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complex commercial projects such as hospital operating rooms and bio-tech facilities would be important to the success of Alta Vista Communities. Using Technology to Speed Process

Brav said plans are digitized for simultaneous distribution, project managers work with Smart Phones, iPads, and laptops, and data is stored in the Cloud so that projects move smoothly to completion in record time. Communication is first and foremost throughout the process, which is supported by a solid, structured administration. Production savings are re-invested in the home features that make the AVILLA product so appealing to residents. AVILLA home sites and surround-

ing areas are landscaped with native vegetation, with an emphasis on color throughout the year. The homes’ initial exteriors were built in classic Territorial style, blending easily into their surroundings. Newer communities are being designed with desert contemporary exteriors, as part of a continuing effort to evolve the product. Each rental neighborhood has a community swimming pool, hot tub and ramada. Residents have covered parking and the option of garage rental. The detached homes have private, gated backyards and clerestory windows atop traditional windows, similar to those in custom homes. The kitchen countertops, breakfast bars and bathroom vanities are granite, energy-effi-

cient appliances are stainless steel and full-size washers and dryers are front loading. Ceilings in all the homes are 10 feet throughout. The first Tucson-area locations to be completed are near Orange Grove Road and La Cholla Blvd., River Road west of Oracle Road, Thornydale and Ina Roads, Sabino Canyon Road near River Road, and Tanque Verde Road at Wrightstown Road. “They rent fast as we can construct them,” Karber said. The developer said he still remembers how he felt as a young man moving out of his parents’ home and into his first apartment: “That apartment was my palace.” And Karber knows that what the AVILLA consumer wants most is “that same feeling in their home.”


We listened carefully and found there was a growing desire to have a detached luxury rental. –

Roger Karber, Real Estate Developer

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