In the last year, ecommerce-related industrial demand has surged. Increased online shopping during the pandemic has boosted the already thriving industrial market in Southern California. The activity has not only fueled leasing demand, but it has also driven asset pricing and new warehouse development. In 2020 alone, Orbis Real Estate Partners entitled in excess of 3 million square feet of industrial space in the Inland Empire, including in the cities of Eastvale and Ontario, as well as unincorporated Riverside County. As with all entitlements, success is obtained by collaboration of a strong team of professionals.
Orbis has relied exclusively on Gresham Savage’s Land Use Department, with Shareholder Jonathan Shardlow taking the lead, in securing land use entitlements and ensuring compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act. On the project management side, Development Project Manager Jennifer Dorgan is actively assisting on over 10 development sites. Going forward, Orbis is continuing to rely on Gresham Savage for land use services and navigating California’s complex land use landscape.