A lot has been said about the industrial market in Omaha being tight. This has been true for several years due to lack of availability in existing warehouse and industrial buildings. With giants like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and FedEx, among others, occupying thousands of acres of industrial land for various uses, strong local and regional companies have been forced to compete for what’s left.
Thankfully, Omaha’s industrial land market offers a strong option for many local companies.
In September of 2020, Mid States Utility/Keizer Refrigeration engaged our own Kevin Stratman to assist the company in finding a 20- to 25-acre site for a new sales, maintenance, and operations facility in the Omaha metro. After having relocated to new, modern facilities in both Sioux Falls and Sioux City, the time was right for Mid States to upgrade their operations in Omaha, and they had determined building a new 50- to 60,000-square-foot facility was the best way to accomplish this.
With the help of Kevin and several industry partners, Mid States Utility/Keizer Refrigeration evaluated dozens of sites over a three-year span. Many of these sites were not actively on the market, including the one that they chose and recently closed on. Located immediately north of the Amazon Fulfillment Center on Hwy 50 and 370, the 38.52-acre parcel was one of the last undeveloped parcels available for sale on the booming Highway 50 corridor. With good visibility from the highway, in-place industrial zoning, good access to utilities, and a location just minutes from I-80, the site is a great fit for the company’s new operations.
This article appeared in our company newsletter in September of 2023. Please click here to download the entire newsletter.