Deco Communities‘ $47M luxury condominium tower, ENVY Residences opened in Downtown Scottsdale in late September. At 8 stories tall, ENVY Residences is the tallest residential building in Scottsdale to be built in the last decade and offers some of the city’s most resplendent views.“Our vision for bringing a cosmopolitan luxury lifestyle experience has come to life with the completion of ENVY Residences,” said Rob Lyles, partner with Deco Communities. “For the first time ever, Downtown Scottsdale has a definitive luxury address with a museum-quality design building that offers a cadre of exclusive services and amenities, not to mention world class views,” he said.Shaped by the creative genius of renowned Los Angeles architect Daniel Gehman, the building is a marvel of concrete and steel meticulously designed to maximize light, space and the building’s unrivaled views. Every detail is sculpted to perfection, from the exterior’s formidable gold accents to the expansive balconies that create a seamless energy with the Arizona sky.Buyers of ENVY Residences’ 89 residences began moving into the building in early September. The building is now more than 50 percent sold.With 10 richly appointed floor plans including 8 lavish penthouse designs, Envy Residences redefines modern sophistication with premier quality finishes and exquisite details. Each meticulously designed open floor plan home ranges from 750 to over 2,400 square feet with every luxury comfort and convenience considered.Interiors curated by award-winning interior designers Morgan Kofron Design and Private Label International fuse art, fashion and architecture with the creative use of light, textures and shapes to deliver highly sensory spaces where bold, mysterious and intuitive styles flow together in perfect unison. Residences are outfitted with sleek European-style kitchens with Bosch appliances, high ceilings, quartz countertops, backsplashes, designer fixtures and hardware, spacious walk-in closets, wood floors and large balconies perfect for entertaining and soaking in the incredible views.Unique and unexpected in every way, living at ENVY Residences rivals experiences delivered by some of the world’s most exclusive five-star hotels. The ENVY Residences VIP Lifestyle Program includes an array of specialty services and amenities designed to deliver maximum comfort, convenience, and peace of mind for owners.Services include:24-hour Doorman Building with Concierge and SecurityMembership to the Black Label Lounge, a private owners club and entertaining space with secured wine and spirits storage4,000 square foot fitness facility inspired by EQUINOX fitness clubs with TRX and yoga studioHigh-energy pool scene with luxurious loungers, relaxation-ready ambient light and sound system, sweeping 270-degree views and its own Starry Night SkyUnderground, tri-level parking with optional electronic vehicle plug in offers private, secured parking for residents only.“Our buyers want it all, and ENVY delivers an effortlessly cosmopolitan lifestyle where one can live in transcendent luxury high above a city that’s pulsing with energy,” Lyles said. “It’s the best of both worlds, and truly a lifestyle that truly elicits envy,” he said.ENVY Residences are now available for immediate move in. Pricing for ENVY Residences ranges from $349,000 to over $1 million.
Previously serving as vice president and general manager of NETSCo Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering since 2007, Konzel (pictured below) brings a broad array of experience and skills to his new position with Donjon including strategic business planning, staff supervision and development, financial reporting, analysis and contract administration, marketing/client development, safety management, project management and planning, labour relations/negotiations, estimating/negotiation process improvement, and Lean & 6-Sigma practices.Konzel received his Masters of Business Administration in Executive Management degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in Cleveland, Ohio, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York.”Donjon is very pleased to welcome Stephen as its new vice president of Marine Operations and Engineering. His vast skill set and broad range of experience will greatly benefit Donjon’s array of marine projects here and around the globe,” said John A. Witte, Jr., Donjon’s executive vice president.
As far as the regular season goes, LeBron and Duncan were even, as each won 10 games during the 19 year career of Duncan. LeBron put up 26.4 points per game in those meetings, while Duncan averaged 18.3 points per contest.Here’s some memorable videos of Duncan and James over the years.The first is just moments after the Spurs swept the Cavs in the 2007 NBA Finals in Cleveland.Here’s Duncan blocking James in the NBA Finals in 2013, a series won by James and the Heat. Joe Archino breaks down the storied legacy of the two all time greats. And finally one of the most memorable moments between the two from 2006 – a dunk by LeBron over Duncan early in the season in San Antonio Related TopicsLebron JamesTim Duncan Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede Most of Monday’s sports fans woke up to the somewhat surprising news that future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan is retiring after 19 memorable seasons with San Antonio.San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan today announced that he will retire after 19 seasons with the organization. Since drafting Duncan, the Spurs won five championships and posted a 1,072-438 regular season record, giving the team a .710 winning percentage, which is the best 19-year stretch in NBA history and was the best in all of the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB over the last 19 years.Originally selected by the Spurs as the first overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft, Duncan helped San Antonio reach the playoffs in each of his 19 seasons and became the only player in league history to start and win a title in three different decades. The Silver and Black won at least 50 games the last 17 seasons, the longest streak in league history, and posted at least a .600 winning percentage in each of Duncan’s 19 seasons, an all-time record for most consecutive seasons with a .600 win percentage in the four major U.S. sports.He also won five titles, meaning he’s still two up on Cavaliers forward LeBron James, who had some great battles over the years against Duncan, including a couple memorable matchups in the NBA Finals.James’ Heat met the Spurs 16 times in the playoffs, with Duncan going 11-5 against LeBron’s teams, winning two titles to one in head to head matchups.In those three NBA Finals, LeBron averaged more points per game than Duncan (25.4 to 17.6), but Duncan had a higher field goal percentage as well as more rebounds per game (11.3 to 8.9).James always seemed to like playing Duncan, putting out a message back in January calling Duncan the greatest power forward that ever played the game.