October 2020 – ComReal is proud to announce the sale of +/- 117 acres within The Homestead Park of Commerce in South Dade and welcome Copart USA to the City of Homestead! The sales price was $34,746,716. Copart was represented by the ComReal team including Ed Redlich, Ron Redlich, Chris Spear, Edison Vasquez, Mort Fetterolf and Patrick McBride. The seller, HPDG 1-4, was represented by the team at JLL. Both parties, along with their respective brokers and legal team at Holland & Knight worked together to effect the transaction.The collective efforts of all parties involved helped lead to a successful conclusion despite some delays caused by the China virus.

In early 2019, Copart contacted Ed Redlich about acquiring a +/- 100 acres industrial site in Miami-Dade County for their catastrophic response operations to temporarily store vehicles that sustain damage from natural disasters. The ComReal team prepared a comprehensive site selection of available properties that would suit their needs. The Homestead Park of Commerce was selected due to it’s availability, industrial zoning and economical price within the Miami marketplace. For over twenty years, this site has had challenges with prior owners, market conditions and issues with the site itself including compatibility issues within the flight path of the US Air Force base. The determinism by Ed Redlich, and his father Ron, finally found the once-in-a-lifetime solution.

Ed Redlich states that “This project is truly a win-win-win-win-win! A win for the U.S. Air Force Base, a win for the ownership, a win for Copart USA, a win for the City’s residents and a win for local construction workers.” Redlich was “Redland raised” in Homestead for 20+ years and graduated from South Dade High School in 1991. He volunteered with The Homestead Vision Council for over a decade and had the honor of serving as the Chairman of the Board from 2006-08. Throughout their career, the Redlich’s have sold hundreds of acres of land and assisted their clients in creating hundreds of jobs in the South Dade community including Dunham Bush Air Conditioning, Sea Hunter Boats, Deco Truss Company, Flowers Bakery, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and more.

“There is plenty of land for more businesses and job creation to come to the South Dade community.” Redlich adds. “Let’s all work together to go recruit more businesses and demonstrate that “Homestead is open for business”.

For more information on this deal and other commercial properties available, please contact ComReal at 786-433-2380. Thank you very much.

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