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DMB Communities Featured in New Homes Section

Looking out over the green of the Silverleaf golf course and into the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, it’s easy to see why so many homebuyers choose golf communities. There’s tranquility with the golf course and a sense of friendliness as you watch foursomes make their way toward the tee.

Some of DMB’s communities feature golf courses, private and public, but the course isn’t just an amenity, it’s an integral part of the lifestyle. The Clubs in these communities serve as gathering places for residents and visitors alike. Even those who aren’t golfers can appreciate the programming within the clubs [...]

DMB and President Charley Freericks Recognized as Best of the West

In recognition of the professional and personal commitment to moving the West Valley forward, WESTMARC will honor DMB and Charley Freericks with its West Valley Regional Advancement Award. Bestowed at WESTMARC’s 22nd Annual Best of the West Awards on November 5, DMB’s Award celebrates the economic development and quality of life contributions of the Company and also of company President, Charley Freericks.

The Honorable Janice K. Brewer will also be honored with the West Valley Inspiration in Leadership Award. And West Valley native, Lattie Coor, will be honored with the West Valley Visionary Award for his commitment to [...]

Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa | Project Bringing Nearly 500 Jobs to East Valley

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, a group of city and business leaders including Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Councilmembers Kevin Hartke, Jack Sellers and Jeff Weninger gathered in a freshly-graded dirt field to officially break ground on the $25 million Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa.

Joining the the Mayor and Councilmembers at the groundbreaking ceremony were prominent Valley businessmen, Bennett Dorrance and Mark Sklar, co-founders of the DMB real estate development company, parent company of the Village Health Clubs & Spas.

Scheduled for completion in spring 2015 and led by Sundt Construction, the 82,000 sq.-ft. Ocotillo Village [...]

AZ Big Media Honors DMB as Developer of the Year

It’s always an exciting evening when AZ Big Media, the Valley’s leading publisher of local business news, hosts an awards event. DMB was chosen as Developer of the Year in the Annual Arizona Real Estate Achievement Awards (AREA) program. We were honored to be included along with Diamond Ventures and Sunbelt Holdings in this category.

Charley Freericks, president of DMB, accepted this award on behalf of the company.

DMB’s communities are experiencing an exciting growth spurt this year. At Verrado, we debuted a new phase in the Heritage District. Our campaign toward the opening of our first 50+ [...]

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 [...]


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