The North American arm of Italian construction firm Permasteelisa Group signed a lease to occupy more than 80,000 square feet at a former Winn-Dixie distribution center in Hialeah.
Permasteelisa North America Corp. is the third tenant to reach an agreement at the 485,000-square-foot facility in the last three months, according to Thursday’s written announcement from brokerage Easton & Associates, which arranged the transaction. Formwork systems manufacturer Alsina Forms recently signed a 70,000-square-foot lease at the 725 Northeast Ninth Court building, while global logistics and storage firm Dupuy inked a 30,000-square-foot deal there.
The facility was constructed for Winn-Dixie in 1960. An Illinois investor paid about $11.3 million for the 20.5-acre site in April 2013. The company opted not to construct additional buildings on the land and instead focus on rehabilitating the existing facility and leasing out available space.
Easton & Associates is the commercial real estate brokerage division of The Easton Group. The division’s Tom Kimen and David Olade arranged the Permasteelisa, Alsina and Dupuy leases.
About 155,000 square feet of the facility remains available for lease. — Eric Kalis