Watco Greens Port Industrial Park in Houston — Courtesy: NAI James E. Hanson
By Joshua Burd
Brokers in New Jersey and Texas have joined forces to market a 60-acre parcel at a massive industrial park in Houston.
The owner of the Watco Greens Port Industrial Park, located at 1755 Federal Road, has tapped Teterboro-based NAI James E. Hanson and Houston-based NAI Partners to bring new tenants to the complex. They said the property, part of a 735-acre, 3 million-square-foot campus, provides multimodal accessibility and build-to-suit opportunities for tenants with complex shipping and fulfillment needs.
Steve Pastor of NAI Hanson’s global supply chain, ports and rail logistics practice is working alongside NAI Partners’ Gray Gilbert, Chris Haro and Jack Gilbert to handle the leasing assignment. They are doing so on behalf of the property’s owner, Watco, a single-source transportation and supply chain services company with locations throughout North America and Australia.
“One of the most critical lessons to come out of the pandemic was the importance of ensuring resiliency and flexibility in all components of international and national supply chains,” Pastor said. “Located nearby one of the nation’s busiest multimodal transportation hubs with almost limitless connectivity and flexibility, Greens Port Industrial Park is a truly unmatched opportunity for international and national companies aiming to add long-term viability and cost savings to their supply chains.”
NAI Hanson said tenants at the Greens Port Industrial Park can easily transport freight to and from national and international ports, citing its access to Watco’s dock infrastructure along the Houston Ship Channel. The property also offers connections to Union Pacific, BNSF and Kansas City Southern’s international and national rail networks, along with proximity to Interstate 10 and nearby container terminals.
All told, Watco Greens Port Industrial Park boasts more than 3 million square feet of warehouse space, storage for 1,600 rail cars across four rail yards and seven deep water and nine barge berths along the Houston Ship Channel, according to a news release. The park accommodates ocean vessels, barges, trains and trucks carrying a variety of freight.