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Hines completes 60,000 SF lease for Jones, Skelton & Hochuli

Hines, the international real estate firm, recently completed a 60,000-square-foot long-term lease for Jones, Skelton & Hochuli at its downtown Renaissance Square.

The Phoenix-based firm with 80 attorneys and 125 support staff will be relocating from mid-town Phoenix to the new downtown Phoenix location. The law firm specializes in trial practice, insurance law, personal injury defense, commercial litigation, defense of corporations, self-insured professionals, governmental entities, insurance companies and medical malpractice carriers.

Managing Partner at Jones, Skelton & Hochuli William D. Holm said, “Moving to Renaissance Square provides Jones, Skelton & Hochuli with greater access to the courts, and enables us to participate in the energy and vitality in downtown Phoenix.”

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli is leasing floors 24 – 27 with a balcony reception area on the 27th floor.

Other major tenants at Renaissance Square include Bryan Cave, Ernst & Young, Gammage and Burnham, Quarles & Brady and The Greater Phoenix Economic Council. Renaissance Square is a set of twin downtown buildings located on a full-city block at 2 N. Central Ave. and 40 N. Central Ave.

Property Manager of Renaissance Square Steve Hamel said, “Jones, Skelton & Hochuli is a high-quality tenant that will serve as a dynamic addition to Renaissance Square’s mix of business and community leaders.”

Chuck Nixon with CBRE represented the law firm and Pat Devine of Cushman & Wakefield represented Hines in the transaction.

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Hines leases high-profile downtown space to The Counter

Hines, the international real estate firm, recently leased 3,200 square feet to The Counter, which has located its trendy build-your-own burger joint with a full bar in Renaissance Square’s free-standing, high-profile retail building.

The Counter opened recently in the courtyard of Renaissance Square’s twin 25 and 27-story buildings near office tenants and visitors, as well as light rail riders at the Washington/Central Avenue stop. The Renaissance Square courtyard location will be the first Phoenix location for the California-based company.

“The Counter is a perfect fit for our retail building. The burger joint is trendy and focuses on locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. We anticipate The Counter will have a strong following in downtown Phoenix,” said Steve Hamel, Property Manager of Renaissance Square.

“We are very excited to open our first Phoenix location in such a great location, and are enjoying the relationships we are building with other downtown businesses,” says John Lutz, COO and partner of TCB Arizona LLC.  “The support, positive feedback and well wishes we have received so far have been very enjoyable.”

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Hines feeds homeless in downtown Phoenix

Hines, the international real estate firm, joined forces Friday, May 29, with Phoenix’s Lodestar Day Resource Center to help end homelessness.

Along with Nibblers Catering, employees from several of Hines’ Phoenix properties served nutritious meals and water to hundreds of Valley community members dealing with homelessness. Representatives from Hines’ properties, including Renaissance Square, 24th At Camelback and U.S. Airways, supported staff in the charitable efforts.

“As members of the local community, Hines encourages its employees to donate a day of public service each year,” said Chris Anderson, Managing Director and Local City Leader for Hines. “We participate in many charitable events throughout the year.”

photo provided by Pauls Corporation.

Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee signs lease at Renaissance Square

Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee has signed a 7,535-square-foot lease in Renaissance Square, a two-building, 965,000-square-foot Class A office complex located in the hub of downtown Phoenix.

Super Bowl XLIX is scheduled to be played at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015, marking Arizona’s second Super Bowl in seven years.

Hines Managing Director Chris Anderson said, “We are honored that One Renaissance Square is the official headquarters building of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. They are an outstanding addition to an already world-class tenant roster.”

“Renaissance Square is one of the premier office buildings in Phoenix, and we are thrilled to call it our new home for the next year. We look forward to hosting the world’s biggest single-day sporting event in 2015, all the surrounding activities, and the 2015 Pro Bowl,” said Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman David Rousseau.

One and Two Renaissance Square were designed by the architecture firm Emery, Roth & Sons, Inc., and were completed in 1987 and 1989 respectively. One Renaissance Square is 25-stories tall, and Two Renaissance Square contains 27 stories. The buildings are clad in red granite, connected by a pedestrian sky bridge, and boast numerous on-site amenities.

Renaissance Square is leased to large corporate tenants, such as Bryan Cave LLP, Ernst & Young and Quarles & Brady LLP, as well as many GSA tenants and prominent local businesses.

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee was represented in lease negotiations by Brad Anderson of CBRE. Jerry Noble of Cushman & Wakefield represented Hines, the building’s owner and property manager.

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Hines Hires CBRE as Exclusive Leasing Agent For Renaissance Square

 

The Phoenix office of Hines announced that CBRE has been awarded the exclusive leasing assignment for Renaissance Square, a 2-building, 965,000 SF office complex in Downtown Phoenix.

Renaissance Square is owned by the Hines U.S. Core Office Fund, L.P. and the property is managed by Hines.

This assignment marks CBRE’s first opportunity to work for Hines in Metro Phoenix. The leasing team is Jerry Noble, Patrick Devine, Greg Mayer and Katie Kelley of CBRE’s Phoenix office.

“Renaissance Square’s architecture is timeless, its image is first-class and it is owned by one of the strongest international real estate firms — Hines,” Devine said. “This property has a lot to sell — image, location, stability, to name a few, and it can definitely compete with newer deliveries in the downtown market. Tenants are looking for stable, solid owners and operators, and that’s what they’ll find at Renaissance Square.”

“The Phoenix recovery is underway, and Renaissance Square is in a great position as a leading Downtown office property.  Businesses will be well-served by the property and leasing teams we have in place,” said Blake Williams, managing director of the Hines U.S. Core Office Fund.

One and Two Renaissance Square were designed by the architecture firm Emery, Roth & Sons, Inc., and were completed in 1987 and 1989, respectively. One Renaissance Square is 25-stories tall, and Two Renaissance Square contains 27 stories. The buildings are clad in red granite, and are connected by a pedestrian sky bridge. The project provides parking for 1,690 cars in its two adjacent garages.

Renaissance Square is 70% leased to large corporate tenants, such as Ernst & Young, Quarles & Brady, and MidFirst Bank, as well as many prominent local businesses.

Renaissance Square has received the Energy Star label for energy efficiency each year from 2008 through present. In 2010, both buildings received Gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system for Existing Buildings (EB).