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The Plaza Companies hires four employees

The Plaza Companies, which inked a total of approximately $12.4 million in leases as of the third quarter of 2014 and added an additional 400KSF of property to the portfolio, took steps recently to expand its team with four new hires.

John Trusiak is joining the Plaza leasing team. Trusiak, a current Arizona State University student, comes to Plaza from Applied Microarrays in Tempe, where he managed the company’s product line, including procurement, shipping, inventory levels and logistics. He will serve as a Broker’s Associate. Trusiak will be engaged in prospecting, research, broker support and tenant and landlord representation.

Ladonna White, a Real Estate property veteran of 18 years who has coordinated, controlled and closed dozens of complex real estate transactions and projects, will join the Plaza team as a project coordinator and contract administrator. She will be responsible for managing multiple aspects of the construction department. White comes to Plaza after serving at BMO Harris Bank, where she also helped resolve client maintenance and repair issues and enforced community policies, rules and regulations and lease provisions.

Lisa Lutterman is joining Plaza Companies as an assistant property manager. Lutterman, a Southwest Minnesota State University graduate, comes to Plaza from Northern Management in St. Cloud, Minn., where she worked as a personal assistant to company’s top executives. In that role, she also processed leases and lease renewals and oversaw all community college leasing and marketing for the majority of the company’s properties.

Michelle Hanni is joining the Plaza team and brings significant experience in the real estate industry. Hanni, a Chabot College graduate, will serve as a Lease Contract Administrator. She comes to Plaza Companies from Transwestern, where she served as a leasing administrator and senior office manager.

“LaDonna, Lisa, Michelle and John bring ranges of skills and years of experience that will help infuse our team with even more energy and get-it-done attitude,” said Sharon Harper, President & CEO of Plaza Companies. “We are thrilled to have them all and their work will put us in the position to achieve and enhance our goals and portfolio.”

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Plaza Companies awarded leasing at Banner Estrella Health Center

The epicenter for healthcare in the West Valley is getting even bigger, and busier.

Plaza Companies has been selected to provide leasing services for a medical office property owned by Archway Holdings Corp. Plaza will lease Estrella Health Center, a 80KSF medical office building located at 9250 W. Thomas Road in Phoenix.

The Estrella Health Center is located across from the Banner Estrella Medical Center, a full-service, acute care hospital on a 50-acre medical campus. Banner Estrella employs more than 1,400 health care professionals and support staff, and a medical staff of more than 700 physicians who serve the growing West Valley communities of Avondale, Buckeye, Glendale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Surprise, Tolleson and west Phoenix.

Megan Sherwood, Executive Vice President Brokerage Services, Perry Gabuzzi, Vice President Brokerage Services, and Michelle Fischer, Leasing Associate, will handle the leasing on both properties.

“We are very pleased to have been awarded the opportunity to work with Archway to attract new practices to the project,” said Sherwood. “This comes at an opportune time, with the Banner Estrella Medical Center undergoing a major expansion project. The addition of a new patient tower, an expanded emergency department and expanded surgical, obstetrical and medical imaging capacities will inevitably mean more activity at the Estrella Health Center.”

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New to Market: The Lofts at Hayden Ferry

Project Name: The Lofts at Hayden Ferry

Developer: OliverMcMillan

General Contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction

Architect: Pappageorge Haymes Partners / Todd & Associates

Location & City (major crossroads/exact address): 260 Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Arizona

Size (SF): 497,000 SF

Value: $40M

Estimated start and completion dates (by month or quarter): June 2014 / December 2015

Project Description/Additional Information: Situated on a 3.69-acre site adjacent to Tempe Town Lake, the high visibility development consists of 264 Class A market-rate apartments in four stories of wood framed structure with two levels of parking below grade. The podium will be elevated approximately four feet above grade which will enhance the characteristics of its architecture in addition to lessening the potential of subterranean water issues due to the proximity of the project to the existing lake. The site is currently vacant and is part of the Hayden Ferry Lakeside Master Plan, near Arizona State University and the Mill Avenue Entertainment District. 

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GPEC announces Board of Directors for FY 2014

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) today announced the appointment of its Board of Directors for the 2014 fiscal year, as approved by the Executive Committee.

Alliance Bank of Arizona CEO James Lundy will continue to lead the Board of Directors as chairman.

“As the economy continues to improve, GPEC’s team of results-driven board directors will work to ensure the region not only maintains its trajectory but also pushes toward a more diversified and sustainable economy that is less dependent on growth industries like real estate and construction,” Lundy said. “I’m honored to work with this talented group of professionals and look forward to a productive year.”

Rounding out the Board’s leadership is SCF Arizona President and CEO Don Smith and Empire Southwest Executive Vice President Chris Zaharis as vice chairs, APS Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Tammy McLeod as secretary and Bryan Cave, LLP Partner R. Neil Irwin as treasurer.

New Board Directors include: Steve Banta, CEO of Valley Metro; the Honorable Denny Barney, District 1 Supervisor for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors; Scott Bradley, Area Vice President for Waste Management; Mark Clatt, Area President for Republic Services; the Honorable Vincent Francia, Mayor of the Town of Cave Creek; Dr. Ann Weaver Hart, President of the University of Arizona; Bill Jabjiniak, Economic Development Director for the City of Mesa; the Honorable Michael LeVault, Mayor of the Town of Youngtown; Rich Marchant, Executive Vice President, Global Operations for Crescent Crown Distributing; Ryan Nouis, Co-Founder and President of Job Brokers; and Eric Orsborn, Councilmember for the Town of Buckeye.

“GPEC’s success is largely driven by its strong Board of Directors, all of whom reflect the region and state’s most accomplished professionals,” GPEC President and CEO Barry Broome said. “Every single one of them truly cares about our market’s success and serves as a community thought leader when it comes to competitiveness.”

Mayors from GPEC’s member communities and the organization’s Nominating Committee are responsible for nominating and appointing Board Directors. The one-year terms are approved during GPEC’s Annual Board meeting.

GPEC FY 2014 Board of Directors:

James Lundy – Chairman
CEO
Alliance Bank of Arizona

Don Smith – Vice Chair
President and CEO
SCF Arizona

Chris Zaharis – Vice Chair
Executive Vice President
Empire Southwest

Tammy McLeod – Secretary
Vice President and Chief Customer Officer
Arizona Public Service Company

R. Neil Irwin – Treasurer
Partner
Bryan Cave, LLP

William Pepicello, Ph.D. – Immediate Past Chair
President
University of Phoenix

Barry Broome
President and CEO
Greater Phoenix Economic Council

Richard C. Adkerson
President and CEO
Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold

Jason Bagley
Government Affairs Manager
Intel

Ron Butler
Managing Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

Brian Campbell
Attorney
Campbell & Mahoney, Chartered

Michael Crow, Ph.D.
President
Arizona State University

Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Midwestern University

Derrick Hall
President and CEO
Arizona Diamondbacks

Sharon Harper
President and CEO
The Plaza Companies

Ann Weaver Hart, Ph.D.
President
University of Arizona

Don Kile
President, Master Planned Communities
The Ellman Companies

Paul Luna
President and CEO
Helios Education Foundation

Rich Marchant
Executive Vice President, Global Operations
Crescent Crown Distributing

David Rousseau
President
Salt River Project

Joseph Stewart
Chairman and CEO
JPMorgan Chase Arizona

Hyman Sukiennik
Vice President
Cox Business

Karrin Kunasek Taylor
Executive Vice President and
Chief Entitlements Officer
DMB Associates, Inc.

Gerrit van Huisstede
Regional President Desert Mountain Region
Wells Fargo

Andy Warren
President
Maracay Homes

Richard B. West, III
President
Carefree Partners

John Zidich
Publisher & President
The Arizona Republic

Chuck Allen
Managing Director, Gov’t & Community Relations
US Airways

Steve Banta
CEO
Valley Metro

Denny Barney
County Supervisor-District 1
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

Jason Barney
Principal and Partner
Landmark Investments

The Honorable Robert Barrett
Mayor
City of Peoria

Timothy Bidwill
Vice President
Vermilion IDG

Scott Bradley
Area Vice President, Four Corners Area
Waste Management

Norman Butler
Market Executive
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Mark Clatt
Area President
Republic Services

Jeff Crockett
Shareholder
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Wyatt Decker, M.D.
CEO
Mayo Clinic Arizona

George Forristall
Director of Project Development
Mortenson Construction

The Honorable Vincent Francia
Mayor
Town of Cave Creek

Rufus Glasper, Ph.D.
Chancellor
Maricopa Community Colleges

Barry Halpern
Partner
Snell and Wilmer

G. Todd Hardy
Vice President of Assets
ASU Foundation

Lynne Herndon
Phoenix City President
BBVA Compass

Linda Hunt
Senior VP of Operations and President/CEO
Dignity Health Arizona

William Jabiiniak
Economic Development Director
City of Mesa

The Honorable Robert Jackson
Mayor
City of Casa Grande

The Honorable Linda Kavanagh
Mayor
Town of Fountain Hills

The Honorable Andy Kunasek
County Supervisor, District 3
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

The Honorable Michael LeVault
Mayor
Town of Youngtown

The Honorable John Lewis
Mayor
Town of Gilbert

The Honorable Marie Lopez Rogers
Mayor
City of Avondale

The Honorable Georgia Lord
Mayor
City of Goodyear

Jeff Lowe
President
MidFirst Bank

Paul Magallanez
Economic Development Director
City of Tolleson

Kate Maracas
Vice President
Abengoa

The Honorable Mark Mitchell
Mayor
City of Tempe

Ryan Nouis
Co-Founder & President
Job Brokers

Ed Novak
Managing Partner
Polsinelli Shughart

Eric Osborn
Councilmember
Town of Buckeye

Rui Pereira
General Manager
Rancho de Los Caballeros

The Honorable Christian Price
Mayor
City of Maricopa

Craig Robb
Managing Director
Zions Energy Link

The Honorable Jeff Serdy
Councilmember
City of Apache Junction

Steven M. Shope, Ph.D.
President
Sandia Research Corporation

James T. Swanson
President and CEO
Kitchell Corporation

Richard J. Thompson
President and CEO
Power-One

Jay Tibshraeny
Mayor
City of Chandler

John Welch
Managing Partner
Squire Sanders

Dan Withers
President
D.L. Withers Construction

The Honorable Sharon Wolcott
Mayor
City of Surprise

GENERAL COUNSEL
Bryant Barber
Attorney at Law
Lewis and Roca

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Best Multi-Family Project 2011

Vi at Silverstone

Best Multi-Family Project 2011: Vi at Silverstone, The Plaza CompaniesDeveloper: The Plaza Companies
Contractor:
Summit Builders
Architect:
DAVIS
Size:
735,651 SF
Location:
23005 N. 74th St., Scottsdale
Completed:
March 2010

Vi at Silverstone is a new, continuing care retirement community on a 35-acre campus. It consists of a 4-story, 467,857 SF main lodge building with 203 independent living units, an underground parking structure, a 2-story care center with 60 units and 67 residential villas. Common areas include formal and casual dining rooms, a lounge, indoor and outdoor pools, gym facilities, a theater, and an 18-hole putting course. Vi was “fast-tracked,” with the first phase completed 3 months ahead of schedule and the second phase completed one month ahead of schedule. Traditional materials, classic architectural and attention to detail placement are components of the distinct styling of the community. Vi’s purpose is to provide older adults with a superior living environment.




Honorable Mention: Sagewood, Phase 1

Honorable Mention: Sagewood, Phase 1; LCS/Westminster Partnership IVDeveloper: LCS/Westminster Partnership IV
Contractor:
The Weitz Company
Architect:
Todd & Associates
Size:
878,559 SF
Location:
4555 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix
Completed:
November 2010