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Blue Ocean Inks Another 100,000+ SF Deal at Halethorpe Industrial Complex

Reisterstown, MD – November 30, 2021 – Maryland-based real estate investment firm, Blue Ocean, is pleased to welcome its newest tenant, Emanuel Tire LLC, to its 700k square foot industrial property in Baltimore County.

The Property, Halethorpe Industrial Complex, located at 1954 Halethorpe Farms Road, Halethorpe (Baltimore County), MD 21227, is situated on 35 acres of land and boasts convenient access to the state’s most important highway systems, including I95, 695, and 895. The Halethorpe Industrial Complex was once a manufacturer of aircraft components during World War II.

Blue Ocean will be leasing 103,500 square feet of the complex to recycled rubber derived products manufacturer Emanuel Tire as they seek to expand their organization and footprint. CBRE’s Michael Roden represented Emanuel Tire while Blue Ocean was represented by Trout Daniel & Associates’ Jared Engel and Steven Cornblatt.

This new tenancy comes on the heels of a long-term 133,520 square foot lease with Barker Steel, a manufacturer of miscellaneous structural metal work products, such as metal plaster bases, fabricated bar joists, and concrete reinforcing bars. Barker Steel took over the space previously occupied by Arconic, a construction, aerospace, automotive, and industrial aluminum extruder. Barker Steel was represented by Toby Mink of CBRE, with Jared Engel and Steven Cornblatt of Trout Daniel & Associates once again representing Blue Ocean.

Blue Ocean President Jonathan Ehrenfeld explains, “This property, acquired by Blue Ocean in 2015, is ideally designed and located for our new leases. With their long history of service to the government and private sector and growing demands on their company, we’re excited to have the Emanuel Tire Family of Companies as our newest partner. We’ve made the space more attractive for these businesses with various capital improvement initiatives, and our creative leasing programs. The series of leases signed here in the recent period is reflective of these efforts.”

About Blue Ocean
Founded in 2004, Blue Ocean is a real estate investment firm, headquartered in Reisterstown, Maryland. Blue Ocean is active in a variety of sectors within the real estate industry including multifamily, industrial, hospitality, and self-storage sectors. Today, the Blue Ocean portfolio consists of approximately 2,000 multifamily units and over 2 million square feet of commercial and mixed-use property across multiple geographies.

About Emanual Tire Family of Companies
Established in 1957, Emanuel Tire Family of Companies recycles tires, using the shredded rubber for a large variety of projects to help reduce rubber tire waste at landfills. They recycle used tires for wholesale reselling and supply tire chips for road surfaces, equine arena footing, playground surfacing, septic systems, and engineering projects, among many other uses.