Optima bringing distinctive architectural vision, next evolution of luxury urban living, design to Optima Kierland

Optima is introducing its next evolution of sophisticated urban living and design with the announcement of Optima Kierland, a new community featuring Optima’s award-winning architectural vision and high-rise luxury living, now being constructed at Kierland in North Scottsdale. Optima Kierland, situated on 9.5 acres at Scottsdale Road and Kierland Boulevard, showcases signature Optima architecture design…

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Harvard and Lincoln Buy, Build to Assemble 425,000 SF Waypoint Campus

With the just-closed, $34.34 million office acquisition of Riverview Point, Harvard Investments and Lincoln Property Company (LPC) will combine new construction with existing buildings to establish a 425,861-square-foot, Class A office campus at the borders of Tempe, Scottsdale and Mesa, Ariz. The new development, branded collectively as Waypoint, will combine Harvard and LPC’s recently delivered…

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FIDENT CAPITAL EXPANDS TEAM WITH NEW ANALYST

Fident Capital, a local boutique real estate investment bank, is expanding its team with the recent addition of Analyst Blake Schoenberg. With a diverse real estate development background and a strong academic foundation, Schoenberg joins Fident Capital supporting all production activities. Over his career, he has evaluated various site locations, potential acquisition targets, and due…

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Hensley & Co. Pre-leases ±112,669-Sq.-Ft. of New Spec Product at Santa Fe Logistics Center in Phoenix

CBRE has announced that Hensley Beverage Company has pre-leased ±112,669 square feet of new speculative product at Sante Fe Logistics Center. The building, which is located at 4450 N. 45th Ave. in Phoenix, will total ±367,963 square feet upon completion. Pat Feeney, Danny Calihan and Rusty Kennedy with CBRE’s Phoenix office negotiated the long-term lease…

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Prologis Takes Downtown Phoenix Industrial Buildings For $14.5M

Prologis, the global leader of industrial real estate has acquired three industrial buildings totalling approximately 334,000 SF in Downtown Phoenix at 1630, 1710 and 1720 E. Grant St. for $14,500,000. Stein Koss and Tom Louer, Principals with Lee & Associates’ Koss | Louer Team, brokered the transaction between the publicly-traded REIT Prologis and the seller,…

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Hunt Companies Completes Acquisition of Forest City Military Housing Assets with Long-Term Contracts

Hunt Companies, Inc. (Hunt) has closed on its transaction with Forest City Enterprises to acquire Forest City’s privatized military housing business unit, Forest City Military Communities (FCMC). The acquisition includes FCMC’s entire portfolio of privatized military housing assets, including the associated equity interests and service contracts. With this acquisition, Hunt will add approximately 15,000 privatized…

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Ryley Carlock & Applewhite Welcomes Lorena Van Assche to the Firm

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite is pleased to announce that Lorena C. Van Assche has joined the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. As a litigator, Van Assche aggressively protects and advances her clients’ interests. She helps business leaders confront and resolve a wide variety of disputes in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts. Her clients include financial institutions,…

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Sun State Builders Announces the Completion of Tiempo Development’s International Headquarters in Tempe, Ariz.

Sun State Builders is very proud to announce the completion of the 3,245 SF Tenant Improvement of Tiempo Development’s International Headquarters in the Papago Reserve Building in Tempe, Ariz. The new offices boast a modern design that features bold colors, a powerful high speed Cat 6 IT infrastructure, and a 9ft. window wall system throughout…

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LearnVest Expands its Presence at SkySong Campus

LearnVest, an award-winning financial planning company that provides fee-based financial advisory services, is yet another company expanding its presence at SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. The company, which chose SkySong in 2014 as its first satellite location outside of its New York headquarters, is occupying a larger space in the SkySong 2 building, expanding…

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Brokers with Colliers International in Greater Phoenix Honored for Ranking in the Top 10 Percent of Performers in the Americas for 2015

At its annual awards banquet, leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CIGI, TSX:CIG) recognized eight brokers in the Greater Phoenix region as being among the company’s top performers for 2015 across the United States, Canada and Latin America. These professionals were honored in Washington, D.C., during Colliers International’s largest annual…

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PHX East Valley Fueling Arizona’s Economic Growth in 2016

Known for its pro-business climate, high quality of life, diversified economy with a skilled workforce, robust infrastructure and public-private collaboration, the PHX East Valley region continues to experience significant growth fueled by emerging local business and national corporate relocations.   Comprised of the cities of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Apache Junction and Queen Creek, the…

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Velocity Retail Group Negotiates 10th Arizona Location for La-Z-Boy of Arizona

Velocity’s Darren Pitts and Bob Crum of Ross Brown Partners represented La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries of Arizona, in the purchase of a 1.65 acre parcel at 5584 E. State Route 69, Prescott Valley, Ariz. Located in the Crossroads Shopping Center in Prescott Valley, this will be the furniture retailer’s newest location in Northern Arizona. The seller…

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SmithGroupJJR Elevates Michael Krager to Principal at Phoenix office

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, has elevated Michael Krager, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP to principal at the firm’s Phoenix office. Krager earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies and Bachelor of Architecture from North Dakota State University, Fargo. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects,…

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Velocity Retail Group Promotes Michael Clark to Senior Vice President

Velocity Retail Group, LLC is pleased to announce that Michael Clark has been promoted to Senior Vice President.  With nearly 18 years of experience working with prominent national clients, Michael has built an impressive track record negotiating transactions for investment properties while also representing landlord’s and tenant’s. Over the past decade Clark has worked with…

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