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Urbs, burbs or ‘surbs’?

Most folks think that there are generally only two kinds of neighborhoods where condo and townhome communities are located: urban and suburban. Actually, there’s a third possibility: what’s known as “surban,” which combines the best of a major city and its adjacent ‘burbs. Surban – a trendy new blend “This new...
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Urbs, burbs or ‘surbs’?

Most folks think that there are generally only two kinds of neighborhoods where condo and townhome communities are located: urban and suburban. Actually, there’s a third possibility: what’s known as “surban,” which combines the best of a major city and its adjacent ‘burbs. Surban – a trendy new blend “This new...
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New metro Phoenix condo sales soar, will prices keep climbing?

Developers built thousands of metro Phoenix condominiums over the past few years. No one was sure how quickly they would sell. But buyers did come. New condo sales soared 57 percent last year, according to The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com Street Scout Home Values report. Buyers opted not only for new condos but...
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Celebrating Top Performers With 2018 Tribute Awards

The interviews for Tribute Awards moved very quickly during the months of January and February. Finalists had the opportunity to share their stories with colleagues after their judging panels in a taped video with the AMA team to highlight their work and Tributes experience. These videos are available online. For weeks, the...
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Here’s who won 2018 RED Awards as the best in CRE

An energetic crowd packed Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort on Thursday as AZRE magazine held its annual Real Estate & Development (RED) Awards. The RED Awards highlight impressive projects completed in the last year, as well as the companies and people that make each project possible. “This year, we received more...
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New Airpark Properties at a Glance

The high-rise condominium tower has already sold more than 80 percent of its residences, with owners beginning to move in next month. Built in part as a pilot program for Phoenix's International Green Construction Code promoting safe and sustainable construction, the condos feature the distinctive "vertical landscaping" system also found...
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Living in the Airpark

The last time we talked with Mary Cooper, for Scottsdale Airpark News' March 2017 "Living in the Airpark" issue, she and her husband John had just recently purchased their 4,000-square-foot unit on the 11th Floor of the new 12-story Optima Kierland condominium tower. This April, the couple finally moves in. During...
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Elevate Your Elegance

There is wholehearted enthusiasm in her voice as Evelyn Arroyo speaks of moving into her new home at Optima Kierland, the soaring 12-story tower at 7120 East Kierland, in north Scottsdale, which has just begun welcoming its new residents. Phase 1 includes the condominium tower as well as the already...
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Fantastic Features

Amenities in brand-new condo and townhome communities continue to impress prospective buyers. In fact, high-end amenities in these communities are creating what are known as “third places”—locations where people spend a lot of time outside of home or work. Consider Optima Kierland, for example. Located in North Scottsdale and set...
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Gorgeous Garden Communities

Lush landscaping for ultimate indoor-outdoor living By Meghann Finn Sepulveda Many Valley condominium developers are incorporating lush landscaping and garden spaces into urban property designs to give residents the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and take full advantage of the beautiful Arizona weather. Urban living Condominium communities like Contour on...
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Moving Up

When the Valley goes vertical, high-rises come in hot! Thanks to insane views, stellar amenities and distinguishing details, you can experience city living without leaving the desert­because, who would want to miss out on those Arizona sunsets? Here are four gorgeous developments that are en fuego. Optima Kierland The next...
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