ULI Arizona News

ULI Arizona Hosts Discussion about $400 Million Banner Hospital Expansion in Tucson

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On June 2nd, ULI Arizona members were fortunate to be hosted by Banner Health at an event in Tucson coordinated by Steve Brigham, Project Executive of Development and Construction, for an in-depth discussion about the $400 million Banner University Medical Center campus expansion project, featuring an 11-story, 700,000 square foot tower. ULI members were met in the lobby of the Diamond Children’s Hospital and escorted to the secure project room, which is embedded into the hospital in a custom-designed space that had been converted from shell condition to serve as … Read More

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RFQ for Master Development of Gateway Aerospace Park


Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Solicitation 2016-014-RFQ for Master Development of the Gateway Aerospace Park can be found at www.phxmesagateway.org under the Business/Procurement link. Due date is August 9, 2016 at 4:00 pm MST (Arizona) time. See Notice of RFQ for further instructions.

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Trends Day 2016: Water, Millennials, Creative Turbulence, & Education

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By Peter Madrid Cushman & Wakefield By all accounts, Trends Day 2016 was probably one of the best in 11 years. The panels were relevant and compelling. The keynote speaker was lively and engaging. The annual Pro or Con Debate was entertaining. And who doesn’t like it when Arizona State University President Michael Crow comes out with both barrels blazing when it comes to education in our state? KC Conway did indeed pave the way with his economist view of Metro Phoenix and Arizona. Both, by the way, rank high … Read More

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Why Arizona? How Education Influences Our Future

By Peter Madrid, Cushman & Wakefield Education in Arizona, to no great surprise, dominates our local headlines. Unfortunately, it’s not all positive. At ULI Arizona’s September Main Program, education was front and center as two keynote speakers and two panels discussed among other things: why do occupiers of real estate want to be in Phoenix, and how is Arizona enhancing our workforce through education to make it a more attractive place to do business? Lisa Graham Keegan, former state superintendent of public instruction, opened the event at the Paradise Valley … Read More

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Kitchell is seeking a Project Estimator

Application Website: http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=KITCHELL&cws=1&rid=884 Description: Kitchell, a well-established, employee owned construction firm ranked amongst the “Top 50 firms” in ENR and voted one of the “Top10 best workplaces” is seeking a Project Estimator to provide conceptual and detailed cost projections and manage the bid process for select projects. Duties and Responsibilities: Reviews data to determine material and labor requirement, and prepares conceptual budgets based on general functional use spaces. Computes costs factors and prepares estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing and scheduling work; preparing bids; and determining … Read More

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New Leadership Taking the Helm of ULI Arizona

Longtime ULI leader Steven La Terra, Managing Director and Principal of Paradigm Private Equity Holdings, has been selected as the new Chair of the Urban Land Institute, Arizona District Council (ULI Arizona), serving on a voluntary basis for a two-year term that starts July 1. La Terra, a Full Member of the Urban Land Institute has been actively involved in ULI since 2004 and is currently the District Council Vice Chair with responsibility for Mission Advancement. His extensive volunteerism at ULI locally includes District Council Treasurer, Trends Day Chair, a … Read More

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Destination Phoenix: Expanding Our Urban Core

By Peter Madrid, Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. It’s amazing what a 1.5-mile linear strip in an urban core can do for the vibrancy and economy of a city. At ULI Arizona’s June Main Program, Wellington “Duke” Reiter, Special Advisor to ASU President Michael Crow and Chair of the ULI Arizona District Council, opened the event at the Phoenix Art Museum talking about building a dynamic urban core in Phoenix through the convergence of the arts and urbanism. The venue gave those in attendance an idea of just how … Read More

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City of Peoria Land Development Consultant Services RFP

The City of Peoria is seeking a qualified consulting firm to undertake a variety of real estate development “on call” services in support of the city creating build-to-suit commercial and industrial centers as part of implementing strategies identified in the 2010 Economic Development Implementation Strategy (EDIS).For additional information, interested parties can visit http://www.peoriaaz.gov/NewSecondary.aspx?id=51225 and select P15-0074

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University of Arizona CAPLA MRED Program Coordinator Position

The University of Arizona College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) seeks applicants for the position of Coordinator, Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) Degree Program. The MRED degree focuses on sustainable and responsible development, real estate markets and finance, public/private partnerships, transit-oriented development, green building, and healthy cities. Applicants should possess strong communication, organization, and team coordination skills. Preferred qualifications include Master’s degree in an area associated with real estate development, business administration, and/or design, planning, and construction or other related fields. Responsibilities for this position include: Outreach: … Read More

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The Department of Transportation (DOT) launching Transportation Empowerment Pilot

The Department of Transportation (DOT) is launching a LadderSTEP Transportation Empowerment Pilot that provides technical assistance to local cities by convening public and private entities to advance game-changing community revitalization projects.  The Pilot seeks to help cities advance projects by providing technical assistance, encouraging economic growth, and strengthening strategic alliances.  DOT  is currently working with the Mayors of each city to develop a work plan and set priority goals, working with national resource groups like ULI and its District Councils.  The Pilot will target community transportation projects that revitalize, connect, … Read More

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