In the largest of the three deals, Laufen International hassigned a 65-month lease for an additional 119,077 sf at DominguezTech Center. The firm, a division of tile manufacturer Roca TileGroup, will use the additional space to expand its operations.Laufen now leases 268,000 sf at the center.

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The expansion lease is valued at $6.4 million, which averagesout to $0.827 per sf per month. Lance Ryan and Mike Bodlovichrepresented Watson Land Co. in the transaction. Barry Hill of CBRichard Ellis, who represented Laufen International, was notimmediately available Monday morning for comment.

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In the next largest deal, BNX Shipping, a provider of air andocean freight services, signed a seven-year lease for 98,100 sf at910 East 236th Street in the Watson Industrial Center. Theinternational shipping firm will use the facility as a distributioncenter and warehouse storage facility. The value of the lease is $6million, which averages out to $0.728 per sf per year.

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Ryan and Bodlovich represented Watson in the transaction. CraigPoropat of Lee & Associates represented BNX Shipping.

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In the third deal, Quik Pick Express, a comprehensive logisticsfirm signed a three-year lease for a 102,000-sf industrial facilitywithin the Watson Industrial Center at 1058 East 230th Street. Thelease, valued at $2 million or $0.544 per sf per month, doubles thecompany's leasehold with Watson. The company also leases a108,000-sf building within the center.

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Ryan and Bodlovich represented Watson. Davis Bales of The KlabinCo. represented Quik Pick Express.

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Dominguez Technology Center totals 2.8 million sf in 18buildings. Watson Industrial Center has 6.6 million sf in 60buildings. Overall occupancy is 99%, according to a Watsonspokesperson.

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"Despite changing market conditions, tenants in both thelogistics and manufacturing industries are opportunisticallyexpanding their operations and storage capacity by leasingadditional space," says Ryan.

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