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Whether you want a break from your Phoenix commercial office or you’re still searching for the ideal office space in Tempe, a local coffee shop is the perfect place to get some work done.


There is no shortage of local options, but finding a spot that offers seating, internet, and is conducive to productivity can be difficult. To help you out, we’ve created a list of the four best local coffee shops in the Valley to get work done.


A.T. Oasis Coffee & Tea Shop — Phoenix

Wanting a unique experience? A.T Oasis Coffee & Tea Shop in Phoenix offers a local coffee shop experience with international flavors and offerings. The owner, Aisha Tedros, is often found working and is originally from Eritrea, an area just north of Ethiopia. When she opened A.T. Oasis Coffee & Tea Shop in 2013, she decided to bring the tastes of home to Phoenix.


A.T. Oasis serves all-natural green coffee bought directly from Ethiopian farmers and roasted by Aisha in Phoenix. On the menu you can find house-made food options like sambusas and ful medames and drink options like cold brew coffee and customer-favorite ginger coffee. Also, they are the only spot in Central Phoenix to offer a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony for two, which is the perfect opportunity to impress a coworker or client.


Guests that visit the shop say the service is friendly, the food and coffee are delicious, and the internet is fast. The best part? The coffee shop is just an 11-minute drive from the airport for those who frequently travel.


Fourtillfour — Old Town Scottsdale
Best for when the weather is sunny and the temperatures are in the 70s, Fourtillfour offers a laid-back atmosphere and a good cup of joe for those looking to get work done in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. The coffee shop offers an outdoor patio and a grassy lawn that feel like an oasis in the hub of it all.


Guests recommend ordering the cold brew, cinnamon toast — free with a Yelp check-in currently —, or an espresso tonic, which is served courtesy of their aqua espresso machine oozing retro vibes.



Press Coffee Tempe
If you haven’t heard about the local chain, Press Coffee, it’s time to get out of your Tempe office space for a bit.


Press Coffee is touted as the first coffee shop in Phoenix to offer cold brew on tap. They roast their own coffee and they’re won Best Roaster from Phoenix Magazine and New Times.


The Press Coffee location at Skywater Complex at Town Lake in Tempe is especially suited to get work done. The space is often filled with students studying and others reading or working on their laptops.


We recommend ordering their acclaimed cold brew, but they also offer other beverages, like kombucha on tap. For food, they serve avocado toast, pastries, breakfast burritos, and sandwiches.



Echo Coffee – Scottsdale
Echo Coffee is one of those places that goes the extra mile to deliver the perfect end product. They care about the ingredients they use and the impact their business has on the environment.


Take for example their milk. They tested many dairy options — including non-dairy milk alternatives — before selecting their milk offerings. Additionally, they roast their own beans, they use organic ingredients, and they even reward you with a small, 100% organic shortbread cookie if you order a drink and dine in. They offer the cookie as an incentive to slow down and savor your coffee and as a thank you for not using a paper cup and plastic lid that can end up in the landfill.


Guests love the parking lot, the availability of outlets, free wi-fi, and the delicious coffee drinks and pastries.



Whether you’re searching for a spot that offers a delicious dairy-free latte, international flavors, the opportunity to work on a grassy lawn, or an acclaimed cold brew, the Valley offers no shortage of coffee shops to get some work done outside of your Tempe office space.


Is your favorite coffee shop missing from our list? Let us know by commenting on our LinkedIn page. If you’re searching for the perfect Phoenix commercial office, contact us. We’d love to help.



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You’re running to a meeting at your AZ office space with a fresh cup of coffee in your hand. Whoops, your power walk had a little too much power and some coffee splashed up on your shirt. And, come to think of it, coffee breath isn’t the best way to greet your client. Wait … did you remember to put on deodorant today?

Sound familiar?

On top of keeping up with your workload, it can be difficult knowing what items you should have at your “desk arsenal.” Don’t worry, we’re here to help. We have a list of the essentials you should keep at your desk at your Arizona commercial office.

Fresh Breath
Nothing can dampen a one-on-one client meeting like onion-, garlic-, or coffee-breath. Since there is no nice way to say “your breath stinks,” you have to take matters into your own hands. Keep floss, a toothbrush and toothpaste, and mints or gum at your desk to ward off bad breath.

Cold and Flu Season
When those bugs start to make their way around your Arizona commercial office, you’re going to thank yourself when you have hand sanitizer at your desk. When you’re sick or dealing with pesky allergies, it’s important to have a box of tissues handy so you can kindly sneeze into a tissue — your coworkers will be thankful.

Electronic Musts
Keep an extra phone charger at your desk. You should also have a pair of earbuds, especially if you’re in an open-plan office.

Toiletry Items
In addition to items to keep your breath minty, you should keep some additional toiletry items. Deodorant will come in handy on those crazy mornings you forget to put some on or need to freshen up. A bottle of lotion is a must in an Arizona commercial office to fight dry skin.

Keep Your Outfit Pristine
A stain removal pen can save you in a pinch. If you have a pet, make sure you have a lint roller at your desk.

Save Your Bland Lunch
When the office kitchen is all out of forks, again, it’s important to have some extra set of utensils handy at your desk. Plus, keep your favorite condiment, like hot sauce, mustard, or salad dressing to liven up your lunch.

Help I Have Blisters
When those new shoes aren’t as comfortable to wear all day as you thought they would be, you’ll be thankful to have a box of blister bandages at your desk. Plus, you should have a pair of comfortable shoes to slip on after a client meeting or for walking a few blocks to get lunch.

Odds and Ends
Keep a sweater, sweatshirt, or a blanket when the office gets too cold for your liking.

A pain reducer, like Tylenol, can help when you feel a headache creeping in.

Save some energy-inducing snacks in your desk to help you get over a mid-day slump.

A compact umbrella can save you on your walk to your car during the Phoenix monsoon season.

It’s easy to get dehydrated at your Arizona commercial office space, so it’s important to have a refillable water bottle to drink from throughout the day.

There you have it, the 20+ essentials you need to have at your office desk. Let us know if we missed anything by commenting on our LinkedIn page. Are you searching for office space in AZ? Contact us — we can help!

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If you own AZ office space, you should read the Phoenix Valley market update on the Camroad Properties blog.

If you work in the AZ office space industry, it’s important to keep up with the changing marketplace. New developments, including new office space in Tempe, Chandler, and Phoenix are on the horizon. Plus, there has been a notable new Arizona law and changes in the workforce. In this blog, we give a quick rundown on what you need to know to stay current with the Phoenix market.


Workforce Change
At 35% of the labor force, Millennials are now the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. Additionally, Generation X — those born after 1996 — are starting to enter the workforce. Each generation has unique traits compared to those before and after, and companies should learn how the desires of these workforce member could change their commercial office spaces and company offerings.


Technology in the Marketplace
As new technologies enter the marketplace, regulations need to be created and commercial office spaces need to be suited and built around these forward-thinking businesses. This concept hits close to home, with the passage of the “regulatory sandbox” program in Arizona.


Under this program, emerging industries like cryptocurrencies, fintech (financial technology), and blockchain are given up to two years and the ability to service up to 10,000 customers before they are required to apply for a formal license.


With this program, Arizona should see an influx of these types of businesses. These forward-thinking organizations may expect office space with the newest technologies.


Last Year Compared to This Year
Our job market continues to improve. Data from second quarter of 2018 indicates a vacancy rate at 16.1%, which is the lowest rate Phoenix has seen since 2008 (16.6%).


When comparing Q2 in 2018 to Q2 in 2017, the Phoenix Valley has seen an increase in employment and a stagnant unemployment percentage. Vacancies are down, net absorption is up, square feet of construction is higher, and average asking rent has increased.


Growth in the Most Populous Phoenix Valley Cities
According to 2017 U.S. Census data, the top six most populated cities in the Phoenix Valley are:

  1. Phoenix 1,626,078
  2. Mesa 496,401
  3. Chandler 253,458
  4. Scottsdale 249,950
  5. Glendale 246,709
  6. Gilbert 242,354

Compared to 2010, there have been some notable changes:

  1. Phoenix 1,445,632
  2. Mesa 439,041
  3. Chandler 236,123
  4. Glendale 226,721
  5. Scottsdale 217,385
  6. Gilbert 208,453

All cities have experienced major growth. Scottsdale has overtaken the fourth spot from Glendale. Gilbert’s population saw a major bump, which is to be expected with their downtown corridor’s development.


Changes to Come
The growth in the Valley continues with many developments on the horizon. The central business districts — midtown and downtown Phoenix — have had more than 300,000 square feet of development built in the last quarter alone. These areas will see a sizable increase in hotel and apartment space.


Additionally, Tempe and Chandler have some sizable developments in the last quarter.

Tempe North: 764,206 square feet

Price Corridor: 356,427 square feet

Chandler/Gilbert/202: 155,380 square feet



From notable developments, an improved job market, an increase in population, and changes in the workforce and regulations, the Phoenix marketplace will continue to see substantial changes.


Owners of AZ office space need to stay current with these trends to keep a healthy business. Did we miss anything? Let us know by commenting on our LinkedIn page. If you’re searching for office space in areas like Tempe, Chandler, Phoenix, contact us.




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When you’re looking for office space in AZ, you should consider hiring a local commercial real estate company. Why? For starters, a good commercial real estate company will be able to tell you everything about the local market. A local company will match your business with the perfect Phoenix office space to compliment your business and help it reach its full potential.

1. A local commercial real estate company will save your business’ money.

A local company typically means a smaller company. With a small company, you’ll save time and have a direct line to the brokers. Employees at a local company have been in the field for a longer time than those at a larger corporation.

2. A local commercial real estate company knows the market.

Since they have spent so much time in the local market, they will be able to provide you with a vast and full understanding of the area. Companies looking for specific attributes for their office space in AZ will save time by choosing to work with a local company. Local companies are already aware of key demographics and other important factors when selecting an office space.

3. A local commercial real estate company will focus on your needs.

The local commercial real estate company will not hassle you into choosing a location that is good for their business. Local companies will work tirelessly to find the perfect office space in AZ for you and your business. Larger companies may have ties to companies they will want to uphold, so they could potentially use you for their own gains to fulfill their side of the deal.

4. A local commercial real estate company will provide fair and easy negotiations.

Local real estate companies have a history with, and a direct line to, the market, making the negotiations flow smoothly. Your broker has mostly liked worked a similar contract in the past and knows how to get you the best contract possible. Likewise, a smaller company will take a smaller commission than a larger firm, which has more employees.


When you’re ready to find the perfect office space in AZ for your business, you need to think local. Choosing a local real estate company can benefit your business and give it the boost it needs. After all, going local is just one more way to announce how your business is ready to fit into the community.


Tell us about your favorite part of working with local companies. Did you think the local firm has more insight versus working with a larger corporation? If you need help finding office space in AZ, contact Camroad Properties and discover all the locations that are currently available for lease. Check out our blog for more tips and advice on office culture!


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If you own a small business with office space in Arizona, you know that every dollar counts. When it comes to marketing, it can feel impossible to make an impact on a shoestring budget. Thankfully, there are multiple options to generate effective marketing results in an affordable way. Whether you’re a resident business at one of our Tempe office spaces or own a business on the other side of the country, these marketing tips can be implemented.


Content that is helpful, informative, or entertaining can be a marketing asset for your company. Blogging is a way for people to learn more about your business when visiting your website and can help your website’s search engine optimization (SEO).

Blogs also make excellent social media content to push users to your website. If your blog content is evergreen, they can be utilized on social media long after the original post was published. If you repost blog content that is more than six month old, adjust the publish day to make the content appear timely. Don’t forget to review the blog and update the content accordingly.


Showcase Your Staff
Wondering how to connect with your followers? Highlight your team members. Storytelling and adding a human connection are impactful ways to resonate with your followers.

For example, start a social media series introducing your employees. Include a photo, what they do at your company, and fun facts like what they like to do on the weekends, their favorite local restaurant, and where they’re from.

Crafting a “day in the life” campaign for each staff member will give followers a new understanding of what goes into your small business. This campaign can also be repurposed at a recruiting tool when hiring additional staff members in the same role.


While a professional video may be out of your budget, creating a video with your smartphone is a great way to market your business. Use Instagram’s new IGTV or live features on Instagram and Facebook to generate organic reach for your business.

Video is a great way to show potential customers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into your business. Show how your products are made — time-lapse video may be a great tool for this —, create tutorials, and share exciting updates.


Keep it Small
Remind social followers often that you’re a small business. Partner with other small business to craft a new product, send handwritten thank you notes to clients, remember your customers’ preferences, and ask how their daughter’s dance recital went.

Whether you’re a resident business at one of our Tempe office spaces or practice business in a completely different state, we hope these tips help you market your small business. Have you found great results with an inexpensive marketing tool that we didn’t mention? Let us know on our LinkedIn page. If you’re looking for office space in AZ, we’d love to help.


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As dedicated commercial real estate professionals, all of us at Camroad Properties pride ourselves on operating office buildings to the highest industry standards. This translates into consistently high occupancy rates, and tenant retention rates averaging over 80% in all of our Arizona commercial real estate properties. As local owner-operators, you can rely on Camroad Properties to provide the best leasing opportunities for quality office space in Phoenix, Mesa, and Tempe. Our knowledge of Arizona commercial real estate and our ability to react promptly to our clients' office space requirements is our specialty. We can customize office suites to fit any of your commercial real estate needs.
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