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Sapphire Scientific leased 31KSF at 21430 N. 15th Ln. in Phoenix.

Sapphire Scientific leases 31KSF in Phoenix

Commercial Properties, Inc., announced the lease of a 31,034 SF industrial suite located at 21430 N. 15th Ln. in Phoenix. John G. Soldo, SIOR of CPI’s Tempe Industrial Group represented the tenant in this transaction.

The property is a multi-tenant warehouse building owned by Columbia Arizona 15Th Industrial LLC, and is located just south of the Deer Valley Airport and south of Deer Valley Road and 15th Lane in Phoenix. The reinforced concrete building was built in  2005 and offers the new tenant immediate access to the I-17, Loop 101 and SR-51 freeways.

John G. Soldo, SIOR said, “The new tenant, Sapphire Scientific, Inc, designs and manufactures the industry’s most powerful, efficient truck mounted carpet cleaning accessories. The Class A, institutional property offered them 30′ of clear height, truckwell and grade level loading for their equipment.  Sapphire Scientific is headquartered in Prescott, Arizona, so this location off I-17 was ideal for my client.”

Steve Sayre represented the landlord, Lincoln Property Company.

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JLL leases 200KSF in Casa Grande

The Phoenix office of JLL has completed a 201,666-square-foot, five-year warehouse/distribution lease with global logistics company Kuehne + Nagel, Inc. in Casa Grande. The lease establishes Kuehne & Nagel’s presence in the Central Arizona market—a growing site selection consideration for industrial distribution and logistics users in the Western United States.

“For the right users, Pinal County definitely offers an alternative to the high costs of Southern California industrial space,” said JLL Executive Vice President Pat Harlan, who represented building owner Clarion Partners along with JLL Executive Vice President Steve Sayre and JLL Associate Kyle Westfall.

According to JLL’s Q1 Industrial Report, warehouse/distribution space in Pinal County has done well in the past 24 months, dropping from 17 percent vacancy in 2012 to 13.1 percent vacancy today. Although absorption has remained flat, market recovery is pushing developers to consider new industrial and warehouse projects in the area.

“Creating an inland port environment in and around Casa Grande—half way between Phoenix and Tucson—would allow companies to move their products from California’s ports directly to a more cost effective, inland location, then on to the rest of the U.S.,” said Harlan.

Kuehne + Nagel’s new space is located at 2592 E. Hanna Rd., approximately five miles southeast of central Casa Grande and directly adjacent to Interstate 10. With approximately 63,000 employees at more than 1,000 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies.