Alere Property Group completed a 354,810 square foot built-to-suit distribution center for Minka Lighting in Moreno Valley in May 2014. Alere was chosen by Minka because of its reputation for creating successful developments while developing and maintaining positive relationships with their tenants.
Minka is a Southern California-based decorative lighting and fan manufacturer that has been in business for over 30 years. Their long time broker, Mitch Zehner of Voit Commercial, has been representing with the company since their founding and was determined to find a long-term solution for their distribution center need in Southern California. Zehner worked with Alere on a lease with Fender Guitar in 2004 so he was confident that Alere could provide a solution for Minka in a timely manner.
Alere was able to accommodate the 350,000 square foot size requirement and a construction timeline with little room for error utilizing an existing site in Moreno Valley. A seven year lease was negotiated in May 2013, and the schedule was set for a completion date in May 2014. Alere managed the process to re-entitle the site with the city and complete the project on time.