WageWorks Expected to Bring 1,000 Jobs to Mesa’s Massive Union at Riverview Office

Article originally posted on AZ Central on July 12, 2019

A rendering of the first office building in the Union at Riverview development project.

The Union at Riverview, a massive office development planned for Mesa’s Riverview District, scored its first tenant just as it was approved this week by the Mesa City Council.

Most of the first building will be occupied by WageWorks, which has committed to a lease agreement with developer Lincoln Property Co. The company, which specializes in administering consumer-directed health benefits accounts, currently has an office in Tempe.

WageWorks will lease 150,000 square feet out of the building’s total 232,000 square feet.

The first phase of Union at Riverview is set to break ground this summer and take about a year to complete.

500 relocated jobs and 500 new ones

The San Mateo, California-based WageWorks plans to relocate approximately 500 employees and create roughly 500 new jobs, according to the developer.

The company’s Tempe office will close and those employees will move to Mesa, said Jayshri Patel, a spokeswoman for WageWorks.

“Getting that lead, kick-off tenant is incredibly important,” said David Krumwiede, Lincoln’s regional partner overseeing Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.

Lincoln is one of several investment firms behind the project, including Harvard Investments and Goldman Sachs.

Looking to grow jobs in Mesa

Krumwiede said they are in discussions with other potential tenants for the first phase and other, larger companies for the remaining buildings.

The first phase will include the first of four buildings and one of two parking garages.

The office complex, billed by Mesa officials as the largest in city history, is near Dobson Road and Rio Salado Parkway, next to the Loop 202.

The Waypoint office development, another project by Lincoln and Harvard also in the Riverview District, reached 98% occupancy in May. Krumwiede said this demonstrates continued corporate interest in the area.

The area’s amenities include Riverview Park, Mesa Riverview shopping center and Sloan Park, the Chicago Cubs’ spring-training facility.

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