Antonio Carmona joins NAI Horizon as Research and Marketing Specialist

Antonio Carmona joins NAI Horizon as Research and Marketing Specialist

     PHOENIX, ARIZONA (October 29, 2018) – NAI Horizon continues to grow its Phoenix office with the hiring of Antonio Carmona as Research and Marketing Specialist.

Carmona will assist NAI Horizon’s marketing and research department, retrieving, organizing, and analyzing market, demographic, and property-specific data. He will also assist in compiling marketing materials for current and prospective transactions.

Carmona, a recent graduate from the University of Arizona in Tucson, participated in a summer internship with Kowalski Construction, a Phoenix-based general contractor. He also served an internship in the marketing department at Robert Porter Construction in Phoenix. Carmona earned a BA in economics with a minor in mathematics from UA.

“I am happy to add Antonino to our team,” said Terry Martin-Denning, CEO and Designated Broker of NAI Horizon. “He is a bright young man who will help us continue to provide the best resources possible for our agents.”

Carmona is a native of the Northern Mexican state of Durango. During his time at UA he volunteered with the Community Food Bank.

Carmona is a boxing enthusiast and enjoys spending time with his family.

 

 

Tilt-up construction brings innovative edge, safer building method to Great Wolf Lodge, state’s 1st indoor water park in Scottsdale

Tilt-up construction brings innovative edge, safer building method to Great Wolf Lodge, state’s 1st indoor water park in Scottsdale

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (October 24, 2018)  Construction of the Great Wolf Lodge Arizona, the first indoor water park in the state, utilized tilt-up construction to build the water slide tower, unlike many of the other Great Wolf Lodges across the nation.

Tilt-up construction creates a faster and safer process for workers and has enabled the project to move forward efficiently from concept to operation. Recently, the first slide tower frame panels were lifted into place as the project continues on schedule toward an August 2019 completion date.

Mortenson is working with Suntec Concrete, Gensler, and the erection engineer to utilize this innovative construction method – in lieu of cast-in place construction – as it has been done on previous Great Wolf Lodge projects. Great Wolf Lodge Arizona will be located at 7333 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale.

“The use of tilt-up construction yields a number of benefits to the project and owner, including time and cost savings, increased quality, and most importantly the reduced risk of injury,” said Brad Hughes, Mortenson’s project manager on the Great Wolf Lodge Arizona project.

By using the tilt up panel construction method, the project team was able to sequence the schedule in a manner that allowed work in multiple areas on site by multiple crews, which has maximized efficiency and site usage.

“Tilting these frames has eliminated hundreds of man hours working at heights and allowed us to move the work to the ground where it’s much safer, efficient and easier to control quality,” Hughes said. “We are always looking for a better way to do something, so when we started talking about this method, we knew we had to do it.”

Tilt-up construction is a process by which a concrete panel is formed, reinforced, and cast horizontally on the ground. Once cured, the panels are lifted with a crane and set on a foundation, creating the shell of a building or structure, piece by piece.

Tilt-up construction is a proven method for large, non-residential facilities such as office buildings, retail centers, and warehouses. It remains a strong choice for safer delivery, large structures, flexible designs, and aggressive schedules. It’s application in the construction of the Great Wolf Lodge Arizona is ideal.

Weighing in at a more than 365,000 pounds and measuring more than 78 feet high and nearly 63 feet wide, the tilt-up panel frame will serve as the backbone to the water slide tower.

For more information on the lift and details into the partnership between Mortenson and Suntec, please visit this link.

Tilt-up construction creates a faster and safer process for workers and has enabled Great Wolf Lodge Arizona to move forward efficiently from concept to operation.

NAI Horizon Wins NAI Global President’s Award; honors leadership, teamwork

NAI Horizon Wins NAI Global President’s Award; honors leadership, teamwork

     PHOENIX, ARIZONA (October 23, 2018) – NAI Horizon received the NAI Global President’s Award for Major Market in recognition of its leadership, teamwork, and performance.

The award recognizes NAI offices that have demonstrated a true commitment to the strategic vision of the enterprise by leading in action as evidenced by teamwork, leadership and/or business generation. The award was presented at the 2018 NAI Global Convention in Austin, Texas.

Terry Martin-Denning

“Under the leadership and direction of Terry Martin-Denning, NAI Horizon continues to demonstrate great commitment to NAI Global, and we are very proud of their achievements and contributions to the organization,” said Jay Olshonsky, President of NAI Global. “They exemplify how our local market leadership is driving the NAI Global brand.”

“It was truly an honor to receive this award,” said Martin-Denning, CEO and Designated Broker of NAI Horizon. “We are committed to the continued growth of our firm with the right people.”

In the past year NAI Horizon has expanded its presence in the Valley with the addition of eight agents and numerous support staff members. It has bolstered its retail, office, property management, and investment sales divisions.

NAI Horizon’s broker ownership platform allows agents an opportunity to play a direct role in the company’s future. This creates a culture in which its agents can maximize their own business while benefiting from the resources of a global commercial real estate brokerage firm.

 

Holly Street Studio renovates, transforms iconic 1960s building on Phoenix College campus to modern teaching facility

Holly Street Studio renovates, transforms iconic 1960s building on Phoenix College campus to modern teaching facility

    PHOENIX, ARIZ.  (October 23, 2018) – Holly Street Studio has renovated and transformed a classic 1960s building designed by a renowned Phoenix architect into a modern teaching facility on the campus of Phoenix College.

The exterior of the $12.4 million Phoenix College Physical Sciences Building.

The Phoenix-based architecture firm and the Maricopa Community Colleges District plan to unveil the $12.4 million Phoenix College Physical Sciences Building, 1202 W. Thomas Rd., at an open house on Nov. 1.

The 59,000 SF project transformed an outdated, inward-turning, classroom building – known as “Building C” – into a teaching facility for chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, and engineering.

It integrates instructional and operational facilities, resources, and personnel of the Physical Sciences Department. It provides an environment that enhances opportunities for faculty members to share ideas and develop interdisciplinary content and resources.

“The renovation of Phoenix College’s Building C provided a rare opportunity to learn from and embrace mid-century architectural aspirations with present-day learning and technology needs,” said Diane Jacobs, AIA, Principal at Holly Street Studio. “The new design restored the building’s inherent elegance, clarified its presence on the campus, while integrating the robust technical requirements of a laboratory building. All of this, while catalyzing social engagement in the study of science at the same time.”

The new layout invites students from all programs at Phoenix College to collaborate and connect to one another via new interior and exterior gathering spaces beyond the new labs and science classrooms.

Originally built in 1969, the Phoenix College Building C served students of nursing, allied health, and chemistry programs for almost 40 years. With its soaring columns and waffle deck floors, the building is an example of the design prevalent in Phoenix during the 1960s. It was designed by Phoenix architect Ralph Haver.

“Our new incarnation of the classic mid-century building that housed the Chemistry Department for 50 years has been transformed into a completely new space,” Science Department faculty members said. “While the old building was serviceable, the new building is light, airy, sunny and a joy to walk – and climb – around in. It’s filled with individual spaces. Each space is unique to its purpose but all the spaces are tied together by a theme of flowing light. This is a happy building.”

The project team comprises Ryan Companies, construction management; Research Facilities Design, lab consultant; ICDS, mechanical and plumbing engineer; Woodward Engineering, electrical; Floor Associates, landscape architect; and Dibble Engineering, civil engineer.

 

Phoenix Kidder Mathews healthcare team negotiates $3.4M sale of Civic Center Medical Plaza in attractive South Scottsdale location

Phoenix Kidder Mathews healthcare team negotiates $3.4M sale of Civic Center Medical Plaza in attractive South Scottsdale location

     PHOENIX, Ariz. (October 18, 2018) – The Phoenix Kidder Mathews healthcare team announced the sale of 3271 N. Civic Center Plaza, a 16,919-square-foot medical office building in the South Scottsdale submarket. The asset commanded a sale price of $3.4 million ($200.96 per square foot).

The team of Senior Vice President Michael Dupuy and Vice President Rachael Thompson negotiated the sale on behalf of owner 6 Turns, LLC, a subsidiary of SEBO Enterprises, LLC.

Built in 1983, Civic Center Medical Plaza features eight suites that can easily be combined to create larger spaces. The one-story building is situated on 1.5 acres in South Scottsdale’s medical market which currently offers limited availability of larger spaces and has a scarcity of first-floor space. The asset is highly visible and sits directly across from HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center.

“I think the deal was good for the buyer, seller and the submarket,” Dupuy said. “The area will unquestionably benefit from having a renovated, Class A facility in the healthcare corridor connected with a top-notch provider.”

HonorHealth Osborn is a full-service, 337-bed hospital that offers services in trauma, orthopedics, neurosurgery, cardiovascular services, and critical care. Other services include those at Greenbaum Surgical Specialty Hospital, which focuses on general surgeries including ear, nose and throat; urology; and gynecology.

“The South Scottsdale market is in need of additional medical space, specifically larger blocks of space,” Thompson said. “Redevelopment of existing older buildings to accommodate this demand would be ideal.”

Amenities in proximity to Civic Center Medical Plaza include numerous multifamily communities as well as restaurants and retail establishments. The property is situated across from Scottsdale Stadium, spring training home of the San Francisco Giants.

The buyer, Dr. Remus Repta, was represented by Sheila Bale and Ryan O’Connor with Cushman & Wakefield.

NAI Horizon’s Denise Nunez negotiates sale of 2-property California self-storage portfolio

NAI Horizon’s Denise Nunez negotiates sale of 2-property California self-storage portfolio

       PHOENIX, ARIZONA (October 10, 2018) – The NAI Horizon Self-Storage Team of Senior Vice President Denise Nunez and Associate David Loui represented the seller in negotiating the sale of a two-property self-storage portfolio in California.

L.P.G. Associates, Inc. of Rohnert Park, California, sold Folsom Parkshore Self-Storage in Folsom, California, and All Size Self-Storage in Roseville, California, to Extra Space Properties Two LLC of Salt Lake City, Utah. The two assets total 165,920 NRSF and comprise 1,109 units.

“These two assets were highly sought after Class A properties drawing the attention of 42 well-qualified buyers,” Nunez said. “Both assets were part of L.P.G.’s larger self-storage portfolio which was sold separately. Continental Ranch Self Storage (in Tucson, Arizona), also owned by L.P.G. Associates, sold to an unrelated buyer on August 8, 2018. The overall portfolio sale was $31.55 million.”

Located at 185 Parkshore Dr., the Folsom facility serves Alder Creek, Nimbus, Orangevale, and Gold River, California. Located at 1011 Foothills Blvd., All Size serves residents of Roseville, Citrus Heights, Antelope, and Foothill Farms, California.

 

Located at 185 Parkshore Dr., the Folsom facility serves Alder Creek, Nimbus, Orangevale, and Gold River, California.

 

AZCREW presents its annual ‘Black & White Affair’ Oct. 24 to benefit ASU’s MRED program

AZCREW presents its annual ‘Black & White Affair’ Oct. 24 to benefit ASU’s MRED program

PHOENIX, ARIZ. (October 10, 2018) – Benefiting its “MRED Dollars for Scholars” program, AZCREW is hosting its annual Black & White Affair on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Pubblico Italian Eatery, 5813 N. 7th St., in Phoenix. AZCREW is the leading organization for senior-level executive women in the Metro Phoenix real estate field.

The event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. It will feature tasting tables of local restaurants, specialty drinks, entertainment, and a silent auction for gift baskets.

Ticket prices are $50 for members; $65 for non-members and members at the door; $500 for 10 tickets; and $20 for Arizona State University MRED students and faculty.

“Over the past 6 years AZCREW has supported Arizona State University’s MRED students by awarding more than 14 scholarships totaling nearly $40,000,” said AZCREW Public Relations/Outreach Committee Co-Chairwoman Lisa Tinnion of Corporate Interior Systems. “We are fortunate to welcome many of these graduates into our AZCREW Network, and into our respective organizations thanks to this continued collaboration with ASU.”

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.

 

 

 

 

MEB Management Services honored by IREM with 2018 national AMO of the Year Award

MEB Management Services honored by IREM with 2018 national AMO of the Year Award

 

     PHOENIX, ARIZONA (October 10, 2018) – MEB Management Services, one of Arizona’s prominent women-owned firms, was awarded the Accredited Management Organization (AMO) of the Year Award at the Institute of Real Estate Management’s (IREM) Global Summit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Libby Ekre, CPM, represented MEB at the awards ceremony. The prestigious honor by the MEB team coincides with the firm’s 20th anniversary.

“We were honored just to be named a finalist for this award (along with Alliance Residential and Woodmont Real Estate Services),” Ekre, one of MEB’s principals, said. “The thanks really go to our fantastic site teams who work every day to provide transformational service to our clients and residents.”

This awards MEB Management Services, AMO, for an outstanding performance by a firm that is dedicated to advancing the real estate management industry; provides transformational service to clients, tenants, and residents; aligns business practices with IREM’s Best Practices for Real Estate Management Service; and demonstrates ethical business practices based on the AMO Code of Professional Ethics.

“We are very proud of MEB for this award that champions their business in real estate management excellence,” said Genna Goldberg, CPM, 2018 IREM Greater Phoenix Chapter President with The Muller Company, AMO.

MEB is one of Arizona’s largest fee managers of apartments and is also active in New Mexico, Texas, and Utah. MEB-affiliated firms also provide management services to commercial clients through MEB Commercial Group and to single family home and small property investors through MEB Rental Homes.

 

 

NAIOP Arizona Signature Speaker Series presents entrepreneur Randi Zuckerberg

NAIOP Arizona Signature Speaker Series presents entrepreneur Randi Zuckerberg

     PHOENIX, ARIZONA (October 9, 2018) – Randi Zuckerberg, an entrepreneur and best-selling author who helped her brother Mark with his startup company Facebook, is the featured guest at NAIOP Arizona’s Signature Speaker Series.

      The event is scheduled for Thursday, November 1, at the Arizona Biltmore. Registration in the lobby of the Grand Ballroom begins at 3 p.m. The event includes an informative talk by Zuckerberg followed by a networking reception.

      Randi Zuckerberg is an entrepreneur, investor, bestselling author, and founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media. She was an early employee at Facebook where she was the creator of Facebook Live. Passionate about the intersection of tech and media, her current work focuses on the impact of technology on our lives and culture and on encouraging girls and women to pursue careers in technology fields.

      She hosts a weekly tech business show called “Dot Complicated” on SiriusXM. She is the author of several books including “Work. Sleep. Fitness. Family. Friends. Pick Three,” released in May 2018.

      After graduating from Harvard, Randi Zuckerberg worked for two years in marketing for advertising firm Ogilvy & Mather. Although it was a dream job and she was on track for professional advancement, a conversation with her brother Mark changed the course of her career.

      In late 2004, Randi’s brother Mark asked her to join Facebook, which was understaffed with people who were willing to travel and who could explain his vision. She initially thought this would be a temporary position that might last six months. But once she was in Silicon Valley and immersed in the innovation-driven community, she became fascinated with the possibilities and remained at Facebook for 10 years.

      Registration fees: $65, Developing Leaders; $75, members; $250, four member tickets; $125, non-members; $450, four non-member tickets. Register here, or for more information email NAIOP Arizona at rsvp@naiopaz.org.

Liv Communities holding ribbon cutting for multifamily communities in North Phoenix, Goodyear with capital investment of $101M

Liv Communities holding ribbon cutting for multifamily communities in North Phoenix, Goodyear with capital investment of $101M

TEMPE, ARIZONA (October 9, 2018) ‒ Liv Communities is holding ribbon-cutting ceremonies for multifamily communities this month in the now vibrant and once overlooked North Phoenix and West Valley submarkets. The assets represent a capital investment of $101 million.

Liv North Valley, 31113 N. North Valley Parkway in Phoenix and Liv Goodyear, 15361 W. Virginia Ave. in Goodyear, are the seventh and eighth Liv communities completed in Arizona and Michigan. Six of those communities are in Arizona. Liv also owns and manages three senior living communities, LivGenerations, and manages another senior living community.

Liv North Valley features 385 units covering 490,000 square feet and is valued at $56 million. MT Builders was the general contractor and Whitneybell Perry was the architect of record. The Liv North Valley ribbon cutting is Oct. 23.

Liv Goodyear comprises 326 units covering 400,000 SF and is valued at $45 million. Clark Wayland was the GC and Whitneybell Perry was the architect of record. The Liv Goodyear ribbon cutting is Oct. 24.

“Liv Communities creates beautiful settings and thoughtful amenities designed to help our residents live fuller lives,” said Heidi Arave, Vice President, Liv Multifamily. “We value what our customers value: wellness, great relationships with others, living responsibly, and having the conveniences and technology at hand to allow time for what matters most.”

Liv North Valley and Liv Goodyear are luxury apartments in two-and three-story buildings. Each community maintains an on-site leasing office, The Hub (a high-tech clubhouse), and amenities including VimTrim (on-site personal training), indoor and outdoor community entertainment and recreation, saltwater heated pool and spa, and walking paths.

Each apartment features private balconies and 9-foot ceilings. Each is furnished with a premium appliance package, full-size washer and dryer, walk-in closets, ceiling fans, custom cabinets, and slab granite kitchen counters.

They also feature a community garden, bark park, and sand volleyball court. They are both smoke-free communities. Liv North Valley offers residents a playground.

According to CoStar, the North Phoenix and West Valley submarkets have more in common than outsized rent growth. A major draw for renters in these submarkets is affordability. CoStar also reports that multifamily developers are “targeting overlooked multifamily submarkets outside of the Metro Phoenix core.

The CoStar report concludes that the “lack of new supply in peripheral submarkets will likely sustain their robust apartment fundamentals and vacancies near all-time lows.”

A rendering of The Hub at Liv North Valley.