There are a lot of cranes operating in Arizona as developers pursue new projects that are creating a more diverse state. Here are six projects that were recently finished or broke ground in Arizona, as seen in the September/October issue of AZRE magazine. 


DEVELOPER: Gilbane Development Company; P.B. Bell  


ARCHITECT: Whitneybell Perry Architects  

LOCATION: 3200 & 3250 S. Dobson Rd., Chandler 

SIZE: 205,543 SF; 211 units 

VALUE: $28M 

START/COMPLETION: August 2017 – November 2018 

Arista at Ocotillo is a luxury apartment Located within the master-planned Ocotillo community in Chandler, Arista at Ocotillo features luxury apartment with Santa Barbara-style exteriors with arched walkways, offers studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom loft floor plans in a prime location close to near upscale casual dining, the DMB Village Health Club and premiere retail at The Shops at Ocotillo.

Cliff Castle Casino Hotel 

DEVELOPER: Yavapai-Apache Nation 

General Contractor: A.R. Mays Construction 

Architect: Cuningham Group 

Location: 555 W. Middle Verde Rd., Camp Verde 

Size: 111,175 SF; 122 rooms 

Value: $22M 

START/COMPLETION: February 2016 – July 2017 

The six-story project consists of a three-level, 300-car precast parking structure, assembly/banquet hall facility, enclosed swimming pool, ancillary retail space and addition onto the casino.

Majestic Tempe Commerce Center

DEVELOPER: Majestic Realty Co. 

GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Commerce Construction 

ARCHITECT: Commerce Construction 

LOCATION: 6270, 6116, 6026 S. Ash Ave., Tempe 

SIZE: 47,856 SF (Building 1); 85,752 SF (Building 2); 39,704 SF (Building 3) 

VALUE: $14.2M 

START/COMPLETION: February 2017 – September 2017 

The development will feature dock-high and ground level doors, ESFR sprinkler systems, large truck courtyards, cross-dock loading in Building 2 and ample employee parking spaces.

The Fulton Schools Residential Community at Tooker House 

DEVELOPER: American Campus Communities  


GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Oakland Construction 

ARCHITECT: Solomon Cordwell Buenz 

BROKERAGE: DMD Real Estate Group 

LOCATION: 500 E. University Dr., Tempe 

SIZE: 458,000 SF 

VALUE: $120M 

START/COMPLETION: November 2015 – August 2017 

The Fulton Schools Residential Community at Tooker House is a 1,600-person, co-ed residential community for undergraduate students in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The seven-story, “dorm built for engineers” features on-site digital classrooms, state-of-the-art makerspaces complete with 3-D printers, laser cutters and design tools needed for a broad range of engineering courses and projects.


DEVELOPER: Graythorn Development 

GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Graythorn Development 

ARCHITECT: Cypress Development 

BROKERAGE: Arizona Builder Sales 

LOCATION: 9850 E. McDowell Mountain Rd., Scottsdale 

SIZE: 45,900 SF; 27 units 

VALUE: $14.5M 

START/COMPLETION: July 2017 – December 2018 

The Graythorn residences in North Scottsdale, a new for-sale townhome community, will consist of 27 new single-story modern contemporary residences situated on a 3.6-acre site. Each home has a private patio that blends with the natural Sonoran Desert landscapes and a two-car attached garage.

Chauncey Lane 


General Contractor: LGE Design Build 

Architect: Cawley Architects; 

AV3 Design 

Location: Scottsdale Road & 

Chauncey Lane, Scottsdale 

Size: 53,000 SF 

Value: $20M 

START/COMPLETION: June 2017 – March 2018 

A broad range of high-end retailers, restaurants and fitness centers will be located alongside adjacent luxury residences. JLB Partners will develop the residential component that will boast over 300 units, a rooftop exercise clubhouse and pool.

Know of a significant project that will be completed or will break ground in Arizona soon? 

Send your submissions to AZRE Associate Editor David McGlothlin at to be considered for a “Project Spotlight.” 

The best project spotlights submitted will then be featured in the latest print issue of AZRE under the “New to Market” section. 

All you need to do is fill out and submit a “Project Spotlight Form” along with at least one photo or rendering of the project. The form includes the following: 

  • Project Name 
  • Developer 
  • General Contractor 
  • Architect 
  • Location & City (major crossroads/exact address) 
  • Size (SF) 
  • Brokerage Firm 
  • Value $ 
  • Estimated start and completion dates (by month or quarter) 
  • Subcontractors 
  • Project Description (50-100 words)