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Lending specialty insurance provider locates operations in Mesa's Fiesta District

Post Date:11/03/2015 11:01 AM

Today, National General Lender Services, a leading provider of mortgage and auto lender-placed protection solutions, announced the official opening of its new operations center in Mesa, Arizona. The company occupies 70,000 square feet in the newly-renovated 827 W. Grove building in the Fiesta District and employs approximately 400 people there. LGE Design Build, the general contractor on the renovation, completed the redevelopment of the property, repositioning the space into a Class A office building that meets today’s market requirements.

“National General Lender Services is a wonderful addition to Mesa,” Mayor John Giles said. “Their decision to locate here is a great endorsement of Mesa’s business-friendly environment and the forward thinking, innovative public investment in west Mesa and the Fiesta District.”

“I am excited to welcome another great company to the Fiesta District in National General Lender Services,” Vice Mayor Dennis Kavanaugh said. “They have moved into a building that has undergone a significant renovation in order to be a part of the resurgence of the Fiesta District.”

National General Lender Services handles insurance tracking and customer service calls for the company’s lender-placed hazard and auto insurance clients in the Mesa facility.

”The Mesa facility is a key production site for us,” Art Castner, President of National General Lender Services said. “It also serves as the corporate headquarters for our division.”

The building owner, RRS & Company, purchased the building in 2013 and recently spent more than $3.2 million renovating the building into Class A office space. The company spent more than $2 million on tenant improvements to outfit the building for National General Lender Services’ occupancy.

“We’re excited to have a high quality tenant like National General Lender Services choose our building,” James Greaves, ownership partner, G2 Capital said.

LGE Design Build, the general contractor on the renovation, constructed a dramatic two-story corporate lobby, upgraded the building with a contemporary design, increased the parking, added a new façade and enhanced the fiber capabilities. “LGE Design Build takes pride in renovating the property to appeal to today’s market and enhancing the economic vitality of Mesa’s Fiesta District,” Dave Sellers, LGE Design Build president said.

Gil Ohls and Matt Felice of JLL represented the tenant of the building, while Karsten Peterson of JLL represented the building ownership. Cawley Architects was the architect. DPR Construction provided the tenant improvements.

About National General Lender Services
National General Lender Services is a leading provider of mortgage and auto lender-placed insurance solutions, insurance products and risk mitigation services offering compliant portfolio protection. With 39 years experience providing insurance and tracking solutions, National General Lender Services places a premium on customer service, earning the Center of Excellence certification for nine consecutive years from BenchmarkPortal for its call centers. National General Lender Services is a business division of National General Holdings Corp, a specialty lines insurance holding company headquartered in New York, NY.

National General Holdings Corp. traces its roots to 1939, has a financial strength rating of A- (excellent) from A.M. Best, and provides personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, supplemental health and other niche insurance products.

 

Office of Economic Development
Contact: Kim Lofgreen
Tel. 480-644-3962
kim.lofgreen@mesaaz.gov

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