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Hayden Ferry Lakeside in Tempe

Hayden Ferry 3 gets a new tenant

Savills Studley represented utility software company iFactor with its long-term lease agreement at the new Hayden Ferry 3 development under construction in Tempe.

Ryan Bartos and Matthew Coxhead of Savills Studley’s Phoenix office negotiated the transaction on behalf of iFactor; Bryan Taute of CBRE represented the landlord, Parkway Properties, Inc.

iFactor signed a lease for 17,000 square feet to accommodate future growth.  The new space is located on the fifth floor of the building and will create an open floor plan to encourage collaboration.  The firm has grown over 38 percent in 2015 and expects to grow an additional 45 percent within the next two years.

“We were able to negotiate deal terms at Hayden Ferry 3 that will help iFactor attract and retain great talent, including a great signage package and lease flexibility that accommodates their future needs from a growth perspective,” said Bartos.  “Situated in the rapidly developing Downtown Tempe area, the location gives employers access to an abundant pool of talent with the largest public university in the country – Arizona State University – located only five minutes away, while also providing an amenity-rich downtown vibe that the millennial workforce is attracted to.”

The new iFactor office will feature a number of collaboration spaces and video conferencing in meeting rooms to support communication between employee teams and the utility companies using iFactor software. The Tempe-based company currently occupies 8,000 square feet of space at Hayden Ferry’s second building and expects to move into its new space in December.

Over the last 24 months, Bartos and Coxhead have completed three transactions within the development and are consistently impressed with Parkway Properties’ ability to think outside the box to maximize tenant satisfaction.

“It is exciting to see local firms continue to flourish in this market and we look forward to seeing iFactor’s future success,” added Coxhead.

Hayden Ferry 3 offers custom-build, modern office space that features views of the Tempe Town Lake and the surrounding area, an on-premise gym facility and close proximity to Mill Ave, which touts a variety of restaurants.  Phoenix’s light rail is located only a few blocks away.


Savills Studley expands U.S. presence to Phoenix

Savills Studley, a commercial real estate services firm, announced the opening of its first-ever Phoenix office. The firm signed a lease at Anchor Centre East (2231 E. Camelback Road). Tiffany Winne, Senior Vice President at Savills Studley will lead the firm’s operations in Phoenix. Winne hired Ryan Bartos and Matthew Coxhead, both prominent and respected industry professionals within Phoenix’s commercial real estate community, to assist her with the growth and development of Savills Studley’s presence in the Phoenix market. The launch marks the firm’s 26th location within the United States.

“We have relationships with many Phoenix-based companies and look forward to working with them more closely.  We have a solid track record of transaction work in that market and only look forward to growing it now with a dedicated presence.  We are excited about Phoenix due to its growing reputation as a hot spot for technology, advertising, media and information firms and talent, as well as its strength among more traditional space users like law firms and corporations,” says Savills Studley Chairman and CEO Mitch Steir.

Winne and the Phoenix team’s primary focus will be on coverage of the Phoenix metro area and select domestic and global portfolios. In addition, the team will recruit top talent locally throughout 2015 and beyond. The Phoenix office will benefit from the support of Savills Studley’s stellar resources worldwide, including best-in-class market research, financial analysis and services delivery expertise. As part of London-headquartered Savills plc, the premier global real estate service provider, the Phoenix team can tap into the global network of more than 27,000 professionals across 600 locations.

“We are thrilled to entrust Tiffany with the expansion of our tenant representation practice into Phoenix, a very promising market with a growing appetite for our specific services and expertise,” says Michael Colacino, president of Savills Studley.  “We are confident that Tiffany’s brilliant leadership skills, industry knowledge and remarkable understanding for the firm’s values and unique culture, coupled with the market expertise and impressive capabilities Matt and Ryan demonstrate, will prove to be a winning formula for Phoenix.”

Tiffany Winne

Throughout her real estate career, Winne has executed transactions totaling over 10.8 million SF with a value of over $3.4 billion across 20 broad industries in 30 major markets domestically and internationally.  Her career has been devoted solely to representing tenants and helping them turn real estate into a strategic advantage. She serves clients across a wide breadth of industries, including financial services, law, media and technology, health care, and not-for-profits. Tiffany has developed an expertise not only in managing transactions, but also in analyzing and operating complex portfolios in office industrial and retail sectors for both leasing and sales.  She has developed a reputation for solving the complex real estate challenges of organizations spanning many geographies and property types.  She is a dedicated advisor to a broad spectrum of business types where sophisticated business acumen is highly valued and critical to project success.

Winne is a past recipient of Crain’s Chicago Business “40 under 40” top young executives and is often quoted in a range of publications, including Businessweek, the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Commercial Property News, Illinois Real Estate Journal, and Real Estate Forum. Winne earned a Bachelor of Arts from Middlebury College and a Master of Arts from St. Johns College.  She also served in the United States Peace Corps. Throughout her career, Winne has successfully negotiated and secured leases on behalf of major corporate tenants including Time, Inc., AllianceBernstein, Integrys, Morton Salt as well as national law firms including Faegre Baker Daniels, Jackson Lewis and Drinker Biddle & Reath.

“I am honored and excited for the opportunity to open the firm’s Phoenix office alongside Matt and Ryan. We look forward to offering the Phoenix market the highest caliber of tenant-focused services,” says Winne.

Courtesy of Gensler

Manufacturing facility begins conversion into Millennial-focused office space

Construction and conversion has begun for The Circuit Tempe, a 190KSF high density class-A office project at 615 S. River Dr.

Jabil Circuit building before the conversion.

Jabil Circuit building before the conversion.

Formerly an industrial manufacturing facility for Jabil Circuit, the sizable building has been dramatically re-designed to serve as the Valley’s first speculative large-scale, millennial focused office property.  Situated on the Loop 101 and University Drive, the 16.5-acre property rests in the heart of a booming Tempe office market.  The Southeast Valley has recently attracted substantial interest from tech companies and large office users who are committed to attracting and retaining a young, educated workforce.

Gensler, a global architectural leader, has masterfully redesigned the masonry industrial building.  This cutting-edge architectural firm is known for its forward-thinking designs, such as the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., and the Riot Games headquarters in Los Angeles.

EverWest Real Estate Partners and CarVal Investors purchased the manufacturing project from Jabil Circuit Inc. in July 2014.  “This acquisition was underwritten for high-end office from the start,” said Curt Kremer, managing director of acquisitions with EverWest. “We identified the facility as a great opportunity for a project unlike any other in the marketplace.  The location at the Loop 101 and 202 and its proximity to Arizona State University is ideal for delivering our vision.  We believe this property will attract a range of businesses from across the user spectrum.  The recent change in our standard office culture is promoting a collaborative workplace to attract the millennial labor pool and we are committed to delivering a product to allow our end users to do just that.

The Circuit Tempe will feature indoor and outdoor spaces designed for efficiency, density and collaboration.  According to a new Cushman & Wakefield report ”Facing the Millennial Wave”, today’s millennial office users are seeking expansive floor plates conducive to the flexible, collaborative-based workspace concept. The “open space” ambience at The Circuit Tempe will be completed with 17-foot ceiling heights and an abundance of natural light through the addition of 60+ skylights, new 14’ floor to ceiling high-performance windows, and large glass roll up doors.

The Circuit Tempe will provide a unique combination of indoor and outdoor spaces for its Tenants.  Sizable landscaped patios will encourage outdoor meetings in a comfortable garden setting.  Outdoor bocce ball courts, misting systems, barbecues and flat screen TVs promote recreational breaks during the workday.

“This is truly an adaptive, re-use project,” says Kremer.  “We are re-purposing a wide variety of existing elements from the property’s previous manufacturing life.  Smoke hatches are being re-purposed into skylights.  Outdoor steel structures at the site are being re-made into benches and the existing security fences are being creatively applied to outdoor patio spaces and retention areas.  Concrete and masonry debris from the demolition will be saved and later added to the retention areas in a decorative fashion.   We have taken an obsolete manufacturing facility and applied the re-use and recycle theory to create a unique and exciting work environment.”

Young working processionals place priority on transportation options and convenience.  The Circuit Tempe contains a remarkably generous parking lot with a 7:1000 parking ratio and will also feature 140 bicycle racks for those who ride to work.  The property is 1.7 miles from Arizona State University, 7 miles from Old Town Scottsdale and 8 miles to the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

The Circuit Tempe is planned for completion in April 2015.  Jerry Noble, Pat Devine, Jackie Orcutt and Ryan Bartos of Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona serve as exclusive leasing agents for The Circuit Tempe.

605 E. Grant, Tuft and Needle, CushWake, WEB

Tuft & Needle relocates to Phoenix’s warehouse district

Tuft & Needle, a startup mattress company, is relocating its headquarters to the Levine Machine Building in Downtown Phoenix’s warehouse district.

Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. negotiated a 5-year lease as Tuft & Needle relocates from Tempe to a 5,100-square foot facility at 605 E. Grant St.

Tuft & Needle designs and manufactures a line of mattress that is exclusively available online and ships right to the door of the customer. According to Entrepreneur magazine, Tuft & Needle’s mattresses are the top-rated product in Amazon’s furniture category. The company was co-founded by John-Thomas Marino and Daehee Park, who formerly worked together at a Silicon Valley software startup.

“We really enjoyed working with Daehee and JT on this assignment,” Ryan Bartos said. “It is always fun to watch a startup begin to scale, and we’re happy to be a part of that growth. They’re doing great things and we can’t wait to see what’s next for Tuft & Needle.”

Bartos and Matt Coxhead of Cushman & Wakefield represented Tuft & Needle in the lease transaction. The landlord, Michael Levine, was self-represented.

“As a Phoenix-based startup, we’re excited to partner with people like Ryan Bartos, Matt Coxhead and Michael Levine who share a genuine passion and vision for local entrepreneurship.” Daehee said. “The Levine Machine is an amazing building with a lot of history and character where we’ll continue building the best mattress company in the world.”

Centrica, Courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield

Phoenix Rising Investments starts Centrica redevelopment in Mesa

Phoenix Rising Investments, LLC has begun redevelopment on Centrica, an up to 140KSF, class-A office building at 1550 W. Southern Ave.

The adaptive re-use project located near the US 60/Loop 101 interchange in the Southeast Valley will turn three former big-box retail stores into an ideal location for companies seeking modern office space that offers abundant parking (7:1000) and a direct fiber optic backbone connection.

“We are excited to break ground on Centrica,” said Mike Hsiung, Managing Member of Phoenix Rising Investments. “Centrica is one of the few office properties in all of Metro Phoenix with the ability to offer more than 100,000 square feet of contiguous space.

“With nearly 110,000 students within 10 minutes of Centrica and more than 3 million square feet of restaurant and retail amenities within walking distance, we believe Centrica is the ideal property for any company,” Hsiung said.

Handling the leasing assignment is the Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona team of Director Matt Coxhead and Associate Director Ryan Bartos. Willmeng Construction is the general contractor and Nelsen Partners is the architect.

With demolition already underway, ’s redevelopment includes the retail pads formerly occupied by Bed, Bad & Beyond; Toys ‘R Us; and Circuit City.

“This is such a unique project for the market,” Bartos said. “Twenty-three-foot-high exposed ceilings, wide open floor plate, and access to an outstanding talent base make Centrica a highly desirable location for users.”

Mesa officials said they have been hoping to revitalize the Fiesta District, and Centrica is one of a few catalyst projects that would create additional momentum for attracting high-tech companies to that part of the city. Already in place is an infrastructure that features high-speed fiber optics.

Other amenities:

>> Employers within close proximity such as Esurance, Boeing, Banner Health and SRP;

>> Mesa Community College, one of the nation’s largest community colleges with an enrollment exceeding 25,000 students, sits directly across Southern Avenue from Centrica;

>> More than 3 million square feet of restaurant and retail amenities within walking distance to Centrica;

>> Less than half a mile from the Loop 101 corridor, US 60 and Metro Phoenix;

>> Two bus stops within 50 feet of Centrica that serve seven bus lines and a new Metro light rail station currently under construction within one mile of Centrica.

“Mike and his team are great to work with,” Coxhead said. “They have a unique sense of design and are extremely creative. We are excited for the project to get started.”


Jabil Circuit, CushWake, WEB

Former Jabil warehouse sells for $11.4M

Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. negotiated the $11.4 million sale of a former electronics manufacturing/warehouse building at 615 S. River Dr.

The 193,000-square-foot property was built in 1982, expanded in 1994 and expanded again in 1997. It includes 176,000 square feet of fully air-conditioned manufacturing and warehouse space and 17,000 square feet of office space. It sits on 16.5 acres with direct frontage on the Loop 101 and close proximity to the Scottsdale and Chandler submarkets.

“EverWest Real Estate Partners and CarVal Investors will reposition the property as creative office space and will fill the void felt by the many tech-related users in the market seeking modern, collaborative office environments with above-standard parking,” said Chad Littell.

“We are excited about the opportunity this building will bring to the market. Upon completion of the renovations, the property will offer high-tech creative office space with a 7:1 parking ratio in a thriving and high-demand large user market,” said Curt Kremer, Managing Director  – Acquisitions with EverWest Real Estate Partners.

Littell, Chris Toci, Jackie Orcutt and John Grady of Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona collaborated with John Boyd of Signature Associates in Michigan, a Cushman & Wakefield affiliate, and Tim Callahan of Cushman & Wakefield Florida, to represent Jabil.  The buyers are EverWest Real Estate Partners and CarVal Investors.  Jerry Noble, Ryan Bartos and Orcutt of Cushman & Wakefield will be retained to handle the leasing.

St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Jabil announced it would close the facility last September. Jabil moved into the building in 2005 when it took over an electronics manufacturing business.