TriMas Corp. sells a 22-acre site at 5215 S. Boyle Ave. in Vernon to AMB Property Corp. Originally developed from the 1940s through the 1960s to support Norris Industries defense operations, 5215 S. Boyle Ave. includes more than 400,000 square feet of heavy manufacturing buildings with several existing leases currently in place.
According to an SEC filing, the purchase price was for $13 million, all cash. AMB would not confirm the price. AMB plans to market the vacancies at the property in the short-term with a long-range goal of repositioning the site in order to maximize the significant upside potential in the land enhancing the value of the parcel.
The purchase represents AMB’s first development project in Vernon, a city that consists almost entirely of industrial properties located approximately five miles southeast of Los Angeles. The city is home to more than 1,800 businesses which employ approximately 50,000 individuals. Vernon also consistently boasts one of the lowest vacancy rates in the greater Los Angeles area.
AMB purchased the site for substantially below current land sale value for clean & graded sites ready for construction.