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Transwestern will Oversee Leasing and Management of the 218,387 SF Class A Building

July 11, 2019

PHOENIX, ARIZ. – Transwestern today announces it has purchased Camelback Esplanade III, a trophy, Class A office tower in the Camelback Corridor of Phoenix. A joint venture between the commercial real estate company and an institutional partner acquired the 218,387-square-foot, 10-story building.

Transwestern Executive Managing Partner Jim Fijan and Director Jack Fijan represented the buyer and sourced the institutional partner. Transwestern Senior Vice Presidents of Agency Leasing Jim Achen and Bill Zurek will provide office leasing services and oversee property management.

“Transwestern is expanding its footprint to continue delivering best-in-class service to commercial real estate clients in Phoenix and across the West region,” said Jim Fijan. “Nationally, Transwestern is partnering with institutional capital on select high-profile properties. With the purchase of Camelback Esplanade III, Transwestern is demonstrating its ability to drive unexpected value from assets and deliver superior financial results for partners and clients.”

Developed by Opus, Camelback Esplanade III has been institutionally managed and maintained since being delivered to the market in 1997. The property is 50% leased to a strong mix of nationally recognized tenants across various industries including legal, insurance, financial and real estate services.

“Transwestern is poised to offer tenants up to 100,000 square feet of contiguous office space within a submarket that is realizing a demographic shift generated by the most dynamic combination of office, retail, residential and hospitality amenities in the Phoenix commercial real estate market,” Zurek said.

The LEED® Gold-certified and Energy Star-rated office tower is within The Esplanade, a prestigious mixed-use development that offers tenants numerous on-site amenities, including a 14-screen AMC dine-in movie theater, Starbucks, City Market Deli and Merc Bar, with FLINT by Baltaire and Tocaya Organica opening in the third quarter of 2019. The 277-room Camby Hotel, offering luxury accommodations and award-winning dining, is directly adjacent to the property. Biltmore Fashion Park, the world-renowned luxury shopping center across Camelback Road, offers more than 60 high-end restaurants and retailers, with Arizona’s newest Lifetime Fitness currently under construction.


Transwestern Commercial Services (TCS) is a privately held real estate firm of collaborative entrepreneurs who deliver a higher level of personalized service and innovative client solutions. Applying a consultative approach to Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Occupier Solutions, Capital Markets and Research, our fully integrated global organization adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types. We leverage market insight and operational expertise from across the Transwestern enterprise, which includes firms specializing in development and real estate investment management. TCS has 34 U.S. offices and assists clients from more than 200 offices in 37 countries through strategic alliances with France-based BNP Paribas Real Estate and Canada-based Devencore. Experience Extraordinary at and @Transwestern.

Media Contact:

Michelle McGinty, DRA Collective


Jim Fijan

Executive Managing Partner

Phoenix, Arizona

(602) 538-3338

Jack Fijan


Phoenix, Arizona

(602) 509-2308

Jim Achen

Senior Vice President

Phoenix, Arizona

(602) 954-9850

Bill Zurek

Senior Vice President

Phoenix, Arizona

(602) 954-9856