News release

$75M in construction financing secured for Birtcher Logistics Center Rialto

JLL Capital Markets led financing efforts for logistics facility currently under construction, to be delivered in Q1 2024

August 22, 2023

Alli Semans

Hotels & Hospitality and Capital Markets PR
+1 330 329 6750

IRVINE, Aug. 22, 2023 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it arranged $75 million in construction financing for the development of Birtcher Logistics Center Rialto, a Class-A logistics facility currently under construction totalling 492,631 square feet in Rialto, California.

JLL represented the borrower, Birtcher Development LLC, and secured the non-recourse loan from the lender, Principal Global Investors.

“This is the second construction loan Birtcher has secured in the past 60-days with JLL’s Capital Markets Debt Advisory team. As the market continues to experience tightening within the lending community, we’re grateful for JLL’s ability to see another loan through from start to finish alongside our team,” said Brooke Birtcher Gustafson, Managing Director of Birtcher Development.

Situated on approximately 21 acres, the site will serve as a state-of-the-art facility featuring 40-foot clears heights, 62 dock-high doors, 5,642 square feet of ground floor office and 5,221 square feet of mezzanine space. The building will also benefit from the 90 trailer parking spaces and 287 auto parking spaces.

The site is centrally located in the Inland Empire East submarket. Immediate access to the Southern California Freeway System is provided via on/off ramps at the I-10 Freeway, connecting Los Angeles to Arizona. The site is three miles from the Union Pacific Intermodal Yard and five miles to the BNSF Intermodal Yard. Birtcher Logistics Center Rialto is conveniently situated within approximately 10 miles of the four major freeway interchanges – I-10, 215, 60 and 15 -- connecting the Inland Empire to Los Angeles, San Diego, and Orange County.

The JLL Capital Markets Debt Advisory team was led by Senior Managing Director Greg Brown, Senior Director Peter Thompson and Analyst Spencer Seibring.

JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm's in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether investment sales and advisory, debt advisory, equity advisory or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,000 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

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About Birtcher Development

Newport Beach, California-based Birtcher Development LLC is a fifth generation, family-owned industrial real estate company founded in 1939. Since its inception, Birtcher has acquired, managed, or developed more than 65 million square feet as a result of more than 260 projects valued in excess of $7 billion dollars. In additional to developing projects with a specialty industry focus, the company develops, owns, and manages speculative “Big Box” logistics warehouse facilities ranging from 100,000 square feet to 1.5 million square feet in the highest-barrier-to-entry markets of the U.S. that also demonstrate the highest absorption of warehouse. Learn more at 


About JLL

For over 200 years, JLL (NYSE: JLL), a leading global commercial real estate and investment management company, has helped clients buy, build, occupy, manage and invest in a variety of commercial, industrial, hotel, residential and retail properties. A Fortune 500® company with annual revenue of $20.8 billion and operations in over 80 countries around the world, our more than 106,000 employees bring the power of a global platform combined with local expertise. Driven by our purpose to shape the future of real estate for a better world, we help our clients, people and communities SEE A BRIGHTER WAYSM. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit