PHOENIX, ARIZ. – CBRE announced the leasing of 37,386 square feet of office space at Hayden Ferry Lakeside in Tempe, Ariz. to Viking, the award-winning small ship cruise line, for its new reservations center. Viking plans to hire as many as 350 reservations staff for the new Tempe office.
Bryan Taute and Charlie von Arentschildt with CBRE’s Phoenix office represented the landlord, Cousins Properties. Mike Gordon with Cresa and John Sabourin with Tenant Guardian represented Viking.
Located at 60. E. Rio Salado Pkwy, the asset sits within Hayden Ferry Lakeside, the iconic 43-acre, master-planned mixed-use development on the south shore of Tempe Town Lake. At the close of Q2, Tempe led metro Phoenix in leasing activity, according to CBRE research. Tempe recorded the lowest office vacancy in the metro at 4.8 percent and Class A vacancy at 2.06 percent.
“Tempe’s diverse, high-quality labor pool is a big part of what drew Viking to the area during their multi-market search for a location to expand its customer service operations,” said CBRE’s Taute. “Hayden Ferry Lakeside offers a true Class AA experience, and gives tenants the opportunity to tap into a great labor pool while also giving their employees unparalleled walkability and convenience to nearby restaurants, retailers and transit options in Downtown Tempe”
“Viking is a stellar addition to Hayden Ferry Lakeside and we are proud to welcome them to the energetic epicenter of Tempe,” said Will Creyer, Vice President & Director of Cousins Properties. “Viking joins a diverse and high-profile roster of tenants and further validates our belief in Downtown Tempe, and our commitment to continue to provide Class AA space and services in Arizona’s premier location.”
Current tenants of Hayden Ferry Lakeside include Amazon, Microsoft, Silicon Valley Bank, Ziprecruiter and Symantec.
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