Tech Giant Oracle Moves Into Large Presence at SkySong

One of the giants of technology companies is relocating its presence in Arizona by leasing a significant space at SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center.

Oracle, headquartered in Redwood City, California and a company known as one of the largest and most innovative in the tech sector, is opening a +/-15,000-square-foot office in SkySong 3. The space will house more than 75 employees in critical areas such as software development, human resources and sales.

Oracle is a global provider of enterprise cloud computing, providing leading-edge capabilities in software as a service, platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, and data as a service. Today, 430,000 customers in 175 countries use Oracle technologies to seize business opportunities and solve real, tangible challenges.

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LiveOps To Open New Offices at SkySong

Tenants at SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center will be connected to Old Town Scottsdale like never before.

The SkySong campus, located on the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road & McDowell Road in Scottsdale, has begun receiving daily shuttle service from 11am-2pm via Ollie the Trolley to Old Town. The trolley picks up tenants under the campus Shade Structure. Tenants can take advantage of the great restaurants in the downtown space and browse art galleries and shops without worrying about parking.

“We want to continue to make SkySong not just an economic development project and an innovation center, but a critical part of the community as well,” said Sharon Harper, President & CEO of Plaza Companies, the master developer of the project. “This is a great opportunity for our tenants to feel a sense of community and to also invite people from throughout Scottsdale to see what SkySong is becoming.”

SkySong 3 Building Awarded LEED Silver Certification

With Two Newest Occupants, SkySong 3 Building Is Now 90% Leased

Two new key tech additions are coming to the newest building in SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center.

A trailblazing information technology solutions firm and an online technology and business library provider are going to call SkySong 3 their new home.

Solugenix Corporation is the longest-serving IT consulting firm in the nation, doing pioneering work since 1969. Amongst other things, Solugenix developed the first cell phone billing system and developed the first GPS systems for in-car navigation. Solugenix is relocating from the Scottsdale Airpark and will begin its lease at SkySong in April. Today, Solugenix helps world’s leading financial services companies and healthcare providers with mission-critical software and services. Solugenix chose Scottsdale to build its two new centers of excellence: Data Sciences and DevOps. SkySong’s unique tech-savvy ecosystem and proximity to ASU were the big reasons for that choice.

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Major Consumer Healthcare Innovator Coming to SkySong

Theranos, Which Eyes Revolutionizing Lab Testing Industry, To Have Significant Presence in New SkySong 3 Building

A major consumer healthcare innovator shaping the future of lab testing will plant a significant flag at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center.

Theranos, based in Palo Alto, California, has leased a 20,000-square-foot wing at SkySong 3, making it one of the largest tenants in the entire SkySong project. Beating all expectations, SkySong 3 is now over 80% leased as it nears its opening later this summer.

The move by Theranos means hundreds of jobs will be created at SkySong in the short term, with that figure increasing significantly as the company continues to grow.

Founded in 2003 by Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos is working to shape the future of lab testing and the way health information is collected, analyzed, and communicated. Theranos, in the words of one media outlet, “could turn the diagnostics industry upside down” and has the potential to save Arizona taxpayers $1.3 billion dollars over the next decade. Their service provides Phoenix-area consumers with convenient access to less invasive and more affordable clinician-directed lab testing from blood samples as small as a few drops collected from a tiny finger stick. Theranos has a national partnership with Walgreens and has been rolling out its Wellness Centers inside Walgreens stores across the U.S., including 25 locations and counting in central Arizona.

With its SkySong agreement, Theranos is expanding its footprint in the Valley. The company currently has an office in Kierland, and its signature presence at SkySong is the perfect fit for its rapidly growing entrepreneurial endeavor. CBRE acted as the company’s commercial real estate agent.

Sunny Balwani, President & COO of Theranos, said the company was drawn to SkySong because of its growing reputation as a center of innovation and technology.

“The Phoenix-area community’s reception to our company has been excellent,” Balwani said. “Our commitment to innovation will create hundreds of new jobs and positively impact Arizona over the coming months and years. The SkySong center is an ideal fit for our company, and we are excited to be a part of the project.”

Sharon Harper, President & CEO of Plaza Companies, the master developer of the project, said that Theranos is exactly the kind of company that will not only grow and thrive at SkySong, but will further the project’s mission as a home to innovation and entrepreneurship.

“You really could not ask for a better match in terms of innovative culture,” Harper said. “Elizabeth Holmes is the epitome of the word “entrepreneur”. She has a true passion to change the way laboratory testing is done and could change the way we detect and treat disease. We are thrilled to have Theranos become part of the SkySong family and we know that they will feel right at home in our innovative setting.”

With SkySong 3 approaching full occupancy, leasing is now well underway for SkySong 4.  The four-story, 150,000 SF building which will front Scottsdale Road south of SkySong Boulevard, is scheduled to break ground in late 2014.  Along with SkySong 3 and 4, the SkySong development team is now leasing a planned 10,500 square foot retail building to be built on the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and SkySong Boulevard. It’s part of the overall mixed-use vision for SkySong, which will include 1.2 million square feet of development when completed.

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