Our first cover of the year features the highly anticipated Downtown Phoenix project, Block 23. The project is a testament to the many great minds involved in the transformation of Downtown. Mayor Kate Gallego, Chris Mackay, RED Development and Colliers International walk us through the phases of Block 23, their involvement and the live-work-play environment that the project offers.
This year we launch a new and ongoing section in the magazine called “Lunch With.” This issue, CEM sat down with Vernon Swaback to chat about what inspires him, his time with Frank Lloyd Wright and his architectural legacy. Other exciting features include They Know Money, which features three experts in the commercial mortgage industry, and Power Couples, which profiles four couples in commercial real estate.