SkySong Continues to Gain Momentum with 2 New Lease Agreements

SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center is continuing its leasing momentum, signing two new deals as construction and planning continues at the highly successful project.

LiveOps, which gives talented customer service and sales professionals an opportunity to work where and when they are able, is expanding its operations in Scottsdale, moving from a 9,955 rentable square-foot space at SkySong into a 13,300 RSF one. The company that links more than 20,000 at-home professionals with organizations and agencies in need signed a new long-term lease that kicks off Oct. 1, tacking an additional 32 months onto LiveOps’ existing lease agreement.

“SkySong has proven to be an ideal fit for LiveOps, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the SkySong community closely mirrors that of our own dynamic workforce,” said LiveOps Chief Executive Officer Greg Hanover. “We’re eager to expand into our new space and continue to establish roots here in Scottsdale.”

Additionally, moving in at SkySong is Keyence, a direct-sales organization that develops and fabricates automation sensors, barcode readers, laser markers and related equipment and resources. The Japan-based company signed a lease for a 4,000 square-foot space in SkySong 4, bringing occupancy in that building up to 99 percent.

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Web.com to Anchor SkySong Development Expansion

Web.com, a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, is relocating and becoming the anchor tenant at the new SkySong 4 following its 2016 acquisition of a previous tenant in the development, Yodle.

Web.com’s new space will be used primarily for sales, administration and local executives. With Web.com’s presence, SkySong 4 is now 72 percent leased. With its nearly 200 employees in Scottsdale (and 3,500 company-wide), Web.com will occupy 36,503 square feet in SkySong 4.

“Web.com embodies the vibrancy that exists at SkySong,” said Sharon Harper, President & CEO of Plaza Companies, the master developer of the SkySong project. “What started with Yodle as an impressive up-and-coming company has grown significantly during its relatively short time in Scottsdale. We’re thrilled to be able to witness their success and growth and welcome their increased innovative presence on the campus.”

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Online Video Pioneer Brightcove Relocating to SkySong

SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, will welcome a prominent new tenant to its newest office building.

Brightcove, a pioneering force in the world of online video, signed a lease to occupy 13,000 square feet of the first floor of SkySong 4.

The company, relocating from Tempe, has nearly 5,000 customers in 70 countries is a leading provider of cloud services for video. It company offers a full suite of products and services that reduce the cost and complexity associated with publishing, distributing, measuring and monetizing video across devices.

“We are very fortunate to have Brightcove become part of the SkySong community,” said Sharon Harper, President & CEO of Plaza Companies. “They are truly pioneers in publishing video and they will fit right in with the other innovative technology companies that are already on the campus.”

Brightcove’s presence at SkySong 4 helps accelerate the leasing momentum for the newest building at SkySong, which is scheduled to open later this fall. The 145,000 square foot building is the fourth office building to open at SkySong, with the other three near 100 percent occupancy.

Sethuraman Panchanathan, executive vice president of Knowledge Enterprise Development and chief research and innovation officer at Arizona State University, said that Brightcove is an ideal fit for the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship at the heart of SkySong.

“Brightcove is just the kind of company that can thrive from being in the SkySong environment, and we are very pleased that they have chosen to locate here,” Panchanathan said. “It’s yet another sign that SkySong has emerged as the go-to destination for technology companies in the Valley of the Sun.”

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Construction Begins on 4th SkySong Office Building

A new building is set to rise at SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. It’s a necessity to keep up with market demand— the other three office buildings are now almost full with some of the Valley’s most exciting businesses.

Construction on SkySong 4 began last week and is expected to be completed in about a year. Like SkySong 3, which opened in January, SkySong 4 will be a 145,000-square-foot structure. SkySong is located on the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road & McDowell Road in Scottsdale.

Construction is beginning as SkySong 1, 2 and 3 are all approaching full occupancy, and with leasing interest remaining brisk, the project team is confident SkySong 4 will be close to capacity as well by the time its doors open.

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