Industrial Team Utilized Custom Marketing Strategy to Lease 166,650 SF
- 1707 Blairs Bridge Road
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
- 166,650 SF Industrial Distribution Facility
- 32' Clear Height
- Buyer Representation / Agency Leasing
- Sourced 2018
- Delivered 2020
- Leased 2021
Cabot was formed in 1986 as a nationally diversified real estate development company. In 1990, they went through a reorganization to focus on industrial expertise and investment programs. In 2002, Cabot Properties was formed to build on the track record of its earlier success in the industrial real estate sector.
“The Interstate 20 Logistics Center project, sourced by Lee & Associates was on of the best examples of value creation that we have experienced in the Atlanta market. From the project's infancy to completion, the Lee team provided us with unmatched market data, best in class marketing materials, and immediate responsiveness at all times. It was a pleasure to work this assignment with them and we look forward to continuing our partnership on other opportunities.."
- Brad Otis, Managing Director, Head of Asset Management, Cabot Properties
In 2018, Billy Snowden identified an 11-acre property listed with a residential agent who was unaware of the property’s potential value as an industrial development. Billy recognized that Cabot Properties had recently completed a successful speculative distribution facility within the I-20 West Atlanta submarket and identified them as a logical buyer. As suspected, Cabot showed interest and pursued the property. While under due diligence, it was determined that a swap of land with the neighbor was necessary to improve the site’s efficiency, which Lee facilitated. Upon closing on the site, Cabot engaged the Lee & Associates team of Billy Snowden and Michael Sutter to oversee the marketing of the property.
The Lee Atlanta team created a branding strategy to market the new construction. With custom-branded marketing collateral, Lee Atlanta began to implement its plan by sending e-blasts, posting the new listing information on the largest commercial real estate data aggregator, creating drone videos of construction progress. The team also conducted tours once the construction was underway. The building’s construction was completed in February 2020. In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to in-person tours and meetings regarding the facility. However, it didn’t take long for the e-commerce industry to start “feeling the strain” of the need to expand their facilities. Activity in the e-commerce sector increased dramatically, and more and more potential tenants viewed the drone photography and the videos of the building.
Within eight months of building completion, an excellent prospect surfaced, and Lee was able to negotiate favorable terms for both Landlord and Tenant. Ultimately Cabot entered into a full building lease agreement with a leading e-commerce user at terms that exceeded their proforma underwriting. Per Brad Otis, Managing Director, Head of Asset Management for Cabot Properties, “the Interstate 20 Logistics Center project sourced by Lee & Associates was one of the best examples of value creation that we have experienced in the Atlanta market. From the project’s infancy to completion, the Lee team provided us with unmatched market data, best in class marketing materials, and immediate responsiveness at all times. It was a pleasure to work this assignment with them and we look forward to continuing our partnership on other opportunities.”