Author Archives: ULI Arizona

Welcome New ULI Members

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ULI Arizona welcomed the following New Members in January and February: Morgan Abraham, AAG Realty Greg Abrams, Pultegroup Aaron Banda, CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann, P.C. Shefali Bhimani, 365 Realty Deals LLC Kseniya Burns, Arizona Partners John Cavan, Cavan Companies Jane Cebrynski, Facings of America Blake Davis, D.R. Horton, Inc. Andrea Drozdowicz, Wells Fargo Joshua Dudas, University of Arizona Spencer Ellingson, Site Engineers, LLC George Ernst, III, Rummel Construction, Inc. Racelle Escolar, City of Phoenix Monica Farrell, Eco3d Jon Fisher, Shea Homes Dirk Gesink, District Medical Group Jennifer Harrison, Alixandra … Read More

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Trends Day 2017: Adapt. Disrupt. Create

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By Peter Madrid/MadridMedia It’s amazing how three short words succinctly and accurately sum up the future of Arizona. Adapt. Disrupt. Create. The theme of the 12th annual Trends Day hosted by ULI Arizona was relevant throughout the day before another packed house, nearing 1,000 strong, at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge. Economist Kevin J. Thorpe of Cushman & Wakefield kicked off the day giving global and local macro-economic outlooks. Globally, GDP will accelerate the next couple of years. What does a President Donald Trump mean: tax cuts, increased government … Read More

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City of Glendale Seeks Proposals

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The City of Glendale, Arizona invites sealed proposals from qualified firms or individuals to provide professional downtown management services for the City of Glendale downtown area. The complete solicitation document is available for downloading from the City of Glendale at: http://www.glendaleaz.com/purchasing, select Bid Opportunities from quick links.

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4th Annual Shark Tank Recap

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By Peter Madrid | MadridMedia The 4th Annual Shark Tank presented by ULI Arizona mirrored some of the trends that we’re seeing in Valley commercial real estate: affordable, ground-up multi-family; converting single-family homes into residential assisted-living; and repurposing and preserving a building that’s been part of local economy since the 1940s. A rapt audience of more than 200 was treated to a lively event at the Camelback Inn moderated by Joseph Blackbourn, President and CEO of Everest Holdings. The sharks were Bill Cleverly of INCA Capital, Andrew Cohn of Levine … Read More

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ULI Arizona Volunteers Transform a Playground

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United Way Days of Caring is the largest community-wide volunteer effort in Pima Southern Arizona.  The event brings together the corporate and nonprofit sectors of Greater Tucson to make a community-wide impact through service projects and volunteerism. This year’s event took place on October 22nd and for the 6th year, ULI Arizona volunteers rolled up their sleeves and got to work.  Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped transform the playground shade structures at St. Mark’s Preschool!

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Walton Residential Seeking a Drafter

The Walton Group of Companies (“Walton”) is a multinational, privately-owned real estate investment and development group concentrating on the research, acquisition, administration, planning and development of strategically located land in major North American growth corridors. With more than 35 years of experience, Walton has a proven track record of administering land investment projects, including 21 development projects currently underway.   As we continue to succeed, our team must grow and we are currently looking to fill the position of Drafter at Walton Residential Arizona, LLC.  To learn more about this opportunity, … Read More

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Take the MAG Travel Survey

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Your BFFs (Best Furry Friends) aren’t the only ones who want to know where you’re going. The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) hopes to make your future trips better by learning more about how you travel in the Valley. We’ll make it easy by providing an app you can download right to your smartphone! Whether you are driving to work, taking kids to school, going on a date, walking your dog, biking, or taking transit, your travel information is important info we need to plan for our region’s future transportation … Read More

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Evolution of the Suburban Core

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Evolution of the suburban core: Proximity to the ‘good stuff’ By Peter Madrid | MadridMedia It’s hard to get a beat on what’s happening in America’s suburbs as trends point to people moving back to the city, particularly the urban cores. However, according to panelists at ULI Arizona’s Main Program, “Evolution of the Suburban Core,” people aren’t ready to give up on the suburbs, a big house, and the yard. The suburbs are alive and well. At their core, they’re centers of change, cultural activity, and economic growth. The case … Read More

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FBC 201: Placemaking with Form-Based Codes

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September 29-30 in Phoenix, Arizona Register today for FBC 201: Placemaking with Form-Based Codes. The course gives an in-depth understanding of the regulatory framework to shape good urban form. The course combines presentations, discussion, case studies and a hands-on participatory exercise to create the basic elements of a code. Please consult the course page on the FBCI website for additional information, registration details, lodging options, the draft agenda and the instructors. Early bird discount ends August 15. For registration assistance, contact Jason Baker at 202-644-8224.          

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Invasion of the Tech Tenants

    Invasion of the Tech Tenants Technology tenants’ leasing volume is at a historic high. But you have to negotiate leases differently when a tenant wants a climbing wall, dense occupancy ratios—and a welcoming attitude toward dogs and bicycles.  

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