • June 27 :: San Privada – Gilbert, Ariz.
  • July 11 :: Onnix – Tempe, Ariz.
  • July 18 :: @51 – Phoenix, Ariz.
  •  July 25 :: Domus – Phoenix, Ariz.
  • August 1 :: San Lagos – Glendale, Ariz.
  • August 8 :: Remington Ranch – Litchfield Park, Ariz.
  • August 8 :: Allegro at La Entrada – Las Vegas, Nev.
  • August 15 :: San Sonoma – Tempe, Ariz.
  • August 22 :: San Cervantes – Chandler, Ariz.
  • August 29 :: San Marbeya – Tempe, Ariz.

Smithfield Properties opens @51 in Phoenix

Central Phoenix just got a new addition to its housing life with the opening of the new, ultra-hip @51 apartment community, a project brought to the Valley by Smithfield Properties, Chicago-based developer of high-end residences and adaptive reuse projects.

Designed by San Francisco-based Berkelhamer Architects, @51 is a contemporary residence set between the Biltmore area and midtown Phoenix. In addition to the 191 units, a ground-level restaurant will anchor the project and a rooftop nightclub with a pool will be available for special events. The community is located at the southeast corner of 16th Street and Georgia, ideally situated with ease of access to north and south ramps of State Route 51 freeway.

“We envisioned this community as contributing to the social and economic fabric of this geographic area – with residents who choose this area to reside for its fantastic restaurants, shopping and diverse local flavor,” said Bill Smithfield of Smithfield Properties. Smithfield also developed another modern community that opened last year in the Camelback corridor, Domus.

@51 will add to the local flavor with a restaurant at ground level, anticipated to open later this year. The restaurant, situated at the northwest corner of the property, comes from national proprietor Lettuce Entertain You, the brains behind dozens of popular restaurants in Chicago, Minneapolis, Washington DC and Scottsdale’s Don & Charlie’s.

Luxury apartment manager Mark-Taylor Residential is overseeing leasing of the community, located at 1615 E. Georgia. Rentals of the studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments range from $925 to $2800.

Sitting atop a multi-level parking garage, the community is a well-planned infill development that epitomizes urban living at its best. The large rooftop outdoor pool/exercise room and lounge overlooks the landscape to the east, offering unparalleled views of Piestewa Peak and Camelback Mountain. The development is immediately adjacent to a 10-acre city park, Desert Storm Park, offering paved cycling, running and dog-walking paths.

The community is now part of a portfolio of Mark-Taylor-branded communities all owned by different entities, but all with a uniform management approach and high standards of excellence. Mark-Taylor’s management group consists of local experts with deep roots in Arizona, a team that appreciates a lean and flat internal structure so that decisions can be made quickly and effectively.


Mark-Taylor awarded property management of three Central Phoenix communities

In a move that illustrates its effectiveness as a luxury multi-family manager with universal appeal, Mark-Taylor Residential was named manager of three hip, trendy urban communities for third-party developers in the central Phoenix area.

Luxury metropolitan communities Domus (4445 North 36th Street), Level at Sixteenth (1550 E. Campbell Avenue) and the under construction @51 community (5251 N. 16th St) are now part of the company’s growing management portfolio. All communities are infill and/or renovated projects within a five-mile radius in the Central Phoenix/ Camelback corridor, offering residents gorgeous options that are unique in the Mark-Taylor portfolio with distinctive layouts and design. The communities add more than 800 units to the company’s growing management portfolio.

“We regularly hear from residents, and prospective residents, that they’re only interested in Mark-Taylor communities because of our reputation for quality and customer service,” said Mark-Taylor Residential President Dale Phillips. ‘Now, we can offer our signature experience to residents who want the urban, uptown Phoenix and Arcadia area lifestyle.”

All three properties are within walking and bicycling distance of unique shopping boutiques, locally owned restaurants and the historic Arizona Biltmore Resort and Shopping Center. They are an ideal location for professionals commuting to downtown Phoenix or the Esplanade area, with public transit and freeway access to any corner of the metropolitan area. Both Domus and @51 were developed by Chicago-based Smithfield Properties.

Mark-Taylor properties benefit from universal marketing efforts that the company offers at all of its communities, such as residential contests and events, charitable fundraisers and networking opportunities. This approach, as well as the company’s uniform, polished management, service and maintenance practices, resonate with not only asset owners seeking strong ROI, but also selective residents who seek out Mark-Taylor properties and employees who want to be part of the Mark-Taylor culture.

To help staff these new properties and others coming online, Mark-Taylor is actively recruiting professionals in service, leasing and management. All new hires will be automatically enrolled in Mark-Taylor University, the company’s state-of-the-art training program that offers customized courses and programs to help employees move up the career ladder.

According to employee review sites like Glassdoor.com, Mark-Taylor’s workplace culture is enviable: “It’s a family-like feel. The company is very supportive of your career. I’ve made lifelong friends through this company. Ethical and Fun environment. The fact that even as a new employee the upper management met me and remembered my name was amazing. It made me feel important and I knew immediately they cared about me as an employee. I don’t know many companies where as a brand new employee you interact with the President and Vice President and they make it a point to know you by name. It’s a great feeling.”


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Generation Next: Chris Brozina, Mark-Taylor

When Chris Brozina, vice president of Mark-Taylor, worked as a broker at CBRE, his team transacted more than $1.59B of multifamily transactions in seven states. In 2011, he made the decision to move into development with Mark-Taylor. He reveals to AZRE his steps to climbing the ladder of success, while sustaining his humility and connecting with his employees on a personal level.

Have you always been interested in real estate or did you start on a different career path?
As a young person coming into the industry in 2007, right into the teeth of the Great Recession, I was a young kid who didn’t have any money and didn’t have a whole lot to lose. The timing probably allowed the opportunity to accelerate through the ranks a little faster than what otherwise would have been the case.

Where did your real estate career start?
I started as a researcher and runner in the brokerage industry. In other words, a grunt. I did a lot of research, familiarizing myself with the lingo of the industry, and made cold calls like crazy. I absolutely started in the most un-glamorous role you can start in. I’d never know at the time just how valuable that time was.

What the biggest risk you have taken in your career?
I switched careers from being a broker at a very well-respected large company to the development world and Mark-Taylor. At the time, it was a major risk personally, because I was leaving something that I was starting to see a lot of success doing and a place I was really happy, with very respected brokerage partners. I thought I was going to be a broker for the rest of my life and I treated it that way. As is usually the case, the opportunity at Mark-Taylor hit me at a time when I certainly wasn’t expecting it. It was the brokers I worked with that gave me the perspective to understand what this opportunity meant. In retrospect, there is zero question that this has been the right move for me and something I see doing for the rest of my life.

What qualities do you think successful business leaders and mentors should have?
You become a leader only because people choose to follow you. At the end of the day, you can have any title you want behind your name but if people don’t choose to follow you you’re not leading anybody. That is the way I approach everything.

What advice would you give to a college graduate wanting to work in the real estate industry?
The advice I would have above all else to new college graduates: salary should be the furthest thing from your mind and your entire focus should be on finding a company where they are willing to teach you. You’re going to meet a lot of people in this industry that are constantly sniffing around looking to move companies. I would think that attitude is a pretty big turn-off to executives. Whatever you decide to do, whether you see it as a long-term career or a short-term job, act like you’re going to do it for the rest of your life. That passion and preparation is going to be palpable and is going to bring opportunities your way that you would never find if you were out there trying to seek opportunities on your own.

Mark-Taylor, Kitchell open San Sonoma community

The development team of Mark-Taylor and Kitchell have opened the doors to their newest rental community, San Sonoma, an expansive 590-unit community located just southwest of Warner Road and Priest Drive. The “Next Generation” community is another example of why apartment living has become so attractive.

“The process of renting an apartment with Mark-Taylor is a lot like picking out the finishes from a custom home builder, with features like attached garages, kitchen islands, breakfast bars, plank floors, stainless appliances and stone countertops,” said Mark-Taylor Vice President of Development Chris Brozina. “If you can have all those features, and the apartment is actually similar in size to a first home, it’s a pretty awesome advantage to have the flexibility of leasing from year to year.”

Brozina is referring to San Sonoma’s market-leading unit sizes, with many units reaching up to 1,580 square feet. Combined with the unparalleled open recreation areas and an amenity package that includes a 4,500-square-foot fitness facility, spin and yoga studio, poolside volleyball and outdoor living rooms, the lifestyle is hard to beat for residents of any age.

San Sonoma is conveniently located very near Interstate 10 and in very close proximity to large employers including Insight Enterprises, Intel and Verizon Wireless Southwest regional headquarters. Casa Paloma is also within walking distance, featuring retailers such as AJ’s, World Market, Banana Republic, Jos. A Bank, Ulta, Grimaldis, and Zoe’s Kitchen.

Rents range from $1,100 to $2,800 a month, with one, two and three-bedroom units now available for lease. For more information about San Sonoma, visit the website at www.sansonoma.com or call 480.619.6491.

Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc.

Mark-Taylor seeks recruits for new managed properties

Best Places to Work honoree Mark-Taylor is actively seeking team members to be part of its growing corps of professionals to manage new properties coming online this spring.
Full and part-time positions are available, including assistant manager, leasing consultants, porters and maintenance technicians, for new luxury apartment communities throughout the Valley. The company is hoping to fill at least 20 positions, in addition to 40 recently hired positions to staff other new managed properties.

Interested candidates are encouraged to complete an online application and research career opportunities, at www.mark-taylor.com/careers. Resumes can also be emailed to HR@mark-taylor.com or faxed to 480-281-5580.
Mark-Taylor offers excellent long-term opportunities for individual interested in a career in the multifamily industry. Every employee is automatically enrolled in Mark-Taylor University, a state-of-the-art training program with customized courses and program to set employees on a path of continual success.

Mark-Taylor benefits include medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, voluntary long-term disability, life and accidental disability, additional life, 401k and employee rental discounts. Career development paths are customized to foster growth through personal training programs designed to bring out the very best in each individual employee.

Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc.

San Travesia apartments open near SkySong

At the center of the McDowell corridor revitalization is the newest high-end rental community in south Scottsdale, San Travesia.

San Travesia – adapted from the Spanish word “Travesia” meaning “crossroads” – offers all the advantages of Mark-Taylor’s “Next Generation” living in the largest low-density luxury apartment community in the area.

“We’re so proud of this project, and of being part of the renaissance of this important area,” said Mark-Taylor Residential President Dale Phillips. “This project really gives the area an unparalleled living option, with bigger, more expansive units and common-area amenities than any other community in the area, in fact bigger than any development in our portfolio,” he said.

The 440 units at San Travesia bring Mark-Taylor luxury living to a unique infill development located in a popular commuting corridor, nearby the gateways of McDowell Road, the 202 and the 101 freeways. It is the only low-profile, contemporary rental community in the area – an appealing feature with the abundance of outdoor recreational options right outside. The community is one of the first urban projects the company has developed in several years

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.

San Privada, Mark-Taylor

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.

Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc.

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.


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.

MarkTaylor Courtyard, WEB

First Mark-Taylor-Designed Rental Community Opening In Gilbert

San Privada elevation front

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.


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.


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.”


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.


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


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