Once Offered To Amazon HQ2, Former Boeing Manufacturing Site In Long Beach Sells For $240M
Goodman North America CEO Anthony Rozic confirmed the acquisition to the Long Beach Press Telegram on Friday.
Though some reports say the transaction was for $200M, Long Beach Deputy Director of Economic Development Sergio Ramirez told Bisnow the acquisition price is believed to be close to $240M.
Rozic said the new industrial facility at the former Boeing C-17 production site will be called the Goodman Commerce Center Long Beach and the company plans to work with the city on other future developments on the site.
With $44B in assets and more than 380 properties worldwide, Goodman Group is considered one of the largest landlords for Amazon, according to the Long Beach Post.
Boeing stopped producing the C-17 Globemaster III cargo plane and shuttered the facility in 2015 but the aerospace giant still plans to remain in the city, the Telegram reported. Boeing put the property up for sale in November.
Ramirez said the city is excited about Goodman's acquisition and currently in the process of creating a Globemaster Corridor Specific Plan for the Boeing C-17 site and its surroundings to address the long-term use of that area.
"The specific plan will allow different uses and purposes for that site," Ramirez said. "The objective is to bring forth job creation uses, office and industrial and limited warehousing."
The sale of the site comes more than a year and a half after Long Beach, together with neighboring Huntington Beach, sent in a joint proposal to Amazon for the e-commerce giant to set up its HQ2 headquarters in their respective cities.
Dubbed “Amazon Coast — Portal to the World,” Long Beach and Huntington Beach offered tax incentives and a mix of properties with a “Sand, Sea and Air” headquarters theme.
Long Beach officials pitched Boeing’s former C-17 site, along with three high-rise office towers along the city's waterfront to Amazon.