Managing Director Nicole Welch and VP, Asset Management Hillary McNeely represented Clarion at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new 788,000 sq. ft. fulfillment center, being developed in partnership with Seefried Properties, in North Las Vegas, NV on behalf of Tapestry, Inc.
The new state-of-the-art fulfillment center will include cutting-edge technology solutions that will enable Tapestry, a leading New York-based house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands including Coach, Kate Spade New York and Stuart Weitzman, to better serve its West Coast customers. The property is expected to be completed in 2022, ultimately adding over 400 full-time jobs in the area by 2029.
The project is being designed for LEED Gold® certification. The building will be partially powered by a solar array on its roof, use innovative landscaping to minimize water usage, have energy efficient lighting throughout the facility, and feature electric vehicle charging stations. It will also leverage some of the latest advancements in materials handling equipment technology, including a Goods-to-Person system, which increases efficiency, speed and storage capacity through automation and interaction with management systems to optimize the allocation processes. Serving Coach and Kate Spade, the facility is designed to distribute an annual 22.2 million units and hold 4 million units in inventory for both retail and eCommerce.
Tapestry CEO Joanne Crevoiserat, and North Las Vegas Mayor John Jay Lee were in attendance, as were Tapestry SVP of Fulfillment and Logistics Ken Sanders, Senior Director of Engineering and Facilities Joseph Gillespie, and Coach CEO & Brand President Todd Kahn. Also in attendance were Jermareon Williams (Regional Representative for U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen), Melanie Sheldon (Director of Business Development from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development), and Jason DiOrio (Director, Corporate Partnerships of United Way of Southern Nevada), and members of the JLL and Seefried teams.
The Tapestry Foundation presented a $50,000 grant to United Way of Southern Nevada to fund community programs in celebration of the announcement.