RED Development announced today that law firm Lewis Roca Rothgerber has moved its Phoenix offices to Collier Center, a property that is a recent management venture for RED. The law firm has taken nearly 70,000 square feet of office space that is considerably more efficient than the firm’s former location and accommodates Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s staff of 250.

“Collier Center meets our needs for a top location in downtown Phoenix,” said Ken Van Winkle, Managing Partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber. “The new offices are not only great for our employees, but this new location also provides better access to the firm for our clients.”

Property Upgrades
The class A nearly 600,000 square-foot project, which includes office, restaurant and retail uses is located at Washington and Second Streets, just a block from RED’s CityScape development.  “We are pleased to be working with the Collier Center’s owner to refine the building’s amenities and shape a new merchandise mix” said Mike Ebert, Managing Partner for RED Development.  “We are looking forward to bringing some of the same energy we’ve established at CityScape to Collier Center.”

RED plans to promote synergies and complementary uses between the two properties, which might even extend to hosting downtown events across at both sites.

The Collier Center owner is investing in new upgrades and new finishes in the property, which was constructed in 2000 and carries the Bank of America corporate logo in the downtown Phoenix skyline. RED will design and guide the property upgrades.

RED Development has brought the successful office-retail-entertainment complex at CityScape on line over the past several years.  The project introduced the new Hotel Palomar in 2012 and 224 new apartment units are to be completed early this year.

“The multiple uses at Cityscape, which have come together as an exciting destination in downtown Phoenix, give us great perspective on what works in this downtown landscape,” said Ebert.  “We’re looking forward to tapping this experience in our work at Collier Center.”

New Eatery
Tommy Pastrami New York Delicatessen will open its first Phoenix location this summer at Collier Center and will offer a broad selection of authentic hot and cold overstuffed sandwiches, fresh homemade soups, award-winning chili, Sabrett’s hot dogs, deli sides, salads and other specialties. Tommy Pastrami will occupy a 1,700 square foot store located on Second Street between FedEx and Hard Rock Café.

“We felt the best way to enter a new market was to be smack dab in the middle of the city.  Downtown is where it is at.” said Don Pijut, Company & Franchise Development for Tommy Pastrami. “With a daytime population of 65,000 people, 250 different events throughout the year and the on-going revitalization of downtown, everyone has a reason to come downtown at some point.”