Founded in 1963 and headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Leslie’s is the world’s largest retailer of swimming pool and spa supplies, services and repairs for both residential and commercial customers. Leslie’s currently markets its products in 940+ store locations throughout 35 states, a nationwide mail-order catalog and an internet e-commerce site. The company employs approximately 4,500 associates across the country during the high-season.
NKF executive managing director Jerry Jacobs of the firm’s Phoenix office represented Leslie’s nationally, while senior managing director Adam Marshall, SIOR, and director Mark Deady of the firm’s Chicago office advised locally.
“Leslie’s was looking to re-assess its strategy and create a more efficient space,” said Marshall. “We were able to work with the landlord, Colony NorthStar, Inc., on our client’s needs and in the end we were able to agree on a tenant improvement package to achieve Leslie’s initiatives. It’s a great fit for Leslie’s and we are pleased to have arranged this long-term renewal on their behalf.”
David Prell of CBRE represented Colony NorthStar, Inc. in the transaction.