Atlanta-based Seefried Industrial Properties acquired 75 acres in Oxnard from Sakioka Farms and AMS Craig, LLC. for an undisclosed amount. The buyer plans to develop a 1.5-million-square-foot fulfillment center for Amazon within Sakioka Farms Business Park.
The 430-acre property at the southeast corner of Rice Avenue and the 101 freeway, is one of the last large pieces of land in the city of Oxnard with the potential for development. The Amazon project is anticipated to be fully operational by the end of 2021.
Sakioka Farms’ Jeremy Sakioka says, “We are excited to kick off the first phase of our park with a regional Amazon distribution center and a locally owned, state-of-the-art, cold storage facility.”
Newmark’s John DeGrinis, SIOR, Patrick DuRoss, SIOR and Jeff Abraham, SIOR represented the sellers. Cushman & Wakefield represented the buyer.
DeGrinis says, “This transaction validates the strength of the Ventura County industrial market and its labor force and will significantly bolster the local economy, creating approximately 1,500 jobs.”
Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services.
In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company.
In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix.
Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator.
Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.
Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.