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Co-working firm picks Viridian for second Arizona facility

September 14th, 2018 SanTan Sun News
Co-working firm picks Viridian for second Arizona facility

Santan Sun News Staff

Hines, the international real estate firm, has announced that Workuity, a coworking firm, is leasing 19,787 square feet at the Offices at Chandler Viridian for its second location in Arizona.

Workuity sought a Chandler location to accommodate clients who live in the surrounding area. Their other location is at 24th Street and Camelback in Phoenix.

Workuity bills itself as offering “extraordinary workspaces for extraordinary companies” and opened its Phoenix space last year.

Providing companies with what it calls “a smarter way to work without the hassle of long-term leases,” the company is based on the premise “that professionals, entrepreneurs, start-ups and other individuals should have access to the same creative work environments that companies like Google provide to its workers.”

Likely its Chandler space will offer the same environment that its Camelback corridor facility does. “Designed with a hospitality flair, the floor plan and interior will offer a range of secure and private work areas and a layout that promotes networking and collaboration which is essential to growth and upward mobility.”

That includes lounge/café space, desks, private offices and presentation/event space for several hundred people.

Workuity charges month-to-month memberships ranking from $50 to convenient month-to-month memberships range from $50 to $4,600, the latter for a group office that can accommodate 12 team members.

“Short-term leasing options allow growing companies to expand their offices as needed, while at the same time eliminating the hassles of managing an office,” it says.

Workuity CEO Dan Kite said, “The Offices at Chandler Viridian will provide Workuity’s clients with extraordinary workspaces and access to high-quality amenities akin to those offered in high-end hotels. It is time for Chandler to be recognized for the vibrant market that it is, and we are providing clients a smarter way to work.”.

Workuity will be located on the first floor of the Offices at Chandler Viridian, a six-story, Class A office building with 250,000 square feet of space located at the intersection of Loop 101 and Loop 202 near the Chandler Fashion Center. Workuity expects to open their space in early 2019.

The Offices at Chandler Viridian will have a large, open floorplan with 10-foot tall ceilings, a lounge and large courtyard. Recently topped out, the Offices at Chandler Viridian is the capstone to a mixed-use project that marks a new era for an important site in Chandler.

“Hines is thrilled to add Workuity to our tenant mix at the Offices at Chandler Viridian,” said Chris Anderson, managing director and Arizona leader for Hines. “The Offices at Chandler Viridian offer the suburban area an array of on-site amenities important to Workuity’s on-the-go clients.”

The Chandler Viridian master plan development is a 25-acre mixed-use project which includes the Offices at Chandler Viridian, a Cambria hotel & suites, Broadstone Fashion Center luxury apartments, sophisticated retail offerings at Chandler Viridian PRIMEGATE and a pedestrian promenade to the Chandler Fashion Center mall.

Also featured in the master plan is a dog park, ¾-mile jogging trail connecting all the properties, and a large public plaza with high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi.

Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 207 cities in 24 countries. Hines has approximately $116.4 billion of assets under management, including $64 billion for which Hines provides fiduciary investment management services, and $52.4 billion for which Hines provides third-party property-level services. The firm has 109 developments currently underway around the world.

Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,319 properties, totaling over 431 million square feet. The firm’s current property and asset management portfolio includes 527 properties, representing over 224 million square feet.