NAI Hanson negotiates sale-leaseback for Industrial Outdoor Ventures’ 1st acquisition in N.J.

Edison outdoor storage facility brings national niche investment firm to Garden State

NAI James E. Hanson on Monday announced the sale-leaseback of an 8-acre construction yard in Edison.

Hanson’s Scott Perkins, Chris Todd and William Ericksen represented the buyer, Industrial Outdoor Ventures, in the transaction with Railroad Construction Co.

Established in 2017, Industrial Outdoor Ventures is the first national real estate investor specializing exclusively in outdoor storage facilities. Based in Chicago, the company boasts an 18-state, 835-acre footprint of mission-critical industrial service facilities. The acquisition is the company’s first in New Jersey.

Located at 75 Glendale Ave., the property features 8 acres of outdoor storage and a 35,729-square-foot maintenance building. Additionally, it boasts a strategic location just over a mile from the intersection of the New Jersey Turnpike and Route 18. The previous owner, Railroad Construction Co., a major general contractor with experience and expertise in all areas of civil construction, track construction and building construction, will continue to lease the property to support its work throughout central New Jersey.

“The boom in industrial demand over the last several years has created a robust market for well-located outdoor storage facilities across New Jersey,” Perkins stated. “For many investors, especially those from out of state, navigating the competitive outdoor storage sector can often be a daunting task. However, our expertise in the market and creativity continue to enable us to help our clients find deals and grow their portfolios in this asset class.”