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Scottsdale Quarter leases first ‘Block M’ office

Glimcher Realty Trust and CBRE announced the first office lease for Scottsdale Quarter’s new±170,000 SF Class A, mixed-use building in North Scottsdale, Ariz. Located at the southeast corner of the high-end lifestyle center, the new, six-story tower will be the new home of Phoenix-based hospitalist group Apogee Physicians’ corporate headquarters.

 

Vince Femiano with CBRE’s Phoenix office represented Apogee Physicians in negotiating the ±27,727 square-foot, long-term lease. CBRE’s Brad Anderson and Michael Strittmatter represented the landlord and developer, Glimcher Realty Trust.

 

“Scottsdale Quarter is the most exciting development that I remember in 20 years of living in Arizona,” said Michael W. Gregory, M.D., CEO of Apogee Physicians. “World class shopping, dining and amenities, combined with the premier office space in Scottsdale promises our people the very best environment to pursue our dream of making lives better for our patients.”

 

This lease marks an expansion for Apogee Physicians, currently headquartered in the Camelback Corridor, as they plan for future growth. Founded in 2002 as a nine-physician group, Apogee is now comprised of more than 750 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

 

“We are pleased to welcome Apogee to the great mix of Scottsdale Quarter tenants, especially so early in our construction cycle. We commend Dr. Gregory and the Apogee team for what they have built and look forward to this new relationship,” said Marshall A. Loeb, president and chief operating officer for Glimcher.

 

Glimcher Realty Trust broke ground on Block M at Scottsdale Quarter in late summer. The new tower will feature premier office space, above ground-floor retail plus an additional parking garage for both tenants and visitors. IBEX Construction out of New York City has been selected as the general contractor for the new building. American Girl has already been announced as the anchor retail tenant, which will occupy 12,000 square feet for their experiential store. This will be the first American Girl store in the state of Arizona. The tower is expected to deliver in the summer of 2015.

 

Existing office space in the center is nearly 100% leased as momentum at the property continues. In May, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, another premier office tenant at Scottsdale Quarter, expanded to more than 67,000 square feet.

 

“Apogee’s commitment to the Quarter is another great example of the trend towards employers seeking a unique urban lifestyle office experience,” said Anderson.

 

Scottsdale Quarter, which sits on 28 acres at the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and the Greenway-Hayden Loop, includes 370,000 square feet of upscale retail, restaurant and entertainment options and 203,000 square feet of class A office space. The new six-story building will feature contemporary architecture perfectly integrated into the project, with high ceilings and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

 

Following the development of the south parcel, Scottsdale Quarter will be a 1.2 million square foot lifestyle center offering a premier, experience-centered environment. The addition of the luxury residential component of Crescent Scottsdale Quarter, combined with the existing upscale retail amenities, provides office tenants a premium, all-inclusive environment.

 

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Camelback Esplanade Signs Aon And Apogee

Camelback Esplanade has signed leases with both Aon and Apogee, according to  Cushman & Wakefield.

Camelback Esplanade is a mixed-use project at 24th St. and Camelback Rd.

Jerry Jacobs, Larry Downey and Michael Crystal of Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona represented MetLife, the landlord, in the lease negotiations. Vince Femiano of Transwestern represented both of the tenants.

Aon is a global provider of risk management, insurance brokerage and human resource services. Aon has leased 10,800 square feet of space at 2555 E. Camelback Rd. on the seventh floor. Currently, the company has an office at 1850 N. Central Ave. The company will relocate to Camelback Esplanade in the second quarter of this year to begin its 11-year lease at the property.

Apogee Physicians currently occupies suites 1100 and 950 at 2525 E. Camelback Rd. and has expanded its presence at Camelback Esplanade from 10,843 square feet to 15,400 square feet. Apogee Physicians has been a tenant at Camelback Esplanade since 2004.

“These transactions demonstrate the continued interest of top tier tenants in occupying the Camelback Esplanade,” says Jacobs, executive director with Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona. “Vacancies at the intersection continue to drop. However, the upcoming opening of Del Frisco’s Grille at the Esplanade will only add more value to the tenants at the property.”

For leasing and property information, visit Camelback Esplanade’s website at camelbackesplanade3.com.