Heller Industrial Parks retains JLL — a first — to lease recently completed 670K sq. ft. logistics facility in Dayton

For the first time, Heller Industrial Parks in Dayton has retained outside leasing agents for one of its properties, according to a Monday announcement from JLL‘s Northeast Industrial Region, which has been retained as the exclusive leasing agent for the distribution facility.

JLL said it has begun marketing Heller’s recently completed 674,209-square-foot state-of-the-art facility located at 30 Sigle Lane in Middlesex County.

The newest addition to the Heller Park North complex, 30 Sigle Lane is the only immediately available industrial property of its size in the Exit 8A corridor, the heart of a multimodal hub connected to national and international markets via highways, ports, railways and airports. The site provides immediate access to the nation’s most densely populated region, with over 24 million people living in the New Jersey-New York-Connecticut-Pennsylvania combined statistical area.

A Class A distribution center with 116 loading dock doors, 140 trailer positions and 40-foot clear ceilings, 30 Sigle Lane features a state-of-the-art design that can accommodate a wide range of material handling equipment with modern column spacing to support Very Narrow Aisle racking and other high-bay racking options.

The exclusive JLL leasing team will be led by Vice Chairmen Rob Kossar, Leslie Lanne and Joel Lubin, Senior Managing Director Gary Politi and Vice President Charlotte Belling.

“We are thrilled to bring our experience in the industrial market to this first-of-its-kind partnership with Heller Industrial Parks, a forward-thinking developer with deep industrial expertise,” Kossar said. “As we are witnessing construction slowing down in this key corridor, 30 Sigle Lane is a uniquely desirable asset given the construction landscape — and a pivotal opportunity for occupiers eager to lock in well-located, modern industrial space to service increasing consumer demand in this region. We look forward to reintroducing this property to the market.”

Jason Grebin, president of Heller Industrial Parks, added: “This collaboration between our two organizations presents an exciting step for the Heller legacy — a dynamic combination of development expertise, market intelligence and best-in-class consulting. Our work together will enable strategic real estate decision making to support tenants with end-to-end logistics solutions and gaining advantage in the New Jersey industrial market.”

According to JLL’s Q3 2023 New Jersey Industrial Report, a dropoff in construction starts caused by a difficult entitlement landscape and rising interest rates has resulted in just 1.8 million square feet of new product in the third quarter. Meanwhile, tenants are actively seeking approximately 17 million square feet of industrial space in the Garden State.

“With a dearth of space forecasted over the next 12 months, we anticipate a great deal of interest from e-commerce, food & beverage and other distribution companies focused on strong distribution channels that support continued growth. The Northeast’s dense population and strong existing labor force make 30 Sigle Lane an extraordinary proposition in a highly competitive market,” Lubin said.