Phoenix Sets Strong Pace in Data Center Market

by Mike Hunter

According to the new U.S. Data Center Trends Report released by CBRE this past September, tight supply in major U.S. data center markets, including Silicon Valley, has led occupiers to expand into Phoenix. We now have record levels of data center construction underway — 61.4 megawatts (MW) currently under construction, with more than 120 MW… [More]

Chandler Corporate Center Completed

by Mike Hunter

VanTrust Real Estate’s recently completed Chandler Corporate Center is a 117,000-square-foot office that can support more than 700 jobs. Located at 350 N. McClintock Drive, the building is adjacent to Chandler Fashion Square, and is easily accessible from the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway and the Loop 101 Agua Fria Freeway. Developed by VanTrust on… [More]

Optima Kierland Offers Customizable Condos

by Mike Hunter

With expected completion in 2020, Optima Kierland broke ground this summer on the second tower of its condominium homes, across from Scottsdale Quarter. Floorplans in the 12-story tower range from approximately 776 to 2,704 square feet, and customization is available floor-to-floor and wall-to-wall; uniquely, residences can be combined both vertically and horizontally. New amenities include… [More]

Tempe to Gain a Canopy by Hilton

by Mike Hunter

Driftwood Acquisitions & Development broke ground in September on Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown University Area, located in the heart of Tempe across from Arizona State University. The 14-floor, 198-room hotel — a lifestyle brand that embraces its locale to provide guests with authentic and unique local experiences — is slated to open by January… [More]

Riding the Pine: How to Manage Rising Construction Material Costs

by Chris Hundelt

Commercial building is at a high point in Phoenix, and it has never been more exciting or challenging to be in the industry. Federally imposed tariffs — some as high as 25 percent — are making waves in commercial real estate, but it is just one of many contributing factors to the rise in construction… [More]

Innovative Design Concept for Deer Valley Industrial Park

by Mike Hunter

TTR Industrial Park, a 12-acre project east of the Deer Valley Airport, is being designed with all metal buildings that have an emphasis on contemporary architectural design. The design vocabulary focuses on the clean and crisp architectural surface and qualities of metal buildings that maintain their allegiance to several benefits over other construction methods, namely… [More]

Consumer Cellular’s Big Box Move Illustrates Trend

by RaeAnne Marsh

The Great Recession of 2008 left a massive overhang of big-box retail buildings exceeding 6 million square feet Valley-wide, reports Ray Cashen of Cashen Realty Advisors. Health clubs, schools, mini storage, offices and healthcare uses have filled many of the big-box vacancies, and, he observes, as the retail market recovers against competition from online retailers… [More]

Industrial Spec

by Mike Hunter

Industrial demand remains high following a record 2017, with the Sky Harbor and Southeast Valley submarkets experiencing most of the activity since the last downturn, but demand is outpacing the current supply, spurring the adaptive reuse and modernization of existing buildings to keep up with growing demands and evolving tenant needs and to optimize the… [More]

40 Years of Change – Where the Multihousing Industry Is Headed in the Valley 

by R. Chapin Bell

Starting out as a necessary form of housing in the Valley, the multihousing industry has evolved to be a go-to choice for residents, which has helped keep the health of this industry strong. There has always been demand for apartments, but demand has risen as a result of demographic changes and as the renters of… [More]

Building Office in Perimeter Center, Scottsdale 

by Mike Hunter

A local partnership known as DBM Ventures has purchased 2.79 acres at 8399 E. Hartford Dr., within Perimeter Center in the dynamic Scottsdale Airpark submarket, with plans to develop a $9-million, 32,054-square-foot office building. Construction is slated to begin at the end of this year with occupancy scheduled for summer 2019. LGE Design Build will… [More]