One focus. One goal.
Creating value investing in industrial property throughout infill Southern California.
Entrepreneurs focused on delivering superior, consistent shareholder returns.
Decades of experience, well-capitalized as a public REIT (NYSE: "REXR").
Southern California is not just where we’re located—it’s a critical part of our business strategy.
If it were its own country, Southern California would be one of the largest economies in the world and is the nation’s largest regional economy. Measured by square feet, the Southern California industrial market would be the fourth largest global market, lagging in size only to the entire countries of the U.S.A., China and Japan. Within the United States, the SoCal industrial property market represents about the same economic value as the next four to five largest U.S. markets combined. More specifically, we focus on SoCal high-barrier submarkets located in and among our massive, growing population centers - we call these “infill” markets.
Why Infill Southern California?
Scarce supply, high demandScarce, diminishing supply in the face of strong, growing tenant demand results in an ongoing supply-demand imbalance that is intensifying over time as industrial property is increasingly being converted to other, non-industrial uses.
High barrier sub-marketsVirtually no threat of new competition. Fully built-out and surrounded by mountains, ocean and dense population centers, our infill industrial market can not increase in size. Very high land and development costs further preclude development of for-lease product.
Huge market, strongest fundamentalsAt 1.8 billion square feet, the SoCal infill market is the nation's largest, most sought-after industrial market. Occupancy and value lead the nation with rental rates that are more than 60% higher than the average of the next ten largest markets.
Value-creationWith over a billion square feet of vintage buildings in the region’s best locations, we pursue a nearly limitless well of opportunities to increase cash flow and value by enhancing product functionality, marketability and performance.
Our strategy for success
We differentiate ourselves with the extra work to create and execute on exceptional investment opportunities...
Our people are everything. Together, we are entrepreneurs leading and innovating to create value.
Board of Directors
Experience. Dedication. Judgement.
Committed to creating value for our customers, shareholders, employees and our broader communities, our work generates significant economic, environmental and social benefits. We like to recycle and improve existing buildings, which optimizes environmental impact, contributes toward urban renewal, business growth and the creation of essential, sustainable jobs.
Michael S. Frankel
Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Frankel serves as Rexford Industrial’s Co-Chief Executive Officer and on the Board of Directors since July 2013. Mr. Frankel has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Rexford Industrial Realty & Management Inc. since May 2005 and as Managing Partner of Rexford Industrial LLC and Rexford Sponsor LLC since December 2007 and September 2010, respectively. Mr. Frankel’s twenty-eight-year career includes nine years co-managing Rexford, focused on investing in infill Southern California industrial real estate. Mr. Frankel’s career spans real estate investment, private equity investments and senior management operating roles. Mr. Frankel was previously responsible for investments at the private equity firm “C3,” a subsidiary of the Comcast Corporation (NASD: CMCSA). Mr. Frankel also served with LEK Consulting, providing strategic advisory services to several of the world’s leading investment institutions. Mr. Frankel began his career as Vice President at Melchers & Co., a European-based firm, where he was responsible for Melchers’ U.S.-Asia operations, principally based in Beijing. Mr. Frankel has substantial experience working in China, Southeast Asia and France, and speaks Mandarin and French. Mr. Frankel is a licensed real estate broker in the state of California and a member of the Urban Land Institute. Mr. Frankel earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Economy from the University of California at Berkeley and his Masters of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.