Planes, Trains and Automobiles – NAI Hanson and NAI Sullivan Named Exclusive Brokers for 1,350-Acre Logistics-Oriented Development Site in Ardmore, Oklahoma
Well-located southern Oklahoma site includes ample freight rail, air cargo, and trucking connections
Ardmore, Okla. (February 26, 2019) – NAI James E. Hanson, a leading New Jersey-based full-service commercial real estate firm, and NAI Sullivan, an Oklahoma City-based member of the NAI Global network, are pleased to announce that they have been named the exclusive listing brokers for Ameripointe, a 1,350-acre industrial development site in Ardmore, Okla.
Featuring a strategic location in a Foreign Trade Zone and Enterprise Zone, Ameripointe provides a unique level of accessibility and flexibility not found in any other industrial development site currently on the market. The shovel-ready, 1,350-acre site features 527 acres of land for sale, 804 acres available for lease, and 19+/- acres that can be used for buffer or parking to meet the needs of a wide range of industrial buyers and tenants.
Lying only seven miles from Interstate 35 and situated between Dallas located 113 miles to the south of the site and Oklahoma City located 90 miles to the north of the site, the location enables easy access to 85 percent of the United States from Ameripointe in two truck days. Ameripointe’s central location makes it an ideal distribution hub, allowing for travel and shipment of goods across the country as well as to Canada and Mexico.
In addition to offering a high level of highway access, Ameripointe is one of just 16 locations in the United States that has received the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway’s “certified site” designation, which recognizes shovel-ready sites that meet the Class-1 railway’s stringent site selection criteria. Featuring unparalleled freight rail access via 33,560’ of BNSF freight rail track running through the site, Ameripointe also includes a 10,900’ loop for easy ingress and egress for freight rail users and the capacity to receive full-unit trains with the potential to hold up to 200 cars. Additional rail features include remote-actuated mainline turnouts, vertical storage loading and unloading, 1,500’ long transload pad, dual scales and scale house, and 24/7 operation transfer to pipeline, trucks, or on-site storage facilities. With direct rail access and development support from one of the nation’s largest freight rail systems, the site provides an ideal opportunity for industrial users hoping to tap into BNSF’s north-south line between Houston, Texas and Duluth, Minn.
Completing the trifecta of transportation access to this site is the Ardmore Federal Airport, located in the middle of the property. With a 9,000’ runway, four hangars, including an FBO Hangar, and heavyweight air cargo capacity, the federally-licensed airport provides additional access to users with air cargo needs.
“When taking into account the unique accessibility, favorable local demographics and massive size of the land available at Ameripointe, this site presents almost limitless industrial development potential,” said Steve Pastor, VP, Global Supply Chain & Ports/Rail Practice at NAI James E. Hanson and NAI Global Chairperson for the Americas. “As the nationwide Class-A industrial space shortage continues, industrial users looking to add efficiency and flexibility to their global supply chains do not need to look any further than Ardmore, Oklahoma and the Ameripointe site. We are excited to market this property and look forward to bringing interested buyers and tenants to Ardmore.”
In addition to the unique intermodal accessibility and flexibility at Ameripointe, the state of Oklahoma has created a business climate that is among the best in the United States. With the fourth lowest cost of doing business, fifth lowest tax burden, and sixth lowest cost of living in the nation, Oklahoma provides the strong fundamentals that businesses require to compete in the 21st-century global economy. Oklahoma also provides a 10-year cash rebate incentive through the Quality Jobs Ten Year Cash Incentive. Additional incentives include an Investment/ New Jobs Tax Credit Package, a Business Expansion Incentive Program, the Quality Jobs + Investment Tax Credits (QJ+ITC) program, accelerated depreciation programs, Pooled Finance incentives and several smaller programs. Oklahoma’s nationally-recognized CareerTech training program has helped to create a highly educated workforce equipped with the skills most in-demand from today’s employers.
The Ardmore Development Authority (ADA) has created one of the most-business-friendly locations in the Midwest through offering several incentive programs designed to work in conjunction with Oklahoma’s statewide programs. The ADA’s signature program is a match of State-level Quality Job Incentive amounts for the initial two years of eligibility by new users in the municipality. This program can be paired with a wide range of additional incentives including Customized Workforce Training underwriting, Relocation Reimbursement and Deferred Cost Build-to-Suit programs.
Steve Pastor of NAI Hanson and Bob Sullivan of NAI Sullivan, make up the brokerage team marketing this development opportunity.
For more information about Ameripointe, please contact Steve Pastor at 201-478-7376.