Kroot Negotiates 3 New Leases for Goodwill

Andy Kroot with Velocity Retail Group, LLC announced that Goodwill of Central Arizona has signed three new leases in the Phoenix metro area. Kroot, Principal at Velocity Retail has represented Goodwill for 10 years and been an integral part of their store growth. “We are pleased to be able to help Goodwill expand their presence in the greater Phoenix area. We are continuing to seek additional full retail stores as well as donation centers,” said Kroot.

Goodwill of Central Arizona is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit agencies in Arizona. Their commitment is to put people to work throughout Arizona by providing job training and employment services to a wide range of clients. These new locations will enable Goodwill to service many more customers and donors and will create jobs for the community.

The new stores include:

• SEC of McDowell Rd and Pebble Creek Parkway – 30,256 square foot store will be a full retail store with career center.
• NEC of Yuma Rd and Watson Rd in Buckeye, AZ. This brand new 25,000 square foot full retail store will be developed for Goodwill by DTD Devco 12, LLC dba Desert Troon Companies
• A new 1,331 square foot donation center located in the Maricopa Fiesta center at John Wayne Parkway and SR 238 will soon be open to the area residents as a convenient way to make donations.


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