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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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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

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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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