Big-box solutions in the Inland Empire
A market leader in the Inland Empire, the McKenna Industrial Team specializes in warehouse space 500,000 square feet and larger, representing both landlords and tenants in the sale and leasing of warehouse and distribution centers, logistics facilities, land, business parks, build-to-suits and more.
The McKenna team goes beyond standard brokerage practices to shepherd some of the largest industrial transactions in the Inland Empire to completion, sticking by clients throughout the investment lifecycle of a property to ensure success at every step along the way.
Engaged from start to finish
The McKenna Team is committed to helping their clients understand the macro dynamics of the Global Supply Chain, and guiding clients through every phase of the Industrial Real Estate Investment life cycle in the Inland Empire. This cycle includes all facets of sourcing developable land, design, development, and construction of large industrial properties, through the leasing and or sale to Credit Tenants, and Institutional Investors. Over the past 35 years, the team has successfully sold or leased industrial buildings totaling over 20 million square feet, in addition to having sold more than 25,000acres of land for a total consideration of approximately $3 billion.
Established client relationships
We value the relationships we establish with each of our clients. Our valued clients include, but are not limited to:
- Alere Property Group
- First Industrial Realty Trust
- James Campbell Company
- Northwestern Mutual
- Operating Engineers
- Proficiency Capital
- Trammell Crow Company
- Washington Capital
The vast majority (89%) of space in the Inland Empire was built in the past 20 years. The Inland Empire continues to attract large distributors, warehouse users, e-commerce companies and logistics firms seeking to consolidate their operations into large state-of-the-art facilities within striking distance of a major port complex and excellent proximity to a large consumer base.
Senior Executive Vice President
Los Angeles - Inland Empire
Kevin McKenna is a Senior Executive Vice President with Colliers and is among the most successful industrial real estate brokers in all of Southern California. Kevin has completed over $3 billion of real estate transactions throughout his thirty year career. Over the years, he has completed numerous significant land sales, tenant representation, landlord representation and institutional investment sales transactions.
Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, with an emphasis in accounting, from the University of Southern California. He practiced as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with Arthur Andersen & Co. for seven years before becoming the Chief Financial Officer for an oil and gas exploration and development company.
Los Angeles - Orange County
I work with the McKenna Team specializing in Industrial properties within the Inland Empire. With ten years of experience as a commercial broker, I have leased and sold hundreds of acres of land transactions and millions of square feet of industrial buildings. I have twenty-five years of experience as an entrepreneur, owning and managing companies in the clothing, cosmetics, and consumer packaging industries.
Associate Vice President
Los Angeles - Inland Empire
Greg Merrill is an Industrial Specialist with Colliers International and a member of the McKenna team, specializing in land development, and industrial leasing and sales in the Inland Empire. His job includes effectively marketing properties for clients, researching available sites, analyzing comparable lease & sales, and advising land owners on strategies to maximize the value of their assets. He has proven to be a proficient cold caller as part of the team’s business development strategy, successfully sourcing new listings and tenants for the team’s listings.
During his time with Colliers, he has led negotiations on over 300 acres of land and assisted in the negotiations for several million square feet of industrial buildings for lease and for sale. Additionally, he has sourced and negotiated multiple land assemblages, including an eventual industrial development site comprised of ten adjacent landowners. Mr. Merrill has provided value for his clients by going beyond their expectations of what is required.
Client Services Specialist
Los Angeles - Orange County
Vanessa holds a Real Estate Broker’s license in the State of California and is involved in all of the Team’s lease and sale transactions. Her Finance major from Cal State Fullerton has proven beneficial in running and determining Fair Market Value of assets, financing options, and determining trends to keep our team on the cutting edge of the market. Vanessa’s main focus is on managing the Team’s pursuits, listings, escrows, and relationships. She studies port activities to help project demand for Inland Empire warehouses. She is involved in analyzing the global supply chain with an emphasis on the Ports of LA and Long Beach, which is especially critical in the current extreme inefficiencies in the global supply chain. Further, she creates content for proposals through conducting research, preparing surveys, comparative analysis, lease documents, etc.
Prior to joining Colliers, she specialized in marketing, purchasing, selling, and leasing luxury residential real estate in Los Angeles and Orange County. Vanessa has worked alongside some of the industry’s leading professionals. She also has international exposure researching financial and legal due diligence on industry products at a wealth management company in Hong Kong. Vanessa earned a Bachelor of Art in Business Administration with a double emphasis in Finance and Marketing from California, State University Fullerton.