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Xebec Acquires 60-Acre Central Florida Site, Plans Bulk Logistics Facility

Xebec acquired 60 acres in in Lakeland, FL, and plans to invest a total of $39.3 million to develop a 533,000-square-foot, Class A regional bulk logistics facility. The site at 8355 FL-33 is along Interstate-4, a key logistics corridor that is home to one of the largest concentrations of distribution centers in the state.

Xebec’s Randy Kendrick, says, “The corridor between those two cities [Tampa and Orlando] is home to nearly 207 million square feet of industrial real estate space, and we believe the region will continue to experience demand for facilities of this size because of its growing demographic base and reach.” He notes companies like Walmart, Coca-Cola, Amazon and Publix Supermarkets have operations in the area.

Construction is expected to commence in Q4 2018, and be completed in the third quarter of 2019. The finished facility will have a 40-foot clear height and a 185-foot truck court with 114 docks.

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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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