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Avesis signs lease for 55,000+ SF at Corporate Center

Cushman & Wakefield has announced that locally based Crown West Realty has leased 55,501 square feet to Avesis Inc. for the new tenant’s corporate headquarters at Corporate Center, located at 10400 N. 25th Ave.

Cushman & Wakefield Senior Directors Tim Whittemore and Mike Sayre represented Crown West Realty in the transaction. Todd Noel with Colliers represented Avesis.

Corporate Center, which totals 109,332 square feet in the growing Metrocenter submarket, is now 50% leased. Avesis is relocating its corporate headquarters and regional sales office from 3030 N. Central Ave. and 4451 E. Oak St. in October. Avesis is a national vision company that contracts with optometrists and ophthalmologists to provide members the freedom to choose from thousands of providers in a nationwide network.

“Avesis was attracted to Corporate Center as it allows the firm to consolidate three different leases including its corporate headquarters, regional sales office, customer service and several other departments not only in one building, but all on one floor,” said Mr. Whittemore, Senior Director with Cushman & Wakefield’s Office Properties group. “Corporate Center’s large floor plates at approximately 55,000 square feet provided the efficiencies to accommodate Avesis’ entire operation.”

In March 2014, the Phoenix City Council approved the North Mountain Redevelopment Area plan, which includes Metrocenter. The plan outlined strategies for land use, upgraded infrastructure and public transportation. It also included bringing private investment and development to create new jobs.

The successful merger of Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ closed September 1, 2015. The firm now operates under the iconic Cushman & Wakefield brand and has a new visual identity and logo that position the firm for the future and reflect its trusted global legacy and wider history. The new Cushman & Wakefield is led by Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Brett White and Global President Tod Lickerman. The company is majority owned by an investor group led by TPG, PAG, and OTPP.

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Colliers completes long-term lease for Avesis Incorporated

Colliers International in Greater Phoenix recently represented Avesis Incorporated in a long-term office lease totaling +/- 55,501 square feet at the Corporate Center, located at 10400 North 25th Avenue in Phoenix.

The tenant was represented by Todd Noel, CCIM, executive vice president with Colliers International. The landlord, Bob Olshan, vice president and Phoenix office head for Crown West Realty, represented the ownership, Crown West Realty, LLC.

Avesis is an administrator of healthcare programs for vision, oral and hearing health. Founded in 1978, the company has grown nationally to offer a comprehensive product line of healthcare benefits designed for commercial as well as Medicaid and Medicare Advantage market sectors.

Avesis chose to consolidate its two existing Phoenix offices and relocate to the Corporate Center to accommodate the growing need for additional space. The building offers a centralized location for both its employees and customer base.

“The Corporate Center offered Avesis an opportunity to occupy a full floor of the building. The large, efficient floorplates and heavy parking ratio, along with the building’s high-end finishes, made this the most attractive option in the marketplace for my client,” said Noel, who has exclusively represented the tenant for more than 10 years.


Colliers announces first quarter broker promotions

Colliers International in Greater Phoenix recently promoted 10 brokers, including one to senior executive vice president and three to executive vice president. Each year, Colliers promotes brokers in the first quarter.

“The promotions recognize the dedication, talent and expertise of our brokers who know how to maximize opportunities for our clients,” said Bob Mulhern, managing director of Colliers Phoenix office. “The number of promotions points to the accelerating success of Colliers in the Phoenix marketplace. We’ve recruited 23 new brokers and more than doubled our production in the past five years,” he added.

William S. Littleton SIOR, MCR, SLCR was promoted from executive vice president to senior executive vice president of corporate services. Littleton has almost 30 years of experience with Colliers. This position is awarded for high business production, significant industry experience and expertise and local office leadership. Littleton has leased and sold in excess of $500 million of industrial and office properties throughout North America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Asia/Pacific.

Bill Hahn, Jeff Sherman and Trevor Koskovich of the HSK Multifamily Team were promoted to executive vice president from senior vice president. This team’s success in Arizona led it to branch out to other states, where it is actively disposing of assets in Las Vegas; El Paso, Texas; and Albuquerque, N.M.

Promoted from vice president to senior vice president were Brad Cooke and Rob Martensen, SIOR, CCIM. Cooke joined Colliers in 2006 and is part of the Colliers Cooke Team, where his primary role is client relationships in acquisitions and dispositions in the multifamily investments sector.

Martensen, during his 18 years with Colliers, has been involved in more than 700 transactions involving industrial sales, leasing, build-to-suits and land sales. He specializes in assisting industrial landlords, developers and tenants, helping them make successful decisions in the Phoenix market by providing a deep knowledge of current industrial trends and product types.

Associate vice presidents who are now vice presidents are Marcus Muirhead and Ryan Timpani. Muirhead joined Colliers in 2006. A member of the Colliers Healthcare Services Group, he specializes in medical office and retail investment properties. Timpani is a member of the Lambeth-Noel-Timpani team—one of the top producing office properties teams in Metro Phoenix. He joined Colliers in 2010.

Former senior associates Danny Plapp and Peter Bauman were named associate vice presidents. Plapp specializes in landlord advisory services in Class A and B office properties throughout metropolitan Phoenix. He joined Colliers in 2012.

In addition to becoming associate vice president, Bauman was named Rookie of the Year for Colliers International in Greater Phoenix. This honor is given to a broker with one to two years’ experience who has met the Colliers’ Phoenix office standards for a productive year. His focus is investment sales, especially national net leased assets.

Colliers top producers in 2014 were Cindy Cooke, Brad Cooke, Trevor Koskovich and Jeff Sherman, Todd Noel and Keith Lambeth, William S. Littleton, William R. Hahn, Paul Sieczkowski, Rob Martensen, Kim Soule’, Philip A. Wurth, Don MacWilliam and Payson MacWilliam, Mindy Korth, John Barnes, Tivon Moffitt and Jim Keeley. 

Recognized for 30 years of service was Tom Knaub, vice president. Acknowledged for 10 years of service was Jerry Tenge, senior vice president.

Seven brokers have five years of tenure: Bob Broyles, senior vice president; Tim Dulany, vice president; Hahn, Koskovich and Sherman, all new executive vice presidents; Tyler Smith, vice president and Phil Wurth, vice president. Administrative assistant Bertie Burckle was recognized for 20 years of service.

In the Real Estate Management (REMS) division of Colliers International, Jonni McCray was promoted to operations coordinator from administrative assistant.

Three REMS employees were recognized for 10 years of service: Eulalio M. Castaneda and Larry Dillion, both at ASU Brickyard and Tammy Forbis, assistant property manager.

Those with five years of tenure included Amanda Joiner, senior service center coordinator and

McCray. Also with five years are Steve Skibbe, building engineer; Robert Verdugo, maintenance technician; and Brian Wedgeworth, assistant chief building engineer; all at the ASU Downtown Campus.

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LGE Design Build starts construction on Crown Castle BTS

LGE Design Build has broken ground and is currently in the process of constructing Crown Castle’s 70KSF, two-story class-A office build to suit in Chandler.

Crown Castle, the nation’s largest provider of wireless infrastructure, expects to move into the new facility next summer, located at southeast corner of Germann Road and Stearman Drive. Crown Castle provides wireless carriers with the infrastructure they need to keep people connected and businesses running. With approximately 40,000 towers and 14,000 small cell nodes supported by approximately 6,000 miles of fiber, Crown Castle has a significant presence in the top 100 U.S. markets.

“With an innovative, cutting-edge client, the design intent is to create a unique experience by providing a specific context within the desert and Chandler,” said David Sellers, president of LGE Design Build. “We’ll connect the outside environment with texture, colors and materials to convey corporate elegance.”

The build to suit’s entry includes steel beams and columns, accented by sandstone and a wood finished, with interior concrete panel walls and tinted glazing, contributing to a sophisticated corporate feel. The building also will have two balcony areas and metal trellises to provide shade around the building.

Left to right, from top: Cindy Cooke, Bill Hahn, Trevor Koskovich, Keith Lambeth, Bill Littleton, Don Macwilliam, Payson Macwilliam, Todd Noel, Jeff Sherman.

Phoenix Brokers Are Among Top at Colliers International

Colliers International in Greater Phoenix’s national office recently honored brokers for their financial achievements, ranking nine of them in the top 10 percent of brokers in the United States, Canada and Latin America.  

The brokers were recently recognized as 2013 Everest Club qualifiers at a reception in Atlanta during the Colliers International 2013 Americas Conference.

“The foundation of our success is the strength, expertise and depth of our staff,” said Bob Mulhern, the managing director of Colliers International in Greater Phoenix. “We are very proud of our top brokers who provide outstanding service to help our clients accelerate their businesses.”


2013 Everest Club honorees:

·       Cindy Cooke, Executive Vice President

·       Bill Hahn, Senior Vice President

·       Trevor Koskovich, Vice President

·       Keith Lambeth, Senior Vice President

·       Bill Littleton, Senior Vice President

·       Don MacWilliam, Senior Vice President

·       Payson MacWilliam, Senior Vice President

·       Todd Noel, Senior Vice President

·       Jeff Sherman, Vice President