Wayfair Plans 1.2 MSF Fulfillment Center in Metro Chicago, Will Add 250 Full-Time Jobs

ROMEOVILLE, ILL. — Wayfair Inc. (NYSE: W) has announced plans for a 1.2 million-square-foot fulfillment center on a 60-acre tract in Romeoville, located along the Interstate 55 corridor about 30 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. Construction of the facility is scheduled to begin this spring with a projected opening date of mid-2022.The Boston-based online furniture retailer anticipates hiring about 250 people on a full-time basis at the facility, with that figure expected to grow to as …

Cargoquin Signs 118,842 SF Industrial Sublease in Laredo, Texas

LAREDO, TEXAS — Logistics and foreign trade services firm Cargoquin Inc. has signed a 118,842-square-foot industrial sublease at 810 Nafta Blvd. in the South Texas city of Laredo. Matthew Boltz, Trace Elrod, Garrett Gibbons Jr., Chris Mason, John Beach, Reggie Beavan III, Andy Iversen, Jack Brewer and Chris Mathis of Newmark represented the sublandlord, SL Source Logistics Laredo LLC, in the lease negotiations. Forum CRE represented the

NAI Partners Negotiates 15,000 SF Industrial Lease in Metro Houston

MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS — NAI Partners has negotiated a 15,000-square-foot industrial lease at 1519 Industrial Drive in Missouri City, a southwestern suburb of Houston. According to LoopNet Inc., the property was built in 2019. Jake Wilkinson and Darren O’Conor of NAI Partners represented the undisclosed landlord in the transaction. The representative of the tenant, logistics firm CW Global, was also not

Cottrell to Build $125M Manufacturing Facility in Gainesville, Georgia

GAINESVILLE, GA. — Cottrell, a locally based trailer manufacturer, will build a second manufacturing facility in Gainesville valued at $125 million. The 500,000-square-foot facility will serve as the Cottrell’s North Campus, adjacent to its existing South Campus in Hall County.Cottrell, which specializes in manufacturing trailers that haul cars (or auto haulers), opened its first facility in 1973 at 2125 Candler Road in Gainesville. The company expects land development and facility …

Bob’s Discount Furniture Signs 622,230 SF Industrial Lease in Piscataway, New Jersey

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Bob’s Discount Furniture has signed a 622,230-square-foot industrial lease at 150 Old New Brunswick Road in Piscataway, located in Northern New Jersey. The facility is currently under construction and is expected to be complete this summer. Building features will include 40-foot clear heights, 125 dock doors, 302 automobile parking spaces and 127 trailer parking spaces. Scott Belfer of CBRE represented the tenant in the lease negotiations. Chuck Fern, Thomas Tucci, Frank …

McShane Construction Breaks Ground on 481,500 SF Distribution Center for Black Creek Group in Richmond, California

RICHMOND, CALIF. — McShane Construction Co. has broken ground for the development of 500 Pittsburg Avenue, an industrial project located in Richmond. Owned by Black Creek Group, the development will feature a 481,500-square-foot distribution center situated on a 34-acre site near the intersection of Pittsburg Avenue and Richmond Parkway.The facility will include concrete tiltwall panel exterior with storefront windows, 36-foot clear heights, 84 truck doors, four drive-in doors, seven-inch …

Lee & Associates Arranges 589,680 SF Industrial Lease in Braselton, Georgia

BRASELTON, GA. — Lee & Associates’ Atlanta office has arranged a 589,680-square-foot industrial lease at Park 85 Business Park in Braselton. Billy Snowden, Rick Tumlin and Mike Sutter of Lee & Associates represented the tenant, California-based Comptree Inc., in the lease transaction. Bob Currie, Brad Pope and Reed Davis of JLL represented the landlord, Los Angeles-based CBRE Global Investors.The newly built facility is located at 1380 Jesse Cronic Road in Atlanta’s I-85 …

JLL Arranges Construction Loan for 171,000 SF Industrial Project in Central New Jersey

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. — JLL has arranged a $12.6 million construction loan for 130 Commerce Center, a 171,000-square-foot speculative industrial project that is a redevelopment of a retail strip center in Central New Jersey’s Hamilton Township. Slated for a third-quarter completion, the property will feature 36-foot clear heights and 50 trailer parking stalls. Michael Klein and Max Custer of JLL arranged the floating-rate financing through an undisclosed lender on behalf of the borrower, …

Marsilio Group Sells 60,353 SF Distribution Center in Stratford, Connecticut

STRATFORD, CONN. — Locally based investment firm The Marsilio Group has sold a two-building, 60,353-square-foot distribution center in Stratford, located in the southern part of the state. The property was built on 3.8 acres in 1952 and is leased to four tenants, including anchor tenant FedEx. Colin Couch of Stan Johnson Co. represented the seller in the transaction. Dave Richard of Colliers International represented the buyer, a New York-based 1031 exchange investor. The deal traded for $6.1 …

Shifting Investment Patterns Prompt IPA’s Industrial Expansion in Texas

By Taylor WilliamsThe decision by Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap, to recently bring its investment sales services for the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) industrial market not only represents an opportunity to gain share of a booming market, but also to capitalize on a pronounced shift in buying patterns.COVID-19 has drastically accelerated demand for e-commerce services and industrial space on the leasing front. As investors that put new …

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