We know shopping. During the past decade, we successfully built more than five million square feet of retail space, both as a developer of community and neighborhood shopping centers and as a builder of large regional malls and lifestyle centers. In the competitive world of retail, schedules drive the project and tenants drive schedules. We make sure from the beginning of a project that we understand and meet the unique tenant and scheduling issues of each project. In fact, we’ve established some methods for accelerating project delivery. Our proven methods also can enhance marketability and promote coordination with mall management, permitting, and approval agencies and tenant contractors.
We are proud to be a part of projects that continue to enhance our landscape, including an award-winning project in Arizona, Mountain Ranch Marketplace, which is the first LEED® accredited retail center in the state.
Our first retail project was the construction of several Safeway stores throughout Phoenix in the early 1950s. In 1955 we built one of the Valley’s first outdoor retail malls, Park Central shopping center. The construction of that mall charted a path for our evolving retail experience, and as the landscape of the metropolitan area morphed. We had a hand in transforming the “sleepy little town of Scottsdale” into the shopping mecca it is today with the construction of a Goldwater’s department store at the intersection of Camelback and Scottsdale roads, setting the stage for the retail destination Scottsdale Fashion Square.
Our most recent work on the mall was Phase 10 in 2009, which included the addition of a 278,000 square-foot underground parking garage and 232,000 square feet of retail space.