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97KSF office at Crossroads of Tempe sells for $17.25M

ViaWest Group has sold 96,691 SF of office space within the commercial complex, Crossroads of Tempe. Phoenix-based ViaWest Group acquired the nearly vacant office-retail property in 2011 for $4.055 and sold the retail portion shortly after for $1.3M. Four years later, after investing in the two remaining vacant, shell condition office buildings, ViaWest Group (in a joint venture with Southwest Value Partners) has sold the project for $17.25M. The buyer was Los Angeles, CA-based Held Properties, Inc, represented by Chris Toci and Chad Littell of Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona Inc. in Phoenix and Mark Gustin, Karsten Petersen and Dave Seeger of Jones Lang LaSalle in Phoenix. Located at 303 & 309 W. Elliot Road on the northwest corner of Elliot Road and Kyrene Road in Tempe, the property is now 96 percent occupied.

“The new buyer of this project recognized the strength of the tenants, the quality of the property and the prime location for technology-based and other companies. This project is indicative of the vision and efforts of our team. We purchased an asset that was completely vacant during a very difficult period and negotiated for additional parking, built-out high end space, and positioned the buildings perfectly for tenants in the market,” says Steven Schwarz, co-founder at ViaWest Group.

“Crossroads of Tempe is located in the epicenter of metro Phoenix’s high-growth technology
trade area, the Southeast Valley, and is directly linked to the surrounding supply chain,” said
Chris Toci. “At 96 percent occupancy, the Property is leased to a mix of technology-focused tenants, each integrally connected to their nearby technology based clients.”

Tech companies have been relocating to the Southeast Valley in large numbers in order to compete for the local talent that comprises the region’s most well-educated labor pool. Numerous household names have settled in the Southeast Valley including Go Daddy, AVNET, Qualcomm, Iridium Satellite, Intel, Motorola, Honeywell, Xerox, Microsoft, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, eBay/PayPal, and AT&T.

“The property also offers immediate access to local executive housing and high-end demographics with median household incomes of more than $100,000 per year” said Chad Littell. High paying employment opportunities in technology-based fields are luring skilled workers to the area to avoid the congested commutes into Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Crossroads of Tempe meets the needs of the Southeast Valley workforce through its high-end design, on-site amenities, abundant parking, prominent identity, and convenient tenant access. The property has emerged as the ideal open office solution in a submarket currently short on
options.

Mark Gustin, Karsten Petersen and Dave Seeger of JLL will serve as the leasing brokers on the property and ViaWest Group will continue to serve as the property manager.

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CBRE Completes $5.5M Sale of Crossroad of Tempe

CBRE has negotiated the $5.5 million sale of Crossroads of Tempe, a 39,511 square-foot retail strip center located at 7707 S. Kyrene Road, 315 and 325 W. Elliot Road in Tempe, Ariz.

Steve Julius and Jesse Goldsmith of CBRE’s Phoenix office represented both parties in the transaction. The seller was Westwood Financial Corp. of Los Angeles, Calif. The buyer was KLC Holdings LLC of Fargo, N.D.

KLC Holdings is an experienced group that will focus heavily on leasing the remaining vacancies in the shopping center. They have had success recently with other assets in the Valley, and I see them having success with this deal as well,” said Goldsmith. “The adjacent office building has had several new leases recently and the retail center should benefit from that positive leasing activity.”

Built in 2004, the Crossroads of Tempe strip center is unanchored with national tenants such as Chase Bank, Massage Envy, Fed Ex Office, & the UPS Store. The center was 65 percent leased at the time of sale.