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San Tan Tech Center, Courtesy of ViaWest

Arvato Digital Services moves to San Tan Tech Center

ViaWest Group announced today that Arvato Digital Services, LLC, a subsidiary of the multi-billion dollar global media and services company Bertelsmann, has signed a six-year lease for 33,048 SF of office space at San Tan Tech Center.  The ±129,187 SF property is located at 145 S. 79th Street in Chandler and is also home to the City of Chandler Innovations Center.  ViaWest Group purchased the property in 2014 and have performed extensive exterior and interior renovations to enhance the well-located building formerly occupied by Intel.

“ViaWest is excited to welcome Arvato to their first location in Arizona.  It was a pleasure working with members of Arvato’s team and the City of Chandler to consummate this transaction.  We look forward to a great partnership with Arvato for many years to come.  Attracting companies of this caliber serve to validate the quality and functionality of the property and outstanding Chandler location,” said Danny Swancey of ViaWest Group.

San Tan Tech Center is located south of the southwest corner of Chandler Boulevard and McClintock Drive, in one of the fastest growing urban centers and high-technology manufacturing cities in the west. The project is centrally located between the I-10, Loop 101 and new Loop 202 Freeways and is in close proximity to several million square feet of retail and restaurant amenities including Chandler Fashion Center.  The building is also home to the City of Chandler’s Science & Technology Incubator.  Chandler Innovations has been a great source of attracting new and established technology-related companies to Chandler and serves as a great competitive advantage for the city and surrounding region.

“The Chandler area has consistently outperformed the overall Phoenix market in attracting technology-related companies and is one of the top job-creating economies in the U.S.,” said Scott Baumgarten, Vice President with DTZ Office Group.  “When Arvato was looking for office space, San Tan Tech Center provided them a great location, efficient design, and abundant parking.   ViaWest’s thoughtful renovations and contemporary spec suite design allowed Arvato to visualize a finished product and provided a move-in ready space to accommodate their more immediate need for a hiring/training center,” DTZ’s Baumgarten added.

“We are pleased to welcome a company such as Arvato Digital Services to the region, an outstanding international business outsourcing company who has chosen to locate their latest operations center in the city of Chandler,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.  “The financial services industry is one of the fastest growing industries in Greater Phoenix, and Arvato recognized the advantages of the deep talent base in this market to accelerate their future growth.”

“This is excellent news for the community as we continue to diversify an already robust employment base, particularly in west Chandler,” Mayor Jay Tibshraeny said.  “Arvato is a welcomed addition to the San Tan Tech Center, and I look forward to watching them grow and prosper for many years to come.”

Scott Baumgarten with DTZ represented the landlord. DTZ is currently marketing the remaining divisible vacancy consisting of 32,696 SF.  Sam Pruitt of Site Selection Group and Brian Black with Heiple & Associates represented the tenant.

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CBRE Completes Sale of San Tan Tech Center to ViaWest Group

CBRE represented the seller in the sale of San Tan Tech Center located at 145 S. 79th St. in Chandler. The 129,187 SF, Class-A property building was purchased by leading local, commercial real estate firm, ViaWest Group, for $9.6M.

Barry Gabel and Chris Marchildon of CBRE’s Phoenix office represented the seller, Austin, Texas-based Capital Commercial Investments. ViaWest Group was self-represented.

The city of Chandler currently leases 49 percent, or 63,443 SF, of San Tan Tech Center under a lease expiring in 2024. The city is doing business as Innovations, an incubator designed for innovative entrepreneurs in the life sciences and emerging technology industries. Notable tenants within the Innovations incubator include University of Arizona Center for Applied NanoBioscience & Medicine, HealthTell and Cummings Engineering, as well as other emerging technology companies.

This acquisition is a strong complement to our nearly 1MM SF of assets in the Southeast Valley. With the ability to do 7 parking spaces per 1,000 SF for back-office to high-tech industrial uses, this property is truly unique in the market. Its proximity to the 101 freeway and Chandler Fashion Square provides easy access and great amenities. We believe that with the aesthetic and functional improvements we will immediately make to the property it will be a very desirable space for tenants of 20,000 to 65,000 SF,” said Steven Schwarz with ViaWest Group.

Built in 1981 and renovated in 2010, San Tan Tech Center, a single-story, back-office/flex/high-tech industrial building, is located between McClintock Drive and 79th Street less than one quarter mile south of Chandler Boulevard and one half mile north of the loop 202 freeway. The property offers many amenities, including easy access to numerous regional shopping centers, hotels and dining options. San Tan Tech Center is adjacent to the privately owned, public use Stellar Airpark. Additionally, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is within 15 minutes of the property and two reliever airports – Chandler Municipal Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport – are within seven and 10 miles each, respectively.

Capital Commercial did a fantastic job renovating the property and leasing half of the building to the city of Chandler, which positioned the seller for a positive exit strategy,” said CBRE’s Gabel.

San Tan Tech Center currently has 65,744 SF of vacant, fully air conditioned available space. The unoccupied space is a large contiguous space which includes bullpen areas, private offices, a commercial kitchen, storage and shipping areas, which are dock-high loaded.