COVID Inspired Change in Home Design

by Todd Sumney

Companies, real estate agents and entire industries are adapting quickly to match homebuyers’ needs and desires that are radically different from what they were just a year ago . . . Consumers and businesses alike have been forced to adapt and change how they live and work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some would say that most of this evolution and change has taken place in … [More]

Adaptive Reuse of Historic Potato Barn in Gilbert

by Mike Hunter

Construction on the renovation and expansion of the iconic Old Potato Barn in Gilbert is set to begin the second week of this month, as a fourth-generation, Mesa-based family business moves forward with its plans to breathe new life into the 54-year-old barn that once housed the area’s potato supply. Completion is expected in summer 2021. The City of Gilbert approved plans … [More]

$1.5B Global Logistics Park in Glendale

by Mike Hunter

Camelback 303 is a $1.5 billion global logistics park being developed in Glendale, Arizona, in a joint venture by Merit Partners, First Industrial Realty Trust Inc. and Diamond Realty Investments. At completion, the park will accommodate approximately 9–10 million square feet of Class A industrial distribution and manufacturing space, making it the largest freeway-fronting … [More]

Boutique Vision for Copper Square Hi-Rise

by Mike Hunter

Leading real estate investor ScanlanKemperBard and capital partner Black Salmon have kicked off the final phase of renovations at 101 North, the second-tallest high-rise in downtown Phoenix. The upgrades, which encompass all of the building’s ground-floor indoor and outdoor spaces, complete a multi-year transformation of the trophy asset into a boutique environment unique to … [More]

Office Condos Serve Pent-Up Demand for Medical

by Mike Hunter

Auviana Medical Complex, a six-building state-of-the-art modern medical and professional office condominium development, was recently completed at 14725-14765 W. Mountain View Blvd. in Surprise. “Auviana is a perfect case study that demonstrates the pent-up demand for medical office space in the West Valley,” says Philip Wurth, CCIM, with Colliers International in Arizona. “We … [More]

Sundt Completes Two Health Clinics 

by Mike Hunter

Sundt Construction, Inc. recently completed work on the Valleywise Health North and South Metro Ambulatory clinics in Phoenix, located at 19th and Northern avenues and 35th and Southern avenues, respectively. Each is a single-story, 26,000-square-foot building on a three-acre site. The design is highlighted by multiple structural elements, allowing natural light to penetrate … [More]

Phoenix High in Strong Data Center Market

by Mike Hunter

According to JLL’s recently released Data Center Outlook report, Phoenix ranks as a top location among all U.S. markets, performing second in the nation for year-over-year absorption in one of real estate’s strongest sectors. The report notes that companies were migrating to the public cloud before the pandemic, but this trend accelerated in the first half of the year due to … [More]

Alamar to Provide Workforce, Revenue for Avondale’s Growing Economy

by John Bradley

With a strong focus on economic growth and smart city planning, Avondale has fast become a top destination for new development. And this month, the city welcomes a valuable addition to its economic engine with the grand opening of Alamar, a 3,695-home, 1,127-acre master-planned community near the proposed Arizona State Route 30. This innovative community is the result of years … [More]

Major Project at the Confluence of Tempe, Scottsdale and Mesa

by Mike Hunter

With delivery on track for next month, Union Building One is the first of four four-story to eight-story Class A office buildings planned at the confluence of Tempe, Scottsdale and Mesa. When complete, the project will bring a new, 1.35 million-square-foot corporate hub to the heart of Mesa Riverview. Union Building One will total 238,348 square feet in four stories, with an … [More]

Block 23 Grabs Major HQ Commitment

by Mike Hunter

Marking one of the largest metro Phoenix leases to sign since the onset of the COVID pandemic, office experts from the Phoenix office of JLL have completed a 30,000-square-foot downtown Phoenix office lease for CVO Holding Company LLC, an industry-leading transportation technology provider. CVO will relocate and expand its corporate headquarters from its existing downtown … [More]