George Oliver’s Experiential Offices

by Mike Hunter

George Oliver’s The Alexander Lobby

Even amid a pandemic, local developer George Oliver is flush with new tenant interest across its office portfolio — but with a very common requirement. Prospective tenants all want the kind of experiential, next-generation office space that George Oliver, in particular, is becoming known for. 

“The pandemic dramatically shifted how employees and employers view the workplace,” says George Oliver Managing Partner Curt Kremer. “Our design strategy prioritizes the amenities that employees are clamoring for as they come back to the office, while also giving employers the leverage they need to ‘win’ in their recruiting and retention efforts.”

Tenants at George Oliver’s The Alexander in downtown Chandler and CASA in North Phoenix benefit from above-and-beyond features like state-of-the-art wellness and fitness centers, yoga studios, Kaleidoscope organic juice and coffee bars with lounge-style seating and breakout areas, tranquil outdoor gardens for communal meetings and relaxation, libraries for focused tasks, billiards rooms and outdoor game areas, conference/training centers, dog-friendly spaces, mothers’ rooms, an on-site concierge and upgraded “touchless” features and HVAC systems for optimal building and tenant health.

“Our projects replace the traditional office with collaborative, wellness-inspired workspaces, with a focus on personal growth that you won’t find in other Class A office environments,” says Kremer. “They also operate like a campus. Their shared amenities and programming allow our tenants — many of which are small and mid-sized businesses — to successfully compete for the best and brightest employees.”

Demand for these spaces is high, and more is on the way. The company is nearing completion on The Jonathan (a sister building to The Alexander in downtown Chandler) and has just purchased Hayden Station on Mill Avenue in downtown Tempe, planning what Kremer says is their most exciting infill, campus-style repositioning strategy to date.   

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