Months before the scheduled completion of its heavily appointed experiential office project, Arbor, Phoenix-based developer George Olivier is already accumulating pre-lease commitments. Dominated by technology and logistics entities, Arbor’s leasing cadence is remarkable in a Phoenix metro office landscape slowly coming back to life after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Located in downtown Tempe at 310 S. Mill Ave., at the southwest corner of Mill Avenue and Third Street, Arbor will transform Hayden Station’s iconic mixed-use property into a one-of-a-kind office “Urban Organic” and retail destination spanning five buildings and 124,190 square feet.

The development is entering the final stages of its $18 million renovation, which is expected to be completed by the end of this year. Already, more than 32,000 square feet of the Arbor are pre-leased, which represents more than 25% of the project.


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“People are at the heart of everything we do in Tempe,” said Tempe Mayor Corey Woods. “Arbor’s success shows that there is a demand for mixed-use projects that focus on the health and happiness of the people who work there. Arbor is a model for other projects to follow.

Pre-leases signed to date at Arbor include:

• Worldwide Express, a leading logistics company established in 1992 and now handling the delivery of over 120,000 packages per day, leasing 18,585 square feet (representing the entire fifth floor) at 51 West 3rd Street building.

• Trainual, a local software company specializing in employee training, knowledge management and onboarding, leasing 9,050 square feet in the building at 401 S. Mill Avenue.

• Radius AI, a technology company specializing in implementing artificial intelligence through vision capture devices in the retail industry, leases 4,573 square feet in the building at 350 S. Mill Ave.

“Following the merger of Worldwide Express and GlobalTranz, we wanted to find a local space that would support our rapidly growing business and the strategic integration of our brands into one office,” said Mike Vitale, vice president of commercial services at Worldwide Express. “Arbor’s collaborative workspaces, rich amenities and dynamic lifestyle align perfectly with our corporate culture and represent the flexible, hybrid work environment of the future. We also like Arbor’s centralized location, which has a deep, motivated and energetic talent pool from innovative, forward-thinking companies and graduates from Arizona State University.

“With the changing future of work and Trainual moving to remote working, it was important to find an office that met the needs of our local team, but could also accommodate remote employees,” said the founder and CEO of Trainual, Chris Ronzio. “We put together a list of must-haves and Arbor ticked all the boxes for us – a central location near the airport, plenty of space to collaborate both in person and virtually, and a great place to bring people together. special events team.”

Arbor’s “Urban Organic” design theme emphasizes vegetation and a palette of natural materials to create a five-star, resort-style indoor/outdoor environment. It starts with a centrally located amenity lounge named The Denizen, offering concierge services, cafe-style seating, virtual darts, and a test kitchen and cocktail bar.

Adjacent to the lounge is the Arbor Wellness Center, with meditation pods and a fitness center with day lockers, Peloton bikes, cardio equipment, weights, saunas, laundry service. towels and spa-inspired showers. Other key interior amenities include a 50-person workout room, mother’s bedroom, and secure bike lockers.

Arbor’s outdoor facilities include a large garden-style conference room, cabanas for small breakout sessions, a rooftop networking patio, a yoga garden, a dog patio and play areas – the all accented with hanging daybeds, fireplaces and lounge-style seating.

Arbor offers immediate access to the Mill Avenue/Third Street Light Rail stop and the new Tempe Streetcar, and is just a few blocks from Arizona State University’s main campus. It is less than a mile from Loop 202 and minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport and downtown Phoenix. It is also within walking distance to more than 50 restaurants and bars within a 10-block radius and more than 28,880 multi-family units within a three-mile radius.

Arbor’s design and architecture is led by George Oliver Design. The general contractor for the project is Layton Construction. Arcadia Management Group will act as Arbor’s on-site property manager.

Renovations in Arbor began earlier this year and are expected to be complete by the end of 2022. To discuss leasing in Arbor, contact Scott Boardman and Dave Carder of Cushman and Wakefield. To learn more about Arbor and take a 3D tour of the project’s transformation, visit www.arbortempe.com.