GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas Philadelphia-based PGT Holdings Inc., a distributor of dog food and pet treats, has zeroed in on the Great Southwest Industrial District for its only distribution center in the U.S. “The company needed to find a central location in the U.S. so it picked Dallas/Fort Worth,” says Joe Santaularia, market director for Dallas-based Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services. The winning property was 907 Avenue R in Grand Prairie, TX, where PGT was able to immediately tap into 54,125 sf of a 129,400-sf warehouse.
With new contracts in hand, PGT Holdings reached out to Santaularia and Brian Pafford, Bradford’s senior vice president and managing partner, to find suitable warehouse space, any place in Dallas/Fort Worth, that met its requirements, 100% air conditioned, good labor pool and available for immediate occupancy. “This was really a fast-moving deal. We searched all over the metroplex,” Santaularia says. “It was between this building and one other one. The ability to move in quickly was important.” PGT Holdings , signing a long-term lease, has already ramped up operations in the 35-year-old warehouse, situated close to TX 360, the George Bush Toll Road and Interstate 30. Situated on nearly six acres, the two-story warehouse is owned by DFW I Investors LLC. Canon Shoults of Holt Lunsford Commercial represented landlord.
August 26, 2013