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Papago Arroyo, courtesy of CBRE

Papago Arroyo sells for $40.85M

CBRE announced Tuesday the sale of Papago Arroyo, a three-building office complex in Tempe. The 279,503 square foot, two-story office buildings are located at 1255, 1275, and 1295 W. Washington St. in the geographic heart of metropolitan Phoenix and Tempe office market. The asset commanded a sale price of $40.85 million.

Bob Young, Glenn Smigiel, Steve Brabant and Rick Abraham with CBRE’s Phoenix office, along with Andrew Cheney and Craig Coppola with Lee & Associates, represented the seller, Greenwood & McKenzie of Tustin, Calif., in the transaction. The buyer was undisclosed.

In addition to handing the investment sale, CBRE Vice Chairman Bruce Francis and Vice President Shaun Moothart, both with the CBRE Debt & Structured Finance team, arranged the ten-year loan on behalf of the borrower. The permanent financing included five years of interest-only.

Constructed in 1998 and 96 percent leased, Papago Arroyo is part of Papago Park Center, a 350-acre infill business park with a strong corporate tenant profile, including Wells Fargo, DHL, Union Bank, State Farm, and First Solar. The Tempe submarket has a 10.3 percent vacancy rate, less than half the overall office market vacancy rate in metropolitan Phoenix. This is indicative of the strong tenant preference for a location in Tempe.

“Tempe continues to perform at the top of the metropolitan Phoenix office market. Papago Arroyo offers tenants a centralized, highly desirable location with a strong amenity base and access to one of the strongest labor pools in the Valley,” said CBRE’s Young, lead broker in the investment sale.

“The outstanding central location of the property with its close proximity to Sky Harbor International Airport and the major valley freeways made this a very desirable financing opportunity for a wide variety of lenders and will ensure the property’s ability to draw tenants and stay well-occupied into the future,” says Francis.

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De Rito Partners redeveloping retail center in Mesa

De Rito Opportunity Investors, LLC, a company formed by De Rito Partners in Phoenix (Marty De Rito, Iver Bowden, Doug Himmelberger, Principals) has purchased the retail plaza and adjacent drive-thru in Mesa, Arizona, located at the southeast corner of Southern Avenue & Stapley Drive for $2,250,000. The 84,890 square-foot center, was owned by Brixmor GA Apollo II Sub, LLC. The sale was negotiated by Glenn Smigiel of CBRE. The adjacent 2,436 square foot drive-thru was owned by Smothers Family Investments II, LTD.

De Rito Partners has spent over $1,000,000 on updating the center with Spanish-inspired facades, parking lot resurfacing and various capital improvements. De Rito Partners agents, Bill Bones and Lizette Borbon-Iskhakova are working on re-leasing the plaza named La Gran Plaza. An anchor box at 52,220 square foot is available in addition to smaller spaces ranging from 1,200 to 6,500 square feet, including two freestanding buildings (one with a drive-thru).

“We are excited to be working on this premier Hispanic-focused retail destination. We have developed 22 retail properties including a major renovation of The Pavilions at Talking Stick. We secure dominant retail tenants for our projects and are happy to be a significant part of the growing Hispanic redevelopment opportunities in Arizona. ” said Marty De Rito, CEO of De Rito Partners.