Tag Archives: Tempe

Varsity Tutors makes employees feel at home with a new office

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How their new space gives employees workspace options

Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects experts with learners in any subject anytime, anywhere. After years of cultivating a primarily work-from-home workforce, the company was in high-growth mode and needed room to expand their Phoenix office.

As an education company, it made sense that Varsity Tutors looked for a home close to Arizona State University, ranked the Most Innovative School in America.… Read More

JLL helps Freedom Financial celebrate grand opening of new Tempe office

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Last week, Freedom Financial Network opened its newest office in Tempe at Rio 2100. The first of two 150,000 square foot offices completed will help the company consolidate several offices and grow within the Phoenix market.

The grand opening celebration was a joyous moment for JLL’s tenant representation specialists Pat Williams and Gregg Walker, and project manager Derek Ruterman who helped Freedom Financial find and build their new home.

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Metro Phoenix records the fourth highest U.S. office absorption in 2017

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Metro Phoenix recorded 2.1 million total square feet of office absorption in 2017. This marks the fourth straight calendar year with at least 2.0 million square feet of positive absorption gains, the longest streak of its kind ever recorded in the Phoenix office market. The total also ranks Phoenix as the fourth highest market with absorption gains in the United States. Phoenix ranks behind… Read More

Riding the tech wave—6 top trends impacting today’s and tomorrow’s real estate decisions

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From San Francisco to New York and everywhere in between…

The tech industry continues to be the largest consumer of office space across the country.

And not just in the major tech hubs.

As all industries across the spectrum continue to innovate and incorporate new tech into their business models, owners and… Read More

Where to Find Talent? Four Trends at the Core of any Successful Tech Ecosystem

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The escalating war for tech talent in major tech hubs is real. Unemployment in traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley and San Francisco is historically low at a time when tech drives 24.2 percent of U.S. office leasing activity. While these hubs boast access to talent and a culture of innovation,… Read More

Valley cities and towns some of the healthiest in the U.S.

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Scottsdale (#3) and Tempe (#11) both ranked highly in an annual report on the Healthiest Cities in America.

Recognizing the correlation between fitness and nutrition, Tempe ranked 2nd in Healthy Restaurants per capita.

With almost year-round sunshine and plenty of hiking options, biking trails, golf courses and swimming pools, the Phoenix… Read More

Arizona State University recognized for innovation driving economic growth in Phoenix

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Arizona State University (ASU) ranked 21st in the Milken Institute’s “University Technology Transfer and Commercialization Index.” The Index quantitatively measures how public and private universities capitalize on their research success by converting it for private-sector applications.

With an index score of 100, the University of Utah ranked first in the… Read More

Move over office users, Tempe is also a hot spot for industrial

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Although Tempe is often considered one of the most popular office submarkets in the Valley, it is also a popular destination for small- to medium-sized industrial users who don’t fit into the big box industrial space in the Southwest Valley. Like the tech tenants that have flocked toward the centrally located city, a wave of nutraceutical companies have taken advantage of the Class A and B product that is often unavailable… Read More

Three Phoenix Metro cities named best places to start a career

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  • In a study conducted by WalletHub, the cities of Scottsdale (#15), Tempe (#48) and Chandler (#49) were all ranked as some of the best cities to start a career for young professionals. The cities also ranked highly in the quality of life category, ranking #1, #18 and #2, respectively.
  • Moreover, several Arizona cities ranked highly for affordable housing, with Gilbert (#1) and Chandler (#4)
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Largest absorption gains in Phoenix since recession – Q4 2015 Office Reports just released

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Central Business District encouraging tech migration with redevelopments
Despite having many of the live-work-play elements that attract tech companies and the millennials that often make up their workforce, the CBD has not attracted nearly as many of the tech companies that have propelled the economies of suburban submarkets in… Read More