Transwestern’s South Florida industrial team announced it negotiated a new lease for 44,160 square feet on behalf of Esquire Logisitics Inc., a leading provider of warehouse logistics, air freight, and white-glove shipping. The tenant will relocate from Miami-Dade County’s Hialeah submarket to Miami International Commerce Center (MICC), a 3.5 million-square-foot industrial park at 8272 NW 21st St. in Doral.
Transwestern Senior Managing Directors Walter Byrd and Ben Eisenberg, Managing Director Thomas Kresse, and Vice President Carlos Gaviria facilitated the transaction on the heels of the recently announced 50,000-square-foot lease signed at MICC by AAR Aircraft Services.
Totaling 94,160 square feet, both deals were completed by the team in less than two weeks.
“Despite its low vacancy rate, the Miami Airport West area, which includes Doral, continues to attract tenants with specific space requirements due to being Miami-Dade’s largest industrial submarket with more inventory overall,” said Byrd.
According to market research by Transwestern, industrial vacancy was in the low single digits in nearly all of Miami-Dade’s submarkets, including Hialeah at 4.4 percent and Miami Airport West/Doral at 4.1 percent as of first quarter 2018. Total available space in Hialeah was 917,840 square feet, while 2.8 million square feet was available in the Miami Airport submarket, which experienced the strongest demand at 245,269 square feet of positive absorption.
“Esquire Logistics needed a space where functionality met fiscal efficiency, and the market for this product is particularly tight,” said Gaviria. “We were able to identify and secure a facility in a good location with abundant loading positions, which will allow our client to provide a higher level of service, the single-most important goal it strove to achieve from the beginning.”
The landlord, PS Business Parks, was represented by its own Jorge Suarez and Rich Guertin