Tucson, Arizona, is a major international logistics and distribution hub for the southwest corner of the United States. Its location and infrastructure provide easy access to Western Hemisphere commerce and to ports that move goods around the world. Tucson industrial space has grown to meet the commerce needs of many types of companies.
International mineral and crystal distributor From the Mines, with a location in New Jersey, needed a Southwest U.S. distribution center to improve its supply chain from South American mines to a growing western U.S. clientele.
Commercial Real Estate Group of Tucson worked closely with the client to determine specific needs, including an appropriate ceiling height and adequate dock and grade loading facilities. The company also needed reliable high-speed internet for its online operations.
Using its deep knowledge of the market, CREG Tucson identified several locations that met the client’s requirements. After leading tours of the sites for the client and making doubly sure that broadband was adequate, CREG Tucson helped negotiate the lease.
The company subleased a building at a below-market rate in the size range that it needed. It has great access to the interstate highway, and the site features two docks, grade loading and an exterior yard for trucks and container storage.
Tucson industrial space has many features that cater to logistics and distribution for domestic and international commerce. They include
- many options for locating in ready-to-build business centers and parks near rail, air and ground transportation
- opportunities for moving into spec space
- the Port of Tucson, is a multi-modal facility with loading and storage capabilities
- a well-developed Southern Arizona-Northern Mexico commercial super-region that fosters international trade
- easy interstate access to Southern California ports
- a synergy sparked by the presence of companies such as Target, HomeGoods and Amazon that have taken advantage of Tucson’s logistics and distribution ecosystem.