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Holualoa Companies CFO, Richard Kauffman, is an honoree for Father of the Year.

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We are proud to announce that Holualoa Companies CFO, Richard Kauffman, is an honoree for Father of the Year. Each year, the  Father’s Day Council of Tucson recognizes local men who serve as outstanding role models in the community. Outside of his work, Rick is a devoted husband, and father of two. Congratulations to Rick on this well-deserved honor!  Click HERE to learn more about the Father’s Day Council or to buy tickets to this year’s Father’s Day Gala.


Camelback Collective will be redeveloped at 28th and Camelback

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A prominent ±3.62 acre infill, redevelopment site located in the prestigious Camelback Corridor area of Phoenix has sold for $17.475 million, or $111 per sq. ft. of land.

The property, located at 2801 and 2845 E. Camelback Road, was acquired by a joint venture of  Las Vegas-based developer LaPour Partners, Inc. and Holualoa Companies, headquartered in Tucson. Jim Fijan and Will Mast with CBRE’s Phoenix office represented the seller, Phoenix-based Daily Double, LLC, in the sale.

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Breaking: former Canyon Ranch, Miraval, Two Bunch execs form new wellness hospitality company

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A group spa industry veterans have come together to create a new hospitality and real estate company, Civana, based around sustainable wellness through an affordable travel and lifestyle platform.

Led by Kevin Kelly – who was former Canyon Ranch president and chief branding officer, and most recently was CEO and co-owner of California’s Two Bunch Palms – Civana will bring together wellness programming, sustainable design and hotel asset and property management.

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SkySong 4 building awarded Silver LEED certification AZRE

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SkySong 4 has joined its fellow office buildings in the project in a very “green” club — and continues to set the standard for office work space innovation.

The four-story, 145,000-square-foot office and research building at the intersection of SkySong Boulevard and Innovation Place has achieved Silver LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its sustainable design and construction.

LEED—Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design—is a certification program that sets the standard for environmentally responsible construction in the U.S. Buildings are measured based on the number of points they earn across the categories of green building, such as energy, water, indoor environment, location and materials.

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Scottsdale – Woodbury Corp. in Salt Lake City, Utah (O. Randall Woodbury, pres.) paid $31 million ($191.05 per foot) to acquire a 162,259-square-foot shopping center at the northwest corner of Scottsdale and Thunderbird roads in Scottsdale. The seller was Holualoa Scottsdale Retail LLC, a company formed by Holualoa Arizona Inc. in Tucson (Mike Kasser, principal).

SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center Receives Two Best of NAIOP

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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona—SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center recently received two prestigious awards from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Arizona Chapter (NAIOP) — Economic Impact Project Of The Year and Spec Office Project Of The Year for 2016.

The Best of NAIOP event is dubbed the “Academy Awards” for the commercial real estate industry. Nominations for 2016 were reviewed and rated by a panel of NAIOP judges whoselect the best in a variety of categories from building to individuals

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Phoenix – LaPour Partners Inc. in Las Vegas, Nev. (Jeff LaPour, principal) has teamed up with Holualoa Companies in Tucson (Mike Kasser, principal) to develop a $75 million office-hotel project at the southeast corner of 28th Street and Camelback Road in the Biltmore area of central Phoenix. In November, BREW reported LaPour Partners agreeing to acquire the 3.618-acre (net) site, and working to obtain zoning approval for the mixed-use project. Fast forward one year. Zoning is in place.  And in a cash sale, Camelback Collective Holding LLC (LaPour/Holualoa entity) paid $17.475 million  to purchase the property.


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