Tango International, Inc has purchased a building near downtown Tucson for their world headquarters. Tim Frankenberger President says they chose Tucson after considering other options around the world. Their offices are at 406 South 4th Ave. The 3330 SF two story building is a historic property completely renovated by the sellers prior to TANGO’s acquisition. The purchase price was $575,000. Chuck Corriere and Clint Nelson of Long Realty Commercial represented TANGO for this transaction. Kristy Kelly and Susie DeConcini of Long Realty Company represented the sellers.
TANGO (Technical Assistance to Non-Governmental Organizations) is dedicated to providing long-term institutional support to organizations engaged with the on-going struggle to alleviate hunger, poverty and natural disaster emergency assistance. The company’s officers include Richard Caldwell, Executive Director, Jean Downen, VP, Mark Langworthy, VP, Phil Sutter, VP and Tim Robertson VP.
Their clients work in 40 countries around the world. They include CARE, Catholic Relief Services, Save the Children, World Vision, plus over a dozen more. TANGO helps these organizations develop long-term strategies for developing countries aimed at Disaster Recovery from events like Drought, Floods, Tsunami and Poverty. TANGO often works with the United Nations to design programs.
Some of the current programs are in Zimbabwe, Southern Sudan and Bangladesh. They are in India with the Catholic Relief Services helping to complete a final evaluation of a food assistance program.
The management team has been affiliated with the University of Arizona where Tim Frankenberger served as a Senior Farming Systems Research Specialist from 1986 to 1994. Mark Langworthy, until recently, worked as a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture. The TANGO consultants are highly educated with many holding the position professor at the U of A.
After travelling the world providing services to clients in 40 countries, Frankenberger’s love of the Sonoran Desert and the Tucson mountains brought him back to Tucson.
Corriere said “getting signatures from TANGO’s principals, who were in many countries during the process of making the deal, signed, notarized and physical copies executed for closing was an interesting logistical adventure.”