PHOENIX — A joint venture between McCarthy Cook & Co. and Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing has acquired BMO Tower at Central Arts Plaza, a 485,687-square-foot office tower in Phoenix, for $80.7 million. The Class A building is located at 1850 and 1884 N. Central Ave. in the Central Arts District. The transaction included an adjacent 1.9-acre parcel.
BMO Tower was built in 1991 and designed for the Dial Corp. international headquarters. The building is currently 77 percent leased. Notable tenants include Dickinson Wright, The Cavanaugh Law Firm, PwC, Viad Corp. and BMO Harris Bank.
Amenities include a fitness center, conference center, café with indoor/outdoor dining areas, a 200-seat theater, sundry shop and 24/7 security. The property also offers 360-degree views of Phoenix’s skyline and Camelback Mountain, a main lobby with 20-foot high ceilings, and a rotating art gallery.
CBRE will serve as property manager, while JLL will lease the asset. CBRE also secured the financing and represented both parties in this transaction.