The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Field Office in Tucson, Arizona is a single-tenant 17,064 square foot facility serving an essential purpose for the Department of Homeland Security in the administration of the nation’s lawful immigration system. Built-to-suit for USCIS in 2013, the project included over $1.8 million in tenant improvements, with over $1.1 million paid in lump sum. One of only two USCIS Field Offices within the state of Arizona, the Tucson location serves an essential purpose for the mission of the tenant agency.
The Tucson USCIS Field Office is leased via an original 15-year lease term with ten years firm, with commencement in 2013. The lease is guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the United States of America, which has a credit rating of Aaa from Moody’s Investor Services and offers unrivaled income security. The GSA has a long-standing reputation as a tenant with one of the highest possible renewal probabilities in the commercial real estate industry. Historical data published by the GSA regarding their portfolio of over 8,000 leases nationwide reflects a retention rate which typically exceeds 95%.
The Tucson USCIS Field Office is responsible for providing interviews for all non-asylum immigration cases, naturalization ceremonies, and additional case-specific information and applicant services in support of the agency’s mission. On average, every day the 88 domestic USCIS field offices combine to interview 7,000 people, serve 1,430 people at informational appointments, and provide naturalization ceremonies for 3,195 new citizens, about 15 of whom are members of the U.S. armed forces.
The subject building is LEED-CI Certified and is situated on a 2.47-acre parcel providing excellent access to the surrounding area, located less than a mile from Interstate 10 and approximately six miles from Tucson International Airport, downtown Tucson, and the University of Arizona. The property’s immediate vicinity also includes a wide array of commercial businesses and government services.