Ryan Companies, US Inc. was joined today by executives from McKesson Corporation, the Arizona Commerce Authority, Salt River Devco, and members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community as they broke ground on a 271,000-square-foot, two-story twinned office complex at the Chaparral Commerce Center.
The facility will be the new regional headquarters for McKesson Corporation, a healthcare services and information technology company, currently ranked No. 5 on the Fortune 500.
Upon completion in 2017, the new building will be home to McKesson’s existing Scottsdale-based workforce of more than 1,400, with room to accommodate nearly 2,200 total jobs over the next five years.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to being a great place to work, we’re excited to offer our Scottsdale team a new, modern, state-of-the art work space,” said Nick Loporcaro, President McKesson Specialty Health. “Our new location and enhanced facility will help us continue to grow our business in Scottsdale, while attracting and retaining strong talent in the region.”
Located in the heart of Scottsdale’s Tech Corridor, McKesson selected the location because of the company’s focus on employee satisfaction. Key to this employee-focused approach is the project’s easy access to the freeway, an abundance of covered parking and space specifically designed with amenities like an on-campus cafeteria, gym facilities and outdoor space for staff enjoyment and well being.
“The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community commends McKesson for its selection to build its corporate regional headquarters on the Community’s western corridor. We feel the selection provides the essential location for the McKesson team,” said Delbert Ray, Sr., President, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
The site is located on the Salt River Indian Community on a ground-lease controlled by Salt River Devco, an enterprise of the Indian Community. “Devco was fortunate to partner with Ryan Companies to host McKesson on this site,” said Vince Lujan, Chief Executive Officer, Salt River Devco. “I want to thank Ryan Companies, McKesson, and the Arizona Commerce Authority for their diligence and persistence in getting this deal over the goal line,” said Jeff Roberts, Vice President, Real Estate, Salt River Devco.
Ryan Companies is providing development, construction and financing services for the project and will own the single-tenant office building once completed.“Ryan Companies is thrilled to be partnering with such a long-time member of the Arizona corporate family to build this extraordinary campus,” said Molly Ryan Carson, Vice President, Development, Southwest Region.
The new facility will feature Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) certification and will also be constructed according to WELL Building Standards, an evidence-based system focused on building features that impact health and well-being. The standard takes into account seven factors—air, water, nutrition, light, fitness, comfort, and mind—all of which are based on medical research concerning how environments affect human health. The Arizona Commerce Authority provided site selection assistance and worked closely with McKesson officials over a period of months.
“McKesson has been a valued employer in Arizona’s technology and professional services sector for many years, and we could not be more excited to support the company’s continued growth and success,” said Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority President and CEO. “On behalf of Governor Ducey, the ACA Board of Directors and our entire team, I thank McKesson for their ongoing commitment to Arizona and congratulate them on this incredible new facility!"
About Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Ryan Companies US, Inc. is a 3rd generation, family-owned national developer, designer, capital investment consultant, builder and real estate manager specializing in fully integrated solutions for over 75 years. Key market sectors include: retailers, industrial, healthcare, senior living, and corporate build-to-suit; and product experience includes work on office, retail, mixed use, hospitality, multi-housing, industrial, medical office building, senior living, distribution center, public sector, and mission critical facilities. Ryan serves customers throughout the United States with offices in the North, Midwest, Great Lakes, Southeast, South Central, Southwest and West regions. Ryan was named the 2007 National Developer of the Year by NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. For more information, visit www.ryancompanies.com.
About McKesson Corporation
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 5th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. McKesson partners with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies, and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com.