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PHOENIX, AZ

Eide Bailly Recommits to Long-Term Lease in Phoenix Midtown Office Market

JLL signs accounting firm to 19,380 s.f. lease renewal at Central Arts Plaza


PHOENIX, July 18, 2016 – Phoenix's Midtown office market remains a prime location for corporate tenants to grow and thrive at affordable rents, according to the Phoenix office of JLL and a recent 19,380-square-foot lease renewal and expansion completed at Central Arts Plaza on behalf of tax accountant and CPA firm Eide Bailly, LLP.

Eide Bailly has occupied a full floor at the BMO Tower at Central Arts Plaza for more than a decade. With this renewal, they recommit to their Midtown presence, with plans to renovate their office space to accommodate growth and better serve clients across the region. The Phoenix office is one of 29 Eide Bailly locations serving more than 54,000 clients across the U.S.

JLL Managing Director John Pierson and Associate Trevor Pratt represented Eide Bailly in the lease transaction. The building owner, McCarthy Cook & Co., represented itself in the negotiations.

"Eide Bailly originally chose this building for its proximity to downtown Phoenix, its adjacency to the metro freeway system, its rental economics and its professional image. After 10 years, the project still delivers these same advantages, along with a growing list of cultural and corporate amenities in Midtown," said Pierson. "It is a great place for Eide Bailly to stay, and continue to grow, as it serves its clients."

According to JLL's 2016 Skyline report, Midtown Phoenix offers an attractive central location option for corporate tenants, and will remain so as rents in downtown Phoenix continue to rise – now sitting at an average $23.75 per-square-foot for Skyline space and an average $28.29 per-square-foot for trophy Skyline space.

Formerly known as Viad Corporate Center, BMO Tower at Central Arts Plaza is located at 1850 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix. It totals approximately 500,000 square feet of Class A space in 24 stories, making it Phoenix's fifth tallest office building. Amenities at the project include an on-site café, outdoor lounge, fitness center, conference center, performing arts theatre and two-acre park amenity. Notable tenants in the tower include BMO Bank, Cavanaugh Law, Cramer-Krasselt, PWC and Stinson Leonard Street Law Firm.

About JLL
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $5.2 billion and gross revenue of $6.0 billion, JLL has more than 280 corporate offices, operates in more than 80 countries and has a global workforce of more than 60,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters, and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $58.3 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.

In Phoenix, JLL is a market leader employing more than 540 of the region's most recognized industry experts offering office, industrial and retail brokerage, tenant representation, facility and investment management, capital markets, multifamily investments and development services. In 2015, the Phoenix team completed 17.2 million square feet in lease and sale transactions valued at $930 million, directed $125 million in project management and currently manages a 16.4 million-square-foot portfolio. For more news, videos and research resources on Jones Lang LaSalle, please visit www.jll.com or www.jll.com/phoenix.