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Spec industrial development breaks ground in Baytown

August 24, 2018

Nearly 400,000 square feet of speculative industrial development has broken ground in Baytown.

Investment & Development Ventures LLC and Sealy & Co. broke ground on a 390,000 square-foot speculative development on 26.86 acres in Baytown, per a CBRE release. The development, known as Thompson 10 Logistics Center, which is being leased by CBRE's Faron Wiley, Billy Gold and David Huddelston, is expected to generate "ample interest" from third-party logistics companies, petrochemical-related companies and e-commerce companies, according to the release.

The park should deliver in 2019. The development will be comprised of two buildings: one building will contain 130,074 square feet of space, while the other will contain 260,148 square feet of space.

The land was sold by Fuller Thompson Ten Ltd. in May, per county documents.

Information on a general contractor, as well as the cost of the development, wasn't made available. Houston-based Powers Brown is the architect. Sealy & Co. is the equity partner on the project. CBRE’s Tom Lynch and Mark Redlingshafer represented Investment & Development Ventures LLC in acquiring the land.

The land is located in a municipal utility district, or MUD, per county documents. Property taxation rates within the MUD are still being determined, CBRE's Mark Redlingshafer told the Houston Business Journal.

Before the property was developed, the land was taxed at a rate of $0.80 per $100 of its assessed valuation, per county documents. The current property tax rates will be dramatically lower than $0.80 per $100, Redlingshafer said.