Stihl takes down 122,511 sf with $10.65 million acquisition

21200 E. 36th
Stihl will occupy the new building at 21200 E. 36th Drive in Aurora.

The country’s biggest chainsaw manufacturer took down 122,511 square feet in Majestic Commercenter in a $10.65 million acquisition.

Stihl Inc. bought the distribution building at 21200 E. 36th Drive in Aurora from Opus Development Company LLC. The price per sf was $86.93.

A major manufacturer and distributor of outdoor power equipment, Stihl currently leases approximately 39,000 sf off of Interstate 70 and Tower Road. The facility is used to distribute to and train Stihl dealers throughout Colorado and other Western states.

“They’ve outgrown their current space and needed a larger building, and wanted to own,” said Colliers International Vice President Barry Young. Stihl will occupy half to three-quarters of its new building starting in spring and will lease out the excess space, said Young, who represented the tenant in the acquisition and is marketing the available space.

Opus completed the speculative building last spring. It was offering the property for lease and also for sale due to the scarcity of for-sale industrial product on the market, said Newmark Knight Frank Executive Managing Director Mike Wafer. The modern, 32-foot-clear industrial facility provides Stihl room for future expansion as well as the option for rental income, he noted.

Wafer represented Opus Development with NKF Associate Director Michael Wafer Jr.

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Jill Jamieson-Nichols has been an Editor with the Colorado Real Estate Journal for more than 15 years, providing coverage of office, industrial, hospitality and mixed-use development news in the Denver metro area, plus all property types in Northern Colorado, Boulder County and along the Highway 36 corridor. Prior to joining CREJ, Jill was Editor of…