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European Footware Retailer Steps into 50K SF in SW Houston

Houston-based Sanita Footwear signed a 50,000-square-foot lease extension at Westhollow Distribution Center in the southwest industrial submarket of Houston. The European shoe retailer, which specializes in Danish clogs, moved its U.S. HQ to Houston from Temecula, CA, in 2012.

The 215,000-square-foot facility qualifies for Freeport Tax Exemption, which exempts companies from paying taxes on in-transient business inventories that are exported from Texas within 175 days.

JLL’s David Buescher and Travis Secor represented the tenant. Bridge Commercial’s Ed Bane and Jon Michael represented the landlord, Los Angeles-based Colony Capital.

Buescher says the southwest submarket is “an appealing alternate to northwest Houston,” especially for users that desire easy access to major transportation corridors and infrastructure.

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