Tucson, Arizona — Presson Corporation of Phoenix (Daryl Burton, manager) purchased nine buildings totaling 124,863-square-feet at 3601, 3621, 3631, 3641-3681 E. 44th St. and 3200, 3210, 3220, 3230, 3250, 3300, 3320 S. Dodge Blvd. in Tucson for $6,491,160 ($52 PSF).
The South Dodge Business Center is located near Butterfield Industrial Park, I-10 and Tucson International Airport and was approximately 68% occupied when it sold. It is also located less than 8-miles away from the future Amazon Fulfillment Center at Century Park Research Center that pulled building permits last month for the approximately 1.2 million-square-feet of warehouse and office space being developed by Seefried Industrial Properties.
Obviously, local suppliers will benefit from the Amazon facility in terms of lower shipping costs, avoidance of tariffs and duties and improved profit margin. Additionally, Amazon stands to benefit from the many products unique to southern Arizona, which have a worldwide appeal.
Amazon currently employs more than 7,000 in Arizona; new Tucson facility will employ more than 1,500 associates. Between 2011 and 2016, Amazon’s investments in Arizona contributed more than $900 million to the state’s economy, indirectly creating 18,000 additional jobs on top of the 7,000 the company employs directly.
According to the press release, Pima County and Sun Corridor Inc. played an active role in bringing the Amazon project to Tucson.
“Southern Arizona continues to attract industry leaders like Amazon seeking the ideal location for their next phase of growth,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Amazon’s continued expansion throughout Arizona with this new operation in Tucson speaks to the company’s confidence in our state as an excellent place to do business.”
Rob Glaser, SIOR, CCIM Industrial Specialist with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, represented the buyer; Jonathan Jump with Jump Ventures, represented the seller, DFI Investments, LLC (Michael Danziger, member).
Glaser has the leasing contract for the property. For more information, Glaser should be reached at 520.546.2707 and Jump is at 520.733.0007.
To learn more, see RED Comp #5812.