Transwestern Represented Leading Global Wholesale Distributor During New Lease
September 12, 2019
FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA. – Transwestern Commercial Services (TCS) today announces today that United National Consumer Suppliers (UNCS) has moved its headquarters into a 10,000-square-foot, built-to-suit space taking the entire second floor at 1501 NE 26th St. in the Wilton Manors area of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The lease was brokered by TCS and marks the office user’s relocation and expansion within Fort Lauderdale.
Transwestern Managing Director Glenn Gregory and Executive Managing Director Ben Eisenberg represented UNCS, a leading wholesale distributor that sources products worldwide for strategic consumer market placement, during the transaction.
“UNCS' had outgrown its previous location, and it was critically important for its new space to represent the company's culture,” said Gregory. “The expansion supports the needs of the growing business while creating an environment that fosters innovation and collaboration.”
For the past 17 years, UNCS has been a fixture in the Fort Lauderdale business community in which it grew from an entrepreneurial startup to a corporation ranked on the prestigious INC. 5000 list. UNCS counts as clients leading retail brands, including Amazon resellers, Target, Ross, Costco, Macy's, Walgreens, and TJ Maxx.
“We plan to strategically grow our team by forty percent and have positions open in all of our departments,” said Brett Rose, Chief Executive Officer of UNCS. “It was important for us to continue our growth in Fort Lauderdale and provide employment opportunities for local talent. Timing for our move into a space that could accommodate our company growth trajectory could not have been more perfect.”
UNCS’ new, unique office space features an open floor plan, state-of-the-art technology, a treehouse, a modern cafe, a 14-foot shipping crate conference table, and a bar built into a shipping container that greets clients upon arrival.
Recent trends continue to reflect Broward County’s tightening market as companies grow and take more space. According to TCS research, overall office vacancy was 11.3 percent in second-quarter 2019, the lowest in a decade. As of 2019, the local unemployment rate was at 3 percent which is lower than both the state and national rates.
The landlord, WM 1501 Venture LLC, was represented by Scott Helms of the ownership group.
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United National Consumer Suppliers (UNCS) is a leading wholesale distributor specializing in manufacturer's closeouts, excess inventories, and overstocks. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, UNCS is a versatile wholesale company able to provide unparalleled customer service and support to retailers regardless of size, from national chains to family-owned convenience stores to online resellers. For more information, visit uncs.com.