Velocity Retail Group Leases Vacant Big Box in Scottsdale to New Virtual Restaurant Concept

/Velocity Retail Group Leases Vacant Big Box in Scottsdale to New Virtual Restaurant Concept

Darren Pitts, Brian Gast and Brad Ranly of Velocity Retail Group represented the Landlord, C & H Development Company in a 14,412 square foot lease at Scottsdale Commons shopping center located at the southwest corner of Shea Boulevard and Scottsdale Road. Kitchen United, Inc. will be occupying the vacant space adjacent to BevMo.  The tenant was represented by Todd Folger and Jami Gray from CBRE.

Kitchen United began in 2017 and is a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen facility designed to meet the needs of restaurant operators looking to build off-premise business.  The shared facilities offer kitchen space and infrastructure for restaurants to launch delivery-only concepts, or to even test their brand in new markets without having to invest in their own real estate.  By the end of 2019 the company is expected to open in nine additional markets, with Phoenix among them.

“This is a prime location in central Scottsdale which should provide Kitchen United a great launch into the Phoenix market,” said Brian Gast, Executive Vice President of Velocity Retail. “We were focused on filling the vacancy for our owner with a quality tenant who can bring energy and synergy to the dozens of shop tenants in the center.  Kitchen United will be a great addition,” he added.  

This transaction is one of dozens of big box deals completed by Velocity Retail Group in the past year.  The firm continues to lead the retail market in big box leasing and sales and looks forward to continuing to serve its expanding retailers at the highest level.


Darren Pitts
Executive Vice President
Brian Gast
Executive Vice President
Brad Ranly

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Tony has been in the technology business for nearly 18 years. Of those 18 years, 11 of them have been served in commerical real estate companies like CB Richard Ellis, Staubach Retail, and Velocity Retail Group. Tony has touched nearly every facet of the technology industry from desktop support to building networks and phone systems to programming proprietary transaction and customer relationship management applications. In his current position with Velocity Retail,Tony continues to develop cutting-edge software applications that enable our brokerage teams to manage transactions to completion, focus on the details and report on the success. He's also developed a proprietary application platform that actively integrates our clients into the transaction. Via the browser, our clients can collaborate around the locations and requirements in the context of an online, digital map. As a media professional, Tony continues to produce our amazing videos, photos, websites and other online media. A proven leader and strong support of not-for-profit organizations, Tony serves on the Board of Directors for Desert Heights Charter Schools in Glendale, AZ., where he has maintained an executive position since 2009. He also enjoys a position within the Velocity Retail media group as a photographer and film-maker for Northrise University in the country of Zambia.