Texas firm enters N.J. market with plans to build distribution facility

press December 29, 2020

A Texas company has purchased an industrial site in Secaucus with plans to develop a 120,000-square-foot distribution facility, it announced this week.

Xebec Realty purchased the 6.8-acre site at 330 County Ave., and intends to build a Class A industrial facility to help meet the demand for logistics space in the region.

“We seized the opportunity to expand Xebec’s national presence into the Northeast through this strategic acquisition,” Justin Passaretti, Xebec’s vice president of acquisitions, said in a prepared statement. “Secaucus, and the Meadowlands submarket more broadly, has a severe shortage of Class A industrial product, with demand at an all-time high.”

Financial terms were not disclosed. Xebec anticipates development will begin in 2024.

“We are attracted to this region because of its excellent access to transportation and dense populations. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on retail distribution catalyzed an already strong growth story for industrial logistics real estate,” said Randy Kendrick, President and CEO of Xebec. “Retailers and manufacturers have increased their demand to support inventory distribution, eCommerce order fulfillment and last-mile delivery to consumers. The Secaucus site provides “last touch” infill and last-mile access to meet this growing demand.”

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