City Grill

Edmund MarquezEdmund Marquez
Member, Board of Directors
Rio Nuevo Development District

Downtown Tucson redevelopment spearheaded by Rio Nuevo, the state’s only tax-increment finance district, is thriving with no signs of slowing down, Marquez says. Vibrancy in the city center led to the addition of a hotel at the Tucson Convention Center, and activity in the downtown area will help spur vertical residential development over the next decade.

“A lot of the land has been purchased, but many national players see Tucson as a bit more affordable than Phoenix and Seattle,” Marquez says.

Firm in Focus

Sundt Construction Co.
2015 W. River Rd., Tucson
President/CEO: G. Michael Hoover
Founded: 1890
What’s New: Sundt has been active in Tucson since 1929. Recent work for the University of Arizona includes the Health Sciences Innovation Building, a 220,000-sq-ft structure that opened in June.