Discover Deep Transformational Life Coaching in Buckeye, AZ
Living the human experience is a beautiful, complex journey. It's filled with peaks and valleys of pleasure and pain, both physical and emotional. It seems so simple when we're children, but things change as we grow: we begin to form our own opinions, develop romantic relationships, build a career, and work our way through life. With age comes maturity and personal development, but all too often, we grow older without learning how to manage and accept our emotions, thoughts, and relationships. This causes us to get stuck, and for some, they then stay stuck - trapped in a vicious cycle of self-doubt, judgement and negativity.
Sound familiar? If so, ask yourself if you are suffering from any of the following:
- Unresolved childhood trauma
- Grief, loss, and betrayals in life that you can't get past
- Harmful patterns that keep you stuck in a rut, with no hope of moving forward
- Anxiety about your personal or work life
- Anger, insecurity, and stress that gets the best of you
- Codependency and people pleasing-problems that leave you emotionally bankrupt
- Family or romantic relationship issues that you can't handle or resolve
- Negative thoughts and self-criticizing problems equating to "I'm not good enough" and "I can't succeed."
- Overthinking and racing thoughts that distract you during the day and keep you up at night
- Lack of motivation or purpose in your life
- Low self-worth, self-love, and lack of personal development
If you're struggling because you aren't sure what to do next or how to change your life for the better, know that you aren't alone. Millions of people just like you aren't where they want to be in life. Fortunately, your personal growth life coach in Buckeye, AZ, is here to help you reimagine, refocus, and rebuild your life for the better.
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- Men's Personal Development Growth Coaching in Buckeye, AZ
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- EMDR Therapy in Buckeye, AZ
- Break Out of Your Cage and Be Proud of Your True Self
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We All Suffer at Times. Now, Lets Do Something About It
If you're reading this page, chances are you're not exactly happy with how your life is going. And that's okay. You're in a safe place.
Finding the right person to speak with about the personal growth issues in your life is challenging. Some life coaches in Buckeye only see you as a transaction - a means to make money and provide unhelpful, mediocre services. Christy Maxey is the anthesis of uneducated, fly-by-night life coaches. She has worked with thousands of people just like you and has built a reputation of helping people as their life coach in Buckeye and throughout Arizona, as well as with clients all over the world.
As a former therapist, Christy uses an effective system of evidenced-based concepts, tools, and exercises like trauma-informed coaching, inner child healing and EMDR to uncover true self-worth. Christy's signature system, the Maxx Method, helps develop emotional intelligence and provides life-long skills that will help guide you in relationships with yourself and others.
Remember: you are not broken YOU ARE NOT BROKEN. There is nothing wrong with you. And, it doesn't have to take years of therapy to get the results you are hoping for
The Maxx Method Difference
Many people use go to therapy but see few results. They've tried reading books, listening to podcasts, and maybe even hired a life coach. But at the end of the day, they're still struggling with root issues that cause stress, anxiety, and feelings of helplessness.
Christy Maxey has developed The Maxx Method, an evidenced-based path to Personal Development, Healing and Emotional Intelligence. When you work with Christy Maxey as your life coach, you will spend your time together getting to the root cause of your problems. You'll answer questions like:
- How are you holding yourself back?
- What limiting beliefs do you have?
- What are you resisting?
- How are self-doubt and judgment keeping you stuck?
- How is your past STILL affecting you now?
- Where is your anxiety coming from?
Often, we don't know the answers to these questions without help. Unfortunately, many therapists and life coaches in Buckeye, AZ lack focus. They encourage you to talk about your day, week, and month. They get a general sense of what is bothering you, but before any real work is done, your therapy session is over. In the end, you see few results and you're left reeling with more anxiety and stress than before.
Clients choose Christy Maxey as their personal development life coach because she gets right to the issues without wasting your time. She pulls on her vast experience to heal men and women of all ages, using traditional techniques from psychology and psychotherapy combined with results-oriented coaching. Christy always emphasizes honesty, compassion, and accountability, so you get real benefits and real efficiency with her coaching.
If you're ready to be re-introduced to your authentic self, your journey starts here.
Men's Personal Development Growth Coaching in Buckeye, AZ
Men in today's society often fight against strong feelings of stress, anger, and self-defeating patterns that keep them stuck in a rut. Unfortunately, many men are socialized to ignore their feelings and inner experiences. As a men's therapist and life coach for more than 20 years, Christy Maxey has the techniques and experience to break down the barriers keeping men from living the life they want.
Men deserve compassion, but they also deserve high expectations and positive confrontation when necessary. Unlike some life coaches in Buckeye, Christy's approach doesn't allow men to hide behind insecurity and grandiosity. Male clients choose Christy because she pushes them to live to their true potential without wasting time.
Coaching Men with Relationship Issues
Relationships don't always come easily and we are not taught how to have healthy, secure relationships. Challenges can be hard to overcome without help. If any of the following problems sound familiar, life coaching with Christy Maxey could be the solution:
- Difficult Relating to Partner
- Repeating Negative Patterns in Relationships
- Feelings of Loneliness
- Feeling Misunderstood
Coaching Men with Stress
Stress is the leading root cause of disease. Although men are taught to "just deal with it," that's not the best answer. With Christy Maxey as your life coach, you can address issues with:
- No Appreciation for Hard Work
- Pleasing Everyone Except Yourself
- Exhaustion without Physical Activity
- Feelings of Unhappiness and Lack of Motivation
Coaching Men with Anger
It's no wonder that men suffer from aggression and anger when we tell them to turn off their emotions. Life coaching can help you overcome:
- Aggressive Behavior
- Outbursts of Anger
- Career Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Verbal Aggression and Abuse
If you're a man open to working through your problems to better yourself, there's good news. Christy Maxey's proven, efficient life coaching system can help you be the father, husband, friend, and self that you truly want to be. With the right tools and guidance, you can live life with less anger and stress. And with the right tools, you can focus on finding your voice without resorting to aggression.
Women's Personal Development Growth Coaching in Buckeye, AZ
Women are beautiful, unique individuals. But many seem to suffer from the same universal theme - an inner critic that hinders true growth and sabotages them from a fulfilling, happy life.
As a therapist, Christy Maxey spent much of her time working directly with women just like you. Christy combines an incredible depth of knowledge and guidance with life coaching energy, uncovering your true potential as a woman, free of dysfunction.
Unfortunately, no matter what women do as mothers and employees, many believe that they're never good enough. They feel like they're not worthy, not lovable, and not strong.
If you feel like you're unworthy of success and happiness, it's time for a change. It's time to look in the mirror and take care of yourself, not someone else.
If you're ready to reclaim the life you deserve, your journey to success starts with women's life coaching in Buckeye. Here are just a few areas that Christy Maxey helps women break free of the chains that keep them down:
Coaching Women Suffering from Pleasing & Codependency
Many women today do everything for everybody else but don't take time to heal or explore personal development. Personal development growth coaching from Christy Maxey can help you address these common issues:
- Self-Medicating to Cover Up Feelings of Inadequacy
- Feeling like You've Lost Yourself
- People Taking Advantage of Your Kindness
- Over-Providing for Others
Coaching Women with Unpleasant Emotions
Many women are unsure of how to untangle the mess of emotions they go through. Life coaching in Buckeye can help you manage your emotions and find the clarity and love you need in your life. Does this sound like you?
- Feelings of Shame and Guilt
- Issues with Your Career or Job
- Unhappiness with Others' Behaviors
- Bouts of Sobbing That Lead to Anxiety and Depression
Coaching Women with Self-Confidence Issues
Though every life is valuable, society triggers many women to de-value themselves as they grow older. One of the core components of Christy's life coaching is to help women value who they are. Self-confidence can help by:
- Highlighting Positive Attributes Over Shortcomings
- Finding Solutions to Confidence Issues
- Teaching You How to Love Yourself, Flaws and All
- Giving You the Tools to Assert Yourself Without Guilt
If you're a woman and you're ready for change, we've got great news. Women's coaching with Christy is all about change and focus. It's active and experiential coaching that will keep you engaged and accountable to yourself. The result? A life bursting with happiness, fulfillment, and joy.
EMDR Coaching in Buckeye, AZ
EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing, is a powerful technique used to heal people from distressing and disturbing life experiences. EMDR Coaching with Christy Maxey allows the mind to heal from psychological trauma much quicker than traditional therapy methods.
When we go through traumatic experiences, we often associate those events with negative beliefs and emotions like feelings of shame, anger, and inadequacy. EMDR helps the mind reprocess the life-changing event, allowing the client to heal and live a life they love.
Is EMDR Right for You?
Many people are reluctant to try EMDR because of poor results from previous attempts. Christy Maxey's EMDR Coaching includes guided visualization and inner child healing for a more robust approach. This tactic is part of Christy's Maxx Method - a life-changing framework for personal development.
What is the Maxx Method?
You may have received help from a therapist or life coach in Buckeye, AZ, in the past, only to fall back into bad habits and self-destruction. If that sounds like you, chances are you never addressed the underlying cause of your problems. You cut the weed but never removed the root.
The Maxx Method is a six-part holistic system of evidenced-based tools, exercises, and concepts, developed to help you achieve maximized personal development.
EMDR and the Maxx Method are not only used for extreme traumas. They can be very helpful for common memories and events that foster feelings of low self-esteem and powerlessness, too. These methods were developed to help manage unpleasant emotions, show you how to find deep love, and heal old wounds that keep you stuck.
EMDR and the Maxx Method could be right for you if you have experienced:
- Social Anxiety
- Loss, Betrayal, and Grief
- Negative Core Beliefs
- Hurt, Anger, and Sadness
- Low Self-Esteem
- Lack of Confidence
Break Out of Your Comfort Zone and Be Proud of Your True Self
The world is changing. People are finally learning how to manage their own human experiences. But we can't do it alone. Christy Maxey is here to guide you on the path to a positive, guilt-free life. If you're ready to look inward, find peace, and develop the skills to love your true self, you're in the right place. After all, you've been suffering long enough.
When you work with Christy, you'll be on a fast track to the truth - no beating around the bush or wasting time. Christy's methods are gentle but firm, compassionate yet driven. You will learn, you will transform, and you will be happy because it's you who did the work. It's time to face your fears head-on, so you can't play the victim card anymore. You're capable of great relationships, healthy self-confidence, and of doing something with your life. If you're sick and tired of being stuck, this is your chance to get out of that rut.
Ready to learn to value yourself and live the life that you deserve? Contact Christy Maxey today for your free 15-minute consultation.Call Us480-600-3003
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Buckeye Best – Feb. 13-19
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Wrapping up another busy week in Buckeye athletics … The women’s swimming and diving team won its fourth consecutive Big Ten championship this weekend in Ann Arbor, Mich.Video PlayerMedia error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundDownload File: https://ohiostatebuckeyes.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/swim-splash.mp4?_=1Women&rsqu...
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The women’s swimming and diving team won its fourth consecutive Big Ten championship this weekend in Ann Arbor, Mich.
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Women’s hockey won the first-ever WCHA regular season championship in school history yesterday in Madison, Wisc. The team trailed 1-0 late in the game, but rallied with three goals in the final four minutes to win the historic title.
The men’s hockey team defeated Michigan, 4-2, in front of an OSU record crowd of 45,523 fans Saturday in FirstEnergy Stadium. The win, coupled with a tie/OT win on Thursday, lifted the men into a second-place tie in the Big Ten with and to an 18-11-3 overall record.
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In front of a sellout crowd of 2,363, the men’s lacrosse team, now 3-0, came from behind to defeat No. 19 North Carolina, 8-5, Sunday afternoon at the Ohio State Lacrosse Stadium.
Event wins on vault, floor and beam powered the women gymnasts to a 196.725-196.125 win at Penn State, improving their record to 10-1 overall and 4-1 in the Big Ten.
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The men’s tennis team, 14-1 on the year, went 2-1 at the ITA indoor national championships, including a second win this season over defending national champion Virginia.
Women’s tennis improved to 7-2 on the season with a home court win over No. 20 Arizona State Sunday.
Baseball opened its season in Sarasota, Fla., and congratulations to coach Bill Mosiello, who won his first game as our new head coach, a 3-0 win over UConn. The Buckeyes are finishing a four-game set with UConn Monday.
The wrestlers capped a 13-3 regular season with a 22-14 win over No. 4 Cornell at the Spartan Combat Duals in Tampa, Fla.
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Men’s volleyball is now 10-4 and 3-1 in the MIVA after splitting matches this weekend against Purdue Fort Wayne and Loyola Chicago.
How Does This Winter Compare to Ohio’s Coldest Ever?
Ohio, also known as The Buckeye State, is aptly named for being home to the buckeye, the state’s official tree. This state also has an official bird, the cardinal, which is well-known for its easy-to-spot brilliant red coloration. Tourists often flock to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and enjoy sports outings, amusement parks, and a wide array of mouth-watering foods throughout th...
Ohio, also known as The Buckeye State, is aptly named for being home to the buckeye, the state’s official tree. This state also has an official bird, the cardinal, which is well-known for its easy-to-spot brilliant red coloration. Tourists often flock to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and enjoy sports outings, amusement parks, and a wide array of mouth-watering foods throughout the state. When winter rolls around and it gets chilly, it’s a perfect time to indulge in comfort foods, like Cincinnati chili. But how cold is the average winter in Ohio? And how does this winter compare to Ohio’s coldest ever?
The Coldest Winter Ever Recorded in Ohio’s History
In some states, the coldest winters ever recorded stretch back to the first years of the 20th century. In Ohio, the coldest temperature ever recorded dates back even further. This coldest day was in Milligan on February 2, 1899, at the tail end of the 19th century.
However, there was a more recent event that was better documented. Many residents still remember when an arctic freeze blew through the state and the Buckeyes endured extreme wind chills. This was on January 19, 1994. The temperature in Cleveland dipped to -20 °F and -22 °F in Dayton.
Wind chills made it feel more like -41 °F and -44 °F, respectively, and people experienced awfully dangerous driving conditions, with many accidents reported that evening. The Cuyahoga River froze solid, as did any moisture on the face, tears included! Cleveland’s Own News Center 8 covered the magnitude of the weather on this memorable day, expressing concern for residents who were caught outdoors.
Average Highs and Lows This Year
Those who live in Ohio know to expect windy, snowy, and cold winters. On average, temperatures range between 22 °F and 84 °F throughout the year. They rarely dip below 5 °F during the winter or reach higher than 92 °F during the summer.
This last December, however, temperatures plummeted below freezing just before Christmas on December 23rd and wind chills reached down to -30 °F at times. Snow fell around this time, reaching between 2 and 5 inches in central and southeast Ohio. This winter, temperatures have remained between 20 °F and 60 °F on average, with a few exceptions here and there.
Although there were some precipitation events during the later part of January this year, these were comparatively mild for Ohio. Dayton received more than 8 inches of snow and the southern region below I-71 experienced some mixed precipitation. The snow was both heavy and wet, which presented challenges for commuters and outside workers. Luckily, the weather warmed up and cleared any remaining ice and slush.
Animal Migration in Ohio
There are several must-see migrations that occur in Ohio. Since Ohio is home to water sources like the Ohio River and Lake Erie, different types of wildlife pass through or settle in. During spring, you can spot the American golden plover, godwits, dowitchers, mallards, and blue-winged teals. Godwits are perhaps the easiest to spot as their bodies are quite large and their beaks extend out in a remarkable way.
You could visit the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Oak Harbor for a good view of Lake Erie’s southern shore. Here, you can spot American golden plovers, as they stop for a bit to bulk up before their eventual migration further north toward the arctic tundra. The Lake Erie shoreline is also a fantastic place to bird-watch when May rolls around.
During this time, you can experience the migration of tropical forest songbirds. Visitors and residents can enjoy the Magee Marsh State Wildlife Area to take in the beauty of nature. These migratory songbirds pass through this area in the millions. They’re tiny and popping with color, which provides an unforgettable visual experience.
For a different type of beauty, you can also swing by the Kitty Todd Preserve to spot the migration of monarch butterflies. This migration is best enjoyed during fall when tens of thousands of monarch butterflies travel together in flocks to make their way south.
Grasslands in the northern part of Ohio attract bobolinks, which are tiny birds that sing and boast gorgeous plumage. Although tiny and weighing no more than an ounce, these grassland birds are impressively resilient. They travel approximately 6,000 miles from Argentina each spring to breed and nest in northern portions of Ohio. For a closer look at this migration, you can check out Big Island Wildlife or Killdeer Plains.
Those who love the sight of ruby-throated hummingbirds can set up their gardens with native flowering plants. These birds make their way over to Ohio from South and Central America after winter has subsided. They have become the most popular hummingbird species to spot in the area.
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Is This a Return to Normal for Phoenix’s Industrial Market?
— By Rob Martensen, Senior Executive Vice President, Colliers International —There are a lot of questions being asked about the Phoenix industrial market as we turn the calendar to 2023. Having been an industrial broker in this market for 25 years, I have seen many ups and downs, which are historically driven by the residential construction market. Phoenix used to be a one-industry town…and that industry was growth. Sure, we’ve had large companies like Motorola, Avnet and Intel, but the indust...
— By Rob Martensen, Senior Executive Vice President, Colliers International —
There are a lot of questions being asked about the Phoenix industrial market as we turn the calendar to 2023. Having been an industrial broker in this market for 25 years, I have seen many ups and downs, which are historically driven by the residential construction market. Phoenix used to be a one-industry town…and that industry was growth. Sure, we’ve had large companies like Motorola, Avnet and Intel, but the industrial market has been mostly driven by people moving to Arizona and buying houses and household goods.
Phoenix has transformed in the past five years into a thriving city that now supports many industries. The largest is advanced manufacturing. This includes semiconductors, battery manufacturing, electric vehicle manufacturing and all supporting businesses. Intel is in the process of a $20 billion expansion to their existing facility, while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is under construction on a $12 billion chip making factory. TSMC recently announced it’s going to immediately start on Phase II of this factory, which will be another $28 billion spent in Phoenix. It is estimated that 160 new companies have moved to Phoenix to support these two new projects.
Other thriving industries include food and beverage, traditional manufacturing and ecommerce. Nestle is investing $500 million for a new Coffee Mate manufacturing facility, Puma has leased more than 1 million square feet and manufacturing companies like Apel Extrusions are opening new factories in the Phoenix area.
So, what does this mean for the industrial market?
Developers have been on a buying spree trying to find land to put up more boxes. We now have nearly 40 million square feet under construction, with 12 million of that pre-leased.
Developers have been looking at developing in all parts of the Valley. The big box market is reaching into the outskirts of Buckeye, while Mesa Gateway is thriving with activity. Infill projects everywhere are still in demand. ViaWest, in partnership with Prospect Ridge, is developing two industrial parks on parcels along Interstate 10 in the southeast valley. Sight Logistics is rising out of the ashes of the former Insight Enterprises corporate headquarters in South Tempe. The former office building has been demolished and two new industrial buildings are under construction in their place
All that said, should we be worried?
The vacancy rate in the Phoenix industrial market has ranged from 7 percent to 13 percent over the past 20 years. The vacancy rate has seen record lows in the most recent quarters, with the latest report showing an all-time low of 2.4 percent. Even with 40 million square feet under construction, we still have a long way to go to “return to normal” historical vacancy rates.
We have all been successful with higher interest rates and higher vacancy rates in the past. There’s no reason to think the future of the Phoenix industrial market should be any different. Let’s make the necessary adjustments and move forward!
GREENVILLE, SPARTANBURG AND COLUMBIA, S.C. — Greystone Affordable Development has acquired four affordable housing properties totaling 855 units in South Carolina for $118 million.
Greystone Housing Impact Investors LP (GHI) provided financing for the acquisition and rehabilitation development transactions. Cushman & Wakefield, with which Greystone has a strategic joint venture, provided multifamily investment sales advisement on the transactions.
The teams collaborated on the acquisition and mortgage revenue bond investments with two nonprofits, including Opportunity South Carolina (OPSC), which encourages economic development and minority group entrepreneurship in the state’s Opportunity Zones.
Greystone worked with OPSC on three acquisitions as the developer of record. GHI’s Rob Schultz worked to arrange an acquisition financing via tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds.
The three properties include:
For the fourth transaction, Greystone’s Adam Lipkin originated a financing solution through GHI. Greystone Affordable Development will serve as the developer on this renovation project at that property as well.
Cushman & Wakefield’s John Phoenix, Austin Green and Ricky Gore represented the sellers of all four properties.
— Channing Hamilton
COSTA MESA, CALIF. — Lee & Associates Orange has arranged the sale of a freestanding industrial/flex building in Costa Mesa. The property traded for $6.1 million.
Located at 3587-3589 Harbor Blvd., the 19,271-square-foot building features a large fenced yard, three ground-level doors and 400 amps, 120/208 volt power.
Greg Diab of Lee & Associates Orange represented the buyer in the deal.
INDIO AND PERRIS, CALIF. — Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors has brokered the sales of two new properties leased by 7-Eleven in Riverside County. Two different buyers acquired the assets for a combined total of $10.1 million.
Bill Asher and Jeff Lefko of Hanley Investment Group represented the sellers, TSC Perris LLC and TSC Indio Golf Center LLC, in both transactions.
In the first transaction, a private investor acquired a newly constructed, 3,494-square-foot 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station at the intersection of Golf Center Parkway and Avenue 45 in Indio. The property traded for $5.1 million, or $1,474 per square foot. Rick Lazar of Lee & Associates in Riverside represented the buyer.
In the second deal, a Los Angeles-based private investor purchased a recently completed, 2,950-square-foot 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station at Perris and Harley Knox boulevards in Perris. The asset traded for $5 million, or $1,695 per square foot. Pooya Dayanim of Beverly Hills-based Dayanim Real Estate Corp. represented the buyer.
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — Continental Properties has opened Springs at Northgate, an apartment property located at 93 Clear Pass View within the 200-acre master-planned Polaris Pointe development in Colorado Springs.
Springs at Northgate features 240 townhome-style studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with modern floor plans, high-end finishes, gourmet kitchens, abundant natural light, in-unit washers/dryers and private patios or balconies. Onsite amenities include a swimming pool, community clubhouse, outdoor grill area, 24-hour fitness center, car care area and leash-free dog park.
LAS VEGAS — Dornin Investment Group (DIG) has completed the disposition of City Centre Place, an office building located at 400 S. Fourth St. in downtown Las Vegas. California-based Ally Investments acquired the asset for $15.2 million.
The six-story City Centre Place features 109,189 square feet of Class A office space. At the time of sale, the property was 36 percent occupied. Onsite amenities include an atrium, attached parking garage, controlled access, monument signage and security.
Marc Magliarditi and Travis Landes of CBRE represented the seller in the transaction.
BEND, ORE. — Cushman & Wakefield has arranged the sale of The Alexander Bend, a 136-unit independent living community in Bend.
Opened in late 2019 and representing the city of Bend’s newest independent living offering in over 10 years, The Alexander Bend features 3.1 acres of adjacent land.
Cushman & Wakefield’s Rick Swartz, Jay Wagner, Aaron Rosenzweig, Dan Baker and Bailey Nygard represented the seller, BPM Real Estate Group, in the transaction. The buyer was Touchmark, which renamed the community Touchmark at Pilot Butte and will operate it alongside Touchmark at Mount Bachelor Village on the west side of Bend. The price was $57.8 million.
The Base adds 2M SF to Glendale industrial market
The West Valley is amidst a renaissance of industrial activity, with millions of square feet of space coming out of the ground. Adding to this landscape is The Base, a new development in Glendale that will add nearly 2 million square feet of space to the market. The first phase of the project will include seven buildings ranging from 85,000 square feet to 309,000 square feet, for a total of 1,182,877 square feet. Phase 2 will bring an additional eight buildings spanning 41,000 square feet to 141,000 square feet in size, totaling 780,600 squa...
The West Valley is amidst a renaissance of industrial activity, with millions of square feet of space coming out of the ground. Adding to this landscape is The Base, a new development in Glendale that will add nearly 2 million square feet of space to the market. The first phase of the project will include seven buildings ranging from 85,000 square feet to 309,000 square feet, for a total of 1,182,877 square feet. Phase 2 will bring an additional eight buildings spanning 41,000 square feet to 141,000 square feet in size, totaling 780,600 square feet.
Mark Krison, senior vice president at CBRE, explains that having 15 buildings of varying sizes allows for the development to best meet market demand. The average user, he says, requires anywhere from 85,000 to 105,000 square feet.
“The big buildings get all the press, but it’s the medium-sized ones that do all the leasing,” Mark Krison continues. “These buildings fit right in the middle of fairway for where most of the people want to be size wise. This product was designed to take advantage of the greatest menu of occupiers looking in the marketplace.”
There’s been a recent uptick in users associated with semiconductor operations looking for sub-200,000-square-foot spaces, adds Luke Krison, senior associate at CBRE. “Those manufacturing-centric users lend themselves to the types of buildings we’re constructing at The Base,” he says. “There’s a void in the market for this type of project and the size ranges.”
Constructing multiple smaller facilities makes the layout of The Base more competitive in the highly active industrial market along the Loop 303, says Alex Boles, director of investments and development at ViaWest Group, even if it is more profitable to build fewer, yet larger products on site.
“When you look at Phoenix, CBRE reports there’s 35.2 million square feet [of industrial space] currently under construction. There are several one-million-square-foot buildings coming to the West Valley,” Boles continues. “I have to look at how I can compete with the big box bombers even though I’m further behind in terms of schedule. And that answer, to me, is this small product.”
The rental rates for smaller spaces tend to be higher, which helps offset the costs of bringing multiple structures to fruition. Moreover, The Base’s ability to cater to most users is a considerable asset. The 85,000-square-foot building, for example, has the capacity to support upwards of six tenants.
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“I’m looking to differentiate this project in a way that’s thoughtful,” Boles says. “I’m giving myself some flexibility on leasing up, but I’m still capitalizing on where I think the majority of the market momentum is for smaller businesses that want autonomy — in terms of building signage and being a sole tenant of the building. That’s the angle I’m going for.”
Not only do the buildings vary in total size, but also in dimension. Boles notes that users with an assembly line may not want the space to be as deep, whereas others that are racking inventory want more depth and the ability to cross dock.
“There’s going to be distribution and logistics guys that move out here,” Boles continues, “but I’m also catering to a small manufacturing or assembly company — which may have more high wage jobs for the submarket than what a typical logistics company would — with different building types and depths.”
The Base will be located in Glendale, near Litchfield and Bethany Home Roads, only a few minutes away from both the Loop 303 and Northern Parkway. Greater Phoenix as a whole benefits from well thought out transportation infrastructure and proximity to major markets such as Southern California making the region an attractive option for distribution companies.
“Logistics is the name of the game,” Mark Krison says. “[These businesses] want to be as close as reasonably possible to a freeway backbone. This project has the Loop 303 on the west, Northern Parkway on the north, Interstate 10 to the south, and the Loop 101 going north up to the east. It’s in the middle of a square of freeways.”
Advanced manufacturing companies and suppliers of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s (TSMC) chip plant in North Phoenix that want to be close by are also potential tenants, Mark Krison continues. Moreover, Boles notes that businesses in Southern California look to the West Valley as a viable alternative to the high costs associated with operating in the Inland Empire region.
“Southern California companies that grow can’t find a new home there because it’s simply more built out than we are,” Boles says. “So, they start looking elsewhere for a cheaper cost of business. The West Valley has turned into this bustling micro economy. It’s one of the most premier submarkets in all of Greater Phoenix.”
That said, the pace of industrial growth in the West Valley means that shovel ready sites are becoming scarcer, forcing developers to start looking at municipalities further west where some parcels lack adequate infrastructure.
“It’s hard to place a bet on a land site if you don’t have a 100% solution water, sewer and power — the very basic essentials to getting a tenant up and operable in an area,” Boles says. “As a developer I have to balance time to market — I need to know what my competition is going to be when I build these things — and I have to make sure that I can get the buildings online.”
Luke Krison agrees that turnkey options are harder to come by now.
“If we were in the market with a developer right now, and they said, ‘Luke, find me 50 acres. I want to develop buildings,’ the only options they’d have would be to find an off-market deal with a group that already owns real estate and overpay for the land,” he concludes. “The alternative would be to go further out west to Buckeye, and you would be presenting them very green options that feel like it's pioneering the market because it just hasn’t gone that direction yet.”
'All groundwater is spoken for': New West Valley construction can no longer rely on groundwater after release of new report
Recently released research shows there isn't any more groundwater new developments can claim in the West Valley. Here's what that means for the area's future growth.BUCKEYE, Ariz. — The middle of Arizona is turning grey.The brown desert landscape has been sprawling into a metropolitan expanse for decades, spreading outward in every direction from central Phoenix. The Valley welcomes a new resident every six minutes, and with them come new development.That spread may greatly slow or even stop in the West Valley afte...
Recently released research shows there isn't any more groundwater new developments can claim in the West Valley. Here's what that means for the area's future growth.
BUCKEYE, Ariz. — The middle of Arizona is turning grey.
The brown desert landscape has been sprawling into a metropolitan expanse for decades, spreading outward in every direction from central Phoenix. The Valley welcomes a new resident every six minutes, and with them come new development.
That spread may greatly slow or even stop in the West Valley after the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) released a new report on Monday.
All of the groundwater in the nearby Hassayampa sub-basin is spoken for, the report found. Any new home builders in the area who haven't already been approved will have to bring in their own source of water.
Developers looking to break ground in the area are now scrambling to conjure water in one of the driest places in the world.
As more people buy up portions of groundwater around the Valley, how much more grey growth can our groundwater reserves withstand?
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The report's release came after Gov. Katie Hobbs' State of the State address, when she claimed the "drastic announcement" was kept from the public by former Gov. Doug Ducey.
"I do not understand, and do not in any way agree with, my predecessor choosing to keep this report from the public and from members of this legislature," Hobbs said during the State of the State. "However, my decision to release this report signals how I plan to tackle our water issues openly and directly."
The report found numerous alarming findings about the groundwater sub-basin's status over the next 100 years, including:
ADWR released the following in response to Hobbs' speech:
“ADWR previously worked with stakeholders in the West Valley that are subject to the Assured Water Supply program to seek solutions to the shortfall projected in the Hassayampa model. As Governor Hobbs signaled today in her State of the State speech, it is time to include legislators, the business community and all constituencies to address the challenges attendant to the Assured Water Supply program in the Hassayampa Basin and for all the water management challenges facing Arizona.”
Buckeye, a city that "relies almost entirely on groundwater," said it had not been made aware of the report's findings until they were released to the public on Monday.
"Since the ADWR report was just released and consists of nearly 300 report pages, plus various files, we are not able to provide any feedback at this time," a Buckeye representative said. "Once Buckeye has the opportunity to fully review the ADWR report, we will be able to respond and provide our input.
Records indicate that ADWR has at least partially known the report's findings since 2021, when the department told a West Valley retirement community there wasn't enough groundwater in the area for a planned expansion.
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Sun City Festival, a "premier 55+ Active Adult community," was planning two expansions in north Buckeye in early 2021. Before it broke ground, the community had to prove its new expansions would have enough groundwater to last 100 years.
State law requires home builders to provide this century-long proof through an Assured Water Supply (AWS) certificate. The requirement only applies to residential subdivisions being built where groundwater is protected, called Active Management Areas.
If residential developers can't prove they have a 100-year-long water supply in these areas, they can't start building.
The retirement community sent two request letters to ADWR hoping to get that proof. Five months later, the department dashed the community's expansion dreams due to all of the Hassayampa's groundwater already being owned by other entities.
"The Department is finalizing a numeric groundwater flow model and model report for the Hassayampa sub-basin. Although the model and model report have not yet been finalized, the Department has information indicating that the proposed subdivision’s estimated groundwater demand for 100 years is likely not met," ADRW's response to Sun City Festival said.
12News reached out to Sun City Festival and its parent company, PulteGroup, multiple times for comment. They have not returned our request for comment as of the publication of this story.
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New homes being built in Phoe, Arizona under a beautiful sky.
The AWS program was created to push home growth toward renewable sources of water, like rivers or reclaimed water, rather than unsustainably draining the state's groundwater reserves.
It was also made to stop a very real problem in Arizona's history: Scammers selling people land that didn't have a water source.
"There was a period in the 70s in Arizona where there were swindlers who would sell land to people from the Midwest ... those people would get here and realize their land didn't have any water," said Kyl Center for Water Policy Director Sarah Porter.
This exploitation was so prevalent in Arizona that legislators feared it would become the national narrative of the Phoenix and Tucson areas. The AWS program, and the larger Groundwater Management Act of 1980, was legislators' attempt to stop that story from being written.
"Part of the reason for all of these rules is to ensure that never happens again," Porter said. "Growing on a finite supply of water is not a wise strategy."
That unwise strategy has been gaining popularity over the past few decades as builders have moved further westward from the Valley. The megadrought-fueled dry up of other water sources, including the Colorado River and local rivers, has only made groundwater more appealing to prospective builders.
Construction won't stop in the West Valley immediately. ADWR approved numerous AWS certificates for developments that may not be built for years.
But, now that groundwater in the area has been closed off to new construction, builders without the certificate must find a new water source for their developments.
That's harder than ever in Arizona's current climate, a fact Porter believes builders in the area have known.
It's been a year and a half since Sun City Festival was given the news about the lack of groundwater. Since then, teh community hasn't brought another source of water forward to ADWR, the department's database of pending AWS certificates shows.
"People who have been paying attention to this have been expecting an announcement. This shouldn't be a surprise to people in the West Valley," said Kyl Center for Water Policy Director Sarah Porter.
"All of the groundwater is spoken for. What really needs to happen is that people who want to develop need to bring in a new water supply."
FILE -This photo shows Colorado River water running through farmland on the Colorado River Indian Tribes reservation, Feb. 19, 2018 in Parker, Ariz. President Joe Biden has approved three bills that will improve access to water for three tribes in Arizona amid an unrelenting drought. One of the measures that Biden signed Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 settles longstanding water rights claims for the Hualapai Tribe, whose reservation borders a 100-mile stretch of the Colorado River as it runs through the Grand Canyon. Hualapai will have the right to divert up to 3,414 acre-feet of water per year, along with the ability to lease it within Arizona. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)
The AWS program was meant to specifically deter home builders from using groundwater.
The certificate, however, isn't required for other types of development, including build-to-rent communities.
"The standard only applies to for-sale housing," said Spencer Kamps, vice president of legislative affairs at the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona.
"[Other] developments can still mine groundwater and there are no assurances that the well they use will pump for 100 years, nor are there assurances that the well they're using would impact adjacent wells."
The loophole allowing build-to-rent homes to continue pumping groundwater will be a problem that cities like Buckeye, Palo Verde and Tonopah have to grapple with in the near future, the same kind of problem that Casa Grande is facing now.
ADWR announced a similar cut-off for Pinal County in 2021. Since then, there have been more than 700 built-to-rent units approved in Casa Grande alone.
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The spike in build-to-rent developments shows that ADWR's cutoff won't change builders' habits immediately and the pumping of groundwater will continue, at least in the short term.
"We can't rely on groundwater forever," said Doug Maceachern, ADWR's communications administrator. "The days of relying exclusively on groundwater extraction are coming to an end."
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