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.