Even though the first phase is still under construction, Meta Platforms Inc. (Nasdaq: FB), the parent company of Facebook, announced Wednesday that it is expanding the scope of its data center project in Mesa. In the summer of 2021 — under the pseudonym Redale LLC — Meta acquired 396 acres in Mesa on the southeast corner of Elliot and Ellsworth Roads for $123.2 million where it said it would build a $800 million data center. The first phase, which includes two buildings, is already under construction.
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E-commerce giant Carvana has been growing rapidly during the Covid-19 pandemic and it recently signed a 267,962-square-foot sublease in Phoenix to house its burgeoning staff. Carvana, the Tempe-based car seller, has agreed to sublease a significant portion of the University of Phoenix’s buildings at the Riverpoint campus at 4025 S. Riverpoint Parkway in Phoenix, according to the university.
Viavi Solutions, a tech company that shifted its head office from California to Arizona in 2021, is expanding its footprint in Chandler after realizing it needs more space than it originally anticipated. Viavi Solutions bought a 104,000-square-foot space at the Chandler Airport Commerce Center just south of the airport last year, with the original intent of housing both its global headquarters and manufacturing operations in the facility.
Amazon.com Inc. has multiple major developments in the works in Mesa. One of the world’s largest and most valuable companies is spending millions of dollars on at least three new warehouse projects near the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airports.
Online car retailer Carvana plans to expand its corporate campus in Tempe with more than 241,000 square feet of new office space in the growing Rio Salado employment corridor. Carvana will build two office buildings and two parking garages on a mostly vacant 15-acre property at the southeast corner of Rio Salado Parkway and Priest Drive where the company occupies an existing office.
GoDaddy Inc. is in the final stages of moving into a new headquarters in Tempe, joining a growing mix of companies in the technology-rich southeast Valley.
Newly released documents have revealed more details about why online car retailer Carvana Co. purchased 150 acres and what it could be envisioning for a new inspection center in Surprise. In September, Tempe-based Carvana (NYSE: CVNA) purchased the Cactus Commerce Center on the northeast corner of Cactus and Litchfield roads for $25 million. The site was previously owned by Surprise/Dysart Properties LLC.
Nikola Corp. (Nasdaq:NKLA), the hydrogen and electric semitruck manufacturer, bought its headquarters for $25 million, according to real estate database Vizzda. The company bought the 200,000-square-foot building at 4141 E Broadway Road in Phoenix from the Douglas Allred Company in a sale that closed Nov. 23.
Nano Materials International Corp. develops and commercializes products based on nano-materials and nano-processes. Its aluminum diamond metal matrix composites provide thermal management for the electronics industry.