Ryan Companies Breaks Ground On New McKesson Corporation Regional Headquarters
PHOENIX, AZ Ryan Companies, U.S., Inc. was joined by executives from McKesson Corporation, the Arizona Commerce Authority, Salt River Devco, and members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community as they broke ground on a 271,000-square-foot, two-story twinned office complex at the Chaparral Commerce Center.
Upon completion in 2017, the new building will be home to McKesson's existing Scottsdale, Arizona, -based workforce of more than 1,400, with room to accommodate nearly 2,200 total jobs over the next five years.
"As part of our ongoing commitment to being a great place to work, we're excited to offer our Scottsdale team a new, modern, state-of-the art work space," said Nick Loporcaro, President McKesson Specialty Health. "Our new location and enhanced facility will help us continue to grow our business in Scottsdale, while attracting and retaining strong talent in the region."
Located in the heart of Scottsdale's Tech Corridor, McKesson selected the location because of the company's focus on employee satisfaction. Key to this employee-focused approach is the project's easy access to the freeway, an abundance of covered parking and space specifically designed with amenities like an on-campus cafeteria, gym facilities and outdoor space for staff enjoyment and well being.
"The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community commends McKesson for its selection to build its corporate regional headquarters on the Community's western corridor. We feel the selection provides the essential location for the McKesson team," said Delbert Ray, Sr., President, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
Ryan Companies is providing development, construction and financing services for the project and will own the single-tenant office building once completed.
The new facility will feature Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) certification and will also be constructed according to WELL Building Standards, an evidence-based system focused on building features that impact health and well being. The standard takes into account seven factorsair, water, nutrition, light, fitness, comfort, and mindall of which are based on medical research concerning how environments affect human health. The Arizona Commerce Authority provided site selection assistance and worked closely with McKesson officials over a period of months.