LOS ANGELES-UMA Enterprises, a wholesaler in the homefurnishings industry, leases 234,600 square feet from AMB PropertyCorp. at 601 Carob St. The property is called AMB/NDP DistributionCenter, and UMA Enterprises plans to consolidate its operations inthe new facility, which is located in the South Bay submarket ofthe Los Angeles area.

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“In today’s highly competitive market, it’s critical that weattract new customers of this quality in order to grow our existingportfolio,” says Kim Snyder, AMB’s managing director of the WestRegion. With the addition of UMA, the facility is now 100%leased.

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“This location is ideal for us,” says Naval Bansal, presidentand CEO of UMA Enterprises. “We’ve done business in the past withAMB, which made this deal very attractive. They have awell-deserved reputation for being flexible and taking excellentcare of their customers.”

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An AMB source tells GlobeSt.com that the length of the lease isfive years, but could not provide financial terms. As of March 31,2010, AMB's portfolio in the Los Angeles area totaled more than22.6 million square feet of operating and developmentfacilities.

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