Caliente Construction celebrates completion and ribbon-cutting ceremony of $10M Chandler Public Safety Training Center

Caliente Construction celebrates completion and ribbon-cutting ceremony of $10M Chandler Public Safety Training Center

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     TEMPE, ARIZ.  (August 8, 2018) – Caliente Construction, an Arizona-based general contractor providing commercial construction services in the Western U.S. for almost 30 years, joined the City of Chandler in celebrating the completion and ribbon cutting of the $10 million Chandler Public Safety Training Center Wednesday morning.

The newly constructed 29,130 SF, two-story masonry building for the City of Chandler includes a 250-seat auditorium with wheelchair lift, lobby, elevator, classrooms, fitness room, defensive tactics room, restrooms, break room, driving and weapons simulation rooms, and locker rooms. The building sits on five acres at 3550 S. Dobson Rd.

The 250-seat auditorium at the new City of Chandler Public Safety Training Center built by Caliente Construction.

“It’s a real privilege to be able to be a part of the team that built this world-class facility for public safety, for police and fire, for the men and women who are protecting our community,” said Caliente President/CEO Lorraine Bergman. “We’re very proud we had the opportunity to do it.”

In addition, Caliente constructed administrative office and IT space, and three training prop buildings with training platforms and simulated roofs.

“This is an important day for public safety in Chandler and the whole region,” said Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny. “This 29,000-square-foot facility gives us the ability to consolidate a number of functions and provide the finest training available. It will be a central East Valley public safety hub.”

Site work included excavation; drainage/retention; paving/parking; lighting; security fencing and gates; landscape and irrigation; wet and dry utility extensions and services; sidewalks; signage; and roadway modifications. A pedestrian bridge extending from the front entry to the parking lot was built over the retention area.

“The community will benefit from the fire and police departments training in this state-of-the-art building,” said Caliente Assistant Project Manager DeWayne Selvig. “This includes the firetruck driving simulator and the weapons simulator. This building will allow these public safety entities the ability to further expand their training capabilities and be more effective.”

Architect of record was MWL Architects/Richard P. Rehfeldt Architect Ltd. Notable subcontractors included Riggs Concrete, S&S Paving, Holly Steel, Danson Masonry, Star Roofing, AJP Electric, Tek Star Plumbing, JD Sun Mechanical, and Extreme Drywall.

“A project like this gives Chandler the ability to train its personnel to the best of their ability,” said Caliente Project Director Brian Lewis. “It gives that foothold for Chandler to be on the cutting edge, not just for its residents but for others as well. If a project we’ve worked on was flawless, this was it. We had great pre-planning with the City of Chandler and the design team.”

Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny (center) is flanked by public safety and city officials at Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.

 

by Aug 08, 2018
Supply-chain specialist Jay Olson brings expertise in industrial, manufacturing operations to NAI Horizon

Supply-chain specialist Jay Olson brings expertise in industrial, manufacturing operations to NAI Horizon

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    PHOENIX, ARIZONA (August 6, 2018) – NAI Horizon has bolstered its industrial properties footprint with the hiring of supply-chain specialist Jay Olson, who joins the firm as an Associate.

Olson comes to NAI Horizon after 25 years as President and Director of Operations for Sun Pac International. He grew up in the manufacturing industry, working alongside his father for most of his life. His experience includes sales and manufacturing management, facilities operations and management, supply chain expertise, and research and development.

He is an industrial and manufacturing specialist at NAI Horizon. His previous experience also includes the buying and selling of industrial and manufacturing properties for his family’s business since 2001.

“Jay’s background in manufacturing allows him to add value with his unique perspective,” said Terry Martin-Denning, Principal and CEO of NAI Horizon. “He understands industrial real estate from the user and owner standpoint and also from the manufacturing and business operational aspect.”

In 1994, Olson became president of his family’s food and beverage manufacturing facility. He has served as property manager for his family’s commercial and residential property investment interests for the past 18 years.

For 6 years, Olson was a firefighter for the City of Scottsdale Fire Department. He continues to be actively involved in the community, making a difference wherever he can. His volunteer work includes youth sports and municipal endeavors.

“I’ve been fortunate to learn my skills from my entrepreneurial father,” Olson said. “I bring the work ethic that was embedded in me since childhood to my new role at NAI Horizon.”

A native of Detroit, Michigan, Olson has lived in Scottsdale, Arizona, since 1973. He is the father of a daughter 20 and a son, 17. He attended Scottsdale and Mesa community colleges.

 

by Aug 06, 2018
Iconic Chandler restaurant/wine bistro D-Vine rebrands into St. Amand Kitchen & Cocktails

Iconic Chandler restaurant/wine bistro D-Vine rebrands into St. Amand Kitchen & Cocktails

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     PHOENIX, ARIZ. (July 31, 2018) – An iconic restaurant and wine bistro located in the Ocotillo community in Chandler, Arizona, is undergoing a refresh and rebrand led by a trio of Valley professionals who are bringing their vision to the project.

D-Vine Bistro & Wine Bar, 12 years ago one of the first restaurant-wine bistro “hot spots” at 3990 S. Alma School Rd., will be transformed into St. Amand Kitchen & Cocktails with a scheduled opening date of October. St. Amand is the patron saint of winemaking, beer brewing, and bartending.

The project team comprises restaurateur and owner Robert E. Coulson; Ken Morrow, One Way General Contractors; and Beth Katz, KatzDesignGroup.

“There have been a lot of dining and cocktail establishments that have come and gone over the past 12 years,” Morrow said. “D-Vine has been an area landmark and still stands. It remains strong, stays busy, but over time it is need of a complete refresh.”

A rendering of the exterior of St. Amand Kitchen & Cocktails looking into the space.

The restaurant interior will have a clean, modern cathedral style vibe, Katz said of the 4,100-SF remodel project. The KatzDesignGroup team is opening up the space to allow for a relocated larger bar, allowing more light into the space, providing a closed off private dining space for parties, and extending the patio with more shaded area.

“D-Vine has a wonderful reputation for food and atmosphere; we are just going to take it up a few aesthetic notches and create a unique vibe for every day lunch and dinner dining, and a fun date night,”  Katz said. “We are rebranding St. Amand with new indoor and outdoor seating, custom tables and high-tops, and a saintly artisan mural of the man himself.”

Said Coulson, who bought the restaurant in 2010: “The community is very much aware, excited, and anticipating the new look. The transformation from D-Vine to the new and exciting St. Amand has created a buzz.

“We intend to keep the atmosphere of casual chic with a neighborhood feel. Good people and good food have been our hallmark. Our neighborhood is our home,” Coulson said.

Ramon Rice, who has been executive chef for both D-Vine Bistros in Chandler and Mesa, is driving the new menu for St. Amand.

“I brought my concept of St. Amand to Ken and Robert,” Rice said. “We knew we had what we were looking for. St. Amand is the concept that we can all rally behind and get the neighborhood excited. With some brainstorming and the great designs of Beth Katz, we are converting our old space into lively, new restaurant.”
 

A rendering of the bar at St. Amand Kitchen & Cocktails in Chandler.

A rendering of the seating area at the rebranded St. Amand Kitchen & Cocktails.

by Jul 31, 2018
Long-term lease of 59,416 SF Mesa office building, $1M sale of Goodyear office highlight recent deals negotiated by NAI Horizon

Long-term lease of 59,416 SF Mesa office building, $1M sale of Goodyear office highlight recent deals negotiated by NAI Horizon

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     PHOENIX, ARIZONA (July 24, 2018) – The long-term lease of a former movie theater converted to Class A office space in Mesa, Arizona, and the $1 million sale of an office building in Goodyear, Arizona, highlight recent transactions closed by NAI Horizon professionals.

Sale Transactions:

Tyler Smith negotiated the sale of a 4,011 SF office property, representing the seller, CAZ Investments, LLC, for $1 million. The property is located at 14445 W. McDowell Rd., Goodyear, AZ. Bob Broyles with Colliers International represented the buyer, Tennefos Property, LLP.

Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon negotiated the sale of a 1.16-acre property, representing the seller, The Market at Estrella Falls, LLC, for $950,000. The property is located at 1600 N. Pebble Creek Parkway, Goodyear, AZ.

Matt Harper negotiated the sale of a 2,400 SF property, representing the seller, Atlas Commercial, LLC, for $895,000. The property is located at 106 N. Tonto St., Payson, AZ. Michelle Hagan with West USA Realty represented the buyer, Robert Santoro.

Jeff Adams negotiated the sale of a 5,000 SF property, representing the buyer, Onsite Commercial Services, LLC, for $280,000. The property is located at 169 and 237 E. Broadway Rd., Mesa, AZ. Rex Griswold and Andy Jaffe with J&J Commercial Properties represented the seller, Gloria V. Sano.

Lease Transactions:

Laurel Lewis, Barbara Lloyd and Lane Neville represented the landlord, Old Town Val Vista, LLC, in a long-term office lease for 59,418 SF at 3707 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ.

Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon represented the tenant, Pei Wei Asian Diner, LLC, in a 120-month retail lease for 2,500 SF. Zach Pace with Phoenix Commercial Advisors represented the landlord, Queen Creek AZ, LLC.

Isy Sonabend represented the tenant, Elliott Electric Supply, in an 89-month industrial lease for 19,000 SF at 2250 W. Broadway Rd., Mesa, AZ. Mike Haenel with Cushman & Wakefield represented the landlord, Western B West AZ, LLC.

Tyler Smith represented the tenant, Magnus Title Agency, LLC, in a 63-month office lease for 2,918 SF at 6991 E. Camelback Square, Scottsdale, AZ. Colton Trauter with Lee & Associates represented the landlord, Velocis Camelback, LP.

Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon represented the landlord, New Bell Tower, LLC, in an 86-month retail lease with The Grid Cyber Lounge, for 3,600 SF at 4913 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix, AZ.

Jeff Adams represented the tenant, Nutraceutical Produce, LLC, in a long-term industrial lease for 5,000 SF at 2235 W. First St., Tempe, AZ. Franklin Connell with Cutler Commercial represented the landlord, A & S Mini Warehouse.

Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon represented the landlord, RJS 45th Place, LLC, in a 64-month lease with Jimmie and Joe’s Pizza, for 1,300 SF at 4550 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix, AZ.

Matt Harper represented the landlord, Yee Legacy II, LLC, in a 63-month retail lease for 1,610 SF at 18914 E. San Tan Blvd., Queen Creek, AZ.

Matt Harper represented the landlord, Elmo Tari Trust, in a 25-month retail lease for 1,400 SF at 12235 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ. David Aronson with Berkshire Hathaway represented the tenant, PHX Animal Behaviour Center, LLC.

Matt Harper represented the landlord, M&N Realty, LLC, in a 63-month retail lease for 1,227 SF at 12020 S. Warner Elliot Loop, Phoenix, AZ.

Matt Harper represented the landlord, Kayrich Associates, in a 38-month retail lease for 3,633 SF at 6445 N. 51st Ave., Glendale, AZ.

 

by Jul 24, 2018
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Celebrates Grand Opening, Impact in Downtown Phoenix

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Celebrates Grand Opening, Impact in Downtown Phoenix

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     PHOENIX, ARIZONA (July 18, 2018) – The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, the newest hotel in the heart of downtown Phoenix, recently celebrated its grand opening and held an official ribbon-cutting event.

Key representatives from Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc., North Central Group, Visit Phoenix and Mortenson each made remarks at the July 9 event. In addition, NCG hosted a raffle with proceeds benefitting UMOM New Day Centers, a non-profit organization based in Phoenix that supports struggling families across the Valley.

The interior of Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Phoenix.

Among others recognized at the grand opening were PK Architects for its design of the hotel, as well as Design Force for its interior design efforts in creating a hotel experience that is uniquely Arizonan.

“We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Downtown. From the relationships we have built with Apple Hospitality REIT, NCG, and the City of Phoenix, to collaborating with the entire design and construction team, it was a great project to be a part of,” said George Forristall, Director of Real Estate Development at Mortenson.

“Throughout the process, the City of Phoenix was very accommodating to make this project a reality and we appreciate their contribution to support the growth in downtown Phoenix,” Forristall said.

The new Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Phoenix Downtown, 77 E. Polk St., provides guests with a modern, yet comfortable experience. The 11-story, 210-key limited-service hotel features a bar and lounge, business center, meeting spaces, fitness center, and food service.

Officially beginning operations in early May, the hotel opened its doors to guests one week ahead of schedule.

Mortenson, the developer and general contractor, sold the new property to a subsidiary of Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. in May for $44 million. The hotel is managed by North Central Group, a leading hotel management company.

The hospitality market in Phoenix continues to strengthen with the growing demand in the area. The hotel is Mortenson’s first development project in downtown Phoenix, as well as Hilton’s first Hampton Inn & Suites downtown.

The new Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Phoenix Downtown is adjacent to the Arizona State University Downtown Campus and is within walking distance of the Phoenix Convention Center.

The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, the newest hotel in downtown Phoenix, had its official ribbon-cutting event on July 9.

by Jul 18, 2018
MEB opens Utah office, promotes 2 to SVP of operations, promotes manager in Tucson

MEB opens Utah office, promotes 2 to SVP of operations, promotes manager in Tucson

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     PHOENIX, ARIZONA (July 16, 2018) – MEB Management Services, a provider of comprehensive multifamily management services throughout the Southwest has promoted two managers to senior vice president of operations, promoted a manager to assistant asset director and opened an office in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Luz Bruscini

Luz Bruscini, CPM, ARM, and Dalia Bureker, CPM, were promoted to senior vice presidents of operations in Tucson and Phoenix, respectively.

In addition, MEB is establishing a presence in Salt Lake City, naming Mike Kienast a vice president in the Utah office. Denise Trentacosta, ARM, a long-time MEB manager, was promoted to assistant asset director in Tucson.

“Growth for any company is not by chance; it’s the result of continuous focus on our goals, the discipline to do what needs to be done daily, and the fortitude to master change,” said MEB Principal Libby Ekre. “MEB has the talent to keep us moving forward and we are proud to promote Dalia, Luz, Mike, and Denise.”

Bruscini, who has been with MEB since 2006, was named Senior VP of Operations in the Tucson office and will be responsible for managing all asset classes including student housing and value-add properties. She was overseeing MEB operations in New Mexico and assisting with Tucson operations.

Bruscini holds an Arizona broker’s license and is a Certified Property Manager through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Bruscini completed the Arizona Lyceum Leadership course through the Arizona Multi-housing Association (AMA).

She has served on numerous AMA committees, has served as the IREM Tucson-Southern Arizona Chapter president and currently serves on the board. Bruscini is active in the Tucson community and supports Our Family Services and the town of Kino, Mexico.

Bureker, who has been with MEB for 9 years, was named Senior Vice President of Operations for the Phoenix office. She previously served as VP of Operations. She will oversee vice president, asset director, and department head guidance and oversight. She will also be responsible for planning and implementation of initiatives and strategic goals for the company.

A native of Tel Aviv, Israel, Bureker is involved with industry groups IREM, AMA, and the National Association of Realtors. Her philanthropic endeavors include volunteering with EOD Warrior Foundation, Navy EOD Association, and National EOD Association.

Kienast possesses 25 years of multi-family experience in the Metro Phoenix and Tucson markets for both fee managers and REITs. He has served as VP of Operations for MEB offices in Phoenix, Tucson, and Utah.

A native of Aspen, Colorado, Kienast earned a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical studies at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott. Kienast also holds a real estate brokers license.

Trentacosta, a CPM candidate, has been with MEB for 8 years. She was promoted from senior community manager in the Tucson office. Her new responsibility will be to assist in the daily oversight or five multi-family assets with a total of 1,254 apartment homes.

A native of Arlington, Texas, Trentacosta is involved with IREM, AMA, and Big Hearts, a non-profit group in Tucson.

Denise Trentacosta

Mike Kienast

 

by Jul 16, 2018
Erika Elshamy joins Fidelity National Title as  sales executive in Litchfield Escrow Branch

Erika Elshamy joins Fidelity National Title as sales executive in Litchfield Escrow Branch

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      PHOENIX, ARIZ.  (July 11, 2018) – Fidelity National Title Agency is proud to announce that Erika Elshamy will join its residential sales team as a sales executive at the Litchfield Escrow Branch in Goodyear.

Elshamy, who possesses more than 20 years in real estate, has extensive experience in title/escrow and underwriting as it relates to the home buying and selling process. She joins escrow officers and support staff in assisting the firm’s West Valley real estate professionals at 2440 N. Litchfield Rd.

She joins Fidelity National Title from HMS Home Warranty, where she served an account executive. Her most recent work experience required her to identify new prospects, implement sales plans, and strategically carry out activities that build rapport to create and maintain lasting relationships.

“Erika is a breath of fresh air; her enthusiasm and get-it-done attitude will be an amazing asset to her clients,” said Fidelity National Vice President and Residential Sales Manager Sharon Terhune. “She’s a strategic thinker and always has her clients’ best interests at heart. I’m very excited to have her join the Fidelity team.”

A native of Long Beach, California, Elshamy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the University of Phoenix.

Elshamy volunteers at Feed My Starving Children and participates in activities that benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, and The Pat Tillman Foundation.

Elshamy and her husband have been married for 17 years and have three children. In her free time, she enjoys working out, reading, and spending time with her family.

by Jul 11, 2018
MEB Management partner NexMetro Communities Sells 3 Valley Assets for $98M

MEB Management partner NexMetro Communities Sells 3 Valley Assets for $98M

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PHOENIX, ARIZONA (July 5, 2018) – NexMetro Communities partnered with MEB Management Services in 2014 to manage the lease-up and stabilized operations of their Avilla Homes Arizona portfolio. NexMetro recently sold three Arizona communities for $98 million.

Avilla Grace in Chandler, Arizona, a 194-home neighborhood, sold for $45 million; Avilla Heights, also in

Avilla Palm Valley in Goodyear, Arizona.

Chandler, a 116-home neighborhood, sold for $27.84 million; and Avilla Palm Valley in Goodyear, Arizona, a 125-home neighborhood, sold for $25.1 million.

“We are thrilled to be a part of NexMetro’s success with the innovative approach to rental housing,” said Melanie Morrison, Principal at MEB Management Services.

Transaction details:

>> Avilla Palm Valley: 4200 N. Falcon Dr., Goodyear; closed June 13; 125 homes, $200,800/door; buyer, New York-based RN Falcon, LLC.

>> Avilla Heights: 255 E. Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler; closed June 25; 116 homes; $240,000/door; buyer, single purpose entity formed by California-based The Certe Group.

>> Avilla Grace: 2121 N. Grace Blvd., Chandler; closed June 28; 194 homes, $232,000/door; buyer, entity of Illinois-based The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc.

NexMetro and its affiliated companies have been developing Avilla Homes neighborhoods with great success since 2010. These specialized Class A homes incorporate the perfect blend of a single-family feel with multi-family functionality.

With more than 4,000 homes completed, under construction, or in due diligence, NexMetro’s roots are in Arizona but the company is growing quickly with expansion planned along the entire Sunbelt region of the U.S.

by Jul 05, 2018
Pair of industrial sales totaling $8.5M highlight recent deals negotiated by NAI Horizon

Pair of industrial sales totaling $8.5M highlight recent deals negotiated by NAI Horizon

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     PHOENIX, ARIZONA (July 2, 2018) – The $6.95 million sale of a tractor-trailer repair and maintenance facility in Phoenix and the $1.594 million sale of an industrial building in Chandler, Arizona, highlight recent transactions closed by NAI Horizon professionals.

Sale Transactions:

Isy Sonabend negotiated the sale of a 50,000 SF industrial property, representing the seller, Wabash National Trailer Centers Inc., for $6.95 million. The property is located at 2830 S. 51st Ave., in Phoenix, AZ.

Mark Wilcke negotiated the sale of an 11,187 SF industrial property, representing the seller, John L. Smith, Trustee of John L. Smith Trust Created March 10, 2016, for $1.594 million. The property is located at 2120 S. Douglas Dr., Chandler, AZ. Chris McClurg with Lee & Associates represented the buyer, Tradition Asset Management, LLC.

Lease Transactions:

Tyler Smith represented the landlord, Pacifica Palm Valley Center, L.P., in a 63-month lease for 2,123 SF at 1626 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ. Mike Hirth with Keyser represented the tenant, Mellon & Sons.

 Tyler Smith, Troy Giammarco and Joe Pequeno represented the landlord, Sun Grove Medical, LLC, in a 90-month medical office lease for 2,132 SF at 20470 N. Lake Pleasant Rd., Peoria, AZ. Laurie Sandau with Avison Young represented the tenant, Joseph R. Cohen, DDS.

Tyler Smith, Troy Giammarco and Joe Pequeno represented the tenant, A.Z. & Associates, LLC, in a 63-month office lease for 3,009 SF at 10320 W. McDowell Rd., Avondale, AZ. Bobbie Mastracci with Phoenix West Commercial represented the landlord, Granco Gateway, LLC.

Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon represented the landlord, Queen Creek Fiesta, LLC, in a 60-month retail lease for 1,560 SF with Doughlicious Desserts at 21545 S. Ellsworth Loop Rd., Queen Creek, AZ.

Barbara Lloyd and Tom Bean, CCIM, represented the landlord, Tempe CC, LLC, in a 36-month office lease for 813 SF at 4515 S. McClintock Rd., Tempe, AZ. Langdon Bridges with Commercial Properties Inc. represented the tenant, CK Financial Services, Inc.

Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon represented the tenant, Sweetest Season, LLC, in a 60-month retail lease for 1,800 SF at 1835 E. Guadalupe, Tempe, AZ.

Mark Wilcke represented the landlord, ICC Tempe, LLC, in a 25-month industrial lease for 14,883 SF at 2507 W. Erie Dr., Tempe, AZ. Drew Stone with Keyser represented the tenant, Video West, Inc.

Tyler Smith represented the tenant, Landmark Title Assurance Agency of Arizona, LLC, in a 63-month lease for 1,800 SF at 3303 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ. Matt Zaccardi with Commercial Properties, Inc. represented the landlord, SBBC Investments, LLC.

Chris Gerow, Shelby Tworek, Gabe Ortega and Patrick Anthon represented the landlord, LNR Partners, LLC, in a 60-month retail lease renewal for 1,200 SF with Check Into Cash at 21101 N. John Wayne Parkway, Maricopa, AZ.

Matt Harper represented the landlord, Puchhi, Inc., in a 60-month retail lease renewal for 2,480 SF at 9501 W. Peoria Ave., Peoria, AZ.

Tyler Smith, Troy Giammarco and Joe Pequeno represented both the landlord, Sun Grove Medical, LLC, and the tenant, Simple Direct Health, PLLC, in a 62-month medical office lease for 1,363 SF at 20470 N. Lake Pleasant Rd., Peoria, AZ.

Stan Matzinger and Tom Bean, CCIM, represented both the landlord, 10240 Bell Road Associates, LLC, and the tenant, Dr. Greg McWhorter, in a 64-month office lease for 1,275 SF at 10240 W. Bell Rd., Sun City, AZ.

Isy Sonabend represented both the landlord, D&D Global, and the tenant, SBS America, LLC, in a 13-month industrial sublease for 14,585 SF at 54 N. 45th Ave., Phoenix, AZ.

 

by Jul 02, 2018
BOMA Greater Phoenix Young Professionals Group benefits those new to the real estate industry with mentors and education

BOMA Greater Phoenix Young Professionals Group benefits those new to the real estate industry with mentors and education

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     PHOENIX, ARIZONA (June 28, 2018) – Mentoring, education, and philanthropy are the hallmarks of the BOMA Greater Phoenix Young Professionals Group as it prepares for its next event on July 12.

The YPG committee is a group of 32 young professionals dedicated to bringing mentorship, education, and philanthropic opportunities to real estate professionals in Metro Phoenix. This is achieved through various events held throughout the year to impact the community.

The committee is led by Chairman Daniel Mazzon of Allied Universal Janitorial Services and Co-chair Jessica Allen of Lincoln Property Company. The pair created the “3M Program – Monthly Mentor Meetings.” Its goal is to give young professionals the opportunity to meet with seasoned commercial industry professionals to impact their careers in a positive manner.

BOMA Greater Phoenix is an industry group that advances the commercial real estate industry through advocacy, influence, and knowledge.

“When starting out in the commercial real estate industry, it is essential to become connected in the community to which you cater,” Mazzon said. “By creating the BOMA 3M Program, it gives young professionals the opportunity to become connected and educated in the early stages of their career.”

The next event is July 12 and will feature John Orsak, Director of Real Estate for Lincoln Property Company. His topic will be “How to bring value to your property.”

Besides the mentoring program, the group has had a busy 2018 with education programs, philanthropic events, and networking. They include:

  • Guest speaker Tawnya Pierce of CBRE spoke about goal setting in the workplace. Following the discussion, YPG members took a tour of Lincoln Property Company’s new Class A office complex The Grand.
  • Guest speaker Marty Brook, Vice President of Metro Commercial Properties, discussed BOMA’s annual awards event, the TOBYs. Brook shared information on gathering information to prepare for the 2018 awards.
  • Led by Kate Bryce of Wentworth Property Company, the YPG committee helped fill more than 20 boxes for Operation Gratitude, a charity that supplies socks, cards, electronics, chewing gum, batteries, and personal care products for U.S. servicemen and women.

“What gives these troops the courage and strength when they’re in harm’s way is the belief that somebody cares about them and wants them to come home,” Allen said. “I think it’s crucial that every person serving our country overseas knows that somebody at home cares about them.

“It’s an honor for YPG to be able to give back to these amazing troops. The boxes BOMA collected sent a very strong message that are numerous individuals in the various sectors of our industry that appreciate what these men and women do,” Allen said.

YPG’s next networking event is the 2018 BOMA Night Golf – The Haunted Carnival – on Friday, Sept. 21.

YPG committee members pose for a photo before their tour of The Grand in Tempe.

 

by Jun 28, 2018