Groundbreaking Ceremony for Third SkySong Office Building to Take Place on Wednesday Morning, Oct. 3

ASU President Michael Crow, Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, Plaza Companies President & CEO Sharon Harper to Speak at Event; New Building Will Include 145,000 SF at Landmark Scottsdale Development

ASU SkySong September 26, 2013

SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, has been one of the few true success stories in real estate in Arizona over the past five years. And now, the success continues. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held for SkySong 3, the third office building at Skysong, on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:30 a.m. Remarks by the SkySong team will begin at 8 a.m.

Speakers at the Groundbreaking Event will include:

  • Dr. Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University
  • Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane
  • Sharon Harper, President & CEO, Plaza Companies (SkySong master developer)

The 145,000 square foot building will be located along SkySong Boulevard, just southwest of the project’s iconic shade structure. Arizona State University will lease 1 ½ floors of the four-story building, and current SkySong tenant WebFilings will be expanding their presence in the project by taking a full floor in SkySong III.   Plaza Companies will be taking office space on the first floor.  SkySong III has approximately 50,000 square feet available and Lee and Associates, SkySong’s commercial real estate broker, is working with prospective companies and tenants.

SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center is a home to a global business community that links technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, and education to position ASU and Greater Phoenix as global leaders of the knowledge economy.

SkySong is a 42-acre mixed use development designed to:

  • Create an ecology of collaboration and innovation among high-profile technology enterprises and related researchers;
  • Advance global business objectives of on-site enterprises;
  • Raise Arizona’s profile as a global center of innovation through co-location of ASU’s strategic global partners; and
  • Create a unique regional economic and social asset.

Companies located at SkySong enjoy a special relationship with Arizona State University, which has more than 73,000 students at four metropolitan Phoenix campuses. Its campus in Tempe is the single largest campus in the U.S., and is located less than three miles from SkySong.

In addition to locating its own innovative research units at the center, ASU provides tenants with direct access to relevant research, educational opportunities and cultural events on its campuses. Through ASU’s on-site operations, tenant companies have a single point of contract for introductions to researchers, faculty and programs to address their specific needs.

SkySong is located on the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road & McDowell Road in Scottsdale.  For more information on the groundbreaking or on SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation in general, contact Tom Evans at 602.448.5483 or tom@evanscommunications.com. For more information on SkySong, visit www.skysongcenter.com or www.facebook.com/skysongcenter.

 

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