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Cresa dominates at Goodmans Chair Hockey Tournament

Professionals from the Arizona commercial real estate, architecture, design and construction industries compete in the Goodmans Chair Hockey Tournament to raise money for First Place AZ, a local non-profit working hard to ensure that housing options for people with autism and other special abilities are as bountiful. (Photo credit – K2 Creative.)
by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Cresa Phoenix recently won Goodmans Chair Hockey Tournament, hosted by  Goodmans Interior Structures and produced by Rooted in Good, Inc., an Arizona 501(c)3 operated by Goodmans employees. This year’s event raised $10,000 for First Place AZ, a local non-profit working hard to ensure that housing options for people with autism and other special abilities are as bountiful as they are for anyone else.… Read More →

Liberty Property Trust fills nearly finished Rio Salado office

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by in AZRE Magazine | Office

Liberty Property Trust today announced that it has executed two new leases, filling its nearly complete 135,663 square foot speculative office building at 1930 West Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe. DriveTime Automotive Group, an existing tenant in 1720 West Rio Salado Parkway at Liberty Center at Rio Salado, will expand into 65,889 square feet of… Read More →

McGough brings life to Phoenix Radio Station Headquarters

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McGough Construction broke ground this year on a new, two-story, 28,000 square foot Hubbard Radio Phoenix Headquarters Facility, which will be the new home for all five of Hubbard Radio’s stations – 98 KUPD, 93.3 FM, KSLX 100.7 FM, NBC Sports 1060 AM and 440 AM. The new facility includes an outdoor deck and performance… 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 →

Autistic adults move into First Place™ beta site

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Adults with autism have moved into the beta site for the First Place Transition Academy, one of three components of the future First Place mixed-use residential property in Phoenix.  The Academy is teaching independent living, career development and social skills for a population that experiences a “services cliff” after high school, according to a new… Read More →

Chandler entertainment district gets 60KSF upgrade with The Row

Vintage Partners, Kitchell and RSP Architects will construct an Alamo Drafthouse in Chandler. Courtesy RSP Architects

Vintage Partners, the Phoenix-based commercial real estate development and investment company, announced its selection by the Chandler City Council to develop the The Row in downtown Chandler’s newly designated entertainment district, an all-new mixed used project on the SW corner of Arizona Avenue and Chandler Boulevard. Created in partnership with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, this stylish… Read More →

New to Market: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Hotel

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Developer: Wild Horse Pass Development Authority General contractor: W.E. O’Neil Construction Architect: RSP Architects Project Management Firm: TynanGroup, Inc. Location: Adjacent to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Size: 74KSF Value: WND Start/Completion: February 2014 to early 2015 The new Four Points by Sheraton will be a 74KSF, 134 key, six-story hotel owned by the Gila River… Read More →

The Annex

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by in AZRE Magazine | New to Market | Retail

Adaptive reuse of a 1952 school building into a two-restaurant building with large patios adjacent to College Avenue and across the street from the new College Avenue Commons. Developer: Wetta Ventures General Contractor: UEB Builders Architect: Brick & West, LLC and RSP Architects Location: College Avenue and 6th Street, Tempe Size: 7,323 SF Value: $1.2M… Read More →

RED AWARDS 2014: Architect of the Year

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by in AZRE Magazine | Events

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… Read More →

RED AWARDS 2014: Best Public Project

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by in AZRE Magazine | Events

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… Read More →

Making It New Again: Adaptive Re-use Trend Re-Energizes Community

Old School O7, on the corner of 7th Street and Osborn Road, was a $2M adapative re-use and urban in-fill project by RSP Architects, Wetta Ventures and Chasse Building Tream. Phase I, which was completed 4Q 2013, includes the 1,700 SF Starbucks. Photo by James Neal

A  church turned into a Taco Guild. An old automotive dealership and service station turned into a restaurant complex. A 60,000 SF building that once housed a television studio renovated to service a health center, theater, pharmacy and vitamin shop. To a city’s residents, a building finding a new purpose is a novelty. But to… Read More →

The Yard Wins Arizona Restaurant Association Foodist Award For Outstanding Restaurant Concept

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  The Yard, a new restaurant complex located in a former motorcycle garage, has been recognized as Outstanding Restaurant Concept by the Arizona Restaurant Association with a Foodist Award. Designed by RSP Architects, The Yard is a unique, 9,000 SF neighborhood dining and entertainment destination combining one-of-a-kind cuisine (Culinary Dropout and Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend)… Read More →

Valley Forward Exands its horizon

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by in Business News | Green

Timing is everything, even when it comes to Mother Nature. “In 2010, we got an $85,000 grant to look at some federal issues on sustainability,” says Diane Brossart, president and CEO of Valley Forward, which brings business and civic leaders together to improve the environment and livability of Valley communities. “We were asked to target… Read More →

Hospitality And Casino Construction Increase On Tribal Lands

Hospitality And Casino Construction Increase On Tribal Lands - Gila River Indian Community

The Gila River Indian Community is building two new hotels that total more than 200 rooms, a new, 70,000 SF casino, and a conference center. The Navajo Nation is building its first Arizona casino near Flagstaff. “(Construction in Indian country) is actually one of the market sectors that is really thriving,” says Rogers Owers, an… Read More →