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Colliers International announces CLEC Distribution has leased 27,040 square feet at Energy Commerce Business Park in Pasadena, TX


Colliers International is pleased to announce CLEC Distribution has leased a 27,040 square foot industrial building at Energy Commerce Business Park located at 603 E Sam Houston Parkway South in Pasadena, Texas. Robert Alinger of Colliers International represented the tenant in the transaction. The landlord, Clay Partners, was represented by John Simmons, Holden Rushing and Chris Haro of NAI Partners.

CLEC Distribution is a distributor and division of Alliance Laundry Systems,  providing commercial and industrial laundry equipment in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and parts of Georgia and Florida. Alliance Laundry Systems is a leader in commercial laundry sales and product selection. They assist commercial laundries' needs by providing consulting, design, marketing and finance. CLEC Distribution offers both coin and non-coin operated equipment for many industries like hotels, healthcare, laundromats, nursing homes and professional care. 

Houston’s industrial market continues to expand, adding 13 million square feet of new inventory in 2019. Currently, there are another 25 million square feet of industrial space under construction, which is approximately 38% preleased. Houston’s industrial market is healthy, with a 6.9% vacancy rate. The East-Southeast Far submarket, where CLEC Distribution will be located, is the largest Houston industrial submarket with 73.5 million square feet of inventory and continues to expand with 4.3 million square feet currently under construction.

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Robert Alinger

Principal & Director


Robert Alinger specializes in the leasing, disposition, acquisition, and site selection of industrial land, industrial, and distribution properties in Houston and the greater gulf coast region. His expertise with site entitlements, new development, and project leasing has established his reputation as a leading service provider to the industrial development community. Robert also has a unique understanding of rail served properties. In the last five years he has completed the sale of 1,800 acres of rail served land and the leasing and disposition of 3.5M square feet of rail served buildings.

Mr. Alinger joined Colliers in 2019, was named Principal in 2020, and elected to the Board of Directors in 2021. In his first three years with Colliers, he completed more than $500 million in transactions and was the 2021 Top Producer in the Houston office during the companies highest grossing year. Since 2016, Robert represented National Property Holdings, a Houston based Industrial Development Firm, in the acquisition of 20 tracts of land, totaling more than 1,550 acres. He facilitated the development and leasing of these business parks, and currently represents their growing portfolio of more than 8.5M square feet of Class A industrial space.

Mr. Alinger is a native Texan and was born in Houston. He began his real estate career in 2006 after graduating from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.

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