Lake Washington Partners, a commercial real estate firm owning, managing and developing properties across the United States, began construction on a phased development of 1.5 million square feet of distribution/warehouse space within Spanish Springs Business Center near Reno, Nevada
“We’re bullish about the area and the opportunities it presents for our tenants,” said Lake Washington Partners’ President, Jordan Lott. “It’s a prime strategic location and provides tenants with a business-friendly environment and excellent quality of life.” Lott noted the Spanish Springs Business Center is particularly suited to meet tenants’ big-box distribution needs with excellent access to Interstate 80 and US Hwy 395 through the adjacent Pyramid Highway corridor.
Seattle area-based Lake Washington Partners purchased the 66-acre site from Spanish Springs Limited Partnership in October, 2013. With an anticipated completion in late 2014, the first phase will be a 750,000-square-foot distribution center for SanMar Corporation. Reno-based United Construction Co. has been selected as general contractor.
SanMar occupies another Lake Washington Partners property—a 622,000-square-foot distribution center at 555 Vista Boulevard in Sparks, Nevada. Lott said the firm will aggressively seek build-to-suit tenants for the additional 800,000 square feet of industrial development at Spanish Springs. The company also plans to spend $3 million to renovate the to-be-vacated property in Sparks for re-introduction to the leasing market.