New North Scottsdale Office Lofts

by Mike Hunter

A brand-new loft-style office project is coming to North Scottsdale, courtesy of Phoenix-based commercial real estate investment and operating company George Oliver and Vancouver-based Kootenay Holdings. Lofts at The District will target small to mid-sized tenants with high-end, innovative office space reflective of the creativity found in other George Oliver developments.

Located just east of the popular Scottsdale Quarter open-air retail center near Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, Lofts at The District will convert existing — but underutilized — high-end commercial space into five upscale office suites identified as the East Loft and West Loft, and ranging from 2,000 to 10,000 square feet.

The second-floor suites will serve as building bookends, featuring a mix of 12-foot ceilings and 20-foot vaulted peaks with dramatic window lines that offer panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Upon delivery, all suites at Lofts at The District will also be move-in-ready, complete with highend finishes and professionally designed modern interiors as reflected in the project’s virtual tour.

Groundbreaking is imminent at Epicenter, the high-end, vertical mixed-use community and retail destination in the heart of Agritopia®, a village that includes an 11.3-acre organic farm. The multi-family project, which is currently pre-leasing its available retail space, will feature elevated apartment living situated above thoughtfully selected restaurants and retail focused on healthy living and treasured finds for all generations to live, gather and thrive. Epicenter’s 49,000 square feet of retail space will be leased to best-in-class businesses that are experts in their craft. Some of the current tenants include Matt’s Big Breakfast, Gadzooks, Bunky Boutique, Wylde Salon and the Hooligans Barbershop.

“We are excited to complete this project, making it the first of its kind in Arizona. Epicenter will be the town center within Agritopia®, creating a gathering space for the community to come and enjoy luxury living and renown local restaurants, shops and entertainment for decades to come,” says William Johnston, CEO of Johnston & Co. “Epicenter will become one of the top shopping destinations in Gilbert. Our thoughtfully selected retailers will experience high foot traffic from the walkable Agritopia® community, other neighborhoods Lofts at The District is surrounded by millions of square feet of popular retail, restaurant and multifamily development, including The Promenade, Kierland Commons and Scottsdale Quarter. It also sits at the center of a highly educated labor pool, drawing employees from Scottsdale and its neighboring cities.

Construction at Lofts at the District is scheduled to be completed before the end of the year. Ryan Timpani and Nick Bialkowski at Colliers International serve as the project’s exclusive leasing brokers. RSG Builders is the general contractor.

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