PREMIER Design and Build Group Completes Two Industrial Projects in California for First Industrial Realty Trust

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April 19, 2022 (Perris, CA and Rancho Dominguez, CA)PREMIER Design + Build Group has just completed work on two industrial projects in southern California. Both assignments were done on behalf of First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc., a leading owner, operator, and developer of logistics real estate.


First Wilson Logistics Center was built as a speculative warehouse in Riverside County in the city of Perris. This new build spans 303,204 square feet on a 15-acre site at 3125 Wilson Avenue. It offers a 36’ clear height, 40 dock doors, two drive-in doors, parking for 162 vehicles and 53 trailers, and a bocce ball court. The team is anticipating LEED Silver certification for the new warehouse. The building is fully leased to a single tenant.


The PREMIER team also assisted First Industrial with the redevelopment of a 4-acre industrial property in the sought-after South Bay submarket of Los Angeles. Located at 19302-19400 S. Laurel Park in Rancho Dominguez, California, the repurposed structure includes a 22’ clear height, seven dock doors, and one drive-in door. In addition to the interior renovations, PREMIER’s team refreshed the pavement to accommodate exterior parking for 57 vehicles and 48 trailers. The team completed an ESFR fire protection system upgrade as well as a power service upgrade. Just prior to completion, the building was fully leased to a single tenant.


PREMIER’s regional office in California is headed by Steven Gabbert, principal and Southwest market leader.


“First Industrial has an incredible development team,” said Gabbert. “It's been an honor to bring their vision to life on these two projects. We look forward to continuing our partnership with them for many more years and projects to come.”


Key team members on First Wilson Logistics Center included senior project manager Jeramy Mahfet, project manager Matt Lindsay, and senior project superintendent Adrian Lopez. Gabbert’s team for the Laurel Park assignment included Derrick Schuster as senior project manager, Erik Henriksen as senior project engineer, and Jacob Kulik as project superintendent.


“We are excited to add these two high-quality logistics facilities to our sizeable and growing Southern California portfolio,” said Michael Goodwin, director of development for First Industrial. “Thanks to our partners at PREMIER Design + Build for their outstanding work in bringing these projects across the finish line for our new tenants.”



About PREMIER Design + Build Group


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 First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.


First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. is a leading fully integrated owner, operator, and developer of industrial real estate with a track record of providing industry-leading customer service to multinational corporations and regional customers. Across major markets in the United States, our local market experts manage, lease, buy, (re)develop, and sell bulk and regional distribution centers, light industrial, and other industrial facility types. In total, we own and have under development approximately 67.3 million square feet of industrial space as of December 31, 2021. For more information, please visit us at www.firstindustrial.com.