REBusinessOnline

Avison Young Negotiates $70M Sale-Leaseback of Transformco Distribution Center in Central Florida

OCALA, FLA. — Avison Young’s Florida Capital Markets Group has negotiated the sale-leaseback of the approximately 1.9 million-square-foot Transformco Distribution Center located at 655 S.W. 52nd Ave. in Ocala. HFZ-Reich, a partnership between HFZ Capital Group and Reich Brothers, purchased the asset for $70 million. Michael Fay, Jay Ziv, John Crotty, David Duckworth, Brian de la Fé, Berkley Bloodworth and Emily Brais of Avison Young negotiated the sale on behalf of the seller and tenant, …

Hillwood to Develop 1 MSF Amazon Fulfillment Center in North Mississippi

OLIVE BRANCH, MISS. — Hillwood Investment Properties plans to build a 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center in Olive Branch, approximately 25 miles from Memphis, for e-commerce giant Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN). The facility will house picking, packing and shipping operations for larger customer orders and create 500 new full-time jobs. According to The Clarion-Ledger, the new facility will be located within Hillwood’s Legacy Park, a 266-acre business park in DeSoto County. The Class A …

National Container Group Signs 120,960 SF Industrial Lease in Metro Dallas

HUTCHINS, TEXAS — National Container Group LLC has signed a 10-year, 120,960-square-foot industrial lease at Intermodal Business Center in Hutchins, a southern suburb of Dallas. Construction is underway to reconfigure the property, which was built in 2017 and features 32-foot clear heights, an ESFR sprinkler system and 38 dock doors, for National Container Group’s needs. Jean Russo of Cushman & Wakefield represented the tenant in the lease negotiations. Michael Grant and Susan Singer of …

NAI Partners Negotiates 8,100 SF Industrial Lease for BSN Sports in Houston

HOUSTON — NAI Partners has negotiated an 8,100-square-foot industrial lease for BSN Sports, a distributor of athletic apparel and equipment, a t 11707 S. Sam Houston Parkway West in Houston. Chris Caudill of NAI Partners represented the tenant in the lease negotiations. Boone Smith and Garret Geacccone of Stream Realty Partners represented the landlord, DRA Advisors

Industrial Outdoor Ventures Acquires Two Trucking Facilities Near Atlanta

FAIRBURN AND CONLEY, GA — Industrial Outdoor Ventures (IOV) has acquired two trucking facilities in the metro Atlanta area. The assets included a truck and trailer parking facility located at 7200 Graham Road in Fairburn, 20 miles south of Atlanta and near the CSX Intermodal station. The developer leased the entirety of the property to Store My Truck, a tractor-trailer parking company headquartered in Atlanta. In addition, IOV bought 3987 Moreland Ave., an 11-acre truck and trailer repair …

Colliers Brokers Sale of 100,800 SF Industrial Facility in Bristol, Pennsylvania

BRISTOL, PA. — Colliers International has brokered the $6.8 million sale of 220 Rittenhouse Circle, a 100,800-square-foot industrial facility in Bristol, a southern suburb of Trenton. The property is located within Keystone Industrial Park, which offers immediate access to I-95 and also houses tenants including FedEx, L3 Communications and Office Depot. Jim Scott of Colliers represented the buyer, Penwood Real Estate Investment Management. The seller was

Kroger, Ocado Select Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin for Sixth Customer Fulfillment Center

PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WIS. — The Kroger Co. and online grocery retailer Ocado have selected Pleasant Prairie for their sixth customer fulfillment center. The facility will span 350,000 square feet and is expected to create up to 400 new jobs. The project is slated to take two years to construct. The facility will serve customers in Wisconsin, northern Illinois and northwest Indiana. In June, Kroger broke ground on its first customer fulfillment center in Monroe, Ohio, and has since announced …

JLL Brokers $23.2M Sale of Five-Building Scripps Ranch Business Park in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — JLL has arranged the sale of Scripps Ranch Business Park, a fully leased R&D/industrial park in San Diego’s Scripps Ranch submarket. A partnership between San Diego-based Hill Properties and RGA ReCap Inc. (ReCap Real Estate Investments), on behalf of Reinsurance Group of America, sold the asset to Dollinger Properties for $23.2 million. Totaling 94,309 square feet, Scripps Ranch Business Park comprises five freestanding buildings that are fully leased to five tenants, …

Plumbing Manufacturer Opens 148,000 SF Distribution Center in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS — Oatey Co., a plumbing manufacturer since 1916, has opened a new distribution center in North Las Vegas. The 148,000-square-foot facility features high efficiency LED lighting and HVLS fans, and meets LEED Silver requirements. The distribution center will stock thousands of residential and commercial plumbing products across the company’s 23 categories and sold under the Oatey family of brands. The new facility will further enhance Oatey’s ability to service its …

After Year of Record Industrial Leasing, Investors Zeroing in on Louisville

In 2018, Louisville saw a record year with more than 10 million square feet of net absorption in its industrial sector. This is a huge absorption number for any of the Midwest markets and represents more than three times Louisville’s previous record. Louisville was second only behind Chicago out of the Midwest markets tracked by CBRE. The absorption follows a record year for speculative construction as well, as close to 4 million square feet was delivered in 2018. User demand came from all …

Conferences