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"I was hoping to get one large tenant for this building, but myexpectations were more along the lines of many tenants," CaseyBrown, president of San Diego-based BCL, tells GlobeSt.com. VangentInc. is planning a February move-in to 8900 N. 22nd Ave.

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Brown acknowledges that the deal with Vangent was completed morequickly than anticipated. The inbound tenant, formerly PearsonGovernment Solutions, will be consolidating teams now in leasedspace at 16402 N. 28th Ave. and 5711 W. Fairmount Ave.

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BCL's broker, Ashley Brooks Jr., senior vice president with CBRichard Ellis in Phoenix, says within a month of the building'spurchase from Transwestern Investment Co. LLC of Chicago, he andCBRE first vice president James Bayless learned Staubach Co. had astrong credit user looking for space. "We had the space so we fixedthe user with BCL and it worked out for them," Brooks says.Vangent, headquartered in Arlington, VA, was represented byStaubach principal Wally Hale, senior associate John G. Pierson andTodd Linde, all in the Phoenix office.

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Part of the building's appeal for Vangent was a large computerroom left from Denver-based Qwest Inc.'s occupancy. "It was one ofthe reasons why this made sense for them," Brown explains.

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Brooks says Vangent also was drawn to the security that the4.74-acre asset had to offer. "They liked the fact it was asingle-tenant building because in their line of business, they'refairly security-conscious," he adds. "Vangent ended up with abuilding that fit their business model for the next five years,without having to worry about other tenants or security."

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