FBI to get new Phoenix headquarters


FBI employees now scattered in four locations in the Phoenix area will move into a new 200,000-square-foot office building about two years from now.

The General Services Administration announced Wednesday it has selected the Phoenix office of construction firm Ryan Companies to build the $62 million facility. The building will be owned by Ryan and leased to GSA for use by the FBI under a 20-year lease.

Many companies apparently competed for the build-to-suit lease project, indicating the high level of interest in government projects in a time of economic uncertainty in the construction industry.

John Strittmatter, president of Ryan’s southwest division, told the Phoenix Business Journal that the effort was well worth it.

It was a national competition that lasted well over a year. It was a long and expensive process, but we’re very excited.

The building currently is being designed; construction will begin this fall and take 18 months to complete.


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