Amazon Delivery Station Planned in West Valley

An Amazon delivery station is planned for a 38-acre site in Surprise near Litchfield Road and Soledad Street. “We’re energized by the opportunity to start our first official project as a company in our home state of Arizona,” Steve Backman, co-founder and partner of BH DevCo, the developer of the project, said in an email […]
08.04.2020

Construction work underway at Papago Plaza redevelopment in Scottsdale

Construction work has begun at Papago Plaza, a redevelopment project near McDowell and Scottsdale roads in south Scottsdale. Final grading is being done onsite for installation of electrical and water lines. Pivot Development, which is developing the hotel, restaurant and retail space at Papago Plaza, began razing the former shopping center in late 2019. Some iconic […]
07.27.2020

Five Below to build $75 million distribution center in Buckeye

Discount retailer Five Below will build a $75 million distribution center in Buckeye, the city announced Tuesday afternoon. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based company plans to begin construction on the 850,000-square-foot distribution center, located at Miller and Durango roads, in 2020, with construction expected to be completed in 2021. The center is expected to create 150 jobs […]
07.22.2020

Old Town Scottsdale’s newest hotel expected to open in September

For the first time in more than 10 years, a new-build hotel is set to open in Old Town Scottsdale. The Canopy by Hilton Scottsdale Old Town is expected to open its doors in late September. The seven-story hotel, on the northeast corner of First Street and Marshall Way, will have 177 rooms and suites […]
07.16.2020

Amazon buys 92 acres in West Valley

Amazon.com Inc. bought 91.5 acres of land in Goodyear for $19.85 million, according to real estate database Vizzda. According to Vizzda, Seattle-based Amazon bought the land from California-based Rados Properties. Allen Lowe of Lee & Associates represented Rados Properties in the sale, and Jim Wilson of Cushman & Wakefield represented Amazon in the sale, which […]
07.08.2020

Some Types of Office Tenants are Returning Faster Than Others

Some industries face constraints in how much of their work can be done from home. An abrupt shift to remote working caused by the pandemic demonstrated that the bulk of office workers can work productively from home (at least during the initial three-month experiment). This has prompted some corporate leaders to postpone the return to […]
06.24.2020

South Tempe Town Lake developments pick up momentum

Development is ramping up on the south bank of Tempe Town Lake east of Arizona State University, as a mixed-use project called Pier 202 begins early construction work and a nearby build-to-suit office development is marketed to potential office users. The Pier 202 development includes 587 apartment units, 22 retail suites and a restaurant on […]
06.23.2020

Axis Raintree Office Project Reaches Milestone in Scottsdale, Arizona

Construction Tops Out at First Major Office Project in Scottsdale Airpark Since 2015 General contractor Willmeng Construction and developer Trammell Crow Co. have topped out vertical construction of the three-story Axis Raintree, the first office project to be built without a signed tenant in Scottsdale, Arizona, since 2015. The contractor said that crews placed the […]
06.16.2020

1st Non-Gaming Caesars Hotel Begins Construction in Scottsdale

HCW, which has developed more than $2 billion in real estate in the last 23 years, in partnership with Caesars Entertainment Corporation, announced construction is currently underway for the 265-room Caesars Republic Scottsdale luxury brand hotel, and is on schedule to open in January 2022. “We are excited construction is moving forward as planned on Caesars Republic […]
06.04.2020

Phoenix Is Officially Open for Business

The Phoenix market has officially opened for business, with all retailers allowed to serve customers. While some retailers have decided to stay closed or offer only limited service by their own choice, most are completely open and actually seeing activity from consumers. While there are no specific laws or restrictions in terms of safety, most […]
05.29.2020

Office Investors Still Interested in Phoenix Despite COVID-19, Industry Experts Say

Despite the slowdown that came from the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Valley remains well positioned for future office investment, experts from CBRE said. Barry Gabel, executive vice president of CBRE in Phoenix, said some of the deals he and his team were working with clients on were put on hold during the pandemic, but some […]
05.27.2020

A New Work-From-Home Movement Is Gaining Steam. Why Aren’t Office Landlords More Worried?

A chasm is widening between owners and occupants of office real estate around the country.   Though the coronavirus pandemic has thrust thousands of companies into remote work, office landlords are counting on most of them eagerly returning to their now-deserted offices. Given how well many companies report the forced experiment has gone, data shows that […]
05.22.2020

Massive mixed-use redevelopment planned in Old Town Scottsdale

  Steven and Shawn Yari have major plans for redevelopment in Old Town Scottsdale. The top executives with California developer Stockdale Capital Partners have submitted plans to the city for the Scottsdale Collective project, which aims to “evolve and mature the greater entertainment district-area into a mixed-use district,” according to plans submitted to the city. Those plans […]
05.21.2020

Valley landlord: PPP loans led to more companies making May rent than expected

After a chaotic April of completing lease amendments, when May rolled around, more Phoenix tenants than expected were able to make rent, especially those that received PPP loans from the SBA. “We’ve had tenants who we made lease amendments for then get their PPP funds, and a number have called us and said, ‘tear up […]
05.14.2020

Rankings Of The Best And Worst U.S. Cities For Coronavirus Quarantine

Earlier this week, career resource site Zippia released rankings of the best and worst cities in the United States in which to quarantine. Unlike most other livability rankings of cities, which tend to be based on factors like the job market, real estate prices and how vibrant a dining or arts scene a metropolitan area has, this […]
05.12.2020

Office Tenant Demand Has Slowly Returned in Phoenix

Office tenant demand has started to rebound in Phoenix. Lease transactions abruptly stopped in March, with tenants either placing existing negotiations on hold or calling off the search for a new space. While activity has nowhere near rebounded to pre-coronavirus levels, some tenants are starting to re-enter the market or revive existing lease transactions. While […]
05.06.2020

Should Real Estate Buyers Move Forward During COVID-19?

No matter what industry you are in, you’re most likely feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Real estate is no different. The uncertainty is making a lot of buyers think twice before signing on the dotted line for their new office, retail location, warehouse, etc. However, local commercial real estate firm LevRose is advising its […]
05.04.2020

Phoenix Real Estate Firm Secures $500 Million to Invest in Properties

Fundamental Income, a Phoenix-based investment firm focused on single-tenant, net-leased real estate, launched new platform, called Fundamental Income Properties, to buy and lease back single-tenant buildings. The firm already has received a $500 million initial equity commitment from Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management Inc. to invest directly into properties. Alexi Panagiotakopoulos, co-founder and CIO of Fundamental […]
04.30.2020

Big-box industrial properties expected to best weather pandemic in Phoenix

As Americans and consumers around the globe turn to e-commerce for basic chores such as grocery shopping, it comes as no surprise that industrial real estate has remained steady during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, not all industrial buildings are created equal. Small and midsize industrial tenants are likely to be more immediately affected by closures […]
04.27.2020

NAIOP: These real estate trends are speeding up in wake of COVID-19 in Arizona, nationwide

The disruption in normal business caused by the novel coronavirus is accelerating certain real estate trends nationwide and in Arizona. The nation’s shift to online purchasing and working from home has kept the need for industrial buildings and data centers high. Arizona has become an attractive place to develop both industrial and data centers due […]
04.17.2020

Federal Coronavirus Relief Efforts Near $5.6 Trillion. Here’s How It Adds Up

The outlay from the federal government and Federal Reserve to counter the U.S. economic shock from the coronavirus pandemic is approaching $5.6 trillion in loan and cash assistance to hundreds of millions of American citizens and businesses. Moreover, the amounts are likely to swell as efforts to contain the spread of the virus continue for […]
04.17.2020

Why This Broker is Telling Owner-User Buyers to Close

The pandemic has sent a shock through the real estate markets, and many buyers have canceled or delayed current deals to wait out the new market. Jon Rosenberg of Levrose Commercial Real Estate, however, is encouraging owner-user buyers specifically not to hesitate and to close current deals. Owner-users have different needs and requirements than investment buyers, and securing […]
04.16.2020

As Arizona Courses Thrive, Investors Give Golf Properties A Closer Look

While well over 90% of the United States observes mandatory lockdown requirements to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, observers locally have been startled to see people golfing across the state of Arizona.   How is that possible?   “Social distancing is a part of the sport of golf, so it is easy to adhere to,” Arizona […]
04.15.2020

As April rents loom, Phoenix real estate leaders grapple with potential losses

As April 1 approaches and some Valley businesses have gone two weeks without normal business operations, property managers and landlords in the region are grappling with the possibility that many tenants will not be able to make rent. “Let’s start planning on April rent being a challenge for everyone,” said David Verwer, director of real […]
04.01.2020

Scottsdale broker: Real estate transactions down, not stopped in wake of coronavirus

Real estate transactions such as leases and building sales have slowed but not halted in the wake of sweeping business closures due to the novel coronavirus, according to a commercial real estate expert. Jon Rosenberg, designated broker and managing partner of Scottsdale-based LevRose Commercial Real Estate, said he has seen clients put lease discussions on […]
03.24.2020

SkySong 6 Design Plans Presented to City for Review, With Construction on New Building Scheduled to Start in May 2020

Scottsdale, Arizona — The developers of SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center have filed for design approval with the City of Scottsdale for SkySong 6, which will be the largest building in the project. SkySong 6 will be the next building to be constructed at SkySong, with construction now scheduled to begin in May 2020. […]
01.14.2020

Heading Into 2020, Here Is What Foreign Investors Are Targeting In CRE

China’s retraction from the United States commercial real estate market has left a mark — but there are new substitutes waiting in the wings, coming from all corners of the globe. “Within the last 24 hours I’ve met with a Chilean group, as well as a German group last night for a closing dinner,” Nuveen […]
01.03.2020

Multi-billion-dollar Akimel 7 planned at Loops 101 and 202

Cameron Colvin, chairman of CamCo Commercial Inc., today announced that The Solanna Group LLC and CamCo Commercial have formed a joint venture entitled “Akimel 7 Productions,” to include a land lease arrangement to develop a multi-billion-dollar next generation sports and new media entertainment destination called Akimel 7 at Loops 101 and 202 in Scottsdale on […]
01.03.2020

Fall 2019 Arizona Case Law Affecting Commercial Real Estate and Lending

Arizona Case Law – Deed Restrictions Swain v. Bixby Village Golf Course (AZ Court of Appeals 9-19-2019) This dispute has been covered in the local newspapers for the past several years. Chicago Title Agency was the original owner of the Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course (and at some point also acquired the Ahwatukee Country Club Golf […]
01.03.2020