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The Post COVID-19 Pandemic Office: One Commercial Real Estate Company’s View
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The Post COVID-19 Pandemic Office: One Commercial Real Estate Company’s View

On a spring day in 2020, much of the world seemed to screech to an abrupt halt. Around the nation, COVID-19 “Stay At Home” orders were being issued by local and state governments, confining people from all walks of life to their homes for up to two weeks.
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June 9, 2022
Top 5 Emerging Industrial Markets
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Top 5 Emerging Industrial Markets

According to estimates provided by U.S. Census Bureau, Idaho led the country in population growth for the fifth year in a row at the end of 2021, with its capital city emerging as a top-performing commercial and residential metro. The largest asset underway consists of phase I of Ball Ventures Ahlquist’s North Ranch Business Park in Nampa, which will add 305,286 square feet of space to the total inventory by June 2022.
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March 24, 2022
‘Lifestyle-focused’ co-working and short-term office rental space set for Meridian
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‘Lifestyle-focused’ co-working and short-term office rental space set for Meridian

Another tenant of Eagle View Landing in Meridian has been announced. Kiln, a “lifestyle-focused” co-working space with locations in Utah and Colorado, will open in the mixed-use development along I-84 and Eagle Rd. Kiln will take over a 50,000 square foot space on the top two floors of the building.
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March 24, 2022
Why You’ll Want To Work At This Futuristic Office in Meridian
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Why You’ll Want To Work At This Futuristic Office in Meridian

BVA CEO Tommy Ahlquist describes how Kiln will offer another option for Idahoans in the Treasure Valley. "The opening of Kiln Meridian is the exciting next step in establishing Eagle View Landing as a true mixed-use development where people can work, live, and play," Ahlquist said. "Kiln's quality and care in their flexible coworking spaces and services are unparalleled, and we are proud to partner with such an innovative and forward-thinking company."
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March 24, 2022
Mountain States Industry News: February 2022
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Mountain States Industry News: February 2022

Boise-based McAlvain Construction, part of the Big-D Construction group, recently broke ground on an addition to the North Ranch Business Park on what will be the largest building to date in Caldwell, Idaho. The 304,000-sq-ft North Ranch Logistics Building will provide industrial space within the 115-acre mixed-use development, including retail, medical and office space.
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March 24, 2022
Lifestyle-focused co-working community Kiln expanding into Idaho
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Lifestyle-focused co-working community Kiln expanding into Idaho

Meridian — Kiln is bringing a new way to work to the Treasure Valley this spring. The Utah-based flex-office and coworking brand is establishing a new location in Meridian in partnership with Ball Ventures Ahlquist and Ball Ventures at the Eagle View Landing development near Eagle Rd. between I-84 and Overland Rd.
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March 24, 2022
Kiln lifestyle-focused coworking community coming to Meridian
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Kiln lifestyle-focused coworking community coming to Meridian

The Utah-based brand is set to occupy 50,000 square feet in a building sharing a parking lot with the new Topgolf facility opening next year. It's anticipated that Kiln will open in April of 2022.
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March 24, 2022
Lifestyle-focused coworking community Kiln coming to Meridian
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Lifestyle-focused coworking community Kiln coming to Meridian

Kiln is bringing a new way to work to the Treasure Valley this spring. The Utah-based flex-office and co-working brand is establishing a new location in Meridian in partnership with Ball Ventures Ahlquist and Ball Ventures at the Eagle View Landing development near Eagle Road between I-84 and Overland Road.
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March 24, 2022
Experts weigh in on current, future growth – and if it’s a bubble
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Experts weigh in on current, future growth – and if it’s a bubble

A bubble? The panel discussed if the current environment is a bubble — a fast run-up that will eventually pop — or decline. Panel moderator Ryan Cleverly of BVA Development — who is an accountant by background and handles the financials for the developer as CFO set up the discussion rhetorically: “As the finance guy I always go ‘absolutely there’s a bubble and we need to stop. It’s too frothy.’ But there are arguments to both sides,” he said.
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March 24, 2022
A big subdivision. Apartments, houses. What’s coming near you in Boise area
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A big subdivision. Apartments, houses. What’s coming near you in Boise area

BVA Development LLC is making plans to develop 160 acres of land “south of the Boise area,” according to an application filed to the city. The project, named Pleasant Valley 520, is planned to be a combination of industrial and commercial buildings near 5110 W. Lake Hazel Road. Image: use article picture
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March 24, 2022
How Ball Ventures Ahlquist is Developing Office Space Differently in the Treasure Valley
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How Ball Ventures Ahlquist is Developing Office Space Differently in the Treasure Valley

Idaho’s premier commercial real estate development company, Ball Ventures Ahlquist (BVA) is revitalizing the Treasure Valley through mixed-use development.
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June 9, 2022
What is Coming to Victory Road?
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What is Coming to Victory Road?

Ball Ventures Ahlquist is planning to develop a 17-acre mixed-use project off of S Meridian Rd. and Victory Rd. called Victory Commons. The development would have office space, flex office space, industrial, and retail.
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March 12, 2022
Companies that Care: BVA
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Companies that Care: BVA

Ball Ventures Ahlquist is giving back to the community by helping fight COVID-19 and providing a safety net for those who are struggling.
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March 12, 2022
ICCU will move downtown branch, with construction of new tower set to start
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ICCU will move downtown branch, with construction of new tower set to start

Idaho Central Credit Union will close its long-standing branch at 200 n. 4th St. in coming weeks, with the building set to be torn down. After crews tear down the two-story ICCU branch, a new 13-story tower branded to the large Idaho-based credit union will go up in its place. The project, helmed by Ball Ventures Ahlquist, will include a new bank branch, back-office space for the credit union, as well as apartments and medical office space.
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March 12, 2022
Empty desert south of airport is Boise’s next big growth hot spot. Here’s what’s coming
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Empty desert south of airport is Boise’s next big growth hot spot. Here’s what’s coming

Tommy Ahlquist of Ball Ventures Ahlquist and Mike Adler, Adler Industrial, are partnering to create a large mixed-use development called Pleasant Valley Industrial Park on South Orchard Street near the Boise Airport.
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March 12, 2022
Ball Ventures Ahlquist Breaks Ground on d&b supply store
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Ball Ventures Ahlquist Breaks Ground on d&b supply store

MERIDIAN, IDAHO — Ball Ventures Ahlquist and D&B Supply announced in a press release they broke ground “on D&B’s largest retail store in Idaho” Nov. 16 in Caldwell.
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March 12, 2022
New ‘flagship’ D&B Supply to open in Caldwell and replace old location
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New ‘flagship’ D&B Supply to open in Caldwell and replace old location

D&B Supply broke ground on a new Caldwell location Tuesday. This is Ball Ventures Ahlquist’s first ‘large-scale’ project in Caldwell.
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March 12, 2022
Another groundbreaking at 10 mile crossing
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Another groundbreaking at 10 mile crossing

The developer trio of Ball Ventures Ahlquist, Brighton Corporation and SCS Development broke ground on Oct. 7 on a new 75,000-square-foot office building at Ten Mile Crossing in Meridian.
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March 12, 2022
What's Coming Near You
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What's Coming Near You

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March 12, 2022
New office building to host growing Boise private equity firm
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New office building to host growing Boise private equity firm

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March 12, 2022
Topgolf coming to the Treasure Valley
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Topgolf coming to the Treasure Valley

MERIDIAN, Idaho — The fastest growing state in the country is showing no signs of slowing down. And more proof of that can be found in a blockbuster announcement from a worldwide leader in restaurant and sports bar entertainment. The next phase of the new Eagle View Landing development on the corner of the Interstate 84 and Eagle Road will include Idaho’s first and only Topgolf venue. The formal announcement will include Meridian Mayor Robert Simison, along with other local dignitaries but will also include the Lowe family who’s legacy Ahlquist plans to acknowledge. “We're inviting them to our event tomorrow," Ahlquist said. "They're a great family with a heritage of farming, hard work, corn maze, and more. Think of it all! It all happened right here. So, we're just thrilled that the next turn of this property is better than that - if you can imagine - it will be even better."
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March 12, 2022
Developers in Meridian launch major project, including Topgolf venue
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Developers in Meridian launch major project, including Topgolf venue

MERIDIAN, Idaho (CBS2) — It's been 15 years in the making for Boise developer Tommy Ahlquist, trying to develop 80 acres of the former Lowe farmland in Meridian at Eagle Road and I-84. "This land has been zoned commercial for 20 years. And for 15 years I've been trying to develop it," Ahlquist said. "Twice we had it under contract but it just didn't work out for lots of reasons." It's working out now, Ahlquist says, as community leaders and development partners broke ground Wednesday and attended a party to celebrate the event. The $200 million project -- which could be completed in 14 months -- is so ambitious it boggles the mind.
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March 12, 2022
Topgolf, offices, retail, multifamily housing coming to Meridian's Eagle View Landing
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Topgolf, offices, retail, multifamily housing coming to Meridian's Eagle View Landing

MERIDIAN — Topgolf is finally coming to Idaho as part of the next phase of a mixed-use development that broke ground in Meridian on Wednesday. “The who’s who of who cares about Meridian, Idaho, our kids, they’re all part of this project,” said Meridian Mayor Robert Simison at the groundbreaking event for the Eagle View Landing development. The development is a partnership between Ball Ventures Ahlquist, a Meridian-based real estate development company, and other construction and hospitality partners. The next phase of the development, located at 1111 S. Silverstone Way, near the intersection of Eagle Road and Interstate 84, will include the Topgolf facility, a 396-unit multifamily housing complex operated by Brighton Corporation, a Hyatt Place Hotel by B&T Hospitality Management, a 150,000-square-foot office building, and two new retail buildings, according to a Ball Ventures Ahlquist news release.
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March 12, 2022
BVA, stakeholders announce ground breaking for 7 buildings
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BVA, stakeholders announce ground breaking for 7 buildings

MERIDIAN, Idaho — Ball Ventures Ahlquist (BVA), in partnership with Brighton Corporation and B & T Hospitality (B&T), has announced it broke ground Sept. 15 for the next phase of Eagle View Landing.
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March 12, 2022
Topgolf breaks ground in Meridian - The entertainment facility is part of the new Eagle View Landing on the corner of Interstate 84 and Eagle Road.
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Topgolf breaks ground in Meridian - The entertainment facility is part of the new Eagle View Landing on the corner of Interstate 84 and Eagle Road.

MERIDIAN, Idaho — On Wednesday, developers broke ground in Meridian on Idaho's first and only Topgolf in the Gem State. This is the company's 73rd venue worldwide. Boise developer Tommy Ahlquist said honoring the legacy they built here was important in developing the next phase of this piece of Idaho's history.
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March 12, 2022
Topgolf, five other projects, coming to Meridian
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Topgolf, five other projects, coming to Meridian

BOISE, Idaho — Six new projects are coming to Meridian off I-84, including Idaho's first Topgolf location. The announcement was made on Wednesday and a groundbreaking event was held for the projects.
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March 12, 2022
BVA CEO Tommy Ahlquist Speaks about the 2nd Inspire Excellence Awards Luncheon
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BVA CEO Tommy Ahlquist Speaks about the 2nd Inspire Excellence Awards Luncheon

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March 12, 2022
Watch live: COVID-19 delta variant Q&A with Drs. Pate & Ahlquist. RSVP and ask your question now
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Watch live: COVID-19 delta variant Q&A with Drs. Pate & Ahlquist. RSVP and ask your question now

The delta coronavirus variant first was identified in Great Britain and India in December 2020. In short order, it became the dominant strain there. It hit the U.S. in June, and because it is more contagious than the original coronavirus, and because so many Idahoans refuse to be vaccinated, it is spreading quickly in the Gem State. We know you have questions, so, we felt it was time to turn to our COVID-19 experts, Dr. David Pate and Dr. Tommy Ahlquist for another question-and-answer session. You can ask a question in advance or post it during the live, virtual event.
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March 12, 2022
Inspire Excellence event to fund Teens 2 Trades
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Inspire Excellence event to fund Teens 2 Trades

Inspire Excellence announced on July 21 the new date of its second awards ceremony and first fundraiser banquet: Oct. 13. The first annual Inspire Excellence Awards luncheon will be hosted by BVA at JUMP’s Pioneer Room in downtown Boise where nine more individuals will be honored. “Any funds over and above the cost of the event and awards will go to fund the long-term goals of the Teens 2 Trades program,” de Weerd explained. Inspire Excellence Inc. is currently taking nominations for this year’s awards through Aug. 30.
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March 12, 2022
7’s Hero: Treasure Valley development company remodels a family's home to help a father of 18 with ALS
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7’s Hero: Treasure Valley development company remodels a family's home to help a father of 18 with ALS

"Tommy Ahlquist of BVA Development offered to renovate the Barrus family home for free, and companies all over the Treasure Valley pitched in to help."
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March 12, 2022
Meridian breaks ground on planned flex office space
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Meridian breaks ground on planned flex office space

"MERIDIAN — Ball Ventures Ahlquist broke ground Wednesday on a planned flex office space at its Victory Commons project in Meridian. South Meridian is growing substantially, said Thomas Ahlquist, Ball Ventures Ahlquist’s director of marketing and community relations. Victory Commons is located at the intersection of South Meridian and Victory roads."
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March 12, 2022
Industrial park near airport will span 520 acres
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Industrial park near airport will span 520 acres

"BOISE — A planned industrial park and mixed use development south of the Boise Airport will be 520 acres when completed, the developers announced Wednesday. A news release revealed new details about the project, led by Ball Ventures Ahlquist and its parent company, Idaho Falls-based Ball Ventures, along with Adler Industrial and Sawtooth Investment Management. The “Pleasant Valley” site will include primarily industrial facilities along with “a diverse mix of complementary commercial uses,” such as office and retail. “At (Ball Ventures Ahlquist), we focus on curating developments that inspire excellence,” CEO Tommy Ahlquist said in the release. “The Pleasant Valley project certainly does just that, bringing opportunity, future growth sustainability, and eminence to the entire geographic area where the development is located. Through our strategic partnership with Adler Industrial, the Pleasant Valley development will unlock the entire south side of Boise.”
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March 12, 2022