ULI Arizona News

Housing Our Future: Building for Innovation


By Peter Madrid | MadridMedia As demographics and the “American Dream” continue to change and evolve, so, too, is the way architects, developers, and general contractors are designing and building the latest housing options. Housing models of the future – including the use of new materials and new delivery processes – provided for a compelling and thought-provoking ULI Arizona Main Program June 8 at The Esplanade Conference Center. For years, commercial and residential builders have been doing the same thing over and over with the same results, said moderator Tim … Read More

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Downtown Chandler Request for Proposal


Located in Downtown Chandler, Arizona, Site 7 is a premium development site in the City’s urban core with a demonstrated need for commercial space. One of five strong employment corridors in a growing and vibrant technology City, this area has incredibly low vacancy rates in all commercial disciplines. The limited amount of available commercial space illustrates the success of redevelopment efforts to date, but is hampering the further growth of the area. This site is at the gateway of the Entertainment District and a catalyst for future development. It is … Read More

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Program Recap: Breaking the Mold – Women Leaders in Commercial Real Estate


By Peter Madrid/MadridMedia In an extremely competitive field such as commercial real estate, it’s a juggling act closing the deal and at the same time overcoming problems, taking risks, “making the ask,” and finding mentors or becoming a mentor. A ULI Arizona interactive breakfast panel addressed these issues, but from a unique perspective: the panelists were women who have risen to prominent positions in brokerage through very diverse paths. An audience of more than 80 listened as the panelists discussed how they built their individual brand and used it to … Read More

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Member News


ULI Member Keri Lazarus Silvyn appointed to Arizona State Land Department Board of Appeals PHOENIX, AZ: Governor Doug Ducey recently appointed attorney Keri Lazarus Silvyn, owner and founding partner at Lazarus, Silvyn & Bangs, P.C., to the Arizona State Land Department Board of Appeals. The State Land Department Board of Appeals consists of five board members selected by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate for six-year terms. Three members represent the 15 counties in the State, which is divided into three districts. Two members hold positions-at-large. Ms. Silvyn will … Read More

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City of Eloy Invests Big in Town Hall

Eloy City Hall

By Rebekah Morris for Arizona Builder’s Exchange Skydiving. A large private prison. While those are the thoughts most commonly associated with the City of Eloy, the current council and staff are working hard to improve that perception by doubling down on their downtown area. The anchor will be the future $7.5M City Hall. According to Jon Vlaming, Community Development Director for the City of Eloy, “The overall goals of the new City Hall are to create a new, centralized building that fosters enhanced services to customers, promotes efficiency of staff, and demonstrates … Read More

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City of Phoenix Request for Proposals


The City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development Department invites sealed proposals for the disposition and redevelopment of the parcel located at 814 N. 5th Avenue in downtown Phoenix. Date due: Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:00am Learn more here.

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Glendale Taps ULI AzTAP For Planning Strategies


By Teri Walker, True North Communications Glendale’s Midtown District has been ripe for revitalization for some time, but city and business leaders have been challenged in determining what economic development, transportation and employment strategies to use, and in what order of priority, to energize, renew and grow this critical district, which is the gateway to Glendale’s downtown. Yes, light rail has been a boon for Mesa and Phoenix, but not without growing pains while the development process unfolded. If the proposed light rail extension comes to Glendale, can the businesses … Read More

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Welcome to ULI Arizona’s Newest Members


ULI Arizona welcomed the following new members in March: Jason Bates, Capital Lending Partners Kaley Buethe, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. Wesley Campbell, Land Advisors Organization Amy Dooley, DAVIS Jesse Flagg, Newmark Realty Capital, Inc. Allan Klose, CBIZ & Maher Hoffman McCann P.C. Mykyta Kornyeyev, Berkadia Real Estate Advisors Michael Krentz, DAVIS Jim Lentine, Wise Enterprise Group, LLC Eric Nassau, Kane Environmental Max Nathan, Nathan & Associates Rod Riley, CBRE Maxwell Rudolph, Alliance Residential Company Tyler Tussey, Cardno To learn more about the benefits of ULI membership. contact arizona@uli.org  

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Welcome New ULI Members


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

Kim Lear, Founder, Inlay Insights

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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