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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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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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How $1,000 per month Uber, Lyft bills are changing wealthy lifestyles

Crel Vogel sees various reasons for buyers at the high-rise condo project in the Kierland area straddling the Phoenix border with Scottsdale. One of them is actually wealthy buyers looking for homes closer in to reduce expensive Uber and Lyft bills. Vogel is the Arizona Regional Sales Manager for Polaris...
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Scottsdale’s Optima Kierland Luxury High-Rise Condominium Tower is More than 75 Percent Sold

PHOENIX, Arizona – For those in search of unparalleled, luxury urban living in the middle of the stunning Sonoran Desert, there’s now limited time to live at Optima Kierland’s luxury high-rise condominium tower in North Scottsdale. Optima Kierland announced that the condominiums at 7120 East Kierland are more than 75 percent sold. With only 55 condominiums...
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Project Update – Optima Kierland

LAST YEAR the plans for the award-winning architectural vision, Optima Kierland, and the Hovey father/son duo graced the cover of Commercial Executive Magazine. Now that their latest sophisticated high-rise luxury living community is coming to fruition, we have all the updates you’ve been waiting for. Timeline Milestones: DECEMBER 2017 Expected...
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Best Places to Live 2017 – What’s New

Optima Kierland Move-ins for the first residents of Scottsdale’s high-rise Optima Kierland from architect David Hovey, Jr. are scheduled for early 2018, while completion of all residences is set for August 2018. (Seventy-five percent of the homes in the first condominium tower are sold, as of press time.) Those gearing...
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A High-Rise Built for Me

In a bid for wealthy suburbanites, some city developers let buyers customize almost every aspect of a luxury condo before closing Over the course of 2½ years, Oliver and Dianna Von Troll met with the director of sales at Auberge Beach Residences and Spa, a luxury condominium building under construction...
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Optima Kierland is already 95% leased

Ascentris and its development partner, Optima, announced today that the partnership’s 7160 Optima Kierland apartments in North Scottsdale reached 95% leased. The 10-story, 150-unit tower, located adjacent to Kierland Commons shopping center, delivered in May 2017. The grand opening of the leasing center occurred, and preleasing began, in February 2017....
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