A&B Properties Buys Phoenix Office Building; Deer Valley Financial Center is Fourth A&B Investment in Arizona
HONOLULU--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 8, 2005--A&B Properties, Inc., the real estate subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALEX), has purchased the Deer Valley Financial Center, a two-story office building in Phoenix, Arizona, from Hannay Investment Properties, Inc., for $22.25 million. The property contains approximately 126,600 square feet of leasable space situated on a 9.7-acre fee simple parcel in the north central area of Phoenix. Deer Valley Financial Center is currently 96% occupied. This is A&B's fourth real estate investment in the larger Phoenix region.
The property, which was constructed in 2001, is located at the intersection of Interstate-17, Phoenix's primary north/south arterial, and the Loop 101 freeway. It is a two-story structure with a total of 580 parking stalls occupied by 22 tenants, including Blackboard Corp., Compass Bank, Performance Software, Pantheon Chemical, American Mortgage Specialists and Global Water Management.
"We have confidence in the Phoenix market," said A&B Properties Executive Vice President Norb Buelsing, "as it is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation and its growth is expected to continue." Deer Valley Center is positioned near several master planned communities that are in various stages of construction, and is immediately adjacent to the Deer Valley Airport, the second busiest general aviation facility in the U.S. Buelsing added, "The property is well-configured to address the requirements of smaller office space users, with the majority of its office units ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet in area."
In total, A&B owns an income property portfolio comprising over 5 million square feet of leasable space in Mainland and Hawaii office, industrial and retail properties. A&B also owns 90,000 acres in Hawaii, making it the State's fourth largest private landowner.
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (A&B), headquartered in Honolulu, is engaged in real estate through its subsidiary, A&B Properties, Inc.; in transportation through its subsidiaries, Matson Navigation Company, Inc. and Matson Integrated Logistics, Inc.; and in food products through Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company and Kauai Coffee(R) Company, Inc. Additional information about A&B may be found at its web site: www.alexanderbaldwin.com.
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