$240 Million Sandow Lakes Ranch Sold

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Transaction Confirmed by Icon Global, Marketing Broker—After six-year marketing odyssey, deal for multifaceted site includes significantly improved agricultural land, water, solar and development components, with intermodal, tech and various industrial capabilities

Following the public announcement by Alcoa Corporation on November 1, 2021, of the completed sale of Sandow Lakes Ranch, the former Rockdale industrial site owned by Alcoa, the founder of Icon Global, Bernard Uechtritz, who was responsible for the marketing and sale of the multifaceted property, has confirmed the closed transaction.

He said, “It’s been a six-year marketing odyssey, an extraordinary effort and a tremendous learning curve and a lesson in resilience and patience. I first listed the property around Halloween 2015; we went public about April of 2016, and here, we’ve closed it Halloween 2021!  Along the way, we have navigated and overcome some incredible changes, challenges and even contention at times by those who said that I, and we, faced an impossible sale and value proposition.”

“On the selling side, this was a herculean and team effort all round. Alcoa’s Pittsburg executive team was led by Mr. Robert Bear, along with the cornerstone Rockdale and Sandow site team, led by longtime manager Tommy Hodges, have been both incredible in their efforts and unwavering in their good faith commitment to me and Icon as marketers, as well as to the process. Our collective and unrelenting belief in the ultimate sales value of the ranch together with the inherent values of the property’s incredible diversity and resulting contributions of future value potential to the surrounding Rockdale and greater Austin communities has always been at the core of our overall strategy.”

“Our search and selection for the next, and responsible, steward of this most incredible, diverse and complex property was exhaustive, and there were many contenders along the way; however, we found the right combination of vision, talents and leadership in the buying group of SLR Property 1, LP of Dallas.”

All Photo Credits Courtesy of Icon Global.
Info@Icon.Global 214.855.4000


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