Amazon Red Hook Warehouse Deal Signed Sealed and Delivered

Amazon, Red Hook Point, Brooklyn

Amazon announced on February 4th that it will open a 336,350-square-foot delivery station at 640 Columbia St. and a 151,000-square-foot station at 280 Richards St. in Red Hook next year. Its 211,000-square-foot delivery station at 2300 Linden Blvd. in East New York is now officially open for business. The Linden Boulevard station will create more than 80 full and part-time jobs, according to the company.

“These new delivery stations represent Amazon’s unwavering commitment to safety, technological innovations, and skilled teams who are obsessed with delivering for our customers,” Amazon spokeswoman Emily Hawkins said in a statement

The logistics facility on Columbia Street is a three-story project from Goldman Sachs and Dov Hertz’s DH Property Holdings. Goldman Sachs and Hertz partnered to purchase the site in 2018 for $47.5 million. Thor Equities is behind the project at 280 Richards St. The company bought the site in 2005 for about $40.5 million, according to property records.

Amazon, whose founder Jeff Bezos plans to step down from his position as CEO during the third quarter of the year, announced in January that it planned to open a 139,700-square-foot warehouse during the second half of 2021 at 511 Barry St. in Hunts Point. The firm plans also to open a 190,000-square-foot delivery station later this year at 66-26 Metropolitan Ave. in Queens.

Amazon’s continued activity in the city have buoyed its industrial real estate market, which has held up fairly well amid the pandemic as New York’s residential, retail and office markets have faltered. The city saw about 870,000 square feet of industrial leasing activity during the fourth quarter of 2020, although this was down from earlier in the year as e-commerce firms are faced with a lack of available large spots, according to CBRE.

Joseph Alba
Mr. Alba was previously Editor of the Airport Press for 12 years covering both local as well as global aviation news. Prior to this, Mr. Alba had Executive positions in Systems Engineering and Marketing with IBM World Trade, and had foreign assignments in the Far East and Latin America earning three Outstanding Achievement Awards. Mr. Alba also directed a new function dealing with Alternate Fuels for Public Service Electric & Gas company in New Jersey and founded a Natural Gas Vehicle Consortium consisting of car company executives and fleet owners, and NGV suppliers in New Jersey. Mr. Alba was a founding partner of ATA, an IT Consulting company which is still active in Central and South America. After leaving the armed forces, Mr. Alba’s initial employee was the U.S. Defense Department as an analyst.

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