Hillwood has leased 339,980 square feet in Westgate Building One in its AllianceCalifornia development in San Bernardino to ODW Logistics, a Columbus, Ohio-based provider of logistics and transportation services.

‘As well as being complimentary to our facility in Chino, California, this new location now positions ODW in the Inland Empire region of Southern California to service port-focused markets on the western edge of the Inland Empire,’ said John Ness, president of ODW Logistics, Inc. ‘In addition, it also positions us to service Eastern Inland Empire markets seeking a closer proximity to eastern shipping points at lower real estate operating costs.’

The 1,140,200 square-foot Westgate Building One, located at 310 South Tippecanoe Street, was completed in two phases. ODW Logistics will occupy most of the 540,480 square-foot speculative expansion that was completed in 2006. The 600,240 square-foot first phase was completed in 2005 as a build-to-suit for Pep Boys.

‘The selection of AllianceCalifornia by ODW Logistics, a leading logistics provider whose job is to find the most efficient means of distributing goods for its customers, is a great endorsement for the development,’ said John Magness, senior vice president of Hillwood Investment Properties. ‘The strength of AllianceCalifornia and the surrounding area as a distribution hub is a major reason why Hillwood is underway on the most aggressive speculative building program in the Inland Empire.’

ODW Logistics was represented by Al Leon of Leon Brothers. Hillwood was represented by Peter B. McWilliams, Ruben V. Goodsell and Michael McCrary of Colliers International.

Since December 2000, when Hillwood was selected as the master developer of the development, AllianceCalifornia has attracted many global industry leaders. In addition to ODW Logistics, the development now houses major facilities for Kohl’s, Mattel, Stater Bros., Pactiv, Medline and Pep Boys. Over the past seven years, more than 7.8 million square feet have either been built or are under construction and close to 3,000 new jobs have been created at AllianceCalifornia.

AllianceCalifornia features outstanding access to air, highway and rail; Foreign Trade Zone status; tax incentives; and is located in one of the top industrial markets in the nation. The project is close to Interstates 10, 210 and 215, is within two miles of a large intermodal rail facility and is anchored by San Bernardino International Airport.