Adam greco, Associate Member council chair
Ranked as the third largest apartment developer in the country by the National Multi Housing Council, Wood Partners believes that development is the cornerstone of their success. With 12 offices and a total of 657 employees in development, construction, management and support roles, the Atlanta based company prides themselves on their development approach. Throughout the years, Wood Partners has worked to refine their approach and focuses on what they believe are the key development components. These components include site selection, entitlement, design, solid financing and value generation.
With their popular “Alta” branded communities, Wood Partners strives to improve peoples’ lives by creating better communities from coast to coast.
Alta Camelback, which opened in March 2018, is Wood Partners’ seventh community in the Metro Phoenix area. The community hosted the AMC in April, and as members entered the 237 unit midrise, they were in awe of the modern amenities and luxurious lifestyle the Alta Camelback offers.
Alta Camelback boasts a plethora of amenities, all of which are open to residents 24/7. Some of the property’s unique features include solopreneur spaces in which residents can rent out work spaces; a speak easy known as The Watering Hole – a space that is a keystone feature at all Wood Partners properties; a 13-foot TV wall with premium programs, movies and sports channels; and an expensive sky deck that overlooks Camelback Mountain.
Wood Partners prides itself on site selection. Located in the growing Uptown Phoenix area, Alta Midtown is a stone throw away from some of the newest restaurants, bars and farmers markets. Not only are there so many things to do in this location, the community is also in close proximity to the light rail. Due to this location, Alta Midtown provides its residents the opportunity to go car-free as they commute across the Metro Phoenix area. Overall, the community offers an upscale experience of desert living.
AMC attendees had the opportunity to speak with Kira Brown, Marketing Director West; Michelle Murr, Regional Manager; Clay Richardson, VP of Development; Christian Weber, Regional Sales Executive; and Anastasia Barrick, Property Director. Congratulations to Daniel Vollmer with Blue Steel for winning lunch with members of the Wood Partner Executive Team.
Ranked as the fourth largest multifamily builder and fourth largest management company in the country by the National Multi Housing Council, Alliance Residential is one of the largest private U.S. multifamily companies. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, the company has 35 regional offices nationwide and puts a particular emphasis in major markets such as Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angles, Denver, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Washington D.C., New York and Phoenix. By 2020, Alliance Residential plans in grow to manage 150,000 units nationwide.
Alliance Residential recently hosted an AMC meeting in July at its Peak 16 property, located between trendy Midtown and the beautiful Biltmore area. As AMC members entered the 233-midrise community they were mesmerized by the five-star resort styled atmosphere Peak 16 presents as well as its prime location. The Peak 16 team is focused on their residents’ needs and bringing the community together through their partnerships with local businesses and vendors. Peak 16 prides itself as creating a true experience from the moment the guest tours to their move in and the living experience. The team is very focused on making a difference.
While Peak 16 boasts a variety of amenities that are available to residents, one of the most memorable amenities is their resort styled pool. While it has swimming lanes and is heated in the winter, the unique feature allows the pool to be chilled in the summer months. Another cool amenity that, according to the Peak 16 staff, is extremely popular with residents is the Cold Brew Coffee from Roastery of Cave Creek (ROC2) on tap. For the health-conscious residents, Peak 16 offers Fitness on Demand. This technology allows residents to choose from a variety of work outs and complete their exercise in their own time at their own pace. Of course, at Peak 16 residents also have the option of using one of the community’s personal trainers if they would prefer.
At this meeting, the AMC announced the 2018 Julie Hurst and Steve Peters Education Fund scholarship awardees. Although the scholarship awardees were unable to attend, family and friends of the awardees, as well as friends and previous employees of Julie Hurst and Steve Peters were in attendance. AMC attendees had the opportunity speak with Alliance team members, including Tina Schreiber, Regional VP; Rachel Reid, Business Manager; Nick Orton, Regional Maintenance Supervisor; Tara Bevelacqua, Regional Manager; Jennifer Parsons, Regional Manager; Heather Knudson, Regional Manager; Natalie Fischer, District Manager; and Brandon Corn, Director of Operations. Congratulations to Bill Gemmill with Echo Magazine for winning lunch with members of Alliance Residential's Executive Team.
After the AMC meeting, Peak 16 hosted their official Grand Opening, inviting all members in attendance to sign the ribbon for the official cutting. Partnering with Elite Restaurants several local restaurants provided food and drinks and participated in the event in community. The opening was a huge success and the AMC was honored to be a part of this momentous occasion.
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