A word with Eric Davis of Retail West

Anne Wallace Allen | August 27, 2018

Commercial real estate developer Eric Davis grew up near Cleveland and studied construction technology and business at Ferris State University in Michigan. He spent six months working as an engineer in a power plant before moving in 1978 to Homart, a Chicago shopping center development company building regional malls around the western U.S.

Davis continued working in retail with a position with Price Development Company in Salt Lake City before moving to Cantlon Properties in Boise to build big-box shopping centers in Idaho, Utah, Oregon and Washington. Davis started his own company, Retail West, in 2000. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Davis spent some time talking to Idaho Business Review about retail real estate. The interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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Two major expansions in the works for UA Tech Parks

June 8, 2018

The next few years will be big for the UA’s Tech Park, and big for Tucson’s southern reaches in general. Over a billion-dollars-worth of construction is planned for the Tech Park in two new locations: The Bridges and The Village.

“These are both long-term projects,” said incoming UA Tech Parks Board Chair Tom Warne. “It’ll cover quite a few large-scale buildings.” 

The Bridges constitutes 65 acres of land, two miles south of the University campus, at the convergence of Kino Parkway and Interstate 10. The site is planned as a technology hub, modeled off of innovative districts from other universities in the nation. The Bridges will have over 2,000,000 square feet of lab and office space.  Continue reading “Two major expansions in the works for UA Tech Parks”

Both UA Tech Parks in Tucson move ahead with hotel, office and residential plans

David Wichner Arizona Daily Star May 25, 2018 

Office buildings will finally start going up at the UA Tech Park at the Bridges on Tucson’s south side, and planning is underway for a mixed-use “urban village” development for the Tech Park on Rita Road, according to plans unveiled by the University of Arizona Thursday.

Tech Parks Arizona announced Thursday that it has picked The Boyer Co., a Salt Lake City company, as a development partner to design and develop a new “Technology Precinct” at The Bridges, at South Kino Parkway and East 36th Street. The first development in the Technology Precinct is expected to be the Innovation and Technology Complex, initially anchored by a four-story office building that will house the UA’s technology-commercialization operation, Tech Launch Arizona, as soon as early next year. Continue reading “Both UA Tech Parks in Tucson move ahead with hotel, office and residential plans”