The 2018 Event

CenterPoint invited some of the nation’s top-performing industrial real estate brokers to spend a few days in Miami and Cuba. The group enjoyed a round at Trump National Doral Golf Course, catamaran sailing and a deep sea fishing charter. The trip also included a private tour of Havana with fine dining and a rum and cigar tasting. We’ve shared some exciting highlights below! Want to attend next year’s event? Talk to your CenterPoint contacts about what it takes to earn an invite and join the nation’s most elite brokers.

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Event Details

Guest Attendees
Sam Badger CBRE
Britton Burdette JLL
Larry Casey Cushman & Wakefield
Danny Chase Colliers
Jack Cline Lee & Associates
Rick Daly Darwin Realty
Mike Fowler JLL
Brian Golden JLL
Jason Goldman Cushman & Wakefield
Mike Goldstein Colliers
Whit Heitman CBRE
Sam Higgins Cushman & Wakefield
Jeff Hughes Stan Johnson Company
Kelly Landwermeyer Holt Lunsford
William Lattimore CBRE
Dan Leahy NAI Hiffman
Jesse Lucas Lee & Associates
Greg Matter JLL
Paul McBride Founders 3
Rustin Mork Realty Advisor Group
Jason Ovadia JLL
Danny Reaume Realty Advisor Group
Adam Roth NAI Hiffman
Paul Sablock JLL
Kurt Sarbaugh HFF
Ben Sgambati Marcus & Millichap
Bill Sparks CBRE
Rob Stillwell Newmark
Robin Stolberg HFF
John Sullivan CBRE
Steven Tick Podolsky
Karl Wiedenman CBRE
Best of the Best Awards

Largest Acquisition – Winn Dixie, Opa Locka, FL

Jeff Hughes of Stan Johnson Company and Erik Lundberg of Stan Johnson Company

At 961,345 SF, this facility is the largest warehouse in Miami-Dade County. The facility is a highly functional building on a large land site in one of the best markets in the country.

Situated on 59 acres, the building offers direct access to several major trucking routes. Features include a 216,000-square-foot cooler and freezer, 92 dock-high doors, 268 trailer parking positions and a secured truck court. The asset is strategically located eight miles from the Port of Miami and 22 miles from Port Everglades.

Largest Disposition – 21-Building Chicago Portfolio

Kurt Sarbaugh of HFF and Robin Stolberg of HFF

This disposition spanned 21 buildings in the Greater Chicago Market. The portfolio consisted of approximately 2.4 Million SF and 110 acres of land.

This disposition was an opportunity for CenterPoint to capitalize on demand for large portfolio transactions and sell a low-quality, non-strategic Chicago portfolio. This deal de-risked CenterPoint’s portfolio with the sale of non-institutional assets that no longer aligned with the Company strategy.

Development Lease of the Year – UPS, Garden City, GA

Danny Chase of Colliers and William Lattimore of CBRE

UPS signed a 10-year lease for 268,926 SF of a 492,800 SF facility in the CenterPoint Intermodal Center – Savannah. This is the first time UPS’ small packing business line is operating in a CenterPoint-developed facility.

The facility is strategically located within four miles of the Port of Savannah and Savannah Hilton Head International Airport. Building features include 316 car parking positions, 232 trailer positions, 89 dock doors, 36’ clear heights and five drive in doors. The facility is also rail served by Norfolk Southern.

Build-to-Suit of the Year – ULINE, Pleasant Prairie, WI

Sam Badger of CBRE and Whit Heitman of CBRE

This 417,384 SF build-to-suit for Uline, Inc. is located in CenterPoint’s LakeView Corporate Park. Situated on 26.2 acres, this is the third development Uline occupies in the Park.

Facility features include 36’ clear heights, approximately 3,000 SF of office and interior and exterior LED lighting. This is the first development to secure 36’ clear heights in the Park. Additional features include 236 car parking spaces, 115 trailer stalls and 79 dock doors.

Operations Largest Lease – Johnson Health, Sturtevant, WI

Paul McBride of Founders 3

Johnson Health signed a 63-month lease for the entire 209,151 SF facility located on 10.2 acres. Johnson Health is a new tenant for CenterPoint.

In this deal, CenterPoint was able to lease up a vacant, Class A building in a low-velocity market. Facility features include 6,000 SF of office, 70 car parking spots, 28’ clear heights and 12 exterior docks.