NAI Global’s Industrial Corporate Services Group Lands Marketing Assignment for 10 MSF Class A Warehouse, Manufacturing and Rail-Served Distribution Facilities on the NAFTA Superhighway

Two NAI Global offices, led by Steve Pastor and Susan Fox with New Jersey-based NAI James E. Hanson has teamed up with John Simons, Holden Rushing and Chris Haro of NAI Partners in Houston to market a new 10-million-square-foot, rail-served industrial property in El Campo, Texas named SW International Gateway Business Park.

Steve Pastor

Steve Pastor

A groundbreaking ceremony was held June 19 by developers Stonemont Financial Group, Ridgeline Property Group and Kansas City Southern.

Located 71 miles southwest from Houston, the park will offer frontage to the US 59/I-69 NAFTA Superhighway, and will provide access, visibility, and rail service via the Kansas City Southern – the premier carrier for rail traffic to and from Mexico.

“The SW International Gateway Business Park represents a strategic opportunity for businesses that ship goods between the United States and Mexico,” said Zack Markwell, CEO and Managing Principal of Stonemont Financial Group.

Other key features of the master-planned multi-modal distribution park include:

  • Approximately 1.375 miles (7,260) of frontage on US 59/I- 69
  • Staging area for more than 200 rail cars
  • Foreign Trade Zone and additional local and state economic incentives
  • Six Texas ports within 250 miles (Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Freeport, Galveston, Houston, and Port Arthur)
  • KCS Certification
  • The ability to deliver build-to-suits within 12 months of executed lease

In addition, Kansas City Southern offers seamless cross-border transportation into and out of Mexico with customs pre-clearance for faster, lower-cost service than trucks can offer. Its state-of-the-art logistics network operating centers located in the U.S. and in Mexico keep trains and shipments moving securely and on time. And Kansas City Southern’s unique rail access, via Kansas City Southern de Mexico, to the Port of Lazaro Cardenas on Mexico’s Pacific coast is ideal to avoid congestion in other west coast ports.

Stonemont Financial Group, a leading private real estate investment firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, specializes in investing across a broad spectrum of asset classes and geographies to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns. Stonemont offers diversified and differentiated real estate investment strategies and vehicles to institutions, family offices, trusts and high net-worth individuals.

Kansas City Southern (KCS) is a transportation holding company that has railroad investments in the U.S., Mexico and Panama. Its primary U.S. holding is The Kansas City Southern Railway Company, serving the central and south central U.S. Its international holdings include KCSM, serving northeastern and central Mexico and the port cities of Lázaro Cárdenas, Tampico and Veracruz, and a 50 percent interest in Panama Canal Railway Company, providing ocean-to-ocean freight and passenger service along the Panama Canal. KCS’ North American rail holdings and strategic alliances are primary components of a railway network linking the commercial and industrial centers of the U.S., Mexico and Canada.

Steve Pastor is the national leader of the NAI Global Logistics & Ports/Rail Practice Group, which represents companies operating in that space within the industrial sector on a local, regional & national basis. Steve's depth of experience and his multi-disciplined approach to serving his clients have enabled him to become one of the foremost experts in the industry. Steve has been solely focused on the occupiers & users of industrial properties, allowing him to uniquely align his clients' corporate objectives with their real estate operations. He currently represents Class 1 railroads and port projects around the country and is the current National Chairperson of the Industrial Council for NAI Global.

NAI Partners is the 5th-largest Houston-Area Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, the #1 Mover of Square Feet among leasing and sales brokerages, the largest independently owned and among the largest owner-operated commercial real estate firms in Houston, Texas, per The Houston Business Journal. NAI Partners was founded and is headquartered in Houston and has offices in San Antonio and Austin. The firm offers the geographic expertise to complete real estate transactions throughout the state of Texas.