It’s award season and for AZRE that means it’s again time to recognize the biggest, best and most notable commercial real estate projects completed in 2016 along with the people who made them happen.

This year for the 12th annual Real Estate and Development awards, more nomination forms were submitted than ever before, which is a great sign that commercial real estate development is moving forward in Arizona.

It also meant the selection committee and myself had a lot of homework to do. Selecting only three finalists for each category from such a talented pool of projects, and ultimately picking a winner, proved to be challenging because each project had dozens of things that made it remarkable and unique from state-of-the-art designs and innovative features to construction challenges and community impact.

This year’s RED Award winners will not be announced until the event at Chateau Luxe on Thursday, March 16. Jill Kimmel, as seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live, TMI Hollywood and her nationally syndicated radio segment, “What a Mouth,” will host this year’s RED Awards.

This year, we created an interactive map, revealing the location of each project finalist, including the development details of the projects. Explore the map to see where each project is located across Arizona.

Map of finalists:

Map compiled by Jesse A. Millard

Map key


ASU Beus Center for Law & Society


The six-story facility, home to the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, re-imagines the traditional law school as a public building. It’s designed to be open and engaging with a flexible layout to transform the space as needed for various private and civic events.

  • DEVELOPERS: Arizona Board of Regents; ASU Capital Programs Management Group
  • ARCHITECT: Ennead Architects
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Buro Happold Consulting Engineers; Colwell Shelor Landscape Architecture; Dibble Engineering; JBA Consulting Engineers; Jones Studio
  • SIZE: 280,000 SF
  • LOCATION: 111 E. Taylor St., Phoenix
  • COMPLETION DATE: June 2016

Gladden Farms Elementary School


In Marana, a new school concept with an open floor plan allows students and teachers to use the school in nontraditional ways. Operable glass partitions provide flexible learning spaces and promote collaboration. Two large motorized roll-up cafeteria doors connect to the school’s covered basketball court and play area. Another unique feature is a concrete interior staircase that includes gathering space on the steps and reading nooks underneath for students.

  • DEVELOPER: Marana Unified School District
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Chasse Building Team
  • ARCHITECT: BWS Architects
  • SIZE: 83,032 SF
  • LOCATION: 11745 W. Gladden Farms Dr., Marana
  • COMPLETION DATE: July 2016

Grand Canyon University Masterplan


GCU completed eight projects in 2016 including new STEM classrooms and labs, student dorms, apartments, a soccer stadium and student services center. Each building has abstracted references to the school’s Christian and educational values, while integrating informal learning and social spaces within the buildings and throughout campus, which has doubled in size since 2014 to more than 250 acres.

  • DEVELOPER: Grand Canyon University
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Pono Construction
  • ARCHITECT: suoLL Architects
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Bell Steel; Central Supply Mechanical; Hilty’s Electrical Contracting; Marlin Mechanical; Suntec Concrete
  • SIZE: 250-acres
  • LOCATION: 3300 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
  • COMPLETION DATE: Fall 2016


Banner 755


This four-story, three-phase tenant improvement project consisted of a complete gut and remodel. Banner 755 is a multi-discipline building hosting a different department on each floor. This enables patients to visit multiple healthcare providers within the same building, which serves as a successful model for future facilities. Banner 755 now includes more than 100 exam rooms, 78 private offices, general radiology and nuclear medicine rooms.

  • DEVELOPER: Banner Health
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Wespac Construction
  • ARCHITECT: SmithGroupJJR
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Aspen Construction; Cobb Mechanical; DP Electric; Gunsight Construction; Ryan Mechanical
  • SIZE: 112,000 SF
  • LOCATION: 755 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix
  • COMPLETION DATE: June 2016

Wickenburg Community Hospital Surgical & Diagnostic Center & Medical Office Building


Before the new 10,500-square-foot surgical center and 10,700-square-foot medical office building, local residents traveled more than 40 minutes to the nearest hospital for a variety of healthcare services. Besides financing, undergoing a major construction project adjacent to an operating hospital proved extremely challenging, but the project was finalized without major interruption to emergency and critical healthcare services of the hospital.

  • DEVELOPER: Wickenburg Community Hospital
  • ARCHITECT: Highton Company
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Holderness Supplies; Kerr Masonry; Saguaro Steel Industries; TDIndustries; Wilson Electric Services Corp
  • SIZE: 21,200 SF
  • LOCATION: 520 Rose Lane, Wickenburg
  • COMPLETION DATE: August 2016

Yuma Regional Medical Center Emergency Room Expansion


Over 500 plans were used during the $115 million project, which was the city’s largest in recent history. The project involves a 147,000 SF Emergency Department expansion, spread over two levels with two upper shell floors, totaling 100,000 SF to accommodate future medical, surgical and/or ICU beds. The project also includes two new heliports, a three-level parking structure and a central plant expansion.

  • DEVELOPER: Yuma Regional Medical Center
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: McCarthy Building Companies
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Delta Diversified; E&K Companies; Progressive Roofing; Schuff Steel; TDIndustries
  • SIZE: 147,000 SF
  • LOCATION: 2400 S. Avenue A, Yuma
  • COMPLETION DATE: October 2016


Fairmont Sunset Pools Suites


The guestroom expansion project originally consisted of a new three-story masonry and precast concrete guestroom suite building, which added 102 new rooms totaling 89,000 square feet that connected to the existing guestroom buildings via skyway. The scope of the plans evolved to include a new event center, sunset pool and bar as well as a 45,000-square-foot Great Lawn.

  • DEVELOPER: Strategic Hotels & Resort
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Balfour Beatty Construction
  • ARCHITECT: Allen + Philp Architects
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: AME Electric; Harder Mechanical; Stone Cold Masonry; Suntec Concrete; TPAC
  • SIZE: 89,000 SF
  • LOCATION: 7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale



The adaptive reuse project transformed the shuttered Lexington Hotel into a remarkable boutique hotel, aiding in the revitalization of Downtown Phoenix’s urban landscape. FOUND:RE supports local artists with a rotating display schedule throughout its lobby, rooms, pool area and adjacent restaurant. The hotel’s distinctively designed rooms match the industrial character of the building with floating wide flange bed frames, custom millwork and bathrooms.

  • DEVELOPER: Habitat Metro
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Sletten Companies
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: EF Charles; Gen3; Resolute Performance Contracting; Swisher HVAC; Tibbetts Glass & Aluminum
  • SIZE: 86,645 SF
  • LOCATION: 1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
  • COMPLETION DATE: October 2016

Farm & Craft Scottsdale


Scottsdale-based hospitality management company, RIOT Hospitality Group developed Farm & Craft Scottsdale to target Old Town’s increasingly Millennial-driven crowds. The structure’s original framing was salvaged and a modern farmhouse design with mural-like fields of crops adorning the walls along with wooden and metal finishes were added to give the space its own fresh look and feel.

  • DEVELOPER: RIOT Hospitality Group
  • ARCHITECT: Hayes Inc. Architecture
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Deer Valley Plumbing; Desert Structures; Milam Glass Company; Tri-Mega Mechanical; URI
  • SIZE: 2,416 SF
  • LOCATION: 4302 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
  • COMPLETION DATE: June 2016


HomeGoods Distribution Center


Located on 109 acres in Tucson is HomeGood’s three-in-one distribution center. Its western portion consists of three shipping wings with 216 truck docks. The center section has 77 docks with 32-foot clear heights. The eastern portion maintains 47-foot clear heights and contains the narrow-aisle racking with a super flat floor for inventory.

  • DEVELOPER: TJX Companies
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Layton Construction
  • ARCHITECT: Ware Malcomb
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Beck Consulting Engineers; Bell Steel; Hardrock Concrete Placement; Peterson Associates Consulting Engineers; TLCP Structural
  • PROJECT MANAGER: Cresa (Kelly Branch, Jason Wery)
  • SIZE: 900,000 SF
  • LOCATION: 6803 S. Palo Verde Rd., Tucson
  • COMPLETION DATE: February 2016

IRIS USA Manufacturing Facility


Located within Surprise’s Southwest Railplex Industrial District, the manufacturing and distribution center features 300,000 square feet of warehouse space with 40-foot clear heights, 21 docks as well as 52,200 square feet of office space. Close coordination between all parties enabled the project to meet an eight-month, fast-track schedule and begin production the same day construction ended.

  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Balfour Beatty Construction
  • ARCHITECT: Ware Malcomb
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Aero Automatic Sprinkler Company; Castle Steel; Delta Diversified; JD Sun Mechanical; Suntec Concrete
  • SIZE: 447,000 SF
  • LOCATION: 13423 W. Cactus Rd., Surprise

REI Distribution Center


The first distribution center ever awarded both a LEED Platinum certification and Net Zero Energy rating. The project’s 2.2-megawatt solar system covers 280,000 square feet with 6,700 panels and produces more power than it consumes. It also utilizes the first true omni-channel automated fulfillment system, delivering products to customers and retail stores up to eight times faster than average.

  • DEVELOPER: Merit Partners
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Renaissance Companies
  • ARCHITECT: Butler Design Group
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Allen & Pinckard Industrial Contractors; Comfort Systems; Milam Glass; RJM Construction; Suntec Concrete
  • BROKERAGE: CBRE (Pat Feeney)
  • SIZE: 440,000 SF
  • LOCATION: 3825 S. 36th St., Phoenix
  • COMPLETION DATE: July 2016


Discovery Business Campus – Building 94


Originally built in 1981 as labs and offices for Motorola, the building was transformed into a sophisticated, hi-tech, modern Class A office accented by architectural frames, courtyards, profiled metal panels and a rich contrasting palette of colors. It’s currently occupied by DiTech Financial.

  • DEVELOPER: Wentworth Property Company
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Jokake Construction
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Adobe Drywall; DP Electric; Gen3; J.J. Sprague of Arizona; Sun Tech Glass
  • BROKERAGE: CBRE (Pat Feeney, Chuck Nixon); JLL (Mark Gustin, Karsten Peterson, Dave Seeger)
  • SIZE: 171,000 SF
  • LOCATION: 2100 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe
  • COMPLETION DATE: October 2016

Opus Industrial Airport


An assemblage of five parcels previously occupied by eight separate tenants resulted in the largest new build in over a decade within the Sky Harbor submarket. With flexibility for up to four tenants, the building features 36-foot clear heights, thickened concrete slabs and full truck courts.

  • DEVELOPER: Opus Development Company
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Opus Design Build
  • ARCHITECT: Opus AE Group
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Alliance Fire Protection; JFK Electrical Contracting Enterprises; Phoenix Pipelines; Riggs Companies; Specialty Roofing
  • BROKERAGE: CBRE (Cooper Fratt, John Werstler); JLL (Mark Detmer, Bo Mills)
  • SIZE: 393,292 SF
  • LOCATION: 3333 S. 7th St., Phoenix
  • COMPLETION DATE: November 2016

The Wedge


Originally built in 1978 as a multi-tenant building, it underwent an early 90’s stucco cosmetic job and became a college store for books and supplies. Today, the building features an exterior clad in sheets of special metal called Cor-ten. The building’s new tenants are Z Pizza Tap Room, The Halal Guys, Even Steven Sandwiches, Kingdom Bike Shop and Ahipoki Bowl.

  • DEVELOPER: Davis Enterprises
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Beal Derkenne Construction
  • ARCHITECT: Tomecak Design
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: ARC Steel; Western States Metal Roofing
  • BROKERAGE: Davis Enterprises (Mark Davis, Jenifer Davis Lunt)
  • SIZE: 11,800 SF
  • LOCATION: 1015 S. Rural Rd., Tempe
  • COMPLETION DATE: November 2016




A collection of 25 urban dwellings in Midtown Phoenix, the project was locally developed, designed, financed, marketed and built. Dwellings consist of seven three-level townhomes, 15 two-level lofts and three single-level flats ranging from 560 to 1800 square feet. artHAUS delivers an attainable modern Midtown living experience without the expense of sometimes underutilized amenities like a fitness center or community pool that rarely get used.

  • DEVELOPER: artHAUS Projects
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Symmetry Construction
  • ARCHITECT: artHAUS Projects
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Baker Concrete Construction; Clyde Hardware; Hawkeye Electric; KAY Construction; Wolff Mechanical
  • SIZE: 54,110 SF
  • LOCATION: 1717 N. 1st Ave., Phoenix
  • COMPLETION DATE: October 2016



Appropriately named Escape, the ultra-urban, resort-style, luxury apartment community offers an escape from the mundane with luxurious amenities and convenient access to premium retail and dining options as well as downtown office space and sports facilities. Aesthetically, it’s unique design exudes a modern flair with electric splashes of color at every turn. Its amenity tower includes an elevated, outdoor lounge with views of Pinnacle Peak and Camelback Mountain as well as a premium fitness facility.

  • DEVELOPER: P.B. Bell
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: MT Builders Companies
  • ARCHITECT: Studio 15 Architecture
  • SIZE: 248,824 SF
  • LOCATION: 4700 N. 16th St., Phoenix
  • COMPLETION DATE: April 2016

Equinox Apartments


Equinox is said to be the first Net Zero Energy apartment building in Arizona. With a total of 1,100 solar panels on the roof and atop the property’s parking structures, Equinox’s annual energy savings is estimated at $46,500. Fully leased in five months, the project provides rental housing that costs less in rent and utilities when compared to most of the newer apartment buildings in the area.

  • DEVELOPERS: MODUS Development; Viridis Group
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Ameris Construction
  • ARCHITECT: Graham Downes Architecture
  • SIZE: 42,000 SF
  • LOCATION: 3130 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale
  • COMPLETION DATE: June 2016

Office Interiors

Colliers International Tenant Improvement


The new open design and flexible layout enables Colliers to utilize the space as needed. All the office’s public functions were moved to the front of the space for clients to use it as their mobile office, and a central gathering space was added to the middle of the office for eating, meeting and socializing called The Hub.

  • DEVELOPER: ViaWest Group
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Stevens Leinweber Construction
  • ARCHITECT: SmithGroupJJR
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Airpark Signs & Graphics; Goodmans Interior Structures; Herman Miller; Maplewood Cabinetry; RC Lurie
  • BROKERAGE: Colliers International (Phil Breidenbach, Kathy Foster)
  • SIZE: 21,000 SF
  • LOCATION: 2390 E. Camelback Rd., #100, Phoenix
  • COMPLETION DATE: April 2016

JDA Software Regional Headquarters


The 100-percent open office layout focuses on flexibility and connection. It’s balanced by a variety of different sized meeting spaces and private phone rooms to accommodate multiple working styles, but no two-conference rooms have the same setup. JDA’s new space also includes a fitness area, locker rooms, work/café lounge, game room, beverage bars, large training room and a monumental stair connecting the office’s two color-coated floors with each department.

  • DEVELOPER: Washington Prime Group
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Jokake Construction
  • ARCHITECT: Corgan
  • BROKERAGE: Cushman & Wakefield (Andrew Snedeker)
  • SIZE: 55,530 SF
  • LOCATION: 15059 N. Scottsdale Rd., #400, Scottsdale
  • COMPLETION DATE: March 2016

Matson Money


Imported Italian tile, two three-ton sections of the Berlin Wall, Statue of David replica and handpicked bricks from Chicago are a few of the design features strategically incorporated throughout the office. Matching the office’s high-end décor is state-of-the-art technology used in its TV studio, screening room, commercial kitchen and learning space.

  • DEVELOPER: 1st Premier Properties
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Wespac Construction
  • ARCHITECT: Evolution Design
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Adobe Drywall; Desert Ridge Glass; Fine Line Cabinetry; ReSource Arizona; Wilson Electric
  • BROKERAGE: Cresa (Brandon Clarke, Scott Maxwell); Cushman & Wakefield (Sean Spellman, Jeff Wentworth)
  • SIZE: 47,482 SF
  • LOCATION: 18940 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale
  • COMPLETION DATE: October 2016


Marina Heights (Buildings 300, 400, 450)


Building 300 consists of office space on eight floors and 19,640 square feet of first-floor retail, occupied by Starbucks and Mountainside Fitness. Building 400, the tallest tower, has 16 floors of office space and a Matt’s Big Breakfast at the bottom. Building 450 boasts a uniquely designed lobby, color palette and architectural design with a first floor restaurant and HonorHealth Clinic.

  • DEVELOPERS: Ryan Companies;
  • Sunbelt Holdings
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Ryan Companies
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Barrett-Homes Contractors; E&K Companies; Suntec Concrete; Walters & Wolf; Wilson Electric
  • BROKERAGE: JLL (John Pierson)
  • SIZE: Building 300 – 389,610 SF; Building 400 – 625,795 SF; Building 450 – 301,626 SF
  • LOCATION: 300, 400, 450 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe
  • COMPLETION DATE: June 2016

SkySong 4

SkySong 4

The building’s northwest corner boasts an upgraded version of SkySong 3’s metal lath wrap elements, attracting further attention to the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, which is home to more than 60 companies and 2,000 employees. Booker Software’s office, SkySong4’s first tenant, features a spacious kitchen and breakroom with a ping-pong table, arcade pop-a-shot basketball game and bar-top tables.

  • DEVELOPER: Plaza Companies
  • ARCHITECT: Butler Design Group
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Comfort Systems USA; DP Electric; Jones Concrete; Kovach Building Enclosures; Saguaro Steel
  • BROKERAGE: Lee & Associates (Andrew Cheney, Craig Coppola)
  • SIZE: 145,000 SF
  • LOCATION: 1355 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
  • COMPLETION DATE: November 2016



Unlike trendier open-office designs, ViaSat’s office at the ASU Research and Technology Park offers a 95-percent closed-office environment. The design concept consists of three distinct volumes based on specific programmatic use: a two-story high performance office component, a lab and operations facility as well as common shared spaces, which fuse the three programs together.

  • DEVELOPER: Levine Investments
  • ARCHITECT: Gensler
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Caruso Turley Scott; Energy Systems Design; TRUEFORM Landscape Architecture Studio; Vesecky Engineering & Surveying
  • BROKERAGE: Levine Investments (Tony Feiter)
  • SIZE: 151,000 SF
  • LOCATION: 2040 E. Technology Cir., Tempe


Arizona State University Sun Devil Stadium Improvements Phase 1 & 2


ASU’s $256 million renovation started in the south end zone by removing the metal bleachers, reconstructing the lower bowl and adding new amenities and elevators. Phase 2 construction included the lower stadium bowl, west upper deck, new student athletic facility, concessions, restrooms, amenities and luxury suite level on the west sidelines. The final phase is expected to be finished by the start of the 2018 season.

  • DEVELOPERS: Arizona Board of Regents; Arizona State University
  • ARCHITECTS: Gould Evans; HNTB Corporation
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Able Steel Fabricators; BCS Enterprises; Interstate Mechanical Corporation; Suntec Concrete; Sun Valley Masonry
  • SIZE: 122,195 SF (Phase 1 & 2)
  • LOCATION: 500 E. Veterans Way, Tempe
  • COMPLETION DATE: September 2016

Dolphinaris Arizona


Said to be the first facility of its kind west of the Mississippi River, Dolphinaris makes the dream of swimming with dolphins a reality. The design includes a 925,000-gallon salt-water pool, which is also said to be the largest pool in Arizona. The $15 million project required close collaboration between all parties and took three years to complete.

  • DEVELOPERS: Ventura Entertainment Arizona; Ventura Capital Privado
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: A.R. Mays Construction
  • ARCHITECT: Deutsch Architecture Group
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Presidential Pools; Basic Metals; Specified Electrical Contractors
  • SIZE: 36,369 SF
  • LOCATION: 9500 E. Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale
  • COMPLETION DATE: October 2016

OdySea Aquarium


OdySea Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the Southwest, spanning 200,000 square feet. The two-story facility holds more than two-million gallons of water, which is filtered through more than 300 pumps and 42,000 lineal feet of piping. The aquarium’s concrete tanks are combined with 5,455 square feet of acrylic viewing windows for visitors to enjoy the facility’s 50 exhibits and more than 30,000 animals.

  • DEVELOPER: OdySea in the Desert
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: McCarthy Building Companies
  • ARCHITECT: Deutsch Architecture Group
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: K&F Electric; McCarthy Concrete; Schuff Steel
  • SIZE: 200,000 SF
  • LOCATION: 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale
  • COMPLETION DATE: August 2016




The modifications to the nearly 30-year-old building transformed the plain, obsolete box into a highly attractive, modern office that’s fully occupied by Amazon. A bold two-story lobby was enclosed with a full-height, curtain-wall system with a metal-pane and cladded roof projection, yielding a “jewel box” element as the main focal accent.

  • DEVELOPER: ViaWest Group
  • ARCHITECT: Stantec (formerly PHArchitecture)
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Erickson & Meeks Engineering; G.K. Flanagan Associates; Hawkins Design Group; Mechanical Designs; PK Associates
  • BROKERAGE: JLL (Mark Gustin, Karsten Peterson, Dave Seeger)
  • SIZE: 122,000 SF
  • LOCATION: 8375 S. River Pkwy., Tempe
  • COMPLETION DATE: February 2016

Terminal 3 Modernization at Sky Harbor Airport

Sky Harbor Terminal 3 exterior

Originally designed in 1978, the terminal opens up to spectacular atrium spaces, skylights with natural light and views of the city and desert landscapes following the completion of Phase 1. It’s also equipped with the most advanced, high-quality systems and innovative technologies like new passenger queue wait time tech throughout the terminal, which should achieve LEED Silver certification once later phases are completed by 2020.

  • DEVELOPER: Department of Aviation for City of Phoenix
  • ARCHITECTS: DWL Architects + Planners; SmithGroupJJR; Corgan
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Affiliated Engineers; Dibble Engineering; Gannett Fleming; KPFF Consulting Engineers; LSW Engineers Arizona
  • SIZE: 334,198 SF (Phase 1)
  • LOCATION: 3400 Sky Harbor Blvd., Phoenix
  • COMPLETION DATE: December 2016



Aside from escalators that remain in the building, it’s hard to tell Comcast was once filled with mall shoppers. In less than eight months, crews transformed five former movie theaters into an open office and the old Galleria Mall into a single-tenant call center. Comcast’s new flagship call center and training facility in Tucson is the company’s largest in the Western U.S.

  • DEVELOPER: Tanager Property Management
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Jokake Construction
  • ARCHITECT: Acquilano Leslie
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Adobe Drywall; Central Alarm; Comfort Systems USA; Kazal Fire Protection; Wilson Electric
  • BROKERAGE: JLL (Keith Lammersen, Jason Moore)
  • SIZE: 160,018 SF
  • LOCATION: 4690 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson
  • COMPLETION DATE: March 2016


The Colony


The latest entry into the emerging Midtown culinary scene is a multi-use project that’s part-new construction and part-adaptive reuse. Phase 1 consisted of renovations to the original 1950s-era building and Phase 2 included new construction, which varied based on the tenants and use. When it opened, The Colony was fully leased with six tenants.

  • DEVELOPER: Western Vertical Holdings
  • ARCHITECT: LGE Design Group
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: AF Steel Fabrication; Phoenix Commercial Electric; Sharp Creek Contracting; TCK; Vintage Plastering Company
  • BROKERAGE: Phoenix Commercial Advisors (Teale Bloom, Taylor Laing)
  • SIZE: 22,467 SF
  • LOCATION: 5538 & 5600 N. 7th St., Phoenix
  • COMPLETION DATE: June 2016

Town & Country


The redevelopment of the historic shopping center that opened in 1960 included a refreshed look and new buildings for The Container Store, Hop Doddy, Orvis and Forever 21. Each building was designed with limestone, steel, glass, aluminum panels and composite wood to give the shopping center an updated look while blending the buildings in with the old.

  • DEVELOPERS: Camelback RE Development; RED Development
  • GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Chasse Building Team
  • ARCHITECTS: Reigle & Associates; Suite 6 Architecture
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Demers Glass; Desert Structures; Huff & Sons Construction; Kortman Electric; Southwest Earthworks
  • BROKERAGE: CBRE (LeDonna Spongberg)
  • SIZE: 54,246 SF
  • LOCATION: 4949 N. 20th St., Phoenix

Uptown Plaza


The retail landmark opened in 1955 as one of the Valley’s first shopping destinations. Renovations modified the building’s unique character to reflect its mid-century roots and enhance the surrounding community. Familiar mid-century details include original steel canopies, metal scrim signage panels, light fixtures and reclaimed bricks from a demolished house built in 1953, which matched the ones used to originally build Uptown Plaza.

  • DEVELOPER: Vintage Partners
  • ARCHITECT: Nelsen Partners
  • SUBCONTRACTORS: Dickens Quality Demolition; Floor Associates; Foursite; Pearson Engineering Associates; PK Associates
  • BROKERAGE: CBRE (LeDonna Spongberg)
  • SIZE: 116,787 SF
  • LOCATION: 100 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
  • COMPLETION DATE: June 2016