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First tenant signed at Florida Gulf Coast 75 Logistics Center

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Dakota Premium Hardwoods will lease 75,000 square feet of the 378,000-square-foot speculative industrial property

Dakota Premium Hardwoods has leased a 75,000-square-foot industrial space at Florida Gulf Coast Logistics Center in Punta Gorda. The national lumber provider is the first tenant to sign a lease at the 378,000-square-foot warehouse logistics center being constructed on the grounds of the Enterprise Charlotte Airport Park.

This will be the company’s eleventh location in the U.S. and first location in Florida. The development, located at 9450 Piper Road in Punta Gorda, is being built by Equus Capital Partners.

Dan Miller of Colliers represented the landlord, Equus Capital Partners, LTD. Rian Smith of CBRE represented the tenant.

“The Punta Gorda market has emerged as the new epicentre for this type of distribution project. It’s a good location to serve all of Florida as a regional distribution center, with Sarasota County to the north and Collier County to the south. The growth we’re seeing in Southwest Florida, specifically Punta Gorda, also makes it a strong location for last-mile distribution.”
- Dan Miller, Executive Managing Director of Colliers

Equus Capital Partners chose the location because of its proximity to Tampa, Naples and Fort Myers. According to market data, 5.5 million people live within two hours of Punta Gorda. In addition, there are very few industrial properties with more than 200,000 square feet of space available in the Southwest Florida market.

Dakota Premium Hardwoods will build out the space to meet its warehouse and distribution needs.

“This property is considered a high-quality distribution property with lots of space to move product freely. Because it’s new construction, the space will also be built to meet their exact needs.”
- Dan Miller, Executive Managing Director of Colliers

Construction on Dakota Premium Hardwoods' space is expected to be completed in September 2023. The remaining 303,000 square feet of space in Florida Gulf Coast Logistics Center will also be delivered in the third quarter of 2023.


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Dan Miller

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Fort Myers

As Executive Managing Director of Industrial and Land Services for southwest Florida, my resume is diverse and replete with all strata of projects, clients, and services. From development of industrial and office parks, leasing and sales to overseeing development and buildout, I will see your vision completed and represent your best interest throughout.

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As a leader in Industrial and Land Services in the Southwest Florida Market, I specialize in sales, leasing and project development.

I have a 36+ year history of development, construction and entrepreneural experience in a diverse product mix. My strong client relationships span from the institutional investor and developer to the business base that make Southwest Florida work. I am known for finding and capitalizing on the hidden values of the property and work within the market parameters at the time. 

Through my experience in not only land and building sales but also project development, build-to-suit / lease and design build prospects, I take a holistic approach to client representation. My significant development projects today include Premier Airport Park for Principal Real Estate Investors. This institutional  quality, class A distribution project totals 1,875,000 SF being constructed on a 225-acre campus.

With commercial brokerage experience and completed assignments ranging from income properties, development opportunities, syndication, REO disposition, site selection and owner user searches, I understand my role as your fiduciary.

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