Transwestern announced Wednesday it brokered a long-term lease with Rural/Metro Corp. for 90,500 SF of Class-A space in the Pima Office Pavilion. The Scottsdale-based provider of private ambulance and fire protection services in 21 states and nearly 700 communities will establish its new national headquarters at the Pavilion, located at 8465 N. Pima Rd.
“Rural/Metro found itself an excellent location neighboring the affluent Paradise Valley and Scottsdale residential communities and near two major medical centers,” said Transwestern Senior Vice President Jim Achen Jr., lead broker in the transaction. Built in 2008, the Pima Office Pavilion is adjacent to the Loop 101 Freeway in a prime Scottsdale location.
“It is just minutes from exclusive residential executive housing and 20 minutes from Northwest and Southwest Valley labor markets,” said Achen. “Sky Harbor International Airport is only 15 minutes away, and there are more than 50 restaurants within a two-mile radius.”
Achen was assisted by Transwestern Senior Vice Presidents Bill Zurek and Lawrence Pobuda in representing the Pima Office Pavilion’s owner, Nashville, Tenn.-based Healthcare Realty Trust. Tom Adelson of CBRE in Phoenix represented Rural/Metro.
Rural/Metro was founded in 1948 and is now the second-largest firm of its kind in the United States with nearly 10,000 employees. Its ambulances transport more than 1.5 million patients annually.