JLL closes $191.11M sale of Inland Empire distribution center
JLL also sourced the $200M bridge loan to fund the record-setting acquisition and was awarded the leasing assignment
LOS ANGELES, November 6, 2019 – JLL announced today that it has closed the $191.11 million sale and arranged $200 million in financing for Fourth Street Distribution Center, 1.43-million-square-foot distribution center/fulfillment center and a 23,240-square-foot retail building in Rancho Cucamonga, California. The sale set a record as the largest non-portfolio sale in the Inland Empire.
JLL marketed the property on behalf of the seller, West Coast Liquidators, Inc. Bridge Development Partners purchased the asset. Additionally, working on behalf of the new owner, JLL placed the three-year, floating-rate bridge loan with an institutional advisor. JLL also was awarded the leasing assignment for the property.
Fourth Street Distribution Center was originally developed in 1984. The property is in Rancho Cucamonga, which provides access to the growing Southern California population of more than 25 million people. The property is situated on 91.39 acres at 12434 Fourth Street in the Inland Empire West (IEW) Industrial submarket, an infill market that is one of the most active in the U.S., and within a 60-mile radius of more than 17.1 million people. The IEW submarket boasts exceptional access to all points throughout the Los Angeles basin and the greater Southwestern U.S. via its expansive transportation network, which continues to drive logistics demand. Additionally, Fourth Street Distribution Center is within 61 miles of both the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the nation’s largest and busiest container port complex where 40% of cargo from overseas enters the United States, is 16 miles from the San Bernardino B.N.S.F Intermodal Yard and proximate to three airports.
The JLL Capital Markets team representing the seller was led by Executive Managing Directors Mark Detmer and Bo Mills, Senior Vice Presidents Ryan Sitov and Sharon Wortmann, Managing Director Mike McCrary and International Director - Industrial Services Peter McWilliams.
The JLL Capital Markets debt placement team representing the new owner included Senior Director Brian Torp, Executive Managing Director Kevin MacKenzie and Managing Director Brian Halpern.
“With a 2.3% vacancy and only 10.9 million square feet of space under construction in the Inland Empire West, the submarket is poised for another robust year of absorption and continued rising rents,” said McWilliams, who leads the team now representing Bridge Development Partners in the leasing assignment. “Further, the IEW submarket fundamentals are exceptionally strong with user demand outstripping availabilities in the one million-square-foot large box segment. The project is ideally positioned to capture this demand given the central location and features users are seeking in today’s market.”
According to a recent JLL Industrial Insight Report on the Inland Empire, total net absorption is again paced to exceed 20 million square feet by year-end 2019, and developers are racing to clear planning and construction hurdles to meet ongoing demand.
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