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.
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.