Guest Editorial: The proposed Axon development is the wrong fit for Scottsdale

By Jan Dubauskas You may have heard about the proposed Axon development, the largest apartment project ever proposed in the history of Scottsdale. The company’s CEO describes it as a live, work, and play campus. We’re proud to have Scottsdale’s own Rick Smith headquartering Axon here with their incredible safety and defense technology. In addition to 1,975 apartments, he’s proposing … Read More

Axon Rezoning Debacle Already Causing Major Uproar

Regular readers and folks in North Scottsdale very likely already know about the extremely controversial rezoning plan by taser manufacturer Axon. In short, they purchased a very large parcel of land right next to their headquarters that was originally zoned as being specifically for industrial or office use with residential use specifically prohibited. However, they later decided to attempt to … Read More

A Positive Development Comes at a Risk

It has long been spoken about on this blog and in other places the degree to which the unfettered development growth days are over with in Scottsdale. Instead, today’s ethos is leadership that requests a significantly higher bar for developers to hurdle over in order to earn a blessing from the council dais, and an engaged and active citizenry that … Read More

DMB Development’s Unfortunate Request for More Density in One Scottsdale Project

By Ronald Sampson There has been a concerted shift away from the development hey-days of the past in Scottsdale, when it felt as though any interesting and well-financed idea conceived by developers would make its way through the city council with relative ease. More recently traffic, crowds (i.e. population density) and construction have made activists out of everyday people, and … Read More

Arizona’s Attainable Housing Leader, Greenlight Communities, Hits Major Milestone Completing Its 4,000 Unit to Date and Closes 2023 With 6 Communities Under Construction Including Further Expansion into Southern Arizona

Arizona’s attainable housing leader, Greenlight Communities, is proud to close out 2023 with several major milestone, including 4 completed and 6 new attainable rental communities currently under construction across the state, further expansion into Southern Arizona and additional future plans to expand into Peoria and Surprise. Founded in 2018, Greenlight Communities was the first company in Arizona to focus solely on building privately-funded attainable rental housing. To date, the … Read More

Councilmembers at Odds Over New Apartment Development

By Jessica Perez It comes as no shock that Arizona’s house prices and rents have escalated significantly over the past few years, making the need for affordable housing more apparent than ever. Devco Residential Group is striving to address this need by introducing a multifamily residential complex in West Phoenix with 112 apartments falling under the low-income housing tax credit … Read More

Arizona’s Attainable Housing Leader Greenlight Communities Welcomes Andy Paulus as the New Acquisitions Manager

 Greenlight Communities, the Arizona-based real estate developer dedicated to constructing attainable and affordable rental housing, proudly announces the newest addition to its team, Andy Paulus, who assumes the role of Acquisitions Manager. Bringing a wealth of experience to his new position, Paulus’ focus will be to assist in the acquisition of land sites that align with Greenlight’s vision. His professional journey within … Read More

Caution is the Name of the Game with Paradise Valley’s Ritz-Carlton

Paradise Valley is a town well known for its stringent development codes, one which has traditionally made it extremely difficult to develop large swathes of land for much more than incredible luxury homes. The town likes its insular nature, but that in itself can be very limiting.  Perhaps that’s why the development being spearheaded by the Ritz-Carlton is so surprising. … Read More

Vestar Names Eddie Ollmann New Vice President of Property Management

Ollmann Brings 16+ Years of Leadership Experience to Vestar   Vestar, one of the leading privately held shopping center owners and managers in the western United States, is pleased to announce the appointment of Eddie Ollmann as Vice President of Property Management for its West Coast region which is comprised of over 30 properties totaling nearly 11 million square feet of … Read More

Arizona’s Attainable Housing Leader Greenlight Communities Breaks Ground On New North Valley Community Bringing 159 New Rental Housing Units to Phoenix

The Boutique-Style Community is Positioned Near I-17 Employment Corridor and the New $40B TSMC Facility and Campus Greenlight Communities, the trailblazing Scottsdale-based real-estate developer dedicated to constructing attainable workforce rental housing, marked a significant milestone with a special groundbreaking ceremony held recently for its 14th property located at 33455 N. North Valley Parkway in Phoenix. The community will be one of … Read More