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PREMIER Design + Build Group Completes New Warehouse in Southern California

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September 7, 2022 (Torrance, CA) – PREMIER Design + Build Group has wrapped up its work on Gateway Logistics Center, a 251,000-square-foot industrial warehouse in southern California. In 2021, PREMIER was tapped by the Ares Industrial Management team as general contractor for this assignment.

Gateway Logistics Center is a concrete tilt-up structure with a steel truss hybrid roof. It is equipped

with an ESFR sprinkler system, LED warehouse lighting, and 2000A UGPS with a 2,000A service. It is

located on an 11-acre site at 19681 Pacific Gateway Drive in Torrance, CA. This new industrial

warehouse has a 36’ clear height, 42 truck doors, two drive-in doors, 67 trailer parking stalls, 155

parking stalls for automobiles, and 16 electrical vehicle charging stations. The site was also

equipped with a complete rainwater harvesting system to provide water for irrigation. The

building was leased midway through the project to a national third-party logistics company, and

PREMIER worked with them to expand the speculative tenant improvements from about 11,000

square feet to almost 19,000 square feet of class A office space.

Prior to beginning construction on the site, PREMIER’s team demolished two buildings that

previously had been used for commercial printing. The project scope included creating three new

access driveways. Other exterior improvements including the addition of storm drains and water

quality systems.

PREMIER’s Jeramy Mahfet served as senior project manager on Gateway Logistics Center. Mahfet

worked with project superintendent Kenny Holt and Steven Gabbert, principal and Southwest

market leader. 

“This is an exceptional new asset designed to meet the evolving needs of the market,” said Gabbert. “We’ve enjoyed working with the Ares Industrial Management team to bring this project to completion.”

RGA provided architectural design services. Other firms involved in the Gateway Logistics Center

new build included Thienes Engineering, Inc. for civil engineering, DFA and Associates, Inc. for

structural engineering, and Air Control Systems, Inc. for mechanical engineering. Hunter

Landscape, Inc. provided landscape architecture services.

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

About Ares Industrial Management

Ares Industrial Management is a leading vertically integrated industrial real estate operating

platform with approximately 160 million square feet of industrial assets owned and under

development throughout the U.S. Led by a dedicated team of more than 150 professionals and

with experience spanning over 30 years in the industrial sector, Ares Industrial Management has

developed a deep network of relationships to source, operate and execute on attractive

opportunities across major U.S. logistics markets. Ares Industrial Management is a part of the Ares

Management Corporation Real Estate team, which had approximately $50 billion of assets under

management, as of June 30, 2022.

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