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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 [...]

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 [...]

Market Street at DC Ranch Purchased by Whitestone REIT

DMB Commercial is pleased to announce that Market Street at DC Ranch has been sold to Whitestone REIT. This signature neighborhood center was built early in the development of the DC Ranch community to provide a variety of distinctive shops and boutiques, restaurants, neighborhood conveniences and offices all intimately tied together. The center’s unique design embodies that rustic, yet elegant feel of DC Ranch. Over the past 10 years, Market Street has been recognized as North Scottsdale’s premier dining and social destination. 

Whitestone REIT, a national real estate company that specializes in redeveloping Community Centered Properties, approached DMB [...]


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