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The rush of commercial real estate development has truly become a statewide phenomenon, and the 2020 Real Estate Development (RED) Awards reflect just how widespread the activity has been in Arizona.

AZRE magazine received a record number of nominations for the RED Awards this year, and 17 were for projects away from the Valley, making it a truly statewide event. And just like the number of nominations was something never before seen in the 15-year history of the RED Awards, this year’s RED Awards ceremony is a first, too. Because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, this year’s RED Awards ceremony is being held virtually, which now makes this annual showcase of Arizona’s best commercial real estate projects a global event.

This year’s projects were some of the most impactful developments the state has seen in this millennium. Now, the world can celebrate the incredible commercial real estate projects that were completed in 2019. Here are the 15th Annual RED Awards.

Here are the finalists for the 2020 RED Awards, by category:

Education Project of the Year

Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8 School

Owner: Marana Unified School District

General Contractor: CHASSE Building Team

Project Manager: CHASSE Building Team

Architect: Corgan

Subcontractors: Comfort Systems, PM&M Drywall, J.B. Steel, Blanco Concrete, Sun Valley Masonry, Advanced Structural Engineering, Inc., Energy Systems Design, Inc.,

NAU Kitt Recital Hall

Owner: Northern Arizona University

General Contractor: CORE Construction

Architect: RSP Architects

Subcontractors: Meyer | Borgman |Johnson; McKay Conant Hoover, Inc.; Henderson Engineers; Peak Engineering; The Ruzika Company, Inc.

West-MEC Northwest Campus

Owner: Western Maricopa Education Center

General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Project Manager: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Architect: SPS+ Architects

Subcontractors: Urban Energy, Stonecold Masonry, Progressive Roofing, Rouser Concrete, Pete King

Healthcare Project of the Year

Banner – University Medical Center Tucson

Owner: Banner Health

General Contractor: Sundt/DPR (Joint venture)

Project Manager: Sundt/DPR (Joint venture)

Architect: Shepley Bulfinch/GLHN

Subcontractors: Sundt Construction (concrete & civil), DPR Construction (interior framing & drywall), University Mechanical, Sturgeon/Stark, Sun Valley Masonry

Ironwood Medical Pavilion II

Owner: RyanPlaza Ironwood, LLC

Developer: Ryan Companies US, Inc. and Plaza Companies (Joint venture)

General Contractor: Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Project Manager: Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Architect: Butler Design Group

Subcontractors: Schuff Steel, Commonwealth Electric Co. of the Midwest, McKinney Glass, Diversified Interiors

Summit Regional Medical Center

Owner: Summit Healthcare

Developer: NexCore Group

General Contractor: Haydon Building Corp.

Project Manager: NexCore Group

Architect: Orcutt Winslow

Subcontractors: Western Grade, DW Lusk, Castle Steel, TDI Industries, Carlson & Sons

Hospitality Project of the Year

Casino del Sol expansion

Owner: Casino del Sol

General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Project Manager: McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Architect: Cuningham Group Architecture, PA

Subcontractors: Mirage Plastering, Inc.; Conway Tile Co., Inc.; Cutting Edge Fabrication LLC; Progressive Roofing; Millwork by Design, Inc.

Element Hotel at Skysong

Owner: Somera Capital Management, Jackson-Shaw, Plaza Companies, Arizona State University, Holualoa Companies

Developer: Jackson-Shaw

General Contractor: Layton Construction

Project Manager: Plaza Companies

Architect: Cooper Carry Inc.

Subcontractors: Hardrock Concrete Placement, Pete King Construction Company, Progressive Leasing, Diversified Interiors, Beecroft LLC.

Great Wolf Lodge Arizona

Owner: Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.

General Contractor: Mortenson

Project Manager: Mortenson

Architect: Gensler

Subcontractors: Suntec, ISEC, PCI, MKB, Commercial Air/Pueblo Mechanical

Industrial Project of the Year (more than 600K SF)

Amazon AR Sort Fulfillment Center (TUS2)

Developer: Seefried Industrial Properties, Inc.

General Contractor: Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Project Manager: Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Architect: Ford & Associates Architects, Inc.

Subcontractors: Granite Construction, Suntec Concrete Inc., Architectural Openings, Charles Court, HACI

Northrop Grumman Launch Vehicles Division Headquarters

Owner: Northrop Grumman

Developer: Douglas Allred Company

General Contractor: Willmeng Construction

Project Manager: Willmeng Construction

Architect: Balmer Architectural Group

TEN Industrial Distribution Center I

Owner: Pasternack Properties

Developer: Irwin G. Pasternack, AIA, Architect and Associates pc

General Contractor: Graycor Construction Companies and Nitti Builders LLC

Project Manager: Graycor Construction Companies and Nitti Builders LLC

Architect: Irwin G. Pasternack, AIA, Architect pc

Subcontractors: Desert Structures, Deer Valley Plumbing, Specified Electrical Contractors, Miner Southwest, Olympic West Fire Protection, Ricor Inc., Ronning Landscaping, Scotts Diversified, Roofing Southwest, Suntec Concrete

Industrial Project of the Year (less than 600K SF)

Andersen Corporation – Build to Suit

Owner: The Opus Group

Developer: Opus Development Company

General Contractor: Opus Design Build

Project Manager: Opus Design Build

Architect: Opus Architecture & Engineering

Subcontractors: Hunt, Cannon & Wendt, Horowitz, Bel-Aire Mechanical, Suntec

The Landing

Owner: CRP/Marwest Landing | Owner, LLC

Developer: CRP/Marwest Landing | Owner, LLC

General Contractor: D.L. Withers Construction

Project Manager: Ware Malcomb

Architect: Ware Malcomb

Subcontractors: Hunter Engineering, TLCP Structural, Inc., Kraemer Consulting Engineers, PLLC, Studio DPA, Speedie & Associates

The Lotus Project

Owner: Conor Commercial Real Estate

Developer: Conor Commercial Real Estate

General Contractor: McShane Construction Company

Project Manager: McShane Construction Company

Architect: DLR Group

Subcontractors: Suntec Concrete, The Structures Group SW, CJS Enterprises, Jenco Inc., Olympic West Fire Protection

Mixed-Use Project of the Year

Block 23

Owner: RED Development

Developer: RED Development

General Contractor: Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Project Manager: Suntec Concrete

Architect: Omniplan

Subcontractors: Suntec Concrete, Stonecold Masonry, Walters & Wolf, NKW, DDE, PK Associates Structural

The Local

Owner: Forum Real Estate Group

Developer: Forum Real Estate Group

General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction

Project Manager: JE Dunn Construction

Architect: Humphreys & Partners Architects

Subcontractors: Suntec Concrete, PK Associates Structural, E&K Companies, Diversified Interiors, Blount Contracting, HACI

The Watermark | Tempe

Owner: Fenix Development, Inc.

Developer: Fenix Development, Inc.

General Contractor: Okland Construction

Project Manager: Fenix Development, Inc.

Architect: Nelsen Partners

Subcontractors: PK Associates Structural

Multifamily Project of the Year

Arista at Ocotillo

Owner: P.B. Bell Companies/Gilbane Development Company

Developer: P.B. Bell Companies/Gilbane Development Company

General Contractor: MT Builders

Project Manager: P.B. Bell Companies

Architect: Whitney Bell Perry

Subcontractors: JR McDade, TS&G Tile Signs and Graphics, Tribal Pools, Advanced Exercise, M Squared

Optima Sonoran Village

Owner: Optima Inc.

Developer: Optima DCH Development, Inc.

General Contractor: Optima Construction, Inc.

Project Manager: Optima DCH Development, Inc.

Architect: David Hovey & Associates Architect, Inc.

Subcontractors: Suntec Concrete, Aspen Construction, Inc., Jen Electric, RKS Plumbing & Mechanical, S Diamond Steel


Owner: CA Ventures

Developer: CA Ventures

General Contractor: Katerra

Project Manager: Shepley Bulfinch

Architect: Shepley Bulfinch

Office Project of the Year (less than 100K SF)

Aerospace Office Building

Owner: Wentworth Property Company

Developer: Wentworth Property Company

General Contractor: Willmeng Construction

Project Manager: Wentworth Property Company

Architect: Deutsche

Subcontractors: Hawkeye Electric, G&G Masonry


Owner: LGE Design Build

Developer: Creation

General Contractor: LGE Design Build

Project Manager: LGE Design Build

Architect: LGE Design Group

Subcontractors: Milam Glass, Urban Plough, Phoenix Commercial Electric, Arc Steel, Dustin Revella Photography and Design, Interior Concepts



General Contractor: Jokake Construction Services

Architect: RSP Architects

Subcontractors: Pangolin Structural, Wood Patel, MSA Engineering Consultants, Norris Design, Stone Cold Masonry

Office Project of the Year (100K SF-300K SF)

GEICO Regional Headquarters Tucson

Owner: Bourn Companies

Developer: Bourn Companies

General Contractor: The Renaissance Companies

Project Manager: The Renaissance Companies

Architect: ONYX Creative

Subcontractors: Schneider Structural Engineers, Cornerstone Electric, Flooring Systems, Borderland Construction, Sentry Fence

Global Industrial Manufacturer

Owner: Confidential

Developer: Rio Nuevo District

General Contractor: Sundt Construction

Project Manager: SmithGroup

Architect: SmithGroup

Subcontractors: PK Associates Structural, Psomas, WestLand Resources Inc., The Sextant Group, A2o Foodservice Design & Consulting, Inc.

The Commons at Rivulon

Owner: Nationwide Realty Investors, Ltd.

Developer: Nationwide Realty Investors, Ltd.

General Contractor: Layton Construction

Architect: Butler Design Group

Subcontractors: Riggs Companies, Triad Steel, Integrity Electrical Services Co., Precision Glass & Aluminum, Brightview Landscape Services

Office Project of the Year (more than 300K SF)

American Express — Canyon Building

Owner: American Express

General Contractor: Layton Construction

Project Manager: JLL

Architect: RSP Architects

Subcontractors: Suntec Concrete, Coreslab Structures, Wilson Electric, Olympic West, E&K of Phoenix

Grand 2

Owner: Lincoln Property Company

Developer: Lincoln Property Company

General Contractor: Whiting-Turner

Project Manager: Lincoln Property Company

Architect: DAVIS

Subcontractors: TLCP Structural, Inc.; Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.; Energy Systems Design; The Design Element, PLLC; Coreslab Structures.

Northrop Grumman Launch Vehicles Division Headquarters

Owner: Northrop Grumman

Developer: Douglas Allred Company

General Contractor: Willmeng Construction

Project Manager: Willmeng Construction

Architect: Balmer Architectural Group

Office Interiors Project of the Year

Transwestern Arizona Headquarters

Owner: Transwestern

General Contractor: Layton Construction

Project Manager: CBRE

Architect: Gensler

Subcontractors: Henderson Engineers, CIS, PK Associates, Immedia


Owner: Cresa

General Contractor: Jokake

Project Manager: Cresa

Architect: Corgan


Owner: Zovio

Developer: Irgens

General Contractor: Stevens Leinweber

Project Manager: Zovio

Architect: McCarthy Nordburg

Subcontractors: Energy Systems Design, Caruso Turley Scott, Acoustical Consulting Services, DIRTT/GMBI

Recreation or Public Project of the Year

Canyon Activity Center

Owner: Grand Canyon University

Developer: Grand Canyon University

General Contractor: Pono Construction

Architect: souLL Architects

Subcontractors: Suntec Concrete, Bell Steel, True Metal Solutions, Starkweather Roofing, Central Supply & Metal Co.

Ottawa University Athletic Facility

Owner: Ottawa University

General Contractor: Haydon Building Corp.

Project Manager: Haydon Building Corp.

Architect: Cawley Architects

Subcontractors: Caruso Turley Scott, Cawley Architects Interiors Studio, Sun Valley Masonry, Echo Canyon Electric, Milam Glass

Scottsdale Airport Terminal Area Redevelopment

Owner: City of Scottsdale Aviation Department

Developer: City of Scottsdale Aviation Department

General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction

Project Manager: Mead & Hunt

Architect: DWL Architects + Planners, Inc.

Subcontractors: Trace Consulting, LLC; Advanced Structural Engineering; Mead & Hunt, Inc.; Logan Simpson; JE Dunn Construction

Redevelopment Project of the Year

225 West Madison Street

Owner: Maricopa County FMD

General Contractor: Layton Construction

Architect: DLR Group

Subcontractors: Pete King Construction, HACI Mechanical, Arizona Glass Specialists, Dickens Quality Demoltion, Barrett Homes Contractors


Owner: George Oliver LLC

Developer: George Oliver LLC

General Contractor: RSG Builders

Project Manager: RSG Builders

Architect: Studio Ma

Subcontractors: Arcadia Management, Thanos Mechanical, Smartway Electrical. Home Select Interiors, SlabHaus

Park Central Phase I

Owner: Plaza Companies and Holualoa Capital Management, LLC.

Developer: Plaza Companies and Holualoa Companies

General Contractor: DPR Construction

Project Manager: Plaza Companies

Architect: richard + bauer

Retail Project of the Year

Arizona Center

Developer: Parallel Capital Partners

General Contractor: Skanska

Architect: Gensler

Subcontractors: PK Associates, MSA Engineering, Dibble Engineering, TrueForm Landscape Architecture Studio, Altitude Design Office,

Flint by Baltaire

Owner: Stockdale Captial Partners, LLC

Developer: LGE Design Build

General Contractor: LGE Design Build

Project Manager: LGE Design Build

Architect: LGE Design Group

Subcontractors: Arc Steel, Interior Concepts, Milam Glass, URI Construction, TriMark USA

Phoenix Sky Harbor Terminal 3 — San Tan Brewery & Pub

Owner: Ideation Design Group

Developer: HMS Host

General Contractor: DPR Construction

Architect: Ideation Design Group

Subcontractors: Corporate Signs, Scuderi Tile Contractors, Penington Painting Company LLC., Rosendin Electric Inc., Indwell Woods Inc.