Hilco Redevelopment Partners (HRP), a unit of Hilco Global, just announced the purchase of an industrial development site located at 11002 Northwest S. River Drive in Medley.
The 8.5-acre property is part of a larger 25-acre Superfund site which has previously undergone corrective action. HRP has current plans to develop the site into a state-of-the-art warehouse/logistics facility to support the growing tenant demand across South Florida.
The sale was brokered by Newmark executives Steve Medwin and Nick Wigoda, who will also handle leasing of the project.
Hilco Redevelopment Partners indicated that it plans to construct a 175,000 square-foot, modern front-load warehouse designed to support multiple tenants. HRP expects to complete this development project and have the new facility fully operational in 2022. This project represents HRP’s initial foray into South Florida as the real estate development firm continues to expand its footprint throughout the US.
“Over the past year, the South Florida industrial market has been one of the busiest in the nation, with the demand increasing as companies focus on serving the rapidly growing population in South Florida,” said Nick Wigoda of Newmark. “This industrial site is well located for a future tenant, and Hilco Redevelopment Partners is the perfect developer to take on this project,” said Wigoda.
Hilco Redevelopment Partners has been very active in the acquisition, redevelopment, and repurposing of underutilized and complex industrial properties across the country, transforming these properties and helping to stimulate economic growth and opportunities for all stakeholders.
“We’re excited to bring our significant expertise to the South Florida real estate market, and we plan to do a lot more work within the region, said Roberto Perez, Chief Executive Officer of Hilco Redevelopment Partners. “Every opportunity to transform sites like this one into new state of art properties that better serves the community is exciting for our firm.”
According to Newmark Research, the South Florida industrial market saw its most robust first-quarter performance in four years, recording over 1.5 million square feet of positive net absorption as strong demand held despite the pandemic. Approximately 1.3 million square feet of absorbed space came from the warehouse/distribution segment, while R&D/flex space saw over 154,000 square feet of positive net absorption. General industrial space saw demand outpace supply by 98,000 square feet during the first quarter of 2021.
“We are looking forward to aggressively expanding our presence in the South Florida market, and this project is indicative of our strategy of owning high quality logistics assets in highly infill locations, said Mark Levy, Executive Vice President of HRP. “Our firm has a long history of identifying opportunities to re-purpose land to better serve the needs of the market.”
The property offers direct exposure to Okeechobee Road (US-27). It has proximity to Miami International Airport, Port of Miami, DT Miami and Western Broward County. The property is located minutes from the Florida Turnpike, Palmetto Expressway (SR 826), Dolphin Expressway (SR 836) and I-75 Expressway.