After pandemic pause, Downtown headquarters opens with amenities for work and play
After an all-too-familiar pandemic delay, Phoenix-based property management leader Arcadia Management Group (AMG) has relocated and expanded its downtown Phoenix headquarters within the 3550 N. Central office tower. The new space welcomes employees back with amenities for work and play, including a unique attraction for a fourth-floor office tenant… a bowling alley.
“It took us longer than expected to debut our new headquarters, but we were happy that we’re here now,” said Arcadia Management Group President Gary Shaw. “We have exceptional employees who work exceptionally hard, and we have new employees joining the firm each month. This office allows us to accommodate for that growth, making it easier for employees to collaborate and giving them a fun environment in which to celebrate their accomplishments. And nothing says celebrate like a bowling alley!”
Since its founding in Phoenix in 1986, AMG has become a national entity managing more than 60 million square feet of U.S. office, industrial and retail space, and providing tenant and capital improvements through its in-house construction management division.
AMG previously occupied space on the fifth floor of the downtown office tower. Its new headquarters allows the company to relocate and expand within the same building, where it also serves as property manager.
Totaling 18,500 square feet, the new AMG headquarters features independent and collaborative workspaces, a white noise sound masking system, private phone rooms, maternity room, and training and conference space featuring a 20-foot door that opens to seamlessly connect with a full-service kitchen, dining and break area.
The new office also features a human-centric lighting system that mimics the progression of daylight. Starting with soft tones in the morning and gradually increasing in brightness and color temperature throughout the day, this system avoids the fatigue associated with static lighting systems found in “ordinary” offices.
As a nod to the ownership’s Arcadia roots, the new AMG headquarters reception and copy areas feature wood harvested from a tree that had been scheduled for removal within the Arcadia neighborhood.
“Our greatest feat, though, is the bowling alley,” said Mark Zimmerman, Arcadia Management Group’s National Director of Construction Management. “We used carefully selected materials and worked with acoustics specialists to ensure that this amenity had zero sound implications for the tenants above or below us. Being able to problem solve to make the bowling alley vision a reality was a high point for our construction team, and reflects the commitment we make to all of our Arcadia projects.”
Construction on the new AMG headquarters was directed by the company’s in-house construction management division. That same team was responsible for the 2020 transformation of a portion of unused roof and indoor office space at the tower, transforming these areas into a fifth-story outdoor patio and luxury indoor hospitality suite for building employees.
The 3550 building has space available for lease ranging from 2,000 to 12,225 square feet and offering stunning views. For more information, contact leasing brokers Scott Boardman and Dave Carder of Cushman & Wakefield, at 602.954.9000.