How EverWest's New Office Park Will Change The Game
EverWest Real Estate Partners and WHI Real Estate Partners are converting 1980s-built office villas into a creative office community they hope will change office culture. The 14-building redevelopment project on the corner of 64th Street and Thomas in Scottsdale, dubbed The Quad, will bring 166k SF of creative office space to the market. It will blend elements of a lifestyle center and an office park.
“The Quad is the real-world application of buzzwords like ‘casual collisions’ and ‘horizontal connections’: an approach that lessens the normally harsh separation between indoor and outdoor space,” says EverWest managing principal, equity ventures Curt Kremer. “This is something that is still new to metro Phoenix but that has achieved great success in high-density markets like San Diego, Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. We are excited to bring this concept to the Valley.”
At the center of The Quad, EverWest and WHIREP are planning a 4,500 SF gathering facility to house state-of-the-art conference and event space, a full-catering kitchen and private tenant liquor cabinets. The Quad also will include a fitness center and full-service restaurant. A pet-friendly campus, it will feature fenced-in dog parks to cater to those who wish to bring their pets to work.
“Unlike traditional buildings, where workers make a beeline from the parking lot to their desks, every element of The Quad is meant to connect and network tenants, and foster an environment where companies develop relationships and share ideas,” says EverWest senior director Amr Ceran. “They can work not only in their office, but also in our common areas or on their patio, under a canopy of 30-year-old trees.”