TEMPE, ARIZ. (January 16, 2018) – The local office of consulting engineering firm Terracon has been awarded a long-term contract and the renewal of an existing contract with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).
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Terracon was awarded a 5-year, statewide on-call contract for environmental services at public and private underground storage tank (UST) facilities throughout Arizona. Services include site and risk assessments; UST closure/removals and system upgrades; site characterizations; and the design, construction, installation, and operation of remediation systems.
“We are excited to expand our relationship with ADEQ,” said Brent M. Borchers, P.E., Regional Manager for Terracon. “The contracts will aid our growth in Arizona. We are helping a wide variety of state and local agencies, in addition to many private owners.”
Terracon also was awarded a renewal of its existing ADEQ asbestos and lead consultant contract, which it has maintained for more than 6 years. Services include asbestos and lead paint surveys; project design abatement specifications; and oversight, air monitoring, and air clearance testing during abatement.
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 30th on the Engineering News-Record list of Top 500 Design Firms and is ranked No. 1 in Asbestos and Lead Abatement Design.
PHOENIX, ARIZ. (January 9, 2018) – The first all-vegan grocery store in Arizona, a pair of Pilates studios and a yoga studio are among recent retail deals closed by Bryant Commercial Real Estate (BCRE), a woman/minority-owned company.
BCRE’s Vinny Summo negotiated a 25-month lease to bring Veggie Rebellion to a 1,400-square-foot storefront at 5717 W. Glendale Ave., in Glendale, Ariz.
“This is the beginning of a changing retail landscape,” Summo said. “The vegan food industry grew by $3.1 billion in one year.”
Veggie Rebellion will feature a brick storefront, back patio, and ample parking in downtown Glendale. It will be the only distributor in Arizona to carry products by Minneapolis-based Herbivorous Butcher. Both companies started in a farmers’ market.
- Adrienne Bryant closed a long-term lease for Club Pilates at Scottsdale North Marketplace, 1,973 SF. Club Pilates will join the AJ’s-anchored center in 1Q 2018. Bryant negotiated a long-term deal for another Club Pilates location, 1,600 SF, at Longbow Marketplace in Mesa. The Sprout’s-anchored retail center is a new development at Recker Road and the Loop 202.
- Bryant also negotiated a long-term lease for Royal Nutrition, 965 SF, at Huntington Square, 3137 S. Mill Ave., Tempe.
- Joni Bryant negotiated a long-term lease for Twisted Yoga Studios, 1,815 SF, at Broadway Marketplace, 937 E. Broadway, Tempe.
“We are thrilled to continue working with fresh and new concepts for franchisors and small business owners,” said Adrienne Bryant, Owner/Designated Broker of BCRE. “These recent deals show the diversity of businesses we are helping open their doors.”
PHOENIX, ARIZ. (January 8, 2018) — The Arizona chapter of NAIOP, a prominent commercial real estate voice in the state, forges into 2018 with new leadership and an ambitious public policy agenda.
In November of 2017, NAIOP Arizona named Suzanne Kinney as its new president. Kinney says the organization expects 2018 to be another strong year for commercial real estate in Arizona.
“We look forward to working with the Arizona Legislature and Governor Doug Ducey on policies that will help our economy grow and prosper,” Kinney said. “In particular, we are supporting continued progress on reducing commercial property tax rates to make our state more globally competitive as a business location.”
Priorities include opposing new and reducing existing taxes, fees and regulations that increase costs for the commercial real estate industry; retaining recent property tax reform and supporting further actions to make Arizona more economically competitive; and maintaining important economic development tools. NAIOP Arizona will continue working to reform the Government Property Lease Excise Tax (GPLET) to ensure the tool remains available and is appropriately applied to encourage high-value urban development.
Other issues NAIOP Arizona supports include streamlining and improving fairness in the sales tax system; advancing educational outcomes and workforce preparedness; and modernizing transportation infrastructure.
“NAIOP Arizona will also be monitoring a number of issues that impact economic development and the ability of commercial real estate to contribute to a vibrant economy in Metro Phoenix area and throughout the state,” Kinney said.
TUCSON, ARIZONA (January 4, 2018) – Managing Director Scott Soelter of NAI Horizon’s Tucson office negotiated a long-term lease on behalf of the tenant, Arizona Ice Cream Company, Inc., which will be opening the Tucson area’s first Pinkberry frozen yogurt shop at Marana Marketplace, 3820 W. River Rd., in Marana, Arizona.
Pinkberry will occupy 1,100 SF at Marana Marketplace. The long-term lease totals $457,071.
“Arizona Ice Cream Company, Inc. also operates two local Cold Stone Creamery stores and plans to open up to four Tucson-area Pinkberry locations over the next 12 to 18 months,” Soelter said.
Pinkberry, which offers frozen desserts, originated in Los Angeles in 2005 and now has more than 260 locations in 20 countries. It is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The landlord, Marana Marketplace Partners, LLC of Tucson was represented by Melissa Lal of Larsen Baker. Tenants at Marana Marketplace include Sprouts, PetSmart, Conn’s, Sports Clips, and Guitar Center.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (Jan. 2, 2018) – The sale of two industrial sites in the Southeast Valley and a series of long-term leases for Planet Fitness locations around the Valley highlight recent deals closed by NAI Horizon professionals.
John Filli negotiated the sale of a 65,779 SF industrial property on 9.82 acres, representing both the buyer, Rolling Plains Construction, Inc., and the seller, 4K Properties LTD, for $3.17 million. The property is located at 5051 S. Warner Dr. and 5136 S. Desert View Dr., in Apache Junction, AZ.
Denise Nunez negotiated the sale of a 53,700 SF self-storage property, representing the seller, Budget Storage Development, LLC, for $2.05 million. The property is located at 2511 E. 17th Ave., Hutchinson, Kansas. The seller, WC Capital, LLC, was represented by Jerome Castillo with Titan Realty.
John Filli negotiated the sale of a 17,966 SF industrial property, representing the seller, 4K Properties LTD, for $1.727 million. The property is located at 1350 W. Harwell Rd., Gilbert, AZ. Mike Parker with CBRE represented the buyer, Bio Huma Netics, Inc.
Rick Foss negotiated the sale of a 10,058 SF office property, representing the seller, AZ CE Properties, LLC, for $960,000. The property is located at 4848 S. 35th St., Phoenix, AZ. Matt McDougall with Lee & Associates represented the buyer, Pacific Desert, LLC.
Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon negotiated the sale of a 37,433 SF pad, representing the seller, The Marketplace at Estrella Falls, LLC. The property is located at 1600 N. Pebble Creek Parkway, PAD 14, Goodyear, AZ. Joe Doucett with Newmark Grubb Frank represented the buyer, Nevada RE Manager, LLC.
Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon negotiated the sale of a 38,000 SF pad, representing the seller, The Marketplace at Estrella Falls, LLC. The property is located at 1600 N. Pebble Creek Parkway, PAD 3, Goodyear, AZ. Max Bippus with CBRE represented the buyer, CAI Investment Sub Series 301, LLC.
Denise Nunez negotiated the sale of a 162,471 SF tract of land, representing the buyer, Terdenjo Storage, LLC, for $700,000. It is located at the NEC of Yuma Rd & Sundance Parkway, Buckeye, AZ. Chris Ackel with CBRE represented the seller, Sundance Parkway, LLC.
Tyler Smith negotiated the sale of a 2,647 SF office property, representing the seller, R2R, LLC, for $695,000. The property is located at 16968 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, AZ. David Wilson with Daum Commercial represented the seller, Wall Properties, LLC.
Michael Gaida negotiated the sale of a 768 SF office property, representing the seller, CAI, LLC, and the buyer, Silver Peak IP, LLC for $77,000. The property is located at 2701 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ.
Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon represented the tenant, JEG-FIT Gilbert & Warner Rd, LLC in a 120-month retail lease for 28,000 SF at the SEC of Gilbert & Warner Rd., Gilbert, AZ. Jason Herkser with Capital Asset Management represented the landlord, MGD Holdings, LLC.
Tyler Smith and Troy Giammarco represented the landlord, Bay Pacific Corporate Center, LLC in an 84-month office lease for 26,072 SF at 10220 N. 25th Ave., Phoenix, AZ. Jason Malcom and Rod Beach with CRESA represented the tenant, Sage Academy, Inc.
Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon represented the tenant, JEG-FIT Via Linda & Mountain View Rd, LLC in a 138-month retail lease for 29,192 SF at 10105 E. Via Linda Rd., Scottsdale, AZ.
Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon represented the tenant, Lux Nail Bar in a retail lease at 4747 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix, AZ.
Mark Wilcke represented the landlord, Native Arizonan Acquisitions VII, LLC in a 68-month lease for 3,350 SF at 1824 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ. John Asher with AT Real Estate Services represented the tenant, Delafit, LLC.
Matt Harper represented the landlord, TSP Metro Gateway, LLC in a 60-month retail lease for 2,000 SF at 3315 W. Peoria Ave., Phoenix, AZ. Austin Ferozco with West USA Realty represented the tenant, Avancy Bridal, LLC.
Kevin Higgins, Barbara Lloyd and Lane Neville represented the landlord, Bogle Family Realty, LLLP in a 60-month office lease for 1,666 SF at 7227 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ. Antoinette Olea with HomeSmart represented the tenant, Law Offices of Alan M. Ortega, PLLC and Daniel R. Ortega III, PLLC.
Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon represented the landlord, New Bell Tower, LLC, in a 36-month retail lease for 3,100 SF at 4925 W. Bell Rd., Glendale, AZ.
Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon represented the tenant, MacDonald Management, LLC in a 60-month retail lease for 1,240 SF at 4015 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix, AZ. Alan Zell with Zell Commercial represented the landlord, Nelson Properties, LLC.
Matt Harper represented the landlord, LASA Realty, LLC in a 60-month retail lease for 1,200 SF at 7448 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ.
Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon represented the landlord, New Bell Tower, LLC, in a 36-month retail lease for 1,920 SF at 4925 W. Bell Rd., Glendale, AZ.
Matt Harper and Sharon Reeves represented the landlord, SJ & SM, LLC, in a 63-month retail lease for 1,250 SF at 5118 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, AZ.
Tom Bean, CCIM, and Laurel Lewis represented the tenant, Todd Lemay & Letitia Lemay in a 14-month lease for 4,959 SF at 8720 S. Kyrene Rd., Tempe, AZ. Jackie Orcutt with CBRE represented the landlord, EJM Kyrene Property, LLC.
Rick Foss represented both the tenant, CANA Communications and the landlord, Gerald M & Diane M Olson Revocable Living Trust, in a 24-month industrial lease for 2,800 SF at 105 N. 30th St., Phoenix, AZ.
Matt Harper represented the landlord, Copper State Land, LLC, in a 24-month retail lease for 1,400 SF at 5717 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ. Vinny Summo with Bryant Commercial Real Estate represented the tenant, Veggie Rebellion, LLC.
Matt Harper represented the landlord, Maz Northern Plaza, LLC, in a 24-month retail lease for 850 SF at 5008 W. Northern Ave., Glendale, AZ.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (December 27, 2017) – NAI Horizon Senior Vice President John Filli, SIOR, represented the seller, a debtor in a Chapter 11 proceeding, in a pair of Southeast Valley industrial deals totaling $4.897 million.
Filli represented 4K Properties LTD and Arizona Steel Finishing LLC, both Arizona limited partnerships from Queen Creek, in the $3.17 million sale of three industrial/manufacturing buildings totaling +/-65,779 SF on 9.82 acres at 5136 S. Desert View Dr., and 5051 S. Warner Dr., in Apache Junction, Arizona.
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court-related transaction involved Milling Machinery Inc. as a “stalking horse” bidder – an attempt by a bankrupt debtor to test the market for the debtor’s assets in advance of an auction of them – and was subject to the highest and best offer.
The buyer was Rolling Plains Construction Inc., a Colorado corporation in Henderson, Nevada.
Filli also represented 4K Properties LTD in the $1.727 million sale of a multi-tenant, office-warehouse building at 1350 W. Harwell Rd., in Gilbert. This U.S. Bankruptcy Court-related transaction was also subject to the highest and best offer.
“The two assignments (plus a third on-going assignment to sell two manufacturing buildings totaling +/-47,807 SF on 13.1 acres in Snowflake, Arizona) were referred to me by Laurel Lewis, a top-performing office broker here at NAI Horizon, who had a previous business relationship with the particular individual at 4KProperties, LTD, responsible for managing the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy dispositions,” Filli said.
“Because each transaction also involved the disposition of inventory and equipment, closing of escrow was made more difficult. The many challenges that were encountered required both the listing and cooperating brokers to keep an open mind during the disposition process,” Filli said.
The Gilbert building totals 17,966 SF and was sold to Bio Huma Netics Inc. of Gilbert. The buyer, a producer and distributor of liquid fertility and organic protection products, was represented by Mike Parker of CBRE.
TUCSON, ARIZONA (December 20, 2017) – Vice President David Blanchette, CCIM, of the NAI Horizon Tucson office, negotiated the $1.115 million acquisition of a restaurant, vacant building, and leased parking space at 2902-2952 E. Speedway Blvd., in Tucson.
NAI Horizon represented the seller, the Elizabeth McCuistion Living Trust of Ladera Ranch, Calif., in the transaction that includes 4,505 SF of improvements (2,633 SF vacant building; 1,872 SF leased restaurant) and 23,092 SF (.53 acres) of leased parking space.
“There is a strong demand for existing properties and development land on major thoroughfares like Speedway that are close to the University of Arizona,” Blanchette said. “It is rare to see this much property offered for sale on Speedway. The sellers have owned the property for several years and decided that the time was right to sell and reinvest. It will be exciting to see how the new owners develop the property.”
The free-standing retail building on 2902 E. Speedway is centrally located west of Country Club Road. It formally housed Sav-On Flowers. The restaurant space at 2910 E. Speedway is currently leased to Los Betos Mexican restaurant.
The buyer, 2902-2952 E. Speedway, LLC of Tucson, was represented by John Ash of CBRE.
PHOENIX, ARIZ. (Dec. 18, 2017) — Karen Piper, an industry leader in property management for more than 30 years, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by BOMA Greater Phoenix at its Holiday and Awards Celebration held at the Arizona Biltmore.
Piper’s career includes positions at LBA Realty as a Senior Property Manager and Cushman & Wakefield as Executive Director, Client Solutions – Facilities and Property Management.
“BOMA has been so good to me,” Piper said. “It’s been a foundation for me for 32 years and has been a vital part of my career. I have a great appreciation for what an organization like this can be and do for those in the industry.”
While at LBA, Piper oversaw a Phoenix portfolio of 4.7 million square feet of industrial and Class A office space. She spent 16 years at Cushman & Wakefield, including seven years in Asia Pacific establishing the C&W Property and Facilities Management Service line in nine countries, including China.
“Karen Piper is truly a jewel in our industry, and I am grateful for my association with her. She has been a mentor and a source of wisdom as we served together,” said Darwyn Harp, General Property Manager with Hines, who took the gavel as BOMA Greater Phoenix President for 2018.
“I truly appreciate her willingness to share the benefit of her experience with anyone who would seek her counsel. I am better for having the privilege of knowing her, and the honor from BOMA is certainly well deserved,” Harp said.
Member and sustainability awards presented at the event:
- Property Manager of the Year: Robert Vincent III, Cordia Capital Management;
- Building Engineer of the Year: Robert Bonilla, Hines;
- Allied Partner of the Year: Bella Barker, Ace Building Maintenance;
- Committee Member of the Year: Bella Barker, Ace Building Maintenance;
- Committee Chair of the Year: Melissa Scott, Sunbelt Holdings;
- Service to the Profession: Jayme Bartholomew, Development Services of America;
- Civic Excellence Award: Jayme Bartholomew, Development Services of America;
- Helping Hand Award: Tyrel Williams, Breinholt Insurance Group;
- Ougha-Chucka Award: Daniel Mazzon, Allied Universal Services;
- Young Professional of the Year: Daniel Mazzon, Allied Universal Services;
- Kilowatt Krackdown: 3200 Central, CBRE; Portales Corporate Center II, Forum Capital; USAA, USAA Real Estate Services; Leave-Behind Plaque, 3200 Central;
- Stop Drops: 2355 Camelback Center, Cushman & Wakefield; Biltmore Center II, ViaWest Group; Paradise Valley Office Park, Lincoln Property Company;
- Golden Dumpster: Biltmore Center, ViaWest Group; Terra Verde, Wentworth Property Company.
PHOENIX, ARIZ. (December 13, 2017) – Registration is still open for CoreNet Global Arizona’s 2nd annual golf tournament. The event is scheduled for January 24, 2018, on the Stadium Course at the TPC Scottsdale.
The event begins with registration at 10 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m., and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. at the Tournament Players Club, 17020 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale. Registration is $3,000 per foursome.
The tourney will be limited to 25 foursomes. Golfers will play on the Stadium Course the last day before it closes for the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Open.
“One of our mission’s at CoreNet is to provide our members with the ability to network with peers in the corporate real estate industry,” said CoreNet Global Arizona President Simon Davis of Saltmine. “The tournament provides a unique opportunity for members to play the iconic TPC of Scottsdale, in tournament condition, just days before the Waste Management Phoenix Open.”
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Kirk McClure at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each foursome will receive lunch, invitation to a reception, gift pack, and fore caddy per group.
To register visit the CoreNet Global Arizona website.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (December 12, 2017) – The Fidelity National Title | Camelback Lakes team closed the sale of the Best Western Plus Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas in Sedona, Arizona, for $25.5 million.
Located at 400 N. State Route 89A in Uptown Sedona, the high-end, boutique resort sold to Glacier House Hotels. The Fidelity National Title team comprised Diane Carpenter, Leo Sanchez, and Linda Bruce. The team provided escrow and title services for this sophisticated transaction.
“We are fortunate to have the opportunity to work with all parties involved and see the transaction successfully close,” Carpenter said. The CBRE Hotels advisory group team of Jennifer Bergamo, Larry Kaplan, and Mark Darrington represented the seller, Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas I LLC.
“We knew we had to work with a title company that was highly talented and experienced,” said Jordan Scott, principal for Glacier House Hotels. “We are excited to add this trophy asset, located in the highly sought-after uptown section of Sedona with unprecedented views of the Red Rocks to our growing portfolio.”
Glacier House Hotels is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, with a core focus of acquiring, renovating, and developing hospitality projects. The Glacier team has experience with top-tier hospitality brands such as Hilton, Marriott, IHG, and Starwood.
For more information visit glacierhousehotels.com.