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Apple Deal Wins Economic Development Deal of the Year

Business Facilities Magazine recently awarded their top prize, the Gold Award for Economic Development Deal of the Year, to Arizona’s team that brought Apple to the state. The winning team – including GPEC, the Arizona Commerce Authority, Salt River Project, DMB, Maricopa County and the City of Mesa – was selected for their collaborative efforts to attract Apple’s manufacturing operations at Eastmark in Mesa, Arizona.

Late last year in 2013, a coalition of governments, corporations and economic development leaders worked together to pave the way for Apple to start up manufacturing operations at Eastmark. Their successful efforts demonstrate [...]

Stem-Focused Sequoia Pathfinder Academy at Eastmark to open in August

MESA, ARIZONA – Edkey Inc., the parent company of 16 Sequoia Charter Schools, has completed construction plans for the new $6.5 million Sequoia Pathfinder Academy at Eastmark, located on Eastmark Parkway, north of Ray Road in Mesa. The new tuition-free elementary school, which will serve 400 students, is scheduled to open in August for the 2014-15 school year.

According to Edkey CEO, Doug Pike, the Pathfinder campus at Eastmark is designed to optimize learning experiences in all spaces. Similar to a “children’s museum,” changeable interactive learning resources and demonstrations will be built into the common areas and learning [...]

Whitestone REIT Acquires Market Street at DC Ranch for $37.4 Million

HOUSTON, TX (December 5, 2013) -  Whitestone REIT (NYSE: WSR – “Whitestone”), a fully integrated real estate company that owns, operates and re-develops Community Centered PropertiesTM, announced today that it has purchased Market Street at DC Ranch® in Scottsdale, Arizona for $37.4 million, or $156 per square foot. Market Street primarily serves the DC Ranch neighborhood, one of Scottsdale’s signature master planned communities, anchored by Safeway grocery, at the cross roads of Pima, and Thompson Peak, just north of highway 101. The 241,280-square-foot property is currently 80% occupied and includes land to build and lease another 35,000 square feet. 


Apple helping to fulfill DMB’s vision for Eastmark

Apple announced Tuesday that it is coming to Mesa – to Eastmark. Apple purchased the First Solar building at Eastmark to operate a manufacturing facility that will create high-quality, green tech jobs for the region. Their investment in the East Valley will have a massive economic impact for the region and our state.

More than a year ago, DMB Associates collaborated with the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the City of Mesa and others to bring another division of Apple to Arizona. Although a compelling vision for Eastmark was presented, Apple decided to locate that [...]

DMB Associates Unveils Vision for Victory, Verrado’s Next Generation Community for 55+

PHOENIX, AZ. (October 15, 2013) – DMB Associates broke ground today on “Victory,” totaling approximately 1,200 acres, representing the next generation of communities for people 55+ years and better.

“We’ve created a neighborhood in our thriving small town community of Verrado where people can explore the life they have waited to live for at least 55 years,” said Charley Freericks, president of DMB. “With Victory, DMB Associates has shifted the paradigm in how communities are planned to provide meaningful and authentic experiences for Baby Boomers.”

This new district is the culmination of years of consultation with lifestyle, health [...]