PHOENIX-The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s plan toconsolidate its local offices into one regional headquarters officein Phoenix is moving forward.

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The US Government Services Administration (GSA) negotiated a20-year deal for the FBI to occupy a build-to-suit facilitytotaling 210,202 square feet. The building, located in the DeerValley submarket, will be developed and owned by Ryan Companies USInc.

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With a Congress-approved lease cap of $36.75 per rentable foot,the GSA will pay $7.7 million in annual rent to Ryan Companies. Thetotal value of the lease is $154 million.

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Located at the southeast corner of 7th Street andDeer Valley Road, the new FBI Phoenix Regional Headquartersbuilding is scheduled for completion and occupancy in 2012.Currently, the FBI has three offices in the Phoenix metro area,according to Jessica Kokish, vice president of Jones LangLaSalle.

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Kokish represented the GSA in the search for the new regionalheadquarters, along with Suzanne Drake, Chris Roth and Dan Reidy,all with Jones Lang LaSalle. Debbie Orkowski, GSA LeasingContracting Officer, managed the procurement and awarded thelease.

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“The FBI is consolidating and its mission is to establishregional headquarters throughout the country,” Kokish explains.“This new facility also assumes some growth for the FBI inPhoenix.” Industry experts estimate the law enforcement groupcurrently occupies in excess of 150,000 square feet in theValley.

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Jones Lang LaSalle has been working with the GSA for more thanthree years to find a new facility for the FBI’s Phoenixoperations. Kokish tells GlobeSt.com the GSA initially evaluatedexisting buildings in Phoenix, but none of them met the FBI’sstringent requirements.

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At that point, Jones Lang LaSalle began searching for land for abuild-to-suit. Location, access and price all influenced the siteselection. After narrowing the shortlist to four sites, the GSA put12.2 acres under option in November 2008, Kokish recalls.

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Once the location was locked down, Jones Lang LaSalle and theGSA worked to identify a developer. After a lengthy, two-phaseprocess that identified five potential developers and required themto outline their plans for the building and building systems, RyanCompanies emerged as the winner.

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“Ryan excelled technically,” Kokish says, adding that all fiveof the developers on the shortlist had experience buildinggovernment facilities. “Sustainability was a consideration whenselecting the developer.” The building was designed by New YorkCity-based AECOM’s design and planning group.

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