Phoenix Rising: Driving Forces Behind One of America’s Fastest Growing Cities

by Mike Hunter

According to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2017, Phoenix edged Philadelphia out to become the fifth biggest city in the United States, with an estimated population of over 1.61 million, and is forecasted to rank at least fourth by 2020. It’s worth looking at how a flourishing flexible office market supports widespread growth. Bill Gates to Invest in the Nation’s Next Smart City in … [More]

Taylor Morrison Expands in Southeast Valley 

by Mike Hunter

Taylor Morrison, a leading national builder and developer, is expanding in the Southeast Valley with the grand opening of Bellaza II in Chandler. The intimate community of Bellaza II will offer 38 home sites and a selection of three large, single-story floor plans ranging in size from approximately 2,911 to 3,509 square feet with up to 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 3-car … [More]

Arizona Center Transforms into Urban-Contemporary Center

by Mike Hunter

Arizona Center, Phoenix’s original downtown entertainment destination, located at Third Street and Van Buren, recently completed construction on its $25 million makeover, which includes new creative office space, outdoor work stations, shopping, entertainment and casual dining. Complementing the new modern aesthetics is a new logo, website and brand identity.  Among the … [More]

Master-Planning Luxury

by Mike Hunter

Straddling the Scottsdale-Paradise Valley border, The Palmeraie project is an important addition to the local economy. It was previously touted as a new Ritz-Carlton hotel and residential development, announced concurrent with Marriott taking over management of what was previously Ritz-Carlton at The Esplanade in Phoenix as The Camby. Now, the exclusive Ritz-Carlton residences … [More]

Maricopa County Scores High for Opportunity Zone Investment Potential

by Mike Hunter

A list of the U.S. counties with the highest opportunity zone investment potential, recently compiled by Commercial Café by Yardi based on information from the U.S. Department of Treasury, includes six counties in Arizona. Maricopa County scored the highest for OZ investment in the state, with 61.6 points; its ranking is sixth nationwide. It is followed by Pinal County, which … [More]