JLL Income Property Trust buys distribution center in Phoenix for $91m

JLL Income Property Trust buys distribution center in Phoenix for $91m
The Southeast Phoenix Distribution Center. Image : Courtesy of JLL Income Property Trust

JLL Income Property Trust has acquired Southeast Phoenix Distribution Center, a four-building, Class A distribution center totaling 474,000 square feet located in the Chandler submarket of Phoenix, for $91 million.

“The broader industrial sector has proven to be resilient amid the pandemic and is on course to maintain its position as a winning property type for the foreseeable future,” said Allan Swaringen, President and CEO of JLL Income Property Trust.

“At 96 percent leased and with an average weighted lease term of more than eight years, we believe Southeast Phoenix Distribution Center, which is located in the 14th largest industrial market in the U.S., fits well within our objectives. We remain bullish on the industrial sector as the demand drivers have been stronger than any other major property type and rent growth has exceeded expectations in many markets, including Phoenix, despite an active supply pipeline,” he added.

This investment is JLL Income Property Trust’s second industrial acquisition in the Phoenix market, having acquired the Chandler Distribution Center for $31 million in December of 2019. 

Constructed in 2019, the property has state-of-the-art features that accommodate a wide range of tenants, ranging from 20,000 square feet up to 135,000 square feet, and includes 32-foot clear heights, ESFR sprinkler systems, grade and dock-high doors, and full concrete truck courts with fencing.

The property is located at the confluence of the Interstate 10 and Loop 202 freeways that traverse the Southeast Valley and provide access to vast labor pools throughout metro Phoenix.