Case Study: Arrow Route Distribution Center, Inland Empire West, CA

Black Creek Group Wins in Inland Empire West with 612,000 Square Foot Industrial Development

Black Creek is more than just an owner and operator, it is also a developer with over 16 million square feet of industrial development completed in its more than 25-year history. In 2017, Black Creek continued its legacy of creating value through industrial development with the purchase of 28.7 acres in the supply-constrained Inland Empire West submarket.

With the Inland Empire West submarket boasting record low industrial vacancies, Black Creek was prepared to react quickly when it became aware that a desirable land parcel was going to be auctioned by the County. After two previous attempts to purchase the land at auction, Black Creek was successful on its third attempt and shortly after winning the all cash auction began the process of developing Arrow Route Distribution Center, a 612,000 square foot cross dock warehouse.

28.7 Acres Purchased
612,000 SF Of Industrial development
100% Leased Within 90 days of completion

Black Creek’s Southern California team leveraged its local presence and relationships to not only source the transaction, but work through several challenges over the course of the development process. These included working through entitlement issues with the city and other neighboring properties that the previous owner was unable to complete.

Due to Black Creek’s development expertise along with its knowledge of how to navigate local governmental processes, the company was able to address these items in a timely manner keeping the project on schedule.

While Black Creek used its local knowledge to complete the development, it also used its national presence to secure the quick lease-up of the building. Owning properties in 33 markets, Black Creek’s broker relationships span the country and during the marketing of Arrow Route the company was approached by an out of state broker who had previously worked with Black Creek and had a well-established, publicly traded company that needed big-box space in the area. Black Creek was able to work with the broker and tenant to address their needs and within 90 days of completion the development was 100 percent leased.

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