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Developers pitch projects to urbanize Kierland in northeast Phoenix

Several projects are slated for the north Phoenix area in the near future. Plans to attract hundreds of new residents to the Kierland area of north Phoenix are taking shape, as developers reimagine traditional shopping centers as high-end, urban projects. First to finish with a grand opening Thursday is the...
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Optima Kierland High-Rise Condominiums to be complete in 2018

The first phase of the Optima Kierland opened up to a highly receptive market in April 2016, and exceeded preliminary sales goals. The high-rise luxury condominium and boutique rental community in the North Scottsdale Kierland neighborhood is now beginning construction of the project’s first 12-story condominium tower. The Optima Kierland has already sold more...
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Optima Kierland High-Rise Condominiums Going Vertical

12-story tower to be complete in 2018 After opening to a highly receptive market in April 2016 and surpassing preliminary sales goals, Optima Kierland, a high-rise luxury condominium and boutique rental community in the North Scottsdale Kierland neighborhood, is going vertical with construction of the project’s first 12-story condominium tower....
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Optima Kierland

The story of the Wright Brothers, Orville and Wilbur, who were aviation pioneers because of their successful aircraft design, is similar to that of the Hovey father-and-son duo that has carved out a name for themselves because of their remarkable art of design in buildings. David Hovey Sr. and David...
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Security Overview

By David M. Brown The common areas at Optima Kierland have security cameras monitoring the entrances, the parking garage and other public areas — as do most contemporary condo communities. In addition, electronic locks are installed at all entry doors of the luxury high-rise community which is located on 9.5...
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Optima Tops Out on Scottsdale Luxury Condo Tower

Move-ins for first residents at 7120 Optima Kierland are scheduled for early 2018, while all residences are expected to be completed in August 2018. Optima recently topped out on the 220-unit community at 7120 Optima Kierland in Scottsdale, Ariz. The property is a pilot program for the City of Phoenix’s...
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Main Street Minute: One step closer to completion

KTAR’s Main Street Minute focuses on local businesses that are hiring, opening and hosting events across the community. These stories air each weekday on KTAR at 7:27 a.m. A new high-rise condominium complex in Scottsdale is one step closer to completion. The last concrete beam has been placed atop the...
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Optima Kierland condominium tower topping out

The last concrete beam has been placed atop 7120 Optima Kierland, signaling the culmination of this phase of construction and the beginning of a new era of luxury, high-rise condominium living in North Scottsdale. Optima Kierland’s structure is now complete with more than 60 percent of the homes in the...
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Optima Kierland is one step closer to completion

Luxury condo set to open next year in N. Scottsdale The last concrete beam has been placed atop 7120 Optima Kierland, signaling the culmination of this phase of construction and the beginning of a new era of luxury, high-rise condominium living in North Scottsdale. Optima Kierland’s structure is now complete...
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Luxury living: Expensive condos sprouting & selling on Scottsdale Road

The condominium market is trying to make a comeback back with new projects being developed and high-end units selling along Scottsdale Road. The Optima Kierland condos are under construction with a new high-end apartment tower already open. New York-based iStar Inc. is closing in on selling out a downtown Scottsdale...
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Condo Market Taking Off

When plans to turn the Borgata, a onceposh Scottsdale shopping center, into luxury condominiums were launched five years ago, the response was tepid. The housing market’s recovery from a devastating crash had just begun, and the allure of condos hadn’t yet caught on in metro Phoenix as it had in...
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Millennials and Baby Boomers drawn to Phoenix condo projects

Phoenix is in the midst of a condominium building boom. New high-rise developments are going up from downtown Phoenix northeast to Kierland near the Loop 101. New urban-style attached homes can be found from midtown and uptown to the Biltmore area and east to the Arcadia neighborhood. Since last year, condo...
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More condos landing in downtown Scottsdale

Infill developer Deco Communities is delivering a second condo development in downtown Scottsdale. The Inspire Downtown Scottsdale condos will officially open June 17. The residential development is located on Earll Drive near Drinkwater Boulevard. There are 97 Inspire condos. They were designed by Los Angeles architect Daniel Gehman of Humphrey...
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Greater Scottsdale Airpark goes live, work, play

The growing Scottsdale Quarter, facility additions like Sneaky Big Studios and new tech company tenants have propelled the Greater Scottsdale Airpark into the modern live, work, play era, according to a recent report. Jim Keeley released his annual Greater Scottsdale Airpark 2030 Report earlier this month, which credits the expansion...
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Look Before You Leap

Five things condo buyers need to know By Susie Steckner The Valley is experiencing a condominium and townhome boom with new projects that are on the drawing board or ready for grand openings at every turn. Here are ^ve things to consider before picking out your new home. 1 Location....
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Colliers report shows growth plans for Scottsdale Airpark

Colliers International’s annual report shows growth plans for the Scottsdale Airpark commercial real estate market while undergoing transitions as plans are underway for the airport. Jim Keeley, founding partner of Colliers International’s Scottsdale office, released his annual Greater Scottsdale Airpark 2030 Report for last year. The 2030 Report, first published...
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Optima Kierland sales running ahead of projections

The first high-rise luxury condominium tower at Optima Kierland is over 50 percent sold, with the developer’s ability to customize each home, unmatched amenities and desirable location cited as the primary factors in accelerating sales, and helping the community to reach the development milestone ahead of schedule.  More than 115...
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Home Chic Home

Optima Kierland is changing the North Scottsdale skyline one tower at a time. The 10-story boutique high-rise offers residents the opportunity to either rent or own a condo in the luxury community. Ranging from studios to three-bedroom units, the 13 distinct floorplans suit a wide variety of lifestyles. A rooftop...
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Optima Kierland condo tower 50 percent sold

About 50 percent of the condominium tower at Optima Kierland at 7120 Kierland Blvd. in Scottsdale has been sold. More than 115 homes have been sold in the 12-story Phase I condominium tower. Home sale prices have ranged from the $300,000s to $6.5 million, according to a press release. Some...
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Keen for Green Building

Environmentally friendly and energy-efficient condo communities dot the Valley Today’s condo communities are beginning to adopt a newer “green” building code instead of one that’s been used for more than 20 years. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, was developed by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)...
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Capturing Kierland

High-rise condos are taking shape around Kierland Commons, continuing a trend of real estate following retail that's transforming the Valley. But which living environment will own the vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment hub? The cranes have been looming over Kierland Commons for almost a year now, as construction crews have...
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The 55s Get a Youthful Vibe – Phoenix

Arizona’s 55+ communities are facing challenges from new generations of retirees looking for neighborhoods more engaged than isolated. Can the industry adapt? Mary and John Cooper, both in their late 70s, are finally downsizing, after living for years in a 7,000-square-foot home in Silverleaf, the luxury home community in North...
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Pre-Leasing Announced For 7160 Optima Kierland

Optima Kierland, a 10-story boutique leasing tower in the North Scottsdale Kierland neighborhood, hosted its grand opening in February. Pre-leasing for priority list registrants is now underway for the luxury high-rise community where residents will begin moving in late April 2017. Located at 7160 East Kierland Boulevard, 7160 Optima Kierland...
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Loving the lock-and-leave lifestyle

Condominium living is often synonymous with two things: superb amenities and an easy-breezy lock-and-leave lifestyle. “If you are not interested in taking care of the exterior of your home but you want nice landscaped areas and a heated pool to swim in, condo ownership is the perfect option.” —Sue Goodrich,...
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Optima Kierland tower to open in Kierland neighborhood

A boutique leasing tower in Scottsdale’s Kierland neighborhood is hosting a grand opening Thursday, Feb. 16. The 10-story tower is called 7160 Optima Kierland and sits at 7160 E. Kierland Blvd. Pre-leasing for priority list registrants is now underway for the community with residents moving in as early as April...
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Leasing tower at $500M Optima Kierland to open

Another part of $500 million Optima Kierland project is set to open on Feb. 16, with pre-leasing underway and residents to start moving in in late April. The 10-story leasing tower, 7160 Optima Kierland, includes 150 studio to three-bedroom residences ranging from 595 to 1,795 square feet. Rental rates for 12...
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Energy-saving measures

Valley developers implementing sustainable construction and design concepts By Meghann Finn Sepulveda Today’s buyers are more discerning when it comes to their home’s energy-efficiency, not only to save money, but to be more conscious about conservation strategies to protect the environment. Some Valley condominium developers are taking active measures to...
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Baby boomers drive robust sales for area homebuilders

“Something for everyone” is an old cliché that gains new relevance in today’s real estate marketplace. Never before have home designs, community plans and prices been as carefully targeted as they are today, and baby boomers have been among the prime beneficiaries of this trend. According to research by the...
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Hot Neighborhoods 2016

High-Rise Living: Optima Kierland WHY IT'S HOT: Towering luxury in tony North Scottsdale It's "the height of luxury" says Judy Huffman, associate broker at Ventana Fine Properties, describing Optima Kierland, slated to open for occupancy in 2018. "The first building will be designed as luxury rentals and will be 10...
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The Best of the City – Design & Realty

Vertical Garden Now that the vertical gardens have matured at Optima's Biltmore Towers, Camelview Village and Sonoran Village, it's time for the luxury developer to break ground in the desirable Kierland area. Currently under construction, Optima Kierland is slated for occupancy in 18 to 24 months. “The initial buyer response...
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Optimal Living

Design and development giant Optima ups the ante on luxury living with the opening of Optima Kierland, a 12-story condo project at the corner of Scottsdale Road and Kierland Boulevard. Featuring 200 one-to five-bedroom units, the community is bedecked with all the amenities a homeowner could want, including a rooftop...
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My Turn: Optima Kierland is a win for all northeast Phoenix

Development in Phoenix is almost invariably controversial. Any major project can be met with skepticism by residents. However, projects along major streets are vital for our communities as in-fill projects replace outdated or no longer viable operations. These projects rejuvenate aging infrastructure and ensure its long-term sustainability at no cost...
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Optima Kierland Opens to Highly Receptive Market

Buyers responsive to sophisticated design and refined urban living opportunity Optima Kierland, a high-rise luxury condominium community in the North Scottsdale Kierland neighborhood, has opened for sales to a highly receptive market, with an exuberant homebuyer response to the $500 million project, which represents the next evolution of sophisticated urban...
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Optima Kierland Opens to Highly Receptive Market

Optima Kierland, a high-rise luxury condominium community in the North Scottsdale Kierland neighborhood, has opened for sales to a highly receptive market, with an exuberant homebuyer response to the $500 million project, which represents the next evolution of sophisticated urban living and design for Optima, designer and developer of distinctive,...
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Optima gets going on Kierland development

Optima Inc. — the development and architectural firm known for its upscale hanging garden style multifamily developments in Scottsdale — has started construction on its latest project next to Kierland Commmons and Scottsdale Road. The Optima Kierland project is starting its first phase of construction on a 12-story, 220-unit condominium...
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Scottsdale Airpark booming with urban life, 55,000 jobs

A record number of businesses and employees have moved into Scottsdale's bustling Airpark corridor, which is emerging as a one of the Phoenix area's major hubs for urban growth, according to a new report from Colliers International. More than 55,000 employees work for about 3,000 companies within the Scottsdale Airpark...
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Optima Kierland offers distinctive architecture, luxury

Optima is introducing its next evolution of sophisticated urban living and design with the announcement of Optima Kierland, a new community featuring Optima’s award-winning architectural vision and high-rise luxury living, now being constructed at Kierland in North Scottsdale. Optima Kierland, situated on 9.5 acres at Scottsdale Road and Kierland Boulevard,...
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Optima Kierland: 12-story condo project for Scottsdale

The luxury development with 220 condos and a large park is under construction at Scottsdale Road and Kierland Boulevard. A new luxury condominium development with floor-to-ceiling glass windows is going up on a prime corner in Scottsdale’s popular Kierland area. Optima Kierland will have 12 stories, 220 condos and a...
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Optima bringing distinctive architectural vision, next evolution of luxury urban living, design to Optima Kierland

Sales commence early 2016 Optima is introducing its next evolution of sophisticated urban living and design with the announcement of Optima Kierland, a new community featuring Optima’s award-winning architectural vision and high-rise luxury living, now being constructed at Kierland in North Scottsdale. Optima Kierland, situated on 9.5 acres at Scottsdale...
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