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ICP Land Partners
Co-brokered a 200 acre parcel from Lockheed Martin Corporation to ICP Land Parterns, LLC, based in Atlanta, Georgia, for an industrial park.

Collier Enterprises
Developed 246 acres of vacant industrially-zoned land into one of Orlando's premier industrial parks and closed a profitable project.

MBM Foodservice, Inc.
Located a refrigerated facility in metro Orlando to service Burger King restaurants that were being underserviced by AmeriServe.

Super Food Services, Inc.
Secured sublease listings for a 587,000 square foot freezer, cooler, and dry warehouse, including an office building and a truck service and wash facility, and a separate 270,000 square foot cooler and dry warehouse for 13 years of the 20-year absolute net-lease term, plus a 20-year renewal option. Also arranged leases in the separate 270,000 square foot warehouse for a five-year term, and the remaining 85,000 sf of dry space for a three-year term.

Walgreen Co.
Provided site selection services for locating a 100-acre site to construct up to one million square feet of distribution center needed to service its South Florida stores and a Puerto Rico distribution center and its associated stores.

Eckerd Drug Company
Provided acquisition and disposition services for combining five existing, but scattered, distribution centers into one large subleased facility, and brokered the sale of two owned distribution centers.

Oakmont National Development
Provided site selection services for locating and negotiating a 45-acre site for development of spec-built, portfolio warehouses held for lease.


ICP Land Partners
The Business Challenge
Rebman Properties, Inc. co-brokered a 200 acre parcel from Lockheed Martin Corporation to ICP Land Partners, LLC, based in Atlanta, Georgia, for an industrial park. Its business model was construction and leasing of cross-dock warehouses, and the company wanted to buy land and build in the Orlando market. The price was $12,000,000.

The property had originally been acquired by Lockheed Martin in 1986 as part of a 3,000 acre project called International Corporate Park [ICP]. The park had been improved with roads and utilities, and lot sales had been promoted by a number of brokerages. Subsequently, the property had been taken back by lenders. The Lockheed parcel was sitting in the middle of ICP, with no BeeLine Expressway frontage, and at the time of sale had been languishing for 20 years.

In early 2006, Orange County had just initiated a concept called Innovation Way, a major highway to be constructed from the University of Central Florida to Orlando International Airport and to Lake Nona, where a new "medical city" concept was under development. Development along that highway and in ICP was to bring in the new high-tech companies whose employees would live, work, and play in the Innovation Way corridor.

It was during the initial stages of that concept, that ICP Land Partners was looking for land, and it was the least expensive of only three large land parcels available. During the 2 month time the Lockheed Martin/ICP Land Partners contract was in due diligence, Lincoln Property Company [Lincoln] engaged Rebman Properties, Inc. to find it a 30 to 40-acre parcel of industrial land on which to construct an industrial park for development of cross-dock warehouses. Of the dozen properties in which Lincoln was interested, it was most interested in purchasing a part of the ICP Land Partners 200-acre parcel.

The Solution
Both companies' principals were headquartered in Atlanta and knew each other. They came to an agreement for ICP Land Partners to divide the 200-acre property by a 4-lane road, and ICP Land Partners would sell 91 acres to Lincoln. Although the business model for both companies was to develop cross-dock warehouses, they came to an agreement that ICP Land Partners would develop the cross-dock warehouses, and Lincoln would develop only rear-load warehouses. The price for 91.626 acres was $9,734,615.

The End Result
ICP Land Partners has constructed a 360,000 square foot cross-dock for lease or sale, and has a 360,000 square foot and a 280,000 square foot cross-dock designed for future users. Lincoln constructed two rear-load warehouses at Lincoln International Corporate park; a 92,616 square foot multi-tenant, rear load flex facility, and a 141,660 square foot rear-load distribution facility.


Collier Enterprises
The Business Challenge
To win the right to represent Colliers as the sales broker for 246 acres of vacant industrially-zoned land - five major brokerage firms competed for the listing.

Negative marketing aspects to this land parcel that had to be overcome were: 1) high vandalism and crime area contiguous to the property, 2) odorous County sewer treatment plant across the street, 3) annexation proceedings, 4) the lack of a traffic signal at the entrance to the park, and 5) overcoming a long recession in a slow economy.

The Solution
Collier appointed Rebman Properties as their exclusive sales agent. A mile long 10 foot high fence was installed to seal off the vandalism and crime. The County gave us written confirmation that the sewer plant would be completely re-engineered to eliminate the odors. A traffic signal was installed at the west entrance to the park after long negotiations with the Department of Transportation. A full loop road was completed in 2000 and 28 saleable parcels ranging from 1.77 acres to 11.55 acres were platted and fully entitled.

The End Result
From that low point, Collier Enterprises and Rebman Properties, working together, developed the 246 acres into Crownpointe Commerce Park, one of Orlando's premier industrial parks. With the closing of the last parcels, the park was sold out. Rebman Properties accomplished their marketing mission and Collier Enterprises closed a profitable development project.


MBM Foodservice, Inc.
The Business Challenge
MBM Foodservice, Inc. of Rocky Mount, N.C., engaged Rebman Properties to find it a refrigerated facility in metro Orlando. It was taking over certain foodservice accounts from AmeriServe as a result of its bankruptcy, and MBM needed the space by June 1 to service Burger King restaurants that were being underserviced by AmeriServe.

The Solution
Rebman located and arranged for MBM to inspect several possible properties, including a 150,000 sf freezer/cooler facility at Crossroads Business Park owned by AmeriServe, an 80,000 sf facility in Sanford being vacated by Grocery Supply, a 70,000 sf facility in Holly Hill being vacated by SaraLee, and a 60,000 sf facility in west Orlando owned by US Foodservice and being vacated by Don Swann Distributors.

The End Result
Rebman arranged a sale and purchase between US Foodservice and JDS Properties, with MBM as its tenant, for the west Orlando facility, which sale closed in late May. MBM's North Carolina building contractor then got itself into a bind with respect to Orange County permitting matters, shutting down its demolition and re-construction, fire sprinkler upgrade, and operations from the facility. Rebman, with the assistance of the EDC, interceded with the Orange County Building Department and Fire Management Division to allow construction and operations to proceed so MBM could continue to do business from the facility to meet its commitments to Burger King and others.


Super Food Services, Inc.
The Business Challenge
Super Food Services, Inc. of Dayton, Ohio, a very large foodservice distributor, and its union-led truckers had a serious disagreement about wages and benefits, with the effect of shutting down its Florida operations, which included serving Albertson's Stores, and others.

Super Foods tried unsuccessfully to sublease its long-term net-leased facilities, a 587,000 square foot freezer, cooler, and dry warehouse, including an office building and a truck service and wash facility, and a separate 270,000 square foot cooler and dry warehouse.

The Solution
Rebman Properties personnel met with Super Food executives in Dayton, Ohio, and secured sublease listings with Eckerd Drug, Office Depot and Gale Industries.

The End Result
In the first transaction, they arranged for Eckerd Drug to take over the remaining 13 years of the 20-year absolute net-lease term, plus a 20-year renewal option, of the entire 587,000 square foot facility, with Eckerd using some of the cooler space for seasonal storage of candy and other products, and leasing out some of the freezer space, such as the -30 degree ice cream freezer, to Publix and others.

In two follow-on transactions with Super Food, based on Rebman's success with subleasing the 587,000 square foot facility, Rebman arranged leases in the separate 270,000 square foot warehouse; 185,000 square feet of the 270,000 sf cooler and dry warehouse building was subleased to Office Depot for a five-year term, and the remaining 85,000 sf of dry space was subleased to Gale Industries for a three-year term.


Walgreen Co.
The Business Challenge
Provide site selection services for a 100-acre site to build up to one million square feet of distribution center to service South Florida stores and Puerto Rico. The site had to be accessible on Florida’s Turnpike so client could pull double 53’ trailers between the existing and the new distribution center, and near a seaport to service the Puerto Rico distribution center via container ship.

The Solution
Within six months, an ideal site in Palm Beach Park of Commerce was located, negotiated, and closed. A cooperating local broker, a County Commissioner, and EDC representatives assisted in getting over hurdles presented by adjacent land owners, county permitting issues, and state DRI regulations. A doubles “make-up” area was within a few miles of the existing DC in Orlando and the new DC site in Palm Beach. In addition, the adjacent Bee Line Highway ran from the Palm Beach Park of Commerce directly to the Port of Palm Beach.

The End Result
A six hundred fifty thousand square foot state-of-the-art distribution center was built, including a one hundred twenty thousand square foot, 100-foot clear, picking module. Enhanced logistical opportunities between distribution centers in Orlando, Palm Beach, and Puerto Rico were achieved.


Eckerd Drug Company
The Business Challenge
Consolidate four existing distribution centers in Orlando Central Park and one in Largo, Florida, into an existing facility. Three of the facilities were owned and two were leased.

The Solution
A six hundred thousand square foot distribution center with a thirteen-year remaining term, and a twenty-year renewal term, was being vacated. A sublease listing agreement was obtained, and the sublease opportunity was presented and ultimately negotiated. The two owned facilities in Orlando were marketed for sale and sold to a REIT and to a private investor, simultaneously finding a tenant and negotiating an eleven-year lease for the investor. The two leased facilities were at the ends of their respective leases and terminated.

The End Result
The new distribution facility provided needed office space, rail service, a truck maintenance facility, extensive trailer parking, air conditioned high- pile freezer/cooler and dry storage, and vacant land for expansion. The long- term sublease and renewal was achieved at a below-market rental rate and terms.


Oakmont National Development
The Business Challenge
Provide site selection services for an Atlanta-based developer to build speculative warehouses held for lease. A 50+-acre site was located along the Western Beltway in northwest Orange County. The site was adjacent to the confluence of the to-be-built Maitland Boulevard extension and the Western Beltway, a perfect location for a new industrial park. However, the Expressway Authority planned to condemn and take part of the site for an access ramp to the Maitland Boulevard extension, and the taking had not taken place and no time schedule had been set for the taking. In addition, the site was not visible from the Beltway because of a high berm between the site and roadbed.

The Solution
Multiple extensions of a due diligence period were negotiated, and participation of the seller in meetings with the Expressway Authority to accelerate the pricing of and taking of 5+-acres of land for the ramp was achieved. Extensive engineering for the removal of the berm and the division of the material between the buyer and the Expressway Authority was negotiated. A sale of the associated material to the Expressway Authority’s road-building contractor was achieved, resulting in a site ready for development.

The End Result
Provided extensive underwriting information to buyer, and buyer was able to close on the site, and plan and design the site for five investment-grade warehouse facilities.