NAI James E. Hanson and NAI Partners Celebrate Groundbreaking Ceremony for 540-acre, 10 Million-Square-Foot Rail-Served Industrial Park in El Campo, Texas

Jun 26, 2018

El Campo, Texas (June 26, 2018) – NAI James E. Hanson and NAI Partners, a Houston, Texas member of the NAI Global network, are pleased to announce that they held the official ground-breaking ceremony on June 19th for the SW International Gateway Business Park, a 540-acre rail-served industrial development project in El Campo, Texas at the intersection of U.S. 59/I-69 and CR 211. Both firms are the exclusive marketing agents for the site which is a spec/build-to-suit industrial park.

With development spearheaded by Ridgeline Development and owner financed by Atlanta, Ga.-based Stonemont Financial Group, the SW International Gateway Business Park will bring up to 10 million square feet of Class A industrial space and hundreds of jobs to the Houston area. Other key features of the master-planned multi-modal distribution park include:

  • Approximately 1.375 miles (7,260’) of frontage on US 59/I- 69
  • Staging area for more than 200 rail cars
  • Foreign Trade Zone and additional local and state economic incentives
  • Six Texas ports within 250 miles (Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Freeport, Galveston, Houston, and Port Arthur)
  • Kansas City Southern Certification
  • The ability to deliver build-to-suits within 12 months of executed lease
  • Fully entitled, development ready, rail-served sites available for lease, build-to-suit, and design-build projects

In addition to frontage on Interstate 69 and easy access to Texas port cities, the Kansas City Southern (KCS) railroad offers seamless cross-border transportation into and out of Mexico with customs pre-clearance for faster, lower-cost service than trucks can offer. KCS’ state-of-the-art logistics network keep trains and shipments moving securely and on time through both the United States and Mexico. Kansas City Southern’s unique rail access, via Kansas City Southern de Mexico, to the Port of Lazaro Cardenas on Mexico’s Pacific coast also provides a faster and less-congested alternative to more crowded U.S. west coast international ports.

“As one of the best freight rail networks to and from Mexico, more industrial users with complex distribution and logistics networks are tapping North America’s impressive freight rail system to help move goods quickly and cost-efficiently to save costs in the last mile,” said Steve Pastor, Vice President of Global Supply Chain & Ports for NAI James E. Hanson. “As their demand for rail-oriented distribution industrial space continues to grow, industrial development projects like the SW International Gateway Business Park will become crucial in ensuring these lines can operate both efficiently and seamlessly and provide them with an ideal opportunity to leverage these rail networks to increase their profitability.”

Steve Pastor and Susan Fox of NAI Hanson and John Simons, Holden Rushing and Chris Haro of NAI Partners’ Industrial Corporate Services Group, make up the brokerage team marketing this best-in-class industrial park.

For more information about available leasing opportunities at the SW Gateway International Business Park, please contact Steve Pastor at 201-478-7376.

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