Construction Showing Subtle Shift Since January Forecast

By Roland Murphy for AZBEX We come into every year planning the way forward with the best information we have available. We draw on past performance to indicate future behavior, check the current pace and direction, and then estimate what’s going to happen next. As with every progression over time, it’s a good idea to […]

Experts Discuss Public Project Process, Planning

By Roland Murphy for AZBEX – BEXclusive Interest in, and activity around, public works and infrastructure projects has seen a boost in the last several years, as massive federal spending has flowed down to the local level and as local bodies work to accommodate growing populations and demands for services. Attendees at this week’s BEX […]

Arizona Healthcare Development Continues to Evolve

By Roland Murphy for AZBEX The speakers at this week’s BEX Companies Healthcare Leading Market Series event showed that, while most of the crises of the last few years have passed (or at least have become the clichéd “new normal”), they taught vital lessons and influenced how development, planning and service will progress for the […]

2024 Forecast Event Showcases Challenges, Corrections, Successes

By Roland Murphy for AZBEX Every year, this turns out to be one of the hardest columns to write. It’s the classic conundrum of having too many good things to say about too many topics while still balancing priorities. When you’re a proud data geek reporting on the event that serves as the showcase for […]

Round 1 of 2024 Forecast Event in the Books

By Roland Murphy for AZBEX – BEXCLUSIVE Water is the only outside consumable allowed in the auditorium at the Arizona Heritage Center in Tempe. Attendees of the initial session of BEX’s 2024 Construction Activity Forecast event this week wouldn’t have noticed, as they were hit with firehose-sized volumes of data from Minute 1. Following the […]

LMS Higher Education Showcase Continues Drawing Crowds

By Roland Murphy for AZBEX The BEX Leading Market Series Higher Education Capital Projects presentation is consistently one of the highest attended every year. The 2023 session held Dec. 5 at SkySong proved to be no exception. A near-capacity crowd came out to hear about the latest capital project plans and state of the market perceptions from […]

BEX Panel Examines Arizona’s Industrial Construction Market

By Aaliyah Koelzer and Roland Murphy for AZBEX A near-capacity crowd filled a conference room at the SkySong Innovation Center this week to hear the latest trends and concerns in the Valley’s shifting Industrial development market at the BEX Leading Market Series panel. Some of the most prominent players in the field expressed their opinions—both data-driven and personal—about how […]

Public Project Leaders Share Challenges, Insights at Annual BEX Conference

By Roland Murphy for AZBEX More than 200 stakeholders in Arizona’s public works and infrastructure community packed the conference center at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Phoenix Tempe on Wednesday for the BEX Companies’ 2023 Public Works Conference. Attendees were treated to project and process details from a who’s who of agency leaders and public officials who shared their […]

Retail & Restaurant Development: It Ain’t Getting Any Easier

By Rebekah Morris for AZBEX A packed house was present on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, in Scottsdale to hear all about the Valley’s hot Retail & Restaurant development projects from some of the most active players in the space: The experts are in agreement the level of tenant activity in the space is ‘off the […]

BEXperts Deliver Midyear Update on Arizona Construction

By Roland Murphy for AZBEX More than 150 attendees gathered in the auditorium of the Arizona Heritage Center in Tempe this week for the latest news on the shifting Arizona Construction market from two of the state’s leading experts on both the long-term history and day-to-day happenings in the sector. The 2023 Midyear Update on […]