Underscores focus on award-winning, local contributors at premier Camelback Corridor office project
PHOENIX, Feb. 12, 2024 – In the latest evolution of its revolutionary Bond office redevelopment, Phoenix-based developer George Oliver has partnered with award-winning chef and entrepreneur Mark Tarbell to run all food and beverage services at the developer’s latest hospitality-inspired office transformation, located in the heart of Phoenix’s Camelback Corridor.
The agreement further establishes Bond as the Valley’s premier office experience, elevating its onsite food and beverage offerings to new heights while maintaining its emphasis on local collaborations – in this case, with one of Arizona’s most celebrated restaurateurs.
“Our vision for Bond is to curate the new workplace for the Valley’s top companies. In order to execute that vision, we need to identify partners who carry the same passion in their craft that we have for office placemaking,” said George Oliver Founder and Managing Partner Curt Kremer. “In our first meeting with Mark and his team, we knew we had the right F&B partner. Mark’s passion for service is only second to his passion for food. With Mark and his team at the table, we plan to revolutionize food service expectations in the office environment.”
Tarbell will oversee all food and beverage offerings at Cultivate, Bond’s full-service coffee, cocktail and food service bar, and at The Vault, the exclusive speakeasy cocktail experience hidden in Bond’s sub level. Tarbell will also offer catering services for on-site meetings and an on-site food delivery service available at individual tenant spaces and throughout the building. Tarbell’s team will apply its hotel, restaurant and catering expertise to craft exciting, forward-facing connections within Bond’s premier new office environment.
To create a seamless user experience, ordering will be managed through the Bond mobile app. This service will also be open to visitors who wish to dine within the building’s three-story central atrium, which is designed and furnished for dining and collaborating.
“Bond’s workplace environment will be second-to-none in metro Phoenix. We intend to deliver food and beverage selections that match the highest level of creativity, thoughtfulness and quality,” said Tarbell. “Bond is also about hospitality and connection, and there’s no easier way to connect than through exceptional food or a great cocktail in a ‘just-right’ setting. Like George Oliver, Tarbell’s is passionate about making our Valley the best it can be. We are thrilled to partner with George Oliver and the Bond team, and look forward to all we will accomplish together.”
Tarbell’s local Phoenix operations include the award-winning Tarbell’s Restaurant, T’s Wine Bar, The Wine Store and Tarbell’s Catering, as well as The Tavern, The Express and The Goods locations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
A graduate of Paris’ Ecole du Cuisine La Varenne and l'Academie du Vin, Mark Tarbell is a two-time inductee into the Arizona Hall of Culinary Fame, a James Beard Award nominee, winner of Food Network’s “Iron Chef America,” and has earned five Emmy Awards as the host of Arizona PBS programs “Plate and Pour” and “Check, Please! Arizona.”
To ensure his trademark culinary excellence at Bond, Tarbell will establish a full-size, on-site commercial kitchen. This will allow for rotating menus at Bond with all food prepared fresh daily Monday through Friday.
The overall renovations for Bond are delivering in phases, with the first phase planned for completion in mid-2024. Office spec suites and tenant spaces delivered in November of last year with move-in-ready spaces available.
Located at 3200 E. Camelback Rd., on the northeast corner of Camelback Road and 32nd Street in Phoenix, Bond totals 287,000 square feet in three stories, with one of the local office market’s most extensive amenity packages. This includes a central atrium bordered by office space and extensive conference space spanning a 120-person training room, 14-person conference rooms, individual and group teleconference rooms, day offices, a podcast studio and a library space. The jewel of the conferencing center is a 22-person boardroom, which will sit in a glass box overlooking the atrium.
Bond will also offer a two-story fitness center providing a full suite of fitness equipment, weekly fitness classes, yoga facilities, meditation and private massage rooms, as well as men’s and women’s locker rooms with saunas, steam rooms, cold plunges and private showers.
Additional offerings at Bond will include an on-site concierge, private networking events, mother’s rooms, a billiards and darts room, dog patio, car detailing and on-site EV chargers.
All spaces at Bond will reflect George Oliver’s sought-after modern design aesthetic, setting a new standard of placemaking where teams can come together to work, dine and relax in an environment where workplace culture is front and center.
George Oliver Design leads the design and architecture for Bond. RSG Builders is the general contractor. CBRE is the onsite property management team. Ryan Timpani and Brett Thompson of JLL are the exclusive leasing brokers.
Bond is George Oliver’s sixth experiential office project in the Valley. Other notable office transformations include Arbor in downtown Tempe, CASA in Phoenix’s Uptown neighborhood, The Alexander and The Johnathan in downtown Chandler and Quad in South Scottsdale.