Two industrial parks totaling approximately 98,600 square feet across four buildings in Longmont, have sold to CentrePoint Properties, a Denver-based commercial real estate investment firm, for $16.65 million.
The properties are located at 1501-1551 S. Sunset St. and 2120-2150 Miller Dr. The parks offer small bay industrial space, catering to tenants who need between 3,500 and 27,000 sq. ft. The property was 93% leased to nine diverse tenants at the time of sale.
“Small-bay industrial space is seeing strong tenant demand in today’s market. Small-bay properties boasted the lowest vacancy rates (2.3%) and accounted for 80% of all leases signed in metro Denver in 2022. Properties in the Longmont area are especially unique due to their flexibility in space configuration, ample car parking, hefty power and HVAC systems, and ability to offer distribution options between drive in and dock high. These features allow for a wider variety of uses and appeal to a large assortment of tenants, including technology, manufacturing and life sciences companies,” said CBRE’s Ostermick.
She added, “On top of that, Boulder and its surrounding submarkets have a highly educated and skilled workforce, making the area a desirable place for companies to grow their businesses.”
Fundamentals remain relatively strong in the metro Denver industrial market as of the third quarter of 2023, with overall sales volume nearly tripling to $280.8 million from last quarter’s $98 million, according to CBRE research. Twenty-five industrial properties traded hands in the third quarter.