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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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Progrexion Announces Phoenix Office, Hundreds of Jobs

Progrexion, the nation’s leading provider of services in the credit repair industry, today announced it is opening a new office in Phoenix, bringing hundreds of new jobs to the region.

“We are excited to enter such a dynamic and high-quality market like Phoenix to meet our growth demands. We acquired 30,000 square feet in North Phoenix for a sales call center and plan to add hundreds of hires initially, and then grow from there”, said Gene Abernethy, Senior Vice President – Human Resources for Progrexion, based in North Salt Lake, Utah.

“We are excited that Progrexion has chosen Phoenix as its new site,” said Mayor Greg Stanton. “This is one example of how Phoenix is making a big comeback in the job market. Our competitive and dynamic workforce makes us a top choice for companies looking for new opportunities.”
Progrexion used Dallas-based global location advisory firm Site Selection Group, LLC to assist in its national site search to expand its credit repair telesales operations.

“We worked closely with Progrexion to filter through a large number of potential cities to determine which location had the best chance to provide high quality associates and community support to meet Progrexion’s growth needs. Phoenix was the clear choice,” stated Samuel J. Pruitt, Executive Vice President & Principal of Site Selection Group, LLC.

“Progrexion is the national market leader in its industry, and its new Phoenix operations will allow the company to access a high-quality workforce to propel its growth initiatives,” said Arizona Commerce Authority President and CEO Sandra Watson. “Progrexion’s capital investment and expansion in Phoenix will bring hundreds of jobs to Arizonans while strengthening our state’s overall economy.”

Progrexion will host a job fair September 20 from 3-7 p.m. and September 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 20620 North 19th Avenue in Phoenix. They are looking for candidates to fill call center and sales agents positions. On Friday, burgers and live music will also be available. On Saturday, the job fair will feature a family carnival with a bounce house, petting zoo, face painting and prizes.

In addition, Progrexion intends to bring to the Phoenix area its robust corporate giving program, which was launched in Utah in 2012 and has already raised more than $100,000. During the job fair, Progrexion will collect food and cash contributions to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank. For every 10 pounds of food or $10 in cash, attendees of the job fair will be entered into a drawing for many great prizes, including a flat-screen TV and a mountain bike.

“St. Mary’s Food Bank would like to welcome Progrexion to the valley and we look forward to working with a new partner in the fight against hunger,” St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance President and CEO Beverly Damore said. “Progrexion has been a hunger hero in their home state of Utah and were quick to reach out to the World’s First Food Bank upon their arrival in Arizona – where one in four children are affected by food insecurity. We look forward to this great new partnership.”

“Progrexion’s compassion for helping others succeed is a welcome addition to the Greater Phoenix region,” said Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The region’s workforce and community strengths played a major role in their decision, and we’re proud to welcome them to Phoenix.”

“We look forward to being involved in the Phoenix community and establishing ourselves as a true employer of choice,” Abernethy said.

To find out about Progrexion’s career opportunities, visit http://www.progrexion.com/careers.