GTIS Partners and Ryan Companies Form Opportunity Zone JV to Develop Multi-Story Last Mile Industrial Project in Seattle, WA

GTIS Partners (“GTIS”), a real assets investment firm that manages in excess of $4 billion in gross assets with a US focus on residential and industrial/logistics investments, and Ryan Companies US, Inc., a national developer, designer, builder, capital markets partner and real estate manager offering full-service commercial real estate solutions, have formed a Joint Venture to develop 65 S Horton St. (“the Project”), a four-story, class-A, last mile industrial/urban logistics property located in one of Seattle, WA’s Qualified Opportunity Zones. The building, once completed, will span 126,646 square feet and is expected to cost around $42.5 million.

The site is located just one mile south of downtown Seattle and adjacent to several Port of Seattle terminals in SoDo. SoDo is highly sought after for industrial development due to its unique access to both the urban core markets of Seattle and the Eastside, and the hub of bulk distribution facilities located farther south in Kent, Washington. Despite the district’s strong strategic location, much of the existing stock of industrial space is dated and functionally obsolete. There is also very little institutional ownership in the area, creating opportunity for new product managed by an institutional quality operator. Rents have grown approximately 9 percent per year since 2013 across Seattle’s “close-in” submarket, which includes SoDo, as a result of the MSA’s strong population and economic growth combined with a lack of new industrial supply.

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