Large New Warehouse Project Gets Underway in Fontana

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August 15, 2022 (Fontana, CA)PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC has broken ground on

I-10 Almond Commerce Center, a 210,355-square foot warehouse building in the city of Fontana in California’s San Bernadino County. This ground up project is a collaboration between developer

Real Estate Development Associates (REDA), Clarion Partners, LLC as capital partner, and ECM Management, LLC as owner’s rep.


The new concrete tilt up S-1 structure will have a 36’ clear height, 8” reinforced concrete slab, and 4-ply built up roof system. It will be outfitted with a K25.2 at 40 psi ESFR sprinkler system and 2,000 GPM fire pump. Within the building shell, PREMIER will also create an office area with mezzanine. The team will install steel upper canopies and sheet metal lower canopies on the structure, which will have two street entrances. On the exterior, PREMIER’s team will add a new concrete lot with parking for 101 vehicles and 32 trailers.


Derrick Schuster is serving as senior project manager for PREMIER. Schuster’s team members include Josh Root as senior superintendent and Steven Gabbert, principal, Southwest market leader. “The team at PREMIER is excited to be part of this collaboration, which will deliver another Class A, exceptionally well-located asset to the region,” said Gabbert.


“This is the first time we’ve had the opportunity to partner with PREMIER, and we’re really looking forward to working together to bring this vision to life,” said Chad Manista, vice president at REDA.



REDA and Clarion tapped HPA, Inc. for architectural design services on the project, which is slated for completion in May 2023. Engineering services will be provided by Thienes Engineering and Darin Fong and Associates, Inc.


About PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC


PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC provides a full range of design + construction services for industrial, commercial, medical, multifamily, retail, hospitality, and adaptive reuse projects. From office build-outs to large-scale industrial facilities, every PREMIER project benefits from the company’s strong client focus and concept-to-completion success strategy. Headquartered in the Midwest, PREMIER also has regional offices on the East and West coasts. PREMIER has earned five consecutive appearances on the Crain’s Chicago Business “Fast 50” list of the Chicago area’s fastest growing companies. For more information, visit pdbgroup.com.


About Real Estate Development Associates


Based in Newport Beach, REDA team members have been responsible for in excess of 15 million square feet of entitlement, development, leasing and sales of buildings over the past 30+ years with a valuation in excess of $3 billion. The firm’s executives are experienced in a wide array of property types, with considerable hands-on experience working at the property level. Backgrounds include investment, management, development, finance, property management, marketing, planning and construction. Learn more at https://redallc.com.


About Clarion Partners, LLC


Clarion Partners, LLC, has been a leading real estate investment manager for 40 years. Headquartered in New York, the firm maintains strategically located offices across the United States and Europe. With $75.9 billion in total real estate and debt assets under management, Clarion Partners offers a broad range of real estate strategies across the risk/return spectrum to 500 institutional investors across the globe. More information about the firm is available at www.clarionpartners.com.