Amazon Signs Lease for 4.1MM SQFT of Industrial Space in Ontario 

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By Catherine Sweeney 

Amazon is continuing to grow its presence in the Inland Empire, adding an additional 4.1 million square feet in the first quarter of the year. According to a first quarter Inland Empire industrial market report from CBRE, the company will be moving into a Prologis-owned development in Ontario. 

The report shows that Amazon will use the multi-story facility as a distribution and automation center once construction is completed. While no address was announced in the report, Prologis is building its 7.1 million square-foot  Merrill Commerce Center in Ontario. The property is located along Merrill Avenue covering 376 acres of land and is the only new construction from Prologis that would fit the Amazon lease. Plans for the project show the first phase of construction is anticipated to be completed later this year.

The property is adjacent to the Chino Airport and will also join several other distribution, facilities and warehouse spaces occupied by Amazon. Other nearby industrial facilities provide space for major companies like Walmart and Nike. 

Since Prologis first began working with Amazon in 2000, the developer has provided Amazon with industrial space in 19 markets across the globe. As the company’s largest tenant, Amazon rents more than 32 million square feet of Prologis-owned property.  

In general, Amazon has been expanding its footprint across Southern California. In January, the company acquired a 637,500 square-foot office campus at 275 Valencia Avenue in Brea for $165 million, or approximately $259 per square foot. Additionally, the company signed a lease in July for 202,421 square feet at 6000 Condor Drive in Moorpark.