Cushman & Wakefield Brokers $103.6M Sale of Industrial Asset in Metro Tampa
RUSKIN, FLA. — Cushman & Wakefield has brokered the sale of a 1 million-square-foot distribution center located at 3350 Laurel Ridge Ave. in Ruskin, a suburb of Tampa. The transaction was the largest industrial sale in Tampa history in terms of both size and value, according to Cushman & Wakefield research. The price was undisclosed, but public records set the sale price at $103.6 million. USAA Real Estate Co. sold the LEED Silver-certified asset to Cole Office & Industrial REIT Inc., a non-listed REIT sponsored by Cole Capital, the investment management business of Phoenix-based VEREIT. Built in 2014, the property is fully leased to a Fortune 50 retailer and features 40-foot clear heights, a 200-foot truck court, 92 rear-load doors, 54- by 50-foot column spacing, an ESFR sprinkler system and trailer parking. Mike Davis, Rick Brugge and Michael Lerner of Cushman & Wakefield represented USAA Real Estate in the transaction.