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Downtown Chandler gets a new neighbor

May 24th, 2021 development
Downtown Chandler gets a new neighbor


There’s a new neighbor in downtown Chandler and the developers say it will become a standard by which future office buildings will be judged.

George Oliver completed what the company’s partners call an “experiential office transformation,” with The Alexander at 25 S. Arizona Place.

The 112,000-square-foot office building debuted with a surge in leasing activity, said a spokeswoman, attributing that to a “thoughtfully curated amenity package” with the goals of delivering “the next-generation office environment.”

“At The Alexander, we prioritized the amenities that will encourage employees to come back to the office,” said Managing Partner Curt Kremer.

““The pandemic dramatically shifted how both employees and employers view the workplace,” he continued, adding, “With The Alexander, we’re putting the traditional office behind us – replacing it with wellness-inspired programming, collaborative workspaces and a sense of personal growth that you won’t find in other Class A office environments and that will allow our tenants to benefit from these new demand drivers.”

According to Kremer, employers are looking for a workplace advantage to solve their recruiting and retention needs.

He said small companies that can’t build their own building with a plethora of amenities can achieve this at The Alexander, which operates like a campus with shared amenities and programming.

This allows its tenants to compete on a larger scale when recruiting employees.

The amenities include a wellness-yoga studio with interactive equipment, a Kaleidoscope organic juice and coffee bar with lounge style seating and breakout areas, outdoor areas designed for private tranquil seating and communal meetings, a library for focused tasks, a billiards room, a 50-person training center with outdoor seating and a hospitality bar, a dog-friendly patio, a mother’s room, and an onsite concierge to program events and manage daily tenant needs.

The building offers touchless accessibility with 10-foot sliding glass entry doors, motion sensor restroom doors and fixtures and touchless drinking fountains. It also has an upgraded HVAC system and elevators to optimize air quality and functionality.

The Alexander is anchored by a long-term lease to First Credit Union.

It also has leased 13,417 square feet to Neighborhood Loans, 7,426 square feet to NOVA Home loans, 4,596 square feet to Sandoval Design and Marketing and 2,524 square feet to North & Co.

“Buildings offering a dynamic workplace experience like the The Alexander are getting the lion’s share of attention from tenants and are the ones signing the most leases in the market today,” said JLL Managing Director Ryan Timpani, who serves as The Alexander’s exclusive leasing broker along with JLL Senior Associate Nick Bialkowski.

Adjacent to The Alexander, George Oliver is finalizing renovations on a sister building, The Johnathan.

Renovations will be complete this summer and will include façade upgrades, a new landscape scheme and lobby and restroom upgrades.

It also features a complementary amenity package on the ground floor, including a green-room for tenants to utilize for video and podcast productions, a 35-person training room, tenant lounge, mother’s room, and meditation room.

Tenants at The Alexander and The Johnathan will have exclusive access to both buildings’ amenities through a shared access agreement.   

Colton Trauter of Lee & Associates is the exclusive leasing broker for The Johnathan.

The Alexander and The Johnathan are part of a growing local portfolio of notable George Oliver projects, including CASA in Phoenix’s Uptown neighborhood, Lofts at The District in North Scottsdale and the just-announced Hayden Station office transformation in downtown Tempe.



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