Blue Ocean Signs Barker Steel for Long-Term Lease of 133,520 Square Feet at Halethorpe Manufacturing and Distribution Center

7 May 2020

Blue Ocean recently leased 133,520 square feet of its 692,492-square foot manufacturing and distribution center at 1954 Halethorpe Farms Road to Barker Steel Mid-Atlantic with the assistance of commercial real estate firm Trout Daniel & Associates (TD&A). Jared Engel and Steve Cornblatt of Trout Daniel .

Located off I-95 and I-695 between Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland, the property's heavy infrastructure, high clear height, and broad column spacing create the ideal space for businesses like Barker Steel Mid-Atlantic that involve large block manufacturing, as well as other distribution uses.

Purchased in 2015 by Blue Ocean, the property is historically significant, in that it was used at one-time to manufacture aircraft components for the Allies' efforts in World War II. After making improvements to the distribution center, Blue Ocean implemented a creative leasing program that highlights their in-house, "hands-on"' management approach.

Jonathan Ehrenfeld, President and CEO of Blue Ocean states, "We work to create exceptional value wherever possible – to our tenants, team members, and partners. In this case, we were fortunate to have been able to deliver a compelling package for Barker Steel that checked all of their boxes. Their presence will enhance an already diverse and vibrant environment at our Halethorpe industrial complex."

About Blue Ocean:

Founded in 2004, Blue Ocean is a real estate investment, development and management company headquartered in Maryland. Blue Ocean is active in a variety of sectors within the real estate industry including multifamily, industrial, hospitality, retail, office, self-storage sectors. Today, the Blue Ocean portfolio consists of 3,000 multifamily units and over 3 million square feet of commercial and mixed-use properties.

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About Trout Daniel & Associates:

Trout Daniel & Associates is a full-service commercial real estate brokerage serving businesses throughout the mid-Atlantic and beyond. The firm takes a highly-customizable approach to providing a full range of commercial real estate services, including brokerage, development, consulting and management to the retail, office, industrial, multi-family and investment market segments.

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