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Colliers Sells Iconic Nela Park in Cleveland, Ohio

CLEVELAND, Oh., May 04, 2022 – Colliers | Cleveland and Colliers | Virginia are pleased to announce the sale of Nela Park, the world’s first industrial park. An affiliate of Phoenix Investors (“Phoenix”) purchased the property from 1975 Noble Road, LLC, an affiliate of Savant Systems, Inc. The team of Mark Abood in Cleveland and Rob Stockhausen and Grant Bates, of Colliers | Charlottesville, led the marketing of the iconic property, representing both the seller and purchaser in the transaction.  


“Phoenix has just captured one of Northern Ohio’s top five most architecturally significant treasures. I cannot wait to see what they have in store for the park. I know it will be something special!” said Mark Abood, senior vice president and principal of Colliers | Cleveland.


Nela – National Electric Lamp Association, housed GE Lighting’s headquarters since the early 1920’s and will continue to do so. It is comprised of 26 buildings with over 1,000,000 square feet of space across 92 acres. The campus features fountains, landscaping sculptures, and an annual light-show that brings the Cleveland community together during the holidays.


“Nela Park’s history and significance in Northern Ohio spans over 100 years. Including a promising list of tenants and users that will compliment Savant’s existing presence at the campus, Phoenix is no stranger to attracting vibrant new companies to its properties; and Nela will be no exception,” stated Managing Director of Colliers | Cleveland, Brian Hurtuk. “Phoenix’s entry into northern Ohio ushers in a new era of development at the site!”


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Jullieanne Cueto

Communications Specialist | Virginia and Raleigh, NC


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