Parallel Capital Partners Acquires Full Interest in Arizona High Rise

PHOENIX, ARIZ. – San Diego-based Parallel Capital Partners has acquired full interest in Two Arizona Center – one of two Class A commercial office towers within the Arizona Center, downtownPhoenix’s original metropolitan entertainment destination.  The 20-story property was acquired from Angelo, Gordon and Co. in an off-market transaction for an undisclosed price.

The more than 450,000 square foot tower is 100 percent leased to utility giant, Arizona Public Service Company (APS), Arizona’s largest and longest serving electric company.

“This was a compelling deal for us,” said Matt Root, CEO and managing partner for Parallel Capital Partners. “The building is situated in the heart of the iconic Arizona Center, a mixed use development now nearing completion on a comprehensive $25 million renovation, and is fully leased until 2045 to one company – APS – giving it tremendous long-term value.”

Both Angelo Gordon and Parallel represented themselves in the transaction.

Situated on a one-acre parcel at 400 N. 5th St. within the 16-acre Arizona Center project – located at 3rd and Van Buren Streets – the tower was originally constructed in 1989 and is located in the heart of Phoenix’s growing central business district. APS has invested over $46 million in recent years to modernize and upgrade the building.

In a joint venture Parallel Capital Partners and Angelo, Gordon & Co. paid $126 million in late 2015 for the Arizona Center complex with entitlements for an additional 3.9 million square feet of improvements.

A comprehensive renovation of the Arizona Center began in 2017, and plans were recently revealed for the addition of a 200-room AC Hotel by Marriott. Last month, Parallel announced it had sold a parcel within the Arizona Center, which will soon house Palm Court Tower, a $100 million, 30-story luxury residential tower.



About Arizona Center

Arizona Center, located in the heart of downtown Phoenix at 3rd and Van Buren Streets, is a one million-square-foot mixed-use center. It’s where entertainment, shopping, events, dining and prime office space create a unique, centralized hub for all that downtown Phoenix has to offer. Amidst many Phoenix points of pride including the Phoenix Convention Center, many hotels, Talking Stick Resort Arena and Chase Field, the new Arizona Center is an urban downtown oasis. For more information, visit


About Parallel Capital Partners, Inc.

Parallel Capital Partners, Inc. is a private, fully integrated real estate investment and operating company focused on acquiring value-added and core-plus opportunities for its own account in primary and secondary markets in the Pacific Southwest, including Hawaii. Parallel’s current property holdings include over five million square feet and a valuation of more than $1 billion with over two million square feet in the greater Phoenix metro area. For more information visit

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