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t’s hard to drive anywhere around the Valley nowadays without noticing cranes and new developments sprouting up. This year’s issue of “People and Projects to Known in Commercial Real Estate” looks at some of the most noteworthy projects, deals and the people who make them happen. Throughout production, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know some of the most prestigious people in various areas of commercial real estate, and familiarize myself with the biggest deals over the last 12 months. In this issue, you’ll find profiles on industry leaders, the biggest deals since last year in the industrial, office, land, multifamily and retail markets, as well as descriptions of projects to know around the Valley. The centerfold story identifies the 12 most significant healthcare projects in Arizona’s history from the state’s first hospital to newer specialized medical centers. My hope is that you enjoy learning about the people, deals and projects in commercial real estate just as much as I did when putting this issue together. Also don’t forget to nominate worthy industry leaders and projects to be featured in next year’s issue of “People and Projects to Know.”

President and CEO: Michael Atkinson Publisher: Cheryl Green Vice president of operations: Audrey Webb EDITORIAL Editor in chief: Michael Gossie Associate editor: David McGlothlin Interns: Jesse Canales | Matt Durack ART Art director: Mike Mertes Graphic designer: Anita Richey Intern: Shannon Finn DIGITAL MEDIA Digital editor: Jesse A. Millard MARKETING/EVENTS Marketing & events manager: Heidi Maxwell Marketing coordinator: Kristina Venegas

David McGlothlin Associate editor, AZRE

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OFFICE Special projects manager: Sara Fregapane Executive assistant: Mayra Rivera Database solutions manager: Cindy Johnson AZRE | ARIZONA COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE Director of sales: Ann McSherry AZ BUSINESS MAGAZINE Senior account manager: David Harken Account managers: Bailey Young | Jennifer Heberlein AZ BUSINESS LEADERS Director of sales: Sheri Brown RANKING ARIZONA Director of sales: Sheri King EXPERIENCE ARIZONA | PLAY BALL Director of sales: Jayne Hayden CREATIVE DESIGNER Director of sales: Joe Freedman AZ BUSINESS ANGELS Director of sales: Felix Mayo

On the cover From left to right: Mo Stein, Heidi Kimball, Ed Bull, Sintra Hoffman, Leroy Breinholt, Kim Hood 4


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[ INDEX ] Airheart, Denyse...............................................16 Alarid, Michelle Guina ..................................... 30

Breinholt, Leroy ...............................................12 Bull, Ed ............................................................10

Cannon, Sue....................................................24 Carney, Bryon R...............................................12 Clark, Kyle....................................................... 28 Clevenger, Dan ............................................... 30 Collins, Rick..................................................... 22 Cooke, Cindy....................................................12

Dill, Krystal...................................................... 30

Edwards, Mike................................................... 8 Edwards, Patrick..............................................18

Geier, Andrew.................................................. 22 Gerado, Chris.................................................. 26 Grossman, Joyce.............................................16

Harrison, Chris................................................ 22 Hart, Dawn........................................................ 8 Hayes, Patrick................................................... 8 Herrington, Brent E...........................................14 Hines, Jackie....................................................24 Hoffman, Sintra................................................16 Hood, Kim........................................................24 Houghton, Amanda......................................... 26

Keck, Jeff........................................................ 22 Kelton, Justin................................................... 22 Kimball, Heidi...................................................14 Krumwiede, David ...........................................14

Laufenberg, Perry.............................................12 Lawrie, Michelle................................................16



Lemke Jr., Robert.............................................18 Long, Katherine............................................... 26 Loonam, Stephen............................................ 20 Lopez, Lee...................................................... 28 Lough, D. Kim..................................................10 Lydon, Anthony................................................12

Mackay, Christine.............................................16 McCartney, Ann............................................... 20 Melroy, David....................................................18 Miller, Cameron............................................... 30

Nolan Jr., Thomas H........................................ 26

Patterson, James.............................................10 Puente, Dan.................................................... 28

Reynolds, Doug............................................... 20 Rose, Jordan....................................................10 Rourke, Patricia............................................... 20 Rufano, Glenn J............................................... 26 Ryan, Thomas..................................................18

Sarver, Robert................................................. 20 Schuff, Scott................................................... 28 Sellers, David E.................................................14 Shepherd, Krista................................................ 8 Simon, Joshua.................................................14 Skinner, David..................................................18 Smith, Hayley.................................................. 30 Stein, Mo........................................................... 8 St. John, Andi...................................................24

Van Winkle Jr., Kenneth....................................10

White, Danny................................................... 28

Yates, Cecil.......................................................24

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Mike Edwards Principal & senior designer The DAVIS Experience

Dawn Hart Senior associate Gensler

Patrick Hayes Principal buildings, business center sector leader Stantec Architecture

Krista Shepherd Principal Gould Evans Associates

Mo Stein Principal & Phoenix office director HKS Architects

LAST YEAR Rick Butler Butler Design Group Rory Carder DAVIS Beth Harmon-Vaughan Gensler Joe Tyndall RSP Architects Brad Woodman SmithGroupJJR


Dawn Hart graduated from Wisconsin University with a master’s in architecture but her love for architectural design dates back to when she was a young girl. She remembers being 10-years-old and using the fallen autumn leaves to create floor plans outside. Even the time she spent playing with Barbies incorporated floor plans and design layouts. “I played with Barbie dolls just like all girls that age,” says Hart. “But mine was more about Barbie’s house than it was about Barbie and her fashion.” Hart’s passion for architecture became a career in the summer of 1987 at a Phoenix architectural firm called Architectural Interiors. Hart stayed with the firm as it was bought and sold a few times until leaving in 2012. During that time, she worked with tenants, landlords and contractors from the design process to getting the plans permitted through the city. Eventually she was promoted from designer to project manager. She attributes her career success to the hardworking values that her parents instilled in her growing up. “I’m a Midwestern, German-Scottish, girl,” says Hart. “I’ve always had family and friends who work really hard so I guess working hard is part of my DNA. It’s who I am.” After parting ways with her firm of 26 years, Hart says she reached out to Gensler’s Managing Director Beth HarmonVaughan because she had always aspired to work there. Since being hired, Hart says she enjoys the collaboration at Gensler and feels it’s like a big family. “There’s always been a big focus on the people and that was one thing that really attracted me to Gensler,” she adds. Looking back at her career, Hart says the industry has evolved a lot. “Nowadays architecture is not the sort of master architecture position that it once was 50 years ago. We all have expertise and everybody has a role to play,” explains Hart. “It’s very much a collaboration and team effort today.” That collaboration and team atmosphere is one of her favorite parts of the job. Hart says the next logical step in her career is to become an office director or director of a studio. But she adds, “I don’t think I ever want to move to far away from being in projects because I do really enjoy the client interaction and the team interaction.”





Ed Bull President and managing partner Burch & Cracchiolo

D. Kim Lough Construction law partner Jennings, Haug & Cunningham By JESSE CANALES

James Patterson Member Dickinson Wright PLLC

Jordan Rose President and founder Rose Law Group PC

Kenneth Van Winkle Jr. Managing partner Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

LAST YEAR Rebecca Lynne Burnham Greenberg Traurig Diane Haller Quarles & Brady LLP Don Miner Fennemore Craig Carolyn Oberholtzer Bergin, Frakes, Smalley & Oberholtzer Paul Weiser Buchalter Nemer


D. Kim Lough enjoys the excitement of the litigation battle and prevailing when the jury reads a favorable verdict. He was drawn to the battle at a young age, growing up in Tucson and realizing in the seventh grade he wanted to become a lawyer. His friends’ parents were lawyers and he recalls spending a lot of time with them to learn as much as he could. Lough graduated with a juris doctor degree, which was awarded with distinction, from the University of Arizona in 1979. In 1982, Lough’s career shifted from being a field attorney for the National Labor Relations board to a career in construction litigation for Jennings, Haug & Cunningham. He met William F. Haug at the state bar convention, where Haug told him there was no one at the firm at the time who could deal with the strike back then involving the major construction trades. Lough sent his resume shortly after and got the job. He quickly realized he enjoyed it and had a knack for representing owners, construction managers, contractors, subcontractors and vendors in disputes regarding commercial and industrial construction projects. He continues to work at the firm and became a partner in 1989. Lough says Haug isn’t only a co-worker, but also his mentor. “Bill is a very kind and wise man. He was able to shepherd me through the earlier years and teach me how to practice law. For that I will always be thankful for him,” he adds. Lough was recently named to the Southwest Super Lawyers for Construction Law and Litigation and has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in construction for the last nine years in a row. “I am proud of what I have done, but I don’t see what I have done as being any more noteworthy than many of the other lawyers I practice with or against,” says Lough. What he is most proud of professionally are the relationships he has formed with his clients. “I have represented a variety of clients and some instances crossing generations,” Lough explains. “Many of them have become close personal friends, not only business associates.” In the future, he looks forward to a more senior position where he can hand off the bulk of the cases to younger lawyers. “I’d like to orchestrate their handling of cases more than handling them myself, and all the hand-to-hand combat can be handled by people who are younger and more agile than I am,” says Lough. For anyone wondering what the letter “D” in D. Kim Lough stands for, it stands for Dean, after his father. Dean Kim Lough was supposed to be named Kim Dean Lough, but there was some confusion when his birth certificate was being prepared. Lough has been called Kim ever since.



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Leroy Breinholt President and designated broker Commercial Properties Inc.

Anthony Lydon Managing director JLL


Cindy Cooke Senior executive vice president Colliers International

Perry Laufenberg Manager director SVN | Desert Commercial Advisors

Bryon R. Carney Managing principal Cushman & Wakefield

LAST YEAR Pete Bolton Newmark Grubb Knight Frank Craig Henig CBRE Terry Martin-Denning NAI Horizon Bob Mulhern Colliers International Jackie Orcutt CBRE

Commercial real estate is a family business for Anthony Lydon, a 30-year veteran in the supply chain industry. Today, Lydon, who goes by Tony, works as the managing director at JLL. He is proud of his accomplishments, but says he is most proud to see his family follow in his footsteps. Lydon’s daughter works for the private equity development company ViaWest and his son and nephew both work as part of the JLL team. Lydon explains there was never any pressure for his children to enter the business; rather, they all naturally had dispositions that perfectly fit the industry. “I think you really have to have the right personality to be in various areas of the business,” says Lydon. “You have to be a real people person. When I look at family members who are in the business, they have a passion for people and a passion for helping others, serving others to find an acceptable solution, whatever the objective is.” Lydon enjoys serving as a role model and mentor for his family and colleagues. He has even more family in the business in his previous home of Chicago, where he graduated from DePaul University with a master’s degree in business administration. He spent the first half of his 30-year career in Chicago, starting out in a local industrial brokerage firm while still in grad school. Lydon says the transition to the Phoenix market was one of the most exciting and defining periods of his career. He was fascinated to see the way the Phoenix metropolitan area has grown out of the recent recession. “You can just feel and taste the maturation of our marketplace, with all the infill activity that’s going on downtown,” Lydon adds. He sees the rise in urban developments throughout Phoenix as a great opportunity for his company, saying that e-commerce and the “Amazon boom” have driven up the need for JLL’s type of space. According to Lydon, the buildings that JLL sees coming out of the ground are larger and more sophisticated than they have ever been. Lydon acknowledges that his company must continue to adapt in the ever-changing Phoenix market, adding that when Phoenix was a much smaller market, it was necessary to be a generalist. However, it is now essential for success to be vertically and geographically focused. “It’s been a good thing for me to focus on just one specific geographic area and product type that I understand, and live, breathe and eat it every day,” he says. PHOTO BY MIKE MERTES




Heidi Kimball Senior vice president Sunbelt Holdings

Brent E. Herrington President and CEO DMB By MATT DURACK

David Krumwiede Executive vice president Lincoln Property Company

David E. Sellers President LGE Design Build

Joshua Simon President SimonCRE

LAST YEAR R. Chapin Bell P.B. Bell Companies Charley Freericks DMB Associates John Graham Sunbelt Holdings Sharon Harper Plaza Companies John Strittmatter Ryan Companies US, Inc.

From a young age, Brent Herrington was immersed in the world of expansive master-planned living communities. Now the president and CEO of DMB Associates, Herrington leads a company known for its impressive master-planned communities. “My family grew up in one of the very first major masterplanned communities in the United States,” says Herrington. “And so I was absolutely affected by that.” Herrington’s father worked for Exxon and his family lived in Houston, which Herrington adds became a pioneer in sprawling master-planned communities. He says watching his dad work gave him an inside perspective regarding the community, which sparked his interest in the industry and led to his career choice. Herrington graduated from Texas State University with a business degree at a time when there weren’t very many companies like DMB that specialized in large communities. He soon realized his entryway into the business was to get in on the operational side, so he spent five years getting his Professional Community Association Manager credential. “It got me working on some of the very best opportunities (for master-planned community management) in Houston,” Herrington says. He later moved to Phoenix in 1990. It wasn’t very long before he crossed paths with DMB, which was in the process of planning one of its flagship projects, DC Ranch. Herrington was brought on as a consultant for the project. He then served as the town manager for Walt Disney Company’s “Celebration, Florida” project, a 5,000-acre planned community inspired by Disney’s EPCOT theme park. He then returned to Phoenix to officially join DMB in 1998. Over the course of his career with DMB, he has envisioned and planned many expansive communities, most notably a large 1,000-acre project on the south shore of Kauai called Kukui`ula, which required him to live on the island until the project was completed. Herrington continues to plan projects for DMB and said he is anticipating a shift from the sprawling communities the company is known for to more vertically-oriented urban projects. “Increasingly, that opportunity has run its course, certainly here in the Valley,” says Herrington, adding that he views the high-density urban projects as “much more interesting.” For example, a mixed-use development he is particularly excited about is One Scottsdale. Although the 70-acre lot is small compared with the master-planned communities DMB is known for, Herrington hopes to provide the community’s residents with an urban lifestyle and luxury setting. PHOTO BY MIKE MERTES




Christine Mackay Denyse Airheart Economic development director City of Maricopa

Joyce Grossman Executive director Arizona Association for Economic Development

Sintra Hoffman President and CEO WESTMARC

Michelle Lawrie Economic development director City of Goodyear

LAST YEAR Chris Camacho Greater Phoenix Economic Council Danielle Casey City of Scottsdale Richard Hubbard WESTMARC Joe Snell Sun Corridor, Inc. Sandra Watson Arizona Commerce Authority

Community and economic developer City of Phoenix By DAVID MCGLOTHLIN

Christine Mackay, an Arizona native, plays an instrumental role in the recent resurgence of Metro Phoenix where she has spent most of her commercial real estate career. Before joining the Phoenix development team, she spent 16 years on the economic development team for the City of Chandler, serving the last six years of her tenure as the director. Mackay was named the director of Community and Economic Development for Phoenix in August 2014. A job that she describes as fun and “like nothing I ever thought I’d get to do.” She originally graduated from Arizona State University with a business degree and her first job was as an accountant for a private developer. She soon realized she wanted to be in the field instead of crunching numbers in the office. Today, Mackay’s job responsibilities still focus on economic development, job creation and wealth generation although her territory is much larger. Phoenix’s population is six times larger than Chandler and Phoenix encompasses 517 square miles, about eight times greater than Chandler. She describes Phoenix as big and bold with a mix of old and new. During the past five years, Mackay helped locate and expand more than 150 companies into the region, which brought 22,000 jobs, added nearly 3 million square feet to the industrial and office base and brought more than $6 billion in capital investment. She notes the changes to downtown have been astronomical. “It’s no longer an 8-hour economy,” she explains. “It’s an 18-hour economy.” Some of her recent works consist of repositioning old historic warehouses into cool, funky, creative spaces and recruiting big tech companies to Downtown Phoenix. Since 2013 her efforts have helped reduce high-rise office vacancies from the upper 30 percents to under 20 percent. Within the last two years, she also reports bringing nearly 10,000 jobs to Phoenix, a personal career best. Her favorite part about her job is “the hunt,” she says without hesitation. Such as identifying a company to bring to the Valley and developing a strategy to get them here by showcasing why there is no other place they should be explains Mackay. As a result, she frequently travels to meet with company executives in other states. Often times accompanied by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, who she calls her secret weapon because of his ability to close a deal. The one travel necessity always with Mackay are her favorite shows from when she was a kid. “When I’m on planes and I have my tablet in front of me, it will always be on the Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke or Bob Newhart show,” she playfully adds. PHOTO BY MIKE MERTES



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[ ENGINEERS ] David Melroy Patrick Edwards Principal Burns & McDonnell

Robert Lemke Jr. CEO AZTEC Engineering

Thomas Ryan Principal Hoskin Ryan Consultants, Inc.

David Skinner Area operation manager HDR Engineering

LAST YEAR Scot Schlund Stantec Gregg Creaser Speedie & Associates Clifford Paul PK Associates Structural Engineers Ryan Weed Coe & Van Loo Consultants Darrel Wood Wood/Patel & Associates

Principal MSA Engineering Consultants By DAVID MCGLOTHLIN

David Melroy started with MSA Engineering Consultants in 1978 as one of the company’s first employees earning only $3.20 per hour. He later bought the company in 1996 from longtime friend and mentor Mark Simoncini, namesake of MSA and founder. In 1978, Melroy was only a freshman at the University of Nevada, Reno but already developed an affinity for electrical engineering and design. His familiarity with both dates back to playing guitar in childhood bands and taking mechanical drawing classes in junior high. He went on to graduate from UNR six years later with two degrees in electrical engineering and architecture. Today, as the principal in charge of the firm and a licensed engineer in 42 states, his responsibilities include contract negotiations and management of the teams, which have completed more than 11,000 projects for more than 1,300 clients. His motto is simple. “It’s about bringing five-star costumer service to the engineering market,” says Melroy. “Clients come to us, recognize our value and they want us to help them build and create other spots.” Melroy admits business was tough at first when he bought the company in 1996. The company dipped a couple million dollars into debt during a time when he was relocating to a home in Las Vegas with his wife and twins. He said during that rough patch, the team mainly worked in the living room of their new home, which he joked slowly began to fill up with old pizza boxes and sleeping bags. Today, he splits his time between the company’s offices in Vegas, Reno and Phoenix. He adds the Phoenix branch, which opened in 2010, is “quickly becoming the largest and most dynamic office that we have,” and is where Melroy spends most of his time. “When I fly in, I see all the rooftops in Maricopa County and I get excited because every one of those buildings is some sort of design opportunity,” he explains. Melroy recalls being blessed with a lot of opportunities throughout his career from Simoncini’s mentorship to the business relationships that Melroy forged and maintains today. He says, “My big thing is providing opportunities for young people who want to do awesome things by providing them with an avenue to success.” The Phoenix office is made up of many young graduates from in-state universities, which adds to the company’s lively and playful culture. He explains team spirit hits a peak during rivarly games like the Territory Cup between Arizona State University and University of Arizona and usually includes some sort of friendly wager. This is nothing new to Melroy who lives in a “house divided” with a son who graduated from ASU and a daughter currently attending UA. He still roots for the Sun Devils.




[ FINANCIERS & ACCOUNTANTS ] Ann McCartney Founder and managing director Lighthouse Commercial Finance Doug Reynolds Vice president, loan officer, division manager Washington Federal

Stephen Loonam Executive vice president UMB Bank

Patricia Rourke Arizona market president First Bankers Trust Services Inc.

Robert Sarver CEO Western Alliance Bank

LAST YEAR Patrick Joyce Bankers Trust James DuMars NorthMarq Capital Brandon Harrington Walker & Dunlop Mark Young National Bank of Arizona Ed Zito Alliance Bank


When Ann McCartney isn’t helping developers and investors find financing to build projects, buy existing ones or refinance old ones, then chances are she is flying her single-engine plane with her husband. For more than 25 years, McCartney worked in the commercial real estate industry compiling experience in finance, mortgage banking, private lending, banking and real estate development. Eventually she decided to take her bountiful knowledge and apply it to her own company. Thus, she started Lighthouse Commercial Finance in 2014. Before her career blossomed, McCartney earned a Bachelor of Science degree in real estate from Arizona State University and a MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She later worked at a couple different banks, which she says exposed her to the inner operations of the finance industry like what it takes to get a loan approved and various other forms of financial regulations, buyouts, mergers, and more. This insider’s insight helps her with her current role to identify market trends and opportunities for clients. “We do a little of everything,” says McCartney. “Every day is so different and presents new challenges,” which she describes as one of her favorite aspects of the business. Over the years, she has built a reputation for her honesty and knowledge. For instance, she recalls how clients have put down $500,000 or more of nonrefundable money for an acquisition in good faith because they know she’ll close the deal. “It’s kind of nerve-racking,” explains McCartney. “But a great feeling once you’re approved and close the deal before deadline.” Today, she finds herself leading a finance company responsible for millions of dollars while holding other leadership positions in various industry and philanthropic associations. “I tried to stay involved throughout my career because it helps you stay informed and better able to help your clients,” she adds. Her favorite nonprofit organization is Gabriel’s Angels — a group that helps at risk children with pet therapy — where she serves on the board of directors. Although McCartney stays plenty busy with work, she tries to find time to get away and go flying with her husband on their Cirrus SR-22 Turbo after earning her pilot’s license 15 years ago. This summer she says they plan to fly to Alaska for the seventh year in a row and later to visit Machu Picchu in Peru.





Andrew Geier Rick Collins Vice president of development Ryan Companies U.S., Inc.

Chris Harrison Executive vice president & general manager The Weitz Company

Jeff Keck Regional vice president of operations Adolfson & Peterson

Justin Kelton Executive vice president McCarthy Building Companies

LAST YEAR Ben Strobl JE Dunn Construction Bo Calbert McCarthy Building Companies Dave Crawford Sundt Construction Dave Sellers LGE Design Build Peter Berg DPR Construction

Executive vice president Layton Construction Company, Inc. By DAVID MCGLOTHLIN

Andrew Geier wasn’t too eager about leaving his friends and Kansas State University after seven years to join the professional workforce, but once he did, Geier quickly climbed the corporate ladder and found the career, company and job he loves today. He started with Layton Construction in 2004 as the first employee in the Phoenix interior construction group. By the time he was 29-yearsold, Geier worked his way up to executive vice president, which made him the youngest shareholder in the company. Construction was not always Geier’s plan although he describes being exposed to the industry at a young age while working for his dad’s company. Geier says he originally attended KSU to become a lawyer, which didn’t go according to plan. “After a Van Wilder-like college career, I gravitated back to construction,” he explains. “I love the business, the rewarding feeling that goes along with the accomplishment of a completed project and the consistent barrage of challenges.” His first job with Layton focused on business development but today his work entails managing the preconstruction side of operations, which includes the estimating groups, customer acquisition and strategic planning. “My favorite part of the business is the thrill that goes along with pursuing new projects,” he says. “I love the strategy, the preparation and the pitch that goes into earning new business.” Next, he works to retain said new business. “We have numerous projects where after we not only have a repeat client, but also a new friendship,” adds Geier. One example is the Dunn Edward project from a couple years ago, which still resonates with him because of how the team members were singularly focused on the success of the project. “That project literally reinvented the way Dunn Edwards made paint after 90 years of doing it the old fashioned way,” he says. “As successful as the project was, it pales in comparison to the friendships made on the project, which still continue to this day.” In Geier’s opinion, relationships are the highest form of currency in this business. Overall he describes business as good. “We have a tremendous amount of momentum right now and a wide variety of projects coming up,” Geier adds. “That variety helps us draw lessons learned from one project type to other project types.” One upcoming project he is particularly excited about is the new $2 billion Ritz-Carlton development in Paradise Valley because of its unique design. Once completed he says, “I’m looking forward to multiple cocktails overlooking the 400-foot pool and views of Camelback Mountain.”





Sue Cannon Senior vice president Cushman & Wakefield

Andi St. John Managing director CBRE

By DAVID MCGLOTHLIN Kim Hood Regional director of management Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Jackie Hines Vice president JLL

Cecil Yates Director of property management Commercial Properties Inc.

LAST YEAR Jami Vallelonga CBRE Jackie Hines JLL Rosie Keller Cushman & Wakefield Patrick McGinley Vestar Alisa Timm Lincoln Property Company

CBRE is the first and only company Andi St. John has worked for since graduating from Arizona State University with a finance degree. Her 20-year tenure with the company began as an accountant until she discovered a passion for property management. Soon after, she switched career paths and hasn’t looked back. St. John started chipping at the corporate ladder one sector and market at a time. She familiarized herself with retail, then industrial and later office becoming well versed in all three specialties. Now she finds herself responsible for all sectors plus the entire Phoenix, Tucson and recently Albuquerque markets. “I’ve had every title along the way, growing organically as my experience was enhanced and opportunities presented themselves,” she says. “I had no idea that I’d end up being managing director of the department.” St. John describes her current position as more managerial and less hands-on than her other titles, which she says took some time to adjust. Her approach was to surround herself with qualified professionals on her teams that she can count on to produce the same quality of work as she would. “My job is to ensure we are serving the properties to meet our clients’ expectations and add as much value to the real estate as we possibly can,” she adds. “Meanwhile developing and maintaining client relationships.” Over the years, she has worked hard to establish and maintain the reputation that she’s known for. “The biggest compliment that I’ve received from my clients, brokers or tenants is that I always do what I say I’m going to do,” she explains. Since starting as managing director four years ago, the thing she enjoys the most about work are the people she gets to work with. “My favorite aspect is working with all the different people in the industry that really inspire me and teach me every day,” she says. “Also watching my team grow, learn and see them move up the corporate ladder.”




[ REITs ] Catherine Long Chris Gerardo Leasing director Whitestone REIT

Amanda Houghton Executive vice president Healthcare Trust of America, Inc.

Thomas H. Nolan Jr. CEO Spirit Reality Capital

Glenn J. Rufrano CEO VEREIT 602-778-6000

LAST YEAR Chris Volk STORE Capital Scott Holmes American Realty Capital Matt Mooney Parkway Properties, Inc. Scott Peters Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Miles Sanchez Weingarten Realty Investors

Executive vice president, CFO & treasurer S|T|O|R|E Capital By DAVID MCGLOTHLIN

Catherine Long wears many hats at STORE Capital in addition to her role as executive vice president, CFO and treasurer. She’s been essential in the company’s opening in 2011, all the way through the firm’s initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange last year. STORE Capital is the third company that Long has taken public, but she says this was the most special because she was invited to ring in the first bell of the 2015 calendar year at the NYSE. Long and her colleagues even rung in the New Year in Times Square before she officially rang in the financial year on Wall Street. Long is proud to report the company employs 65 people compared to five when it first opened. She says back in those days, the team used to meet at restaurants and huddle around a speaker-phone for conference calls. That never discouraged Long though. Eventually she secured an office space to lease that would meet the company’s needs and projected growth. Since signing the lease, the company has expanded three times knocking down interior walls for more space. Long’s foresight also plays an instrumental role with her current responsibilities. She maintains the backbone of the company while providing financial security and flexibility. As a result, she constantly looks ahead, making projections and anticipating market trends. Her business savvy was shaped by working with businesses from front to back through its inception to eventually going public throughout her career. Long adds how it was beneficial to witness so many different business practices from mergers to buyouts and foreign operations, which makes her insights so valued. Throughout her illustrious career, she remembers 2008 in particular. That year she was voted the CFO of the year by Financial Executives International despite the recession. Although she never wants to repeat those times, she admits to learning a lot. “You have to be very aggressive in negotiating and getting things done in a time when people didn’t want to move,” she explains. Long showcases a pay it forward mentality. “I’ve had a really great career and very much enjoyed it,” she says. “Now it’s time to mentor the younger group and help them with their careers.” Thinking back on how she got started on her career path, she says, “It all started from a high school job and getting an opportunity to do something I didn’t expect.” That job was as a cashier at a plant nursery that led her to work as a college tutor then as an accounting student and now she’s financially responsible for millions of dollars.





Kyle Clark Lee Lopez Owner & president Hardrock Concrete

Dan Puente President & founder DP Electric

Scott Schuff Schuff Steel

Danny White President Danny White Painting

LAST YEAR Jerry Buesing Buesing Corp. Jerry Barnier Suntec Concrete Wes McClure Wilson Electric Ron Harman Coreslab Structure Tim King HACI Mechanical Contractors

CEO Quail Run Building Materials By DAVID MCGLOTHLIN

Kyle Clark remembers Quail Run Building Materials back in 1986 when his dad founded the company. He recalled being 11-years-old and hanging around the original 1,200-squarefoot shop with his dad who was the only employee. Since then Clark has progressed within the company for the last 23 years and witnessed Quail Run’s growth first hand during that time. Although his dad founded Quail Run, it didn’t mean Clark was automatically handed the reigns to the company. Before getting to where he is today, Clark learned the business from the ground up, building relationships over time at each of his new positions throughout every sector in the company with coworkers and clients. “I had to start from the bottom,” he says, which developed his experience of the internal operation of the business. At first, Clark cleaned up around the shop handling maintenance and the landscape. Over time he learned each machine and spent time operating them all until he was later moved into the office. Clark adds how that was a time before computers but since then the office has become fully automated. In 2009, he was appointed to the role of president. Then in 2015, Clark stepped down as president to become CEO. Today with Clark at the helm, the company employees 48 workers at its current facility in North Phoenix. His plan is to soon build a second facility totaling 40,000 square feet in the Ak-Chin Indian Community of Maricopa on 8-acres. Clark says, “To grow like we want to grow, we needed to expand to meet current and future demand.” He adds that in the near future, Quail Run is looking to hire a lot of people from the Ak-Chin Indian Community to operate its new facility, which is set to open in less than two years. Clark describes the two-year partnership with the Ak-Chin Indian Community as top-notch and adds he “couldn’t have hoped for anything better.” Quail Run continues to do well and recently supplied all of the steel studs and dry wall framing for the new LegoLand Discovery Center at Arizona Mills Mall, which totaled more than $500,000. A rise in business allows Clark to do what he really enjoys, which is training new employees. “It always makes me very proud to be employing 18- and 19-year-olds, to see them grow and achieve better lives,” he explains. Overall Clark describes his job as very enjoyable and says it’s an exciting time in the steel industry with lots of opportunity.





Dan Clevenger Architect and project developer Westlake Reed Leskosky

Michelle Guina Alarid Associate attorney Fennemore Craig


Krystal Dill Brokerage services CBRE

Hayley Smith Bank officer First Bank

Cameron Miller Development manager Evergreen Development

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Michelle Guina Alarid graduated from Arizona State University thinking she would do more litigation practice, but quickly discovered a calling as a real estate attorney. Since then she has also found a calling through supporting local charities and motherhood. She describes falling in love with real estate law after working on the title and escrow portion of a case for her former employer. Alarid remembers thinking, “This is totally what I’m meant to be doing.” It was around this time in 2014, Alarid started considering a change in career paths to specialize in real estate when she randomly discovered a position with Fennemore Craig on a job board website. It was “one of those lucky things” she says, a happy coincidence, which has been a great fit ever since. She joined the company later that year and soon after became known as somewhat of a “dirt dork.” She cheerfully admits, “It totally describes me because I geek out over looking at surveys, analyzing all the easements, seeing if there are any encroachments and all that.” Alarid loves her job and her company. She even picked up medical facility leasing as a subspecialty this last year. As if that wasn’t enough to keep her occupied, she also serves on the board of local charities and is a proud new mother. She gave birth to Michael Alarid IV on March 31, who is named after his father who is also a lawyer. “One of the best defense attorneys in town,” she adds. “We are really enjoying being a family of three.” Although Alarid is currently enjoying maternity leave at home with her son, she continued to work until the final day of her pregnancy. “I could have wrapped things up and sat around waiting for him to be born but that’s just not my personality,” she explains. When that day came, her assistant deployed their predetermined plan, which consisted of notifying clients and distributing her workload. After her maternity leave, Alarid says she is “looking forward to continued mentorships when I go back to work, learning how to be an excellent real estate attorney and mother at the same time.”




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t’s the big deals, and the brokers who make them, that make the market interesting to watch. Based on research compiled by Colliers International and Cushman & Wakefield, this

section features the priciest and largest commercial real estate transactions in industrial, office, land, multifamily and retail markets over a 14-month span (April 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016). You’ll find the highest prices,

largest sizes, highest price per square-foot and highest price per unit (for multifamily). These deals stretch across the Valley, reaching prices up to $367 million for a retail space and a land deal for 750-plus acres.




INDUSTRIAL Shutterfly The online photo publisher, Shutterfly, joined the ranks of other tech companies now calling Tempe home. Shutterfly combined operations, production and services from its three locations across Arizona under one roof within an area that’s said to contain the highest concentration of tech business in the Valley. The facility is near Go Daddy’s Global Technology Center and a new Northern Trust facility. Shutterfly’s new facility employees hundreds of people. The property also has room for the company to expand, add more square feet and jobs.



LOCATION 7195 S. Shutterfly Way, Tempe VALUE $43.1M

SIZE 247,000 SF

SALE December 30, 2015

BUYER Watumull Enterprises Ltd.

LISTING BROKERS Mark Detmer, Bo Mills

SELLER Northwood Investors LLC




Bo Mills


INDUSTRIAL 10 W. Logistics Center





659,618 SF

10 W. Logistics Center, a master-planned distribution business center, is located in the heart of Southwest Phoenix on the corner of 59th Avenue and Van Buren Street. Spanning 80 acres, the property was developed by Wentworth Property Company, which broke ground in 2014. It includes two buildings occupying 1.3 million-plus square feet. The property implements features geared towards high efficiency distribution such as 32-foot to 36-foot clear ceiling heights, dock high and grade level loading, 52-foot-by-56-foot with 60-foot speed bays and more. The center is easily accessible from Insterstate 10, Loop 101, Interstate 17 and US-60 freeways.

LOCATION 6200 W. Van Buren St., Building A, Phoenix

SELLER Crow Holdings SALE May 19, 2016

VALUE $35M SIZE 659,618 SF

LISTING BROKERS Andy Markham, Will Strong, Mike Haenel, Phil Haenel

BUYER New York Life Insurance Company

LISTING BROKERAGE Cushman & Wakefield

Andy Markham

Will Strong

Mike Haenel

Phil Haenel




INDUSTRIAL FedEx Freight The property FexEd Freight currently calls home was developed in 2008 on 24.5 acres of land. The facilities span 34,650 square feet, which includes a 5,274-square-foot office space and a 29,376-square-foot dock building. This industrial property is located in

Southwest Phoenix near 75th Avenue and Buckeye Road just south of Interstate 10. It features designs tailored for distribution purposes with 18-foot clear ceiling heights and is classified as a Cross Dock Truck Terminal. The current tenant, FedEx National LTL, Inc., has about 8 more years left on the lease.



LOCATION 7160 W. Sherman St., Phoenix

BUYER Swift Transportation Corporation

VALUE $17.162M

SELLER Siegbert & Ruth Klebe 1991 Family Trust

SIZE 34,650 SF

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SALE June 1, 2015


LAND SW 56th Street and Lincoln Drive HIGHEST PRICE


The 10.29 acres of land at the southwest corner of 56th Street and Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley was sold by Crown Realty & Development, Inc. on January 15, 2016. Crown Realty & Development, Inc. has been working with local residents to redevelop the area, which was the home to Mountain Shadows Resort before its demolition in 2014. The buyer, The New Home Company, purchased the plot of land for $39.75 million. LOCATION Paradise Valley

BUYER The New Home Company

VALUE $39.75M

SELLER Crown Realty & Development, Inc.

SIZE 10.29 acres

SALE January 15, 2016

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The sale of 769-acres of land was by far the largest land transaction. It was also only a partial sale of a larger plot of land. The seller, Desert Troon Companies, Inc. closed the deal with buyer Walton Arizona, LLC on June 15, 2015 for $11 million.

LOCATION Signal Peak Road and Bechtel Road, Coolidge VALUE $11M SIZE 769 acres



BUYER Walton Arizona, LLC SELLER Desert Troon Companies, Inc. SALE June 15, 2015


LAND 21432 N. 75th Ave. The transaction closed on May 13, 2016 for 5-acres of land in Glendale at a price of $26.5 million. That’s $5.3 million per acre, which made the land deal the highest price per acre.



LOCATION Glendale VALUE $26.5M SIZE 5 acres BUYER MS Arrowhead, LLC SELLER MS - RCS Arrowhead, LLC SALE May 13, 2016

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MULTIFAMILY Array South Mountain





742,178 SF The Array South Mountain is located near the Ahwatukee Foothills of Southern Phoenix by Interstate 10. The buyer of the 600-unit apartment complex was Fairfield Residential, which is also the current property manager. The listing brokerage company for the $57.5 million deal was CBRE.

The transaction made this year’s big deal list for being the largest sized multifamily deal. The Array offers one, two and three bedroom apartments and town-houses. The facilities contain features like basketball and tennis courts, four resortstyle pools and a fitness center.

LOCATION 13229 S. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85044

SELLER Milestone Apartments REIT SALE June 29, 2015

VALUE $57.5 M SIZE 742,178 SF 600 units BUYER Fairfield Residential

LISTING BROKERS Tyler Anderson Sean Cunningham Asher Gunter Matt Pesch LISTING BROKERAGE CBRE

Tyler Anderson

Sean Cunningham

Asher Gunter

Matt Pesch




MULTIFAMILY Broadstone Lincoln Alliance Residential Company sold Broadstone Lincoln, a 264-unit Scottsdale apartment complex, to The Praedium Group for $79 million. The 221,000-square-foot apartment’s sale earned the highest price per square-foot at $357.47. Broadstone Lincoln is located near popular Scottsdale hangs such as Scottsdale Fashion Square. The community houses a fullyequipped fitness center, resort style pool, outdoor lounges, a traditional billiards table, gourmet demonstration kitchen, easy elevator access and gas barbeques. The community is also sustainable, having received a LEED-H platinum certification, a resource efficiency honor the U.S. Green Building Council grants. LOCATION 7100 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley VALUE $79M SIZE 221,000 SF, 264 units BUYER The Praedium Group SELLER Alliance Residential Company SALE December 28, 2015









MULTIFAMILY IMT Deer Valley IMT Deer Valley is located near 35th Avenue and Yorkshire Drive with immediate access to the Loop 101 and Interstate 17 freeways. The 832-unit apartment complex sold for $100.5 million to IMT Capital. CBRE’s Sean Cunningham, Tyler Anderson, Asher Gunter and Matt Pesch were the



listing brokers. Sterling Equities sold the property. The 723,896-square-foot complex is within walking distance of Deer Valley Towne Center where many attractive retail stores are located. The complex has three swimming pools, a six-hole putting green and many other luxurious amenities.




LOCATION 3010 W. Yorkshire Dr., Phoenix VALUE $100.5M SIZE 723,896 SF, 832 units BUYER IMT Capital SELLER Sterling Equities SALE September 29, 2015 LISTING BROKERS Sean Cunningham, Tyler Anderson, Asher Gunter and Matt Pesch LISTING BROKERAGE CBRE

Sean Cunningham

Tyler Anderson

Asher Gunter

Matt Pesch




MULTIFAMILY Citrine Apartments Citrine Apartments in Phoenix were sold by JLB Partners, LP to Simpson Housing for $93.9 million. The 278,538-squarefoot apartment complex is located at 4900 N. 44th St., Phoenix. The 312-unit complex commanded the highest sale price per unit at $301,000 per unit. There are one and two bedroom apartments available at Citrine. Residents can relax and enjoy many community amenities such as a 50,000-square-foot pet-friendly park, a yoga studio, a community garden and outdoor lounges with fire pits and gas grills. Units within the Camelback Corridor apartment complex also have authentic wood flooring, creating a cozy vibe for its residents. LOCATION 4900 N. 44th St., Phoenix VALUE $93.9M SIZE 278,538 SF


BUYER Simpson Housing SELLER JLB Partners, LP SALE May 10, 2016



$301,000 /UNIT


MULTIFAMILY Saratoga Ridge The Saratoga Ridge offers a wide range of amenities and features at its location in North Phoenix. The 856-unit complex tops the list for the highest number of units, which comes with a choice of five floor plans ranging in size from one to three bedrooms. On-site amenities include four resort style pools, spa, tennis court, sports court, cyber café and convenience store. Other amenities nearby are shopping, dining and entertainment options.




LOCATION 1460 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix


VALUE $75.5M

SELLER Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company

SIZE 732,464 SF, 856 units

LISTING BROKERS Jim Crews and Brett Polachek LISTING BROKERAGE Cushman & Wakefield

SALE May 25, 2016 Jim Crews

Brett Polachek




OFFICE Esplanade I, II, IV, V




978,495 SF The Esplanade is located in the Camelback Corridor on 24th Street and Camelback Road, which features dining, entertainment and shopping options within walking distance of each other. This deal tops the list for the highest price and largest size for an office property transaction. It consists of four buildings — Esplanade I, II, IV and V — totaling more than 978,495 square feet. Offices within the Esplanade provide flexible floor plans and luxurious finishes. There are also on-site restaurants and bars, which can serve as a convenient meeting spot for business lunches or happy hours. The Esplanade is near popular destinations such as major banks within the financial center, Biltmore Fashion Park and Arizona Biltmore Hotel. LOCATION 24th Street and Camelback Road, Phoenix VALUE $279M


SELLER MetLife, Inc. SALE December 22, 2015

SIZE 978,495 SF

LISTING BROKERS Justin Shepherd, K.C. Scheipe and Adam Edwards




Justin Shepherd

K.C. Scheipe

Adam Edwards

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OFFICE U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (Outpatient Clinic) The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ outpatient clinic in Gilbert serves more than 14,000 veterans. It’s also the largest clinic in the Southwest region. The clinic offers veterans primary care and specialty treatment for mental health, dermatology, gastroenterology and rheumatology. They can also attend various classes to educate themselves on issues such as disease prevention, diabetic nutrition and heart health. The property is located near the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Santan Freeway. LOCATION 3285 S. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert VALUE $33.892M SIZE 71,259 SF BUYER Hill Development Company SELLER Equities SALE September 28, 2015 LISTING BROKERAGE Stan Johnson Company









RETAIL Tempe Marketplace Rockwood Capital, LLC sold its stake in Tempe Marketplace to AEW Capital Management. The sale was for $367 million. Vestar and AEW Captial Mangement are now the owners, and since the purchase several new retailers and restaurants opened up shop within the marketplace, which is located on McClintock Drive and Rio Salado Parkway. Some of the new retail options at the 1,300,000-square-foot marketplace include: H&M, Active Ride Shop, F21 Red, Nekter Juice Bar, Noodles & Company and MAD Greens. Tempe Marketplace’s sale was the largest sale, both in terms of square feet and price. LOCATION 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe VALUE $367M SIZE 1,300,000 SF BUYER Vestar/AEW Capital Management SELLER Vestar/Rockwood Capital, LLC SALE October 6, 2015










RETAIL El Pedregal El Pedregal at the Boulders supplies shopping, dining and events within a short walk from the resort. The property is tucked among the 12-million-year-old foothills, a scenic setting for any large gathering, celebration, shopping spree or bite to eat. Dining options include The Bakery Café with drinks, coffee, sweet and savory pastries and breakfast and lunch options. There’s also the Spotted Donkey Cantina offering Mexican cuisine and an extensive tequila list. The 62,310-square-foot retail property consists of an art gallery, restaurants, boutiques, the Tohono Conference Center and the Courtyard Stage amphitheater.

LOCATION 34505 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale

BUYER Columbia Sussex Corporation

VALUE $47,431,846

SELLER Hilton Worldwide Holding, Inc.

SIZE 62,310 SF

SALE April 28, 2015






Most Influential Healthcare Projects in Arizona

Arizona has over 110 hospitals across the state, according to U.S. News & World Report. Four are nationally ranked and seven others meet national high performance standards. Of the 100-plus hospitals, AZRE compiled a list of the 12 most influential healthcare projects in Arizona. The list is in no particular order and projects were

chosen to represent a range of geographic regions, healthcare providers and hospital specialties. It includes the first hospital in the state, the current highest ranking hospitals, the largest hospital and others from the north, south, east and west parts of the state. PHOTOS AND DESIGN BY SHANNON FINN

12 Most Influential Healthcare Projects PHOENIX CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL 919 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016 The only hospital in Arizona to be named to the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings and the largest pediatrics group in state. Originally founded in 1983, it was one of only 25 children’s hospitals in the U.S. to make the list in all 10 specialties. The hospital broke ground in December 2015 on a new Emergency Department and Level One Pediatric Trauma Center that will accommodate 100,000 patients per year, which is set to open late 2017.



1200 N. Beaver St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001 The hospital was founded in 1936 as Flagstaff Hospital with 25 beds. Today it has 270 inpatient beds serving as the major hospital and regional trauma center in the region, which is part of Northern Arizona Healthcare, the largest healthcare organization in the area.

AT ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER 350 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013 As the world’s largest neurological disease treatment and research institution, the Barrow Neurological Institute remains a leader in neurosciences since opening in 1962. It also includes the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, opened in 1997, which is recognized as a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence for providing cutting-edge treatments. Both are located at St. Joseph’s, which was the first hospital founded in the Phoenix area in 1895.



1800 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85006 Saint Luke’s opened in 1969 and continues to serve the community’s mental health needs with inpatient and outpatient treatment programs for behavioral and mental health illness along with drug and alcohol treatment. It was also home to Arizona’s first burn center and as well as the first hospital to offer a residential drug treatment program.

111 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006 The state’s largest hospital, formerly Banner Good Samaritan built in 1923, has served the area for more than 100 years and is known as a top teaching hospital. The name was changed to Banner-UMC-Phoenix in 2015. It works in collaboration with the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix to find new medical discoveries. The Phoenix campus includes an acknowledged unit for high-risk obstetrics, the Cavanagh Heart Center, a renowned transplant team and specialty units such as the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute.

MIDWESTERN UNIVERSITY – GLENDALE CAMPUS 19555 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, AZ 85308 Founded in 1995, it took less than a decade for the 143acre campus to solidify itself as a premier medical research institution in Arizona. Today the Glendale campus is home to more than 2,900 students and five colleges, offering 14 fields of study. The three on-campus clinics: Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic, the Midwestern University Dental Institute and the Midwestern University Eye Institute provide medical services to the community and hands-on clinical experience for its students.

MAYO CLINIC 13400 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85259 According to the 2015-2016 U.S. News & World Report, Mayo Clinic is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Arizona and is nationally ranked in 12 medical specialties. It brings in patients from across the world and provides all medical services a patient may need — doctor visits, testing, surgery, hospital care — under one roof. The Scottsdale campus opened in 1987 and includes the Mayo Clinic Building, the Samuel C. Johnson Research Building and the Mayo Clinic Collaborative Research Building.



1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85724 Southern Arizona’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, formerly University of Arizona Medical CenterUniversity Campus, was part of a 2015 merger between UA Health and Banner that came with a name change. Originally founded in 1967 on the UA campus, it was the state’s only MD degree granting college and today UA College of Medicine ranks among the top medical schools in the nation for research and primary care.

1601 W. St. Mary’s Rd., Tucson, AZ 85745 The region’s only Catholic hospital system was also the first hospital to open in Arizona in 1880 by seven Sisters from St. Joseph’s. Today the hospital is the home of the Carondelet Heart and Vascular Institute, which has become a regional destination for patients seeking the most advanced and minimally invasive options for heart and vascular surgery.

JOHN C. LINCOLN MEDICAL CENTER 250 E. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85020 John C. Lincoln celebrated a lot of firsts since it opened in 1954 as John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital, which was later changed to its current title. It was the first Phoenix hospital with an air-evacuation medical transport service and an FAAapproved heliport as well as one of the Valley’s first three Level I Trauma Centers. The Center is also where the first class of Phoenix Fire Department paramedics were trained and home of the state’s first licensed Adult Day Health Care center.

TRANSLATIONAL GENOMICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE 445 N. Fifth Street, Phoenix, AZ 84004 Established in 2002, TGen aims to employ genetic discoveries from the Human Genome Project to improve disease outcomes by developing smarter diagnostics and targeted therapeutics for a number of human disorders/diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, Parkinson’s, diabetes and various forms of cancer. It played a vital role in the creation of the UA BioScience Campus in Downtown Phoenix, which includes Banner-UMC-Phoenix and Bioscience High School.

CANCER TREATMENT CENTER OF AMERICA AT WESTERN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 14200 W. Celebrate Life Way, Goodyear, AZ 85338 Cancer treatment is the focus at the Western Regional Medical Center, which opened its doors in 2008. It is known for having a team of cancer experts who deliver comprehensive services ranging from genomic tumor assessments to state-of-the-art technologies and evidence-based supportive therapies that target cancer-related side effects. In 2015, it became the first hospital in the Southwest and the sixth hospital in the country to earn the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Lung Cancer Certification.






Foundation for Blind Children.................................................. 58 Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building.........59 Phoenix Coding Academy....................................................... 60

DriveTime Headquarters...........................................................78 Hayden Ferry Lakeside Phase III..............................................79 Isagenix................................................................................... 80 Northern Trust Operating Center..............................................82 Rivulon Building 4.................................................................... 83 Block 23.................................................................................. 83

HEALTHCARE Banner Estrella Campus Expansion Project.............................62 Canyon Vista Medical Center.................................................. 63 University of Arizona Cancer Center........................................ 64

INDUSTRIAL Airport I-10 Business Park Phase I.......................................... 66 CornellCookson.......................................................................67 Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.......................... 68 REI Distribution Center............................................................ 69 TTR Industrial Park.................................................................. 69

MIXED USE Heritage Marketplace...............................................................70 Scottsdale Quarter Block M.....................................................71 Sprouts Farmers Market Corporate Headquarters...................72 Club Sole.................................................................................73 Second Street Square..............................................................73


PUBLIC Bob and Renee Parsons Boys & Girls Club Branch................. 84 Hohokam Stadium.................................................................. 85 Pima Public Service Center..................................................... 86

RECREATION Attesa...................................................................................... 88

REDEVELOPMENT Arizona Cardinals Training Facility Addition.............................. 90 Nexus.......................................................................................91 The Scheduling Institute...........................................................92

RETAIL Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale................................................ 94 Ocotillo Village Health Club and Spa....................................... 95 Scottsdale Fashion Square..................................................... 96

Envy Residences......................................................................74 San Sonoma............................................................................75 The Village at Aspen Place.......................................................76 Ritz-Carlton Residences...........................................................77 The Stetson..............................................................................77


[ EDUCATION ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Foundation for Blind Children OWNER/DEVELOPERS Foundation for Blind Children GENERAL CONTRACTOR Haydon Building Corp. ARCHITECT SmithGroupJJR SIZE 37,000 SF LOCATION 1234 E. Northern Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85020 COMPLETION DATE August 2015 SUBCONTRACTORS Kitchell Caruso Turley Scott, Inc. Dibble Engineering

Foundation for Blind Children Some people don’t know the Foundation for Blind Children exists in North Phoenix despite being one of the largest preschools in the country, which motivated the construction project to make itself more visible to the public. Marc Ashton, CEO of FBC, was looking for a “wow factor” and SmithGroupJJR delivered. “Two years ago, I approached SmithGroupJJR with three simple requests,” says Ashton. “One, design an iconic building that will make the 19,000 drivers that pass by every day know that the Foundation for Blind Children exists; two, make the building accessible and fun for our blind children; and three, make a building that we can afford to build.” The FBC wanted the new building to tell the foundation’s rich history and many success stories. For example, the mountain-designed façade along North Avenue was based off FBC’s 2009 trip to Africa where the largest group of blind climbers and youngest blind climber set two world records when they successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. During the project’s construction, several outdated structures were demolished and replaced by a new 37,000-square-foot, single story



building. Designs integrated the new space alongside the remaining buildings in order to provide new and larger play areas in addition to expanded parking. The new school encompasses administrative offices, 12-new lecture rooms, therapy rooms, a vision store, a 6,000-square-foot multi-purpose room and other supplemental accommodations. The multi-purpose room is fitted with

equipment for several extracurricular activities such as basketball, goalball (a version of dodgeball for the blind), locker rooms and therapy activities. Each classroom has floor-to-ceiling windows as well as long horizontal windows for parents to observe their children in class without intruding. In addition, the interior courtyard contains specialized play, instruction areas and a sensory garden. -Jesse Canales

[ EDUCATION ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building OWNER/DEVELOPERS Northern Arizona University GENERAL CONTRACTOR Mortenson Construction ARCHITECT GLHN/Richard+Bauer, A Joint Venture SIZE 120,000 SF LOCATION 715 S. Osborne Dr., Flagstaff, Arizona 86011 COMPLETION DATE July 2015

Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building It has been said, “the science of today is the technology of tomorrow,” and the Northern Arizona University Science and Health Building amplifies the world of tomorrow with its unique design. The five-story, 120,000-squarefoot building is located on NAU’s north campus just south of the existing science building. The new facility consists of 54 faculty offices, five science classrooms and stateof-the-art teaching and research laboratories. The ultra-modern research labs are equipped for all the major areas of chemistry: physical, organic, inorganic, biochemistry and analytical. In total, 18 research labs, eight instructional labs and three lecture halls can seat as many as 440 students. The university estimates a total of 10 percent of students will use the building each semester. A bridge and tunnel connects the two sciences buildings creating a more collaborative atmosphere while shielding any students and staff from adverse weather conditions. The concrete tunnel will be used by staff to transport chemicals without exposing them to the public.

Meanwhile the pedestrian bridge will allow students and staff to seamlessly access the two facilities. The exterior of the new facility stands out because of its sheer size and an extraordinary array of uneven horizontal lines, which draw the eye. Inside, the building utilizes as much natural light as possible and various water conservation strategies in efforts to earn a LEED certification. All measures were taken to achieve LEED certification from preconstruction and site selection

SUBCONTRACTORS GLHN/Richard+Bauer, A Joint Venture GLHN Architects & Engineers

to responsible waste control, equipment, building envelope, low volatile organic compounds and recycled materials. The use of low flow plumbing fixtures, reclaimed water and landscaping that require limited to no watering helped improve water sustainability. The project has contracted more than 57-percent of the construction to companies in Flagstaff and the nearby communities and is scheduled for completion on July 6. -Jesse Canales



[ EDUCATION ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Phoenix Coding Academy OWNER/DEVELOPERS Phoenix Union High School District GENERAL CONTRACTOR CORE Construction, Inc. ARCHITECT ADM Group, Inc. SIZE 41,000 SF LOCATION 4445 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85012 COMPLETION DATE July 2015 SUBCONTRACTORS Energy Systems Design Cindy Quinn A. V. Schwan & Associates Kortman Electric Harris Mechanical Honeywell CEC Constructors Stone Cold Masonry



Phoenix Coding Academy Classes will begin August 12 at the Phoenix Coding Academy, the latest specialty small school designed by tech-savvy educators and industry experts as a high-tech learning facility. The two-story building located adjacent to Central High School, implements the latest computers and software to teach students coding and technological skills. It features administration offices and 16 state-ofthe-art classrooms. One example is the Marker Lab that will prepare students to innovate and solve problems using tomorrow’s tools, such as 3-D printers, programmable circuit boards, manufacturing mills and soldering stations. There is also a multi-purpose room for student athletics and dining plus a full service kitchen. Up to 350 freshmen can be supported at the Coding Academy, which ensures a one-to-one laptop to student ratio. The school year will begin with 100 students and others will be admitted once additional classes are added. Course work will place an emphasis on teaching students’ software development including game design, web and app development, networking, information security, IT support, automation and robotics and other STEM concepts in a student-centered environment. The high-tech campus is outfitted with sustainability and energy solutions to counteract the electrical needs of computers and software. Solar panels on 22 of the 40 covered parking spaces provide extra power to the facility. The academy will also use LED lighting, lighting controls and high efficiency rooftop package units equipped with economizers and demand control ventilation with CO2 monitoring. All the units and relief hoods will be monitored and controlled by a building management system. The system will receive input from several sensors located in key locations throughout the building such as temperature, CO2 and occupancy sensors. -Jesse Canales

[ HEALTHCARE ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Banner Estrella Campus Expansion Project OWNER/DEVELOPERS Banner Health GENERAL CONTRACTOR McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. ARCHITECT SmithGroupJJR SIZE 8,415 SF LOCATION 9201 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85037 COMPLETION DATE October 2015

Banner Estrella Campus Expansion Project The expanded Banner Estrella campus is the first structural concrete hospital to be built in Metro Phoenix since the early 1980s delivering a positive medical and economic impact to the West Valley. Recently, U.S. News & World Report recognized it as one of the Valley’s top 10 hospitals. Construction began three years ago on a six-story patient tower, two multi-level parking garages, an expanded emergency room area and maternity department. A larger, redesigned space at the facility increased the number of licensed beds from 214 to 305 beds with the ability to offer 374 beds if needed. The first floor is dedicated to supporting maternity services and includes an outdoor garden for Women and Infant Services patients.



The second floor provides cardiac catheterization labs, special procedure rooms, dialysis unit and endoscopy suite. Above that are 36 rooms for general medical and surgery patients with 36 rooms for maternity patients on the next floor. Lastly, the top two levels consist of shelled floors with only exterior walls allowing for future growth once it is warranted. After construction of the patient tower, the focus shifted to adding 8,415 square feet to the emergency department. In the end, the project concluded ahead of schedule and lower than

budgeted. The use of concrete for the structure helped fast-track the build. It also provides vibration dampening, which is vital for the operations of sensitive medical equipment. Additionally, concrete allows for flexible floor plans and cost efficient renovations. Throughout construction, crews took every step possible to control noise, light and dust pollution to minimize the project’s impact on neighboring residents. SRP was able to implement cost-effective ways to increase energy efficiency creating $100,000 in annual energy savings.

[ HEALTHCARE ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Canyon Vista Medical Center OWNER/DEVELOPERS RegionalCare Hospital Partners GENERAL CONTRACTOR JE Dunn Construction ARCHITECT Gould Turner Group SIZE 176,000 SF

Canyon Vista Medical Center A vision 20 years in the making, the new medical center is a long-time dream come true for the community thanks to the efforts of the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center Board of Trustees and Legacy Foundation for Southeast Arizona. The Canyon Vista Medical Center provides a new standard of comprehensive care in Southern Arizona for Cochise County, Fort Huachuca and the surrounding areas. The 100-bed hospital features all private patient rooms and comfortable waiting areas. In addition, it’s attracting medical professionals and new business to the growing community creating more economic opportunities and expansion.

JE Dunn Construction completed the project on budget and ahead of its 15-month fast track schedule. A five percent reduction in costs was attributed to cost savings ideas during preconstruction, which included working closely with project stakeholders and hiring local subcontractors. As a result, Southeastern Arizona subcontractors were awarded $31.5 million of the total $42.1 million for subcontractor commitments. The three-story facility was

designed for each floor to meet specific medical needs. The first floor provides rooms for surgical services plus equipment for diagnostic imaging. Above that sit 20 beds as part of progressive and intense care units. The third floor provides women’s and children’s services. The wide range of care is supported by state-of-the-art tech running throughout the hospital in the form of wireless and digital technology, computerized drug dispensing and electronic medical records.

LOCATION 5700 E. Highway 90, Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635 COMPLETION DATE March 2015 SUBCONTRACTORS Sun Mechanical



[ HEALTHCARE ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT University of Arizona Cancer Center OWNER/DEVELOPERS University of Arizona GENERAL CONTRACTOR Hensel Phelps ARCHITECT ZGF Architects, LLP SIZE 213,649 SF LOCATION 625 N. Sixth St., Phoenix, Arizona 85004 COMPLETION DATE May 2015 SUBCONTRACTORS Dignity Health



University of Arizona Cancer Center The University of Arizona Cancer Center is the most recent addition to the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, a city initiative bringing bioresearch and education to Downtown Phoenix. The project also brings jobs and revenue to the city on top of delivering the highest quality of care for cancer patients in Arizona. The UACC facility provides worldrenowned transitional research programs and top-tier patient care through the alliance between Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital. A partnership between UA, the City of Phoenix, businesses and industry groups made the downtown campus possible. The project was developed by UA and supported by Phoenix’s Community and Economic Development Department through an Inter-Governmental Agreement. The project is expected to yield $1.3

million in city construction sales tax revenues; create 500 construction jobs for two years and 800 permanent jobs once completed. In addition to the its medical and economic benefits, the facility was designed with sustainability in mind from its building process to the components added to the facility. The project earned a LEED Gold certification by utilizing chilled water and solar shade screens to reduce power consumption and its carbon footprint. The building’s exterior features large perforated solar shade screens with 40 percent daylight opening and custom curtain wall mullion extensions that work in conjunction with the HVAC design to

reduce cooling costs and incorporate natural light. A task force carried out an LEED implementation plan to ensure the project’s Gold status. The team dedicated task assignments, scheduled deadlines and developed an LEED scorecard. The plan required the building’s infrastructure to connect to existing city utility lines and NRG’s chilled water supply lines. It also required coordination with APS to make sure power reached the new APS electrical yard from the existing location nearby. In total, the project’s team worked through 13 different City of Phoenix zoning variances, which is the most on any project in the city to date.

[ INDUSTRIAL ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Airport I-10 Business Park Phase I OWNER/DEVELOPERS Wentworth Property Company GENERAL CONTRACTOR Wespac Construction, Inc. ARCHITECT Bulter Design Group SIZE 604,658 SF LOCATION 2350 E. Riverview Dr., Phoenix, Arizona 85034 COMPLETION DATE April 2015 SUBCONTRACTORS Suntec Concrete

Airport I-10 Business Park Phase I The site was transformed from a landfill for building scraps into one of the most efficient and sought-after industrial campuses in the state. Resting on 58-acres, the project consists of three concrete tilt panel buildings totaling more than 600,000 square feet. This former dump was repurposed and developed to an adaptable industrial space for any client seeking a distribution or manufacturing hub. The biggest challenges centered around site preparation and environmental conservation. Before construction began, the former landfill needed to be properly filled and prepped through a process called deep dynamic compaction, which densifies the soil to allow for development on the surface. In total, nearly 50,000 tons of recycled materials were used as infill for building materials. Crews also diligently worked to ensure the protection of burrowing owls recently reintroduced to the area through a habitat restoration process by environmentalists and the City of Phoenix. Mandatory training informed crews on precautions, procedures and how to deal with 66


burrowing owl encounters. At the end of the day, location and spec layout designs catered the site to meet the needs of any single or multi-use tenants from a wide spectrum of industries. Each structure features 140- to 200-foot truck courts, 30- to 32-foot clear ceiling height and ESFR sprinkler systems. The first tenant to occupy

the campus was Anixter, a distributor of communication products and electrical equipment. The arrival was accompanied by a 13,000-square-foot tenant improvement project to meet company needs such as open office space, private offices, conference rooms, customized racking system, polished floors, firewall and dock leveler pits.

[ INDUSTRIAL ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT CornellCookson OWNER/DEVELOPERS CIW Enterprises GENERAL CONTRACTOR Layton Construction Co., Inc. ARCHITECT Jones Studio SIZE 163,420 SF LOCATION 1901 S. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, Arizona 85338 COMPLETION DATE February 2015

CornellCookson The Cookson Company wanted its new production facility in Goodyear to reflect the quality craftsmanship of the company’s products being produced inside. So design and construction teams worked to create a functional manufacturing facility centered around productivity,

aesthetics and quality craftsmanship. The 163,420-square-foot facility sits on 14.5 acres, which was a vacant lot off of Litchfield Road. The space was meticulously planned inside and out to meet the needs of the company and its employees. A regional headquarters

accounts for 21,400 square feet of the building with the rest being dedicated to manufacturing. Inside are three landscaped employee courtyards. The largest totals 2,000 square feet and sits between the offices and factory floor, which is open to the sky carrying natural light to both areas. Outside of the building, stabilized granite creates a natural trail-like experience for employees and visitors. Also on site are 18 bridge cranes and one jib crane to improve productivity and movement of materials to the manufacturing equipment. The surrounding desert climate is integrated into conservation techniques throughout the facility. It includes 11 water harvesting tanks with 140,000 gallons of total capacity strategically positioned along the building’s perimeter to capture roof rainwater to supplement the irrigation system through the dry months. The building’s metal roof and wall panels reflect the desert heat, which creates natural light for the facility while reducing energy costs. As a finishing touch, the building’s custom-colored red-rolling doors identify it as Cookson’s home.

SUBCONTRACTORS Ace Asphalt AMD Canyon State Electric Cookson Door Sales of Arizona Copperstate Wall Systems Deer Valley Plumbing Olympic West Spectrum Mechanical Suntec Concrete



[ INDUSTRIAL ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community East Valley Data Center OWNER/DEVELOPERS Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community GENERAL CONTRACTOR Maydall Construction ARCHITECT SmithGroupJJR SIZE 5,500 SF LOCATION 10189 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85256 COMPLETION DATE April 2015 SUBCONTRACTORS Rosendin Electric Bel-Aire Mechanical, Inc.



Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community East Valley Data Center The data center reflects a connection with nature and the Salt River PimaMaricopa Indian Community’s rich history. Its material palette and building design were inspired by the community’s history and the importance of Red Mountain, which is the home of the Pima and Maricopa people. The Pima people are most well-known for their watertight basket weaving techniques and Maricopa for their red clay pottery. The data center represents the storing of knowledge and the use of traditional materials. The facility nurtures the growth of the community through a platform by being flexible to new techniques, scalable for future expansion and highly reliable though energy

efficiency strategies. The existing telecom bunker was replaced due to intensive energy usage, power outages, flooding susceptibility and future expansion incapability. Aesthetics were important but high efficiency was of equal value. The design implemented a mechanical cooling strategy to reduce the IT cabinet power requirements. It also uses equipment for electrical

distribution to ensure minimal electricity consumption. The facility’s lighting is entirely LED and utilizes natural lighting techniques. To conserve water, the landscape features native plants requiring little water in addition to low flow plumbing fixtures throughout the site. The facility will submit operational data to be recognized in the U.S. Department of Energy’s “Energy Star Rating for Data Centers” program. By adopting collaboration and delivery, experienced data center MEP contractors were teamed with Native American-owner general contractors proving to be successful and advantageous to the community.

[ INDUSTRIAL ] REI Distribution Center The Seattle-based retailer, REI, built its third distribution center in Arizona to help produce better support for customers and stores with faster product replenishment and delivery, including two-day ground service. According to REI, the southwest regional distribution hub is expected to employ approximately 120 employees and to reach 20 percent more customers. The distribution center located at the southwest corner of Loop 303 and Camelback Road in Goodyear sits on 34 acres. The facility totals 400,000 square feet and includes a two-level office. Also included are a 46,000-square-foot mezzanine and 42,000-square-foot multi-level automated storage and retrieval system, which can store 119,000 totes. REI stayed true to its commitment to environmental and wildlife preservation by equipping the Goodyear warehouse with the latest

FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT REI Distribution Center OWNER/DEVELOPERS Merit Partners, Inc. GENERAL CONTRACTOR Renaissance Company ARCHITECT Butler Design Group, Inc. SIZE 400,000 SF LOCATION 4877 N. Cotton Ln., Goodyear, AZ 85340

in sustainable design practices. The warehouse is designed to achieve net zero energy use through its 6,700 rooftop solar panels that produces 2.2 megawatts of energy. The rooftop solar panels combined with LED lighting, recycled materials, an Air Rotation

HVAC System and high efficiency equipment contribute to submittal for a minimum LEED Gold certification. REI also sought out ways to minimize water use inside and outside the building, especially for cooling and landscaping needs. -Jesse Canales


[ NEW TO MARKET ] TTR Industrial Park A project 30 years in the making, construction of the TTR Industrial Park is finally slated to begin. Luke Land Realty sold Mike Morton with Morton Development LLC the 12-acre site in Deer Valley 30 years ago and are now working together to develop, construct and lease it. TTR Industrial Park will feature 14 free-standing industrial buildings and condo units sized from 4,500 to 14,000 square feet. They will be coupled with some of the largest secure private yards available in the region, averaging 8,500 square feet. The first phase of the project will begin with the construction of two spec buildings in mid-September, which are scheduled to be completed by January 2017. One of the office/ warehouse buildings will stand alone, measuring 9,100 square feet with 20 percent office build-out. It also includes a 11,570-squarefoot secure yard. The other building

FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT TTR Industrial Park OWNER/DEVELOPERS Morton Development GENERAL CONTRACTOR TBD ARCHITECT Cawley Architects SIZE 12 acres LOCATION Deer Valley will total 15,000 square feet and feature three, 5,000-square-foot office/warehouse condos each with an estimated 15 percent office build-out. It too has private secure yards averaging 2,900 square feet. TTR Industrial Park offers an ideal location for tenants because it’s located near three major freeways:

Interstate 17, State Route 51 and Interstate 10. The hope is easy access to freeways will result in a shorter commute attracting workers and businesses to the location. The entirety of the project is estimated to take 18-24 months to be completed. -Jesse Canales




[ MIXED USE ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Heritage Marketplace OWNER/DEVELOPERS MD Heritage, LLC GENERAL CONTRACTOR LGE DesignBuild ARCHITECT Cawley Architects SIZE 31,454 SF LOCATION 366 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, Arizona 85234 COMPLETION DATE July 2015

Heritage Marketplace The Heritage Marketplace, a mixed-use infill project, showcases an adaptation of Downtown Gilbert’s historical Heritage District to include new developments of office, retail and restaurant spaces. Located in the heart of downtown, the project connects new architecture to original works from the early 1900s by using building materials such as metals, brick and plaster that are reminiscent of the old Gilbert farming and railroad days. The three buildings total more than 31,000 square feet and were designed to create natural collisions between office users, visiting patrons and residents in an energized environment. The Town of Gilbert, its local businesses and residents made it all



possible with remarkable foresight and flexible design guidelines to support the area’s rapid growth. As of 2010, the Heritage District has quickly become an East Valley hotspot bringing positive impacts to the residential and commercial sectors. Current tenants include Zinburger, Lolo’s Chicken & Waffles, Pomo Pizzeria, Peterson’s Ice Cream and several office tenants on the second floor. “Gilbert’s Heritage District has experienced a renaissance thanks to developments like the Heritage Marketplace,” said former Mayor John Lewis. Phase II of the Heritage Marketplace construction was

completed June 2016. New tenants calling the space home include Sushi Brokers, Farm & Craft, Clever Koi, Grubstak, Even Stevens, Tuft and Needle, Brown Law Firm and Security Title Agency. They are expected to open by either the fourth quarter of 2016 or first quarter of 2017. This is the latest phase of construction at Heritage Marketplace, which consists of two buildings totaling 32,000 square feet with ground floor restaurant and retail space as well as second floor office space. The north building is an estimated 10,000 square feet, while the south building is an estimated 22,000 square feet. “This unique mixed-use infill project was designed to create walkable, street-focused retail that collides with office, generating considerable energy in downtown Gilbert,” said LGE Design Build President Dave Sellers.

[ MIXED USE ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Scottsdale Quarter Block M OWNER/DEVELOPERS WP Glimcher GENERAL CONTRACTOR IBEX Construction ARCHITECT Nelsen Partners SIZE 434,707 SF LOCATION 15059 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 COMPLETION DATE December 2015 SUBCONTRACTORS Kovach Building Enclosures

Scottsdale Quarter Block M Visionary developers, creative design professionals and a quality construction team collaboratively worked to produce a mixed-use facility that’s functional, aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient. “The development at Block M required a variety of creative and efficient architectural solutions,” said George Melara, vice president for design at Nelsen Partners. “None of which would have impact without the dedication and tireless attention to detail of the construction team.” The result is a building that functions internally and shines externally. The six-story office building offers ground floor retail space and a nearby complimentary six-story parking garage, which can be seen from Scottsdale Road and the Scottsdale Airpark. As a result, creative architectural treatments of all façades were a high priority to ensure functionality and aesthetics that

complemented the surrounding area. The parking garage’s screening integrates a public art component that greets arriving passengers at the Scottsdale Airpark while masking the garage’s true function. On the west face of the structure, a quilted pattern of angle extrusions is used as cladding to mitigate the visual impact of the garage from

the office views. The project’s office and retail building also catches the eye with a dynamic weaving of various solar shading solutions with horizontal and vertical contrasts, which helps reduce heat gain. The building was built per the International Green Construction Code and is awaiting utility rebates from APS.



[ MIXED USE ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Sprouts Farmers Market Corporate Headquarters OWNER/DEVELOPERS Sprouts Farmers Market GENERAL CONTRACTOR Layton Construction Co., Inc. ARCHITECT RSP Architects SIZE 80,000 SF LOCATION 5455 E. High St., Phoenix, Arizona 85054 COMPLETION DATE February 2015 SUBCONTRACTORS CIP Retail

Sprouts Farmers Market Corporate Headquarters Sprouts, an Arizona-based grocery store chain, moved its corporate headquarters from a non-descript location in North Phoenix to elevate awareness and education of the brand. The results are a modern, open and sustainable office space that captures the store chain’s brand, values and aesthetics. The project includes a fourlevel tenant improvement of approximately 80,000 square feet and a 1,500-square-foot small-



scale grocery store. A large, on-site commercial kitchen allows in-house chefs to create new recipes and outside food vendors to regularly visit and showcase new products to the retailer. Each floor has a theme representing the farmer to market concept of the brand. The groundfloor lobby reflects a farmhouse front porch offering a laid back and welcoming atmosphere that also connects to the Sprouts market.

Employees and visitors are constantly reminded of the Sprouts brand with farm house swings and incorporating design elements like fruit and vegetable crates, mason-jar lighting, mesh screening and gingham along with playful messaging. Whenever possible, repurposed materials and other sustainable construction techniques were used. This home-grown success story was recently listed on the NASDAQ and has aggressive growth plans for the future.



Say Olé to Club Sole, the latest addition to Sun Health Senior Living’s The Colonnade building in Surprise, Arizona. Club Sole, an upscale multipurpose single-story clubhouse for senior citizens totaling 10,000 square feet, is walking or karting distance for the 300 residents calling The Colonnade home. The building’s open corridor design will allow residents to walk from one room to another while taking in the southwestern façade, warm natural light and fresh air. The clubhouse will also include

PROJECT Club Sole OWNER/DEVELOPERS Sun Health GENERAL CONTRACTOR The Weitz Company ARCHITECT DPA Architects, Inc. features unique to The Colonnade. “Club Sole is allowing us to add a level of amenities including an

additional dining venue, additional fitness and recreation, outdoor amenities that we didn’t really have before,” said Sun Health Living Chief Operating Officer Sharon Grambow. Outdoor amenities consist of a volleyball court and pool with two resistors so residents can walk alongside it. Residents can also dine on the fresh food served at the bistro. The clubhouse patio features several areas to relax as well with shaded ramada, lounge chairs and a fireplace. -Jesse Canales

Second Street Square Residents of Old Town may start to feel like New Yorkers with the arrival of mixed-use buildings with first floor retail spaces like the Second Street Square that offers a place to shop, eat and sleep under one roof. It will occupy the lot on the southwest corner of Second Street and Scottsdale Road that was vacant for most of the last decade. The new multi-use building aims to beautify the signature urban corner with a 10,000-square-foot, three story upscale retail and multifamily development. The project consists of four luxury condominium residences on the building’s second and third floors. Each of the four high-end multifamily residential condominiums average 18,000 square feet of floor space, contain a private garage and a patio where residents can take in the sights and sounds of Old Town. In addition, the two retail suites are

SIZE 10,000 SF LOCATION Surprise START DATE May 2016 COMPLETION DATE January 2017


located on the ground floor. The building’s sleek and contemporary design looks to attract younger residents and shoppers, but don’t be surprised to see an older crowd also enjoying the entertainment and amenities Scottsdale has to offer near here. Justin Page, owner of DPA

Architects, described the site as “a special little place,” which posed some design challenges due to its small size. “The sight is very limited,” he said. “It’s almost a postage stamp so, in order to get that little bit of retail on Scottsdale Road was important.”




[ MULTIFAMILY ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Envy Residences OWNER/DEVELOPERS Deco Communities GENERAL CONTRACTOR UEB Builders ARCHITECT Daniel Gehman SIZE 109,000 SF VALUE $47M LOCATION 4422 N. 75th St., Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 START DATE April 2015 COMPLETION DATE Q1 2016 SUBCONTRACTORS Suntec Concrete

Envy Residences The Envy Residences, located in Downtown Scottsdale’s entertainment district, converts underutilized commercial property into a multifamily development promoting revitalization in the downtown area that appeals to an upper income, upwardly mobile demographic. According to Lauren Witte, Deco Communities’ brand manager, the classic image of a couple standing on the altar served as the project’s creative metaphor, using a color palette of greys, blacks, white and a vibrant gold to execute the vision. The front of the building represents the groom and the back symbolizes the bride. “On 74


75th Street, the façade is reminiscent of a formal tuxedo, with a darker body (jacket) receding behind a crisp, white element (shirt),” Witte says. “The bride side is almost entirely white and more subtle, bringing a soft elegance.” Both sides of the tower feature bright accents intended to catch the eye and bring a natural glimmer to the exterior of the building. The 109,000-square-foot condominium tower features 89 units of one- and two-bedroom residences for sale. Adding to the texture of the building are extended balconies, which double as a way to provide shade for the units’ window

walls. The second floor features several “Arizona rooms” designed as enclosed patios that provide views and an ambience of the desert at a comfortable temperature. Other amenities include a rooftop pool, 24-hour concierge and an expansive fitness center, which includes a yoga studio and on-site personal trainers. Witte says, “The development is complementary and supportive of the adjacent neighborhood uses helping to create a synergistic energy to the benefit of local businesses.” She believes the property will “promote economic revitalization.” -Matt Durack

[ MULTIFAMILY ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT San Sonoma OWNER/DEVELOPERS Mark-Taylor Kitchell GENERAL CONTRACTOR Mark-Taylor ARCHITECT Architechural Design Group SIZE 30 acres VALUE $75M LOCATION 9010 S. Priest Dr., Tempe, Arizona 85284 START DATE 2015 COMPLETION DATE February 2015

San Sonoma It is described as a next generation community resembling an amenity rich apartment experience with residences similar in size to a first home. It is intended to feel like a custom-home community. At San Sonoma, the amenities are plentiful both inside and out. Each home includes attached garages, kitchen islands, breakfast bars and finishes like plank floors, stainless steel appliances and stone countertops. Outside of the homes, the communal amenities package features a 4,500-square-foot fitness facility, spin and yoga studio, two poolside volleyball courts and a friendly clubhouse with a social lounge. In addition, residents and guests can enjoy the lush desert landscaping and verdant lawns while utilizing the outdoor living rooms, two cozy fire pits, picnic areas with barbecue grills or playground equipment for the kids. The 590-unit multifamily

development, located southwest of Warner Road and Priest Drive, provides an array of luxury amenities, a prime location near major employers and shopping at Casa Paloma. Units range in size from one, two and three-bedrooms costing between $1,100 and $2,800 per month. The largest floor plan stretches up to 1,580 square feet.



[ MULTIFAMILY ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT The Village at Aspen Place OWNER/DEVELOPERS VanTrust Real Estate GENERAL CONTRACTOR Wespac Construction, Inc. ARCHITECT NSPJ Architects SIZE 344,144 SF LOCATION 601 Piccadilly Dr., Flagstaff, Arizona 86001 START DATE July 2014 COMPLETION DATE December 2015 SUBCONTRACTORS Hardrock Concrete Placement

The Village at Aspen Place A once vacant dirt field in Flagstaff was transformed into the city’s largest multifamily and mixed-use building under a single roof. The development known as the Village at Aspen Place provides a new center of economic growth with shopping, living and dining. The Village is the centerpiece of rejuvenation at Flagstaff’s cherished Old Sawmill, located just east of Northern Arizona University. The empty field left after the mill shutdown was recently converted into a new hub of retail, restaurants and housing in the community now known as Aspen Place.



Nate Largay, spokesperson for Wespac Construction, called the Village a “jewel of the Aspen Place development, thus unifying the development’s intent and energizing the locale lifeblood.” The Village, at five stories and totaling nearly 350,000 square feet, combines luxury apartments, retail space and parking. The first floor is filled out by 30,000 square feet of retail space with potential build-outs for more high-end retail and restaurants. Above that are 226 apartment units ranging in size from less than 600 square feet to more than 1,600 square feet. Tenants can choose

between 28 different apartment styles including single story, townhome, studio and two-bedroom. The largest floor plan available features a full-size den, at least one outdoor patio, twoand-a-half bathrooms and a living room combined with a great-room style kitchen. The long list of amenities available to tenants include access to the heated outdoor swimming pool, inground hot tubs, fireplaces, barbeque grills along with secluded courtyards and gardens. Additional amenities surrounding the building offer a gym, ski and bike repair shop, wine and coffee bars, an on-site massage team, dog wash and much more. -Matt Durack

[ MULTIFAMILY-NEW TO MARKET ] Ritz-Carlton Residences


The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Paradise Valley is said to be the largest single day sales event for one development in Arizona history. At the private event for unit reservations, 89 of the 91 villas that were released were spoken for. A few days later, all 91 villas were sold for a grand total of $257 million. The project, developed by the Scottsdale-based Five Star Development, features a 200-room Ritz-Carlton resort alongside these 91 villas and 45 single-family homes. Five Star boasts the new villas as the most sophisticated resort real estate offered in Arizona. The villas feature entry foyers, floor-to-ceiling windows and a smooth transition between the indoor and outdoor spaces. While the villas differ in total square footage and layout, all floorplans were built to complement the impressive views of Paradise Valley. “The villas’ timeless, modern architecture emphasizes clean lines and a comfortable, refined setting,”

PROJECT Ritz-Carlton Residences OWNER/DEVELOPERS Five Star Development GENERAL CONTRACTOR Five Star Development ARCHITECT Mason Architects SIZE 119 acres says Jan Bracamonte, spokesperson for Five Star Development. “With the balanced use of rich woods and glass, the villas exude an inviting warmth that perfectly complements the lush, desert setting and the stunning Camelback Mountain views.” The villas, spread throughout six buildings around the resort, range from 1,500 to 4,000 square feet in size, and range in price from $1 million to just over $5 million. The RitzCarlton offers villas with up to four bedrooms, and some units have master

suites with indoor/outdoor showers and customizable master closets. While the villas are separate from the resort, residents of the villas have access to many of the resort’s services such as the concierge, housekeeping and inresidence dining. The villas also feature private amenities available to only its owners, including a junior Olympic sized pool and private walking grounds. A parking structure was put underground to conserve space and maintain the complex’s lush green character. -Matt Durack


[ NEW TO MARKET ] The Stetson


The Stetson offers the luxury, impressive dining and shopping options Scottsdale is known for as well as Arizona’s signature old west ambiance and desert views. Located off of Stetson Drive, just north of Civic Center Plaza, the new residences are right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale’s entertainment district. It puts residents a short walk away from popular entertainment nightlife spots such as El Hefe, Bottled Blonde and American Junkie. It’s also in close proximity to many of Old Town’s popular art galleries, restaurants and high-end retail shops, making it an ideal spot for those who want to live in a highly urban environment. The Stetson combines the urban setting with views of the Valley’s mountains and the desert’s sunsets, nostalgic of Scottsdale back in the day. Alliance considers the building to be the perfect home for the “urban cowboy.” In September of 2015, the Stetson

PROJECT The Stetson OWNER/DEVELOPERS Alliance Residential GENERAL CONTRACTOR Alliance Residential ARCHITECT ORB Architecture VALUE $70M officially opened the doors of the west tower, which is now 97 percent occupied. The east tower saw its grand opening in April of 2016, bringing the total number of units to 316. Store front space accompanies these residential units as well. The two buildings, each fourstories, boast a wealth of amenities, including an upscale pool, spa, fitness center, outdoor games and fireplaces and an indoor lounge. The buildings’ units contain interior amenities

such as granite countertops and custom wood cabinets. Each unit also features high-efficiency washing machines, energy-efficient lighting and low-flow plumbing fixtures, which reduce energy and water consumption rates. The West Tower of The Stetson’s two tower residences is now fullyoccupied with the newly-opened East Tower currently leasing. -Matt Durack

LOCATION 350 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 START DATE March 2014 COMPLETION DATE Q4 2015



[ OFFICE ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT DriveTime Headquarters OWNER/DEVELOPERS Liberty Johnson Trust GENERAL CONTRACTOR Wespac Construction, Inc. ARCHITECT Butler Design Group, Inc. SIZE 92,000 SF LOCATION 1720 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 START DATE December 2014 COMPLETION DATE December 2015

DriveTime Headquarters Liberty Center Building 6 in Tempe is the new home of DriveTime Automotive Group’s Corporate Headquarters after they moved from Phoenix. The two-story, 92,000-square-foot, tilt office building sits on a 6.6-acre lot of the Liberty Center development. DriveTime reports, since moving to their new headquarters in November 2015, the company added 150 employees bringing the total working



in the Tempe headquarters to 340. It expects to reach 550 employees by 2017. The new headquarters is also home to DriveTime’s sister company SilverRock and 50 of its employees. The facility was built using steel, stone and tension fabric accents. Outside is a single-level parking deck and lavish landscaping surrounding its outdoor amenities, which include barbecue grills, an amphitheater, a fire pit and a large synthetic grass

area. The patio area is a great spot for eating and even contains a spacious area for various outdoor gaming. The two-story open lobby creates a modern industrial feel accented by an open ceiling. The inside also contains raw milled-steel accents at the stairs and other key points. Like the ceiling, the offices also use an open, modern concept. The inside amenities include an amphitheater style break room, gaming areas and a small workout area. The facility is LEED Gold certified utilizing sustainable standards of practice such as low water use plants and fixtures. The Tempe building uses LED lighting, solar power, recycled content, high efficiency insulation and glass. -Jesse Canales

[ OFFICE ] Hayden Ferry Lakeside Phase III Hayden Ferry Lakeside has quickly become a hotspot for tenants seeking class A office space with a prime location and view. The final phase of the Hayden Ferry Lakeside III is already 90 percent leased and has the highest rent in the Valley. The development sits in the heart of Tempe at the corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway along the bank of Tempe Town Lake. It evokes a distinct urban presence with a signature design character of nautical origins, which ties into the unique Tempe lakefront location. The curtain wall features

wave-inspired shapes and a rich cobalt blue glass. Inside the Tower III lobby is a stratified wood feature wall and curved desk and seating elements in stone representing erosional landforms. Adding to the space is a dramatic twisting white sculpture that looks like a fossilized underwater life form. Complementing Tempe’s urban edge is a 256-foot tall LED spire along with cantilevered balconies and a digital reader board flickering with the latest news. The tower is a clean prismatic, minimalist form that rises continuously from the plaza,

surrounded by a rock water feature from which it appears to emerge. The building’s high performing glass from floor-to-ceiling provides 360-degree views of the Valley. It lets in plenty of natural light and doesn’t compromise energy efficiency. APS’s Business Solutions program awarded the project more than $75,000 in rebates for its sustainability solutions. The facility also exceeded Tempe’s two percent art requirement by showcasing beautiful artwork throughout its front lobby. The project was submitted to the USGBC for LEED Gold certification.

FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Hayden Ferry Lakeside Phase III OWNER/DEVELOPERS Parkway Properties, Inc., Ryan Companies US, Inc. GENERAL CONTRACTOR Ryan Companies US, Inc. ARCHITECT The DAVIS Experience SIZE 267,000 SF LOCATION 40 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, Arizona 85281 COMPLETION DATE September 2015



[ OFFICE ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Isagenix OWNER/DEVELOPERS Nationwide Realty Investors GENERAL CONTRACTOR Layton Construction Co., Inc. ARCHITECT Butler Design Group, Inc. SIZE 150,000 SF LOCATION 155 E. Rivulon, Gilbert, Arizona 85297 START DATE December 2014 COMPLETION DATE November 2015

Isagenix Isagenix uses products to transform people’s health habits. The company’s new International building uses sleek designs to transform the look of its headquarters inside the Rivulon business district. Isagenix International building’s unique design will remind truck fanatics of the Chevron logo and the design provides maximum exposure to the adjacent Loop 202 freeway. The elegant three story, 150,000-square-foot steel constructed office building features floor-to-floor window heights that showcase panoramic views of the San Tan Mountains. The four different types of glass, all neutral in color with a moderate yet modified level of transparency, are used to reflect the changing sky. The low-emissivity glass materials are also used to minimize both the solar heat gain to the interior of the space as well as the visual glare caused by reflected surfaces. The north-exposed lobby entrance has clear glass to connect the building’s interior lobby to the outside environment. The building’s single-user builtto-suit structure features multiple amenities such as: a large indoor and outdoor ballroom, a training center, a tenant museum with fun, nostalgic memorabilia, a visitor’s center, a spacious will-call facility and



a business leader’s lounge. The use of large format stone truly accents the vertical feature walls at both the north and south entries. It also provides the textural contrast to the clean glass lines of the east and open steel framing of the west portions of the building. The building was constructed in the pursuit of a LEED Silver

certification. The facility’s sophisticated HVAC system includes window shades on every window, to save additional energy, and LED lighting installed throughout. Desert landscape and indigenous plants were used to conserve water. An irrigation detention pond provides the irrigation water to all the landscape. -Jesse Canales

[ OFFICE ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Northern Trust Operating Center at Discovery Business Campus OWNER/DEVELOPERS Wentworth Property Company GENERAL CONTRACTOR Wespac Construction ARCHITECT The DAVIS Experience SIZE 150,000 SF VALUE $95M LOCATION Elliot Road and Loop 101, Tempe, Arizona 85283 COMPLETION DATE December 2015

Northern Trust Operating Center at Discovery Business Campus Northern Trust Regional Operations Center is the latest addition to Discovery Business campus in Tempe. The $95 million complex will include three class A office buildings, each more than 150,000 square feet, and deliver more than 1,000 high wage jobs. The building’s design reflects the “less is more” business philosophy of today’s workforce with clean lines and unencumbered detailing. Choosing glass and metal as the primary building materials represents a hightech, “forward-leaning” mentality. Also tall floor heights and floor-to-



ceiling glass line compliment the space making it more adaptable for the business’s needs. The Northern Trust Office building was also built to meet LEED Silver certification with the assumption it can achieve a 90 percent Energy Star rating and a 40 percent reduction in water use. It uses horizontal

mullions to screen the windows and high efficiency glazed, thermal window systems to reduce energy consumption. To cut back on water waste, the bathrooms are equipped with automated heat sensors. Discovery said the location was selected because of its access to a large and educated workforce.

[ OFFICE ] Rivulon Building 4 The 250-acre mixed-use masterplannedbusiness park in Gilbert known as Rivulon is part of a 20-year development plan located on Gilbert Road and the San Tan Loop 202 Highway. Building 4 at Rivulon kicks off the site’s development, which once completed will include three million square feet of class A office space, 500,000 square feet of retail and hotels. Building 4 is a multi-tenant office building standing four stories high and totaling 125,000 square feet. It’s easily visible from the 202 freeway, which is why the Butler Design Group set out to design an impressive, eye-catching structure. “The building itself is intended to portray a sense of elegance, simplicity and, most critically, quality,” says Douglas Gullo, senior architect at Butler. “All centered around allowing the building to sit timelessly within the rich landscape environment that will become the cornerstone of Rivulon.” The building was constructed on an

FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Rivulon Building 4 OWNER/DEVELOPERS Nationwide Realty Investors GENERAL CONTRACTOR Wespac Construction ARCHITECT Butler Design Group SIZE 125,000 SF LOCATION Gilbert

east-west axis to maximize the sun’s orientation and provide the most possible exposure to the freeway. A one-story high stone façade wraps around the entire building with small lights casting a soft, pleasant glow on the building’s glass exterior. At the north lobby entrance, broad window walls let in natural light and some

ambience from outside. The facility also includes zoned HVAC systems, ample parking and key card access for added tenant security. Building 4 sets the tone for the business park, which is meant to capture a cohesive flow and offer compatible spaces for a range of tenants. -Matt Durack

Block 23 Block 23 at CityScape has contributed to the recent resurgence of Downtown Phoenix and continues to do so with the addition of a threestory office portion to the property. RED Development and CBRE will team up to market and lease the new class A office space downtown. The two companies see this as an opportunity to push the progression of Downtown Phoenix even further. “The RED team has always had a strong belief in the potential of Downtown Phoenix, which can be seen in the success of CityScape,” says Jerry Roberts, executive vice president of CBRE. “We look forward to carrying over that same momentum with the Block 23 project.” CBRE hopes the new project at Block 23 will attract even more notable companies similar to the arrival of Uber and Galvanize in the last two years. The team believes more companies flocking downtown will promote the area as an appealing alternative option to other business



hubs in the Valley. The office space at Block 23 will include a 55,000 rentable squarefoot floor plate, and floor-to-ceiling windows spanning 16-feet-high.

The development will also be home to a highly anticipated Fry’s grocery store, and will also include a residential component. -Matt Durack




[ PUBLIC ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Bob and Renee Parsons Boys & Girls Club Branch OWNER/DEVELOPERS Balsz Elementary School District No. 31 GENERAL CONTRACTOR Chasse Building Team ARCHITECT ADM Group SIZE 36,833 SF LOCATION 4309 E. Belleview St., Phoenix, Arizona 85008 COMPLETION DATE May 2015

Bob and Renee Parsons Boys & Girls Club Branch The 13th Boys and Girls Club of the Metro Phoenix branch opened in May 2015 and quickly became a hit with residents and a staple in the community. It neighbors Balsz Elementary School and satisfies a blend of mixed-use occupancy by including educational services, after-school care, corporate offices and a community conference center. “It is the pride of our area, serving the needs of our community in so many ways,” says Dr. Jeff Smith, Balsz School District superintendent. “The clubhouse offers a safe, secure and supervised space for after school activities.”



The open and colorful façade of the center promotes a sense of creativity, community and collaboration between adults and children. At 14,000 square feet, the clubhouse features a computer lab, learning center, art room, kitchen, dining hall and game rooms. An 8,800-squarefoot corporate headquarters shares the site along with a 12,300-squarefoot conference center, which is shared between the club and

elementary school with available seating for 700-plus people. “Built to accommodate education space, after-school care/activities, corporate offices and conferences, this unique mixed-use project is a result of a community inspired process and is just beginning to come into its own as people discover all it has to offer,” says Brad Kuluris, vice president Advancement for Boys and Girls Club of Metro Phoenix.

[ PUBLIC ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Hohokam Stadium and Lew Wolff Training Complex Renovation OWNER/DEVELOPERS City of Mesa GENERAL CONTRACTOR W.E. O’Neil Construction ARCHITECT Gensler LOCATION 1235 N. Center St., Mesa, Arizona 85201 START DATE 2013

Hohokam Stadium and Lew Wolff Training Complex Renovation The former spring training home of the Chicago Cubs has a new team and a new look. The Oakland Athletics took over the facilities in 2015 after completing some renovations and rebranding. Hohokam Stadium, originally constructed in 1997, underwent rennovations in 2013 designed to reflect the character and identity of its new team and the Oakland Athletics’ organization. Familiar green and gold colors greet fans entering the rebranded stadium that can be seen throughout the complex. Familiar Bay Area-based food and beverage options are also available so fans can get a taste of the Bay in the desert. Construction on the stadium replaced outfield bleachers with party decks and added 7,500 seats with more comfort in addition to the grass berms surrounding the outfield that creates a 360-degree outfield experience, which can seat 2,500 fans. The new stadium also has the largest high definition scoreboard in the Cactus League measuring 12 feet by 16 feet. The grounds include the training

facility formerly known as Fitch Park, which was renamed Lew Wolff Training Complex in honor of the A’s owner. The refreshed 55,000-square-foot training facility includes 25,000 square feet of new space, renovated baseball field, batting cages and pitching mounds. In addition, expanded therapy, hydrotherapy and strength conditioning areas neighbor a new agility field and high performance athletic complex. The biggest design challenge was connecting the stadium and training facilities that are about a

COMPLETION DATE February 2015 half mile apart in order to create a cohesive fan experience. Overall the project was a commitment to sustainability and designed with preserve elements for reuse, combined with strategic upgrades in both buildings. The lighting was upgraded to enhance energy efficiency, which now produces less total watts at both buildings than the total allowed for one structure. To reduce heating and cooling costs, shading devices and material with reflective and thermal barriers were used. While crews were at it, they upgraded the pipes with new plumbing systems and low use water fixtures to decrease water consumption. Attendance has continued to rise by more than 50 percent annually and the last five-week season drew in a total of 110,059 people.



[ PUBLIC ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Pima Public Service Center OWNER/DEVELOPERS Pima County GENERAL CONTRACTOR Sundt Construction ARCHITECT AECOM SIZE 257,000 SF LOCATION 240 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, Arizona, 85701 COMPLETION DATE April 2015 SUBCONTRACTORS GLHN Architects & Engineers

Pima Public Service Center Constructing the Pima Public Service Center wasn’t easy. Those involved continuously adapted to changes in plans from the building’s design and a tricky foundation to securing tenants and funding. In the end, everything worked out and the project made history as Tucson’s largest concrete placement ever. The center fills a four-acre parcel of land in Downtown Tucson providing a centralized justice/court facility, which includes courtrooms, judges’ chambers, a sally port, detention cells, meeting rooms and courtrelated administration offices. The City of Tucson originally intended to share the facility but later backed out and chose to renovate a nearby structure instead. So the county filled the space with the offices for city officials like the treasurer, assessor, recorder and constables. Aside from securing tenants and funds for construction, setting the foundation was also a challenge because of the site’s sandy features. A compensating mat slab placed 25 feet below grade was used to support the building’s weight. Spanning over more than an acre, the five86


foot-thick slab required a total of nearly 8,000 cubic yards of concrete that necessitated two of the largest concrete placements in Tucson’s history. In fact, no single provider had enough concrete to complete the job so it was shipped in from two plants. It took two overnight operations using 70-concrete trucks, 24 laborers and foremen plus an equal number of testing agents and flagging personnel to do the job. The project earned LEED Silver Certification by including sustainable elements such as diversion for construction waste material, use of

recycled content and low-emitting materials. In total more than 73 percent of construction waste material was diverted from the landfill and more than 26 percent of the materials used on the project were recycled.




Attesa Attesa, Arizona’s new recreational motorsports complex, aims to attract fans of racing from all over the world and generate economic growth in Pinal County. “Attesa will be an optimal racing entertainment destination that will draw guests from all over the world, driving new jobs and contributing taxes to local economies,” says Dan Erickson, principal of Danrick Builders. “Our model is incomparable to any other development in the United States.” The 2,360-acre site will be located near Interstates 8 and 10 highways, roughly six miles southwest of Downtown Casa Grande. In close proximity to the test tracks of Nissan and Volkswagen, Attesa will add to the area’s automotive culture. It will feature two separate 2.8mile road courses and a karting

track, all designed by London-based engineering firm Apex Circuit Design. A broad range of cars will be eligible to race at Attesa, including major sports car, stock car and IndyCar. In addition to the racetracks, the Attesa community will boast a number of other amenities. The site will feature a driver experience center, a multi-surface racing and

event area and a private club. There will also be a private airport with a 6,000-foot runway to enable out of town patrons’ easy entry to the facility. The site will also be used for residential and commercial purposes. “We’ll combine speed, luxury experiences and motorsports opportunities for individuals from all walks of life,” adds Erickson.



FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Arizona Cardinals Training Facility Addition OWNER/DEVELOPERS Arizona Cardinals Football Club LLC GENERAL CONTRACTOR Hunt Construction Group ARCHITECT SmithGroupJJR SIZE 15,000 SF LOCATION 8701 S. Hardy Dr., Tempe, Arizona 85284 COMPLETION DATE July 2015 SUBCONTRACTORS TLCP Structural Lloyd Consulting Group



Arizona Cardinals Training Facility Addition The Arizona Cardinals decided it was time to upgrade the old training facility in Tempe, which was originally built in 1990 back when the team was known as the Phoenix Cardinals. In those days the complex was considered innovative and state-ofthe-art but since then the bar has been raised. With the team’s new addition to its training facility in Tempe, the Arizona Cardinals remain at the cutting edge of innovation in training and rehab treatment. The upgrade, overseen by SmithGroupJJR, features several impressive amenities for players and coaches like a full-service cafeteria, which coaches hope will encourage players to eat together and build more camaraderie. The hydrotherapy area now features a cold tub that can fit up to 12 players at once and a rehab pool complete with a treadmill. In addition, the weight room’s size was increased along with the size of the locker room’s lockers, and more rooms were added for personnel meetings and player recovery. “The amenities upgrade will soon

boost [the Cardinals’] ‘protect the nest’ brand and exemplify the trends in training and treatment methods,” says John Tran, design principal at SmithGroupJJR. “The team’s colors, historic narratives and football attributes are featured pervasively in the facility.”

Soon after construction was completed, the facilities were utilized by both teams participating in Super Bowl XLIX throughout the week leading up to the big game at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. -Matt Durack



Nexus Nexus at the ASU Research Park was a collaborative redevelopment project that transformed an outdated and functionally inadequate research and development building into the modern facility today making it much more appealing to potential tenants. Challenges faced by ViaWest and PHArchitecture in revitalizing the building stemmed from poor parking availability, extremely low ceiling heights on the second floor and a lack of renewing leasers. “Due to these issues, the property received very little buyer interest,” says Jennifer Dumphy, spokesperson for PHArchitecture. “However, ViaWest saw opportunity where others saw problems.” The team addressed the parking issue by demolishing roughly 60 percent of the surface parking lot, which included the warehouse, loading docks and sport courts. This improved the available parking and left room for updates to the site’s exterior. Other improvements included large steel canopies at each main entry of the building to add depth, exterior shade and a modern look. Additionally, the landscape around the complex was completely modernized and features new pedestrian walkways. The updates

to the exterior create a better flow of pedestrian and vehicle traffic without eliminating any of the connections to the complex’s lakefront. Inside, the building’s interior was completely demolished in order to create a modern two-story lobby at the building’s entrance. The team also pursued a more open and contemporary style of ceiling for the second floor, and added a large amount of exterior glass for views

of the surrounding park and lake. The appeal and marketability of the building has increased greatly since the project, according to Dumphy. The ground lease was extended from 27 years to 89 years. Already, half the building is being leased at 30 percent higher than was forecasted and the remaining half has generated notable interest from potential tenants.

SUBCONTRACTORS Erickson & Meeks Engineering G.K. Flanagan PK Associates Mechanical Designs, Inc. Hawkins Design Group, Inc. S.E. Design, Inc. Mechanical Products SW, Inc. Midstate Mechanical, Inc. Sun Tech Glass Metro Steel Services Exact Steel

-Matt Durack





FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT The Scheduling Institute OWNER/DEVELOPERS The Scheduling Institute GENERAL CONTRACTOR LGE Design Build ARCHITECT PHArchitecture SIZE 23,000 SF LOCATION 245 E. Jackson St., Phoenix, Arizona 85004 COMPLETION DATE February 2015 SUBCONTRACTORS Hunter Engineering T.J. McQueen & Associates Caruso Turley Scott Mechanical Designs, Inc. Tony Woo Engineering, Inc. Iconic Design Studio Quality Block Company, Inc. Phoenix Brick Yard Denny Clark Masonry & Concrete Desert Ridge Glass, Inc. New Millenium



The Scheduling Institute Once a distribution warehouse for fruits and vegetables, the newly renovated building now serves as the training center for the Scheduling Institute. The building, located in the warehouse district downtown on Third Street and Jackson Street, was left vacant after previously serving as the distribution warehouse and later a restaurant. Now the Georgiabased Scheduling Institute utilizes the space as a dental practice training facility. It is one of several projects participating in the City of Phoenix Adaptive Re-Use Program, which renovates older buildings for new business uses. PHArchitecture needed to demolish some existing property features to make way for needed additions. The exterior patio, security piers and iron fencing were gutted for an add-on of roughly 7,000 square feet to make way for the large training rooms, cafeteria and administration area. An added bonus is a more visually attractive entry from Jackson Street. The team also demolished several interior walls to create openings for overhead garage doors. All the renovation designs were

carefully crafted to blend the design of the new addition with the existing building’s red clay brick to maintain its original character, says PHArchitecture spokesperson Jennifer Dumphy. “Through a clear and concise commitment to the use of masonry for both the exterior and massing walls, utilizing the existing clay brick, the renovation enabled this historic building to retain its positive character,” Dumphy says. “Although the architectural masonry and steel detailing added to the construction cost, the design successfully created a harmonious connection between the new and existing.”

The newly renovated building also doubles as a location for corporate events and weddings in addition to serving as the training center for the Scheduling Institute. -Matt Durack

Display Solutions Group provides customized brand enhancement through the design and turnkey product management of business identity items such as signs and graphics. Offerings include large format printing for commercial and corporate interiors and illuminated exterior signage. We serve the Phoenix Metro area and surrounding cities as well as Tucson.



[ RETAIL ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale OWNER/DEVELOPERS YAM Holdings GENERAL CONTRACTOR hardison/downey construction, inc. ARCHITECT K/G Architects SIZE 150,000 SF LOCATION 15656 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 COMPLETION DATE September 2015

Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale is home to the biggest Harley dealership in the world. The two-story dealership is more than a place to find the latest and greatest Harleys and motorcycle products. It boasts a wealth of interior and exterior amenities and features. “This project represents a true destination for bike lovers,” says Lisa Buelna, spokesperson for hardison/downey construction. The bottom floor contains the showroom with displays for bikes and apparel as well as a kitchen, sound room, customization booth and service department. Up on the second floor, motorcycle enthusiasts can play in the retro arcade or get new ink at the Club Tattoo parlor. Riders can also stop in for a drink at the



dealership’s bar known as the Hog Lounge or even get hitched in the inhouse wedding chapel. In addition to the two publicaccessible floors is 70,000 square feet of underground space for bike inventory and employee amenities. Outside are even more surprises not found at a traditional motorcycle dealership, like an outdoor barbeque area, large stage venue and memorial brick walking path. Buelna adds the dealership has hopes to be a national attraction. “This new dealership is a destination not only

for local Harley riders, but for bikers from all over the country,” she says. “These visitors will be a boon to retail and services in North Scottsdale.” The new Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale will also be home to special events and the Valley’s charitable rides like “Bikers for Boobies” in October for breast cancer awareness. It is the proud sponsor of Arizona Bike Week, a national event attracting riders from all over with proceeds going to charitable groups in Arizona. -Matt Durack

[ RETAIL ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Ocotillo Village Health Club and Spa OWNER/DEVELOPERS Village Health Clubs/ DMB Associates, Inc. GENERAL CONTRACTOR Sundt Construction ARCHITECT Butler Design Group SIZE 82,000 SF LOCATION 4200 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler, Arizona 85248

Ocotillo Village Health Club and Spa The location of the new Village Health Club and Spa was both a benefit and a challenge, as far as construction was concerned. The building’s location at Alma School Road and just south of Ocotillo Road presented a unique obstacle because it sits just 15 feet from the bank of a man-made lake. the construction team was pushed to find creative design and building techniques in order to construct the building safely in such a tight squeeze. Britni Dutz, spokesperson for Sundt, mentioned one example was how the team had to coordinate the size of the panels with the space available to maneuver them around the lake and building. “The team-driven adjustment provided a solution that allowed the project to meet the necessary expectations associated with the facility’s architectural elevation against the lake, without jeopardizing safety or the construction schedule,” Dutz says. The project’s innovative design uses two different roof systems. The first is a more cost-effective single-ply roof, well concealed by the building’s concrete panels. The second system is a more eyecatching sloped metal roof, which Dutz says allows the building to

pop against the Chandler skyline. Sundt also utilized a lot of lively colors and natural building materials to match the health club’s brand of a friendly and social gym environment. The proximity of the building to the lake inspired the aquatic themed artwork throughout the interior of the facility. The Ocotillo building is the fourth location of DMB’s Village Health Club and Spa, and has already significantly impacted the community in a positive way. The health club is expected to create 220 jobs, and the renovation to the building and surrounding area led to an upgrade to the adjacent intersection. “Because the clients were

present throughout the design and construction process, the members’ reactions were the true test for the team,” Dutz says. “Members were very impressed and proud to be a part of such an upscale facility. This being a very family oriented facility, the wide-eyed reactions of the kids was even more fun to watch, as they explored from top to bottom.”

COMPLETION DATE April 2015 SUBCONTRACTORS Deutsch Architecture Group

-Matt Durack



[ RETAIL ] FACTS & FIGURES PROJECT Scottsdale Fashion Square OWNER/DEVELOPERS Macerich GENERAL CONTRACTOR Kitchell ARCHITECT Nelsen Partners SIZE 143,000 SF LOCATION Scottsdale and Camelback Roads, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 COMPLETION DATE July 2015

Scottsdale Fashion Square Already the largest mall in Arizona, Scottsdale Fashion Square’s new addition to its northeast side gives the mall an entirely new liveliness. The expansion of the popular Old Town mall adds 143,000 square feet of space to the building, bringing the total to more than 2,000,000 square



feet. The addition was done on the northeast side of the mall adjacent to Scottsdale Road and just north of Camelback Road. Formerly a large parking garage, the site now houses retail such as Dick’s Sporting Goods as well as a new movie theater. The new cinema, Camelview 14,

opened in December of last year. It replaced the mall’s old Fashion Square 7 theater as well as the nearby Camelview 5. The new theater features memorabilia to resemble the original Camelview including mushroom-shaped lights in the lobby similar to the ones on the patio of the old theater. The entire project was overseen by Kitchell, who built the original Scottsdale Fashion Square building shell in 1961 and has been onsite through many of the mall’s other expansions. Karen Strauss, senior editor at Kitchell, says the company succeeded in performing the renovations without disrupting the experience of the mall’s shoppers. “This is very familiar territory for Kitchell,” says Strauss, adding that the company has been onsite with 10 of the mall’s expansions already. “With each addition and change, Kitchell is highly adept at working within a very active facility and ensuring the surrounding neighborhood is not impacted by construction activity.” -Matt Durack

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This year’s issue of “People and Projects to Known in Commercial Real Estate” looks at some of the most noteworthy projects, deals and the p...

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This year’s issue of “People and Projects to Known in Commercial Real Estate” looks at some of the most noteworthy projects, deals and the p...