SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (April 22, 2009) – Hillwood has leased 141,650 square feet in the Westgate Building One in its AllianceCalifornia development in San Bernardino to Interline Brands, Inc., a leading distributor and direct marketer of maintenance, repair and operations products.
Interline Brands will distribute its products to Southern California and other regions from the new facility. In addition to distributing its Wilmar products for the multifamily housing industry and its Barnett products for contractors, the company also will distribute parts for its U.S. Lock brand from Westgate Building One. The facility also will have a walkup counter for the company’s local customers.
Interline Brands also leases 133,245 square feet in the GSW Gateway Building 1 that Hillwood developed and manages in Grand Prairie, Texas.
The 1,140,220 square-foot Westgate Building One, located at 310 South Tippecanoe Street, also houses distribution centers for Pep Boys and ODW Logistics. There are 102,060 square feet that remain available for lease in the building.
“For a company of the stature of Interline Brands to locate its new facility here is a credit to the pro-business climate that the city of San Bernardino has created, particularly at the AllianceCalifornia development,” said Patrick J. Morris, mayor of San Bernardino. “The strength of what’s been established in our city is evident in that we’ve been able to create jobs and attract business even during tough economic times.”
Since December 2000, when Hillwood was selected as the master developer of the development, AllianceCalifornia has attracted many global industry leaders. In addition to Interline Brands, the development now houses major facilities for Kohl’s, Mattel, Stater Bros., Pactiv, Medline, Kohler, Komar and Pep Boys. Over the past eight years, more than 8.1 million square feet have been built and close to 3,000 new jobs have been created at AllianceCalifornia.
AllianceCalifornia is at 99% occupancy in its existing buildings and has 2.6 million square feet of entitled and permit-ready product for build-to-suit developments. The project also features outstanding access to air, highway and rail; Foreign Trade Zone status; tax incentives; and is located in one of the top industrial markets in the nation. The development is close to Interstates 10, 210 and 215, is within two miles of a large intermodal rail facility and is anchored by San Bernardino International Airport.
Hillwood’s San Bernardino developments also include InterChange Business Park and North San Bernardino Industrial Park.
Interline Brands was represented by John McDaniel of Mohr Partners in Dallas, Texas. Hillwood was represented by Peter B. McWilliams, Ruben V. Goodsell and Michael McCrary of Colliers International in Ontario, Calif.
Interline Brands, Inc. (http://www.interlinebrands.com/) is a leading national distributor and direct marketer with headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. Interline provides maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products to a diversified customer base made up of professional contractors, facilities maintenance professionals, and specialty distributors across North America, the Caribbean and Central America.
Hillwood, (www.hillwood.com) a Perot company, is ranked as one of the top commercial real estate developers in the country. The company’s developments currently house facilities for close to 90 companies listed on either the Fortune 500, Global 500 or Forbes List of Top Private firms. In addition to AllianceCalifornia, Hillwood is best known for its development of the 17,000-acre AllianceTexas project, located 15 miles northwest of DFW Airport, and the $420-million American Airlines Center and Victory district near downtown Dallas.
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