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Snow Joe Plows into Lacey Distribution Facility

NorthPoint Development pre-leased a 575,918-square-foot industrial facility at Hawks Prairie Logistics Center in Lacey. Snow Joe, and its sister division Sun Joe, claimed the entire distribution center building at 7816 Hawks Prairie Rd. as part of a West Coast expansion strategy.

The deal with the North Jersey-based lawn and garden tools manufacturer is one of the largest Puget Sound industrial transactions in 2020.

Snow Joe’s Paul Riley Jr. says, “This facility is our first on the West Coast, and it will enable us to meet our growing customer demand with enhanced speed and precision.”

The facility features more than 50,000 pallet positions, robotic picking, and pallet-put-away automation, among other advanced warehouse management technologies. The I-5 logistics corridor building features 36-foot clear heights, 136 dock doors, four drive-in doors, 274 car parking spots and 170 stalls for trailer parking.

WREA’s Wilma Warshak represented the tenant. Newmark’s Thad Mallory, Taylor Hoff, Cam Warren represented the landlord.


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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.

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