CHANDLER, ARIZONA (December 5, 2018) – Arrowhead Builders, a Native American-owned general contractor, recently broke ground in Scottsdale on the 43-acre Sierra Bloom Wellness Campus with plans next year to break ground on a 119-room Holiday Inn.
Sierra Bloom Wellness Campus will be built on Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community land at the Loop 101 and 90th Street in North Scottsdale. The project comprises two phases of full site development. Groundbreaking in late October included $5 million in infrastructure for grading, roadways, streets, utilities, sewer, landscape, and signage.
The campus will feature a wide range of medical uses including behavioral health, assisted living/memory care, and multi-tenant medical office and retail.
Attending the groundbreaking from Arrowhead Builders (front to back) are Kari McCormick, Vice President of Client Relations; Julie White, Project Business Administrator; Lamoni Yazzie, Western Regional Manager; David Marcum, Project Manager; and Dana Jimerson, Superintendent.
“Having been a council member or president of the community for the past six years, the best part of development is that it allows the landowners to elevate their quality of life and to provide a much-needed service not only to the community but to neighbors as well,” said SRPMIC President Delbert W. Ray Sr. “I want to thank everyone who had a hand in this. It’s been a long time coming. Welcome to the Salt River; we really look forward to the grand opening.”
A prominent element of the mixed-use master plan, to be developed by the Monaco Group, LLC, will be a 78,577 SF, 119-key Holiday Inn scheduled to break ground in 1Q 2019 and open in 1Q 2020. The design of the hotel, 9090 E. Horseshoe Rd., Scottsdale, will include cultural themes and designs consistent with community’s traditions and heritage.
Arrowhead Builders recently opened its office in Chandler on the Gila River Indian Community’s land. Arrowhead Builders features a growing staff, more than 50 percent of which is Native American. Its focus includes gaming, hospitality, healthcare, education, cultural/community projects, and multifamily housing.
“We are working with the Monaco Group to provide a unique approach to project delivery and integrated design by providing oversight of not only the construction and interiors but providing a full turn-key solution management of all the FFE and OSE for the client,” said Kari McCormick, Vice President of Client Relations for Arrowhead Builders.
“I also have a unique tie to this project,” McCormick added. “My mother was an educator in the community. For us to get our first ‘larger’ project is really a full-circle experience for me.”
The owner’s representative is John Schoenauer of JS Development Services. The development representatives are Chuck Kennedy of Grosvenor Holdings and Ricky Lyons of Champion RD. Architect of record for the Holiday Inn will be Tony Tang & Eric Lai Architects.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (November 28, 2018) – NAI Horizon Associate Matt Harper, CCIM, represented the buyer in the $4.7 million acquisition of a freestanding, four-tenant retail pad in Glendale, Arizona.
Harper represented AXG COM 1, LLC, of Peoria, Arizona, in its purchase of the 11,878-square-foot property at 8280 W. Union Hills in Glendale.
“This is a great asset for my client to add to their growing portfolio,” Harper said. “Its location is in one of the fastest growing submarkets of the West Valley. Glendale is experiencing a surge in workforce and new residents and this asset will benefit from the growth.”
The building, constructed in 2004, sits on 1.98 acres at Union Hills Square, a much sought-after, multi-tenant retail strip center located off the Loop 101 and Union Hills Road. More than 41,000 cars daily frequent the entrance to the shopping center.
Union Hills Square is anchored by Arrowhead Grill, a popular and award-winning restaurant in the West Valley. Other tenants include Picazzo’s Organic Italian Kitchen, Allstate Insurance, and Bujor Granite. Within close proximity is a 196,000 SF power center with national tenants including Walmart, LA Fitness, and Sam’s Club.
The seller, CC Fund 1 Union Hills North, LLC of Northbrook, Illinois, was represented by Andrew Harrison of Orion Investment Real Estate.
PHOENIX, ARIZ. (Nov. 27, 2018) – The Arizona Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Association, elected officers and board members for 2019 at its November 6 board meeting.
The 2019 Executive Committee of NAIOP Arizona is Molly Carson, Chairman, Ryan Companies US, Inc.; Jim Wentworth Jr., Vice Chairman, Wentworth Property Company, LLC; Cathy Thuringer, Treasurer, The Trammell Crow Company; Rusty Kennedy, Programs Chair, CBRE; Danny Swancey, Secretary, ViaWest Group; Andrew Cheney, Immediate Past Chairman, Lee & Associates Arizona; and Larry Pobuda, Immediate Past Chairman once removed, The Opus Group.
New 2019 Board Members are CJ Osbrink, Newmark Knight Frank; Danielle Feroleto, Small Giants; and Cooper Fratt, CBRE, representing the Developing Leaders. Returning members of the Board of Directors include Phil Breidenbach, Colliers International; Bryon Carney, Cushman & Wakefield; Keith Earnest, VanTrust Real Estate LLC; Jeff Foster, Prologis; Tom Jarvis, Willmeng Construction; John Orsak, Lincoln Property Company; Darren Pitts, Velocity Retail Group; and Candace Rosauro, Jokake Construction.
“On behalf of the board of directors, I would express our gratitude to outgoing board members Chuck Vogel, Bob Hubbard and Jenna Borcherding for their outstanding service to our organization and to the industry at large,” said 2019 Chairman Molly Carson. “I would also like to welcome our new and returning board members. At NAIOP Arizona, we are looking forward to another strong year for commercial real estate in 2019.”
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (November 27, 2018) – Long-term leases for three restaurants, a fitness gym, and a barber shop highlight recent deals closed by NAI Horizon professionals. The NAI Horizon retail properties team of Senior Vice Presidents Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega, and Associate Patrick Anthon negotiated the five transactions.
Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon represented the tenant, Planet Fitness, in a 132-month retail lease for 15,750 SF at 7620 W. Lower Buckeye Rd., Phoenix, AZ. Tim Westfall with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank represented the landlord, HH-Estrella, LLC.
Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon represented the tenant, Firehouse Subs, in a 120-month retail lease for 1,800 SF at 5122 N. Dysart Rd., Litchfield Park, AZ. Robert Deaton with Deaton Realty Services represented the landlord, 545657, Inc.
Matt Harper represented the landlord, Hope Thunderbird Investments, LLC, in a 120-month retail lease for 2,000 SF at 5149-5151 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale, AZ. Chuck Gibson with SRS represented the tenant, Walgreen Arizona Drug Co.
Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon represented the tenant, Tacos Tijuana, in a 60-month retail lease for 1,500 SF at 1754 S. Greenfield Rd., Mesa, AZ. Larry Brown with Diversified Partners represented the landlord, Alpha IV Partners, LLC.
Tyler Smith represented the landlord, Sun Grove Medical, LLC, in a 64-month medical office lease for 1,798 SF at 20542 N. Lake Pleasant Rd., Peoria, AZ. Kevin Harper with Arizona Healthcare Realty represented the tenant, Karibu Family Care, PLLC.
Matt Harper represented the landlord, LASA Realty, LLC, in a 60-month retail lease for 100 SF at 7448 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ. Denise Myers with JLL represented the tenant, Bank of America, National Association.
Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon represented the landlord, Anthony Leparulo Separate Property Trust, in a 60-month retail lease for 1,028 SF at 780 W. Elliot Rd., Tempe, AZ. Chassity Andrews with Realty One Group represented the tenant, The Cut Barbershop, LLC.
Matt Harper represented the tenant, Tao Fellowship, in a 36-month retail lease for 1,470 SF at 1840 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ. Matthew Ault with Kidder Mathews represented the landlord, GCCFC 2006-GG7 West Chandler Boulevard, LLC.
Matt Harper represented the landlord, Sayan 26 Investment Group, LLC, in a 12 mo. retail lease for 6,960 SF at 4323 W. Cactus Road, Glendale, AZ.
Matt Harper represented both the landlord, Elmo Tari Trust, and the tenant, Stepping Stone Adult Development Center, LLC, in a 27-month retail lease for 4,277 SF at 12235 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ.
Jeff Adams represented the landlord, Goodsell Properties, LLC, in a 38-month office lease for 888 SF at 2033 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ. Matt Bustamante with Realty One Group represented the tenant, 1st Insurance Group.
Matt Harper represented the landlord, Hillcrest Plaza, LLC, in a 62-month retail lease for 940 SF at 1241 E. Broadway Rd., Mesa, AZ.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (November 26, 2018) – NAI Horizon negotiated a long-term lease on behalf of the landlord for tire sales and service retailer Tire Works at Queen Creek Fiesta in Queen Creek, Arizona.
The NAI Horizon retail properties team of Senior Vice Presidents Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega, and Associate Patrick Anthon represented the landlord, Queen Creek Fiesta, LLC of Scottsdale, Arizona, in the transaction totaling $2.9 million.
“This was a great company to work with,” Gerow said. “This location is between AAMCO and Brake Masters and should be a top-performing store for many years.”
Tire Works will occupy a 5,400 SF pad at Queen Creek Fiesta, 21545 S. Ellsworth Loop Rd., in Queen Creek. Queen Creek Fiesta is anchored by a Planet Fitness. Other tenants scheduled to open include Five Guys, Hand and Stone, and ATI Physical Therapy.
The tenant, GB Auto Services, Inc., of Tucson, Arizona, was represented by Courtney Auther and Cameron Warren of Phoenix Commercial Advisors.
PHOENIX, ARIZ. (November 13, 2018) – AZCREW, the leading organization for senior-level executive women in the Metro Phoenix commercial real estate field, has been selected as the YWCA’s 2019 Tribute to Leadership Women’s Empowerment Corporate honoree.
The YWCA Tribute to Leadership event recognizes individuals and corporations that have generously given their time and talents to the community. Being chosen is a highly prestigious honor as the organizations chosen as corporate honorees exemplify the very best qualities in an organization: honesty, collaboration, ambition, empowerment, a commitment to diversity and inclusion and volunteerism.
AZCREW partnered with the YWCA in 2017 and has provided more than $22,000 in donations to support the YWCA and its programs. AZCREW and the YWCA put on several events featuring panels with women in prominent leadership roles in hopes to inspire women in commercial real estate to assume and aspire to positions of leadership.
The AZCREW Board of Directors works together to set and accomplish the chapter’s strategic goals which is to help and advance the success of women in commercial real estate. CREW Network is at the forefront of achieving gender equity and greater diversity in commercial real estate.
“AZCREW chose the YWCA as our charity partner for 2017-2018 because it exemplifies AZCREW’s mission to advance and support the success of women by aiming to inspire them to advocacy and empower them to pursue their personal and professional goals,” said Cindy Winters of Eagle Commercial Realty Services, 2018 AZCREW President.
“In addition to benefiting from AZCREW’s golf tournaments, our partnership with the YWCA has transformed our annual Women’s Empowerment Luncheon. In 2017 our program featured Women in Real Estate Leadership and our upcoming event on November 20 features Women Executive Leaders Rising to the Top. We have appreciated the relationships that have been formed by this powerful partnership and AZCREW is truly honored by this recognition,” Winters said.
Four corporations and five individual honorees and were chosen by the YWCA for the following awards:
Women’s Empowerment Award: AZCREW;
Financial Education Award: American Family;
Senior Champions Award: Fry’s Foods;
Advancing Young Professionals Award: Cox Communications;
Dorothy Willey Award: Annie Groth, Wealth Manager, Mass Mutual Financial Group;
Advocacy Award: Paula G. Cullison, President/Founder, Arizona Women’s Partnership;
Community Service Corporate Award: Carrie Young, Senior Director, Corporate Operations Services, Salt River Project;
First Responder Award: JoEllen Caldwell, Captain /Paramedic, Phoenix Fire Department;
Racial Justice Award: Alejandra Gomez, Arizona Center for Empowerment and Living United for Change Arizona.
The organizations and individuals will be honored at the 2019 Silver Anniversary Tribute to Leadership Luncheon Feb. 21, 2019, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort.
PHOENIX, ARIZ. (November 7, 2018) – Four executive women leaders in predominantly male-dominated industries will share their stories of how they rose to their positions as part of November’s AZCREW and YWCA joint lunch.
The event will feature panelists Jeri L. Williams, Police Chief, City of Phoenix; Cathy Teeter, Managing Director of Advisory & Transaction Services, CBRE Phoenix; and Kimberly Davids, General Manager, Weitz Company. Lisa Cagnolatti-Daniels, retired Vice President, Customer Service Operations, Southern California Edison, will serve as moderator.
The AZCREW/YWCA joint lunch is November 20 at the Phoenix Country Club.
AZCREW is the leading organization for senior-level executive women in the Metro Phoenix commercial real estate field. YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women; and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
>> Jeri L. Williams was appointed Police Chief of the Phoenix Police Department in October 2016. She oversees the largest police department in Arizona responsible for providing law enforcement services to the fifth-largest city in the U.S. Chief Williams oversees a staff of nearly 4,000 employees and manages an annual budget that exceeds $600 million. Chief Williams is a 30-year law enforcement veteran and an accomplished police executive. She is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) and the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP).
>> Cathy Teeter oversees the day-to-day business operations for the advisory practice and financial performance for CBRE’s Phoenix office. Teeter joined CBRE as Director of Operations for the Southwest Region in 2014. She was responsible for the implementation and oversight of the firm’s new local market operations structure. Most recently, she was promoted to Senior Director, Sales Management, where she was responsible for the development of CBRE’s occupier business and sales professionals in the Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Albuquerque markets.
>> Kimberly Davids is General Manager for The Weitz Company’s Arizona office. With 18 years of experience in construction, Davids possesses knowledge and relationships that are difficult to replicate. Her ability to organize and lead projects has been widely recognized throughout her career in a variety of roles. In 2015, she joined The Weitz Company as Senior Project Manager. She was asked to relocate to provide oversight and management on a difficult project for a Weitz office in another region. Upon her return to Phoenix in 2017 she was named General Manager.
>> Lisa Cagnolatti-Daniels serves in a leadership capacity for numerous community organizations focused on improving educational opportunities for underserved youth and enhancing the lives of women and girls around the world. She is a board member of the National College Resources Foundation and the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute. She was previously Board Chairwoman for the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles and is a current Board member of the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix.
AZCREW’s November lunch begins with networking at 11:30 a.m. The program starts at noon. Member registration is $45; non-member pre-registration is $65. Lunch is included. Registration ends November 15. Register here.
PHOENIX, ARIZ. (November 6, 2018) – AZCREW, the leading organization for senior-level executive women in the Metro Phoenix real estate field, presented $10,000 in scholarships to a pair of Arizona State University Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) students.
The scholarship winners – Marjorie Wakefield and Santiago Fajardo – were announced at AZCREW’s annual Black & White Affair, held Oct. 24 at Pubblico Italian Eatery. The event benefits AZCREW’s “MRED Dollars for Scholars” program.
Over the past 8 years, AZCREW has supported MRED students by awarding more than 14 scholarships totaling nearly $40,000.
“This year’s event was a huge success for AZCREW and the MRED program,” said Cindy Winters of Eagle Commercial Realty Services, 2018 AZCREW President. “It was our best attended Black & White Affair event since its inception in 2010 with more than 125 people enjoying a beautiful fall evening. The courtyard of the Crown on 7th was a perfect venue. The featured tasting tables from Pubblico Italian Eatery, Rito’s Mexican Food, Wildflower, and Central Kitchen were a huge hit.
“We are thrilled to support Marjorie and Santiago as they continue their path in commercial real estate. We are excited to continue our partnership with the current MRED class through our UCREW event to be held next spring,” Winters said.
Wakefield, a Scottsdale resident, is Senior Ledger Accountant for Iron Mountain Data Centers. Fajardo, also a Scottsdale resident, is Professional Services Manager (account manager and customer service) for Axon.
Wakefield holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Fajardo holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science and French and an MBA.
In nine months, the transdisciplinary W. P. Carey Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program prepares students to lead real estate development projects that are environmentally respectful, socially responsible, and artfully designed. Small class sizes provide opportunities for peer interaction and a number of synthesis projects cover the entire spectrum of development, preparing you for roles throughout the industry.
The MRED program is a transdisciplinary partnership between four highly regarded schools within ASU:
- The W. P. Carey School of Business;
- The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law;
- The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts;
- The Del E. Webb School of Construction.
TEMPE, ARIZONA (November 5, 2018) – Terracon, an engineering consulting firm, announced the opening of a West Valley office in Avondale.
Jennifer Tran, P.E., has moved from the Tempe office to the Avondale office. She will continue her role as Senior Project Manager and office lead. Tran’s expertise is in geotechnical and pavement engineering and design.
Marilyn Zenko, NCR group manager, will also move to the Avondale office. Zenko’s expertise is in natural and cultural resources.
Overseeing the Avondale office, 1050 N. Fairway Dr., Building G, Suite 103, will be Brent M. Borchers, P.E., Regional Manager for Terracon and Tempe office Principal.
“We are looking forward to servicing our clients with a presence in the West Valley,” Borchers said. “Not only does our Avondale office bring with it the benefit of being local, but also provides our capabilities and expertise as a national firm.”
Terracon is an employee-owned consulting engineering firm with more than 4,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 140 offices with services available in all 50 states.
Terracon currently ranks 24th on the Engineering News-Record list of Top 500 Design Firms and is ranked No. 1 in Asbestos and Lead Abatement Design.
“In addition to being closer to our West Valley clients and their growth, we simultaneously will be able to enhance some of our employees’ wellbeing by providing an office closer to home,” said Chuck Reynolds, Senior Client Development Manager and Principal.
To learn more about Terracon visit terracon.com/offices/phoenix/
TEMPE, ARIZONA (November 1, 2018) – Terracon, an engineering consulting firm, has promoted Derek D. Koller, CHMM, to Tucson Office Manager.
Koller was promoted after serving as Terracon’s Environmental Department Manager in Tucson. He will continue to oversee the Environmental Department while taking on the additional responsibility of managing the office. The Tucson office has been performing environmental, geotechnical, and materials testing services for 25 years and will remain committed to producing quality services.
“We are thrilled that a team member with Derek’s industry experience will be the Tucson Office Manager,” said Brent M. Borchers, P.E., Regional Manager for Terracon and Tempe office principal. “He has been in the industry for the past 12 years and has been with Terracon for five years. His promotion means a lot to Terracon as we continue to grow.”
A resident of Arizona for more than 30 years, Koller began his career as an environmental consultant in 2008 after completing a Brownfields Environmental Workforce Development Training Program through the City of Tucson. He has been in the consulting firm ever since.
Koller earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health, environmental and occupational health track, from the University of Arizona. He graduated magna cum laude. He is currently getting a Masters of Public Health, industrial hygiene, also from UA.
Koller is involved in numerous industry groups including the Southern Arizona Environmental Management Society, member, president, 2015-2016; historian 2016-present; and RCRA Seminar Planning Committee Chair the past three years. He is also a member of the American Society of Safety Professionals, American Industrial Hygiene Association, and Southern Arizona Chapter CCIM.
He was recently elected to the Board of Directors for Tucson Clean and Beautiful.
Koller gives back to community by securing grants from the Terracon Foundation, a non-profit partner of Terracon that allows employees to apply for competitive grants on the behalf of organizations in its community. Last year he secured a $5,000 grant for the UA Health Sciences Department to provide stipends to graduate students.
Koller and his wife, Tanya, are the parents to three daughters ages 18, 16, and 9. In his spare time he enjoys reading and lifting weights.
Terracon is an employee-owned consulting engineering firm with more than 4,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 140 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon currently ranks 24th on the Engineering News-Record list of Top 500 Design Firms and is ranked No. 1 in Asbestos and Lead Abatement Design.
To learn more about Terracon’s Tucson office, visit terracon.com/offices/tucson/