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The Little City That Could

This article originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal. Once a sleepy bedroom community, Surprise is gearing up for massive economic growth. The city of Surprise, one of several fast-growing suburbs in the West Valley, has historically been known to longtime residents as a sleepy bedroom or retirement community. But as the Phoenix metro continues

October 21, 2022
A Clearer Look at Ariz. Water and Development

This article originally appeared in BEX. Much has been written in the last several months on Arizona’s reduced allocations of Colorado River water, the ongoing Millennium Drought and the future of growth and prosperity in the state. Unfortunately, much of what has been written has been incomplete, hyperbolic or badly reported. Rather than nitpicking the

October 7, 2022
Two Scottsdale mixed-use developments proposed on repurposed land parcels

This article originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal. Scottsdale’s Development Review Board is set to consider a pair of mixed commercial and residential projects that, if built, will collectively bring more than 500 new apartment units and 20,000 square feet of on-site commercial space. High Street Residential and Dolce Vita Development LLC are behind

October 3, 2022
Mixed-use development across from Scottsdale Fashion Square gets thumbs up from city council

This article originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal. A development application that called for more than 500 luxury apartment units and more than 14,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space was approved by Scottsdale City Council. The council gave unanimous approval for a site plan, landscaping and building elevations for Hazel & Azure

September 21, 2022
Pair of projects could add 5 million square feet of industrial space to Gilbert

This article originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal. A pair of big industrial projects could bring more than 5 million square feet of industrial development to Gilbert. Phoenix-based Creation Equity is proposing Lindsay 202, a 1.4 million-square-foot industrial project on Lindsay and Germann roads off the Loop 202. Nine miles to the northeast, Las

September 14, 2022
My View: Arizona, are you ready for the rise of destination retail?

This article originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal.  Every parent knows that getting out of the house for even a simple errand can often feel like it requires an advanced degree in logistics. Stroller. Check. Diaper bag. Check. Bottle. Check. Toys. Check. This added complexity and the availability of online outlets like Amazon and Instacart

September 2, 2022
The northernmost point in Phoenix, a vacant stretch of desert, could soon become a housing community

This article originally appeared in the Arizona Republic. A vacant stretch of desert on the east side of Interstate 17 just past Anthem is the northernmost point in Phoenix, and it’s about to be developed. Bela Flor, a Mesa-based developer, wants to turn the 114 acres north of Circle Mountain Road into apartments, single-family house rentals, townhomes

September 1, 2022
New owners open up about future of SmokeTree Resort

This article originally appeared in the Paradise Valley Independent. Collaboration appears to be the name of the game, as the newest owners of Smoke Tree resort are confident they can bring forward a winning development for the town of Paradise Valley. Describing a welcoming, boutique and luxury resort — that will not include for-sale units — Scottsdale-based Walton Global Holdings

August 10, 2022
Thousands of apartments, rentals on tap for Laveen as residents demand sustainable growth

This article originally appeared in the Arizona Republic. The Laveen community in southwest Phoenix has seen thousands of residential rooftops under construction for years, with houses replacing farms in the once agricultural area of the city. But as the area has grown, the rapid development of housing has eaten up some of the land that

August 5, 2022