SARASOTA, FLA. — Meridian Development Group has sold Meridian Distribution Center, a 907,237-square-foot warehouse situated on 50 acres in Sarasota. Toronto-based Agellan Capital Partners Inc. purchased the property for $51 million and will retain Meridian Management Group to serve as the property manager. The asset is fully leased to four tenants: United Natural Foods International occupies 460,000 square feet of dry and refrigerated space; Bealls occupies 200,000 square feet; Access USA leases 163,000 square feet; and Albert’s Organics occupies 80,000 square feet of cooler/freezer space.
Meridian purchased the former Winn Dixie distribution facility in 2006 for $30 million. In 2009, Meridian developed a two-story, 55,000-square-foot charter school on the site for Imagine Schools and sold it earlier this year for $10.2 million. Kevin Heiss of Largo Real Estate Advisors represented Meridian in the sale of Meridian Distribution Center.