Advanced manufacturer, Smiths Interconnect (www.smithsinterconnect.com) leased 118,400 SF at the newly constructed 178,000 SF Tampa Fulfillment Center, located at 101 South 34th Street near Ybor City in Tampa. Smiths Interconnect, with operations in 12 countries, is a leading provider of differentiated electronic components that connect, protect and control critical applications in the commercial aviation, defense, space, medical, rail, semiconductor test, wireless telecommunications, and industrial markets.
The building was built by and is owned by real estate investors Keating Resources (www.keatingresources.com) and The Easton Group (www.theeastongroup.com). Smiths joins Tampa based Workscapes (www.workscapes.com) as the first two tenants in the 178,000 SF building, bringing it to 84% occupancy less than 90 days after completion. Gerard Keating, CEO, said “the decision by Smiths to grow their advanced manufacturing business in Tampa is another sign of Tampa’s transition to a home for leading technology companies”. Keating said that he expects the remaining 29,000 SF to be leased by May 1 based on current interest.
Lisa Ross, SIOR with the Tampa office of the real estate advisory firm Cushman and Wakefield represented Smiths in the building search and lease negotiations. Kris Courier, Gary Bauler, Rian Smith, and Tom Quinlan with the Tampa office of CBRE represented the building owners.
Miami-based, The Easton Group owns and manages over 4,000,000 SF of industrial property in four states.
Keating Resources is owned by Gerard and Alec Keating. The company invests in real estate in Florida, Texas, South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska.
For more information regarding Keating Resources, please contact Gerard Keating at 402-925-5113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.