Lehigh Valley Distribution Center Sells for $201.5 Million

A recently built 1.03 million-square-foot distribution center in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley has sold for $201.5 million, ranking it as the priciest single-property industrial deal for the market, according to CoStar data.

The industrial facility is located within the master-planned Rockefeller Group Logistics Park at 951 Willowbrook Road in Northampton, a borough about 6 miles north of Allentown and about 8 miles from Bethlehem. Built in 2020, the facility is fully leased to third-party logistics company Geodis, according to CoStar data.

COVID-19 drastically accelerated the growth of e-commerce, and Lehigh Valley has been ideally situated to take advantage, CoStar market analyst Ben Atwood noted in a report about the region.

“The international ports and sprawling suburbs of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore are all within a two hour drive” Atwood wrote. “Within 500 miles is roughly 40% of the nation’s population as are 60% of Canadians. The interstates contained within this market also allow Lehigh to connect directly with inland ports to the south and west, like Columbus and Nashville.”

Atwood noted that because of the primacy of location in shipping, some of the biggest names in logistics occupy millions of square feet here, and the market has a relatively low level of at-risk tenants. That has insulated owners of existing supply through 2020, and vacancies barely budged in spite of millions of square feet of speculative space arriving.

*Article courtesy of CoStar

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