Tag Archives: commercial real estate

March 1, 2021

The Murphy is a planned commercial development in Gilbert designed with the nearby railroad tracks in mind. It’s name pays homage to the man who built the tracks through town. The Murphy consists of a retail complex and focal point of the neighborhood and a gathering place for the community to shop and dine. It

February 9, 2021

This article originally published in the Phoenix Business Journal. In recent years, the town has become the place where international companies want to locate, and business and government leaders say the momentum will continue. Over the course of three decades, the East Valley town of Gilbert went from what people then described as “nothing but

January 12, 2021

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2021 issue of AZRE magazine. CRE professionals share their must-have outdoor items. In October, Baugh, his daughter, and some friends from the commercial real estate world did a rim-to-rim hike at the Grand Canyon, doing a hike under a full moon during the overnight portion of the excursion.

September 11, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal. As opportunities for large-scale developments within the city of Scottsdale have become harder to come by, developers and builders have turned their focus east, to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, which has quickly become a destination for a slew of commercial projects.  In the past

July 29, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal. Construction work has begun at Papago Plaza, a redevelopment project near McDowell and Scottsdale roads in south Scottsdale. Final grading is being done onsite for installation of electrical and water lines. Pivot Development, which is developing the hotel, restaurant and retail space at Papago Plaza, began

July 23, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Phoenix Business Journal The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to approve a controversial development on the former Falcon Golf Club. The project will be a cross-dock truck facility for FedEx, according to public documents. Plans submitted to the county call for two phases of development. The development’s

July 21, 2020

The Goodyear City Council recently approved a rezoning of approximately 27 acres at the NEC of Cotton Lane and Elwood Street at its August 19th meeting, for the development of a new multifamily community. Applicant, Withey Morris, PLC, on behalf of developer, Vita Communities, requested to amend the El Cidro Planned Area Development on that property from Low-Medium Density

May 11, 2020

A controversial condominium tower four years in the making has received unanimous approval from the Phoenix City Council. At a virtual zoning hearing that lasted about two hours on May 6, Council gave the green light to Scottsdale-based Sunbelt Holdings Inc. to build an $85 million condominium on what currently is a parking lot at

May 11, 2020

While many investors and developers are waiting out the pandemic before making any major business decisions, some Valley lawyers said now might be the best time for property owners to look at increasing the value of their land, either through rezoning to a more valuable use or taking a look at existing entitlements. “There were

February 20, 2020

Chantell Nighswonger has operated her boutique, Vida Moulin, at 16th Street and Bethany Home Road for about four years, but as rents in the area began to rise, she and her husband, Kevin Cieszkowski, decided to move the boutique into a building they could own. “I started reaching out to friends, and thought, ‘Why not

September 10, 2019

Best Lawyers in America® 2020 recognized four attorneys from Withey Morris PLC , a prominent Arizona land use law firm for more than 20 years. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. The awards recognize attorneys with the highest level of confidential peer feedback in specific practice areas

August 16, 2018

  Best Lawyers in America® 2019 recognized four attorneys from Withey Morris PLC, a prominent Arizona land use law firm for more than 20 years. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. The awards recognize attorneys with the highest level of confidential peer feedback in specific practice areas

May 29, 2018

Although father-and-son team Dave and Alex Baker recently moved into our offices, our relationship with the duo goes back several years. When Withey Morris founding partner Jason Morris first finished law school, Dave and Jason worked together at a law firm. Jason specialized in land-use issues and Dave became a real estate specialist certified by