Monthly Archives: April 2018

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange My first exposure to A/E/C as a business was working for a large format document view and markup collaboration company from 1999-2001. Back then, in the heady days before the tech bubble burst, there was a near mania for just about any process-improving solution. Construction tradeshows filled half […]

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Gilbert’s Planning Commission held a study session earlier this month to examine a proposal by Pacific Medical Buildings to develop an 80KSF medical office building on the Mercy Gilbert Medical Center Campus. If the project goes through, Phoenix Children’s Hospital will be the primary tenant with 30KSF of […]

Awards & Accolades The Arizona Republic has released its list of Top 25 Designers influencing Arizona. 2.  Sara Yehia of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini is now a licensed architect, having passed all her required board exams. 3. Camelot Homes and Robson Communities were named the 2018 Builders of the Year (Grand Award) at the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona’s […]

Awards & Accolades The Tempe Town Lake Western Dam Replacement project won top honors at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on April 17. Called the “the Academy Awards of the engineering industry,” ACEC’s EEA program honors the year’s most outstanding engineering accomplishments. Completions 2. Ryan Companies US, Inc. completed a 271KSF […]

By Gabriela Rico for Arizona Daily Star After more than seven years of discussions with and concessions to area stakeholders, local developers are moving forward with a project that will bring new apartments, office space and retail to Tucson’s Fourth Avenue and University Boulevard. The development, dubbed The Trinity, will sit on two sides of […]

Source: Arizona Department of Transportation The votes are in and Arizonans have selected the winners of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Safety Message Contest. After tallying more than 2,500 votes for the 15 safety message finalists, the winning messages are: BUCKLE UP BUTTERCUP ROAD RAGE GIVES YOU WRINKLES CAMPING IN THE LEFT LANE ATTRACTS BEARS […]

Sales Transactions 1. Working on behalf of the Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT, Griffin Capital Co. has acquired the McKesson Scottsdale Campus from Ryan Companies US Inc. for $67M. Cushman & Wakefield’s Chris Toci, Chad Littell, Greg Mayer and Jim Wilson represented the seller in the transaction. The deal was done with 1031 exchange proceeds from […]

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged 4.9 at percent in February and March, according to the latest report published by the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity. The national rate also remained steady at 4.1 percent. Twelve months ago, the state had a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.1 […]

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange A nearly 60-year-old, 152-unit apartment complex near the gateway to the University of Arizona main campus in Tucson would make way for a residential/hospitality/retail mixed-use development under a proposal currently before the city Zoning Examiner. Property International submitted the request on behalf of property owners Shenkarow Realty Advisors […]

Awards & Accolades 1. Jason Brown, a student of the Arizona Builders Alliance Electrical Apprenticeship Program, took home the silver medal in the Electrical: Commercial/Industrial competition at the Associated Builders and Contractors’ 31st annual National Craft Championships on March 22 in Long Beach, Calif. 2. Rosendin Electric, an employee owned company and one of the largest electrical contractors in the […]