A fund sponsored by CBRE Investment Management has acquired a three-building logistics portfolio in Phoenix. The buildings, which together total 230,385 square feet, are located at 3545, 3555 and 3575 South 28th Street in the South Airport submarket of Phoenix.
Known as the Freeway Logistics Center, the portfolio includes two fulfillment centers with 30-foot clear heights and one industrial building with a 19-foot clear height. The fully gated property also includes a 200-foot shared truck court, ESFR sprinklers, LED lighting, dock-high doors and a 2.1-acre yard. The portfolio is well-located close to the I-10 freeway, offering convenient access to the business center of Downtown Phoenix and the transportation hub of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It is also just a day's drive from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, as well as 35 million consumers.
"Phoenix has remained a top market for logistics users and manufacturers given the area's relative affordability, proximity to the major ports and distribution hubs of Southern California, and selection of modern logistics building stock," said Mary Lang, Head of Americas Direct Logistics Strategies, CBRE Investment Management. "We believe that this portfolio is well-positioned to benefit from continued tenant demand and rent growth within the South Airport submarket, which has historically been one of the strongest-performing markets in Phoenix."
According to CBRE's research, the Metro Phoenix industrial market has experienced 48 consecutive quarters of positive absorption, as of the fourth quarter 2021. Industrial market rent growth in the area has averaged 5.1% per year and is expected to increase to 5.3% average annual growth over the next five years. The South Airport area is expected to only increase in demand as the submarket has a record low industrial vacancy rate of 4.5%, as of fourth quarter 2021, according to CBRE.
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