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Welcome to our blog, where we share all the things that inspire, motivate, and define us.

Working to make affordable housing a reality in Phoenix and beyond

Affordable housing is a prevalent topic in Phoenix, Arizona, and throughout the country. According to rentcafe.com, the average monthly rent for an apartment in Phoenix is $1,590. The population explosion, which doesn’t appear to be slowing, will only contribute to rising housing costs and the lack of affordable housing options. In response to this, the... Read Full Post

Reimagining an Icon: The Backyard is BACK

Austin has always been known as a mecca for music, with musicians such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Janis Joplin, and Iron and Wine all getting their start playing at the multitude of music venues located in and around the Live Music Capital of the World. Austin has seen phenomenal growth in the last several decades... Read Full Post

Moving Right Along: VIDA is Turning Dirt

After almost a year-long delay due to the pandemic, Southstar Communities’ VIDA development is on its way. Located in South San Antonio on the doorstep of Texas A&M University-San Antonio, VIDA’s first phase of development officially broke ground earlier this year. Phase One development of the 600-acre mixed-use, master planned community includes single-family homes, apartment... Read Full Post

777 Tower at Novus Wins AZRE 2021 RED Award

This month we’re celebrating the 777 Tower at Novus Innovation Corridor project, which earned an AZRE 2021 RED Award for best office project more than 150,000 square feet! The Real Estate Development (RED) Awards are the “Academy Awards of commercial real estate,” according to Michael Gossie, editor in chief of AZ Big Media. The competition... Read Full Post