SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (December 20, 2021) —SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center is welcoming two new companies to its impressive roster of tenants.
NeoGenomics is a Florida-based life sciences company locating at SkySong, leasing a 4,600-square-foot spec suite in SkySong 4 to open a satellite office. NeoGenomics is a premier cancer diagnostic, pharma services, and information services company serving oncologists, pathologists, pharmaceutical companies, and academic centers in their pursuit of providing better futures for people living with cancer. The company is listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
SkySong will also be home to a new satellite office for GetMeHealthcare, which helps individuals and companies find the right fit for healthcare insurance for their individual needs through an innovative online and phone-based platform. The company is also based in Florida and is opening its first offices in the Valley.
“These two companies are at the forefront of their industries and it is a great example of the momentum SkySong has in the market,” said Sharon Harper, Chairman and CEO of Plaza Companies. “The project continues to be an attractive location for growth-minded companies that are looking to establish themselves further, and we are excited to welcome both NeoGenomics and GetMeHealthcare to SkySong.”
Plaza Companies is the master developer of SkySong, in partnership with University Realty, the City of Scottsdale and Holualoa Companies.
Sally C. Morton, executive vice president of ASU’s Knowledge Enterprise, said the new companies will further enhance SkySong’s reputation as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.
“SkySong is continuing to grow as an ecosystem dedicated to innovation, research and partnership between the university and the private sector,” Morton said. “The companies at SkySong enjoy a special relationship with ASU, the country’s most innovative university, that is mutually beneficial and sparks economic development in the communities we serve.”
The Coppola Cheney Group of Lee & Associates is SkySong’s leasing broker, and Plaza Companies provides property management services for the project. Dev Gupta of Cushman & Wakefield represented NeoGenomics in its lease, while Bill Cook and Brielle Torel of Plaza Companies represented GetMeHealthcare in its transaction.
SkySong is a 42-acre mixed use development designed to:
- Create an ecology of collaboration and innovation among high-profile technology enterprises and related researchers;
- Advance global business objectives of on-site enterprises;
- Raise Arizona’s profile as a global center of innovation through co-location of ASU’s strategic global partners; and
- Create a unique regional economic and social asset.
Companies located at SkySong have the opportunity to partner with Arizona State University, which has more than 100,000 students studying across four metropolitan Phoenix campuses, in Lake Havasu City, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. ASU is one of the largest public universities in the nation, with the majority of its students attending its campus in Tempe, Arizona, less than three miles from SkySong.
In addition to locating its own innovative research units at the center, through ASU’s on-site operations, tenant companies have a single point of contact for introductions to researchers, faculty and programs to address their specific needs.
Plaza Companies is the developer of the project in partnership with Arizona State University Foundation, the City of Scottsdale and Holualoa Companies. Lee and Associates provides the brokerage services and Plaza del Rio Management Corporation provides the property management and construction services. Architects at SkySong include Pei Cobb Fried and Partners, DMJM Design, Butler Design Group and Kendle Design Collaborative.
About Plaza Companies
With offices in Peoria, Scottsdale and Tucson, Plaza Companies is a full-service real estate firm specializing in the management, leasing and development of medical office and commercial office properties, technology and bioscience facilities, mixed-use properties and senior housing communities. Since 1982, Plaza Companies has established a proud track record as a competitive, connected and conscientious real estate firm with partnerships throughout the industries it serves. For more information, visit www.theplazaco.com.
About University Realty
University Realty is a subsidiary of ASU Enterprise Partners, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to generating resources for the benefit of Arizona State University. For more information, visit www.universityrealtyllc.org.
About Holualoa Companies
Holualoa Companies is a real estate investment firm focused on the successful acquisition, repositioning, redevelopment and disposition of real estate assets. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, with offices in Phoenix, Santa Monica, Hawaii and Paris, its investments span the United States and Europe and include office, retail, industrial, multi-family, hotel and mixed-use investment properties. Holualoa is an experienced investor for its own account and on behalf of a select group of private investors.
About the City of Scottsdale
Scottsdale is one of the state’s leading job centers, with a diverse economy built on medical research, high-tech innovation, tourism and corporate headquarters. Scottsdale is home to nearly 18,000 businesses supplying over 150,000 jobs. The high-tech innovation center SkySong, located just a few miles from Downtown, is designed to help companies grow through a unique partnership with nearby Arizona State University. The Scottsdale Cure Corridor is a partnership of premier health care providers and biomedical companies seeking to advance medicine and patient care through cutting-edge research. For more information, visit ChooseScottsdale.com.