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Construction begins on Avondale Commons


Mixed-use project to bring luxury apartments, hotel, retail and office space to Avondale

PHOENIX – Construction begins this month on Overland Group’s Avondale Commons, a 22.6-acre mixed-use development on the northwest corner of Avondale Boulevard and McDowell Road. The project will bring four luxury apartment buildings, a hotel, two restaurants, four office buildings and many retail shops to the area. The first portion of the four-building, 39,650-square-foot medical office complex is underway and anticipated to deliver amazing space the second quarter of 2024.

“The Southwest Valley has experienced unprecedented growth, which is driving the need for additional medical and professional office space,” says Philip Wurth, executive vice president with Colliers in Arizona. “The vibrant mix of residential, employment, hospitality and retail amenities all on one site within this project will make Avondale Commons a true destination within the market.”

Avondale Commons will feature modern, four-sided architectural design in a lush garden office setting with highly visible monument signage on McDowell Road and Avondale Boulevard. The office and retail space will be finished in 18 months and is available for pre-leasing. The luxury apartments are scheduled to be completed in 30 months, shortly followed by the hotel and conferencing facilities. Office space is expected to be leased by medical professionals and general office business users. The retail portion will include onsite dining and boutique retail amenities. 

Avondale Commons, situated at the corner of Avondale Boulevard and McDowell Road, is located just north of Interstate 10, making it easily accessible for professionals and their clients. The property is near Phoenix Children’s Hospital Southwest Valley, the expansive Friendship Park, and a variety of attractive residential neighborhoods.

Philip Wurth and Brian Woods of Colliers in Arizona are the exclusive leasing agents for the office and retail portions of the project. Overland Group is the developer of the project and Overland Construction serves as the general contractor. 
About Colliers

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Philip Wurth

Executive Vice President


Philip Wurth, CCIM, is an executive vice president with Colliers, specializing in the acquisition, disposition and leasing of healthcare and life sciences properties, including medical office buildings, surgery centers, hospitals, behavioral health and seniors housing facilities (skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care).

Visit the Arizona Healthcare Team website to learn more about the team’s services and expertise.

With more than 18 years of experience and over 1,000 transactions completed, Philip is recognized as one of Colliers’ top brokers in Arizona.

His nuanced knowledge of medical requirements enables him to assist clients in not only securing the right location for their investments, but also negotiating the maximum value for their properties. Through strategic representation, Philip delivers portfolio gains to his clients during challenging market highs and lows. He maximizes the value of his clients’ investments through an approach built on trust, in-depth market knowledge, first-rate financial acumen, and expert negotiating skills.

Philip provides clients with market and financial analyses, trend forecasts, and targeted marketing designed to identify and attract buyers and tenants. With his proven track record of success, institutional and private investors, landlords and tenants can rely on Philip to achieve their real estate and financial objectives.

Providing best-in-class service, Philip brings an extensive knowledge of the healthcare real estate market and a profound dedication to client relationships. He epitomizes the core values of integrity, honesty, trust and good old-fashioned hard work.

Prior to joining Colliers, Philip was a vice president at Sperry Van Ness, specializing in owner/developer and tenant representation, and site selection services for small business commercial office space solutions.

Philip began his real estate career at Logan Commercial in 2003, where his creative marketing efforts and grassroots approach to client contact generated over 200 sale and lease transactions, totaling 550,000 square feet. He served on Logan’s Broker Advisory Board, providing strategic direction and current market expertise.

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Brian Woods

Executive Vice President


As Executive Vice President for retail services with Colliers, Brian Woods specializes in leasing regional shopping centers and representing national retail tenants throughout Arizona. His knowledge of the Valley, coupled with his professionalism and ingrained ability to quickly understand a client’s needs, have translated to a formula for consistent success.

A Phoenix native, Brian is a third-generation commercial real estate broker, following grandfather Don Woods and father Tommy Woods.

Keeping integrity and character at the top of the priority list, his team has developed enduring relationships and established a strong reputation as industry leaders throughout the marketplace. By taking a personal interest in each and every client, Brian and Tom attempt to treat our clients’ investments as if they were their own. This approach of accountability has led to a proven track record of results.

Countless retail tenants have entrusted their team to handle their real estate requirements. Well-known developers and landlords frequently press them into service. Refer to their comprehensive client list below.

Prior to joining Colliers in 2003, Brian was an account executive for the Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club, with responsibility for season ticket sales, luxury suite sales and account management.

Brian and his wife Anna are the parents of son Bo and daughter Maisy. They attend Highlands Church in Scottsdale and are ardent supporters of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC), Compassion International, Hope & A Future, K-LOVE, and Brokers for Kids.

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