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RED Awards 2015: Best Public Project

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 contractor and developer of the year awards were also presented. AZRE also recognized Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham with a lifetime achievement award. Click here to view all 2015 RED Awards Winners.

SkyTrain-1Phoenix Sky Train, Stage 1A

Developer: City of Phoenix
Contractor: McCarthy Kiewit Joint Venture
Architect: Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Size: 60KSF
Location: Phoenix
Completed: July 2014

Working “airside” on a one-mile stretch of a project at the 10th busiest airport in the country requires teamwork and meticulous planning. The McCarthy Kiewist Joint Venture managed to do all of this while completing a project ahead of time and under budget. The Phoenix Sky Train connects Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s (PSHIA) Terminal 4 with terminals 2 and 3. PSHIA services more than 40 million passengers a year, and the project’s objective was to relieve unnecessary congestion on Sky Harbor Boulevard. The LEED certified project sourced 20 percent of its materials from recycled materials and 20 percent of used products made within 500 miles of the project location. More than 50 percent of construction waste was salvaged or recycled, and 107 caissons, ranging from four to nine feet in diameter, support the station, elevated guideway and taxiway bridge extensions of the Phoenix Sky Train Stage 1A development.

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RED Awards 2015: Safety Award

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 contractor and developer of the year awards were also presented. AZRE also recognized Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham with a lifetime achievement award. Click here to view all 2015 RED Awards Winners.

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Safety Award: McCarthy Building Companies

McCarthy Building Companies’ work on the Banner Estrella Medical Center expansion earned top safety honors from the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health and the highest safety award by OSHA for a healthcare project in 2014. Work on a functioning hospital required meticulous attention to detail so as to not interfere with the building’s existing operation and patients. But this award isn’t just about one project. Safety is something built into the company’s ethos. McCarthy has been recognized by the national Associated General Contractors as the safest large contractor in America, meaning that in more than a million man hours logged every year the company comes out above the rest. In 2013, this organization’s recordable incident rate was 0.54. The industry average is 3.70. This has been the case for more than a decade due to the employee-owned company’s enforcement on safety. It claims its No. 1 priority every day is to ensure its employees and team members return home safely to their loved ones every night through communication, training, motivation and monitoring.

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RED Awards 2015: Best Retail Project

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 contractor and developer of the year awards were also presented. AZRE also recognized Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham with a lifetime achievement award. Click here to view all 2015 RED Awards Winners.

Marketplace-at-Lincoln-Scottsdale-Shops-B-sw-cornerThe Marketplace at Lincoln & Scottsdale

Developer: Cam-8, LLC
Contractor: JAVCON
Architect: Butler Design Group
Size: 23,136 SF
Location: Scottsdale
Completed: January 2014

The Marketplace at Lincoln & Scottsdale, home to tenants such as SumoMaya, Scramble and Opus Bank, feels like a destination. The redevelopment infill project brings a contemporary design with a composite of artistic masonry, porcelain tile, recycled wood and concrete slats. Active display windows and roll-up doors facing outward to Scottsdale Road help activate the section of the street with the liveliness of the tenants. Construction on the two single-story shops ran concurrently with a high-density multifamily project, which brought some challenges to the already tight infill site, including existing 69KVA power lines along Scottsdale Road.

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RED Awards 2015: Developer of the Year

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 contractor and developer of the year awards were also presented. AZRE also recognized Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham with a lifetime achievement award. Click here to view all 2015 RED Awards Winners.

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Developer of the Year: Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Ryan Companies US, Inc., developed one of the coolest projects of the year (GoDaddy Global Technology Center), and is currently co-developing the largest office project in Arizona (Marina Heights). The two-story, 150KSF GoDaddy design-build was Ryan Companies’ ninth project constructed at the ASU Research Park, showing a dedication to fostering development that will influence innovation and economic development in Arizona. As serious as that sounds, that project features a slide and an indoor race track as well as many other amenities end users look for to snare a Millennial worker — and a RED Award. In November, Ryan Companies US, Inc., was named General Contractor Mentor of the Year by the Associated Minority Contractors of Arizona for exceeding its M/WBE contractors spending goal by more than 207 percent in 2014. This created more than $18.5M in growth revenue to M/WBE companies.

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RED Awards 2015: Best Healthcare Project

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 contractor and developer of the year awards were also presented. AZRE also recognized Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham with a lifetime achievement award. Click here to view all 2015 RED Awards Winners.

BMDACC-2-Courtyard-35Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Phase II Clinic Expansion

Developer: Banner Health
Contractor: DPR Construction
Architect: HKS, Inc.
Size: 110,904 SF
Location: Gilbert
Completed: January 2014

After completing the stunning first phase of the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, DPR Construction and HKS designed and built phase II, which consisted of a three-level expansion that houses linear accelerator vaults, radiation oncology, CT simulator, exam and infusion spaces. DPR completed this project with zero defects, meaning the project had no “punchlist” items at the time of substantial completion. This means during construction that 2,596 quality items were tracked and resolved “on the fly,” as one nominator put it.

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RED Awards 2015: Subcontractor of the Year

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 contractor and developer of the year awards were also presented. AZRE also recognized Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham with a lifetime achievement award. Click here to view all 2015 RED Awards Winners.

Sussex Properties for TLC Label

Sussex Properties for TLC Label

Subcontractor of the Year: Iconic Design Studio

For the first time in RED history, AZRE asked nominators to list notable subcontractors on projects. At the close of the nomination period, we tallied the number of unique projects on which these companies were named. There was one clear winner — Iconic Design Studio. Iconic Design Studio was named to three nominated projects, including one finalist — Sussex Properties for TLC Label, Garmin International and ATC. When Garmin upgraded to its current 60KSF corporate office in Chandler, Iconic Design Studio was brought in to brighten the workplace and bring references of Garmin’s corporate headquarters in Kansas. As interior designer of Sussex Properties for TLC Label, Iconic Design Studio gave a manufacturing plant a clean and inviting front office that is not always seen in industrial buildings. ATC is a commercial aircraft manufacturing facility redeveloped from a post office, but Iconic Design Studio gave the industrial sector another stunning, if not simple, office environment with high ceilings, collaborative workspaces and glass walls.

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RED Awards 2015: Best K-12 Project

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 contractor and developer of the year awards were also presented. AZRE also recognized Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham with a lifetime achievement award. Click here to view all 2015 RED Awards Winners.

Sunset-Heights-Front-ExteriorSunset Heights Elementary School

Developer: Peoria Unified School District
Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Architect: Emc2 Architects Planners, PC ; Fanning Howey
Size: 96,500 SF
Location: Glendale
Completed: June 2014

Learning is different for every student. That’s why the Peoria Unified School District and the community sought a more flexible learning environment for the $16.5M Sunset Heights Elementary School. These spaces can include retractable walls, glass walls, large windows for natural light and wheeled desks and chairs. The design of these rooms are meant to foster large group, small group and individual learning opportunities. The idea was so popular among the community that when the school opened, 150 more students than the expected 700 were enrolled. The district, which had seen crowding at its three nearby elementary schools, had to hire more teachers to meet the demand. The campus features a media center, two STEM labs, a courtyard, baseball and softball fields, basketball courts, grade-specific play areas, solar-power generating shades, a multipurpose building and a cafeteria and gym that can be divided into two functional spaces.

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RED Awards 2015: Best Industrial Project

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 contractor and developer of the year awards were also presented. AZRE also recognized Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham with a lifetime achievement award. Click here to view all 2015 RED Awards Winners.

Brine-Scan-001Ocotillo Brine Reduction Facility

Developer: Intel Corporation
Contractor: Sundt Construction, Inc.
Architect: Carollo Engineers
Size: 130,680 SF
Location: Chandler
Completed: April 2014

The expansion of Intel Corporation’s Ocotillo Campus generates additional waste streams, which are discharged to the nearby City of Chandler’s Reverse Osmosis Facility (CHRO) for treatment and reclamation. The CHRO facility required upgrades to accommodate the new building, including brine treatment. This is where Sundt Construction and Carollo Engineers came in to construct the Ocotillo Brine Reduction Facility (ORBF). Salinity and total dissolved solids (TDS) are the largest challenges facing municipalities in the Valley. As TDS rises, using reclaimed water to irrigate locations, such as golf courses, decreases. This issue could mean a shift in the use of millions of gallons of potable water daily in Chandler. The OBRF pulls salt from water before it’s sent to the aquifer and works to maximize on waste water from Intel’s fabrication facility. Furthermore, many of the pumps, even the brine concentrator, are recycled or refurbished.

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RED Awards 2015: Best Higher Education Project

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 contractor and developer of the year awards were also presented. AZRE also recognized Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham with a lifetime achievement award. Click here to view all 2015 RED Awards Winners.

01-ASU-CACCollege Avenue Commons

Developer: Arizona Board of Regents
Contractor: Okland Construction
Architects: Gensler; Architekton
Size: 137KSF
Location: Tempe
Completed: July 2014

Arizona State University’s five-story College Avenue Commons is the new home for the Del E. Webb School of Construction, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, University Tour and Sun Devil Marketplace. The building contains a 200-seat auditorium, classrooms, BIM, materials testing and computational labs. Every tenant has a unique entrance off College Avenue, and the building is rife with didactic features. Elements of the design and construction were modeled in 3D so students can study the building’s construction. It also includes exposed mechanical, structural and electrical systems as well as chilled water, fire alarm and data systems that can be used for instruction.

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RED Awards 2015: Best Mixed Use Project

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 contractor and developer of the year awards were also presented. AZRE also recognized Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham with a lifetime achievement award. Click here to view all 2015 RED Awards Winners.

SkySong-3-Shot-4SkySong, The ASU Innovation Center — SkySong 3

Developer: Plaza Companies
Contractor: DPR Construction
Architect: Butler Design Group
Size: 145KSF
Location: Scottsdale
Completed: August 2014

SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, brought new life into a former shopping mall by turning it into a complex of office, multifamily and retail spaces for innovation and economic development. More than 50 companies and 1,000 people conduct business at SkySong every weekday. It’s estimated that the complex will have an economic impact of $9 billion over three decades, according to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. Though that’s the complex as a whole, SkySong 3 is 90 percent leased as of January 2015, and is LEED Silver certified. It is the integral next step in the build out of one of the most important mixed use projects in the Valley of the Sun. The design of the building is also forward-thinking, with “fins” along the exterior and “horizontal brows” along windows that shade the structure to reduce solar effects.

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RED Awards 2015: Architect of the Year

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 contractor and developer of the year awards were also presented. AZRE also recognized Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham with a lifetime achievement award. Click here to view all 2015 RED Awards Winners.

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Architect of the Year: Gensler

Gensler’s projects seem to make the world a more modern place, not just through clean lines and cool furniture. There’s method to the modernity. The creative process is guided by research that has, for example, let the light into the traditionally dark wooden world of law firms with Rose Law Group’s new office in Old Town Scottsdale. When it came to designing the Great Hearts Academies’ four-building Arete Campus, the building elevations were derived from geometric proportion systems found in natural and man-made systems. The building facades even utilize the Fibonacci sequence. Even more cerebral, Gensler’s work, in collaboration with Architekton, on College Avenue Commons is meta and groundbreaking. The building, which houses a bookstore, bistro-type of restaurant and lecture rooms, is a didactic tool in and of itself. Home to the Del E. Webb School of Construction, among others, students can monitor and interact with building operations, using College Avenue Commons as a learning tool.

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RED Awards 2015: Best Multifamily Project

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 contractor and developer of the year awards were also presented. AZRE also recognized Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham with a lifetime achievement award. Click here to view all 2015 RED Awards Winners.

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Broadstone Lincoln

Developer: Alliance Residential Company
Contractor: Alliance Residential Builders
Architect: ORB Architecture, LLC
Size: 219KSF
Location: Paradise Valley
Completed: June 2014

Apartment living is all about the amenities these days. In an area where home values average $390,000 and household incomes surpass $100,000, Broadstone Lincoln is a 264-unit community on 5.31 acres in Scottsdale/Paradise Valley. It’s intended to attract residents who are 35+ or empty-nesters with its upgraded fixtures and appliances, gas cooktops, hard-surface counters, climate-controlled interior corridors, direct-access elevators, underground parking, private garages, fitness center, common areas for entertaining and a flex studio. The building is also Alliance Residential Company’s second LEED Platinum certified in the country.

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RED Awards 2015: Lifetime Achievement Award

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 contractor and developer of the year awards were also presented. AZRE also recognized Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham with a lifetime achievement award. Click here to view all 2015 RED Awards Winners.

It’s always sunny at Sunbelt Holdings

Decades ago, John Graham would have told you the sight of clouds in Arizona could make his stomach churn.

Anyone who knows Graham, an articulate optimist, most notably during the recent Great Recession, probably wouldn’t believe that statement. But Sunbelt Holdings’ president and CEO, who got his start in real estate managing a portfolio of Coldwell Banker’s “worst properties” in Arizona, insists he was once less sunny, especially when it came to flooded parking lots and leaky roofs.

More than three decades later, he has made a career out of developing properties that his 20-year-old self would have never cringed at managing.

Graham’s real estate career started before he was out of college. He got his real estate license when he was 18, was 24 when he completed his first development and 28 when he became a founding director of responsible development group Valley Partnership.

Graham, whose father worked at Coldwell Banker for nearly 20 years before forming his own firm, is one of the few people in commercial real estate who intentionally ended up in the industry. Though he studied economics at Stanford, all it took was one day of shadowing an accountant to know he would rather follow in his dad’s footsteps. He got his real estate license and worked at Coldwell Banker during his college summers managing “a portfolio of the worst properties they had.”

He took what he learned in his three summers at Coldwell to Koll, where development hooked him by the time he was 23. He met his Norwegian business partner, Tor Adenaes, when he was 24. Adenaes needed someone to manage two properties he purchased in Arizona when he left for Norway the following year. One was what is now Troon North (then Pinnacle Peak Village, which still needed to be annexed and rezoned in Scottsdale), the second property was what Graham says had some of his supporters scratching their heads. It was an assemblage at 44th and Van Buren streets, which at the time was trailer parks and the red light district.

“People said ‘You’re going to fail,’” Graham recalls. “The thing I started to tell people is the worst thing that’s going to happen is failure. I’m 25; I’ll give it a shot.”

Three years later, Sunbelt Holdings delivered Gateway Park Hotel (now a Doubletree) and One Gateway (his first office building).
“We built our reputation on our ability to identify undervalued properties and then strategically and meaningfully increase their value,” Graham is quoted on the Sunbelt Holdings website.

In the 32 years since Graham joined Sunbelt Holdings, it has logged 55,000 acres of land development, ranging from masterplanned communities to the 2MSF Marina Heights, the largest office development in Arizona, and, most recently, urban infill multifamily property Portland on the Park.

“We’ve made an imprint on the world,” reflects Graham.

His partner defines him as intelligent, witty and compassionate.

“When I first met him back in 1982, he was a very young man. He had qualities that made him and Sunbelt a great fit,” says Adenaes.
The qualities Graham values in himself as a CEO are similar to those Adenaes says originally made Graham a good fit with Sunbelt.

“(John) was motivated and hard-working, had mature judgment, knowledge and understanding of real estate, great relationships and network within the business and Phoenix at large and I liked him and his family,” Adenaes says. “A couple years ago, [John] told me that at the time he [started with Sunbelt], he saw no long-term future in the job, especially not working with a crazy Viking named Tor. He had planned his future employment in months, not years.”

Three-hundred-and-ninety-six months later, and Graham is still with his original business partner, Vice President Heidi Kimball and assistant, Sandy Johnson, have all worked together for more than three decades.

“This is like a family — only just a functional one,” Graham says with a laugh. What makes him a strong leader, though, is his work ethic.
“I know I work as hard or harder than anybody,” he says. “I’m here as much or more than anybody else. By emulation, people know part of my ethic is hard work can equate to success.”

While a successful career has its fulfilling facets, Graham is most proud of his community involvement. He has served on more than 40 boards and commissions and has chaired more than 20 of them. There’s no such thing as too many friends for Graham, and that’s probably why a sense of community emerges from nearly all of Sunbelt Holdings’ projects — be it collaboration at the ASU Research Park or neighbors at Vistancia.

Graham even likes to visit Sunbelt’s masterplanned communities, more often than he’d like to admit, he says, to see residents and the public enjoying themselves. Sunbelt is even repositioning its golf course properties to make them more accessible to more people by adding more public amenities. The developer’s most recent venture includes moving the suburban lifestyle to urban environments to infill parcels with existing amenities, such as Tempe Town Lake or Margaret T. Hance Park.

“Our placemaking skills are really good,” he says. “What makes a vibrant place for people to want to be and play is actually very transportable from a suburban to urban setting. I’m very driven to demonstrate and prove it.”

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RED Awards 2015: General Contractor of the Year

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 contractor and developer of the year awards were also presented. AZRE also recognized Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham with a lifetime achievement award. Click here to view all 2015 RED Awards Winners.

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Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Phase II

General Contractor of the Year: DPR Construction

DPR Construction has certainly left its mark on higher education in Phoenix, from the beautiful McCord Hall on Arizona State University’s Tempe Campus to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus and incoming Arizona Center for Law and Society downtown. Perhaps one of DPR’s greatest contributions to Arizona is healthcare facilities. The Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Arizona Medical Center, ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Translational Genomics Research Institute and many for John C. Lincoln and Banner Health are all stand outs for the company’s Phoenix office over the years. It’s no wonder then that with its work on the RED Award winning Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Phase II expansion that DPR topped the list as general contractor of the year. The company also showed exemplary work in 2014 on the CyrusOne data center’s building four and SkySong 3.

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RED Awards 2015: Best Office Project

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 contractor and developer of the year awards were also presented. AZRE also recognized Sunbelt Holdings President and CEO John Graham with a lifetime achievement award. Click here to view all 2015 RED Awards Winners.

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GoDaddy Global Technology Center

Developer: Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Contractor: Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Architect: PHArchitecture (Shell) ; SmithGroupJJR (Interior)
Size: 150KSF
Location: Tempe
Completed: September 2014

The office landscape is changing in many ways, with a strong skew toward playfulness. The GoDaddy Global Technology Center, with its sand volleyball court, basketball court, soccer field, rock climbing wall, high-end cafeteria, workout room, indoor slide between the second and first floor, bright colors, modern design and a race track for employees to “race” to meetings on pedal-carts. It’s hard to believe the original RFP looked for a “down and dirty” call center, as Patrick Hayes of PHArchitecture called it. Once construction shifted to this workplace wonderland, it only took nine months before moving employees in. The building will bring 450 jobs to the center, which will bring 1,300 people to the 12.61-acre campus on the ASU Research Park.

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AZRE announces 2015 RED Awards finalists

Every February for the last 10 years, AZRE magazine has shone a spotlight on the commercial real estate industry through its annual Real Estate Development (RED) Awards. This year, a record number of projects and brokerage teams were nominated for a chance to be recognized at this year’s RED Awards.

For tickets to this year’s RED Awards, click here.

After lively debate and a few unanimous decisions among this year’s selection committee, AZRE proudly announces the 2015 RED Award finalists are, in alphabetical order:

Congratulations to this year’s contending projects:
Adelante Healthcare Peoria
Banner Estrella New Tower Addition
Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Phase II Clinic Expansion
Bottled Blonde/Livewire
Broadstone Lincoln
Chandler Regional Medical Center
CityScape Residences
College Avenue Commons
Coyote Center at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Pecos Campus
CyrusOne, Building 4
General Motors IT Innovation Center
GoDaddy Global Technology Center
Great Hearts Academies, Arete Preparatory Academy
Heritage Marketplace
Lewis Prison Complex Expansion
Liberty Center at Rio Salado
Marketplace at Lincoln & Scottsdale
Mesa Community College Performing Arts Center
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Ocotillo Brine Reduction Facility
Phoenix Sky Train Stage 1A
SkySong, The ASU Innovation Center — SkySong 3
Start @ West-MEC, Innovation Center
Sun Devil Marketplace
Sunset Heights Elementary School
Sussex Properties for TLC Label
The Newton
University of Arizona—McKale Center Renovation
University of Arizona—Old Main renovation

And the companies that have been nominated as finalists with the above projects:
ADM Group
AECOM
Alliance Residential Builders
Alliance Residential Company
Ameris Construction
Architekton
Arizona Board of Regents
Arizona Department of Administration
AV3 Design
Axis Projects Corporation
Balmer Architectural Group
Banner Health
Butler Design Group
BWS Architects
Cam-8, LLC
Carollo Engineers
Cawley Architects, Inc.
Chasse Building Team
City of Phoenix
Corgan Associates, Inc.
CyrusOne Inc.
Dick & Fritsche Design Group
Dignity Health
DLR Group
DPR Construction
Emc2 Architects Planners, PC
Evening Entertainment Group
Fanning Howey
Fimbres Studio
Follett Higher Education Group
Gannett Fleming, Inc.
Gensler
Great Hearts Academies
HKS, Inc.
Hunt Construction, an AECOM Company
Iconic Design Studio

Intel Corporation
JAVCON
JE Dunn Construction
John Douglas Architects
Jones Studio
Kitchell
Layton Construction Co., Inc.
Liberty Property Trust
LGE Design Build
Maricopa Community Colleges
Mark IV Capital
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
McCarthy Kiewit Joint Venture
MD Heritage LLC
Modus Development
Mortenson Construction
Okland Construction
ORB Architecture, LLC
Orcutt | Winslow
Peoria Unified School District
PHArchitecture
Plaza Companies
Poster Frost Mirto
RED Development
RJM Construction
RSP Architects
Ryan Companies US, Inc.
SmithGroupJJR
Sundt Construction, Inc.
Sussex Properties
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Venue Builders
Venue Projects
Wespac Construction Inc.
West-MEC

 

Brokerage Team Finalists

CBRE
Pat Feeney, Dan Calihan and Rusty Kennedy
Todd Fogler, Ryan Eustice and Jami Savage-Gray
Tom Adelson, Jim Fijan, Jerry Robert and Corey Hawley

CPI
Leroy Breinholt
Trent Rustan
Tyson Breinholt

Cushman & Wakefield
Chris Toci and Chad Littell
Jackie Orcutt, John Grady and Mackenzie Ford
Larry Downey

DTZ
Mike Haenel, Andy Markham and Will Strong
Robert Buckely, Tracy Cartledge, Steve Lindley

JLL
Anthony Lydon and Marc Hertzberg
Bill Honsaker, Anthony Lydon and Marc Hertzberg
Dave Seeger, Karsten Peterson and Mark Gustin
John Bonnell and Brett Abramson
Mark Detmer and Bo Mills
Pat Harlan, Steve Sayre and Kyle Westfall
Pat Williams, Steve Corney, Vicki Robinson and Andrew Medley

Lee & Associates
Craig Coppola and Andrew Cheney

Velocity Retail
Andy Kroot
Darren Pitts and Dave Cheatham

The project and brokerage team winners will be announced at the RED Awards reception on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Arizona Grand Resort between 6 and 8 p.m. At the event, winners of AZRE’s 2015 developer, general contractor, architect and subcontractor of the year awards will also be announced.

Tickets are now available for the RED Awards. here for more information.

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10th annual RED Awards finalists will be announced Friday

Every February for the last 10 years, AZRE magazine has shone a spotlight on the commercial real estate industry through its annual Real Estate Development (RED) Awards.

This year, a record number of projects and brokerage teams were nominated for a chance to be recognized at this year’s RED Awards.

Nominations for the 2015 RED Awards closed on Jan. 9. AZRE will announce finalists in the following project categories on Friday, Jan. 23: education (K-12 and higher education), healthcare, public, multifamily, office, industrial, retail and redevelopment/adaptive reuse.

The project and brokerage team winners will be announced at the RED Awards reception on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Arizona Grand Resort between 6 and 8 p.m. At the event, winners of AZRE’s 2015 developer, general contractor, architect and subcontractor of the year awards will also be announced.

Tickets are now available for the RED Awards. Click here for more information.

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AZRE now accepting 2015 RED Award nominations

AZRE magazine is dedicated to bringing the stories about innovative and outstanding real estate development to its readers in each issue. Every February, AZRE shines a special spotlight on the industry through its annual Real Estate Development (RED) Awards.

Arizona’s commercial real estate industry is a tremendous economic engine for the state and is making Arizona a better place to live, work and recreate. The selection committee is looking for outstanding developments in the following sectors: education (K-12 and higher education), healthcare, public, multifamily, office, industrial, retail and redevelopment/adaptive reuse that are making a difference in our communities. AZRE is also accepting nominations for high-producing brokerage teams in office, industrial and retail categories. AZRE will also select one outstanding architecture, subcontracting, general contracting and development company to take home a “Of the Year” award in their respective categories. AZRE will also recruit a special selections committee for its first “Lifetime Achievement Award” in the event’s history.

Now is the time to get your nominations in for 2015 RED Awards. Is there someone in the commercial real estate industry who you think deserves to be honored? Is there a development or brokerage team that is impacting the community is serves? AZRE wants to know. Click here to nominate a brokerage team, facility or company today. Nominations must be completed by Jan. 8, 2015.

Nominations are Open for The 2015 Red Awards

Nominations Close: January 8, 2015

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RED AWARDS 2014: Best Multi-family Less Than 250KSF

On Feb. 26, AZRE hosted the 9th Annual RED Awards reception at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix to recognize the most notable commercial real estate projects of 2013 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. Click here to view all 2014 RED Awards Winners.‎


Encore on First
Developer: Urban Development Partners & PacifiCap Development
Contractor: Okland Construction
Architect: SERA Architects
Size: 92,000 SF
Location: 25 W. 1st Ave., Mesa
Completed: Nov. 15, 2013

encore-on-firstEncore on First is one of downtown Mesa’s first private sector investments in nearly three decades, Squire Sanders reports. It is an 81-unit, transit-oriented apartment community for independent seniors who desire a walkable lifestyle. The site is all about location, which is benefited by several civic amenities such as a library, three museums and the Mesa Arts Center. The building mixes the urban landscape setting with metal wall panels, colored glass landscape panels and white steel elements with a more tranquil rural look with a pocket park and reflecting pool. The building is built to attract residents and to catalyze future developments on the building and the surrounding area. Some other sustainable resources include a 60 KW solar plant located on the roof that is tied into the City of Mesa’s downtown power grid, electric vehicle charging stations, LED lighting and high-performance windows and appliances.

ASU's Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building 4 appears on the cover of the March/April 2013 issue of AZRE magazine.

State Route 101 HOV Lanes, ASU's ISTB 4 Named Among Best Construction Projects of 2012

 

The State Route 101 HOV project and ASU’s Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building 4 were two of the most significant construction projects of 2012, the Associated General Contractors of America announced.

The projects’ contractors, Omaha-based Kiewit and Tucson-based Sundt, a Joint Venture, and Sundt Construction, Inc., were two of six firms to receive the association’s Alliant Build America Merit Award.

ISTB 4 won the 2013 RED Award for Best Education Project and Sundt was named General Contractor of the Year at AZRE magazine’s 8th Annual RED Awards event last week at the Arizona Biltmore.

“These projects are shining examples of the construction industry at its finest, demonstrating tremendous skill, hard work and steadfast determination,” said Joseph H. Jarboe, the association’s president and senior vice president of Bethesda, Md.-based Clark Construction Group. “The winners are setting the standard by which all construction projects should be judged.”

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) project involved adding 30 miles of high-occupancy vehicle lanes to State Route 101L, in addition to adding auxiliary lanes, widening five bridges, reconstructing eight freeway ramps, and adding new retaining walls.

The project links three major local freeways and reduces traffic congestion in three cities. Although ADOT originally expected the project to take nearly two years and cost $120M, the project was delivered in 10 months and under the initial budget. Thanks to a “Nobody Gets Hurt” safety program, there was just one OSHA recordable injury in more than 300,000 man hours.

The 8-story, 298,000 SF education and research facility on the Arizona State University campus holds a meeting space, an auditorium and meteorite gallery, and a high-tech laboratory. The exterior is a combination of aluminum cladding panels, extrusions, 16-inch Emperor Brick, architectural concrete, vertical channel glass and a glass storefront and curtain wall.

The Sundt team completed this project a day early, while also adding $3.2M in researcher enhancements to the project during the course of construction.

The Alliant Build America Merit Awards recognize the nation’s most significant construction projects. A panel of judges, representing all areas of construction, evaluated an impressive number of submissions this year, assessing each project’s complexity, use of innovative construction techniques and client satisfaction, among other criteria.

The awards, which were announced during the association’s annual convention in Palm Springs, are considered by many to be the most prestigious recognition of construction accomplishments in the U.S.

 

RED Awards 2013

AZRE Magazine Honors Best in Commercial Real Estate at 8th Annual RED Awards

A crowd of almost 500 packed the Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom at the Arizona Biltmore  Feb. 27 as AZRE magazine presented the 8th Annual RED Awards, recognizing the best commercial real estate projects in Arizona in 2012.

Taking home top honors were Butler Design Group, Architect of the Year; Sundt Construction, General Contractor of the Year; and RED Development, Developer of the Year.

RED Award trophies were handed out in 15 project categories, four broker categories, and the three “Of the Year” honors.

Winning projects included Colonel Smith Middle School at Fort Huachuca; Most Sustainable; Hotel Palomar Phoenix, Best Hospitality; FBI Phoenix Division, Best Office; the Health Sciences Education Building, Most Challenging; and Fender Musical Instruments Corp., Best Tenant Improvement.

CBRE swept the Broker of the Year Team categories; winning individual Broker of the Year titles were Cassidy Turley and Cushman & Wakefield.

The winners:

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Photos by: Cory Bergquist


RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2013

RED Awards 2013

RED AWARDS 2013: Architect 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 >


Architect of the Year

Butler Design Group

Butler-Design-GroupWinner of Best Industrial Project: Dick’s Sporting Goods Distribution Center

Winner of Best Retail Project: Shops at Town & Country

Butler Design Group’s passion for an unparalleled commitment to client service has made it one of Arizona’s leaders in the retail and industrial specialty marketplace. That was especially true in 2012 with its work on a pair of 2013 RED Award category winners, Dick’s Sporting Goods Distribution Center (industrial) and the Shops at Town & Country (retail). Dick’s Sporting Goods was the fourth distribution center of its kind for BDG, but utilized a design vocabulary that combined the feel of its retail outlets, the function of the distribution warehouse, and the operations of a 20,000 SF office support group. At Town & Country, BDG helped carry out the theme of rebirth. Since the firm’s inception in 1996, it has designed and completed more than 20 MSF of office, industrial, retail, and specialty projects.

Video by Cory Bergquist


RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2013

RED Awards 2013

RED AWARDS 2013: Brokerage Team 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 >


Brokerage Team of the Year: Leasing

Jim Fijan, Tom Adelson, Jerry Roberts and Kevin Calihan

Fijan, Adelson, Roberts: Vice Presidents; Calihan: Senior Vice President

CBRE

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Leasing Details:

  • 117 Lease Transactions totaling 2.1 MSF (Sales: 11/1.4 MSF)
  • $303M in value (Sales: $177.3M)

Largest single transaction closed in 2012: 225,000 SF

With 87 combined years of experience, this team of respected leaders is innovative, knowledgeable and committed to creating strong customer relationships. They have received every NAIOP Office Brokers of the Year award for Arizona from 2005-2011. Calihan, Roberts and Adelson are members of the Phoenix Thunderbirds, charitable hosts of the Phoenix Open. Fijan serves on multiple boards and contributes to the Southwest Autism Research Center. He and Adelson both are involved at the Diabetes Research Center, and Roberts participates at the Sun Angel Foundation. Together, they are one of the most successful teams at CBRE.

Video by Cory Bergquist


RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2013

RED Awards 2013

RED AWARDS 2013: Best Redevelopment 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 Redevelopment Project

Enchantment Resort

Enchantment-ResortDeveloper: Enchantment Group

Contractor: Enchantment Group

Architect: Doug Fredrikson Architects

Size: 16,000 SF meeting space; 30,000 SF clubhouse; 218 guest rooms

Location: 525 Boynton Canyon Rd., Sedona

Completed: April 2012

With a deep commitment to guests, the natural environment and Native American traditions, Enchantment Resort in Boynton Canyon completed an overhaul of renovations to the resort’s 25-year legacy. Renovations included a new virtual check-in station curbside, a redesigned clubhouse, three dining experiences, new retail boutique, refurbished guest rooms and indoor and outdoor seating areas. Lobby, restaurants and dining patios were all converted to one elevation, making access easier. Energy efficiency efforts were made by the installation of low-flow shower heads, toilets and faucet aerators to cut-down water use. The resort maintains its own waste-water treatment plant on-site, and fresh water leftover is used for landscape irrigation. Kitchen grease is converted to biofuel and 90 tons of recyclable material is kept out of landfills due to the resort’s ongoing sustainable practices. Guests have a 360-degree view of the canyon with the newly renovated lower-deck pool, which includes an expanded deck and terrace area, private cabanas, a whirlpool spa, pool bar and an adjacent game room and activity center. The resort stays true to its historical elements with 14-inch thick adobe brick, ceiling beams of Douglas fir featured throughout the space and sliding glass walls that offer unobstructed views of the surrounding area.

Video by Cory Bergquist


Honorable Mention

Continuum Existing Motorola Building Renovation

ContinuumDeveloper: Capital Commercial Investments

Contractor: RSG Builders

Architect: PHArchitecture

Size: 523,028 SF

Location: 2501 S. Price Rd., Chandler

Completed: November 2012


RED Awards 2013 Winners & Finalists

AZRE Magazine March/April 2013