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Hawkins Proposes Southdale MXU in Scottsdale

Boise, ID-based Hawkins Companies submitted plans for Southdale, a four-story, mixed-use multifamily development in Scottsdale. The 267-unit project would be built on a roughly 4.7-acre site at 7000 E. McDowell Rd.

The existing property would be redeveloped with residential units, a 4,300-square-foot URBO Market (urban market/café), as well as corporate office space for Hawkins Companies’, which would relocate its Tempe regional headquarters there. The property currently houses Scottsdale Christian Church, Berghoff Design Group and has truck/trailer storage and office space.

The design for the proposed MXU project would add a modern Southwestern, mid-century inspired, contemporary aesthetic to the evolving McDowell Road Regional Corridor. The site is near Skysong and Papago Regional Centers, as well as such amenities as Desert Botanical Garden and the Phoenix Zoo.

The project would include 405 parking spaces, as well as new pedestrian connectivity resulting from the extension of the URBO Market into a public plaza for residents and passersby.

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About Dennis Kaiser

Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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