Final Beam Rises at Harvard Investments, Lincoln Property’s, Union Building One

Class A office project in Mesa to total 1.35 million square feet

Exactly eight months from its groundbreaking celebration, Harvard Investments, the developer for Cadence and Lincoln Property Company (LPC) have placed the final beam at Union Building One – the first of four Class-A office buildings planned at the confluence of Tempe, Scottsdale and Mesa, Ariz. When complete, the project will bring a 1.35 million-square-foot corporate hub to the heart of Mesa Riverview.

The developers were joined by Mesa Mayor John Giles and Vice Mayor Mark Freeman for a beam signing event, marking completion of the steel structure at Union Building One and its quick progression toward a November 2020 completion.

“Lincoln Property Company and Harvard Investments have a solid track record of building excellent Class A office space in Mesa,” said City of Mesa Mayor John Giles. “Mesa’s Riverview District has grown into an epicenter of shopping, food, entertainment and jobs with easy access to freeways and neighborhoods. I look forward to watching Union evolve as an employment centerpiece for the District and our residents.” 

“It is exciting to see Union become one step closer to completion,” said City of Mesa Vice Mayor, and District 1 Councilmember, Mark Freeman. “This is an important project for the City and the District, and it shows City of Mesa’s commitment to economic development and creating high quality projects that will help to increase the quality of life in our community.”

When completed, Building One will be four stories and total 238,348 square feet, with an adjacent four-level parking structure. Like all of the buildings at Union, Building One will deliver a creative office environment with a modern glass exterior, an active first floor, large office floorplates with high ceilings, outdoor balconies and 10-foot vision glass providing sweeping views of the surrounding city, mountains and adjacent Riverview Park and Lake.

Adding to the creative office vision, Union will be peppered with custom artwork ranging from commissioned wooden furniture and lighted glass art in the lobby to parking deck stair towers painted by local artisans.

“Union is a collective achievement that wouldn’t be possible without the support of Mayor John Giles and the entire Mesa City Council,” said Harvard Investments President and CEO Craig Krumwiede. “We’re so appreciative of their support, their trust and their presence as we raise the final beam at our first Union building.”

“We have a clear vision for Union, and our development team has worked hard to keep that vision on track during a very unique time,” said Lincoln Property Company Executive Vice President David Krumwiede. “Revised protocols and strategic additions to our amenity package – such as touchless features and ionizing air purifiers – will ensure that Union is even more creative and relevant in a ‘new normal’ work environment.”

Building One is located on the northeast corner of the Union project, a 28.2-acre site offering direct frontage to the Loop 202 and monument signage seen by approximately 160,000 cars per day. It is accessible by two freeway interchanges, at the Loop 202 at Dobson Road and the Loop 101 at Rio Salado Parkway.

The building will connect to a larger built environment that is packed with indoor-outdoor areas enhanced with water features. These amenities will be linked by the Rio Salado Pathway to encourage connectivity with the Union campus and with Mesa’s mixed-use Riverview district, which offers 1.2 million square feet of retail, restaurants and hotels including the Sheraton Mesa and Hyatt Place.

Union is also within walking distance to Riverview Park and Lake. It is two miles from Arizona State University’s main Tempe campus and 10 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport.

Tenants at Building One will be served by 1,344 parking spots (1,029 within the parking structure and 315 surface), creating a 6/1,000 parking ratio. Future buildings will range from four to eight stories and from 232,000 to 450,000 square feet and will have similar parking support. DAVIS is the project architect, Wespac is the general contractor and Lincoln Property Company will serve as the project’s leasing agent and property manager.

To discuss development, investment, leasing or property management opportunities with Lincoln Property Company in the Desert West region, please call David Krumwiede or John Orsak at (602) 912-8888.

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