PREMIER Design and Build Group Launches New Builds in California for First Industrial Realty Trust

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June 24, 2022 (Redlands, CA and Fontana, CA)PREMIER Design + Build Group has broken ground on two new industrial builds in California. Both are for client First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc., a leading owner, operator, and developer of logistics real estate. Upon completion, the two projects will add nearly 550,000 square feet of new industrial space in the region.


First Pioneer Logistics Center is a speculative warehouse on a 21.96-acre site in Redlands, CA. Located in San Bernardino County, First Pioneer will offer 460,805 square feet of interior space. The concrete tilt-up structure will feature a 42’ clear height, 92 dock doors, and four drive-in doors. The site will also feature a sizeable truck court and parking lot for 176 vehicles and 141 trailers. First Pioneer is expected to be completed by early 2023. The new facility is designed to accommodate a single tenant but has flexibility to serve as many as four separate tenants.


First Elm Logistics Center is a speculative industrial project on a 5.13-acre site in Fontana, CA, which is also in San Bernardino County. First Elm will have a 32’ clear height, 12 dock positions, and one drive-in door. This 83,140-square-foot concrete tilt-up building is slated for completion in the second quarter of 2023.


PREMIER’s regional office in California is headed by Steven Gabbert, principal and Southwest market leader. Jeramy Mahfet is senior project manager for First Pioneer, working with project superintendent Adrian Lopez and assistant project superintendent Andres Bautista. PREMIER’s Matt Lindsay is project manager for First Elm, working with project superintendent Nicholas Palmer.


“First Industrial’s team has a reputation for going above and beyond when developing new industrial property,” according to Steven Gabbert, principal, Southwest market leader for PREMIER. “Their focus on optimal design and construction quality aligns so well with PREMIER’s commitment to delivering exceptional results for our clients.” 


The project team is anticipating that both buildings will achieve LEED Silver certification.


“We are excited to once again partner with PREMIER Design + Build on two new developments for our Southern California portfolio,” said Michael Goodwin, director of development for First Industrial. “We look forward to serving the strong tenant demand for logistics space with these well-located, high quality facilities which will bring our local portfolio to 11 million square feet when complete. We also own an additional 181 acres of land developable up to 3.1 million square feet for future growth.”


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 First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.


First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: FR) 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 68.6 million square feet of industrial space as of March 31, 2022. For more information, please visit us at www.firstindustrial.com.