Here’s a look inside Bond — George Oliver’s $52M Biltmore office transformation
Phoenix-based developer George Oliver, known for its cutting-edge office redevelopments, has unveiled plans for Bond, a $52 million renovation that will transform the landmark Biltmore Commerce Center into a hospitality-inspired office experience where thoughtfully crafted amenities and modern design bring teams together in an unparalleled workplace at the heart of the desirable Camelback Corridor.
“Employers committing to an in-office work environment are putting workplace culture front and center. Bond was designed with this in mind. Its name signifies a reconnection of the lost bond between employee and employer,” said George Oliver Founder and Managing Partner Curt Kremer. “At Bond, we are seeking high-performing companies in search of instant enhancement in company culture to create a thriving office environment that employees are eager to engage in.”
Bond is George Oliver’s sixth experiential office project in the Valley. Located at 3200 E. Camelback Rd., on the northeast corner of Camelback Road and 32nd Street in Phoenix, the property offers prime access to nationally renowned restaurants and retail, a premiere labor pool and abundant housing, including proximity to the executive housing of the market’s leading decision makers.
Bond totals 287,000 square feet in three stories, with office space bordering a corresponding three-story central atrium. Through its renovation, George Oliver will elevate this space with one of the market’s most extensive amenity packages, including:
Conference Center, with a 120-person training room, 14-person conference rooms, individual and group teleconference rooms, day offices, a podcast studio and a library space. The highlight of the conferencing center is a 22-person boardroom, which will sit in a glass box overlooking the atrium.
Coworking, encompassing approximately 25,000 square feet opening to the atrium and managed in collaboration with Common Desk to provide the area’s most elevated coworking experience.
Cultivate, the property’s full-service coffee, cocktail and food service bar focused on atmosphere and providing a top-shelf culinary experience that can be enjoyed in Bond’s atrium seating, outdoor seating or delivered directly to the building’s suites and conference facilities.
Fitness, a two-story space designed to replace a gym membership with a full suite of fitness equipment, monthly fitness classes, yoga facilities, meditation and private massage rooms, and locker rooms with saunas, steam rooms, cold plunges and private showers.
The Vault, a speakeasy cocktail experience hidden in the building’s sub-level for premier exclusivity.
Additional offerings at Bond will include an on-site concierge, private networking events, mother’s rooms, rotating food trucks, a billiards and cards room, dog patio, bike storage, car detailing and on-site parking with EV chargers. The workspaces at Bond will include highly sought-after George Oliver-designed, move-in-ready suites ranging in size from 2,000 square feet to more than 15,000 square feet. Larger spaces can be designed for users based on leasing demand.
“We’ve spent a tremendous amount of time ensuring that Bond sets the new standard for how people utilize office space in metro Phoenix,” said George Oliver Partner Charles Jerkovich. “Every inch of this property is thoughtfully curated to provide a higher standard of placemaking – an environment to work, dine and relax in a way that can only be experienced at Bond.”
Shell renovations at Bond begin in May. The first suites at Bond are scheduled to deliver in the fourth quarter of 2023. Shell completion is scheduled for the third quarter of 2024. George Oliver Design led the design and architecture for Bond. RSG Builders is the general contractor. CBRE is the onsite property management team. Ryan Timpani and Brett Thompson of JLL are the exclusive leasing brokers.
“Heavily amenitized office space has never been in greater demand, even compared to past ‘bull markets.’ Bond represents the type of trophy office that every user profile – from Fortune 500s down to start-ups – is gravitating toward,” said Timpani. “These occupiers are all demanding the same thing: a home that their employees will enjoy and want to come to. The robust amenity offerings that George Oliver has conceived at Bond will deliver a best-in-class product that is catered to the evolving needs of both the employee and the employer.”
Bond adds to George Oliver’s notable portfolio of office transformations, including Arbor in downtown Tempe, CASA in Phoenix’s Uptown neighborhood, The Alexander and The Johnathan in downtown Chandler, and Quad in South Scottsdale.