Groupon opening sales office in Scottsdale

Groupon plans to open a sales office at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, to support its growing e-commerce marketplace.

The deals company, groupon.com, will move into a 16,000-square-foot space in SkySong 1, 1475 N. Scottsdale Road. Since February, the company has operated out of a temporary office at 2575 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix.

As many as 150 employees will work out of the Scottsdale space.

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“Phoenix is a thriving market for us, and we couldn’t think of a better place to expand our world-class sales team given the deep talent pool and enormous popularity of Groupon in the area,” said Darren Schwartz, Groupon’s senior vice president of sales for North America, in a company statement.

“As we continue to actively invest in and grow our marketplace, our Phoenix sales center will play an important role in helping us bring thousands of exciting new deals to Groupon customers,” he said.

The Groupon addition adds to the flurry of activity taking place at SkySong, which is nearing full occupancy in its three completed office buildings and is currently home to about 1,500 employees.

Andrew Cheney and Craig Coppola of Lee Associates represented SkySong’s collective ownership in the lease transaction. Tom Adelson of CBRE represented Groupon in the transaction.

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