CivitAZ is an Arizona based consulting firm focused on providing expert planning, guidance and project management assistance for your project and land development teams Dry-Utility needs based on years of hands-on experience and sound judgment. We actively assist our award winning Clients in effectively assessing, managing, developing and ultimately realizing the full value of their land assets. CivitAZ can help your land development team navigate the necessary process of Dry-Utility development for commercial, residential or industrial projects. CivitAZ focuses exclusively on helping your team secure Electric, Communications and Natural Gas infrastructure necessary for the successful development of your land assets: a complicated and time consuming process that, with our help, frees up significant time for your development team to direct more of their focus on the many other components in addition to Dry-Utility development that are necessary to bring a successful project to market.

CivitAZ ● Project

 Under Construction:

Project is our Land Development PM / Research website for Real Estate Development, Design, Engineering and Construction professionals providing access to organized, coherent Land Development information and research tools for the Dry-Utility process.

Our Team:

Tami Hass - Tami's professional career includes over 30 years of power and natural gas industry experience, highlighted by extensive engineering and construction management. After 20 years with Salt River Project, she joined CMX Engineering to create and manage their Utility Services Division: providing comprehensive benefits to their clients across the full scope of development. In 2009, she partnered with Tim to create CivitAZ. Tami's extensive experience in both public and private sector management promotes timely communication and cooperation between utilities, municipalities and developers, ensuring that designs are energy-efficient, cost-effective and completed on time.

Tim Pohlad - Has been working with developers and land owners managing every aspect of their Dry Utility needs for 20 years. In 2009, as companies continued to downsize, he formed the CivitAZ partnership with Tami to leverage their multi-disciplinary expertise and real world experience to support the development community and fill their need for experience and support developers and builders no longer maintained internally. In 2011 he started working on the the concept of an internet community portal for land development research and is in the process of bringing that portal active as the CivitAZ Project community website for dry-utility research and development.

Project Experience:

  • Large Land Holdings
  • Master Planned Communities
  • Active Adult Communities
  • Single Family Residential
  • Multi-Family Residential
  • Mixed-Use Development
  • Commercial / Retail Center's
  • Industrial / Business Center's
  • Recreational / Sports

Award winning Clients:

  • 2014/15: Taylor Morrison is the top ranked Arizona builder
  • 2015: Eastmark 8th, Vistancia 11th ranked Master Planned communities Nationally
  • 2015: Trilogy at Vistancia and Talking Rock Ranch ranked in top 50 retirement communities nationally

Starting in 2011 and continuing today, CivitAZ began work for DMB on their Eastmark project in Mesa, Arizona. Eastmark is a 3,200-acre master-planned community that includes residential, commercial, parks, and educational facilities. Opening in 2013, Eastmark has developed into the top selling master planned community in Arizona in 2015 and the only top 10 community from Arizona nationally: ranking #8 among the top selling master-planned communities in the nation for 2015. CivitAZ worked with CenturyLink to open Eastmark as their first Fiber to the Home community in Arizona. After two years of pre-development work getting the Eastmark community established for its opening, CivitAZ began working with Taylor Morrison Homes. Taylor Morrison was the top ranked Arizona builder and in 2014 and again in 2015 in Arizona and recently received the Lifestory Research's 2016 America's Most Trusted™ Home Builder national award. CivitAZ worked with COX Communications to develop the Sanctuary at Desert Ridge project as one of the first COX Fiber to the Home communities in Arizona as well. CivitAZ continues to work with Taylor Morrison in Arizona to help support their Land Development team’s dry-utility needs.


Master Planned Communities:

DMB: Eastmark #8 Nationally - (Mesa, AZ - 5,400 Ac. ● 10,000 DU)
Sunbelt Holdings: Vistancia #11 Nationally - (Peoria, AZ - 7,100 Ac. ● 17,000 DU)
Harvard Investments: Talking Rock Ranch - (Prescott, AZ - 3,400 Ac.)

Active Adult Communities:

Province at Rancho El Dorado - (Maricopa, AZ - 700 Ac. ● 2,200 DU)
Shea Homes - Trilogy: Vistancia - (Peoria, AZ - 1,000 Ac. ● 2,400 DU)
Province at Estrella Mountain Ranch - (Goodyear, AZ - 550 Ac. ● 1,800 DU)

Single Family Residential Development:

McQueen Lakes - (Chandler, AZ)
Tierra del Rio - (Peoria, AZ - 1,100 Ac.)
Fulton Ranch - (Chandler, AZ - 500 Ac.)

Multi-Family Residential Development:

The Mark - (Scottsdale, AZ - 100 Luxury Condos)
The Lakes at Annecy - (Gilbert, AZ - 945 SF Homes, Townhomes and Condos)
The Villas at Biltmore Jewel - (Phoenix, AZ - 84 Luxury Townhouses)
Encore at Grayhawk - (Scottsdale, AZ - 45 Townhomes and 140 Luxury Condos)

Mixed-Use Development:

Kierland Commons - (Scottsdale, AZ - 600,000sf Comm., Retail, Residential)
Hayden Harbor - (Tempe, AZ - 15 Ac. Condos, Office, Hotel and Restaurants)
The Armory - (Tempe, AZ - 334 High-Rise Condos, 60,000sf Commercial)
Ashton Scottsdale - (Scottsdale, AZ - 282 Multi-Family, 24,000sf Commercial)

Commercial / Retail Power Center Development:

Chandler Fashion Center - (Chandler, AZ - Westcor Regional Mall)
Surprise Towne Center - Surprise, AZ - 550,000sf Wal-Mart, Home Depot Power Center)
Camino A Lago - (Peoria, AZ - 830,000sf Wal-Mart Power Center)
Lake Pleasant Towne Center - (Peoria, AZ - 650,000sf Home Depot, Best Buy Power Center)

Industrial / Business Center Development:

Cotton Center Corporate Park - Phoenix, AZ - 250 Ac.)
Merit Partners, Inc. - (Multiple Locations)
Woolf Industrial Park - (Maricopa County, AZ - 22,000 Ac. Railroad Industrial)
Vista Quinta - (12 Commercial Buildings / 62,000 SF)

Recreational / Sports and Golf Course Development:

Glendale Spring Training Facility - (Glendale, AZ - LA Dodgers and Chicago White Sox)
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - (Fort McDowell Indian Community, AZ)
NAU Recreational Fields - (Flagstaff, AZ - Northern Arizona University)
Golf Club at Eagle Mountain - (Fountain Hills, AZ)

Master Planned Communities
Active Adult Communities
Single Family Residential Development
Multi-Family Residential Development
Mixed-Use Development
Commercial / Retail Power Center Development
Industrial / Business Center Development
Recreational / Sports and Golf Course Development

About Our Services:

By leveraging our experience and strong relationships within the development industry, we provide our clients with the ease and simplicity of a single point of contact for the full range of their Land Development Dry-Utility needs. CivitAZ Clients gain a tangible benefit from the CivitAZ Partners' diverse and interrelated careers in Public and Private Sector Real Estate Development, Entitlement, Construction Management and Utility Coordination. CivitAZ Partners' have forged long-standing relationships with Municipalities, Engineers, Architects, Land Planners, Landscape Architects, General Contractors and Public and Private Utility Companies. The wealth of experience gained while establishing these key relationships allows us to understand our client's objectives and constraints and address each project from a holistic perspective.

Our Services:


  • Preliminary and detailed Electric and Gas existing services analysis for commercial and residential developments for pre-development due diligence reports.
  • Preliminary and detailed Voice, Video and Data existing services analysis for commercial and residential developments for pre-development due diligence reports.

Research and Analysis

  • Site / Project research and analysis of existing and required extension of services for Electric and Gas service provider’s ability to meet specific project needs.
  • Site / Project research and analysis of existing and proposed extension of services for Voice, Video and Data service provider’s ability to meet specific project needs.

Planning and Positioning

  • Development of project specific Electric and Gas requirements regarding any required on or off-site utility needs, i.e. electric substations, gas regulator stations, etc… and associated timelines and costs for implementation of such requirements.
  • Development of project specific Voice, Video and Data requirements regarding any required on or off-site utility specific needs, i.e. controlled environmental vaults (CEV's), USAM campus locations, remote power cabinet locations, Fiber Bring Ups, etc… and associated timelines and costs for implementation of such requirements.

Contract Negotiations

  • Negotiations on behalf of client for delivery of Electric, Gas, Voice, Video and Data services, based on project and developer / home builder needs; not utility company needs.
  • Non-biased technology centered focus, designed to protect client and homebuilders current and future interests in a constantly changing Voice, Video and Data service environment.

Project Management and Coordination

  • Team development and coordination of specific elements / requirements needed for successful integration of Electric, Gas, Voice, Video and Data systems.
  • Hands on coordination with client, homebuilders, civil/electrical/mechanical engineers, architects, landscape and golf course architects and construction managers to ensure accurate, build able designs, which meet project requirements.
  • Manage the gathering, timing and distribution of essential elements required by utility companies for the completion of designs and contracts within the working schedules of client, home builders, and utilities to meet construction schedules required by projects, reducing costly delays in field.
  • Master plan coordination to prevent costly oversights in planning and implementation of future utility infrastructure affected by current design and construction.

Contact Us:

CivitAZ Management Group • 5010 E. Warner Road, Suite 203, Phoenix, AZ 85044 • (480) 245-6090 •

Tami Hass
Direct: (602) 770-7635

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Tim Pohlad
Direct: (602) 460-2298
Fax: (602) 297-5281

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