(May 17, 2023 – Los Angeles) – Transwestern Real Estate Services announces that it brokered a 49,545-square-foot lease for Vivion Inc. at 15500 S. Main St., Building B in Gardena, California. The location will be used as Vivion’s regional distribution hub.
Vivion, a subsidiary of Operio Group, is an ingredients distributor that specializes in products for application in the solid dose, pharmaceutical, nutritional, food and beverage, cosmetics, personal care, agricultural and industrial markets. Grant Huff, Transwestern Vice President, represented Vivion in the transaction.
“Operio Group is excited to continue expanding our pharmaceutical and food-grade ingredients business,” said Alastair Sanderson, CEO, Operio Group. “Our new, larger distribution facility provides us greater capacity to more effectively serve our customers and more efficiently distribute our products throughout the region.”
Vivion’s Gardena distribution hub is 30,000 square feet larger than its current facility at 3000 E. 46th St., in Vernon, California. Vivion expects to occupy its new space beginning in June 2023.
“The availability of high-quality industrial distribution space remains low in the Greater Los Angeles market,” Huff said. “We are pleased to have found Vivion and Operio Group a facility that supports their growth and allows them to continue to support their customers.”
According to research from Transwestern, as of the close of the first quarter of 2023, the Gardena industrial market had 27.9 million square feet of inventory with 3.7% vacancy, and the Greater Los Angeles County industrial market had 855.2 million square feet of inventory with 3.5% vacancy.
About Vivion, Inc.
Vivion Inc. is a prominent ingredients distributor that specializes in quality products for nearly every application in the pharmaceutical, nutritional, food & beverage, cosmetics, personal care, agricultural and industrial markets. Founded in 1957, Vivion has over 60 years of experience in providing a vast, growing array of ingredient and chemical products as well as exceptional customer service and commitment to excellence. With five offices and five distribution centers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oregon, Utah and Arizona, Vivion possesses a dominant presence in the US west coast and is also a proud member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), an international association whose members have the highest standards in environmental safety, performance, and security.
About Operio Group
Launched in 2022 and started from the seeds of LFA Machines and Vivion Inc., Operio Group was conceived from a simple idea: customers do not need machines or ingredients, they need solutions to make products. Operio has been set up to invest in companies that directly serve the food, beverage, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries. Aiming to bring together multidisciplinary teams from different sections of the supply chain in the industries that it serves, Operio is able to not just provide products but support people through the consolidated knowledge of their brands.
About Transwestern Real Estate Services
Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) adds value for investors, owners and occupiers of all commercial property types through a comprehensive perspective and by providing solutions grounded in sound market intelligence. Part of the Transwestern companies, the firm applies a consultative approach to Agency Leasing, Asset Services, Tenant Advisory + Workplace Solutions, Capital Markets, and Research & Investment Analytics.
The privately held Transwestern companies have been delivering a higher level of personalized service and innovative real estate solutions since 1978. Through an integrated, customized approach that begins with good ideas, the firm drives value for clients across commercial real estate services, development, investment management, and opportunistic endeavors for high-net-worth investors. Operating from 33 U.S. offices, Transwestern extends its platform capabilities globally through strategic alliance partners whose unique geographic, cultural, and business expertise fuels creative solutions.