While office developers have turned to restaurants, fitness centers and other amenities to attract tenants, the industrial sector has remained the place of utilitarian breakrooms as the only oasis from the factory or warehouse floor. No more.
Prologis Inc. plans to add nearly 500,000 square feet of retail to its massive Beacon Lakes Industrial Park outside Miami, including the popular Topgolf brand, according to The Wall Street Journal.
“There is no doubt that the market for labor in our business and additional businesses in this economy has become more competitive,” said Nick Kittridge, east region president at Prologis. “To work in a beautiful environment and have amenities at the ready is definitely a differentiating factor.”
A factor that makes the project feasible are the 2,000 people who work at Beacon Lakes, along with its location along the Florida Turnpike, and the dense neighborhoods surrounding it.