PHOENIX, ARIZ. (July 14, 2020): Sales of an industrial building and a retail building – both in the West Valley – highlight recent deals closed by NAI Horizon professionals. The deals totaled $520,000 and were closed by Matt Harper, CCIM, who also negotiated six long-term leases across the Valley.
Matt Harper, CCIM negotiated a sale of a 2,948 SF industrial building representing the buyer, IEMAD, LLC for $300,000. The property is located at 6070 N. 57th Ave., Glendale, AZ. The seller, Jordan M. Hall was represented by Ryan Cope with Campbell Realty Advisors.
Matt Harper, CCIM negotiated a sale of a 1,916 SF retail building representing the Seller, Saul and Silvia Aranda for $220,000. The property is located at 203 E. Western Ave., Avondale, AZ. The buyer, Pot of Gold Estate Liquidators, LLC was self-represented.
Laurel Lewis represented the tenant, Paradigm Design, P.C. in a 65-month office lease for 4,148 SF at 4250 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ. The landlord, PHX LTC, LLC was represented by Pat Boyle with Cushman & Wakefield.
Jeff Adams represented the landlord, Kelly J. Bohannon & Pamela J. Sands Family Trust in a 37-month industrial lease for 6,326 SF at 3220 N. Delaware Street, Chandler, AZ. The tenant, Davis Technologies, LLC was represented by Matt McDougall with Lee & Associates of Arizona.
Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon represented the tenant, Squeezed Arizona, LLC in a 63-month industrial lease for 4,853 SF at 407 S. 107th Avel., Tolleson, AZ. The landlord, Oxnard Commerceplex, LLC and AZEJM Land Holdings, LLC was represented by James Cohn with CBRE.
Matt Harper, CCIM represented the landlord, B & A, LLC in a 40-month retail lease for 3,000 SF at 520 W. Union Hills Drive, Phoenix, AZ. The tenant, MLS ARMS, LLC was self-represented.
Matt Harper, CCIM represented the landlord, Emad & Sons, LLC in a 39-month retail lease for 850 SF at 6514 W. Bethany Home Road, Glendale, AZ. The tenant, Extreme Phone Wireless, LLC was represented by Larry Miller & Mike Vercellino with Mutual Property Advisors.
Matt Harper, CCIM represented the landlord, E & L Investments, LLC in a 36-month retail lease for 1,000 SF at 2647 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ. The tenant, Omegarhema, LLC was self-represented.
Laurel Lewis represented the tenant, Craig Penrod, PC in a 12-month office lease renewal for 1,885 SF at 301 W. Warner Road, Tempe, AZ. The landlord, Warner Courtyards was self-represented.
Matt Harper, CCIM represented the tenant, Community Central, LLC in a 38-month retail lease for 1,200 SF at 7420 W. Cactus Road, Peoria, AZ. The landlord, Gill Family Trust was represented by Matthew Scrauth with Avison Young.
Kevin Higgins represented both the landlord, Bogle Family Realty, LLLP and the tenant, Coriano & Riesop Insurance, LLC in a 24-month office lease for 878 SF at 7227 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ.
Matt Harper, CCIM represented the landlord, E&L Investments, LLC in a 37-month retail lease for 1,000 SF at 12416 N. 28th Dr., Phoenix, AZ. The tenant, Kemarnie Clarke was self-represented.
Matt Harper, CCIM represented the landlord, Hillcrest Plaza, LLC in a 25-month retail lease for 1,000 SF at 1241 E. Broadway Road, Mesa, AZ. The tenant, 13onup, LLC was self-represented.
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TEMPE, ARIZONA (July 13, 2020) – Terracon, an engineering consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Jennifer Tran, P.E., has been promoted to Senior Associate.
Terracon’s senior associate’s program recognizes and rewards employees who demonstrate consistently high performance and have strong potential for continued professional growth and career advancement.
Tran has been with Terracon for 14 years. Tran will continue her position of Senior Project Manager. Tran manages national accounts, clients and projects both locally and nationwide. She has served as office lead for the Terracon Avondale office since 2018. She also trains and mentors colleagues and reviews their work.
“Jennifer lives, breathes and demonstrates Terracon’s values of caring, courage, curiosity, excellence, integrity and prosperity for her clients, the company and herself,” said Chuck Reynolds, Senior Principal, Senior Client Development Manager for Terracon’s Rocky Mountain Division. “As employee-owner, Jennifer is recognized for her contributions to our success locally, regionally and nationally.”
Tran is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Geo-Institute. She was an officer and served on the GI Institute Arizona Chapter board of directors for 5 years. She is the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) West Valley Liaison chairperson.
A native of Vietnam, Tran has been a resident of Litchfield Park, Arizona, since 2005. She graduated from the University of California-San Diego with a BS in structural engineering. She completed her MBA at Argosy University in Phoenix. Tran is a licensed professional engineer in Arizona, Texas and Nevada.
Away from the office, Tran enjoys cooking, traveling, fishing, “glamping” and spending time with her family.
Terracon is an employee-owned consulting engineering firm with more than 5,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon currently ranks 22nd on the Engineering News-Record list of Top 500 Design Firms and is ranked No. 1 in Asbestos and Lead Abatement Design.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (July 13, 2020) – As the COVID-19 pandemic takes its toll on business and industry in Arizona, in the spirit of being stronger together, the state’s two CCIM chapters have united in support of the commercial real estate industry.
Collaboration between the two chapters – Central Arizona CCIM and Southern Arizona CCIM – has included:
- Regional activities as well as economic updates from CCIM Institute Chief Economist, K.C. Conway, MAI, CRE, CCIM.
- Meaningful e-connection in support of chapter members and sponsors
- Hosting webinars with relevant and timely content, increasing both chapters’ reach beyond the state. Content has included lender landscape; Arizona Commerce Authority incentives and opportunities; lease language and negotiations; insurance provisions; construction updates; and asset sector updates to name a few. These webinars are free and open to the community at large.
- It’s not been all work. The chapters sponsored “Zoom Bingo” complete with prizes and have planned an upcoming virtual event “Deals and Drinks”.
- The chapters have sponsored educational opportunities through continuing education renewal classes as well as on-line Ward Center and core classes through the CCIM Institute.
“From the global platform to the local market, CCIM has provided unity and support that is critical in these tenuous times,” said Central Arizona CCIM Chapter President Marina Hammersmith, CCIM, Senior Vice President, ORION Investment Real Estate. “The collaboration between our chapters has been exemplary, and we’re thrilled to see our members continue to close deals.”
The CCIM Institute confers the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation. To earn the CCIM designation, commercial real estate professionals must complete more than 160 hours of case-study driven education covering topics such as interest-based negotiation, financial analysis, market analysis, user decision analysis, investment analysis, and ethics in commercial investment real estate.
Candidates must also compile a portfolio demonstrating the depth of their commercial real estate experience and pass a comprehensive examination.
“In these ever-changing and uncertain times, without the ability to get together for our usual meetings, it has become more important than ever to provide our members with critical information,” said Craig Finfrock, CCIM, Managing Member, Designated Broker at Commercial Retail Advisors in Tucson and CCIM’s Region 2 First Vice President. “The Central Arizona Chapter has been a leader in this area so it was an easy move to align ourselves with them.”
About CCIM Institute
CCIM Institute created the language of global real estate investment. Our courses and worldwide community deploy commercial real estate investment methodologies and tools that speed the pathway between opportunity, a go/no-go decision and success for an asset, taught by instructors who are themselves industry leaders.
Today, the organization, through its 50 chapters, continues to innovate best practices and elevate the commercial real estate professional through its core designation program to earn the CCIM pin— real estate’s most coveted credential — and its topical education courses offered through the Ward Center for Real Estate Studies.
In addition, membership in CCIM includes the industry’s best technology and operational platform, allowing entrepreneurial and mid-sized businesses to compete with the largest multinational providers. Today, almost 70 percent of designees hold the title of owner, partner, principal, or president, representing an exclusive worldwide referral network of 13,000 members in 30 countries. Ultimately, CCIM represents a larger vision of the commercial real estate provider, leveraging investment analysis, opinions of value, and underwriting to become a leader in sourcing capital, building a cash-flow vehicle, and ultimately creating value. Information at www.ccim.com.
PHOENIX, ARIZ. (June 29, 2020): The sales of two industrial buildings in Mesa totaling $1.4 million highlight recent deals closed by NAI Horizon professionals. One building went for $1 million; the other sold for $399,500.
>> Mark Wilcke negotiated a sale of a 7,833 SF industrial building representing the seller, EMP LLC for $1 million. The property is located at 2628 W. Birchwood Circle, Bldg. A, Mesa, AZ. The buyer, AZ EUROS, LLC was represented by Langdon Bridges with Commercial Properties Inc.
>> Rick Foss negotiated a sale of a 4,000 SF industrial building representing the buyer, Richard Bryant Leopold and Janet Marie Leopold for $399,500. The property is located at 414 S. Grand, Mesa, AZ. The seller, Olsen Recker/Guadalupe Properties, LLC was represented by Bill Olsen with City to City Commercial Real Estate.
>> Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon represented the tenant, Biscuits Enterprises, Inc. in a 124-month retail lease for 5,120 SF at 310 E. Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ. The landlord, Whitestone Fountain Square, LLC was self-represented.
>> Kevin Higgins represented the landlord, Bogle Family Realty in an 84-month office lease for 5,200 SF at 7227 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ. The tenant, Blackstone Security was represented by Jack Stone with JMS Commercial Real Estate Services.
>> Isy Sonabend represented the tenant, Grimco, Inc. in a 60¬-month industrial lease renewal for 8,600 SF at 3717 E. Broadway, Phoenix, AZ. The landlord, Warne West Investments was self-represented.
>> Jeff Adams represented the tenant, Air Zip Enterprises, LLC in a 24-month industrial lease for 8,185 SF at 1522 W. Todd Drive, Tempe, AZ. The landlord, REB Limited, LLC was self-represented.
>> Matt Harper, CCIM represented the landlord, LASA Realty, LLC in a 36-month retail lease for 2,938 SF at 7448 W. Glendale, AZ. The tenant, World Staffing USA, LLC was represented by Jennifer Eggert with Orion Investment Real Estate.
>> Joe Pequeno and Troy Giammarco represented the tenant, 4 A Healthcare, LLC in a 38-month office lease for 2,145 SF at 3150 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ. The landlord, Riviera Business Management was represented by Jeremy Stout with Commercial Properties, Inc.
>> Matt Harper, CCIM represented the landlord, M&N Realty, LLC in a 40-month retail lease for 1,227 SF at 12020 S. Warner Elliot Loop, Phoenix, AZ. The tenant, E-Migos Ebike Retailer, LLC was self-represented.
>> Matt Harper, CCIM represented the landlord, Grand Center Plaza, LLC in a 25-month retail lease for 1,107 SF at 11001 N. 99th Ave., Peoria, AZ. The tenant, Simply Captured Photography, LLC was self-represented.
>> Matt Harper, CCIM represented the landlord, Yee Legacy II, LLC in a 24-month retail lease for 576 SF at 18914 E. San Tan Blvd., Queen Creek, AZ. The tenant, The Amistad Clinic, PLLC was self-represented.
>> Matt Harper, CCIM represented the landlord, Puchhi, Inc. in a 12-month retail lease for 1,240 SF at 9501 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, AZ. The tenant, The Greenline Enterprises Brokerage, Inc. was self-represented.
>> Joan Krueger represented the landlord, Jade Lion, LLC in a 12-month retail lease for 566 SF at 9241 N. 6th St., Phoenix, AZ. The tenant, BDP Groups, LLC was self-represented.
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA (June 22, 2020) – Kensington Vanguard National Land Services, one of the largest independent, full-service title insurance agencies in the country, is expanding into Arizona and has hired Carol Rieger and Nicole Marucci, two of the Valley and state’s leading commercial title insurance executives.
The expansion in Arizona follows Kensington Vanguard’s entrance into the market with the acquisition of GRS Title earlier this year.
Over the course of her 25-year career in commercial real estate, Rieger has established herself as one of the most well-respected commercial escrow officers in the Arizona market. She has managed numerous offices with a focus on both business development and the servicing of complex commercial transactions. Rieger joins the firm as Vice President and Senior Commercial Escrow Officer and will co-manage the Phoenix branch.
After years of experience in business development and title insurance underwriting roles in Metro Washington, D.C., Marucci returned home to Phoenix last year. As Vice President of Business Development & Underwriting Counsel, Marucci will be managing client relationships and concentrating on growth initiatives within the market.
“Nicole and I are thrilled to be joining such a prestigious firm and are excited to offer expanded services through Kensington Vanguard’s national platform, relationships and presence,” Rieger said.
“Carol and Nicole will add significant depth and talent to our already strong local team and establish KV as one of the leaders in the Arizona commercial title insurance space. We’re committed to continued growth in this market,” said Brian Cooper, Co-CEO of Kensington Vanguard.
Kensington Vanguard National Land Services is headquartered in New York City. It has offices in Arizona, Florida, New Jersey, Virginia and Texas. It is one of the largest full-service national title insurance and settlement agencies in the U.S. Founded in 2002, Kensington Vanguard provides commercial and residential title insurance, settlement, escrow and 1031 exchange services. After a strategic investment by $30Bn private equity firm Stone Point Capital in 2016, Kensington Vanguard has continued to be a consolidator driven by industry leadership and financial strength.
Kensington Vanguard National Land Services operates three divisions:
* Commercial Division is a market leader in handling the largest and most complex commercial real estate transactions in the marketplace, servicing a prominent and diversified clientele consisting of property owners, developers, REITs, private equity funds, law firms, family offices and institutional lenders.
* Residential Division provides title and settlement services for residential purchases and refinances driven by realtors, attorneys and both regional and national mortgage originators. Approved as a preferred vendor for leading financial institutions, this division’s technology and operating model drive the highest quality execution and service.
* 1031 Exchange Services Division, operating under the brand Legal 1031 Exchange, employs seasoned experts, attorneys and Certified Exchange Specialists. This subsidiary provides clients and their advisors with unparalleled IRC §1031 qualified intermediary services, enabling them to preserve wealth and achieve their business goals through the deferral of the capital gains tax they would recognize upon the sale of their investment property.
For more information visit www.kvnational.com.
TEMPE, ARIZONA (June 17, 2020) – Two LivGenerations’ communities will honor dads, grandfathers and great grandfathers on Father’s Day with a “drive-through parade” and chalk art messages and artwork.
LivGenerations Pinnacle Peak will hold a drive-through parade on Sunday. It begins at 10 a.m. Family members and staff will gather at the community at 9:45 a.m. with posters and decorated cars. LivGenerations Pinnacle Peak is an independent living, assisted living and memory care community with 116 residents at 23733 N. Scottsdale Road, in Scottsdale.
“Our Mother’s Day parade was such a hit that we want all of the dads, grandpas and great-great grandpas to feel the love as well,” said Kelsey Conde, Director of Vibrant Living at LivGenerations Pinnacle Peak. “We have also prepared a special lunch for all the residents including a special dessert.”
LivGenerations Ahwatukee will host a Father’s Day chalk art event beginning at 8 a.m. Chalk will be provided to family members and staff. The event runs until 10 a.m. LivGenerations Ahwatukee is a senior living, independent living and memory care community with 137 residents at 15815 S. 50th St., in Phoenix.
Social distancing will be a priority at both events.
“We decided to do chalk art for our residents to remind them of the childhood memories their children had,” said Nila Soliz, Director of Vibrant Living at LivGenerations Ahwatukee. “With a great response to our Mother’s Day parade, we wanted to do something special for our fathers as well. We decorated our lobby as a childhood memory area complete with lake scenes, golfing, B.B.Q, football, kites, ping pong, badminton and suits and ties.”
On Mother’s Day, family and staff of residents at both LivGenerations’ communities honored their mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers with a drive-through parade.
PHOENIX, ARIZ. (June 16, 2020) – NAI Horizon continues to grow its property management division with the hiring of Monee Neville.
Neville will support the daily operations of the property management team by performing administrative tasks and handling tenant relations. She will also be responsible for inspecting property conditions and coordinating maintenance work.
“I’m excited to have Monee join our team,” said Terry Martin-Denning, CEO. “Her personality and work ethic make her a great fit for NAI.”
Neville formerly served as an office manager for a wellness clinic is Seattle. She was responsible for developing intraoffice communication protocols, streamlining administrative procedures, inventory control, office staff supervision and task delegation. She joins NAI Horizon after working in the Kyrene School District the past 3 years where she was an instructional assistant.
A native of Hutchinson, Kansas, Neville earned a bachelor of science in sociology from the University of Kansas.
Neville has three children ages 10, 12 and 14. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cooking, exploring the outdoors and spending time with her children.
PHOENIX, ARIZ. (June 15, 2020) – With more than 18 years of interior design experience for residential and commercial projects, industry expert Monica Sullivan has launched her own firm – Monica Sullivan Design.
Sullivan provides interior design services for residential and boutique commercial spaces throughout the Valley. Her services include space planning and interior layout, furniture layout, lighting plans, material selections, cabinet design, procurement and serve as project liaison.
A native of the Midwest, Sullivan possesses an affinity for interior design, art, aesthetics and architecture. She holds a B.A. in Interior Design and Spanish. She is an allied member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and currently serves on the board for the Arizona North Chapter.
Her love of travel has provided her the drive to experience many places throughout the world, including Europe, Mexico, South America, Egypt and South Africa. Expanding her knowledge and integrating her travels into her design enable her to incorporate these elements in both a globally and regionally inspired manner. She has worked on projects throughout the United States as well as Mexico and South America.
“Aesthetics, color, texture and lighting blended with heart, soul and a little serendipity are the ingredients for an enjoyable and captivating space,” said Sullivan, who started her new firm after co-owning a design firm in Phoenix for the past 7 years.
To learn more, visit monicasullivandesign.com.
AVONDALE, ARIZONA (June 15, 2020) – On Brandy Braveboy’s last day as a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force, she flew over the Valley with a pilot in an F-16 fighter jet to commemorate her retirement from active duty service.
Flying out of Luke Air Force Base, they winged their way over the West Valley. Braveboy surveyed what laid below from new heights, wondering what it offered now that her career in the Air Force was over.
“What an experience it was to see such a wide-open expanse,” Braveboy said. “I thought to myself, ‘That’s where my next opportunity lies, right there in the West Valley.’”
Through the Department of Defense Skill-Bridge program and Phoenix West Commercial, Braveboy is getting that opportunity as a commercial real estate agent.
Master Sergeant Brandy Braveboy (right).
Skill-Bridge is a program that establishes training avenues for local military veterans with their career transitions. It helps them to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, apprenticeships or internships during the last 180 days of service. Skill-Bridge connects service members with industry partners in real-world job experiences and provides service members an invaluable chance to work and learn in civilian career areas.
“There is so much potential in the West Valley commercial real estate market now,” said Bobbie Mastracci, CCIM, SIOR, Designated Broker/Principal of Phoenix West Commercial. “I’m thrilled to support the Skill-Bridge program and to have Brandy joining us as an agent. There are great opportunities for her and other veterans to learn and succeed in this industry.
“With so many changes related to the recent pandemic, this also creates opportunities for real estate firms in our industry to grow and find ways to help fellow members of our community, and especially our service men and women, who have honorably served our country,” Mastracci said.
Mastracci established a connection with the Department of Defense, starting with Luke Air Force Base. She developed an innovative training program that includes commercial real estate buyer/seller and tenant/landlord representation, investments, leasing and sales training for transitioning military members.
Phoenix West Commercial also incorporated associated research platforms such as CoStar within its training program to ensure quality training towards a successful career in commercial real estate.
Mastracci said leadership and mentoring are two pillars upon which her firm is built. Phoenix West Commercial has established a strong leadership role as a commercial real estate company in the West Valley, and Mastracci has personally focused on that submarket as her area of expertise since 2006.
“We could not be more excited about the opportunity to assist Brandy with her transition into the industry,” Mastracci said.
A native of Tempe, Braveboy spent 20 years in the military; more than 8 years of service overseas. She said her interest in commercial real estate was piqued during a flight home to visit family when she caught a glimpse of the view over Tempe Town Lake.
“I couldn’t believe my eyes. A long time ago Tempe Town Lake was a run-down area,” she recalled. “Now it’s an amazing area of the Valley with so many community features. There was even a magazine in my airplane with an article on how Tempe Town Lake is now an attractive submarket for commercial development. I hardly recognized it,” Braveboy said.
Over the years Braveboy’s interest and desire to transition into the commercial real estate industry have increased while following the Valley market from overseas and various duty locations. With a strong love for her community, Braveboy is now a resident of Buckeye and eager to contribute her passion and dedication towards commercial real estate growth in the West Valley. Her first day at Phoenix West Commercial was June 1.
“The Skill-Bridge program provided a list of several businesses that love to support the veterans,” she said, “but I didn’t see anyone from the commercial real estate industry on the list. Living in the West Valley, I knew Phoenix West Commercial was the No. 1 firm, and I knew Bobbie Mastracci had a great reputation. I told myself, ‘that’s where I want to be.’ I want to prove myself and my work ethic not only through my service to my country, but towards my community right here in the Valley as well.”
About Phoenix Commercial West
Phoenix West Commercial LLC is a commercial real estate brokerage located in Avondale, Arizona. We have access to local, national, international deals, clients and properties. Phoenix West Commercial agents have true respect and encourage the communities’ evolution. Since 2012, our team has produced highly successful transactions. We serve and provide professional, commercial real estate services throughout Arizona and the U.S. We’ve helped customers in various industries and scenarios from banking, retail, medical, industrial, government, and land sales for investors, landlords and tenants. For more information visit phxwc.com.
PHOENIX, ARIZ. (June 9, 2020) – A once-in-a-lifetime project is now a reality with the recent opening of Heidi’s Village, an animal shelter and veterinary clinic that’s the first of its kind in Arizona.
Heidi’s Village is an animal welfare organization that partners with existing animal shelters and rescue organizations to provide temporary boarding for dogs and cats when their space and resources are limited. Medical intervention, grooming, behavioral modification and wellness services are offered on-site. Its mission is to foster a community where animals are treated with respect, dignity, and compassion to decrease the number of animals abandoned and euthanized.
Designed by Cawley Architects (David Fulk) and Iconic Design Studio (Kelli Berry), constructed by Chasse Building Team (Barry Chasse) and managed by Foursite (Rob Kerwin), the $22 million, 48,000 SF facility opened its doors in April.
“Heidi’s Village sets a new standard for compassionate animal care that will be state of the art for years to come,” Cawley said. “This project came to life through amazing teamwork and collaboration.”
Heidi’s Village was truly a design-build approach between Cawley Architects and Chasse Building Team. Starting with the initial design, Chasse met weekly with the design and client teams to continually provide pricing information and direction.
This attention to detail prevented re-design during the permitting process and expedited construction while keeping costs stable.
The Cawley team investigated previous examples of local and national animal shelters for best practices. Founder Ginny Jontes hired Ellen Clark as an experienced CEO who contributed many exciting innovations to the design.
Heidi’s Village is a nine-building campus consisting of a central administration facility that houses admin services, adoption services, training rooms, grooming services and a complete veterinary clinic. A series of eight buildings, housing the cats and dogs in thoughtfully designed air-conditioned spaces, flank the administration building.
Each dog’s kennel is screened from nearby kennels to give them space where they can enjoy a distraction-free and safe, private area, thereby eliminating stress. They look out onto a play yard that they can access through their kennel door, and they can even enjoy a splash pad on warm days. One of the large outdoor play areas is in the shape of a giant bone and even includes a real fire hydrant.
Cats enjoy their own indoor and outdoor spaces with stimulating toys and equipment. Also, Heidi’s Village provides a nursery for orphan kittens who need to be bottle-fed and kept warm 24 hours a day.
During the design process, the team met its first challenge head-on – designing a project to replace an existing ADOT emissions station. This involved the mitigation of harmful substances associated with auto emissions testing. An additional challenge developed when the City of Phoenix had to negotiate with the State of Arizona for right-of-way dedications for access to develop sites to the west of the property.
Maricopa County animal welfare facilities continue to be completely overburdened. While there are many small, private non-profit rescue organizations around the Valley, they don’t have the means to accommodate the demand for care. Heidi’s Village will integrate and partner with almost 100 of these smaller facilities.
Heidi’s Village provides boarding space for up to 250 dogs and 200 cats. However, it is the goal never to house that many animals at once. Cats and dogs surrendered to Heidi’s Village will be available for adoption as soon as they become medically and behaviorally cleared.
Décor throughout the Village includes a unique lighting fixture in the main lobby that captures the animal theme, and many creative touches, including paw prints parading across the ceiling. The use of colorful paint and huge decorative animal portraits and sculptures both inside and outside the Village’s buildings suggests an upbeat, fun environment. Clever “street signs” guide visitors and volunteers around the 5-acre property located at 600 N. 40th St., in Phoenix and lush vegetation, walkways, play areas, art, and decorative features link the “neighborhood” together.
“Heidi’s Village had all the design elements we yearn for; bold color, magical accent lighting, super graphics, exterior design elements and fun signage,” Berry said. “We again teamed up with Lisa MacCollum of Three MacStudio to create the visual graphic elements and street signs. Lanterman Photography donated their time and talents to photograph some of the teams’ pets.
“We commissioned a custom-made schnauzer sculpture in honor of Heidi, for whom the facility is named. It proudly sits at the entrance to the building. Ellen was the dream client, willing to stretch the imagination and happily, she trusted us. Chase, Cawley and the Jontes team nailed it. That’s the key to every good project. Trust your team,” Berry said.
The facility was designed with impeccable, easy-care maintenance in mind. Volunteers are an integral part of the operation, and community members are encouraged to apply for one of the many positions available. Pet tags can be donated to honor your pet or a loved one. All the proceeds go to running the facility.
“The Heidi’s Village project team thought of everything,” Jontes said. “Upon exiting, visitors are greeted by a creative sign, ‘Have a pawsitively great day.’ Thankfully, the animals cared for at Heidi’s Village always have a great day.”
Click here for an incredible drone video of Heidi’s Village.
About Cawley Architects
With almost 800 high-value projects in our portfolio, Cawley Architects is one of the most prolific architectural firms in Arizona. For 25 years, we have been applying our uniquely collaborative approach to project management in order to create buildings of superior form, function and value. During that time, it has been our privilege to participate in some of the top commercial projects throughout the Valley along with an exceptional group of clients, contractors, and design professionals. We are knowledgeable in the specialized architectural requirements, technologies and trends of many building types. This includes: Industrial, Healthcare, Education, Bioscience, Restaurant, Entertainment, Office, Commercial, Automotive, Manufacturing, Distribution, Aerospace, Retail and Tenant Improvement. From small neighborhood bistros to large biotech laboratories, we have the expertise, resources, and connections to serve your needs and execute your plan — and provide you with unsurpassed value. cawleyarchitects.com.