Falling Vacancies, Positive Rental Outlook Spur $26.25 Million Phoenix Industrial Sale

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7200 W. Buckeye Road

Dec. 10, 2013 – Phoenix industrial absorption rates may have hiccupped mid year, but investors are not deterred, as illustrated by the sale of 7200 West Buckeye Road in Southwest Phoenix. Jones Lang LaSalle’s Capital Markets experts facilitated the sale on behalf of the owner this week. 7200 West Buckeye Road Industrial Investors, LLC purchased the 400,000-square-foot industrial property for $26.25 million.

Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Managing Directors Mark Detmer and Bo Mills represented both the buyer and the seller.

Located on Buckeye Road within minutes of Interstate 10, 7200 Buckeye Road is 100 percent leased through 2017 to national credit tenant, Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. The building was built in 2009 and includes state-of-the-art features such as 32’ clear height, ESFR sprinklers, cross dock loading, concrete truck courts and trailer storage.

“This industrial project competes toe-to-toe with the best assets in the Valley,” said Detmer. “As our industrial market continues to strengthen, this property—like so many others in Phoenix—will deliver on its upside potential through rent growth, tenant retention and steadily rising values.”

According to JLL research, industrial vacancy levels in Southwest Phoenix are almost 10 percent lower than they were two years ago, with more than 10 million square feet of requirements still actively touring the market for space. As of September, the firm’s quarterly Phoenix Industrial Market Report shows the Southwest Phoenix warehouse/distribution inventory at 15.6 percent total vacancy and average total asking rents of $0.92 per-square-foot. This compares to an overall Valley warehouse/distribution vacancy rate of 12.7 percent and average asking rents of $0.43 per-square-foot.

JLL is a leader in the Phoenix commercial real estate market. Employing nearly 400 of the region’s most recognized industry experts, the firm offers office and industrial brokerage, tenant representation, facility and investment management, capital markets and development services. In 2012, the Phoenix team completed 9 million square feet in lease transactions valued at $458 million, directed $63 million in project management and currently leases and/or manages a 19.8 million-square-foot portfolio.

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