Last-Mile Access to Customers Drives Distribution Center Conversions

E-commerce has been driving demand for industrial real estate for several years, but steadily increasing online sales coupled with growing consumer expectations for speedier delivery continues to put pressure on merchants to bridge the last mile to their customers. Considering that these projects are located in densely populated areas where land and available product are typically scarce, developers are increasingly converting obsolete warehouse and other properties into fulfillment …

Lee & Associates Arranges 35,000 SF Office Lease in Warren, New Jersey

WARREN, N.J. — Lee & Associates has arranged a 35,000-square-foot office lease in Warren, about 30 miles west of New York City. The tenant, energy supplier Matheson Tri-Gas, will occupy the entire top floor at 3 Mountainview Road. Brian Lynch and Peter Rasmusson of Lee & Associates represented Matheson Tri-Gas in the lease negotiations. Jamie Drummond, Andrew Perrotti and Dan Reider of Newmark Knight Frank represented the landlord, KRE

Lee & Associates Negotiates 66,467 SF Industrial Lease in Plano

PLANO, TEXAS — Lee & Associates has negotiated a 66,467-square-foot industrial lease at 1001 Klein Road in Plano. According to LoopNet Inc., the property was built in 2004 and spans 114,195 square feet. George Tanghongs and Brett Lewis of Lee & Associates represented the landlord, Watanabe Plano LLC, in the lease negotiations. Tim Vogds of CBRE represented the tenant, electronics manufacturer Creation Technologies Texas

Mark Hollan of Lee & Associates Dies at Age 61 Due to Complications from Cancer

ATLANTA — Mark Hollan, executive vice president, principal and founding partner with the Atlanta office of Lee & Associates, died July 27 due to complications from cancer. Hollan was 61. In his 35-year commercial real estate career, Hollan racked up more than $300 million in transaction history. While at Lee & Associates in Atlanta, Hollan garnered the title of the firm’s top broker 12 times and finished in the top five 25 times. Hollan also earned numerous industry awards …

Lee & Associates Brokers Sale of 143,332 SF Industrial Property in Houston

HOUSTON — Lee & Associates has brokered the sale of a 143,332-square-foot industrial property located at 9411 Alcorn St. in Houston. Mike Spears, Derek Riggleman and Robert LaCoure of Lee & Associates represented the seller in the transaction. Abbas Rajabi of Mohegan Capital LLC represented the buyer, Mohegan Alcorn

Lee & Associates Negotiates 60,000 SF Medical Office Lease in Totowa, New Jersey

TOTOWA, N.J. — Lee & Associates has negotiated a 60,000-square-foot medical office lease for St. Joseph’s Health in Totowa, located in northwestern New Jersey. The space is housed within a two-building, 120,000-square-foot Medical Arts Complex that CHA Partners is developing. The property is on the corner of Minnisink and Vreeland roads, in close proximity to state routes 80, 46 and 23. Construction is underway and the facility is slated to open in early 2021. Brian Lynch, Peter …

Lee & Associates Negotiates $1.2M Sale of Retail Building in Norridge, Illinois

NORRIDGE, ILL. — Lee & Associates has negotiated the $1.2 million sale of a 15,000-square-foot retail building in Norridge, about 15 miles northwest of Chicago. The property, partially occupied by Dollar General, is located at 7510 W. Irving Park Road. It also features a showroom. Rick Scardino and John Cassidy of Lee & Associates represented the seller. A private investor purchased the

Lee & Associates Brokers Sale of 81,000 SF Distribution Facility in Avenel, New Jersey

AVENEL, N.J. — Lee & Associates has brokered the sale of an 81,000-square-foot industrial warehouse in Avenel, just west of Staten Island. The property, located at 80 Essex Ave., includes 7,500 square feet of office space, 11 loading dock doors, (expandable to 19) and space for truck parking. The property offers direct access to the New Jersey Turnpike, Route 440, the Goethals Bridge and Garden State Parkway. Planned upgrades include new paving and a truck court. Crista Governara, Drew …

Lee & Associates Opens New DC/Northern Virginia Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lee & Associates has named Josh Simon president of the firm's new Washington, D.C/Northern Virginia regional office. Simon previously served as a partner with NAI KLNB. Pierce Kruetzer — also formerly of NAI KLNB — joins Simon as a principal with the new Lee & Associates office. Simon expects to grow the office with eight to 10 brokers to assist clients in need of office landlord representation, office tenant representation, retail leasing, industrial …

Lee & Associates Brokers $3.9M Sale of Industrial Building in San Marcos, California

SAN MARCOS, CALIF. — Lee & Associates has arranged the sale of an industrial building, located at 307 E. Carmel St. in San Marcos. James 2002 Revocable Trust sold the property to 307 E Carmel LLC for $3.9 million. The 18,452-square-foot building features 30 percent showroom, 30 percent office and 40 percent warehouse space. The new owner leased the property to Chefs Toys LLC. Marko Dragovic and Isaac Little of Lee & Associates – North San Diego County and Jim Snyder of Lee …