Portland on the Park Archives

Arizona’s Valley of the Scholars

Grand Canyon University; Photo by Shavon Rose for AZ Big Media

Phoenix may be built on a grid system, but it’s not too hyperbolic to say all roads (and, one day, light rail routes) lead to Arizona State University. It’s the theory of diffusion of innovations, says Sundt Construction’s Business Development Manager Ryan Abbott. The theory, which has been around since Everett Rogers published a book… Read More →

Concentrated Culture: The symbiosis of new-build and adaptive reuse

Portland on the Park, Courtesy of DAVIS

There are undeniable truths in commercial real estate. For instance — retail follows rooftops. However, when the right variables come together, the presence of retail can create a demand for mixed-use communities. This is a phenomenon Michelle Schwartz, associate at RSP Architects, has observed in her firm’s recent work. “Arizona has such a short history… Read More →

RED Awards 2015: Lifetime Achievement Award

Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media

On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 10th annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2014 and the construction teams involved. RED Award trophies were handed out in 10 project categories, to six brokerage teams and safety, subcontractor, architect, general… Read More →

Portland on the Park gains traction with larger units

Portland on the Park, the highly anticipated sister property to Downtown’s award winning Portland Place, has received significant interest from potential homebuyers with 25 units already reserved. The property also has noted a surge in requests for larger floor plans, and in response, has redesigned selected homes. This change led to the creation of four… Read More →

Phase 2 of Portland on the Park to begin


The award-winning condominium community Portland Place will soon have an adjacent sister property that will begin construction late this year adding 170 true lofts and finished condos to the Downtown Phoenix Roosevelt Historic and Art District. The new urban living project is aptly dubbed Portland on the Park as it is situated between the three-acre… Read More →