Goodman Birtcher Makes SoCal History

Goodman Birtcher netted a huge logistics center lease with a major manufacturer.
Goodman Birtcher

Georgia-Pacific has signed a 1.6-million-square-foot lease at the Goodman Logistics Center Rancho Cucamonga, a two-building logistics distribution center located in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., with owner Goodman Birtcher.

“Our two main criteria for locating this distribution center was proximity to our major customers and consumers, and good transportation infrastructure to be able to efficiently reach those customers,” Kelly Ferguson, a director with Georgia-Pacific, told Commercial Property Executive. “We reviewed a number of sites that would help us serve markets on the West Coast and eventually determined that this site would best meet our business needs.”

Georgia-Pacific will be taking 100 percent of the property. The lease transaction was signed one month prior to project completion and is one of the largest leases signed on an industrial development in Southern California in the past decade.

“This will be a regional distribution facility for Georgia-Pacific’s consumer products business, which makes products for both retail and away-from-home markets,” Ferguson added. “It will be operated by a third-party contract firm that specializes in managing warehousing and distribution operations.”

This Class A logistics campus is LEED certified and provides flexible, high-quality, modern industrial space.

Located at 12521 Arrow Route and 8688 Etiwanda Ave., the buildings are strategically positioned to provide access to primary transport infrastructure. The site sits just one mile from the I-15, less than two miles from the I-10, seven miles from Ontario International Airport and approximately 60 miles from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

The facility is part of Goodman Birtcher’s $1.5 billion development pipeline, which provides 15 million square feet of Class A logistics space in core U.S. markets including California, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

The company currently has three flexibly designed, large format logistics and warehouse developments underway in the Inland Empire market of Southern California (in Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana and Eastvale), and once completed, these developments will provide a combined 4.3 million square feet of prime space.