VICTORVILLE, Calif. –– On July 9, 2018, Stirling Development announced it has executed a lease expansion with Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) for an additional 466,255 square feet at Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA), an 8,500-acre multimodal freight transportation hub which includes a 2,500-acre commercial and industrial complex entitled for 60 million square feet of development.
This is Newell’s second expansion since it signed its original lease for 407,600 square feet in 2006, bringing the newest building to total of 1,050,667 square feet.
“Newell’s expansion at SCLA is a testament to the continued economic growth and logistical advantages of locating in the Inland Empire’s High Desert region,” said Brian Parno, Chief Operating Officer of Stirling Development. “We believe the affordability of high quality facilities and availability of land are major factors in the continued demand for industrial space at Southern California Logistics Centre.”
Stirling will break ground in July on the expansion at Distribution Centre 3 (DC 3) and expects Newell to take full occupancy in March 2019. Once complete, the building will feature 78 dock high doors with a 36-foot-clear height. Newell first expanded its footprint at SCLA in 2012, adding 176,800 square feet, for increased regional and national distribution of Newell products. Lease terms will have Newell in the new building through 2029.
“We are excited to partner again with Stirling Development for Newell Brands’ expansion,” said Gloria Garcia, Victorville Mayor. “Demand for space in Victorville continues to trend upward as companies realize the cost-effective real estate solutions our City offers.”
Stirling has developed nearly 4.5 million square feet of Class A industrial warehousing and manufacturing facilities at Southern California Logistics Centre. Located just 35 minutes north of Rancho Cucamonga, Victorville is the leading city for both industry and retail in the High Desert region. The High Desert is a growing community with affordable housing and nearly 400,000 residents, making it an attractive location for manufacturing and distribution users.
“Stirling’s ongoing development in Victorville has brought thousands of jobs to our community. They have been a terrific contributor to growth across the High Desert,” said Robert Lovingood, Chairman of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors. New housing starts in the High Desert in 2017 increased by 17.4 percent over the previous year, according to a recent report provided by Coldwell Banker President Chris Lamoreaux.
“We have experienced ongoing demand to build new facilities in SCLA for the last 10 years,” said Dougall Agan, president and CEO of Stirling Development. “The economic growth, logistical advantages and low cost of occupancy make the High Desert one of the best distribution locations for major corporations in Southern California.
In addition to Newell Brands, the parent company for brands such as Rubbermaid®, Mr. Coffee®, Food Saver®, Yankee Candle® and Sharpie®, corporate tenants at SCLA include Plastipak Packaging, Dr. Pepper / Snapple, Red Bull, Mission Foods, Sparkletts, General Electric, FedEx and more.
“The caliber of companies that select SCLA for a distribution hub is a testament to the region’s advantages,” said Parno. “We look forward to continuing to build out this space and support the growing community.”
Jay Dick and Dedrik Pharis of CBRE handled leasing on behalf of Stirling Development.