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JLL Completes Three Leases for Black Rock Coffee Bar’s Arizona Market Entry

Brings Black Rock’s Western U.S. store count to 35, with more on horizon

PHOENIX, August 10, 2016 – On behalf of Black Rock Coffee Bar, the Phoenix office of JLL has completed three leases as part of the company's Arizona market entry. Black Rock's first three Arizona coffee shops will be located in Chandler and Mesa, in the eastern portion of metro Phoenix. Each will offer specialty coffee beverages and breakfast and lunch options, delivered in a neighborhood-centric atmosphere.

"Our teams are fueled by serving people," said Black Rock Coffee Bar Arizona Regional Manager Bobby Kaufmann. "That makes every new store – and especially an expansion into an entirely new state – a true honor. We look forward to building our presence in Arizona, establishing quality connections with its residents and becoming a part of their stories."

Black Rock Coffee Bar's first Arizona locations are:

  • 4050 S. Alma School Rd. in Chandler (Alma School Road & Ocotillo Road), opening October 2016.
  • 5329 S. Power Rd. in Mesa (Power Road and Ray Road), opening November 2016.
  • 1150 S. Arizona Ave. in Chandler (Arizona Avenue and Loop 202), opening March 2017.

"Black Rock has selected three excellent locations for their Arizona roll-out," said JLL Senior Vice President Tyson Switzenberg, who represented Black Rock Coffee Bar in its Arizona leases. "Each is a highly visible, free-standing or end-cap drive through location, in the heart of an active community and surrounded by popular retailers. They have successfully planted their flag in Arizona, with more locations to come."

Based in Portland, Oregon, Black Rock Coffee Bar currently operates 32 company-owned and franchise stores in Oregon, Washington and California. It is expanding in each of these markets and expanding the Black Rock concept in other Western states via its three new locations in Arizona and two new stores planned in Idaho.

In Phoenix, the company is still actively looking for additional locations, with plans to open several more stores in the Valley over the next 12 months.

Black Rock store interiors feature an industrial, modern and clean aesthetic. Each location serves single origin coffee, roasted in small batches and medium to dark blends. In addition to coffee, Black Rock Coffee Bars offer local pastries, smoothies, drinks for kids, juices and blended coffee drinks.

To follow the Black Rock Arizona rollout on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, search @blackrockaz on any of these social media platforms.

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 $59.1 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.

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 or​