NAIOP, the nation’s leading association for industrial, office, retail and mixed-use real estate developers, selected Moreno Valley’s Amazon Fulfillment Center, developed by Trammell Crow Company, for the inaugural E-commerce Project of the Year. Upon hearing of the NAIOP award, Mayor Jesse Molina commented “This project was a true public private partnership between Trammell Crow Company, Amazon, and the City of Moreno Valley. We are very happy to have this state-of-the art facility in our City and we congratulate Amazon and Trammell Crow on this prestigious award.
The Amazon Fulfillment Center is a 1.25 million square foot industrial fulfillment center located on 75 acres in the City of Moreno Valley and was completed in 2014.
NAIOP’s Development magazine article reports that three things made the site attractive: its size, which was big enough to accept a facility larger than 1 million square feet; its existing entitlements, which increased speed to market; and its outstanding location, in close proximity to the freeway and large, established corporate tenants nearby. To review the entire article, click here.
I-215 Logistics Center was planned with innovative features designed to make it attractive to tenants in search of a best-in-class product, while still allowing for maximum tenant flexibility. Trammell Crow’s key design innovations included separation of truck circulation from autos, truck queuing, a significantly upgraded security system, an above-market tenant improvement package and climate control features.
“Trammell Crow Company is honored to receive this recognition from the City of Moreno Valley and award from NAIOP. Trammell Crow and our partners recognized the City of Moreno Valley as an ideal location for a best-in-class facility, which enabled us to attract an outstanding tenant like Amazon for its e-commerce requirements,” said Tom Bak, Senior Managing Director, responsible for the Moreno Valley project and most of the development in the Inland Empire and Dave Drake, Senior Vice President with the Trammell Crow team. “Completing this project under the aggressive time constraints would not have been possible without the City’s commitment and support. Moreno Valley has been a tremendous partner in our development and truly understands the needs of businesses. We look forward to building upon our relationship as we bring more innovative projects to the community.”
Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards. Amazon also offers regular full-time employees innovative programs such as Career Choice, where the company will pre-pay up to 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether the skills are relevant to a career at Amazon.
In addition to the highly desirable jobs, the City gained a premier e-commerce facility that helped solidify the strength of the Moreno Valley / I-215 Freeway corridor. In recognition of the project’s substantial contribution to Moreno Valley’s economic success, the resulting prosperity of many Moreno Valley families, and the positive regional and national recognition Moreno Valley enjoys as the home of this world-class facility, the City Council will recognize Trammell Crow Company and Amazon at Tuesday’s scheduled City Council Special Presentation.
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm
Moreno Valley City Hall Council Chambers
14177 Frederick Street
Moreno Valley, CA 92553
For more information about the NAIOP E-Commerce Project of the Year Award to Trammell Crow Company, contact Mike Lee, City of Moreno Valley Economic Development Director, at 951.413.3460.