PHOENIX—After an extensive eight-month site selection effort bycity officials, Daikin Applied confirmed it willrelocate its Phoenix operations along with approximately 50manufacturing and management employees. The firm will move from itscurrent location near I-10 and 35th Avenue to a 57,000-square-foot,new-build project on West Lower Buckeye Road, within the RiversideTax District. The new building is situated at 4940 W. Lower BuckeyeRd., between 49th and 50th Avenues.

"We are working to make Phoenix the best city for doingbusiness," said Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton. "It'sgreat to know our efforts are paying off and that Daikin willcontinue to call our community home."

JLL managing directors JimSadler and Bill Honsaker led thestrategic plan, plant operations and planning, and multi-marketsite selection process for Daikin Applied. During this process, JLLmanaged competing site opportunities from local and nationalmunicipalities including the city of Phoenix, which will provideexpedited plan review and workforce development services toDaikin.

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Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.