UNS Energy Corporation has selected Ryan Companies US, Inc. to continue to manage the Ryan-constructed, nine-story, 260,914 square foot, corporate headquarters for Tucson Electric Power (TEP).
For the past four years, Ryan’s Real Estate Management team has provided management and engineering services to UNS through the construction process and into the operational transition. After the four-year assignment, UNS held a competitive bid and Ryan has retained the assignment with a three-year agreement.
Anna Riley, Ryan’s Regional Director of Management, is excited about Ryan’s continued role in achieving TEP’s operational goals. “The renewal of this corporate headquarters management and engineering assignment demonstrates the value that TEP places on both our partnership and the quality of services that the Ryan team has provided to them,” Riley said.
Ryan led the development, design and construction of the TEP building and completed construction in November 2011. This LEED-NC gold level certified building provides work space for more than 425 employees and also includes nearly 11,000 square feet of retail space. Since constructing the building, Ryan has maintained a strong relationship with UNS by managing the building located in downtown Tucson.
Director of Risk Management and Facilities at UNS Energy Corporation, Karl Zimmel, explained that the Ryan management team is fully aligned with their needs. “Their staff is qualified and proactive; bringing industry perspective to our processes and protecting our interests as if they were TEP employees,” Zimmel said. UNS Energy Corporation and Ryan Companies US, Inc. have proved to be a successful team and are pleased to continue working together.